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Oakland Premarital Counselors

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The Sacred Adventure
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hailey H.
Verified review

Kim was everything we could have asked for and more. My fiancé and I weren't quite sure what we were looking for, we just knew we wanted to gain some useful tools to carry us through the rest of our engagement and into our marriage. What we found was Kim--an intelligent, kind, down-to-earth professional who made us feel so comfortable right away. I was a little nervous about my fiancé and how he'd react to a vulnerable situation such as pre-marital counseling...but Kim talked us through every step of the way and every question or concern either of us had was responded to...it was perfect for us. We left feeling refreshed, prepared and honestly, even more in love. Thank you Kim, we are so grateful to have found you!

Enhance My Life Now
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Adam H.
Verified review

An unexpected death in the family upended a number of things in my life. I needed some guidance to get back on track to run my business and tackle the new personal challenges I was facing. I was working with another counselor for a few months but did not find much value in my sessions. My wife found Karim so I decided to try one session. Needless to say, I really enjoyed Karim's approach. Karim has acted like a guide to help me identify, process and work on my challenges. I enjoyed his help so much that I also paid to attend a couple of the workshops he hosts outside of regular hours from time to time. I highly recommend talking to Karim at least once and see how you feel. Chances are, you will want to work with him.

Anxiety Gone
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Sara A.
Verified review

When I started working with Shannon I was struggling with deep unhappiness and uncertainty about my life, as well as my relationships with the people in my life. I was skeptical of talking to anyone because of several prior bad experiences with counselors and psychiatrists. But I called anyway out of desperation and I'm very glad in retrospect that I did. Shannon helped me consciously identify things that are important to me and things I wanted to change. With Shannon I learned to proactively become aware of and eliminate negative, harmful, or just plain not useful patterns of thinking and instead treat myself using positive reinforcement. These changes seems small and simple but their impact is deep. I also benefited from her wise perspective on managing relationships with others. By using what I've worked on with Shannon, I feel more clear, capable, reflective, and self-aware. This in turn has helped me focus, enjoy my work, and improve how I view my relationships with my family and coworkers. I'm all around much happier and proud of myself. In working with Shannon, I was impressed by her kindness, her breadth of understanding, her proactive approach, and her focus on ensuring her clients improve in a quantifiable, verifiable way. I would and do recommend her to anyone looking for guidance through rough times, especially if you're looking for quick and concrete practices to implement to improve your life immediately.

Spiritual Attorney
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Daniel M.
Verified review

I was intrigued by Dan's profile. After a conversation, I knew this was the guy to help me. First, he doesn't want to keep you sick like most counselors do. That was refreshing. Second, I received everything I needed in 3 sessions. Well worth the money. Thanks Spiritual Attorney! You really know your stuff. Recommend without reservations.

Choosing Heart
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
Verified review

Arya is one of the most gifted guided counselors I’ve ever met. His astute awareness to key into what’s being spoken and what’s beneath the words is one of the things that make him such an effective marriage and relationship counselor. He has a gentle way of showing you the way to your truth by asking the right questions or roleplaying with yourself or your partner. His process is nonintimidating and creative which is especially helpful under the circumstances of dealing with years of sensitive issues. My boyfriend and I were at a crossroad of parting ways when we took the leap to try couples counseling and coaching instead of psychotherapy. The results of our time invested with Arya have made us whole again and more in love than ever before. Thank you Arya! You are one of a kind! Nancy

  • 6 years in business
Gary A.
Verified review

I hope that you know how valuable the work is that you have done at Options this last year... And you were one of the best therapists that I have seen in the five and a half years that I have been there. What I saw was an empathetic connection between you and your clients that seemed to have a healing effect. In addition, I got good feedback from the clients themselves. You were also a valuable sounding board for therapeutic challenges individual clients were facing. I appreciate you. Gary Anderson, AOD Counselor, Options Recovery Service

Bonnie B.
Verified review

I met Judy 19 years ago attending an intensive for Hand Analysis. Of all the people in our group Judy displayed the characteristics of a reader I would go to...kindness, humbleness, intuitiveness, and highly intelligent. It is no surprise that she has continued to share her gifts of reading hands and teaching it to others. If you want an in-depth analysis of your delicious dilemma (what you keep stubbing your toes on), Judy will lead you to a better understanding of the contrast's that create those same scenarios. I highly recommend Judy even if you have no dilemmas in your life. You may walk away discovering gifts you did know you possessed! Bonnie

East Bay Area Therapy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer A.
Verified review

Grace Pacheco is an amazing therapist. My partner and I had been rather "stuck" for nearly six months. We were not unhappy, but we were not happy either. Through her premarital survey, my partner and I were able to see more clearly areas that could benefit from growth but also areas in which we excelled. She gave us affirmation that we needed to keep feeling like our choice to be together was a positive decision and also gave us hope; hope that with minor changes (mostly broadening our empathy and understanding for one another) we had the potential to be in an even better place than before. Because of Grace's excellent help, both my partner and I gained the confidence to share feelings we had been hesitant to share for the six years we have been together because Grace showed us that it was not about sparing each other's feelings. She helped us realize that by remaining silent, the feelings would only muster up resentment and multiply to larger issues. Grace aided us in highlighting our strengths to explain how and why it is we've gotten so far in our relationship. In summary, Grace is an amazing,honest, and energetic therapist. She does not pretend to be beyond her expertise and always told us if she felt something was beyond her scope. She treated us with dignity, respect, and positive worth. We were not just "clients", we were really people with legitimate obstacles. My favorite characteristic about Grace..... She's validating. She did not feed us the "things could be worse" line. She highlighted that everyone has different lows, but that does not take away from it being YOUR low. She made us feel important and individual. I will forever value her for how I was treated and how she helped me with my partner. Amazing Grace, thank you.

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nick K.
Verified review

Matthew has been a really great counselor to work with. He brings empathy and excitement to our relationship counseling sessions, and provides much needed insight to moments when we get caught up in our historic relational patterns. Our sessions are a good mix of hard work and play. Matthew always has ideas and exercises we can do to work with the material that arises. He is communicative and professional.

Bay Area Body and Mind
5.0
from 1 review
    Shannon D.
    Verified review

    Alison is amazing! The most important things I look for in a counselor is someone who is well educated, practices what they teach and is compassionate with their clients. Alison is all of the above, she really knows her stuff, I feel safe and well attended to when she works with me and she gives me undivided attention which I always appreciate. She has an amazing way of working on emotional issues that could be holding you back from making progress in your life. She has a deep understanding of what it takes to heal and clear old material that is no longer relevant to living your best life and she guides you in a way that is kind, loving and safe. I honor her so much and feel so grateful to have her in my life!

    Richelle J.
    Verified review

    "Great Life Coach - Sherry is so real, not just spirtual but down to earth. She was my marriage counselor now my life coach, just talking to her makes me feel so much better. I love her so much that I refer her to all my friends and family. If you want your relationship to make sense I strongly reccommend talking to her." ~ Richelle Jernigan

    • 2 years in business
    Airial C.
    Verified review

    Mica worked with me when I was unsure and not able to see my way out of a tough situation. During our sessions, she brought compassion and clarity to my situation. With her help, I was able to work through my difficulties. She is a think outside of the box counselor who brought it many different kinds of resources to help me create a new strategy to move forward and leave a lot of self doubt behind.

    About

    Eager Worker - Whenever I enter the work field and prepare for the day, I am always in an upbeat mood to get whatever needs to be done. I noticed a lot of workplaces want fast pace, but even the worker's aren't even pacing themselves to a speed I would consider fast. So, I keep it upbeat and strive to get things done. Able to Be on Task - When on task, I fit the situation toward my work habits such as being neat, clean, organized, with flow of charisma, and punctual, and these are just some of the ethics I am portraying. You may not see other workers putting effort into promoting these kinds of ethics, but if want to see the skill I provide, analyzing other employees or employers will show you the difference I can make. Acceptance to Strive - The question that can hold you back when working is, "What drives you to work?" My answer is simple: the acceptance to strive. How can you work without a motivation to push you beyond limits? How can you become determined to stay committed to a job without being proud of what you've done? When i accept to strive, I accept to work. Communication's Negotiator - When I work, I have this helping habit. What I do is I ask them if I can help them. Some say no and some say yes, but what I want to establish with this is that when I communicate and negotiate, I do it all in a helping manner, so that anyone would come out happy. Currency Distributor - Distributing currency, I have the ability to process currency through objective. With this particular skill, what I do is I carefully place currency into whatever machine is used to distribute. Credit Saver - When it comes to credit, we all know how essential it can be, and saving these essentials causes some great production. Creditm when used potentiallym can result in a change toward success, which is something we should all want. Multitasking Initiator - Initiate on a task and multiple tasks is something I acquired through my years of academics, sports, and religious beliefs. I am a Buddhist, but I acknowledge all sorts of religions. Interactive Discusser - I love to have discussion, and I think this is one of my strong points when on the floor of the work field. Although discussions sometimes can lead off topic or get carried away, I will always love to discuss and at the same time interact. Counselor for Answers - Well, when times get rough and support is available to heal, I guide them through phases of healing. We have so many people not knowing answers to questions they have for the world. Well, as a counselor, you guide them to find the answer, just like counselors who have guided us before. Service of Profit - With this meaning, the service you provide will benefit both parties. Together, the efforts will begin to grow into a way of success, which will reach beyond.

    About

    Your marriage or premarital counseling experience can expand your understanding of yourself, your partner and the patterns of interaction between you. Our work together will give you tools to use these new insights to break out of ineffective, hurtful patterns, and create constructive, healing ways of restoring your intimacy and joy.

    About

    Dr. H. Christian Gunderson's objective with any client is to help him/her find true relief from spiritual and emotional pain. He has a deep understanding of how to help people with many different issues including family, relationships, business success, and weight loss. His clients have ranged from those who just need a helping hand when making an important decision to those working through the trauma of abusive parents. He is located in Northern California; he travels throughout the country as well, providing business rapport seminars and one-on-one client sessions. Call him today for a free 15-minute consultation to learn how NLP Santa Rosa can help you in making positive changes to your life.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    I am a survivor who God has saved to help other people. I have been homeless, divorced, unemployed, and have lived a dysfunctional life, but now I have been academically trained, have 19 years of sobriety, and love working with people.

    About

    I am the pastor of Sonoma Alliance Church. I can officiate over your Christian marriage ceremony, provide premarital counseling and avail the church building for weddings.

    • 9 years in business
    About

    Addiction , Family Consultation and Interventions

    About

    Life can be challenging at times. Relationship struggles, whether single or married, job loss, health issues, parenting, death of a loved one, depression, anxiety, and divorce are life circumstances that invite us to pause and self-reflect in order to gain clarity to heal and grow. I will help you develop the awareness and skills to manage your life better. I offer individual and marriage/couples counseling, and premarital counseling to support those in transition. Therapy is a creative, dynamic and life-changing process. Call me, and make an appointment today.

    About

    I provide counseling for individuals, groups, couples and children/adolescents. I always use a non-judgmental approach with an empathetic heart. Specialties: - Working closely within the family system to provide individualized treatment plans for chronic personality traits, pervasive emotional and behavioral problems, issues regarding academic and psychosocial stressors at school and co-morbid/dual diagnoses (i.e., ADHD, PTSD, ADD, conduct disorder and pervasive developmental disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorder and learning disorder). - Working with grief and loss specific to each individual's experience. For example, change of lifestyle, change of environment, loss of family and/or friends, and specific shifts within the immediate family system (i.e., divorce, placement within the foster care or group home and living with relatives or friends). - Working with individuals who have been emotionally and/or physically abused, resulting in PTSD and/or manifesting in high-risk behaviors such as gang involvement, promiscuity and/or bullying. Therapeutic orientations: I meet the clients where they are using a combination of the following: - Expressive art therapy - Narrative therapy - Psychodynamic and family system - Play therapy I use music and specific interests incorporated into therapy. Transitions: - Pia Crosby, MA, IMF#59489 - Supervised by Suzanne Hughes, MFT#35321

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    Louise Dubberke is a psychologist offering marriage, couples, individual, and family counseling in San Francisco, CA.

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