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"We all have a story. Some of our stories leave footprints that triggers us to not be our best selves leaving us in a sunken place for various reasons. Let us admit it, life happens. In order to be a better you, I believe that healing and happiness begins within ourselves. All that means is telling your own story when you are ready is the most effective way to heal. I provide a warm and nurturing environment that will allow you to work on your innermost deep concerns and surface concerns. My approach is down to earth, non-judgmental, supportive, and honest. "
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"We all have a story. Some of our stories leave footprints that triggers us to not be our best selves leaving us in a sunken place for various reasons. Let us admit it, life happens. In order to be a better you, I believe that healing and happiness begins within ourselves. All that means is telling your own story when you are ready is the most effective way to heal. I provide a warm and nurturing environment that will allow you to work on your innermost deep concerns and surface concerns. My approach is down to earth, non-judgmental, supportive, and honest. "
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"We all need someone who gives us the courage, strength, guidance, and support to get through challenges in life. Someone who we can connect with that we can trust who can identify with our needs, in a safe place. Each day I am blessed to be able to be that someone for children, adolescents, parents, women, and families; to walk with and work through those challenges which can be so scary and overwhelming. I am committed to work with you utilizing a Christian, strength-based approach to provide growth and positive change. I am passionate about empowering individuals with the tools they need to improve their overall quality life. "
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"We all need someone who gives us the courage, strength, guidance, and support to get through challenges in life. Someone who we can connect with that we can trust who can identify with our needs, in a safe place. Each day I am blessed to be able to be that someone for children, adolescents, parents, women, and families; to walk with and work through those challenges which can be so scary and overwhelming. I am committed to work with you utilizing a Christian, strength-based approach to provide growth and positive change. I am passionate about empowering individuals with the tools they need to improve their overall quality life. "
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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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"**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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" 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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" 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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"Servicios disponibles en español. Having a safe place, free from opinion, judgement, criticism, and confidential is essential in life. If you are experiencing an identity crisis, depression, anxiety, or just some uncontrolled self-doubt; whether these feelings are going on in your personal relationships, romantic partnerships, or careers paths, a therapist can help. Through assessing your barriers, strengths, support system[s], and continual skill building, you can achieve your goals to an improved mental state by addressing the issues that are most significant to you."
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(661) 426-2511
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"Servicios disponibles en español. Having a safe place, free from opinion, judgement, criticism, and confidential is essential in life. If you are experiencing an identity crisis, depression, anxiety, or just some uncontrolled self-doubt; whether these feelings are going on in your personal relationships, romantic partnerships, or careers paths, a therapist can help. Through assessing your barriers, strengths, support system[s], and continual skill building, you can achieve your goals to an improved mental state by addressing the issues that are most significant to you."
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"TELEPHONE AND VIDEO THERAPY AVAILABLE COVID-19. OFFERING SATURDAY APPOINTMENTS with phone or video sessions. My practice is operating virtually to protect your health and safety, with video telephone session being completed. The Coronavirus has created increased fear, anxiety, depression, mood swings, relationship problems, and childcare stress. Please know that you do not have to face these difficult times alone. I offer a confidential and safe environment. I provide the respect and opportunity from a nonjudgmental approach with compassion accompanied with my 10 plus years of experience as therapist."
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(661) 402-9730
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"TELEPHONE AND VIDEO THERAPY AVAILABLE COVID-19. OFFERING SATURDAY APPOINTMENTS with phone or video sessions. My practice is operating virtually to protect your health and safety, with video telephone session being completed. The Coronavirus has created increased fear, anxiety, depression, mood swings, relationship problems, and childcare stress. Please know that you do not have to face these difficult times alone. I offer a confidential and safe environment. I provide the respect and opportunity from a nonjudgmental approach with compassion accompanied with my 10 plus years of experience as therapist."
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"**Saturday appointments available ** It takes so much courage to ask for help. In my twenty plus years as a therapist I have been humbled time and again as clients make that call and come in for sessions. People come in to talk about some of the most difficult things, from childhood abuse to a struggling marriage. It has been a privilege to be of service to so many people. I often get asked how I can listen to peoples stories of hurt and pain and I answer that it is difficult but so hopeful. That is because people don’t have to stay in that place of emotional, psychological, spiritual, or relational pain."
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"**Saturday appointments available ** It takes so much courage to ask for help. In my twenty plus years as a therapist I have been humbled time and again as clients make that call and come in for sessions. People come in to talk about some of the most difficult things, from childhood abuse to a struggling marriage. It has been a privilege to be of service to so many people. I often get asked how I can listen to peoples stories of hurt and pain and I answer that it is difficult but so hopeful. That is because people don’t have to stay in that place of emotional, psychological, spiritual, or relational pain."
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"Struggling in areas of your life? I can help! Therapy should be a process that feels safe, completely confidential, and unique to each person. My breadth of life experience includes working extensively with at risk and incarcerated adolescents and teens. Those having difficulty navigating unwelcome life-changes at any age - child through elderly, including relationships, addictions, and living with depression and anxiety can benefit from my expertise. Problems specific to the Baby Boomer/Sandwich Generation and aging population that includes adjustment to retirement and/or living with health concerns, caregiving for those with dementia diseases, as well as bereavement are areas of my work focus."
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"Struggling in areas of your life? I can help! Therapy should be a process that feels safe, completely confidential, and unique to each person. My breadth of life experience includes working extensively with at risk and incarcerated adolescents and teens. Those having difficulty navigating unwelcome life-changes at any age - child through elderly, including relationships, addictions, and living with depression and anxiety can benefit from my expertise. Problems specific to the Baby Boomer/Sandwich Generation and aging population that includes adjustment to retirement and/or living with health concerns, caregiving for those with dementia diseases, as well as bereavement are areas of my work focus."
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"~~NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS~~ With 20 years of experience, I have a broad set of skills to help you find the hope and healing you deserve. I provide a comfortable, non-judgemental environment where we can discuss what is troubling you. We often encounter obstacles in life that seem insurmountable such as illness, jobs, relationships, trauma, addiction, parenting etc, and we lose our direction. Sometimes we live with anxiety, depression, PTSD, or other issues. It takes strength and courage to recognize that maybe we need to reach out for help. I would be happy to assist you in your journey for healing and self-improvement. "
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"~~NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS~~ With 20 years of experience, I have a broad set of skills to help you find the hope and healing you deserve. I provide a comfortable, non-judgemental environment where we can discuss what is troubling you. We often encounter obstacles in life that seem insurmountable such as illness, jobs, relationships, trauma, addiction, parenting etc, and we lose our direction. Sometimes we live with anxiety, depression, PTSD, or other issues. It takes strength and courage to recognize that maybe we need to reach out for help. I would be happy to assist you in your journey for healing and self-improvement. "
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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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" We all experience, loss, trauma, anxiety, depression or life transitions at some point in our lives, but we do not have to go through these challenges alone. I would like to help you work through these challenges in a caring safe environment. I believe it is important to discover the strengths within you and find hope, meaning and solutions to improve your life from where it is today. In addition, due to COVID-19 I am further expanding my services to help you manage stress, anxiety, grief and issues associated with the constant changing world we are living in due to this pandemic. "
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(661) 426-2181
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" We all experience, loss, trauma, anxiety, depression or life transitions at some point in our lives, but we do not have to go through these challenges alone. I would like to help you work through these challenges in a caring safe environment. I believe it is important to discover the strengths within you and find hope, meaning and solutions to improve your life from where it is today. In addition, due to COVID-19 I am further expanding my services to help you manage stress, anxiety, grief and issues associated with the constant changing world we are living in due to this pandemic. "
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"Openness, curiosity, empathy, compassion, and creativity are personal attributes that shape the type of clinician that I strive to be. These characteristics have been helpful in allowing me to connect with clients and build strong therapeutic relationships, which I believe is a crucial ingredient to successful treatment. I don't believe people are "sick," but rather they get "stuck" in a pattern of interacting with others and the world in a way that no longer works for them. If you have been feeling stuck, unmotivated, worried or stressed, unable to enjoy life, or unsatisfied with you relationships, I can help. "
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"Openness, curiosity, empathy, compassion, and creativity are personal attributes that shape the type of clinician that I strive to be. These characteristics have been helpful in allowing me to connect with clients and build strong therapeutic relationships, which I believe is a crucial ingredient to successful treatment. I don't believe people are "sick," but rather they get "stuck" in a pattern of interacting with others and the world in a way that no longer works for them. If you have been feeling stuck, unmotivated, worried or stressed, unable to enjoy life, or unsatisfied with you relationships, I can help. "
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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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"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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"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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"Recovery is not for people who need it, it is for people who want it! I want to be along this journey with you! I will walk along side you each step of the way, encouraging you to be your best self. Children and teens are my passion, adults suffering from depression, anxiety, self-injurious behavior, and or trauma. I have extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Perspectives. "
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"Recovery is not for people who need it, it is for people who want it! I want to be along this journey with you! I will walk along side you each step of the way, encouraging you to be your best self. Children and teens are my passion, adults suffering from depression, anxiety, self-injurious behavior, and or trauma. I have extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Perspectives. "
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"Hello! My name is Carrie Campbell. I am a Christian, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist eager to help Adults and Children reach their fullest potential. I am an inspirational speaker and do annual conferences and workshops. I make evening and weekend appointments for your convenience. I will walk with you through your most difficult times and help you to conquer and overcome your greatest obstacles. You have the power inside of you. Allow me to help you release it and let it shine. Please call me. Working together we can heal your past and help you reach your goals."
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"Hello! My name is Carrie Campbell. I am a Christian, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist eager to help Adults and Children reach their fullest potential. I am an inspirational speaker and do annual conferences and workshops. I make evening and weekend appointments for your convenience. I will walk with you through your most difficult times and help you to conquer and overcome your greatest obstacles. You have the power inside of you. Allow me to help you release it and let it shine. Please call me. Working together we can heal your past and help you reach your goals."
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"It takes courage to ask for change. At Peck Counseling Services we want each of our clients to finish therapy being able to identify specific ways their therapy with us has improved their life. It can be very difficult to find the right therapist in the midst of other challenges you are facing. We work with clients of all ages and diverse backgrounds. We take a very direct approach with clients and feel this allows for sustaining positive changes. Monica is trained in EMDR."
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"It takes courage to ask for change. At Peck Counseling Services we want each of our clients to finish therapy being able to identify specific ways their therapy with us has improved their life. It can be very difficult to find the right therapist in the midst of other challenges you are facing. We work with clients of all ages and diverse backgrounds. We take a very direct approach with clients and feel this allows for sustaining positive changes. Monica is trained in EMDR."
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"Alpha Beta Behavioral Psychological Services Inc. is a mental health practice that provides counseling services to individuals with psychological concerns and needs. Our goal is to guide those whose lives are marked by intense emotional suffering toward a life worth living by using evidence-based treatments. We recognize that when life is full of pain, people’s attempts to cope can lead to even worse consequences. We attempt to provide guidance to our individual’s that promotes a life of high quality and happiness. "
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"Alpha Beta Behavioral Psychological Services Inc. is a mental health practice that provides counseling services to individuals with psychological concerns and needs. Our goal is to guide those whose lives are marked by intense emotional suffering toward a life worth living by using evidence-based treatments. We recognize that when life is full of pain, people’s attempts to cope can lead to even worse consequences. We attempt to provide guidance to our individual’s that promotes a life of high quality and happiness. "
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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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"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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Motivational Interviewing Therapists
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a method of therapy that works to engage the motivation of clients to change their behavior. Clients are encouraged to explore and confront their ambivalence. Therapists attempt to influence their clients to consider making changes, rather than non-directively explore themselves. Kern County Motivational Interviewing is frequently used in cases of problem drinking or mild addictions. Check these therapists for Motivational Interviewing in Kern County.

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.