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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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"**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, APCC
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"Do you feel lost or misunderstood? Burdened by the weight of your past? Or perhaps you’re feeling paralyzed by fears and anxieties about the future. Maybe you simply want to feel like your old self again, or figure out what a newer healthier version of yourself could look like. Or possibly you just want to find out who YOU even are. Could it be all of the above? This is where I can come in. If you, or you and your partner(s), are feeling stuck in some way: I’m here to help. We can work together to detangle the clutter. I’ll be by your side as you uncover your authentic self and heal from the hurts in your life."
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"Do you feel lost or misunderstood? Burdened by the weight of your past? Or perhaps you’re feeling paralyzed by fears and anxieties about the future. Maybe you simply want to feel like your old self again, or figure out what a newer healthier version of yourself could look like. Or possibly you just want to find out who YOU even are. Could it be all of the above? This is where I can come in. If you, or you and your partner(s), are feeling stuck in some way: I’m here to help. We can work together to detangle the clutter. I’ll be by your side as you uncover your authentic self and heal from the hurts in your life."
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"You deserve to find clarity, healing, and growth. You deserve to be seen and heard when you are struggling. Sometimes, we all need a little help on our path to feeling better and creating the life that we want. Healing is a collaborative process; my role is to help you recognize and shift out of patterns that stagnate your growth and keep you from harnessing your potential in the present moment. In sessions, we explore internally and externally; getting to know ourselves more deeply so we can more effectively cultivate that we want in life. "
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"You deserve to find clarity, healing, and growth. You deserve to be seen and heard when you are struggling. Sometimes, we all need a little help on our path to feeling better and creating the life that we want. Healing is a collaborative process; my role is to help you recognize and shift out of patterns that stagnate your growth and keep you from harnessing your potential in the present moment. In sessions, we explore internally and externally; getting to know ourselves more deeply so we can more effectively cultivate that we want in life. "
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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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(661) 489-8228
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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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"I have a passion for educating and empowering young people who are in search of identity and couples in search of a greater connection with their partners. There is nothing more rewarding than watching people challenge themselves and grow into the people they were always meant to be."
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"I have a passion for educating and empowering young people who are in search of identity and couples in search of a greater connection with their partners. There is nothing more rewarding than watching people challenge themselves and grow into the people they were always meant to be."
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"Generally, I treat groups, couples, and individuals--21 years of age or older. I am best suited to treat depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, pain related disorders, alcohol/drug issues, personality disorders, anger, panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorders, grief/loss, employment difficulties, military/veterans, spiritual issues, and relationship problems."
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(661) 349-9328
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"Generally, I treat groups, couples, and individuals--21 years of age or older. I am best suited to treat depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, pain related disorders, alcohol/drug issues, personality disorders, anger, panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorders, grief/loss, employment difficulties, military/veterans, spiritual issues, and relationship problems."
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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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"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 enjoy helping individuals and couples from 16 y/o through late adulthood. If you need help improving your relationships, I can give you the tools you need! My clients tell me I am genuine and easy to talk to, and they feel they leave each session with realistic tools to improve their day to day lives. I like to work with a variety of individuals, couples, and families, on trauma, anxiety, depression and other issues, and I specialize in working with individuals with all types of sexual behavior problems, as well as working with people with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I also offer teletherapy."
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"I enjoy helping individuals and couples from 16 y/o through late adulthood. If you need help improving your relationships, I can give you the tools you need! My clients tell me I am genuine and easy to talk to, and they feel they leave each session with realistic tools to improve their day to day lives. I like to work with a variety of individuals, couples, and families, on trauma, anxiety, depression and other issues, and I specialize in working with individuals with all types of sexual behavior problems, as well as working with people with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I also offer teletherapy."
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"I help people find more satisfaction and joy in their intimate life. In my work, I believe that we are working together as a team to find the best ways to help improve communication and solve problems that interfere with connection with each other."
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"I help people find more satisfaction and joy in their intimate life. In my work, I believe that we are working together as a team to find the best ways to help improve communication and solve problems that interfere with connection with each other."
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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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"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."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
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"I help women during pregnancy and postpartum and those experiencing challenging life transitions to be their best selves. Change, even good ones, can be rough. Feelings of anxiety, depression and overwhelm cloud your ability to function. Physical experiences such as changes in sleep, appetite and energy level make it difficult to accomplish even small tasks. When you aren't feeling yourself, you are stressed, tired or in a foul mood, you can't possibly function at your highest potential. That's why I am here. Together we can find solutions to to help you feel better so you can live better. "
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(661) 449-2985
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"I help women during pregnancy and postpartum and those experiencing challenging life transitions to be their best selves. Change, even good ones, can be rough. Feelings of anxiety, depression and overwhelm cloud your ability to function. Physical experiences such as changes in sleep, appetite and energy level make it difficult to accomplish even small tasks. When you aren't feeling yourself, you are stressed, tired or in a foul mood, you can't possibly function at your highest potential. That's why I am here. Together we can find solutions to to help you feel better so you can live better. "
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"Relationships, communication, work, school, marriage, child-rearing, illness, and all stages of life can be very challenging at times. I am dedicated to providing a highly supportive atmosphere where solutions to these challenges can be explored and found with compassion and respect. I enjoy working with adults, couples, teens, and families to build stronger relationships and deeper self-understanding to make life's journey more enjoyable. I have many years of experience working with families as a registered nurse, and as a therapist, I have a deep understanding of how health related issues can impact individuals and families."
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"Relationships, communication, work, school, marriage, child-rearing, illness, and all stages of life can be very challenging at times. I am dedicated to providing a highly supportive atmosphere where solutions to these challenges can be explored and found with compassion and respect. I enjoy working with adults, couples, teens, and families to build stronger relationships and deeper self-understanding to make life's journey more enjoyable. I have many years of experience working with families as a registered nurse, and as a therapist, I have a deep understanding of how health related issues can impact individuals and families."
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"The ideal client is one who is ready for change and open to healing. I work with individuals with a variety of mental health issues and help coach and guide utilizing Mindfulness-based practices to help decrease stress and promote happiness."
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(661) 218-1760
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"The ideal client is one who is ready for change and open to healing. I work with individuals with a variety of mental health issues and help coach and guide utilizing Mindfulness-based practices to help decrease stress and promote happiness."
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"**LAUNCHED GROUP THERAPY PRACTICE-IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY FOR PRIVATELY INSURED OR CASH PAYING CLIENTS! It is my passion to work with people who are interested in a holistic approach to self healing and empowerment. It is important to me that I offer clients a sacred space to share, authentic connection, and honest & direct communication. It is my goal to support people in their personal exploration and growth through therapeutic counseling, breath work, relaxation training, the practice of somatic awareness and meditation. The methods I use also have very strong response to treatment for individuals with a history of trauma. "
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(661) 367-8493
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"**LAUNCHED GROUP THERAPY PRACTICE-IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY FOR PRIVATELY INSURED OR CASH PAYING CLIENTS! It is my passion to work with people who are interested in a holistic approach to self healing and empowerment. It is important to me that I offer clients a sacred space to share, authentic connection, and honest & direct communication. It is my goal to support people in their personal exploration and growth through therapeutic counseling, breath work, relaxation training, the practice of somatic awareness and meditation. The methods I use also have very strong response to treatment for individuals with a history of trauma. "
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
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"**teletherapy available, call or text 661-524-5404** The difficulties of everyday life can sometimes become overwhelming. When on top of those difficulties we add the stresses of illness, anxiety, depression, our identity, our love lives and more-we can easily feel burdened to our breaking point. We just don't feel heard. Sometimes these situations can linger for months or years, making it hard to meet our obligations and live our lives in the way we would like. However, those difficulties and stresses don't need to define who we are-or where we're going. It's my goal as a therapist to help you tell your story."
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(661) 490-9711
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"**teletherapy available, call or text 661-524-5404** The difficulties of everyday life can sometimes become overwhelming. When on top of those difficulties we add the stresses of illness, anxiety, depression, our identity, our love lives and more-we can easily feel burdened to our breaking point. We just don't feel heard. Sometimes these situations can linger for months or years, making it hard to meet our obligations and live our lives in the way we would like. However, those difficulties and stresses don't need to define who we are-or where we're going. It's my goal as a therapist to help you tell your story."
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"Having a hard time navigating life? Feel as though you keep falling back into the same old patterns which don't produce what you intended? Having difficulty with your child, spouse, family or loved ones? Have the thought that addressing your innermost pain means there is "something wrong with you?" Let me help! In my practice I strive to help people access their best selves, lives, and potential. I assist you in navigating through your life. My goal is to spread the word that everyone will need an impartial confidant and that seeking help is normal. I would be honored to assist you on your journey of transformation. "
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(661) 765-8731
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"Having a hard time navigating life? Feel as though you keep falling back into the same old patterns which don't produce what you intended? Having difficulty with your child, spouse, family or loved ones? Have the thought that addressing your innermost pain means there is "something wrong with you?" Let me help! In my practice I strive to help people access their best selves, lives, and potential. I assist you in navigating through your life. My goal is to spread the word that everyone will need an impartial confidant and that seeking help is normal. I would be honored to assist you on your journey of transformation. "
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"Accepting NEW Clients! It is hard to call and ask anyone for help. I am an experienced therapist that knows the courage it takes to make the call. I help people with distant marriages, personal growth, and difficult life transitions. I want you to find your Joy! I am gay friendly. Searching for more meaning in your life? With Art Therapy, you can discover meaning, and expand your life."
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(661) 493-8739
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"Accepting NEW Clients! It is hard to call and ask anyone for help. I am an experienced therapist that knows the courage it takes to make the call. I help people with distant marriages, personal growth, and difficult life transitions. I want you to find your Joy! I am gay friendly. Searching for more meaning in your life? With Art Therapy, you can discover meaning, and expand your life."
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"My "ideal client" doesn't fit one mold. I appreciate meeting and learning about people from all walks of life. I want to work with people who are motivated to make a change in their life, and are open to the experience of therapy. "
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"My "ideal client" doesn't fit one mold. I appreciate meeting and learning about people from all walks of life. I want to work with people who are motivated to make a change in their life, and are open to the experience of therapy. "
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"I have received my master’s of science in Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University, Fullerton. I have been practicing for over a decade and has experience working with youth, families, adults, and couples struggling with a variety of issues and life stressors. I practice from a psychoanaliytic standpoint helping people to understand how their past has influenced their present actions. "
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(661) 426-8326
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"I have received my master’s of science in Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University, Fullerton. I have been practicing for over a decade and has experience working with youth, families, adults, and couples struggling with a variety of issues and life stressors. I practice from a psychoanaliytic standpoint helping people to understand how their past has influenced their present actions. "
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"We all struggle at times and our struggles are our own, do not compare what may feel catastrophic to you to what others are dealing with. I have been practicing for 10 years and revolve my practice around person-centered therapy; non-judgement, genuineness & positive regard. I will accept you for who you are and we will start where you are. My goal is helping you reach your goals. I find that humor, compassion, and authenticity allows my client's to feel comfortable and progress at the same time. Since 2010, I have provided intensive therapy at institutional, residential and outpatient levels of care for adults and adolescents. "
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(661) 215-6319
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"We all struggle at times and our struggles are our own, do not compare what may feel catastrophic to you to what others are dealing with. I have been practicing for 10 years and revolve my practice around person-centered therapy; non-judgement, genuineness & positive regard. I will accept you for who you are and we will start where you are. My goal is helping you reach your goals. I find that humor, compassion, and authenticity allows my client's to feel comfortable and progress at the same time. Since 2010, I have provided intensive therapy at institutional, residential and outpatient levels of care for adults and adolescents. "

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Lesbian Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are themselves lesbian. Rather, they specialize in helping with all aspects of being lesbian in Kern County. They help with lesbian couples in lesbian relationships, lesbianism and Kern County lesbian therapy issues that affect lesbian life.

If you're lesbian or are looking for help with lesbian issues in Kern County or for a Kern County lesbian therapist these professionals provide lesbian counseling, lesbian therapy and lesbian friendly care for lesbians or gays. They include lesbian friendly therapists plus lesbian therapists in Kern County, lesbian psychologists and lesbian counselors.

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.