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Santa Monica Counseling Services

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Mikel Life Coaching
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Shontel M.
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I had my doubts about getting marriage counseling, but when I started going to Michelle she proved to me how helpful it really is. So much that I think every young couple needs coaching in order to avoid serious relationship issues in the future. With her loving sidekick/spouse helping out, it provides a male and female aspect of each situation that comes up. Overall, Michelle is a great, caring person that will provide you with positive energy, motivation, and useful resources for life (not just marriage counseling). Coaching or no coaching, it's always nice to be blessed with the presence of such a person in your lifetime.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
DK W.
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Helped with Relationship Counseling. My girl friend and I were going through a difficult time. We heard from others about the benefit of choosing a life coach over a MFT or a Psychologist. Our problems were communication about here and now. We didn't want to have to spend so much time individually sitting in "couch therapy " with a psychologist. Patti gets right to the underline issues. Her experience in this field is second to none. Our relationship including that of our teenage children that each of us has from our previous marriages has gotten so much better. Everyone in our family has benefited from we call her " our life coach" She is so easy to talk to. My fear and anxiety trusting to talk to someone with our issues went away the moment we met her. Our relationship has never been better thanks to Patti

Kelli Miller, LCSW, MSW
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Priscilla D.
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Kelli has worked closely with me and my children during a very difficult transition in our lives. She has been supportive, compassionate and creative in working with us in providing counseling. Her methods are practical and effective. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Sara R.
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My goodness, how can I put into words my feelings on Reverend James as our Wedding Officiant? When I look back on that day, he is there smiling at me-his presence brings me peace as it always has. He is the one who before our wedding reminded me to remember to look into each other eyes and take in the moment and all its greatness. And I am so glad I did that! Reverend James was the one who counseled my husband and I before our marriage-helping us understand all that stood before us and that all we needed was love, understanding and compassion. Reverend James even found us our band-who made the day spectacular! My own father is older, from another time. Reverend James has always been there for me in a way that I really needed- a strong wise person who loved and reminded me to love as greatly as I can. If he has made it into your life-enjoy the blessing that he really is.

  • 7 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Ron H.
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As an ordained minister, I have worked with Nancy counseling numerous couples wanting to be married. Her approach is both companionate and professional with an uncanny ability to relate to churched and unchurched persons alike. I wholeheartedly endorse her with no reservation!

  • 20 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Michael K.
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Therapy never quite made a difference for me in the past, and believe me I really wanted it to. Samantha’s approach is so completely different and more personal then anything I experienced before that it has profoundly impacted my life in a way I always wished therapy would have. Unlike others, she helped me understand my life as a whole - and helped me develop a sense of self-compassion I never before realized would be so instrumental in my self-acceptance and self-growth. I learned to appreciate what it really means to be a growing human-being with Samantha and I learned to step back and see the whole picture of my life instead of just chopped up and seperate events. Some are good at making you “think” they understand you, but with Samantha one “feels” it. Best of all, she feels like a friend that really relates and not a detached doctor taking suspicious notes that is always at an arms length. I only wish I had met her sooner.

Michael S.
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To summarize my experience working with Olivia, I would say life changing. Her counseling was fantastic and filled with tons of insight. Her course works if you are willing to put in the work. Plain and simple. I would recommend her to anyone.

  • 24 years in business
  • 26 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.

  • 14 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne B.
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After months with several disappointing counselors, we found Dr. Jeanne. Her approach is impressively different for 3 reasons: 1) she got to essence of the issue -- quickly went beyond the "superficial layers" and discovered the "issue behind the issue", 2) she is extremely fast -- after every session we experienced immediate, significant shifts and although sometimes this stuff can be difficult, she made it palatable in a way that both my husband and I appreciated 3) she does so much more than marriage counseling -- after we got through some "big" issues, she coached us to resolve a number of important business issues that we have been struggling with for some time. But the bottom line is that I can honestly say, that she did in fact help us save our marriage. The fourth nice sugar on top is that she has a very soothing and calm manner, making the difficult issues that are so hard to face, more palatable and easier to approach. I highly recommend her, she will save you considerable time, pain and money -- and most importantly, she gets results.

Tamar Counseling Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda M.
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The professional advice given me by Deborah Vinall has proved invaluable on many different occasions in my work and ministry with troubled youth and young adults. She demonstrates a keen insight, empathy, and compassion into the complexities of the human experience. Her gentle understanding of the pain and suffering that leads to addictions, cycles of trauma and abuse, balanced with wise goadings towards boundaries and reclaiming ownership of ones life and actions have modeled a beautiful spirit of cooperation and non-judgemental support. Deborah Vinall clearly exudes the maxim of Tamar Counselling Services : "reclaiming wholeness", as she herself creates safe space for persons in any stage of healing to begin their journey towards doing just that!

Third Way Counseling
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sam D.
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Third Way Counseling is great! They have been sensitive to my needs (financial and time constraints) and are accommodating in every way.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Leonard H.
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Lexi was very attentive to my needs during the time that I had her as a therapist. She was very professional and made sure to always check in with what I wanted/cared about. She was very well knowledged and educated me a lot about the field and how to better my emotional intelligence and self awareness

  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Dottie J.
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Staff is friendly and helpful. The therapists have a wealth of education and tools to help clients through the healing process. I like that Novus has many different options depending on individual needs.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah I.
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Working with Bernard at Los Angeles Counseling Center has truly been a rewarding experience. I have been enlightened, challenged, affirmed and relieved to spend time exploring my beliefs and behavior in my marriage with a professional who has helped me stay curious, gentle and patient with myself and my partner. I would recommend anyone willing to do the hard yet inspiring and rewarding work that counseling facilitates to meet with Bernard.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Caroline B.
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My partner and I could not have found a better fit! Our relationship was getting very strained until we started counseling here. Our relationship has truly taken a 180. We are so happy to have found our counselor, Adriana. 10/10 would recommend.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a therapist, but I am more than willing to help students with basic English. I am willing to do preparation for exams and go over information with students to increase their GPA.

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I offer sliding-scale psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families in a safe and compassionate setting Are you feeling stuck and don't know why or how to get out of it? Looking for lasting, intimate relationships? Feeling overwhelmed or stressed at work and/or in life? Past traumas keeping you from reaching your full potential? Expect innovative and creative, dynamic and healing, and specifically designed and oriented for you to experience more of the life you've imagined. Together, we can work to release and change negative core beliefs and patterns, find more productive and alternative ways to communicate more effectively, resolve old issues that could be holding you back, and develop coping skills in the midst of stress. I believe in looking at the whole person, body and mind to actualize real growth and to discover effective solutions.

  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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For 20 years I have been supporting clients as a compassionate counselor who listens very deeply in order to get to the heart of the matter. My intuition, experience, education, personal growth and love for people are ways that I excel in the field of psychology. Description of clientele:  As a clinician, I offer therapeutic services for children, adolescents and adults. Employment past includes private practice, contract work for mental health agencies, youth shelters, residential treatment programs,foster care and adoption, schools, hospitals, incarceration units, drug and alcohol facilities, retirement homes and hospice, college instructor and psycho-educational consultant. Areas of facilitation include: individual, couples, family and groups. Specializations in mental health, diagnosis, communication, relationship, bereavement, trauma, behavior, special needs, substance abuse, empowerment, medical issues, geriatrics, the lbgtq community, traumatic brain injury, hearing and visually impaired, foster care and adoption. Description of services: As a counselor, art therapist, supervisor, program manager, advisor, consultant, educator and workshop facilitator, my  theoretical and therapeutic orientations are in education, spirituality, behavioralism, Jungian, Family Systems, Person Centered Therapy, Gestalt, Expressive Arts Therapy, transpersonal therapy, EMDR, EFT, kundalini, meditation, mediation, and Non-Violent Communication. My outlook is founded in wellness & holistic philosophy.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a trained family therapist who can help with active listening and concrete and useful feedback. I can work with you, you and your partner, your child or your family.

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I provide mental health counseling/psychotherapy to individuals and families in crisis, by helping them develop positive coping skills, improved communication and support them to make the changes they desire. I also refer families to other providers to ensure that all their needs are being met, such as a Psychiatrist when needed. I work with children, teens, adults, individual, couples and families. I have a child friendly private practice that including play, art, biblio and sand play therapy. I utilize an integrative approach and tailor interventions for each client to match their own individual needs. I can help with many problems including: Academic underachievement, adoption, anger management, anxiety, attachment, ADHD, Autism, Blended Families, bullying, conduct disorder/delinquency, depression, disruptive attention seeking behavior, divorce reaction, Enuresis, Encopresis (toileting accidents), teen dating violence, fire setting, gender identity, grief and loss, low self esteem, lying, manipulation, medical conditions, mental retardation, obsessive compulsive disorder, oppositional defiance, parenting, peer and sibling conflict, physical, emotional abuse/victimization, post traumatic stress, school refusal, separation anxiety, sexual abuse victim, sleep disturbances, social phobias, shyness, specific phobias, victim/witness of crime, gender and sexual identity, marital conflict, life transition/adjustment, isolation, hoplessness, DCFS/Child Protective Services involvement, personal growth, relationship issues, stress management, self harm, domestic violence, separation, child custody, nervousness and much more.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I educate, counsel people on healthy lifestyle, eating, exercise, supplement, joy, and peace of mind. I help people in overcoming negative thoughts.. Been studying nutrition for over 30 years & continuing. I also do relational & marriage counseling in God's light. I am here for you, to impart wisdom, understanding, how to stay level headed, in the face of conflict, a pathway to success.

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