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"*NOW ACCEPTING NEW FACE to FACE & TELEHEALTH CLIENTS* Trying to keep up with everything that life demands can leave you feeling like you are drowning and can’t catch your breath. Relationships with friends, family and partners can start to feel disconnected. You want to feel better, you’ve tried to feel better, but nothing seems to work. Don't let another day go by where you are just a bystander in your own life. Together, let's work through your anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship issues or anything else holding you back from living your best life! "
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"*NOW ACCEPTING NEW FACE to FACE & TELEHEALTH CLIENTS* Trying to keep up with everything that life demands can leave you feeling like you are drowning and can’t catch your breath. Relationships with friends, family and partners can start to feel disconnected. You want to feel better, you’ve tried to feel better, but nothing seems to work. Don't let another day go by where you are just a bystander in your own life. Together, let's work through your anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship issues or anything else holding you back from living your best life! "
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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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" 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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"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 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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"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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"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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"**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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"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."
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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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"Everyone has challenges in life that can cause turmoil and stress. Whether it's with your relationship or family, it can be hard when things don't feel right or are unsettling for you. The stress builds until you finally feel ready to talk to someone. That's where I can step in and help you work through the issues, and support you in a compassionate manner to help you find your way toward more fulfilling relationships and a satisfying life. Most clients have found that seeing a therapist has made the difference they needed. I have extensive experience and training to come alongside you in your journey."
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"Everyone has challenges in life that can cause turmoil and stress. Whether it's with your relationship or family, it can be hard when things don't feel right or are unsettling for you. The stress builds until you finally feel ready to talk to someone. That's where I can step in and help you work through the issues, and support you in a compassionate manner to help you find your way toward more fulfilling relationships and a satisfying life. Most clients have found that seeing a therapist has made the difference they needed. I have extensive experience and training to come alongside you in your journey."
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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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" 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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"**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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"**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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"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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"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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"I am an associate professional clinical counselor. I provide therapy to children, adults, couples and families experiencing emotional and relational challenges. While cognitive behavior therapy is most widely used, I focus on the individual needs of each client to meet their needs. I will work with you to strengthen inner health, resolve conflicts and promote positive growth in an open, safe, empathetic environment."
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"I am an associate professional clinical counselor. I provide therapy to children, adults, couples and families experiencing emotional and relational challenges. While cognitive behavior therapy is most widely used, I focus on the individual needs of each client to meet their needs. I will work with you to strengthen inner health, resolve conflicts and promote positive growth in an open, safe, empathetic environment."
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"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR EVENINGS & WEEKENDS. If you are looking to change/work through issues that are causing you or your loved ones depression, anxiety, arguements, contact me to schedule an appointment. I have worked with teenagers, young children & geriatric. I have been helping families & individuals for over 15 years. I help clients find techniques that work for them. My clients are the experts of their own lives & are the only ones who can create their change. Problems are inevitable, however with strong coping skills triumph over difficulties is possible. "
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"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR EVENINGS & WEEKENDS. If you are looking to change/work through issues that are causing you or your loved ones depression, anxiety, arguements, contact me to schedule an appointment. I have worked with teenagers, young children & geriatric. I have been helping families & individuals for over 15 years. I help clients find techniques that work for them. My clients are the experts of their own lives & are the only ones who can create their change. Problems are inevitable, however with strong coping skills triumph over difficulties is possible. "
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"Accepting new patients! Therapy is a wonderful opportunity for individuals to gain a new life perspective, work through challenges, and foster desired change. My job is to unite with you to help clarify your needs and enhance your skills to better tackle life’s challenges. I utilize an integration of evidenced based practices and psychodynamic principles, with a strong emphasis on mindfulness and resilience. Whether a life adjustment or major crisis, the therapeutic process will enhance your ability to move towards greater self-awareness, acceptance and happiness. "
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"Accepting new patients! Therapy is a wonderful opportunity for individuals to gain a new life perspective, work through challenges, and foster desired change. My job is to unite with you to help clarify your needs and enhance your skills to better tackle life’s challenges. I utilize an integration of evidenced based practices and psychodynamic principles, with a strong emphasis on mindfulness and resilience. Whether a life adjustment or major crisis, the therapeutic process will enhance your ability to move towards greater self-awareness, acceptance and happiness. "
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"**NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** So many of us struggle through the plot twists in life and find loneliness and depression, separation from others, and stress along the way. The stages and changes we encounter in our relationships, work lives, and personal experiences are easier when faced with support. Sometimes the people in our lives are not the right people to offer this support, and sometimes we prefer to keep them out of it. An outsider, completely dedicated to your goals and growth, your exploration and journey may be exactly what you need. "
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"**NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** So many of us struggle through the plot twists in life and find loneliness and depression, separation from others, and stress along the way. The stages and changes we encounter in our relationships, work lives, and personal experiences are easier when faced with support. Sometimes the people in our lives are not the right people to offer this support, and sometimes we prefer to keep them out of it. An outsider, completely dedicated to your goals and growth, your exploration and journey may be exactly what you need. "
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"Since 1983, in a variety of settings, I have enjoyed working with diverse individuals and couples to overcome their personal, relational, emotional and perceptual problems and build on their strengths for a new and brighter future. Whether their problem is a mood disorder or a relational issue, conflict management or PTSD, compulsive eating or a communication problem, I never tire watching people emerge and transform. Believers and non-believers, almost-believers and other-believers, almost everyone agrees that personal problems arise because of the disconnection we all feel that resides in this world. So what is the solution?"
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"Since 1983, in a variety of settings, I have enjoyed working with diverse individuals and couples to overcome their personal, relational, emotional and perceptual problems and build on their strengths for a new and brighter future. Whether their problem is a mood disorder or a relational issue, conflict management or PTSD, compulsive eating or a communication problem, I never tire watching people emerge and transform. Believers and non-believers, almost-believers and other-believers, almost everyone agrees that personal problems arise because of the disconnection we all feel that resides in this world. So what is the solution?"

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Narrative Therapists
Narrative Therapy uses the client's storytelling to indicate the way they construct meaning in their lives, rather than focusing on how they communicate their problem behaviors. Kern County Narrative Therapy embraces the idea that stories actually shape our behaviors and our lives and that we become the stories we tell about ourselves. There are helpful narratives we can choose to embrace as well as unhelpful ones. Although it may sound obvious, the power of storytelling is to elevate the client--who is the authority of their narrative--rather than the therapist, as expert. Check these therapists for find Narrative Therapy 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.