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Apple Valley Counseling Services

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  • 4 years in business
  • 748 hires on Thumbtack
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Connie R.
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When my husband and i got engaged we were looking for someone to not only marry us but also provide premarital counseling services. My sister recommended Imtasik famili counseling services. Ira did a fantastic job, he was very welcoming and has a great sense of humor. Although he was unable to marry us due to prior engagement, Ira helped us find someone available to marry us. I am not sure what all counselors talk about, but i would assume they all talk about similar things. Ira gave us advice on finances, how to "fight" fair and other topics as well. He never made us feel uncomfortable or judged for things we could not answer properly or at all for that matter. He was even very considerate about scheduling since I lived in Arizona at the time. I would definitely recommend Ira Lake at Imtasik family counseling services Inc. It is definitely worth it. Connie and Diego

Always Be Growing
from 10 reviews
    Mikel B.
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    Highly skilled counselor, how helps his clients gets to their core issues quickly all done with compassion and pastorial care. Being highly intuitive, he can assist others in discovering hidden causal life struggles and help suggest a path to resoltution: professional...

    Coach's Corner
    from 9 reviews
      Nick I.
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      As a coach and mentor, he understood what I needed to grow. He listened well and created environments where I felt safe. He asked questions and drew out what was really important to me and then encouraged me to act in light of those principles and goals. John has a tremendous ability to see potential, and he saw in me what I didn't dare believe. Beyond seeing it though, he helped create a plan for my continued development. As an obstacle-remover John's guidance is a gift to anyone who feels stuck and is seeking to take the next steps in their growth. He led me through a leadership development process 5 years ago that I am seeking to emulate in my relationships with young adults today. John is a master at mentoring and has forever changed the course of my life with his thoughtful questions, bold encouragements, and gracious affirmations.

      Pastor A. Norton D.Div, CPC
      from 8 reviews
        Satira L.
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        I love working with Pastor A. Norton D.DIV, CPC because she knows how to get to the root of your problem and try to help you better yourself and life. She is very professional and straightforward when getting the job done. I am glad she is in my life to guide me and her services are reasonable yet worth getting if you are serious about changing things in life. Satira C. Lewis

        Weddings By Design
        from 8 reviews
        • 36 years in business
        • 18 hires on Thumbtack
        Lisa L.
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        So far, I've met Charlie for a counseling session 2 times, and will continue, and although Charlie does a lot of weddings, he also counsels. I am seeing him for grief counseling on the loss of my precious husband. I find Charlie sincere, authentic in his faith, good listener, empathetic and easy to talk with. He prayerfully considers his suggestions offered to me. I am hopeful to believe he prays for me and my family to become strengthened, encouraged, and comforted as well. Really appreciate him.

        Vibrant Living Coaching
        from 3 reviews
        • 24 years in business
        Darlene M.
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        I have used Vibrant Living Coaching personally, professionally and as a couple. One session with Daniela is equal to 10 traditional counseling. Her unique techniques moved me quickly through my issues. I would highly recommend Vibrant Living Coaching to anyone who is open to non-traditional methods and who want to move through their issues quickly.

        • 5 years in business
        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
        Lori U.
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        I have been getting "healings" from Dawn for the last 2 years. She has made a profound difference in my life....bringing me to a very peaceful, prosperous, healed place. I continue to see Dawn and improve the quality of my life and my business! Thank you!!!

        Power and Love Ministry
        from 2 reviews
        • 18 years in business
        Faith G.
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        Elder Lewis married my husband n I 10years ago and we will like to say thank you. You have been a big part of our life since the day we got married. Thank you for the pre counseling we still remember every word like yesterday. You are a true blessing to everyone you come across. Please continue to bless other families.

        Philip & Segatha Matthews
        from 2 reviews
        • 39 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Chris A.
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        The counseling that me and my wife recieved from Phil. and Segatha brought a marriage back too life. Over the years we slowly grew apart that ended in a separation. Prior to our seperation we tried other marital counseling services but the services that we recieved never identified the problem but only dealt with things on the surface or was on sided. Me and my wife both felt that marital counseling services that we recieved from a Phil and Segatha was unbiased to either side but it also identified the root of our problem, established a structure to deal with problems, established marital structure and gave us advice on how to raise our children . Where other marital counseling services that we recieved failed us the marital counseling services that we recieved from Phil. and Segatha brought healing to our marriage and breathed life back into it.

        • 12 years in business
        Ingrid B.
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        Minister Cridell officiated my husband and I wedding ceremony. The ceremony was conducted at our home.His professionalism impressed me to the fullest. His keen knowledge of what vowels to have us say to one another made me feel very good about our union. His warm personality & his Love for God shined through his clergy collar.We were very happy and excited about the out come of our Big Day. Thank You Minister Criddell. Sincerely, Mr.&Mrs.Mrs. Bartee~

        Hazel B.
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        Pastor Dan provided wonderful and thoughtful guidance when my husband and I got married in 2006. It was reassuring that we were being counseled by someone who is faith-based and could relate to our relationship struggles and offer us ways of continuing to work on and improve our marriage with God as our foundation. The ceremony itself was a beautiful service and Pastor Dan's personalization and presentation made it all the more special. We are truly blessed to have had him officiate for us.

        • 26 years in business
        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
        Bob K.
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        Spent a brief time with tony in 86 west Covina rec clinic. Set free from heroin addiction and mainly life's wrong thinking. New perspective of love, encourage and hope. Funny, tony didn't. Have to say much, mainly listened. There was this quiet storm about him with such passion. Thanks Lord.. for using tony... Bob Knott, baldwin park, cal 626 378 9167


        We do addiction counseling for adults, families and adolescents. Personalized counseling and intervention to fit your needs. Comprehensive counseling and education to help you lead an addiction free lifestyle. On call 24 hours a day for support and relapse prevention.

        • 8 years in business

        Relevant Church is a church in Riverside, California. As an evangelical church, Relevant Church offers Christian counseling. We are a non-denominational church.


        I am very flexible and available to talk evenings as well. I am very empathetic and actually care what they are going through and want to be, if anything, a catalyst to help them move forward in their healing journey.


        I provide supportive professional counseling for individuals and couples. I offer Christian counseling for marriage and premarriage, boundary issues, depression and anxiety, blended families, addictions, divorce recovery, anger management, abuse and co-dependence, childhood abuse, couples counseling, and posttraumatic stress disorder.


        I provide therapy to individuals, couples and families to improve the quality of relationships.


        I provide therapy to adults and children. Therapy can include individual, family, and couples therapy. I have many years of experience working with depression and abuse.

        • 10 years in business

        We offer services with Compassion and Professionalism. Compassion - reasonable fees. Professionalism - high standard of service. Visit our Testimonial Page on our website


        Following are my counseling specialties: * Depression * Anxiety * Grief and loss * Marital counseling * Pre-marital counseling * Military families * Women’s issues * Counseling services in accordance with sound biblical principles and Christian values Some insurances are accepted.


        Jason Carr MFT is knowledgeable in treating a wide array of disorders and issues, including: - Anger management - Anxiety - Counseling - Couples counseling - Depression - Disorders - Divorce recovery - Domestic violence int. - Drug and alcohol int. - Family counseling - Grief recovery - Intimacy issues - Ministry/pastoral - Mood disorders - Panic - Pre-marital counseling (Prepare Enrich) - Psychological assessments - Sexual abuse recovery - Stress management - Suicide intervention "Various pastors have incorporated Jason's counseling ministry as a help for individuals within their church to support with needs, and this individuals are considered by the pastors to need more thorough counseling. The response to his ministry and counseling has been life changing for individuals, on both a international and national level." B.J. Wilmoth, Senior Pastor Hope Center, Redlands, CA. "Jason has worked well with every cases that he has been assigned too. The Principals at the schools where he worked have been very pleased with his performance and the children he has worked with have thrived." Dr. John Pedersen, Psychologist Riverside Unified School District My compassionate, yet firm approach has helped hundreds of clients that leads to productive and happy lives. I will not recommend indefinite therapy and will not help you make excuses. Endless therapy that takes you a fortune is not something I believe in. I truly care for each and every client, and I will keep your confidentiality to the greatest level of professional standards.

        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        What is a psychologist?

        A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

        A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

        • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
        • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
        • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
        • Overcoming addictions.
        • Managing chronic illness.
        • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

        What are the types of psychologists?

        Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

        • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
        • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
        • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
        • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
        • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
        • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
        • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
        • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
        • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
        • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
        • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
        • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
        • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
        • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
        • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
        • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
        • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
        • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
        • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

        How much do therapists cost?

        If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

        Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

        Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

        To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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