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"Michael knows first-hand the trials of life-when he was just two years old, his father died suddenly leaving him, his mother and seven older siblings in a state of shock and horror. As a means of coping, Michael's mother turned to alcohol, and for fifteen years she attempted to drown her sorrows. But God is so much bigger than our circumstances! For more than two and a half decades, through Christ, Michael has lived life as an over-comer to the crippling effects of sin and guilt."
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"Michael knows first-hand the trials of life-when he was just two years old, his father died suddenly leaving him, his mother and seven older siblings in a state of shock and horror. As a means of coping, Michael's mother turned to alcohol, and for fifteen years she attempted to drown her sorrows. But God is so much bigger than our circumstances! For more than two and a half decades, through Christ, Michael has lived life as an over-comer to the crippling effects of sin and guilt."
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"**NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** I believe wellness is an ongoing journey that is complicated, scary, exciting, and has no specific road. In fact, I believe wellness is a journey that has unexpected twists and turns, where we encounter moments of growth, regression, or stalling. My hope is to join you in those tougher moments, and give you the space to set down all the heavy baggage you might be carrying and work with you to unpack what is weighing you down. I bring my genuine, quirky self to therapy and believe that as tough as it can be, there is plenty of space reserved for laughs and celebration."
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(661) 493-8861
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"**NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** I believe wellness is an ongoing journey that is complicated, scary, exciting, and has no specific road. In fact, I believe wellness is a journey that has unexpected twists and turns, where we encounter moments of growth, regression, or stalling. My hope is to join you in those tougher moments, and give you the space to set down all the heavy baggage you might be carrying and work with you to unpack what is weighing you down. I bring my genuine, quirky self to therapy and believe that as tough as it can be, there is plenty of space reserved for laughs and celebration."
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
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"Do you feel you need someone to listen or help you work through problems because life is overwhelming? Do you feel like what you're doing is not good enough or you struggle with joy? Do you want to learn more about yourself or improve your relationship with loved ones? "
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"Do you feel you need someone to listen or help you work through problems because life is overwhelming? Do you feel like what you're doing is not good enough or you struggle with joy? Do you want to learn more about yourself or improve your relationship with loved ones? "
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"*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Loss is experienced through various forms during our lifetime – whether it’s the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, the end of a relationship, divorce, children leaving for college or adolescents transitioning into adulthood. Together, we will navigate this journey called life. I believe we were all created with purpose and now that you’ve taken the brave, bold step to seek direction on the next steps of your life, I would love to be considered as your listener and guide. "
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"*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Loss is experienced through various forms during our lifetime – whether it’s the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, the end of a relationship, divorce, children leaving for college or adolescents transitioning into adulthood. Together, we will navigate this journey called life. I believe we were all created with purpose and now that you’ve taken the brave, bold step to seek direction on the next steps of your life, I would love to be considered as your listener and guide. "
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"I have been counseling for 31+ years. I am a published author of the book Maturation Through Marriage and The Enticement of Divorce and am available for seminars in churches and group organizations. I have 34 years teaching experience with at risk high school students. Extensive internship training with alcohol and substance dependent patients equips me to work with clientele with these issues. I am an ordained minister with 3 years of full time Christian service which equips me for pastoral counseling. Having personally experienced the pain of divorce, I can empathize with spouses who are experiencing marital discord."
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(661) 903-8972
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"I have been counseling for 31+ years. I am a published author of the book Maturation Through Marriage and The Enticement of Divorce and am available for seminars in churches and group organizations. I have 34 years teaching experience with at risk high school students. Extensive internship training with alcohol and substance dependent patients equips me to work with clientele with these issues. I am an ordained minister with 3 years of full time Christian service which equips me for pastoral counseling. Having personally experienced the pain of divorce, I can empathize with spouses who are experiencing marital discord."
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"**Virtual sessions and reduced rates to provide support during COVID-19 containment.**" Do you have a problem (or relationship) that you have spent countless hours thinking about, trying to solve, and maybe even seeking the advice of friends? Yet somehow you are still struggling to find a solution that works for you. Does your anxiety take over at the worst possible moment? Perhaps you wish life with your partner could be as fulfilling as it was when you first got together. Your current situation may leave you feeling stuck, but there is hope! "
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"**Virtual sessions and reduced rates to provide support during COVID-19 containment.**" Do you have a problem (or relationship) that you have spent countless hours thinking about, trying to solve, and maybe even seeking the advice of friends? Yet somehow you are still struggling to find a solution that works for you. Does your anxiety take over at the worst possible moment? Perhaps you wish life with your partner could be as fulfilling as it was when you first got together. Your current situation may leave you feeling stuck, but there is hope! "
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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" Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey! "Owning our story and Loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we'll ever do." Brene Brown. I love this quote because it does take courage to start a healing process and finding a safe place is very important part of the journey. I am very passionate about and enjoy empowering individuals with tools that will allow them to heal, grow and change."
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(661) 735-1251
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" Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey! "Owning our story and Loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we'll ever do." Brene Brown. I love this quote because it does take courage to start a healing process and finding a safe place is very important part of the journey. I am very passionate about and enjoy empowering individuals with tools that will allow them to heal, grow and change."
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"Counseling is for normal people who get stuck; we all get stuck. Most of lifes ups and downs produce loss or grief and adjustment. I am experienced in life losses; not only as a therapist of 17+ years but also as a 63 year old human being. I would be honored to help you move forward. Areas I have the most experience include; loss from all life changes, low mood or depression, anxiety, codependence and boundaries, menopause, women and men at midlife, young adult changes, self esteem, stress reduction, spiritual direction, and relationships."
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(661) 505-1658
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"Counseling is for normal people who get stuck; we all get stuck. Most of lifes ups and downs produce loss or grief and adjustment. I am experienced in life losses; not only as a therapist of 17+ years but also as a 63 year old human being. I would be honored to help you move forward. Areas I have the most experience include; loss from all life changes, low mood or depression, anxiety, codependence and boundaries, menopause, women and men at midlife, young adult changes, self esteem, stress reduction, spiritual direction, and relationships."
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"I prefer to work with adults and children that are motivated to improve their relationships with family, friends, and others. I also work on issues of grief and loss. One area where I specialize, is working with parents who have experienced the loss of a child."
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(661) 430-6033
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"I prefer to work with adults and children that are motivated to improve their relationships with family, friends, and others. I also work on issues of grief and loss. One area where I specialize, is working with parents who have experienced the loss of a child."
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"I provide therapy to children, adults, and families experiencing an array of emotional and relational challenges through a Christian worldview. I am passionate about treating trauma in children, adolescents, and adults. I also have experience with domestic violence, depression, anxiety, loss, and attachment injuries. I enjoy working with parents as they navigate their concerns for their child or adolescent."
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"I provide therapy to children, adults, and families experiencing an array of emotional and relational challenges through a Christian worldview. I am passionate about treating trauma in children, adolescents, and adults. I also have experience with domestic violence, depression, anxiety, loss, and attachment injuries. I enjoy working with parents as they navigate their concerns for their child or adolescent."
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"Seeking clarity with our thoughts and behaviors is an act of courage. Identifying discord and resolving disconnect in our life is not indicative of insanity or weakness, rather it is our internal desire to evolve and improve our self and our relationships. Working to regulate emotions and build distress tolerance within our self is critical to finding peace and meaning in our life."
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(661) 403-5308
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"Seeking clarity with our thoughts and behaviors is an act of courage. Identifying discord and resolving disconnect in our life is not indicative of insanity or weakness, rather it is our internal desire to evolve and improve our self and our relationships. Working to regulate emotions and build distress tolerance within our self is critical to finding peace and meaning in our life."
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"I have worked with children, adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, behavioral and emotional difficulties, academic problems, and intellectual deficits for over 25 years. Additionally, I provide psychological, psychoeducational and independent educational evaluations. I earned my Doctoral degree at the University of Utah where I worked on the Autism Research Project with Dr. Sally Ozonoff, Dr. Janet Lainhart and Dr. William McMahon."
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(661) 579-4748
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"I have worked with children, adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, behavioral and emotional difficulties, academic problems, and intellectual deficits for over 25 years. Additionally, I provide psychological, psychoeducational and independent educational evaluations. I earned my Doctoral degree at the University of Utah where I worked on the Autism Research Project with Dr. Sally Ozonoff, Dr. Janet Lainhart and Dr. William McMahon."
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"I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families in an interactive, compassionate atmosphere. Healing calls for a guide, and when searching for solutions and resolutions, it is important to seek a therapist with whom you can relate. This relationship can enable you to focus energies while juggling with stressful situations. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to create a highly individualized approach tailored to each client's specific needs. With compassion and understanding, I work with clients to build on their innate strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing."
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(661) 526-0633
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"I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families in an interactive, compassionate atmosphere. Healing calls for a guide, and when searching for solutions and resolutions, it is important to seek a therapist with whom you can relate. This relationship can enable you to focus energies while juggling with stressful situations. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to create a highly individualized approach tailored to each client's specific needs. With compassion and understanding, I work with clients to build on their innate strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing."
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"With over 10 years of clinical experience in counseling & psychotherapy , I will assist you in a collaborative and goal-oriented treatment experience. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we cannot change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life."
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(661) 622-4821
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"With over 10 years of clinical experience in counseling & psychotherapy , I will assist you in a collaborative and goal-oriented treatment experience. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we cannot change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life."
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"It takes courage to seek help during challenging times and the task of choosing the "right" therapist can be overwhelming! I have 20+ years of experience. Clients appreciate my humor and direct approach. From the initial phone call, my goal is to create a strong, healthy therapist/client relationship, which is a necessary foundation for change. I work with clients of ALL ages and backgrounds. I specialize in divorced families, couples, parenting issues, play therapy, relationship concerns, mood disorders, addictions, adjustment issues, and life coaching. I can help...and if I can’t, I will find you someone who can! "
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(661) 426-8354
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"It takes courage to seek help during challenging times and the task of choosing the "right" therapist can be overwhelming! I have 20+ years of experience. Clients appreciate my humor and direct approach. From the initial phone call, my goal is to create a strong, healthy therapist/client relationship, which is a necessary foundation for change. I work with clients of ALL ages and backgrounds. I specialize in divorced families, couples, parenting issues, play therapy, relationship concerns, mood disorders, addictions, adjustment issues, and life coaching. I can help...and if I can’t, I will find you someone who can! "
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"Would you like to meet your own living diary? Someone with whom you can share your thoughts and feelings? My passion is providing clients with someone they feel safe sharing their fears, joys, problems, feelings, and experiences. I take a non-judgmental approach to each and every person."
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(661) 418-5974
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"Would you like to meet your own living diary? Someone with whom you can share your thoughts and feelings? My passion is providing clients with someone they feel safe sharing their fears, joys, problems, feelings, and experiences. I take a non-judgmental approach to each and every person."
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"I work with Individuals, Couples and Families experiencing struggles and conflict with thier interpersonal relationships. I have experience with grief and loss issues, infidelity, and substance relapse prevention. Communication and compromise are hallmarks of successful relationships. For couples; passion, friendship and commitment signal success. Learn how to grow in your relationships."
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(661) 213-9873
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"I work with Individuals, Couples and Families experiencing struggles and conflict with thier interpersonal relationships. I have experience with grief and loss issues, infidelity, and substance relapse prevention. Communication and compromise are hallmarks of successful relationships. For couples; passion, friendship and commitment signal success. Learn how to grow in your relationships."
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"More than 15 years of experience assisting the Mexican/Latino families in their own language has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. It has been a privilege for me to help families from Bakersfield and from all over Kern County. Respecting and understanding their culture, values, and background are important facts to assist people in distress to find the best solution to their personal and family conflicts."
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(661) 446-7591
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"More than 15 years of experience assisting the Mexican/Latino families in their own language has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. It has been a privilege for me to help families from Bakersfield and from all over Kern County. Respecting and understanding their culture, values, and background are important facts to assist people in distress to find the best solution to their personal and family conflicts."
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"With more than 25 years of experience in the fields of child psychology, neuropsychology, and education, Dr. Valos enjoys serving youths, and their families, as they complete the psychological assessment process. The purpose of a psychological assessment is to provide possible explanations surrounding a child's observed struggles and inherent strengths. In addition to psychological/neuropsychological testing, Dr. Valos is highly skilled in the areas of differential diagnoses, parent coaching, and the development of creative interventions to support youth at home and in classroom. "
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(661) 370-3783
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"With more than 25 years of experience in the fields of child psychology, neuropsychology, and education, Dr. Valos enjoys serving youths, and their families, as they complete the psychological assessment process. The purpose of a psychological assessment is to provide possible explanations surrounding a child's observed struggles and inherent strengths. In addition to psychological/neuropsychological testing, Dr. Valos is highly skilled in the areas of differential diagnoses, parent coaching, and the development of creative interventions to support youth at home and in classroom. "
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"Sometimes, it's hard to know how to change things without the help of someone you trust. Perhaps you are ready to make a change in your life...ready to finally close the gap between the way your life is and the way you would like it to be? I'd like to help you along that journey. My goal is to help each client develop a pathway to achieve inner health, resolve conflicts, and find happiness and wholeness in their lives. Here, you will find an open, safe and empathic space for transformation."
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"Sometimes, it's hard to know how to change things without the help of someone you trust. Perhaps you are ready to make a change in your life...ready to finally close the gap between the way your life is and the way you would like it to be? I'd like to help you along that journey. My goal is to help each client develop a pathway to achieve inner health, resolve conflicts, and find happiness and wholeness in their lives. Here, you will find an open, safe and empathic space for transformation."

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Children (6 to 10) Therapists
If you're looking for help with children or for a Kern County child therapist these professionals provide help with child development, child learning and child education. They include child therapists in Kern County, child psychologists, child psychotherapists and child counselors. They can help with child abuse, mother child issues, child neglect, child behavior and child discipline. Child counseling in Kern County may include help with child behavioral issues, child family relationships and child sleep.

We often colloquially refer to our children as 'kids', and so may seek a Kern County therapist for kids' learning issues or help with a kid's education. Such child therapists can help with kid abuse, mother kid issues, kid neglect, kid behavior and kid discipline. Kid counseling in Kern County may include help with kids' behavioral issues, kid family relationships and kids' sleep.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Kern County are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Kern County

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Kern County you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Kern County and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Kern County or family therapy in Kern County.