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Lake Elsinore Counseling Services

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  • 4 years in business
  • 741 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aurelio C.
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I was in a bad place mentally and emotionally in my life. Things were so bad for me that I sought professional help. But I was looking for counseling with a spiritual emphasis. I was put in contact with Ira Lake and my life was forever changed. Right from the start he made me feel comfortable. He was very empathetic and we quickly developed a couseling rapport. He gave me some amazing tools that I still use to this day. I highly recommend Ira Lake as a couselor/therapist.

Acker Next Level Coaching
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey O.
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Pastor Acker was very comforting and offered me wonderful advice. I am very great full for his inspiring words and the attentive way he listened to my concerns. I highly recommend seeking guidance or counseling from Pastor Acker.

WRSolutions
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Heather S.
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We couldn't possibly praise our experience with WIll highly enough! Will has tremendous wisdom and insight. He has a revolutionary approach to marriage counseling!

Cristi O'Brien, LCSW
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah D.
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My husband and I love Cristi! She had a great outline for premarital counseling. We highly recommend her. She gave us a great foundation to the start of our marriage. Truly, she is a gem.

Transparency Counseling
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joan B.
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Linh worked with me on grief counseling. I was still struggling some five years after the death of my son David. Although I was working and going through the motions of enjoying my life with my family, I was unintentionally consumed by anger. Through my therapy with Linh I was able to work through the issues that had dogged me throughout my life which culminated in the anger issues the stopped me from enjoying life as I should have. She is a very adept a able therapist who helped to turn my life around. I am now enjoying my life so much more. ThankYou Linh you made such a difference in my life

Pastor A. Norton D.Div, CPC
5.0
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

    • 24 years in business
    • 27 hires on Thumbtack
    Yumi C.
    Verified review

    Murray was very experienced and professional with helping my husband and I get a better understanding of one another. Our relationship was strained over the course of several disagreements on key topics, but Murray helped provide us with some simple but powerful tools in order to work out our problems as a couple. His guidance and fair approach made sure we were both comfortable in speaking our mind. We were able to rebuild trust and repair the damaged foundation of our marriage at the end of Murray's counseling sessions. We would not hesitate to recommend him to a close friend if we saw they were having similar issues.

    Jim Gaffney
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 30 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Jeannette J.
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    i worked with Jim ,as a volunteer ,for years in a ministry at mariners church in California . I learned a lot from Jim as I was privileged to have opportunities to be with him as he counseled men and women . It was unbelievable to watch Jim be led by the Holy Spirit as he counseled hard to describe but a wonderful memory . Jim taught so many of us in this ministry to be healthy in our " helping others" Jim had a class where he showed parents how to have tough love with their children that were on drugs. Jim also had the volunteers in his ministry go through a 12 step spiritual journey. Jim had men and women have an amazing chance to be trained by John Townsend and Henry Cloud to be peer counsellors something I would have paid hundreds of dollars to do he brought in gifted professional counsellors to serve as guides for the peer counseling ministry many many hurting people at that church were helped free of charge because of his vision and trainings. I'm thankful for the time I had serving with Jim at Mariners church 9 wonderful years. Thanks to God and u too Jim !!!!

    • 7 years in business
    • 27 hires on Thumbtack
    Susana G.
    Verified review

    She is steel helping me to work with myself and my family , and Im very satisfied with her work. Her profesional help ismore than I expected . Thanks Christy.

    Plaza Bible Church
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 57 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Valerie R.
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    We worked extensively with Pastor Eddie for our premarital counseling. He made us realized that the "engagement" period of a relationship isn't just meant to plan a wedding, it's more importantly meant to plan for your marriage. He equipped us both with the essential tools needed for marriage and for a lifetime of agape love. He covers everything with the couple so you are entering this marriage with no surprises. You review everything from fair fighting, communication, finances, parenting, etc. and how imperative it is to keep God at the center of your life and your marriage. Anyone we talk to who is looking to get engaged or is engaged, we encourage them to definitely do premarital counseling and to contact Pastor Eddie.

    Tamar Counseling Services
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Amanda M.
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    The professional advice given me by Deborah Vinall has proved invaluable on many different occasions in my work and ministry with troubled youth and young adults. She demonstrates a keen insight, empathy, and compassion into the complexities of the human experience. Her gentle understanding of the pain and suffering that leads to addictions, cycles of trauma and abuse, balanced with wise goadings towards boundaries and reclaiming ownership of ones life and actions have modeled a beautiful spirit of cooperation and non-judgemental support. Deborah Vinall clearly exudes the maxim of Tamar Counselling Services : "reclaiming wholeness", as she herself creates safe space for persons in any stage of healing to begin their journey towards doing just that!

    • 9 years in business
    Dottie J.
    Verified review

    Staff is friendly and helpful. The therapists have a wealth of education and tools to help clients through the healing process. I like that Novus has many different options depending on individual needs.

    Dr C’s Solutions
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    Ehsan A.
    Verified review

    Dr. Christian Snyder is the best counselor you will ever meet. I have benefitted tremendously from our time together. He will help you.

    Penny T.
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    In aproximately 2003 my husband and I were counseling with Mark. We were desperate for help, understanding, and relief. We literally felt something destroying us inwardly, confusing every thing we believed in. This one thing we could not overcome was killing our marriage. After searching books, talking to other counselors, going to marriage conferences.... really we couldn't quite put our finger on it or get to the root. However Mark was discerning, compassionate, non judgmental and real. He was able to help my husband let his guard down and be honest, open and willing ;by the power of the Holy Spirit working through him. We did counsel for a good several months but it was do to my husbands unwillingness to be completely honest in the beginning. I will never forget that evening when my husband returned home form what may have been one of their last sessions. I was nearly afraid there was such a notable difference in his eyes and his tone of voice and his entire demeanor. He was calm, he was changed, transformed he was peaceful, He was free! The shame, the guilt was gone. His eyes were clear , His heart was lifted. I had my husband back in a way I had not ever known him. God really used mark to bring about a deliverance we never knew was available. This was 12 years ago. Of course like anything one must continue to do what is required to keep the results achieved. If we were talking weight loss , one would continue to eat healthy and exercise. Lets just say we can use some review it has been awhile now (13 years or more) and sometimes a refresher course is needed. I plan to contact Mark for a check up. I believe the Lord led me to find his business I did not know existed. At the time we counseled, it was more casual not a business. I am so happy to have found him after all these years. I highly recommend Mark as he is a great tool in God's hand to bring loving compassionate help to those hurting and bound up by their past and own short comings. Blessings to this business!

    Terri Campbell, MA
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Clint W.
      Verified review

      Terri helped me through a very tough time in my life. She has always been a trusted, loyal and helpful counselor. Her insight and guidance has helped me deal many life issues including depression, anxiety, relationships and abuse. Anyone will benefit from working with Terri she is a GREAT counselor!

      Laser Insight Counseling
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      The root of our suffering is merely a lack of understanding. When we don't know, our mind fills in the gaps, and often fearfully. The perspectives I bring quickly help people because I act as a light in an otherwise dark room, and you can see everything more clearly. In one session I can alleviate most problems, then it's quickly on to Thriving, not just surviving!!

      About

      Are you looking for help with your relationship? Are you suffering from depression, anxiety, anger, or low self-esteem? Whatever it is, you want a therapist who is caring, compassionate, and competent. I offer high-quality treatment from the Catholic perspective, but I don't push or proselytize. Check out the website for more information, and may God bless you in your search for the right therapist. Pro-Life. Pro-Marriage. Professional.

      About

      As a marriage and family therapist, I am specifically trained to help those who are experiencing issues with relationships. Are you in a romantic relationship that is in need of attention? Are you having difficulty dealing with your family members or even your children? I can help! I am specializing in couples counseling, individual counseling and family counseling.

      About

      When talking to a good friend is no longer enough, turn to over 30 years of proven experience. I am a licensed clinical social worker or LCSW and a licensed marriage and family therapist or LMFT. I am practicing psychotherapy, couples and family counseling, divorce mediation and divorce coaching in Newport Beach. I have been helping people find a better way to meet life's challenges for over 30 years in private practice. I offer solution-focused counseling, using the best of traditional psychotherapy, along with more contemporary techniques. Over the years, I have found that one size does not fit all. I choose instead to tailor my counseling techniques to the unique individual and situation in front of me, because no two people or their problems are exactly alike. My goal for you is to provide a safe environment to create possibility for change. Everyone experiences emotional pain at times. However, when the stress becomes especially severe, whether it takes the form of persistent sadness, depression, anxiety, confusion, procrastination or career problems, it is time to think about seeking professional help. Relationship problems, whether you are in one or having difficulty forming one, can also be a major source of emotional distress. External factors, which can't be avoided in life, sometimes combine with internal issues causing intense discomfort, which may feel confusing. I will help you to identify the areas of your life needing adjustment, and assist you with a plan for improvement. I will provide the tools and personal support every step of the way, while creating a structure that enables you to become your own best advisor. I give results not regrets!

      About

      Are you worried about your child or teenager? Is he or she struggling socially or academically? Does he isolate in his room with the door shut, or cry more than you would expect? Growing up can be tough these days, and some kids and teens need just a little bit of extra guidance to help them through these years. This is where I can help. I have experience working as a school-based counselor as well as with challenging populations such as children with behavioral issues and on the autism spectrum. I use behavioral modification techniques to help your child improve on social skills, academic struggles, anxiety, overcoming bullying, and coping with major changes in the family, including divorce or any other significant loss such as that of a pet. I am a registered marriage and family therapist intern with a master's degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. I may be younger than many of the other therapists you have looked into, but that is exactly the reason why I would be a great choice for your child or adolescent. My age helps me relate to and understand your child, which creates a better counseling environment. I am also fluent in Russian. I am available weekday evenings and weekends.

      About

      We provide counseling and consulting services covering marriage and family issues, relationship problems, work challenges, adoption, abuse/neglect, and other difficulties in life. We specialize in depression, anxiety, PTSD, and traumatic issues with an emphasis in cultural diversity and spirituality.

      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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