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The Sacred Adventure
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Whitney S.
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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!

  • 41 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John W.
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I have know Maggi for 20 years as a counselor, healer, coach, and friend. She has helped both me and my family through many challenges. She has worked with me in person and remotely - even when I've been in other countries. Her sensitivity and intuition are amazing. She has enriched my life in so many ways.

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Carol N.
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Tammy Rust saved my life. After years of struggling to help my meth addicted son on my own and having all my efforts fail, I turned to Tammy for help. Not only was she 100 % there for me, but the tools she helped me learn enabled me to stop the cycles my son and I were on. Happy to report that my son graduated last month from a residential rehab after 9 months, and is living a happy, clean, productive life. And me too!!! Thank you Tammy!!!!

Enhance My Life Now
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Adam H.
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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
  • New on Thumbtack
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.

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Daniela T.
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Mike is an amazing counselor and pastor. He officiated our wedding 24 years ago, walked through premarital counseling with us and helped us through many rough spots in all these years. We often say we wouldn't have made it without him. Mike knows how to discover issues early on and helps to deal with the reality of living as a married couple. His profound knowledge of many cultures is so valuable for counseling cross-cultural marriages. We highly recommend him.

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Living the Sacred
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Hester B.
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Illana was wonderful! She listened to our requests, and wrote a ceremony that fits us perfectly! Our wedding was romantic, spiritual, and incorporated our beliefs and showcased our love for each other. Illana included our friends and family in the ceremony -- everyone played a part. It was wonderful to work with Illana! We highly recommend her as an officiant and counselor!

Tim Coleman
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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He created a very memorable and inspiring experience through our pre-marital counseling sessions. Through our rehearsal he took charge and was extremely helpful. He was charismatic and social throughout the ceremony and created a joyful environment free of stress. We would like to continue the relationship we have built with him through this process. He excelled and fufilled his paid services and we have already and will continue to recommend him.

  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jerome T.
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Pastor Kevin Ross made our special day, truly special! He's a dedicated and caring pastor! We helped put my wife and I at ease with his words of loving wisdom! Truly felt the Godly bond he performed for us! Highly recommended!!!

Misa Leonessa Life Coaching
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Denise R.
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She is such a beautiful, positive influence. I don't live close enough to see her in person but follow faithfully on FB. She's a great inspiration to me with positive writings/posts. Most helpful

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Richelle J.
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"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

Bay Area Body and Mind
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Shannon D.
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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!

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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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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

About

I am a therapist, in a private practice, who's located in San Jose, California. I am treating anxiety, depression, addiction, and eating disorders. These include description of services offered, biography, and links to mental health resources.

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I help people with depression, addictions/compulsions, anxiety, relationship problems, and many more issues. I have 36 years of experience. It's easy to talk to me whether you are 18 or 80. I feel great compassion for my clients and at the same time I trust that with a little help from me, they can help themselves. My sessions are 50 minutes long. In the beginning of therapy I recommend that you meet with me 1-2 times a week.

About

My mission is to assist people create balance and harmony in their life. In a caring, supportive, and confidential environment, I strive to reinstate the whole person to a healthy mind, body, and spirit. I believe we can all heal, we can all change, we can all learn, and we can all develop new ways of looking at the world. I work with a variety of issues, and I have worked with diverse populations and people of all age groups. In my practice, I offer: individual, couples, family, adolescent and child therapy. I have experience with: anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, divorce, parenting skills, stress management, relationships, and more. I am educated in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I have an extensive background working with children and adolescents in the foster system with severe traumas. I also have a long history working with couples and individuals with substance abuse problems. I am a member of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA), as well as California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).

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