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The Sacred Adventure
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Whitney S.
Verified review

When my fiancee and I were in search of a pre-marital counselor, we didn't know what to expect. We just knew it was best practice to do pre-marital counseling, so we did. The minute we met with Kim for an intro session, she was a kind, comforting presence that was able to get both me and my partner to easily share - something rare for my partner. Throughout our time working with Kim, she helped us hone in on issues within our relationship while discovering things about ourselves - individually - that we didn't realize were negatively affecting us. What we loved most about Kim was that she didn't just talk us through every problem we were working to solve but provided us with tools that we will be able to use for years to come. In our sessions, Kim provided great counseling with a sincere intention to set our marriage off on a strong foundation of self-awareness and clear communication to build our relationship upon. Thank you, Kim, for all of your guidance and support!

  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Lynda E.
Verified review

Debi has been working with me for many years and has proved herself to be an extremely knowledgeable and intuitive counselor. She has helped me through many life crises with her professional and personal insights as well as her compassion. I would highly recommend Debi to anyone seeking a wise and nuturing counselor.

Enhance My Life Now
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Adam H.
Verified review

An unexpected death in the family upended a number of things in my life. I needed some guidance to get back on track to run my business and tackle the new personal challenges I was facing. I was working with another counselor for a few months but did not find much value in my sessions. My wife found Karim so I decided to try one session. Needless to say, I really enjoyed Karim's approach. Karim has acted like a guide to help me identify, process and work on my challenges. I enjoyed his help so much that I also paid to attend a couple of the workshops he hosts outside of regular hours from time to time. I highly recommend talking to Karim at least once and see how you feel. Chances are, you will want to work with him.

Anxiety Gone
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Sara A.
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When I started working with Shannon I was struggling with deep unhappiness and uncertainty about my life, as well as my relationships with the people in my life. I was skeptical of talking to anyone because of several prior bad experiences with counselors and psychiatrists. But I called anyway out of desperation and I'm very glad in retrospect that I did. Shannon helped me consciously identify things that are important to me and things I wanted to change. With Shannon I learned to proactively become aware of and eliminate negative, harmful, or just plain not useful patterns of thinking and instead treat myself using positive reinforcement. These changes seems small and simple but their impact is deep. I also benefited from her wise perspective on managing relationships with others. By using what I've worked on with Shannon, I feel more clear, capable, reflective, and self-aware. This in turn has helped me focus, enjoy my work, and improve how I view my relationships with my family and coworkers. I'm all around much happier and proud of myself. In working with Shannon, I was impressed by her kindness, her breadth of understanding, her proactive approach, and her focus on ensuring her clients improve in a quantifiable, verifiable way. I would and do recommend her to anyone looking for guidance through rough times, especially if you're looking for quick and concrete practices to implement to improve your life immediately.

Living the Sacred
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anima L.
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Illana officiated our wedding, and there is no way that our experience could have been better! The opportunity to have Illana marry us and coach us through vows beforehand was a big part of our choice to get married when we did. Illana had been working with us as a coach and counselor for a couple months before we asked her to officiate our marriage. We wanted something special and very intimate -- really, we wanted a ceremony that was deeply about us committing to one another and our lives together, rather than pomp and circumstance...or frankly a lot of people and planning. Illana was so positive and deeply excited for us, which was great because it wasn't impersonal -- by that time, she already knew our challenges and gifts as a couple, and so she was the perfect person to ask (and only one we would have asked). When the time came, we asked to be married on New Years Day -- the week BEFORE. (Yes, I'm serious). Although she planned to be out of town, Illana offered that we join her up on the coast where she was staying, where she recommended the most INCREDIBLE location. She also happened to know a fantastic female photographer who also said 'yes' to our last-minute when-inspiration-strikes wedding...! We trusted Illana to create the ceremony as she envisioned it, and anyone who knows her would trust her with the same (although my sense is she is also would have been very open to collaboration). The biggest gift was how Illana coached us in our own vows -- she had us see them in a spiritual sense, as a practice we are committing to rather than a promise that can be broken or kept. This has lent so much richness not just to the ceremony but to our lives in the weeks since. I'm HAPPY to share Illana with the world, and I've already recommended her -- and her way of looking at marriage -- to several friends. Truly a GIFT!

Bonnie B.
Verified review

I met Judy 19 years ago attending an intensive for Hand Analysis. Of all the people in our group Judy displayed the characteristics of a reader I would go to...kindness, humbleness, intuitiveness, and highly intelligent. It is no surprise that she has continued to share her gifts of reading hands and teaching it to others. If you want an in-depth analysis of your delicious dilemma (what you keep stubbing your toes on), Judy will lead you to a better understanding of the contrast's that create those same scenarios. I highly recommend Judy even if you have no dilemmas in your life. You may walk away discovering gifts you did know you possessed! Bonnie

Empowered Journey
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Milan M.
Verified review

Arya from Empowered Journey is a great life coach and counselor. I have used him in the past to work through a couple of major problems / life dilemmas and will use him in the future, when need arises.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Choosing Heart
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
Madeleina B.
Verified review

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!

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!

Bay Area Body and Mind
5.0
from 1 review
    Shannon D.
    Verified review

    Alison is amazing! The most important things I look for in a counselor is someone who is well educated, practices what they teach and is compassionate with their clients. Alison is all of the above, she really knows her stuff, I feel safe and well attended to when she works with me and she gives me undivided attention which I always appreciate. She has an amazing way of working on emotional issues that could be holding you back from making progress in your life. She has a deep understanding of what it takes to heal and clear old material that is no longer relevant to living your best life and she guides you in a way that is kind, loving and safe. I honor her so much and feel so grateful to have her in my life!

    Richelle J.
    Verified review

    "Great Life Coach - Sherry is so real, not just spirtual but down to earth. She was my marriage counselor now my life coach, just talking to her makes me feel so much better. I love her so much that I refer her to all my friends and family. If you want your relationship to make sense I strongly reccommend talking to her." ~ Richelle Jernigan

    Don S.
    Verified review

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

    • 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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    Are you wanting to lose weight safely and naturally without going on a diet? Are you feeling stressed, tired, and want to regain the energy you had in your twenties? Do you have a chronic digestive concern or are other chronic symptoms that are dragging you down, and you haven't found the answers? I am a certified health coach and licensed psychotherapist trained to help you find these answers and get you on track to feeling better. I have worked with clients from coast to coast in person and via Skype or phone, and every single client I have worked with has made significant progress. Please see my website for testimonials.

    • 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 one-on-one career transition/outplacement counseling including the following: * Asset analysis/career and goals assessment * Resume writing and editing * One-on-one counseling * Personal marketing strategies * Job search work flow and process training * Career and personal networking training * Communications and self-presentation evaluations and enhancement coaching (interview coaching and preparation) * Follow-up and support throughout I have spent over 15 years as a senior executive recruiter in the Silicon Valley where I have counseled and coached literally thousands of candidates and executive-level clients through their own career challenges. My own career has taken me from blue collar in the early '80s to white collar sales and consulting in the late '80s, moving into business management in the early '90s, and business ownership in the late '90s. The latter part of my career has seen me transition from sales manager to managing partner to V.P. to C.O.O, and even co-found a company and ownership, where I have been a vendor to a number of Fortune 500 companies such as Cisco, Sun Microsystems, Wells Fargo, etc. Every stage is wrought with unknown factors which can be scary, but if you replace fear and uncertainty with enthusiasm about the possibilities, times of transition can be acknowledged as the greatest opportunities for growth, and forward progress on your own career. I now work with both individuals and corporate clients alike as a career transition counselor, helping others to move in a positive direction towards the next phase of their own careers. Call me, and let's work together to prepare you for the opportunities that lay before you. Mark Fort

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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 counseling for individuals, groups, couples and children/adolescents. I always use a non-judgmental approach with an empathetic heart. Specialties: - Working closely within the family system to provide individualized treatment plans for chronic personality traits, pervasive emotional and behavioral problems, issues regarding academic and psychosocial stressors at school and co-morbid/dual diagnoses (i.e., ADHD, PTSD, ADD, conduct disorder and pervasive developmental disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorder and learning disorder). - Working with grief and loss specific to each individual's experience. For example, change of lifestyle, change of environment, loss of family and/or friends, and specific shifts within the immediate family system (i.e., divorce, placement within the foster care or group home and living with relatives or friends). - Working with individuals who have been emotionally and/or physically abused, resulting in PTSD and/or manifesting in high-risk behaviors such as gang involvement, promiscuity and/or bullying. Therapeutic orientations: I meet the clients where they are using a combination of the following: - Expressive art therapy - Narrative therapy - Psychodynamic and family system - Play therapy I use music and specific interests incorporated into therapy. Transitions: - Pia Crosby, MA, IMF#59489 - Supervised by Suzanne Hughes, MFT#35321

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