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"I provide counseling and psychological testing for an array of issues, but I am passionate about providing Christian counseling to those who are suffering. My education and experience includes both training in professional psychology and Christian theology. This affords me the opportunity to provide professional care that is sensitive to spiritual matters. In addition to counseling, I also provide psychological testing and evaluations designed to clarify diagnoses. This is often very helpful for developing proper treatment plans or making informed decisions about medication. If you are ready to make an appointment, feel free to schedule online at www.joshualefler.com"
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"I provide counseling and psychological testing for an array of issues, but I am passionate about providing Christian counseling to those who are suffering. My education and experience includes both training in professional psychology and Christian theology. This affords me the opportunity to provide professional care that is sensitive to spiritual matters. In addition to counseling, I also provide psychological testing and evaluations designed to clarify diagnoses. This is often very helpful for developing proper treatment plans or making informed decisions about medication. If you are ready to make an appointment, feel free to schedule online at www.joshualefler.com"
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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 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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"Online therapy and face to face therapy or fitness for duty evaluations or psychological assessment are provided. I am committed to improving the quality of life for my clients. Therapy or a psychological evaluation are two steps to take to create positive change in your personal and professional life. If you or a loved one need therapy or a psychological evaluation. Please give me a call at (661) 428-0506. The voice mail is confidential and the fastest way to get a response. Please include your name and what you are working on. My practice does not accept Kaiser, Medi-Cal, HMO's or EAP referrals. I look forward to hearing from you."
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"Online therapy and face to face therapy or fitness for duty evaluations or psychological assessment are provided. I am committed to improving the quality of life for my clients. Therapy or a psychological evaluation are two steps to take to create positive change in your personal and professional life. If you or a loved one need therapy or a psychological evaluation. Please give me a call at (661) 428-0506. The voice mail is confidential and the fastest way to get a response. Please include your name and what you are working on. My practice does not accept Kaiser, Medi-Cal, HMO's or EAP referrals. I look forward to hearing from you."
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"I have been providing psychotherapy and psychological testing in the Bakersfield area for 13 years. I studied and trained at the Biola University, Rosemead School of Psychology, an APA-approved program emphasizing theological and psychological integration as a foundation for providing support to people and relationships that are hurting and broken."
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"I have been providing psychotherapy and psychological testing in the Bakersfield area for 13 years. I studied and trained at the Biola University, Rosemead School of Psychology, an APA-approved program emphasizing theological and psychological integration as a foundation for providing support to people and relationships that are hurting and broken."
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"I offer straight forward individual, marriage, family and child therapy without the technical jargon. I'm into straight talk with people who are ready to make changes. I believe we all have the ability within us to change ourselves, so to me therapy is a collaborative effort. My therapeutic orientation is cognitive-behavioral as well as family systems, and I work from a spiritually-based approach for those who ask for it. I have special experience in a number of areas, such as military, trauma, domestic violence, and abuse. Ultimately, I provide the type of therapy that meets your needs."
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"I offer straight forward individual, marriage, family and child therapy without the technical jargon. I'm into straight talk with people who are ready to make changes. I believe we all have the ability within us to change ourselves, so to me therapy is a collaborative effort. My therapeutic orientation is cognitive-behavioral as well as family systems, and I work from a spiritually-based approach for those who ask for it. I have special experience in a number of areas, such as military, trauma, domestic violence, and abuse. Ultimately, I provide the type of therapy that meets your needs."
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"I am a licensed clinical social worker with 12 years of experience in direct clinical experience with adults and children. My focus is to create a supportive and accepting environment for people dealing with a variety of issues, especially for minorities and socially disadvantaged. "
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"I am a licensed clinical social worker with 12 years of experience in direct clinical experience with adults and children. My focus is to create a supportive and accepting environment for people dealing with a variety of issues, especially for minorities and socially disadvantaged. "
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"One of life's biggest moments is when we recognize that we are unable to navigate our trouble on our own, and that is followed by an even larger moment - seeking help from someone outside our circle of trust. My goal is to provide a safe environment where clients feel respected, honored, and free to work through emotional pain and current hardships."
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"One of life's biggest moments is when we recognize that we are unable to navigate our trouble on our own, and that is followed by an even larger moment - seeking help from someone outside our circle of trust. My goal is to provide a safe environment where clients feel respected, honored, and free to work through emotional pain and current hardships."
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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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"I help women during pregnancy and postpartum and those experiencing challenging life transitions to be their best selves. Change, even good ones, can be rough. Feelings of anxiety, depression and overwhelm cloud your ability to function. Physical experiences such as changes in sleep, appetite and energy level make it difficult to accomplish even small tasks. When you aren't feeling yourself, you are stressed, tired or in a foul mood, you can't possibly function at your highest potential. That's why I am here. Together we can find solutions to to help you feel better so you can live better. "
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"I help women during pregnancy and postpartum and those experiencing challenging life transitions to be their best selves. Change, even good ones, can be rough. Feelings of anxiety, depression and overwhelm cloud your ability to function. Physical experiences such as changes in sleep, appetite and energy level make it difficult to accomplish even small tasks. When you aren't feeling yourself, you are stressed, tired or in a foul mood, you can't possibly function at your highest potential. That's why I am here. Together we can find solutions to to help you feel better so you can live better. "
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"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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"Hello. During these challenging times of COVID-19, my job is to ensure your treatment includes up-front, fast coping methods and strategies that work to rapidly move you towards more relaxation, self-control and relief. In fact I've written a book about it on Amazon titled "UCoping" and "UCoping: Interactive Edition". My motivation comes through an active faith, being a licensed psychotherapist and through the academics of clinical psychotherapy."
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"Hello. During these challenging times of COVID-19, my job is to ensure your treatment includes up-front, fast coping methods and strategies that work to rapidly move you towards more relaxation, self-control and relief. In fact I've written a book about it on Amazon titled "UCoping" and "UCoping: Interactive Edition". My motivation comes through an active faith, being a licensed psychotherapist and through the academics of clinical psychotherapy."
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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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"Michael knows first-hand the trials of life-when he was just two years old, his father died suddenly leaving him, his mother and seven older siblings in a state of shock and horror. As a means of coping, Michael's mother turned to alcohol, and for fifteen years she attempted to drown her sorrows. But God is so much bigger than our circumstances! For more than two and a half decades, through Christ, Michael has lived life as an over-comer to the crippling effects of sin and guilt."
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"Michael knows first-hand the trials of life-when he was just two years old, his father died suddenly leaving him, his mother and seven older siblings in a state of shock and horror. As a means of coping, Michael's mother turned to alcohol, and for fifteen years she attempted to drown her sorrows. But God is so much bigger than our circumstances! For more than two and a half decades, through Christ, Michael has lived life as an over-comer to the crippling effects of sin and guilt."
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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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"My ideal client is someone who is questioning and wondering what they are supposed to do at this time in their life. Do you feel like something is missing, that your life is not the way you want it to be? I can help you find your way into a whole new world. Every issue is fundamentally spiritual and will persist until you discover what is going on. Let's free you up from the restrictions in your thinking and behavior that erode your happiness."
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"My ideal client is someone who is questioning and wondering what they are supposed to do at this time in their life. Do you feel like something is missing, that your life is not the way you want it to be? I can help you find your way into a whole new world. Every issue is fundamentally spiritual and will persist until you discover what is going on. Let's free you up from the restrictions in your thinking and behavior that erode your happiness."
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"How often have we heard? Boy meets girl. They soon realize they love each other, get married, and live happily ever after. But does that really happen? How long before boy and girl start fighting and end up divorced? Is there hope for 'happily ever after' after all the fights, tears, and fears? Yes. Marriage is hard work and most couples struggle day in and out to stay together. You don't have to do it alone. I specialize in helping couples re-capture that love and friendship that brought them together so they can have true happy ever afters."
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"How often have we heard? Boy meets girl. They soon realize they love each other, get married, and live happily ever after. But does that really happen? How long before boy and girl start fighting and end up divorced? Is there hope for 'happily ever after' after all the fights, tears, and fears? Yes. Marriage is hard work and most couples struggle day in and out to stay together. You don't have to do it alone. I specialize in helping couples re-capture that love and friendship that brought them together so they can have true happy ever afters."
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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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Video Game Addiction in Kern County

The current DSM doesn't recognize video game addiction as a diagnosable addiction. But the patterns of behavior can make parenting a kid or teen who's video gaming difficult.

Get help form a therapist in Kern County with a teen or child who's patterns of behavior include:

1) Craving more game time, no matter how much they've already played.
2) Chronic dry eyes.
3) Friends stop calling and coming by to hang out.
4) No shower or change of clothes for days.
5) Gets upset if someone suggests they might have a problem with video games.
6) Rarely leaves the house because they feel like they're missing out on something that might be happening in the video games.
7) Spends entire allowance on video game hardware and software.
8) Lies to parents about how often they play games or video games.
9) Skips doing chores to keep video gaming.
10) When not at the computer, they're irritable and snappy.

For more on video game addiction, see Unplugged - a video game addiction blogout on something that might be happening in the video games.

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.