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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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"PLEASE NOTE: I do NOT take insurance. SUMMER is an excellent time to get your child caught up in reading, writing, and mathematics!! As a Licensed Educational Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist I help determine why students have difficulty learning by providing a thorough assessment and diagnosis that unpacks the student's learning style and provides data that is crucial in the learning process. Specialties include: dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, attention, processing disorders, social emotional and behavioral difficulties. I consult and advocate with parents and students on the IEP process/504 plans. "
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"PLEASE NOTE: I do NOT take insurance. SUMMER is an excellent time to get your child caught up in reading, writing, and mathematics!! As a Licensed Educational Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist I help determine why students have difficulty learning by providing a thorough assessment and diagnosis that unpacks the student's learning style and provides data that is crucial in the learning process. Specialties include: dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, attention, processing disorders, social emotional and behavioral difficulties. I consult and advocate with parents and students on the IEP process/504 plans. "
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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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"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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"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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"*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Loss is experienced through various forms during our lifetime – whether it’s the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, the end of a relationship, divorce, children leaving for college or adolescents transitioning into adulthood. Together, we will navigate this journey called life. I believe we were all created with purpose and now that you’ve taken the brave, bold step to seek direction on the next steps of your life, I would love to be considered as your listener and guide. "
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"*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Loss is experienced through various forms during our lifetime – whether it’s the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, the end of a relationship, divorce, children leaving for college or adolescents transitioning into adulthood. Together, we will navigate this journey called life. I believe we were all created with purpose and now that you’ve taken the brave, bold step to seek direction on the next steps of your life, I would love to be considered as your listener and guide. "
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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"High Performance Neurofeedback treatment for ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, sports concussions and more. Visit our website to get free resources! Videos, Ebooks, and Articles at http://DouglasCowan.me. See Cowan's new video series on ADHD on YouTube.com. Dr. Cowan has 30 years of experience helping people succeed in school, at home, in business, and in life, and is the only Direct Neurofeedback professional in Kern County."
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"High Performance Neurofeedback treatment for ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, sports concussions and more. Visit our website to get free resources! Videos, Ebooks, and Articles at http://DouglasCowan.me. See Cowan's new video series on ADHD on YouTube.com. Dr. Cowan has 30 years of experience helping people succeed in school, at home, in business, and in life, and is the only Direct Neurofeedback professional in Kern County."
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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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"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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School Issues (Academic Underachievement, Academic Counseling) Therapists
Students underachieve in school for a variety of reasons. Motivational problems, ADHD, and learning disabilities can all be a challenge to any parent. Child therapists, child psychologists, or school psychologists in Kern County can help to assess a child's needs and offer much needed help.

Academic counselors in Kern County help with learning issues, child education issues or ADD (attention deficit). They can work with academic underachievers who are quite bright, gifted and intelligent, as well as with children with developmental disabilities (i.e. disabilities students). Additionally, Kern County Therapists work with nonverbal learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities, and reading difficulties.

Children with problems at school, or who are failing at school in Kern County all have specific and unique instructional needs. A good Kern County academic counselor or school counselor will provide the individualized attention and support a student needs to succeed.

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.