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Steve helped my fiance and I sort through a list of potential problems that may arise during marriage and helped us to have a deeper understanding for each other's drives and perspectives. I would highly recommend him to any couple regardless of their current stance in their relationship.
JoEllen was wonderful to work with. We had her officiate our wedding ceremony, and it was perfect! She is very knowledgeable and so sweet! At the last minute we decided to add in prayers and blessings, and she was more then happy to accommodate. Even after the fact, there have been some hiccups with our marriage license and JoEllen has been there to help us along the way. We are so glad we got to have her be apart of such a big day in our lives.
My primary goal was to identify key concept that would help me understand what I needed to do not only to sustain a healthy relationship, but also how to plan for a successful marriage. I learned three distinct concepts and more importantly can begin to implement in my relationship. I gained a very good education on the necessary and important aspects of creating a successful marriage.
I have been working with Molly for over six months. I think the best testimonial I can give is how I've referred her to friends of mine. I describe her as very intelligent, funny, compassionate, patient, understanding, knowing and inspired. The book I am working on is quite challenging for me to write. I would usually rather do anything but sit down and work on it. It is a memoir and based on a lot of loss and pain. Molly is fully aware of this and does not push me along but gently guides me to negotiate the project in digestible pieces. She listens to me and where I am coming from vs. her own agenda. Frankly, I don't think she has an agenda for me at all besides to help me do what it is I am driven to do. From my experience this is a rare find in a coach or counselor. She also has lived a life full of love, loss and has experienced trauma deeply which gives her a wisdom that isn't something one can learn from books, they must have walked through the fire. This wisdom allows Molly to seriously know what you are saying when possibly your words are not quite as descriptive as someone without that knowing would understand. All and all I find her to be a jewel of a coach/human to assist me with my writing adventure.
He was wonderful! He is very professional and seeks to help the couple all along the planning process through to your wedding day. What's stands out is how much he truly cares about you. You can tell he does this with the intention of helping couples. He also did premarital counseling for us and we truly made a friend in him. He is a real friend who is there whenever you need him most. When a mistake was made on our marriage license (not his mistake), he was there to help work it out for us without hesitation. Overall, he was knowledgeable, helpful, and truly cares about the people he works with. We were lucky to have him as our counselor and wedding officiant. We highly suggest him!
Nancy helped me in processing letting go and loving well when my 18 year old daughter moved out with no notice. What impressed me the most was how she had the ability to draw out of me what I was looking for which was validation for my emotions and encouragement for my boundaries I chose to set do to the way my daughter left home. Nancy is without a doubt one of the best counselors I have ever met.
We asked Pastor Timothy to officiate our wedding after having attended the church for about a year. Timothy and his wife took us in right away and went through marriage counseling in preparation for our marriage. On the actual wedding day he did such a nice job of honoring marriage and the Lord through his words. He gave a great message and everyone had great things to say about it! We appreciate all the work he put into preparing for our big day. Thank you, Timothy!
We filed for divorce and needed to see if there was any final measures that we could obtain from marriage counseling before we completely pulled the plug. I contacted Beverly and she made herself available to help. She was kind, professional, empathetic, and completely "spot on". Her perspective was a fresher one with some homework to help with an immediate mind shift. I highly recommend her and glad I found her.
I'm proud to say we were the first couple to be married by Freedom To Be!!! They really listened and incorporated our wishes into our ceremony...everything from writing our vows with input from us and including our soon to be daughter and making our day special for her. We originally wanted to be married in San Francisco due to our mutual love of the city and the San Francisco Giants so we were fortunate enough to have our ceremony at Crissy Field with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. It was simply beautiful and stress free as Freedom To Be took care of every detail. We would highly recommend Freedom To Be!
Pastor Steve officiated our wedding ceremony and my husband and I are so blessed and grateful to have met him and his wife Doris. Pastor Steve was very attentive to our hearts and the vision we had for our wedding day. Not only did he help us plan an amazing wedding ceremony but, he offered fatherly counsel, encouragement, and prayers that we greatly appreciated. Thank you and God bless you, Pastor Steve!!
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. What you need to know most about me is that I am totally committed to your healing and cleaning up your past, creating new possibilities for today, rekindling your zest for life, and creating a new life you absolutely love and fully participate in. I work with both short-term and long-term therapy clients. My goal is to develop long relationships with clients so that they feel the extra support they need during times of crisis or when they are seeking growth in their lives and relationships. Through the solution-based therapy, I will help you understand the cause of problems, find effective solutions, and learn to live more comfortable. A therapist should be a good fit for a client, so I encourage you to read more about my services or call for an initial session to see if I am the right therapist for you. In addition, I regularly take course work and continuing education in a wide variety of clinical topics to increase and update my knowledge base and experiential learning opportunities. With several years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, I also currently run and facilitate groups for women who are dealing with emotional eating issues. I also am in a partnership with Folsom Lake Fitness where I give bimonthly seminars providing tools and steps to challenge the thoughts and behaviors that prevent many from reaching their weight loss goals.
My areas of interest include treating adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families experiencing issues which can create problems in the school, community, and home setting. I provide individual and family therapy to address all types of issues, including anxiety, depression, hoarding, parenting, co-parenting, panic attacks, school issues, relationship issues, family communication, conflict management, parent/teen conflict, and anger issues. I have great respect and experience in working with survivors of domestic-violence and sexual-assault survivors. I work to find the best style of therapy for you and your goals. My theoretical orientation draws on cognitive behavioral theories and a psychoanalytic approach, allowing me to create the right blend of past and current focus and help you make progress with your concerns. I am a certified administrator for Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), which is a tool used to identify personality traits and preferences. This tool is beneficial in individual, family, and couple therapies. My education include the following: * MS in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from the University of Phoenix * BS in psychology from Grand Canyon University Jalena Rusaw is an employee of Life Practice Counseling Group and is supervised by Carisa Sherwood, licensed marriage and family therapist, MFCC#48768. This is a nonprofit counseling agency which employs professional, ethical, and culturally sensitive therapists.
I do counseling for marriage success, self-confidence inspiration and fear reduction. You will know what being in love really means.
Relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and addictions often have their roots in early experiences, past traumas, and ways of coping that are no longer working. I help individuals and couples move past obstacles that are holding them back and interfering with the ability to enjoy life in the present. Please contact me for a complementary session to see if we might be a good fit.
I am a Christian counselor specializing in couples, individuals and families. The family is worth saving and counseling is what I do to help couples better understand the dynamics within their family structure.
I come from a very humanistic and systems theory perspective. I believe that we are each on our own journey in search of personal serenity and happiness. I view my job as a therapist to be a guide to support you on your own personal and individualized journey. I have significant experience working with adolescents and youth, both in community and residential care settings. I have experience with the criminal justice and probation populations, families in crisis, and families during their reunification process. I understand that life does not always happen as we plan it or would prefer, and that these bumps on the road affect us each on various levels and in different ways. I will work to empower you to identify and build on your individual and unique strengths in order to overcome struggles, find clarity along your journey, and make progress toward being a more whole and happy individual. I work diligently to ensure a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental environment for my clients.
I have 30 years of work with families and individuals, regarding relationships between spouses, other relatives. Many successful outcomes.
Whether you are going through a stressful period in your life or simply want to take steps towards personal growth my hope is to walk along side you in that journey. One of my main goals as a counselor is to offer a safe, non-judgmental, environment to explore your deepest thoughts and feelings as well as offer unconditional support. I understand how difficult it can be to open up and share your struggles with another person. While taking that first step may feel scary I hope it is a moment we can celebrate together. I collaborate with my clients to develop therapeutic goals in order to discover what may work best. While my approach is rooted in Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy I often use other tools to personalize the process for my clients. I work with individuals, adolescents, and families. I have experience addressing issues such as: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, family-related issues, self-harm, behavioral issues, major life transitions, grief, relationship issues, and personal growth. I am also certified in Applied Behavioral Analysis.
Helping people create the relationships they desire is my passion. This is the work I love! Call me today to discuss how I may help you gain a better understanding of yourself and your special and unique relationship(s).
I provide intuitive counseling, spiritual healing, and energetic coaching. I work with you to create your life in validation and wellness, so you can bring your dreams and goals into your daily existence. I employ subtle body energy readings, healings, and teachings using a variety of techniques. I specialize in addiction and recovery, self-image, and enthusiasm. All of my services can easily be done long distance. I also have free daily "universal card" readings on Twitter.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have expertise in reconnecting and strengthening relationships. I provide counseling to individuals, couples and families experiencing a broad range of challenges, such as the following: * Chronic worry, anxiety or feelings of depression * Substance-use concerns * Body image issues and/or disordered eating * Marriage and couple's counseling to help with relationship stressors * Parenting and/or co-parenting challenges * Intimacy issues * Reproductive loss, such as miscarriage or experience with infertility * Difficulty adjusting to or coping with new life circumstances, such as work transition, separation or recent divorce * Family counseling across generations * Counseling for grief and loss I take a strength-based approach to counseling, and together with my clients, I work to improve life satisfaction and reconnect relationships by not only working on what's wrong but also by building on what is strong. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client's individual needs. Please contact me for a no-charge individual, couple's or family therapy consultation today.