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Riverside Christian Counselors

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  • 4 years in business
  • 749 hires on Thumbtack
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Connie R.
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When my husband and i got engaged we were looking for someone to not only marry us but also provide premarital counseling services. My sister recommended Imtasik famili counseling services. Ira did a fantastic job, he was very welcoming and has a great sense of humor. Although he was unable to marry us due to prior engagement, Ira helped us find someone available to marry us. I am not sure what all counselors talk about, but i would assume they all talk about similar things. Ira gave us advice on finances, how to "fight" fair and other topics as well. He never made us feel uncomfortable or judged for things we could not answer properly or at all for that matter. He was even very considerate about scheduling since I lived in Arizona at the time. I would definitely recommend Ira Lake at Imtasik family counseling services Inc. It is definitely worth it. Connie and Diego

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Mikel Life Coaching
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 104 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.

  • 18 years in business
  • 24 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!

  • 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!

Coach's Corner
5.0
from 9 reviews
    William D.
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    This reference is based on a three-year pastoral training internship I served under John's mentorship. The location was New Life Church in BC, Canada. When I met John, I was taken aback by his larger than life passion for people. His height really didn't figure into that because when we spoke together is was eye to eye across a table or in the comfort of easy chairs. What remains with me is his ability to listen and his restraint in refusing to offer unsolicited counsel or advice .His delight when I discovered some new truth through our conversation. Another thing is that while he may have had some similar experience to my journey, he never usurped the moment, but remained emphatic and supportive. Yes, he shared his own journey as it shaped our conversations together. Usually, as a means of introducing a concept or simply to give me the opportunity to develop my own listening ear. John is also on a journey and he knows it. Perhaps his greatest strength is this, he holds his answers to life's great questions carefully and provisionally. There is more, always more.

    • 24 years in business
    • 28 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.

    Weddings By Design
    4.9
    from 8 reviews
    • 36 years in business
    • 18 hires on Thumbtack
    Lisa L.
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    So far, I've met Charlie for a counseling session 2 times, and will continue, and although Charlie does a lot of weddings, he also counsels. I am seeing him for grief counseling on the loss of my precious husband. I find Charlie sincere, authentic in his faith, good listener, empathetic and easy to talk with. He prayerfully considers his suggestions offered to me. I am hopeful to believe he prays for me and my family to become strengthened, encouraged, and comforted as well. Really appreciate him.

    Diana Ruth Briscoe
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Eric V.
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    I had an excellent experience in my counseling session with Diana R Briscoe in South Pasadena. She brings key insights into her guided hypnotherapy, which helped me onto a path of clarity as to my own life goals and a welcome opportunity to understand and narrate my life for others. Gentle and intuitive, that's Diana Briscoe!

    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.

    Mikel Weddings
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Marshawnique H.
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    As an engage couple my fiance' and I wanted to be sure things were Right before marriage.The experience we received through Mikel Life Coaching was over and beyond what we expected.We went in a bit afraid but with a couple of sessions we opened right up.If your seeking help whether it be for premartial, or marriage counseling do not pass this one up. Service is everything you need and you will receive.

    • 24 years in business
    Sandra S.
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    Randy Moraitis has been my coach through a difficult divorce and subsequent career change. He has the ability to focus in on the areas I most need help with and then works with me to create a realistic plan to effectively move toward and achieve my goals. He listens well and is fully present each time I meet with him, which is highly important to me. As a result of his coaching I was able to navigate my divorce and heal more quickly than I would have without his knowledge and guidance. I continue to work with him to further articulate my career path and how it ties in with my life purpose. Randy is continually furthering his own skills and knowledge through continuing education, which gives me further confidence in his abilities and his heart to bring his best to his clients. Without reservation, I give Randy Moraitis my highest recommendation.

    Rising Phoenix Acupuncture
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jason A.
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    Scott was amazing! My low back had been hurting for four months. it was hard to sit and it got so bad I was starting to miss work. After the first session of acupuncture and massage I was feeling a lot better. In a couple of weeks all the pain was gone. Scott also taught me some exercises to keep the pain from returning. He said he teaches some kind of chinese yoga that is supposed to help but I don't have time for that.

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    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!

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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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    Fields Family Counseling Services, Inc. is committed to providing a broad range of personalized, innovative, and ethical services that address the psychological, educational, social, and developmental needs of the clientele. Our clinicians have extensive experience working with families, with particular specialization in improving the functioning of children and adolescents. Clinicians provide services such as direct counseling, adoption assessment, educational seminars and trainings, advocacy and resource provision. Staff clinicians are qualified, experienced, and skilled professionals who are specialists in their respective fields. We can provide services in Spanish and English. Please contact FFCS to make an appointment for a meeting with one of our staff. We have office locations in Pasadena and Riverside, Ca. We also offer home-based services.

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    It's not just therapy; it's the kind of therapy that assists you in making the changes you want to see in your life. It's therapy that makes you examine the way you have been living, look at the things that aren't working and the things that are and lets you build the tools for success in relationships, family, work and life. This is the kind of therapy that can help you to experience your life!

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    I am very flexible and available to talk evenings as well. I am very empathetic and actually care what they are going through and want to be, if anything, a catalyst to help them move forward in their healing journey.

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    Connolly Counseling and Assessment is a mental health provider that offers therapy assessment and counseling for individuals, couples, children, families and groups in Downtown Los Angeles, CA.

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    That feeling of being stuck in any circumstance can be daunting. I use mindfulness-based methods focusing on mental barriers that keep us from achieving our goals. I help guide clients to recognize their strengths, make their voice heard, and effectively communicate their needs. I provide a safe and supportive environment where I can explore with clients their unique needs to design a plan that fits their goals. My objective is to aid clients in maximizing their strengths, creating positive change, achieving goals and developing healthier relationships. I utilize effective evidence-based practices to help individuals and families experience growth and change to achieve their goals. My services are available for the following: * Marriage Guidance * Family * Children * Teens * Couples * Individual Personal Development Coaching * Educational Guidance * Parenting Feeling disempowered by the constant battle with your body, or watching your teen go through insecurities about society's latest preference for looks? As a parent or loved one, are you feeling stuck or terrified of saying the wrong thing, but also not wanting to stay silent...Please know you are not alone. It can become hard to imagine one can succeed in life and love unless you fit a certain image. The external pursuit of changing your body can often damage your spirit and inner-self by taking you away from the whole genuine self. After 10 years of school based counseling, I know that young adults face weight and body image issues daily. You don't have to have an eating disorder to struggle with negative feelings about your body. I provide a safe holistic place where thoughts and feelings are accepted without judgment. Specializing in adolescent, child and family therapy, as well as parenting and teen coaching. With children and adolescents, I assist in learning to cope with and overcome challenges, such as disabilities, parent divorce, low self-esteem, social skills, grief and abuse

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    I do counseling based on attachment theory. Marriage, premarital, life coaching, career counseling and I also have experience treating PTSD.

    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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