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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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"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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"**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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"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 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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Ridgecrest, California 93555
"The background of my business card shows a water droplet causing ripples in a pond. I selected this photo to represent my idea of how we make changes in our lives; sometimes the tiniest action sets off tremendous improvements in how we live our lives. Living more fully, happily, healthily always is part of how I look at my own life; people who can share this attitude usually are those with whom I see the best outcomes from therapy. If you often ask yourself "What might I learn from this situation", you and I likely will be a good team."
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(760) 299-4378
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"The background of my business card shows a water droplet causing ripples in a pond. I selected this photo to represent my idea of how we make changes in our lives; sometimes the tiniest action sets off tremendous improvements in how we live our lives. Living more fully, happily, healthily always is part of how I look at my own life; people who can share this attitude usually are those with whom I see the best outcomes from therapy. If you often ask yourself "What might I learn from this situation", you and I likely will be a good team."
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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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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(661) 460-5123
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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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"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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"While I approach therapy from a Cognitive Behavioral perspective, focusing on challenging thoughts and changing behaviors, I do so with the primary focus on respect for my patients and their individual issues. I want you to feel supported in session but also know that you will be challenged and tasked with completing goals in between sessions. I greatly enjoy helping my patients reach their own goals to be successful in their life, especially in the areas of social relationships, academics, employment, and self-care."
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"While I approach therapy from a Cognitive Behavioral perspective, focusing on challenging thoughts and changing behaviors, I do so with the primary focus on respect for my patients and their individual issues. I want you to feel supported in session but also know that you will be challenged and tasked with completing goals in between sessions. I greatly enjoy helping my patients reach their own goals to be successful in their life, especially in the areas of social relationships, academics, employment, and self-care."
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"***Click the link to my website to meet my interns*** Discovering the best version of you requires a commitment to being vulnerable and honest, accepting your flaws as enduring qualities, and finding your inner voice. My commitment to you involves helping you shed the layers of self-doubt, fend off the overwhelming and burdensome negativity that drags you down, and restore positive life balance to you and the people that matter most to you."
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"***Click the link to my website to meet my interns*** Discovering the best version of you requires a commitment to being vulnerable and honest, accepting your flaws as enduring qualities, and finding your inner voice. My commitment to you involves helping you shed the layers of self-doubt, fend off the overwhelming and burdensome negativity that drags you down, and restore positive life balance to you and the people that matter most to you."
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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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"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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Ridgecrest, California 93555
"Healing begins with having a comfortable space where you can share your thoughts, feelings and things you do that get in the way of living a joyful and satisfying life. Sometimes our struggles may leave us feeling lonely, agitated, anxious or generally stuck. It could be from a stressful event or change, difficulty relating to others, or past wounds that still stick. Together we can work in finding ways to make sense of and accept difficult feelings and create other possibilities in your life. "
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(442) 227-8071
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Ridgecrest, California 93555
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"Healing begins with having a comfortable space where you can share your thoughts, feelings and things you do that get in the way of living a joyful and satisfying life. Sometimes our struggles may leave us feeling lonely, agitated, anxious or generally stuck. It could be from a stressful event or change, difficulty relating to others, or past wounds that still stick. Together we can work in finding ways to make sense of and accept difficult feelings and create other possibilities in your life. "
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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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Play Therapy
Generally for children ages 3 to 11, play therapy is a form of counseling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health. Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys--such as playhouses and dolls--to understand the child's behavior and identify issues.

If you're looking for play therapy in Kern County or for a Kern County play therapist, these professionals provide play therapy, play therapy children, child play therapy, play therapy for children, sandplay therapy, family play therapy and group play therapy. They include play therapists, play psychologists, play psychotherapists and play 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.