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Elk Grove Family Counselors

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Gregor Coaching & Counseling
from 37 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
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I have used many different counselors over the years, but none as professional or effective as Steve Gregor. I went to him for grief counseling, but his effectiveness has extended to all of my life. He is empathetic, compassionate, and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Steve to anyone.

Nancy Ryan, M.A. LMFT
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Cris N.
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Nancy helped me in processing letting go and loving well when my 18 year old daughter moved out with no notice. What impressed me the most was how she had the ability to draw out of me what I was looking for which was validation for my emotions and encouragement for my boundaries I chose to set do to the way my daughter left home. Nancy is without a doubt one of the best counselors I have ever met.

  • 31 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen K.
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He was wonderful! He is very professional and seeks to help the couple all along the planning process through to your wedding day. What's stands out is how much he truly cares about you. You can tell he does this with the intention of helping couples. He also did premarital counseling for us and we truly made a friend in him. He is a real friend who is there whenever you need him most. When a mistake was made on our marriage license (not his mistake), he was there to help work it out for us without hesitation. Overall, he was knowledgeable, helpful, and truly cares about the people he works with. We were lucky to have him as our counselor and wedding officiant. We highly suggest him!

Rev. Denice L.
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Dr. Paul Joseph Yang is a tireless worker for the gospel of Jesus Christ. He has a heart for the journey of the Hmong in America. His doctoral thesis focuses on a theology of liberation for the Hmong that helps the community find hope, strength and resource through their shared history of Exodus from Laos to the camps in Thailand and after years in the camps, migration to America. Today the children of the Exodus, the 1.5 generation are raising families, seeking a spiritual path and finding their way forward while their children, the second generation are coming of age and achieving amazing success in the new culture. Rev. Yang provides resources for these families in bridging the culture; navigating the relations between elders, parents and children all of whom are struggling to retain important and essential cultural values while also adapting to new mores, gender roles, and the cultural values of this society that can be in stark contrast to traditional understandings. Skilled in navigating these issues, Pastor Yang restores family respect, dignity, unity and self understanding while upholding the value of education, love of neighbor and respect for all. I have worked with Dr. Yang for many years and witnessed his intelligent, competent, faithful diligence on behalf of the Hmong community and transforming hope we have in the good news of Jesus Christ.

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Only met with her once , but I've been to several other therapists and experience with expertise is critical for me. I think if my husband and I commit to her interventions and real-life plan , things might actually turn around in amazing ways . Excited to start and will review follow up

Diana M.
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Dr. Beth offers just the right amount of love, compassion and information to create lasting transformation. She is so sharp. She really saw me for who I am and took me to the next level in my own growth. It has improved my relationship with my kids, my family, my friends and even increased my effectiveness in my work! Thank you Dr. Beth!

  • 26 years in business

Relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and addictions often have their roots in early experiences, past traumas, and ways of coping that are no longer working. I help individuals and couples move past obstacles that are holding them back and interfering with the ability to enjoy life in the present. Please contact me for a complementary session to see if we might be a good fit.


Life Bridge is a nonprofit faith-based counseling and family services. Doug Tawlks performs weddings and premarital counseling.


Many other therapist say that they work with couples, but very few in this area were specifically and in depthly trained, in their masters program, to work with relationships. I was required to log 500 supervised relationship hours while in school. This is unique to the field and makes me more qualified than most in this region. Also I am a confident, direct, and interactive therapist. I won't just sit and listen and throw out a peice of advice at the end. We work together, practice in the room and get specific direct feedback about your progress as we work. Also, you don't have to fear about me advising you to divorce or break up. I will work for your relationship even when it's tough for you to keep doing it. However, if you both agree to end the relationship, I will support you through that process.


I provide counseling/mental health therapy for couples, individuals and families. All ages accepted: adults, adolescents and children. My specialties include: depression, anxiety, divorce, grief, blended families, parenting, and abuse. Insurance accepted: Aetna, Health Net, EAPS, Health comp, and VOC. Contact: Patricia Guerrero

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Therapy is intended to treat many different types of clinical problems. A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is a mental health professional trained in psychotherapy and family systems and licensed to diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders, individually or within the family system, in a framework of interpersonal relationships. MFTs are concerned with the total health and well-being of the individual and the family within a family system.Therapy is not a “quick fix”. I will work to help you find and improve skills needed to foster personal growth, manage, and overcome difficult life stressors. Therapy requires a commitment by you and/or your family to make changes and improve your overall mental health and well-being. I have experience working with children and adolescents with a wide range of mental health symptoms including anxiety, depression, attachment issues, behavioral disorders, abuse and trauma and I have extensively worked in the field of sex offending with adjudicated and non adjudicated youths. In 2010 I started Sac Family Solutions, a private practice that uses a variety of different interventions tailored specifically to each individual. During this time I have independently consulted for several different school districts to provide educationally related mental health services (ERMHS) for students in special education and social emotional mental health for general education students. I am familiar with mental health in the school system and with educationally related mental health goals on an Individual Education Plan (IEP).


Julie Karp is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is in Private Practice in Sacramento, CA. She provides Counseling Services to Individuals, Couples, and Families throughout the Sacramento and surrounding areas. She has been in Private Practice in the University area for the last 10 years and has provided counseling and therapeutic services to those in the Greater Sacramento area for over 15 years. Julie Karp was voted Best in Sacramento 2011.


I provide marriage counseling, family therapy, spiritual counseling, and I work with young people also. I am fully licensed in the state of California.


Whether you are going through a stressful period in your life or simply want to take steps towards personal growth my hope is to walk along side you in that journey. One of my main goals as a counselor is to offer a safe, non-judgmental, environment to explore your deepest thoughts and feelings as well as offer unconditional support. I understand how difficult it can be to open up and share your struggles with another person. While taking that first step may feel scary I hope it is a moment we can celebrate together. I collaborate with my clients to develop therapeutic goals in order to discover what may work best. While my approach is rooted in Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy I often use other tools to personalize the process for my clients. I work with individuals, adolescents, and families. I have experience addressing issues such as: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, family-related issues, self-harm, behavioral issues, major life transitions, grief, relationship issues, and personal growth. I am also certified in Applied Behavioral Analysis.


Through my work is shown my honesty of care in seeing restoration results, however, my honesty in clients knowing the truth is also important too.


My areas of interest include treating adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families experiencing issues which can create problems in the school, community, and home setting. I provide individual and family therapy to address all types of issues, including anxiety, depression, hoarding, parenting, co-parenting, panic attacks, school issues, relationship issues, family communication, conflict management, parent/teen conflict, and anger issues. I have great respect and experience in working with survivors of domestic-violence and sexual-assault survivors. I work to find the best style of therapy for you and your goals. My theoretical orientation draws on cognitive behavioral theories and a psychoanalytic approach, allowing me to create the right blend of past and current focus and help you make progress with your concerns. I am a certified administrator for Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), which is a tool used to identify personality traits and preferences. This tool is beneficial in individual, family, and couple therapies. My education include the following: * MS in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from the University of Phoenix * BS in psychology from Grand Canyon University Jalena Rusaw is an employee of Life Practice Counseling Group and is supervised by Carisa Sherwood, licensed marriage and family therapist, MFCC#48768. This is a nonprofit counseling agency which employs professional, ethical, and culturally sensitive therapists.


As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have expertise in reconnecting and strengthening relationships. I provide counseling to individuals, couples and families experiencing a broad range of challenges, such as the following: * Chronic worry, anxiety or feelings of depression * Substance-use concerns * Body image issues and/or disordered eating * Marriage and couple's counseling to help with relationship stressors * Parenting and/or co-parenting challenges * Intimacy issues * Reproductive loss, such as miscarriage or experience with infertility * Difficulty adjusting to or coping with new life circumstances, such as work transition, separation or recent divorce * Family counseling across generations * Counseling for grief and loss I take a strength-based approach to counseling, and together with my clients, I work to improve life satisfaction and reconnect relationships by not only working on what's wrong but also by building on what is strong. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client's individual needs. Please contact me for a no-charge individual, couple's or family therapy consultation today.


I come from a very humanistic and systems theory perspective. I believe that we are each on our own journey in search of personal serenity and happiness. I view my job as a therapist to be a guide to support you on your own personal and individualized journey. I have significant experience working with adolescents and youth, both in community and residential care settings. I have experience with the criminal justice and probation populations, families in crisis, and families during their reunification process. I understand that life does not always happen as we plan it or would prefer, and that these bumps on the road affect us each on various levels and in different ways. I will work to empower you to identify and build on your individual and unique strengths in order to overcome struggles, find clarity along your journey, and make progress toward being a more whole and happy individual. I work diligently to ensure a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental environment for my clients.


I am a Christian counselor specializing in couples, individuals and families. The family is worth saving and counseling is what I do to help couples better understand the dynamics within their family structure.


As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. What you need to know most about me is that I am totally committed to your healing and cleaning up your past, creating new possibilities for today, rekindling your zest for life, and creating a new life you absolutely love and fully participate in. I work with both short-term and long-term therapy clients. My goal is to develop long relationships with clients so that they feel the extra support they need during times of crisis or when they are seeking growth in their lives and relationships. Through the solution-based therapy, I will help you understand the cause of problems, find effective solutions, and learn to live more comfortable. A therapist should be a good fit for a client, so I encourage you to read more about my services or call for an initial session to see if I am the right therapist for you. In addition, I regularly take course work and continuing education in a wide variety of clinical topics to increase and update my knowledge base and experiential learning opportunities. With several years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, I also currently run and facilitate groups for women who are dealing with emotional eating issues. I also am in a partnership with Folsom Lake Fitness where I give bimonthly seminars providing tools and steps to challenge the thoughts and behaviors that prevent many from reaching their weight loss goals.


I work with individuals, couples, and children. I'm passionate about bringing peace, happiness, love, hope, security, and self-confidence back to the client and bringing out strengths the couple's relationship already has and working through the struggles they may not be aware of. Often times, clients come in feeling stuck. They don't like their career, they are struggling in their relationship, or the past is now causing pain in the present. I enjoy being on the journey through the rough and coming out to a place of peace with them. I have special interests working with Individuals and couples experiencing infertility, First Responders, & Veterans. Therapy should be enjoyable! I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques in my practice. It's important to me to be able to cater to the needs of my clients. Every client is different so creating individual treatment plans is important to the success of the client. I believe the most difficult part of therapy is making that initial phone call. The rest is a conversation over a cup of tea!

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