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Alameda Counseling Services

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The Sacred Adventure
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hailey H.
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Kim was everything we could have asked for and more. My fiancé and I weren't quite sure what we were looking for, we just knew we wanted to gain some useful tools to carry us through the rest of our engagement and into our marriage. What we found was Kim--an intelligent, kind, down-to-earth professional who made us feel so comfortable right away. I was a little nervous about my fiancé and how he'd react to a vulnerable situation such as pre-marital counseling...but Kim talked us through every step of the way and every question or concern either of us had was responded to...it was perfect for us. We left feeling refreshed, prepared and honestly, even more in love. Thank you Kim, we are so grateful to have found you!

  • 6 years in business
Theo K.
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Andri supported me during a very difficult time in my life while I was going through divorce and major career change. We had sessions over the course of a year. During that time she helped me: - emotionally go through the divorce and release guilt, shame, anger and lots of other emotoins that were blocking my mind and ability to feel joy - see that I had the right to dream a better life for me and my 2 boys and I was not "crazy" for asking more from life - understand the human basic needs which go so much beyond human survival. This brought peace in me and my relationship with my boys. The most important part was that I understood their need for love and certainty and how I can provide that to them even though I see them a few days per month - make better decisions for my company. I used to take most things emotionally and sometimes my decisions were not serving everyone. Now I use emotions and instincts to set a path, and use logic to decide on the steps. I now experience less stress and make less "mistakes" - understand why I need to value myself first and how this allows me to be strong for others I can go and on. In a nutshell, she helped me shift my perspective about dreams and passions and what is possible to achieve in life. Nothing can really hold you back. It is about the clarity you have and the decisions you make.

Ilicia E.
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Shannon is fabulous to work with. She helps you through the hard times in a really unique way. I felt really comfortable with her from the start and felt compelled to have her help me through some hard times.

Mara Dubey, MA, MFT
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Jeremy M.
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Mara Dubey is as good a therapist as you can find. She is truly skilled at building relationships with her clients that foster deep understanding and positive change. If you decide to go with her services, you can rest assure that you'll be in caring, competent hands.

Ido C.
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I highly recommend Adrian for psychotherapy. Adrian provides a warm and welcoming presence, which allows a space for deep reflection. With Adrian's ability to deeply listen and insightful thinking, he provides a space for long lasting change to occur. I highly recommend Adrian as a therapist for all those who seek to create change in their life.

Paul Ginocchio Counseling
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica M.
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He was genuine and didn't rush us. He used the paperwork that we submitted when we arrived to lead the conversation. My husband and I are working toward a better relationship yet it was good to talk with Paul as a mediator, and he helped start the conversation that we can continue as a couple. If needed, we'd hire Paul again without hestitation.

Risso Counseling
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda G.
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I have known Melissa a long time and she is one of the best therapists that I have worked with. She is patient, understanding, and is a great listener. Melissa is highly skilled and has been able to help me work through a variety of issues. She has a clear passion for her career and truly cares about each of her clients. If you are looking for a therapist, look no further. I absolutely recommend giving her a call!

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nick K.
Verified review

Matthew has been a really great counselor to work with. He brings empathy and excitement to our relationship counseling sessions, and provides much needed insight to moments when we get caught up in our historic relational patterns. Our sessions are a good mix of hard work and play. Matthew always has ideas and exercises we can do to work with the material that arises. He is communicative and professional.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kent S.
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I have worked with Don Waxman for almost two years and found him to be the most effective therapist I have used. Don has the ability to be empathetic and directive in a way that works for me. His use of somatic tools with me has be dramatic in my self exploration and healing. He is very knowledgeable and creative and has great set of tools to help you get to your goals.

Diana Halfmann, MFT
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
Hannah C.
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I had always heard of this type of counseling but had never participated in one. Diana supported me through five sessions of Shamanic Counseling about a month ago, and it was a wonderful and productive experience. Diana was very professional during the entire time, always communicating in a clear way and always providing a safe space for me to ask any questions. Most of all she always made me feel that we were working together, as a team. Like in any counseling at the beginning I felt a little "shy" to express myself, but Diana's gentle voice and soft energy allowed me to unfold in a comfortable way never feeling judged by her. Of course this is a type of work that doesn't really have an end, but the first 5 sessions I completed with Diana were very helpful. I definitely feel our work together reached deep levels of consciousness and brought out useful results that I am currently using in present time. At the end of our work, Diana was generous enough to provide me with the tools so that - if I wanted to- I could continue working with my spirit guides independently. I am honored to have worked with Diana on such an intimate experience, and I would do it again any time.

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I am a certified community mediator, a certified anger management trainer (level II) and a credentialed adult education instructor. I provide family and individual education and counseling in anger management, conflict resolution, parenting, communication and stress management. I have been teaching court-directed anger management and parenting classes for the past 10 years.

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Change is not easy! And yet sometimes, the pain of difficult feelings, a challenging situation or a rocky relationship can overwhelm everything else. At such times, you may feel compelled to try something new and to give up exhausted efforts at doing it alone. In counseling, you can find relief from anxious thoughts, painful relationships, and self-defeating behaviors. Therapy offers you the opportunity to heal from your past, better manage your present and develop more adaptive and fulfilling ways of being. In my practice, I see women, men, couples, families and groups of many ages and cultural backgrounds. No two situations are ever exactly alike. At the same time, there are some issues that I work with more than others, and these are listed here: * Trauma * Divorce * Anxiety * Lost Women (please see my website for more information) * Grief or Loss I am a certified practitioner of EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) and expressive arts therapy (EXA). EMDR is a mind-body technique that's used to process disturbing memories (i.e.: traumatic events) that contribute to unexplained fears and self-defeating beliefs and behaviors. EXA is a therapeutic modality that's dedicated to the use of creativity as a vehicle for change. For more information on these techniques and how they work, please feel free to visit my website. You are also welcome to contact me for a free 15-minute consultation.

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As a private college counselor, I provide college counseling and essay editing services to help aspiring high school students who want to gain admission to the Ivy League, Stanford, MIT, Caltech, UChicago, and other competitive universities. My stellar track record of getting students into the top 6 schools (HYPSMC) in the country speaks for itself, as I help students from all backgrounds tackle the application process. I have helped even under-achieving, subpar students gain admission to one of the top six schools through a rigorous application process that helps the applicant to stand out from his or her peers. I graduated with a degree in economics from Princeton University.

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I do in-home and office-based counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. I will travel to you, or we can meet in my Mountain View office. I offer client-friendly, experienced and compassionate treatment of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse, and past trauma. Call or email me for a free 20-minute phone consultation.

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I provide individual, couple, and family counseling. I offer support and direction for my clients, and specialize in addictions, coping with life transitions, relationship counseling, and stress management. I provide a supportive environment, and interact with clients in a way that facilitates movement beyond the barriers that have previously limited progress.

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As a full-service college consultant, I specialize in the application process and the requirements for college campuses. I seek to streamline the process for students and their family by organizational help and time line creation, teacher recommendation letter organization, essay guidance, and application assistance to help facilitate a student’s analytical processes as he or she considers what is best for learning interests and campus environments. Formerly a high school classroom teacher, my style is casual, fun and low key. Students know that I am available to them at any time and regularly keep in touch with them via texting and even Facebook. Whether a student is seeking tutoring for an academic subject such as English or history, or needs assistance preparing for the ACT and SAT, I tailor my tutoring to meet the students' individual needs. The fact that my students continue to stay in touch and seek out services after they have gone to college attests to the fact that they know I care about helping them make the most of their education.

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I am the pastor of Sonoma Alliance Church. I can officiate over your Christian marriage ceremony, provide premarital counseling and avail the church building for weddings.

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I am collaborative, and I care deeply about my clients. I am creative, and I am first and foremost interested in offering relief. Well-being is something I believe should be available today, not ten years down the line. My clients have told me that while they appreciate my deep empathy, they also value my analytical ability to help them make connections and offer fresh perspectives. They have expressed relief at finding our sessions filled with humor and a light, gentle inquisitive approach. I offer individual, couples and family sessions. I also facilitate a chronic pain session to a well-being group. I excel at helping people through transitions and teaching couples how to nurture, heal, and/or add a sense of vitality and expansiveness to their relationships.

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I am a counselor. I am certified in school counseling and marriage and family therapy (intern). I enjoy working with children, families, couples and individuals in every situation. I specialize in working with children and other victims of domestic violence. I have experience working with substance abuse issues, depression, anxiety and behavioral issues among others.

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I have worked with children, families and couples, for over ten years. I have experience in a wide variety of issues including trauma, substance abuse, conflict, and relationship issues. I believe we all have an innate potential to work towards growth, and higher functioning. Our greatest asset is hope.

  • 20 years in business
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I provide services in Reiki and psychological counseling for individuals and couple's therapy to children and adults. Bach Flower Therapy is administered when needed according to the specific cases. I have accessible rates. I am available only by appointment.

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