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  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sally G.
Verified review

Debi continues to be a tremendous gift to me in my life. Every time she works with me, I bask in her spirit’s light. She helps me re-center myself to get back on track with life as adventure and play, rather than the myth of life as drudgery, which I tended to slip into without even being aware that I was doing so. As the mother of three spirited children, now young adults, Debi has been instrumental in my keeping the faith, especially during that long, dark adolescent corridor. Debi brought me back to my inner knowingness of my children’s beauty, and worked with me to restore the damage to those relationships that resulted from what amounted to a very difficult passage from infancy to adulthood for all three of my offspring. She listens with her mind and her heart simultaneously, taking it all in, and guides me with her extraordinary intuition and compassion. With her guidance, I am able to sort out my feelings, and gain clarity in the situation at hand. She assists me in developing and implementing action plans that move me forward to where I want to be in my individual life goals and in my cherished relationships. I am so grateful to Debi for being there for me, through it all, and comforted to know that will always be the case, as I march forward to the life dreams still ahead for me. Debi has helped me bring the fun back into the journey. When I embrace her teachings that life is our playground, my life lights up; the synchronicities start flowing again, and all is well, as it is meant to be, for all of us. Sally, San Francisco

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy R.
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Alma is a seasoned caring counselor who listens deeply, has a great sense of humor, knows how to guide you through to your own answers and has a special expertise in supporting midlife and older individuals and families. She is one of the best counselors I know in the north bay with her kind of skill set.

Melanie Kay Mitchell, LMFT
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tiffany L.
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Melanie has been my counselor for many years now and I continue to look forward to our sessions. She provides a great balance of listening and input while helping me work out my issues on my own. I would highly recommend her services - its been the best investment Ive made in myself.

  • 6 years in business
Gary A.
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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

John C.
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Jeff is a gifted and natural born counselor and conflict mediator. He has helped me so much in gaining clarity around my own emotional process, allowing me to peel back the layers of my understanding to learn what my deepest needs are. In the time that he’s been practicing, I’ve watched him explode fully into this role, gain insight and clarity into his own life, and develop a strong desire to share it with the world. Know that your sessions with him will be rooted in that deep sense of passion and love for this practice. It starts with a series of exercises in self connection. The objective here is, “In order to know how to resolve my own conflict, I need to understand the underlying needs of where they are coming from.” This is where Jeff is truly gifted, in asking the right questions, employing deep listening and empathy to help you discover what those needs are. He doesn't push you in any one direction, but rather he is trained in employing tools to help you understand for yourself what you are truly needing underneath all the muck that might be clouding your judgement. For example, I had a difficult decision about which job to take when I was offered two. We sat and had a moment of self-connection, during which we identified what my feelings were. Then, looking at each feeling, we identified the underlying need that was there, talking through ideas such as, "I feel this way, what am I needing that I am or am not getting?" After that, we determined was truly important to me based on each of those needs. I learned that one job would offer me security and safety, and the other would offer me creativity and freedom. Based on where I was at that point in my life, my need for creativity was far stronger than my need for safety. I was able to arrive at a solution that left me feeling empowered, because I had come to my own determination of what I wanted and had solid reasons for justifying them. I picked the creative job, and to this day I am extremely grateful that I made that choice! I now use these tools whenever I face a conflict with others, and especially as a tool for internal conflict mediation. For me, this process has felt like turning on a light switch, and the sense of relief that has come with this has been invaluable. He has incredible intuition, endless patience and compassion for this practice. He’s worked not only with me about my own individual processes, but he’s also worked with me in employing this practice as it relates to my boss, my peers, and my relationship. I can’t recommend Jeff enough for sharing these incredibly valuable life skills.

Choosing Heart
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
Madeleina B.
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Arya is a master counselor and life coach. He brings a potent combination of skills into his work: a sincere heart, a highly intelligent mind, and a wealth of professional training and experience. Every session feels expertly held in a professional yet humane container; the real issues are addressed, directly and sometimes sternly, but always with an authentic kindness and care. Arya has helped me to: -cut through my insecurities and obstacles around my artwork -focus in on and take more action with my career in more ambitious and visionary ways -navigate very old and difficult patterns with my family -recognize and begin to authentically relate to things I was avoiding about myself/my life in a way that has led to way more relief, freedom and positive action -and just more generally, being someone in my life I can trust to help me through the ups and downs of being a human I'll share one more thing: though I didn't experience this directly, my dear friends went to Arya for couples coaching/relationship counseling. They said they received incredible benefit from their work with Arya, and that if not for his intervention, they don't know if they would have made it. They spoke about his acute attention to detail, especially in tracking the subtle habitual ways that they would shut down or leave their hearts, while giving them practicable alternatives to create the kind of connected, intimate, and fulfilling relationship they were longing for but couldn't find. There's a reason (many reasons) why Arya is at the top of this yelp list. He is absolutely worth it!

  • 3 years in business
Alma D.
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I worked with Kim for many years and I believe she is one of the finest counselors I know. You will receive the very best holistic counseling. Alma Dunstan-McDaniel, M.S., LMFT

  • 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.

Inspired Beginnings
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Sumaiya W.
Verified review

After meeting Rev Gil and Robyn about 10 years ago, I had an intuitive knowing that Rev. Gil was to be my practitioner (spiritual counselor) and began working with him shortly thereafter. It was my first experience of working with a practitioner and, ultimately, the process was a significant contributor in my desire to pursue my own practitioner license. I found Rev. Gil to be an exceptional practitioner. He consistently acknowledged my process and journey while staying anchored in spiritual principle so I could create the shifts I was seeking. He also never hesitated to call me on my stuff, always from a place of love, so I could see how being stuck in my story was not serving me. Overall, I found the process of working with him in this way to be incredibly transformative and fundamental to my subsequent spiritual journey, so much so that I enrolled in the spiritual counselor training program myself the following fall. I worked with both Rev Gil and Robyn during my training and found them both to be wonderful mentors as I continued to explore my spiritual path. I can't recommend their work strongly enough!

  • 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.

Don S.
Verified review

Best experience I've had with a counselor. Highly recommended.

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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.

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I provide a non-judgmental atmosphere for clients to express all concerns and worries.

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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.

  • 9 years in business
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Addiction , Family Consultation and Interventions

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I'm a Christian prophetic counselor and life coach specializing in traumatic injury 35 years experience with working with at-risk families and ended individuals surviving trauma author and trained in the prophetic serving under world-renowned Archbishop E Bernard Jordan of Zoe Ministries New York New York

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Heal. Grow. Recreate your life. Welcome to Red Road Counseling. We provide psychotherapy and counseling services. We are located at 1905 Union Street at Laguna in the Marina District of San Francisco. Jeff Wright, MFT has over 15 years of experience, offering effective short-term solution-focused counseling to individuals and couples seeking permanent healing and lasting change.

  • 6 years in business
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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.

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I offer individual counseling and coaching for individuals suffering from acute or chronic pain. I work with interactive guided imagery, energetic healing, and body dialogue to help you find ease and relaxation and live a pain-free life. In addition to relieving the pain, you will receive valuable messages from your body and innate intelligence informing you of what was causing the pain. Often, physical pain is a message from our body informing us of something that is out of alignment in our lives. I have 33 years of experience as a body centered psychotherapist, spiritual coach, and master bodyworker.

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

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