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I can't express enough gratitude for Ira's work in officiating my wedding this past weekend. Since the first day I contacted him, I knew I was in good hands. Past reviews definitely proved true! He was punctual, professional, wise and well-spoken. Everyone asked about him afterward. My husband and I were lucky to have found such an admirable gem of an officiant such as Ira! Hands-down, the best and highly recommended!Sep 10, 2019VerifiedImtasik Family Counseling Services Inc. Riverside's reply
Wow you are making me blush. The two of you are an amazing couple and I was so honored to be a part of your special day. Thank you so much for the wonderful words and for allowing me to be share your special moment.
It was amazing! He did such a great job officiating our wedding. I am really pleased with what he said and how he handled the ceremony.Oct 21, 2019VerifiedImtasik Family Counseling Services Inc. Riverside's reply
Thank you so much Kari. It was my honor and pleasure to be a part of your special day and moment
Martin and Geena Medina Wedding I had found him and referred my brother to him based on the affordable price but we got so much more. He was very helpful in leading my brother on what to do. He added humor to the wedding and everyone enjoyed the ceremony. Thank you for making my brother's wedding so special. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a proffesional and supportive officiant to make their wedding special.Jul 24, 2018Verified
Quick to respond, great rate, and our views aligned. I am sure he will make an excellent counselor and officiant for our wedding.Jul 19, 2018Verified
Dr. Lake was a great officiant. The best and most memorable officiant I can say confidently I ever had to listened to at a wedding... Not because it was at my wedding.. but seriously all the guests raved about him and even asked for his info afterwards. He knew how to engage the guests and be professionally humorous without trying. He did made a little mistake with our vows... He didn't have us repeat our updated vows (but then we changed our repeated vows last min) but the older version we originally asked him to do. But still overall, the ceremony was great. like REALLY GREAT.Jun 13, 2018Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My standard price for weddings are between $190-$200 and premarital counseling (4) sessions $90per session. My counseling fees range from $90- $110 per session. Please know my fees are flexible as I am sensitive to people's budgetary concerns.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I tend to break the ice by sharing pertinent information about myself. I then follow up by asking questions so as to get to know the new client.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I hold a PhD in Psychology with an emphasis in Family Studies and Intervention Strategies, a Master of Divinity and a Master's degree in counseling. I am a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor by the Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors (BCPPC). Pastoral Counselors are Psychotherapist who are both Theologically and clinically trained. Please know that I use sound theoretical counseling principles/theories i.e., (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing) for those who are non religious and are concerned that their counseling session would simply be spiritually-based. I'm also certified as a Family Court Mediator as well as certified as a Chaplain with a specialty in grief, trauma, and bereavement counseling.