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Hesperia Counselors

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  • 4 years in business
  • 741 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jaymi C.
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I have been to quite a few counselors in my life and Dr Ira Lake is by the far the most genuine, caring and skilled. He is very professional and smart and helps you figure out how your past affects who you are today. I see him for individual and couples counseling and have taken my 7 yr daughter as well. He is wonderful! I highly recommend him.

Acker Next Level Coaching
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Dunia A.
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I was looking for a coach not a counselor and I felt like Mike matched my needs. I don't want to just talk about my feelings I want to set an action plan so that I can measure my improvements through the sessions. So far Mike has helped me get a hold of some resources that are helping me see those improvements. He works on setting a framework based on your needs and its very visual which works great for me.

Always Be Growing
5.0
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...

    • 9 years in business
    Rihna C.
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    My experience at finding light was excellent. I felt safe and welcomed. My counselor helped me work on some things in my life and helped me see things in anther perspective wich took a huge load of my shoulder. And i was always treated with kindness and respect. Definitely would recommend to my friends and family.

    Weddings By Design
    4.9
    from 7 reviews
    • 36 years in business
    • 18 hires on Thumbtack
    Jenn M.
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    Pastor Charlie was such a blessing to us. When my friend's dad who is a pastor wasn't able to perform our ceremony we were left scrambling to find someone. Being christians and wanting a christian wedding ceremony I didn't want to just pick any officiant. I was really hesitant to find someone online but we are so thankful for Pastor Charlie. He is a wonderful man that has been married for many years and has a wife and children and grandchildren and also pastors a church. We also had pastor charlie do counseling for us. We live far away so we did skype sessions. We didn't necessarily think we needed counseling because we thought we were really good at communication and we are both on the same page with everything about life but we really learned a lot from him and there were things that came up with family and stress of wedding planning that he really helped us get through. I think it was great for us to have someone removed from our circle of family, friends, and church, to counsel us because we could really open up and share things and discuss things with him. He really got to know us and you can tell that he is doing this because it's really his heart to counsel people and not a job or for money. He has a lot of wisdom from his own life and wants couples to have the best Godly marriage possible. Our ceremony was beautiful and even though he didn't know us previous to our counseling, he took the time to get to know us and no one at the ceremony would have known we just met him a few months prior. Seemed as if we had known him for years. I would definitely recommend him. Out of all the people I researched in my area I found him to be the best honest, caring christian pastor for our ceremony.

    Marriage on Deck
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    Jasmin R.
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    The Taylors are an amazing example of a solid, God-led married couple! Upon first viewing their Facebook live videos, I was skeptical as to whether or not they were as "put together" and as well-informed as it appeared.... And I definitely was not disappointed! Everything relates back to the Bible! Led by the word of God!

    Teri Joens-White, LMFT
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Taylar H.
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    She's great! Provides a flexible schedule, takes EAP and insurance and she's a great marriage counselor.

    Power and Love Ministry
    5.0
    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.

    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.

    Christian Counselor
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Suzanne B.
      Verified review

      Mr.Hall is an amazing family and marriage counselor. His uses a Christ centered approach to helping couples grow in their relationships. He has a made a huge impact on my marriage. I highly recommend him.

      About

      I help with the following: parenting skills, communication skills, interventions, marriage, family, child, and pre-marital counseling. No walk-ins available! Services that are available: family counselor, marriage and family counselors, Christian counselors, and meditation.

      About

      I officiate at weddings, deliver homilies, and prepare wedding liturgies. I am also available for premarital counseling.

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      I am a writer , translator , and mostly a great adviser and personal counselor for people who need someone to talk to regarding anythings towards anything. Great with people and take my work very serious.

      About

      Award winning counselor recognized by the U.S. Congress, CA State Senate and County of LA for outstanding and dedicated service to his clients. People often say their results with him are the best they've ever experienced. He has a proven track record of successfully helping couples, families and people who struggle with depression and anxiety. His work with affairs of various kinds is groundbreaking. Not only is he a California state licensed therapist, but he has also spent many years as a computer engineer analyzing and resolving complex problems for multi-billion dollar companies. He left his computer career because he wanted to find a more meaningful career in the helping profession. Since all relationships, communication, anxiety and family problems are systemic in nature, his unique experience gives his ability to identify and resolve your problems a huge advantage over other counselors.

      • 11 years in business
      About

      I have a gift of listening and hearing beyond words. The ability to speak without intimidation and to reach you on a real level. I will help you from a Christian perspective without beating you over the head with the Bible or judgment. I'll help you find you!

      • 4 years in business
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      Experienced in finding a solution to problems in couples, marriage counselor Gustavo Contreras will help you and your partner to be stabilized emotionally and in all areas of your lives. If there is a will then there is a way. Marriage was designed by God to be eternal!

      About

      I am a seasoned life coach and spiritual counselor, including seven years working often in the area of grief and loss. I am able to sit with those in the throes of grieving, allowing the anguish of a broken heart and the anxiety of a life suddenly changed. Whether your loss is fresh or still upsetting to you, you deserve to find emotional and spiritual support. Your time and my time together can make the difference. I also have 12 years in a health care setting providing supportive counseling. I have an MA degree in Spiritual Psychology with an emphasis in consciousness, health and healing. This learning supports me in believing that the best answers come from within with intention and consideration and trusting for highest good. I will work with you to listen to your own deeper self.

      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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