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Oxnard Mental Health Counselors

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Dr. Tammy Hunter
from 17 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher W.
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I consulted Ms. Hunter for help with emotional and cognitive issues centering on self confidence and self respect. I had never worked with a hypnotherapist before, and was frankly a bit skeptical before our first session. That skepticism disappeared completely during our first one hour session. Her gentle, supportive demeanor and professional skill put me at ease and allowed me to access memories and sensations that put me on a path toward self healing. She helped me understand issues that I was not able to face on my own--involving the loss of a loved one at a young age, many years ago--and gave me tools to move forward. Tammy Hunter receives my highest recommendation for her skill, maturity, and empathy.

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Zhanna B.
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I've received multiple sessions of Reiki and Guided Imagery from Phoenix and it was amazing, she helped me with physical pain, broken heart and spiritual growth with her whole hearted approach and empathy. She's very gifted and knows how to combine her multiple talents to better serve her clients and help them on all levels - physical, mental and spiritual. She's a gem. Much Love.

Lara M.
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I was so depressed about my life when I began counseling with Marsha. In just a few months she helped me understand myself and build healthy boundaries. I was giving myself away! I also shifted to coaching with Marsha, because I couldn’t organize my thoughts … turns out I have mild ADD… so does Marsha! Together we set up a daily structure… and now I can have power over my life every day. Thank you, Marsha!

House of Fundamentals
from 10 reviews
  • 24 years in business
Patrick F.
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Hired to train BB team and individual players. Excellent at maximizing player's potential while stressing nutrition and mental toughness. Highly recommend - will become a friend for life!

Well Born Lifestyle
from 8 reviews
  • 26 years in business
Revti A.
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I took my first yoga class taught by Rebecca almost 2 years ago and have been religiously attending ever since. Rebecca is one of the most naturally gifted teachers that I've ever met in any profession. She has the uncanny ability to provide individualized instructions catered to the specific needs of each student while maintaining a focused goal and constructing a nurturing and playful environment for the group as a whole. Incorporating the mastery of her own physical practice with spiritual, philosophical, and physiological knowledge she's helped my grow physically and mentally beyond what I thought I was capable off. So don't think twice....highly recommended!

Priorities Center
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
William L.
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I had the pleasure of working with Christina, as my individual therapist, through a painful divorce. Christina had my back the entire time and helped me work out a lot of the emotional stress that was eating me up. She's caring, always available, and willing to go above and beyond at anytime. She has an excellent reputation and has worked with addiction, mental health, and substance abuse patients and has dealt with all related aspects of treatment. She has helped many people with career and life transitions and continues to be a very important person in my life. I highly recommend her. Its always good to have a therapist who has been through what you are going through in life. She understands and offers valuable internal tools to help you work through whatever the issues are.

Celine P.
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About a year ago, after a myriad of programs, meal plans, and diets, I decided I needed to make a dramatic change in my life. I was scared to work with a "health professional" because I had been to them in the past and felt dismissed and unheard. Gun shy as I was, I was determined to make a change and knew I needed help. I am so grateful to the universe for sending Oliva to me. For the first time ever I felt listened to. I wasn't "in trouble" if I ate something "wrong." I was given concrete and realistic steps to build a healthier lifestyle and saw immediate and tangible improvement in my life -- including but not limited to my digestion, skin (I've always had acne), weight, and overall happiness. She LISTENS, she CARES, and she is EXTREMELY knowledgeable. I cannot emphasize enough how incredible my experience with Olivia has been. Where historically I dreaded check-ins and calls with health professionals, I genuinely look forward to speaking with Olivia -- to discuss my successes, my good days and bad. I unequivocally recommend Olivia as a dynamite professional and stellar human being.

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Caitlin N.
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Kim is my favorite physical fitness trainer I have ever had. She pushes me to work hard while keeping out workouts fun and fresh. Kim is AWESOME and if you wanna actually have fun when you work out I highly suggest you go with her!

Javanne Golob, LCSW
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon L.
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Javanne is, without a doubt, the most phenomenal mental health professional I've ever worked with. She instantaneously made me feel comfortable and helped me in ways I never imagined possible. Would recommend her without reservation to anyone looking for therapy.

Family Therapy 911
from 2 reviews
    Susan W.
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    I was robbed at gunpoint at my place of employment, and was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I was fortunate enough to be guided to Sage Dakota at Family Therapy 911. Sage helped me begin the process of healing from PTSD. She listened patiently without interrupting, asked pertinent and important questions, and gave me sound grounding techniques and advice. She gently and effectively helped me move through the trauma that I faced, and gave me effective tools for dealing with all the past traumas that made the PTSD so much worse. When I swore that I was going crazy from the horrific incident of having a gun pointed at my head, she assured me that I was NOT crazy...it was the trauma, and not me. That was so important for me to hear, and I am grateful to have my mental health back in excellent shape. I would recommend Sage to anyone dealing with a traumatic issue. She understands distress, is non judgmental, and has a truly genuine and caring spirit.

    Bunch Mental Health
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    Allen J.
    Verified review

    Alex is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate!!


    I am a marriage and family therapist intern, and I provide different types of therapy, such as: * individual * group * couples * family * therapy that's engaging the issues of men and the effects of those issues on a person's spirituality and faith * therapy which focuses on all of those issues from the perspective of an African-American male and person of color. Supervisor: Michael Pariser, Psy.D., PSY20038

    • 4 years in business

    I provide mental health therapy for adolescents and adults who have issues with depression, anxiety and sexual problems. I see individuals, couples and families of all lifestyles. My office is a space where you can feel comfortable in exploring the things that cause you stress and unhappiness. Together we will work to understand the challenges that you face in your life. My goal is to empower you to resolve the issues that are holding you back from having the life that you deserve.


    I have extensive experience providing these services and I am a very caring and hard working professional. I will go above and beyond what is necessary to help the clients.


    We offer mental health therapy on a sliding scale and specialize in trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression. Please call us if you have any questions, and we'll connect you the counselor that's a fit for you.

    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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