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6. Relationship Coaching for Singles & Couples
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
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5.0 (2)
  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves San Marcos, CA
"Relationships can keep us up at night, worrying & fretting. Whether you are single, married or somewhere in-between, my Dating & Relationship Coaching programs will help you consciously create a more fulfilling Love Life. My "Co-Creating for Couples" & "Dating for Keeps" programs are 98% successful; everyone who has followed my advice is still happily married, even after 20 years! Weekly sessions make all the difference. Today, you need savvy advice to attract & keep the Love of Your Life! Learn essential relationship skills with my leading-edge coaching program, by phone or in-person. Learn how to recognize your core values, build trust, resolve conflict, improve your intimacy skills & deepen bonds! Using a holistic model of personal growth, you will discover greater confidence and peace of mind. Recognize the patterns which brought you to where you are now. Whatever your relationship goals, your well-being must come first. These 2- or 3-hour sessions will swiftly restore your zest for living. Well-being is measured by the quality of Life you enjoy, based on physical, mental, emotional, & spiritual health. Before you can be effective in any relationship, cultivate a depth of self-awareness and learn the lessons of the heart. Then, you will have compassion for others, become a better listener, a better communicator, better lover, and a better co-creator. The truth is, "Everyone is doing the best they can, given where they are coming from." If you remember this fact, and focus on your own needs & growth, you can greatly reduce the drama in your Life, to lead you toward a more positive perspective & circumstance. P R O G R A M S For COUPLES Problem Solving for Couples Pre-Marital Counseling Conscious Co-Creating Communication Skills for Couples Emotional Intimacy Skills Dating Your Mate Intimacy Techniques Vow Renewal Meditation for Couples Conscious Uncoupling For SINGLES Dating for Keeps Values Clarification Prepartion for Dating From Dating to Marriage Remedies for Social Anxiety Dating Etiquette Screening Techniques Online Dating Strategies For WOMEN Dating Him for Keeps Your Feminine Radiance Leadership Skills for Women Mastering Male-Female Dynamics Teach a Man To Honor You Empowerment for Women For MEN Evolving the Masculine Loving the Feminine How to Please a Woman Master Male-Female Dynamics Dating Your Wife For EVERYONE Building Trust & Respect Essential Well-Being Solutions Communication Skills Feng Shui Bedroom Ideas Tantra ~ Yoga of Love Relationship as Spiritual Practice Horoscope Compatibility Readings Flirting, Fetishes, & Fantasies Romantic Paradigms Your relationships contribute so much to your well-being & happiness. They can also undermine your health & quality of life. It all comes down to your relationship to yourself. Choosing the right mate is one of the most important decisions of your Life. Marriage is an on-going, living collaboration. Love relationships need care & nurturing to grow. By first focusing on your emotional and spiritual well-being, you will have the strength to fulfill your vision for a meaningful Life. As an Executive Dating Coach & Couples Therapist, I excel in helping you attain your goals. My clients are mostly senior executives with Fortune 500 companies. They realize that their personal lives deserve at least as much effort as their careers. My approach is direct and laser-focused, while being compassionate, allowing you to grow at your own pace. REASONS TO CHOOSE ME: Over 20 Years In Practice Fortune 100 Testimonials Most Extensive Programs Client-Centered, Tailor-Made Programs Excellent Customer Service Coaching-By-Phone Friendly, Professional Staff Family Owned & Operated Easy, Reliable Parking for In-Person Sessions Time-Tested Methods Integrative Approach to Wellness Leading Edge Programs for Adults Skype & Google Hang-Outs Programs Safe, Heart-Centered Environment Let's start with a phone call to get acquainted. Then, we'll agree on a time & day to continue. Ideally, each week, we'll look at what is working, as well as addressing what needs more attention. My coaching helps you resolve any resistance to improving your relationship(s). By taking responsibility for what you want, you can more effectively co-create a more fulfilling relationship with your partner. NOTE: I do not accept any insurance. I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. My clients make me stand out: Testimonials ~ “Thanks to your insightful program, I have reached my goals in spirituality and am enjoying a quality of life that I never thought I could. It has made a huge impact in my love relationship.” PS, VP Human Resources, Credit Suisse, Zurich, Switzerland “After working with you for only two months, I’m now signing up my psychiatrist wife & two children who are doctors too! This is very good work. You are my guru.” RS, Physician, Washington, DC “Teresa, it’s only been six months working with you, and I am engaged to be married! I could never have done this without your insight and support. You are amazing. The invitation to our wedding will be arriving soon, I want you to be there.” SH, Psychiatrist, Napa, CA “Teresa, you did the work that other psychologists and marriage counselors have failed to do for the past eight years. I now have a completely different understanding of my ex-wife, and this is helping my relationship with her, as well as our children. I can’t wait for you to help others like you have helped me. Men need this work.” WS, VP Marketing, Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, CA “You articulated the problems we’re dealing with and gave insight into their solutions, yet we’d never met you before!” GR, Architect, San Francisco, CA “Teresa is not licensed, but I feel she’s the best therapist I’ve ever worked with. As a therapist myself, for the past 25 years, I am very impressed with her grasp of human nature and personal transformation techniques. I’ve reached a new level of self-awareness with her help and recognize a much deeper potential for my life.” Mikial, MFCC Therapist, San Diego “Teresa Ann Foxworthy saved my life. Prior to meeting her I was walking around on the verge of tears most of the time. Fortunate to meet her through a mutual friend, she gifted me my first counseling session in which she encouraged me to release my pent up emotions. This saved my life because I had finally found a person who had a technique that gave me the quality of positive attention that I needed, and the encouragement to start releasing 30 years worth of pent up emotions. Without a safe person to release these emotions with, I wouldn’t have been able to meet and sustain my relationship with the first man I’d ever been in love with. If I had not been able to counsel with Teresa, I doubt that I could have attracted this relationship into my life in which I felt more loved than I had ever felt before. "She has been my counselor through some very difficult periods of heartbreak. She is non judgmental, and has a superhuman capacity for compassion that allows her clients to feel loved, cared for, and safe. She has overcome adversity in her own Life which I believe makes her a better counselor, as coaches from experience. “Teresa has an innate intuition and evolved spirituality. She is 100% dedicated to healing, awareness, spirituality, woman’s empowerment, happy relationships, and joy. She demonstrates the capacity to be compassionate, while at the same time holding firm boundaries of self-protection. She can teach you to do the same. Although she takes your issues and feelings seriously, she maintains a sense of humor and is usually up for a good laugh. “She is dedicated to the highest truth, love and happiness for herself and for all who are lucky enough to work with her. Please feel free to call me if you would like my personal reference recommending her as a life coach and feng shui consultant.” CR, Massage Therapist, Tiburon, CA “You spoke exactly to my issues and led me through a fun and yet powerful process to a place where I can clearly and elegantly reclaim my truth, power, beauty and dignity.” ME, MFCC Therapist, San Rafael, CA “Teresa, in one afternoon, you pulled me through a slump and got me back on top of my game! Thank you for your insight and support. You are impressive. I definitely recommend your professional services.” TL, CEO, XDeep, London, UK “I was completely at a stand-still and you used interesting techniques that quickly shifted things for me. I was amazed at the results. I hadn't had a date for six months, and then after one session, I had three dates in one week. As we have have continued sessions, I have a clearer picture of what I am really working on to achieve my goals.” MT, Pharmaceutical Researcher, Redwood City, CA “I couldn’t believe after all these years that you were able to help me clear those blocks! It’s been months, and I still feel great. The problems with my husband's ex- are truly nowhere to be found now. Thank you, Teresa!” MM, Homemaker, Sacramento, CA “You’re really, really good at what you do. After eight months of working with you, I have a completely new understanding of relationships and how to pursue them. With this new perspective, I am re-organizing my life. Your presence is powerful and soothing, your voice is calming. The open format allowed me the safety to open up and get help for these issues. Now that I’ve vented decades of repressed feelings, my goal achievement process is a breeze.” RC, Land Developer, Petaluma, CA “When I started working with Teresa, my both my children and business partner didn’t speak to me. My romantic life was a mess, too. After 8 months working with her, Teresa helped prepare me to sell an $30 million dollar business, as well as repair all the relationships in my life. I highly recommend her.” AT, Entrepreneur, Palo Alto, CA Life is too short not to make strategic choices for your happiness. Disclaimer: All programs are educational in nature and claim no guarantees. Every client is different, so results may vary. I am not a medical doctor and cannot take the place of one. However, all modalities & programs have been shown to offer relief in my personal research and case studies. Watching people transform before my very eyes! I believe each of us is called to live a joyful Life. As I watch my clients recognize the better choices which are available to them, I see the difference I make in their lives. To fulfill our human potential is a sometimes daunting prospect, but always a delightful fruition. What excites me most is helping men and women express at their highest potential, and more importantly, attain personal fulfillment by cultivating a life they passionately enjoy. With the right livelihood, a supportive community, radiant health, and spiritual development, individuals & couples are consciously cultivating lives unfold with grace & dignity. If you are ready to transform your relationship into a mutually fulfilling partnership, then I will be delighted to show you how to communicate clearly, resolve conflicts, build (or rebuild) trust & respect, cultivate meaningful intimacy & passion, and deepen your presence with others so they really see you & hear you as you endeavor together. Helping men and women re-align within their essence is so liberating for them. I revel as I watch people transform before my eyes and remember who they really are and what they came to do in this lifetime."

$120

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8. Helping Love Flow
4.8
from 25 reviews
4.8
(25)
4.8 (25)
  • 17 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves San Marcos, CA
"Thanks for choosing me. Hire me if you believe that we are like children in bigger bodies, trying to figure out how to get our needs met for Love & Trust! (oversimplified) Mastery of Happiness. - Ever wondered which single area of your Life most effects how you FEEL? If you answered RELATIONSHIPS, then I can help. I offer On-demand. - Real-Time Counseling (You get sessions and you get to call while you're stuck!) so you can rest assured you'll break the cycle of frustration. Convenience. - My Home, Your Home, Not Home. (In-Person or Virtual) ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ I've learned relationships follow some very specific patterns, and I've learned the "hacks" to move clients into Harmony, very quickly. The 1st free call often lasts a half hour in order to leave you CONVINCED that I understand your challenge and can truly help. I guide couples to a mutually respectful fulfilling and supportive relationship. You will arrive at a new and inspiring way of relating to your loved ones, yourself, and all important relationships. This model is powerful in turning mediocre relationships (run by fear) into relationships of substance, trust, growth, and supportive connection. From surviving a relationship, to THRIVING in relationship. After the initial consult, I am HIGHLY EFFICIENT WITH YOUR TIME because of a heightened intuition, combined with 17 years of experience and a Master's in Psychology. ***************************************"

$120

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$120

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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 does hypnosis work?

Hypnosis is a wellness technique that works by promoting positive behavioral or cognitive changes. During successful hypnosis, the client should be eased into a state of deep relaxation in which the conscious mind takes a back seat and the subconscious mind becomes more active. The client is often able to let go of critical thoughts and become receptive to the therapist’s suggestions. In this state of hypnosis, motivating suggestions can bypass your usual mental resistance and internal defense mechanisms. For example, even if you want to quit overeating cupcakes, you may have some level of resistance that your rational mind can’t overcome. During hypnosis, the positive suggestions made by the hypnotherapist can bypass your usual blocks, helping you to achieve the formerly unachievable: stopping overeating, quitting smoking, mastering public speaking, or losing your fear of heights. The goal of hypnosis is to strengthen and empower the client’s motivation, commitment and focus. Consider working with someone who is not just trained in hypnosis but also is a licensed therapist or psychotherapist who can bring their academic background into your session.

How is hypnosis used in therapy?

Hypnosis is a powerful tool to help clients overcome challenging issues such as anxiety, phobias, pain management, hot flashes and more. Hypnosis is also a way to help let go of addictions like smoking, overeating and gambling. In and of itself, hypnosis is not a therapy, but it can be used in conjunction with therapy to empower and encourage the person receiving it to make positive change. Some people are more susceptible to hypnosis and will benefit more from hypnotherapy than others.

According to Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus, speaking for Psychology Today, hypnosis is a “genuine psychological phenomenon that has valid uses in clinical practice … hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention or concentration, often associated with relaxation, and heightened suggestibility. While under hypnosis (i.e., in a hypnotic trance), it seems many people are much more open to helpful suggestions than they usually are.” The suggestions made in a therapeutic setting get deep into a person’s brain, beyond their conscious thinking, leading to behavior change and the ability to overcome challenges that might otherwise seem insurmountable.

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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