Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
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.
(661) 426-8346
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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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LPC Intern, MS, APCC Verified
Verified
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.
(661) 493-8551
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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.
Photo of Kathleen C Fenn, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Sometimes life can throw us a curve ball when we least expect it. It could be the death of a loved one, the loss of a dream, illness or the break up of a longtime relationship, which momentarily makes us lose our footing. Together we can explore both the pain and the strength that it takes to get back on track. One of my passions is working with people who are searching to believe in themselves again.
(661) 426-2750
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Sometimes life can throw us a curve ball when we least expect it. It could be the death of a loved one, the loss of a dream, illness or the break up of a longtime relationship, which momentarily makes us lose our footing. Together we can explore both the pain and the strength that it takes to get back on track. One of my passions is working with people who are searching to believe in themselves again.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
"It's never to late to have a happy childhood" This quote embodies the core belief and hope that I bring into my practice. Most people bring wounds from childhood into their adulthood. These wounds show up in their lives as depression, anxiety, low-self-esteem and unhealthy relationships. In therapy, you can become aware of those wound and how they limit your life today, grieve your losses and learn healthier ways to get those childhood needs met. As this healing occurs, we can explore ways to live life more fully and joyfully and to thrive rather than just survive.
(661) 903-8559 x2
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"It's never to late to have a happy childhood" This quote embodies the core belief and hope that I bring into my practice. Most people bring wounds from childhood into their adulthood. These wounds show up in their lives as depression, anxiety, low-self-esteem and unhealthy relationships. In therapy, you can become aware of those wound and how they limit your life today, grieve your losses and learn healthier ways to get those childhood needs met. As this healing occurs, we can explore ways to live life more fully and joyfully and to thrive rather than just survive.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
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.
(661) 430-6033
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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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MS, ERYT200
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.
(661) 490-9565
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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.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
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.
(661) 449-2985
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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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
“You don’t lose if you get knocked down, you lose if you stay down (Ali)” I understand that as we experience life we will inevitably encounter obstacles and stressors that challenge us to change. I also believe these moments present opportunities for transformation. Together, we can build an excellent foundation in achieving your needs, wants, and desires. Having over 10 years experience in social services, education, and therapeutic services has allowed me to successfully work with various cultures, social economic backgrounds, and community organizations.
(661) 426-8068
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“You don’t lose if you get knocked down, you lose if you stay down (Ali)” I understand that as we experience life we will inevitably encounter obstacles and stressors that challenge us to change. I also believe these moments present opportunities for transformation. Together, we can build an excellent foundation in achieving your needs, wants, and desires. Having over 10 years experience in social services, education, and therapeutic services has allowed me to successfully work with various cultures, social economic backgrounds, and community organizations.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
*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.
(661) 490-9706
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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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Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW Verified
Verified
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.
(661) 426-2511
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Servicios disponibles en español. Having a safe place, free from opinion, judgement, criticism, and confidential is essential in life. If you are experiencing an identity crisis, depression, anxiety, or just some uncontrolled self-doubt; whether these feelings are going on in your personal relationships, romantic partnerships, or careers paths, a therapist can help. Through assessing your barriers, strengths, support system[s], and continual skill building, you can achieve your goals to an improved mental state by addressing the issues that are most significant to you.
Photo of Leslie Robinson Hardt, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
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.
(661) 437-3869
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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.
Photo of Sherri L Criqui, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
I have a passion for educating and empowering young people who are in search of identity and couples in search of a greater connection with their partners. There is nothing more rewarding than watching people challenge themselves and grow into the people they were always meant to be.
(661) 426-2928
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I have a passion for educating and empowering young people who are in search of identity and couples in search of a greater connection with their partners. There is nothing more rewarding than watching people challenge themselves and grow into the people they were always meant to be.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
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.
(661) 446-7591
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More than 15 years of experience assisting the Mexican/Latino families in their own language has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. It has been a privilege for me to help families from Bakersfield and from all over Kern County. Respecting and understanding their culture, values, and background are important facts to assist people in distress to find the best solution to their personal and family conflicts.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Verified
**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.
(661) 493-8861
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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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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
We can spend all of our energy trying to change other people in our lives, blaming them for our brokenness, or we can have the courage to love and change ourselves and thus become more loving people to those around us! The internal messages we have believed and followed are learned. We have the ability to let go of and/or add to the kinds of relationship skills that our parents and others modeled for us. Essentially, we can connect.
(661) 247-0094
Verified

We can spend all of our energy trying to change other people in our lives, blaming them for our brokenness, or we can have the courage to love and change ourselves and thus become more loving people to those around us! The internal messages we have believed and followed are learned. We have the ability to let go of and/or add to the kinds of relationship skills that our parents and others modeled for us. Essentially, we can connect.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
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.
(661) 493-9092
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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.
Photo of Alexander A Lopez, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFTI Verified
Verified
I have experience working with individuals providing treatment for mood disorders, irrational core beliefs, and behavioral difficulties. I have also worked with couples on issues related to relational repair, attachment enhancement, and conflict resolution. My work in family systems focus on increasing attachment bonds within the family system, help with re-orienting established norms, and conflict resolution.
(661) 437-3738
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I have experience working with individuals providing treatment for mood disorders, irrational core beliefs, and behavioral difficulties. I have also worked with couples on issues related to relational repair, attachment enhancement, and conflict resolution. My work in family systems focus on increasing attachment bonds within the family system, help with re-orienting established norms, and conflict resolution.
Photo of Janelle Goh, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
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.
(661) 735-1251
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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.
Photo of Theodore Richard, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Let the healing begin. Are you plagued with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, martial/relationship problems? Does it seem like your problems are never ending? If your answer is "yes" to any of the questions that were posed, the first step is calling me and together we can develop a plan to address your concerns.
(661) 426-8677
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Let the healing begin. Are you plagued with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, martial/relationship problems? Does it seem like your problems are never ending? If your answer is "yes" to any of the questions that were posed, the first step is calling me and together we can develop a plan to address your concerns.
Photo of Ken Harlander, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
**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.
(661) 493-8736
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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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