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Oxnard Counselors

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  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Laura C.
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Stephanie is the universal counselor. I have no doubt she could help anyone with any struggle. My boyfriend and I were dealing with one of the toughest hurdles in a relationship, loss of trust. We were never great at communicating and were not open to therapy at the start. I agreed to try a session with Stephanie. I was NOT disappointed. After one hour with her help, I felt at ease with myself and hope for my relationship. She allows you to work together in the room and reach conclusions on your own and with her help. This was perfect for me, I don't like being talked at. She listens carefully, is patient and supportive. She leaves you with exercises to use at home that strengthened our connection and understanding of each other tenfold. We are very grateful to have found Stephanie Mintz.

House of Fundamentals
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 24 years in business
Shannon A.
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Dino Mosley is an awesome trainer who will help you reach your physical fitness goals. Dino is very experienced and unlike many other trainers I've worked with he focuses a lot of attention on diet and nutrition and helps to educate you so that you can meet your optimum weight. I lost 28 lbs in less than three months and became stronger and more physically fit at 45 than I had been in my 20's. If you show up and follow Dino's plan you will teach your goal. He's educated in diet, nutrition and helps clients who have injuries. I highly recommend him.

Pam C.
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Stanlee is a very good listener and responds with positive and enlightening words. She is compassionate, full of energy and helps you make ransitions that are fearful and scary, much easier.

  • 6 years in business
Tyrone J.
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I have to admit, I wasn't expecting to get such an experience and to gain so much information from Kevin. I myself am a Coach / Counselor and I came to Kevin from someone who referred me to him to assist me with my Coaching Millenials and our younger generation. The person told me that Kevin would really be able to enlighten me and to educate me as to how to understand Millenials and how to better assist them with my Coaching. I can honestly admit that Kevin surprised me with his relatability, his enthusiasm, and most of all, with his confidence in himself and his passion in Coaching. I would truly recommend Kevin for your Life / Career Coaching needs as well as speaking engagements. His Coaching me has helped me in understanding more of what my younger clients need from me. With my experience and wisdom, I am now able to Coach the younger generation better than I have before.

Michael S.
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To summarize my experience working with Olivia, I would say life changing. Her counseling was fantastic and filled with tons of insight. Her course works if you are willing to put in the work. Plain and simple. I would recommend her to anyone.

Birgitt B Goldman PhD
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mark J.
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Birgitt has been very good for me! She brings up issues and areas that are challenging and directs me back to them in a way that I would not do on my own (even thought I am already aware of them). Her insight provides clarity and direction and also makes me much more accountable ( which I like/and need ) especially in areas that I am solely responsible for .... Talking with her brings forth clarity and willingness to take action ... I'm the one that has to do the work. At times, I need insight and clarity in order to take action ... Birgitt has been very good in providing that. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to improve something in themselves and is willing to make efforts.

Jamie Cha
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Jordan Y.
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Jamie is exceptional in her craft of connecting with people. Excellent listener and patient in her responses. One of the most knowledgable counselors I've encountered. Its always a joy to be in her presence and to process and take in her wisdom. A true champion for people's mental health and well being, you'll find a gentle soul when you work with Jamie.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Caroline B.
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My partner and I could not have found a better fit! Our relationship was getting very strained until we started counseling here. Our relationship has truly taken a 180. We are so happy to have found our counselor, Adriana. 10/10 would recommend.

Lisa Dyck, MS., LMFT
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
April M.
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I've been going through several issues that needed help and Lisa has been instrumental in my healing process. Sometimes it takes a heart outside of the situation to guide you and I couldn't have asked for a better guidance counselor than Lisa!

  • 13 years in business
Sara K.
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Judy is an incredible psychotherapist. She is a great guide and counselor if you are looking for relationship help or achieving greater self-awareness.

Love Life TBD
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Terrence N.
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Ravid really helped me process and make sense of the reservations I had related to reconnecting with an ex romantically and giving things a second chance . She was very influential in opening my mind to see all the positive possibilities there were that I was gonna miss out on by being closed-minded. I highly recommend her services either it be for personal or business issues you may be experiencing.

Counseling Services
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Veronica C.
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I am so lucky to have Maggie as my counselor. She has helped me grow personally and overcome most of my mistakes and attitudes. With her, I have learned to love myself and take care of myself first, in order to better love and help others. She's the best!

Positivitay
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I am a holistic coach who is specializing in children and family relationships. I was a nanny for over 10 years, have completed courses in child development and psychology from well-known institutions and mentors, as well as other forms of self-study. My intention is to provide families with the foundation to build harmonious and supportive relationships. When we feel safe and nurtured in our childhood and family lives, we are given the gift of confidence in life. I am trained in many different modalities in the spiritual, nutritional, emotional, psychological, and experiential realms. Send a message with some light on what's going on for you and what you hope to gain from our meetings. I am intuitive, informed, encouraging and at your service. I wish to bring joy and clarity, peace, and understanding, so we can flow with the constant movement of life. Every experience is a shift in patterning, opening to new possibilities and ways of perceiving and interacting with others and yourself. Family sessions: Come together and clear the air, rebuild, or just learn new ways to connect with each other. Individual sessions: One on One to help you get clear on your goals and how to get there Children's coaching: One on One coaching with your child to help them develop skills on goal setting, stress management, bullying, self-confidence, intuition, healthy habits, and more. Plus, a mentor and role model (other than you, of course!) that they can trust and rely on to express themselves fully and be embraced and encouraged. Indigo/Sensitive infants through teens healing: A set of "games" created by Dr. Wayne Dosick to close the emotional pain window some children feel (can manifest in a variety of ways) and build connection with parents.

Debra D.
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Patrick is warm and welcoming, he listens clearly and let's you share your experience fully, then gives advise that is practical, step by step ways to improve your life- finding balance. He has supported me with the challenges of caregiving in my family.

About

If you are feeling scared, overwhelmed, or in need of help, I can help you. We all need assistance at various times in our lives. I provide effective psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families in a safe and professional environment. Please visit my website, or Google my name for more details. My license no. is LCS23503.

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See the website for more information. Please call for an appointment. As a general practitioner, Patricia A. Ruddy, M.Ed., MFT has a wealth of experience providing individual, couple, marital, family as well group therapy, specializing in the following populations: 1) Children and adolescents suffering from the following: * abandonment and grief issues * ADHD * borderline intellectual functioning * conduct disorder * depression * oppositional defiant * reactive attachment * sexualized acting out behavior 2) Adults struggling with the following: * adult survivor of abuse * mood disorders * anxiety disorders * domestic violence * anger management * personality disorders * post-traumatic stress * substance abuse * psychotic disorders, etc.

About

I am a well-known, experienced spiritual counselor/astrologer/numerologist/palmist with over 40 years of experience in helping people fulfill their own life purpose as well as understand their loved ones, family, friends and romantic partners/spouses by comparing compatibility and finding answers in their important relationships. If you are looking to gain clarity, seek insight into you personal issues, and find out the timetables of your own life and those you care about and love, exploring astrological and numerological counsel will truly help you. I really care and lovingly help you with my knowledge and insight. I am a great listener and highly intuitive and perceptive and possess wisdom through learning and decades of personal and professional experience. A session with me will leave you feeling positive about yourself, those close to you and your future, be it personal or career. Together, we will look at your special situation in great detail and find innovative and workable solutions. I look forward to connecting with you in the near future and helping you reach success and happiness.

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I have been providing psychotherapy and marriage counseling for over 25 years. I have a special interest in helping people with relationship problems of all kinds, including infidelity, parenting issues, communication problems, and difficulties with intimacy. My other major area of interest is the area of trauma, P.T.S.D., depression, and anxiety. I am trained in EMDR, and am a somatic experiencing practitioner. I use whatever is most helpful to my clients/patients. Whatever obstacle is in your way - that is what we will deal with, so that you can have the health and happiness you deserve.

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I practice spiritual principles based on the metaphysical teachings of Dr. Ernest Holmes, as well as other teachers from Ralph Waldo Emerson to masters such as Jesus and Buddha. I provide you with spiritual tools to transform your personal lives and help make the world a better place. I honor all paths to God and can help you experience a personal relationship with God. When God is the focus of our spirituality, then other areas of our lives fall into place. We are happier; we can do more for others, be better stewards of the earth, and help bring peace and harmony to the world. If you are in search of a spiritual counselor where you are respected and accepted for who you are and want the inspiration and support to grow to your highest potential, please accept my invitation to call for an appointment. You can also go to our center's website to learn more about our teaching. I perform weddings, memorials, christenings, and renewal of vows. All services are written for the people involved; they are unique. No two are alike. I am a speaker and do workshops to help you develop your spirituality.

  • 39 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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