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I hired Dr. Ira L. Lake on the advice of a friend who was at a wedding where he officiated. My best friend said to me it would be a mistake on my part if I didn't hire him as my wedding officiant. Right from the start in our initial meeting we hit it off as he made me feel comfortable with his down to earth and yet outgoing personality. This was my first marriage and so I didn't know much about how to go about planning a wedding ceremony. But Dr. Lake explained and outlined for me how a traditional wedding ceremony would look and even recommended a florist and photographer that he knew. He even suggested several potential venues to host the wedding ceremony. At the end of our initial meeting I felt like the weight of the world was lifted off of my shoulders. Dr. Lake assured me that he would be available to answer any and all of the questions I might have with regards to planning the ceremony up until the ceremony itself. I must have called or texted Dr. Lake 10 times and each time he responded to me in a timely manner. Then the day of my wedding came. I was a nervous mess. Dr. Lake showed up an hour early for the ceremony. He visited me in my dressing room and immediately made me feel at ease. Even my bridesmaid commented on his calming influence on me after he left the room. Words cannot adequately describe the beautiful ceremony he conducted. His words were clear and meaningful with regards to how to build a great and successful marriage. His easy to understand message and great sense of humor had the majority of the guest I talked too wishing that he had been the officiant for their weddings. Dr. Lake stayed until after the wedding photos were taken mingling with the guests and making everyone feel warm, accepted, and comfortable. For anyone out there looking for a wedding officiant PLEASE don't hesitate to contact and hire Dr. Ira L. Lake. His fee was well below what I thought I would be paying and his service was even more that what I expected to receive. One last note: He offered in his initial quote to me one free counseling session for me and my fiancé. We took him up on it and my finance and I were truly blessed by what he shared and challenged us with in counseling. Dr. Ira will be our counselor moving forward should our marriage get off track from time to time. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Ira L. Lake
I had my doubts about getting marriage counseling, but when I started going to Michelle she proved to me how helpful it really is. So much that I think every young couple needs coaching in order to avoid serious relationship issues in the future. With her loving sidekick/spouse helping out, it provides a male and female aspect of each situation that comes up. Overall, Michelle is a great, caring person that will provide you with positive energy, motivation, and useful resources for life (not just marriage counseling). Coaching or no coaching, it's always nice to be blessed with the presence of such a person in your lifetime.
Cristi O'Brien has helped me out with my relationship in numerous ways. She is a great listener and really great at giving advice. I highly recommend her as a therapist for any situations or issues you might have.
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.
After months with several disappointing counselors, we found Dr. Jeanne. Her approach is impressively different for 3 reasons: 1) she got to essence of the issue -- quickly went beyond the "superficial layers" and discovered the "issue behind the issue", 2) she is extremely fast -- after every session we experienced immediate, significant shifts and although sometimes this stuff can be difficult, she made it palatable in a way that both my husband and I appreciated 3) she does so much more than marriage counseling -- after we got through some "big" issues, she coached us to resolve a number of important business issues that we have been struggling with for some time. But the bottom line is that I can honestly say, that she did in fact help us save our marriage. The fourth nice sugar on top is that she has a very soothing and calm manner, making the difficult issues that are so hard to face, more palatable and easier to approach. I highly recommend her, she will save you considerable time, pain and money -- and most importantly, she gets results.
Therapy never quite made a difference for me in the past, and believe me I really wanted it to. Samanthas approach is so completely different and more personal then anything I experienced before that it has profoundly impacted my life in a way I always wished therapy would have. Unlike others, she helped me understand my life as a whole - and helped me develop a sense of self-compassion I never before realized would be so instrumental in my self-acceptance and self-growth. I learned to appreciate what it really means to be a growing human-being with Samantha and I learned to step back and see the whole picture of my life instead of just chopped up and seperate events. Some are good at making you think they understand you, but with Samantha one feels it. Best of all, she feels like a friend that really relates and not a detached doctor taking suspicious notes that is always at an arms length. I only wish I had met her sooner.
I had an excellent experience in my counseling session with Diana R Briscoe in South Pasadena. She brings key insights into her guided hypnotherapy, which helped me onto a path of clarity as to my own life goals and a welcome opportunity to understand and narrate my life for others. Gentle and intuitive, that's Diana Briscoe!
Working with Saman for almost 3 years and I have to say that he has blossomed into a great professional. To be honest I was really skeptical if therapy was right for me, seeing as I only met him a year or so into his internship so I wasn't sure if he was able to help me. He is a very patient, compassionate and understanding person who takes this field of work to heart...It's pretty much his calling in life. Fast forward two and a half years later, I've learned ways to cope with my anxiety and have gained the confidence to accomplish my goals in my life.
Third Way Counseling is great! They have been sensitive to my needs (financial and time constraints) and are accommodating in every way.
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.
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!
Finding a therapist can often be a difficult task, but I would recommend Stacey to absolutely anyone. She is compassionate, calm and very skilled in what she does. Her desire to help is reflected in her approach to conversations. She conducts herself in a professional manner, but has an innate ability to connect to people. My advice is to call Stacey today and get started on the path to understanding and appreciating yourself.
Suzanne is a balm. She is real and straight but has an amazing style of communicating that makes truth easy to accept and even funny. She listens well and sees her clients. I feel cared for and understood by her. Her support is invaluable.
We have extensive knowledge and experience dealing with teens, adults, and couples who struggle with addiction, mental illnesses, communication, and family issues.
I've spent my career looking at how we live and it's clear that relationships are the key. Yet, as important as relationships are, we aren't given much help with them. As children we read fairly tales about knights rescuing princesses, but it turns out that real life isn't really like that. We don't just meet someone, fall in love and live happily ever after. Relationships, good relationships, are hard work. And, of course, when they are good, we are glad we made the effort. So, while you were perfecting your trade, I've been looking at life and relationships. When your car isn't working you take it to a mechanic, when your computer is acting up you call tech support. And, when you aren't getting what you want from your life or relationships, you call someone like me. I've been a therapist for more than 30 years (I'm 60). During those years I have spent a great deal of time with clients talking about their lives and, at the same time, living my own. I discovered, as you may have, that men and women are different, very different, and its as if they speak different languages. I like to think that I speak both those languages and can help men and women communicate with each other. Of course, we have other relationships, too. We have parents, and children, and bosses and co-workers. Many of us want a relationship but haven't found one yet or haven't figured out how to make our relationships last. If your partner is resistant, know this. Relationships can often be improved through the actions of one motivated partner, even though the other is unwilling to come to therapy. If you are not currently in a relationship, we can work together to discover how you can build better ones. I've spent my life looking at these things and learning what makes them work. Let's talk about your life and relationships.
I help people to understand what might be getting in their way to having healthier relationships and success in their lives. I listen very carefully and build a trusting relationship where new experiences can be had and growth begins. When life outside my consultation room is changing, I know we are doing good work inside!
I am a retired teacher/counselor and specialize in special-needs students in addition to regular subject tutoring.
I do counseling based on attachment theory. Marriage, premarital, life coaching, career counseling and I also have experience treating PTSD.
Psychotherapy is offered for individuals, couples, families and groups. The counseling services are available for adults, teens and children in Spanish and English. We have court-approved parenting classes, anger management and domestic violence classes. Dr. Cohen has 20 years of experience treating depression and anxiety with much success. Dr. Jose David Cohen PsyD, LMFT is available by appointment; please call.
I provide counseling services, offering an integrative track to psychotherapy to help individuals and couples transition through challenging moments in their lives. BioDynamic Integrated Therapy is an innovative program created to help clients reach internal balance and emotional strength through a unique convergence of mind and body, therapy and yoga. I offer a skills development group that facilitates a path towards growth and healing through both physical and emotional relief.
f you are a parent, I offer individual parenting guidance and/or work directly with your child or teen. My child and adolescent work includes difficulties such as peer relationships, stress, learning issues and lack of organization, anxiety and depression, consequences of divorce or death of a parent, listening and following parental rules and shyness. Because I feel it is so important that you find the therapist who is the right match for you, if you decide not to return for a second session, I will not charge you for the initial visit.