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Placentia Counseling Services

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  • 4 years in business
  • 742 hires on Thumbtack
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Marteesha F.
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Since the first interaction with Dr Lake our experience has been nothing but exceptional. My fiancé and I noticed a big difference after our very first premarital counseling session. We are going on our 3rd session and my fiancé kept asking me to ask Dr Lake to officiant our wedding this October and he has agreed so we are very excited! If any couple is looking to improve their relationship please see Dr Lake, this mans ability to push through challenges and issues is like no other🙌🏽❤️

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Mikel Life Coaching
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
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Lilia V.
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Our first time experiencing marriage counseling. With just our first session we've learned so much. Michelle explains everything so well from a man and woman's point of view. Really looking forward to our sessions with her.

Acker Next Level Coaching
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey O.
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Pastor Acker was very comforting and offered me wonderful advice. I am very great full for his inspiring words and the attentive way he listened to my concerns. I highly recommend seeking guidance or counseling from Pastor Acker.

WRSolutions
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Heather S.
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We couldn't possibly praise our experience with WIll highly enough! Will has tremendous wisdom and insight. He has a revolutionary approach to marriage counseling!

Cristi O'Brien, LCSW
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah D.
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My husband and I love Cristi! She had a great outline for premarital counseling. We highly recommend her. She gave us a great foundation to the start of our marriage. Truly, she is a gem.

Always Be Growing
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Mikel B.
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    Highly skilled counselor, how helps his clients gets to their core issues quickly all done with compassion and pastorial care. Being highly intuitive, he can assist others in discovering hidden causal life struggles and help suggest a path to resoltution: professional...

    • 33 years in business
    • 25 hires on Thumbtack
    Rachel T.
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    I went to see Paul because I needed counseling, I didnt know he was a hypnotherapist. He called me right away and I could tell he really cares. He explained his technique and was very personable with a great sense of humor. He truly believed that he could help me. When I went to his office I was completely hopeless but Paul sat down with me to reassure me that I have a bright future ahead of me. I feel a LOT better after seeing him. This was different than a regular therapy session, and it worked a lot more effectively than just talking everything out. Somehow it really worked and afterwards I felt ready to take more responsibility for my life!

    • 24 years in business
    • 27 hires on Thumbtack
    Yumi C.
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    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.

    Plaza Bible Church
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 57 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Valerie R.
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    We worked extensively with Pastor Eddie for our premarital counseling. He made us realized that the "engagement" period of a relationship isn't just meant to plan a wedding, it's more importantly meant to plan for your marriage. He equipped us both with the essential tools needed for marriage and for a lifetime of agape love. He covers everything with the couple so you are entering this marriage with no surprises. You review everything from fair fighting, communication, finances, parenting, etc. and how imperative it is to keep God at the center of your life and your marriage. Anyone we talk to who is looking to get engaged or is engaged, we encourage them to definitely do premarital counseling and to contact Pastor Eddie.

    Saman Khazani
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Elizabeth G.
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    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.

    Tamar Counseling Services
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Amanda M.
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    The professional advice given me by Deborah Vinall has proved invaluable on many different occasions in my work and ministry with troubled youth and young adults. She demonstrates a keen insight, empathy, and compassion into the complexities of the human experience. Her gentle understanding of the pain and suffering that leads to addictions, cycles of trauma and abuse, balanced with wise goadings towards boundaries and reclaiming ownership of ones life and actions have modeled a beautiful spirit of cooperation and non-judgemental support. Deborah Vinall clearly exudes the maxim of Tamar Counselling Services : "reclaiming wholeness", as she herself creates safe space for persons in any stage of healing to begin their journey towards doing just that!

    Tutoring for The Spirit
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 14 years in business
    Robert M.
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    Nina is loving and caring - right at the time when a person needs both! Her deep empathy and understanding of the human spirit dealing with the human condition is unparalleled. She listens and she provides helpful advice, counseling and support so that the person can use their own heart and mind to find peace. She is so great to work with and she pulled me back onto the right path towards happiness. I am so appreciative!

    • 9 years in business
    Dottie J.
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    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.

    • 24 years in business
    Fran B.
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    Randy Moraitis has been my coach and a friend for the past five or six years. As the director of operations in the organization, I was privileged to work with him and found him to have insight and wisdom needed for the position that I was in. Since leaving that organization, I have sought Randy out a number of times to assist me in situations that I had not encountered before and have always appreciate his insight and suggestions. Randy is an individual who will go above and beyond where many others would not. Randy takes the time to listen and understand where someone is needing change and in those confidential moments will guide that person to see the strengths they have and how to move in the direction they want to go. Randy is intelligent not only in the sense of his training but in his life experience as well and as such has helped me and others, to navigate the transition that was needed. From the very first conversation an individual will feel comfortable with Randy and will feel empowered to take the next indicated step necessary for the goal that is desired. Randy is an incredibly professional and skilled coach dedicated to helping people create the lives that they want. As he very well knows, no two individuals will travel the same road and through his use of questions, insight, perspective and authenthic listening skills he has helped me, and others, to answer difficult questions that I could not answer on my own. Randy’s straightforward approach is direct, professional and empowering. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to remove the obstacles and find direction on how to move forward.

    About

    When talking to a good friend is no longer enough, turn to over 30 years of proven experience. I am a licensed clinical social worker or LCSW and a licensed marriage and family therapist or LMFT. I am practicing psychotherapy, couples and family counseling, divorce mediation and divorce coaching in Newport Beach. I have been helping people find a better way to meet life's challenges for over 30 years in private practice. I offer solution-focused counseling, using the best of traditional psychotherapy, along with more contemporary techniques. Over the years, I have found that one size does not fit all. I choose instead to tailor my counseling techniques to the unique individual and situation in front of me, because no two people or their problems are exactly alike. My goal for you is to provide a safe environment to create possibility for change. Everyone experiences emotional pain at times. However, when the stress becomes especially severe, whether it takes the form of persistent sadness, depression, anxiety, confusion, procrastination or career problems, it is time to think about seeking professional help. Relationship problems, whether you are in one or having difficulty forming one, can also be a major source of emotional distress. External factors, which can't be avoided in life, sometimes combine with internal issues causing intense discomfort, which may feel confusing. I will help you to identify the areas of your life needing adjustment, and assist you with a plan for improvement. I will provide the tools and personal support every step of the way, while creating a structure that enables you to become your own best advisor. I give results not regrets!

    About

    Gifted and Creative Counseling is my private assessment, life coaching and psychotherapy practice. I've helped people of all ages fulfill their purpose and passion for the last 15 years. I specialize in identifying reasons for complex problems, such as why we aren't succeeding in a given area (social, emotional, relational, occupational, educational, etc.) how to get past whatever is blocking us (beliefs, life situation, relationships, trauma, depression, anxiety). We work at your speed in person, at my Granada Hills office, or by phone, skype, or email. I also specialize in assessing children who are having difficulties, both using achievement testing, and qualitative means such as observation, interview and play, that can yield a kind of owner's manual for him or her; this is useful in a wide range of applications, and teachers really benefit from knowing this information.

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    Are service stands out because we care for our patients

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    I connect quickly and easily with clients so you feel safe and secure to be who you are and open up so that we can get to work quickly.

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    As a marriage and family therapist, I am specifically trained to help those who are experiencing issues with relationships. Are you in a romantic relationship that is in need of attention? Are you having difficulty dealing with your family members or even your children? I can help! I am specializing in couples counseling, individual counseling and family counseling.

    About

    I have been a professional certified hypnotherapist since 2004. Graduated from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in Tarzana, Ca. Certified through Hypnotherapist Union AFL-CIO Local 472 . Bachelor's degree Wayne State University. I specialize in behavior modification, smoking cessation, weight and stress reduction, guided meditation. Completed Christian counselling at Grace Community Church Panarama City, Ca.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I educate, counsel people on healthy lifestyle, eating, exercise, supplement, joy, and peace of mind. I help people in overcoming negative thoughts.. Been studying nutrition for over 30 years & continuing. I also do relational & marriage counseling in God's light. I am here for you, to impart wisdom, understanding, how to stay level headed, in the face of conflict, a pathway to success.

    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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