ABOUT . . .
Haven of Hope Counseling is an online "Virtual" Counseling entity where clients can obtain services from anywhere in the State of California via audio or video conferencing. Instead of coming to us, we'll come to you! No more long and tedious hours in traffic burning gasoline, rushing from one end of the city to the other to make an in-office appointment. We take pride in making your experience as convenient as possible!
Whether you are getting ready to "Pop the Question," dissolve a relationship, prepare for retirement, combat anxiety, depression, struggling with grief, whatever it is, we can help!
THE FOUNDER . . .
Bobette Jamison-Harrison is the founder of Haven of Hope Counseling Services. She is a two time graduate of California State University of Dominguez Hills with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies and Labor Studies, and a Master's of Science Degree in Marital and Family Therapy. Bobette has 11 years of psychotherapy clinical and integrated Clinical/Christian counseling experience as a result of providing mental health services at Champion Counseling Center on the campus of Faithful Central Bible Church. Bobette also served as the In-School Clinical Coordinator for the Ulmer Institute, an organization that teaches first mental Pre-PTSD training to school campuses throughout Southern California to combat the symptoms associated with an acute stress reaction to trauma. She is a certified Grief and Bereavement Counselor and a certified Prepare-Enrich Marriage and Premarital Couples Facilitator. Bobette is a published author and enjoys writing Christian romance novels. Bobette has undergone a great deal of training in many other areas as an LMFT to provide solid mental health assistance to her clients.
REASON FOR PRACTICING . . .
Haven of Hope was established to provide a culturally sensitive therapeutic experience for clients from diverse ethnic backgrounds who are struggling in relational entities. Be it Mother-daughter, husband-wife, employee-boss, father-son, friend-friend, etc., I am here to assist in bringing reconciliation and healing. The goal is to provide clients with psychoeducation, skills and life techniques that will enable the client to realize a more functional and healthy way of interacting. Most importantly, I am passionate about helping couples find better ways to manage conflict, grow closer and work as a team to effectuate a positive and lasting union.
MY PERSONAL NICHE . . .
My niche as a psychotherapist is the ability to establish a sage, trusting rapport with my clients, showing how much I genuinely care for them and their concerns. They trust me with their life-material and in return they receive my ear, my undivided attention and my promise to walk the journey right alongside them.
WHAT TO EXPECT . . .
First, we'll get to know one another and find out what you'd like to accomplish throughout the therapeutic process. We will move forward as I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among patients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the patient and caretaker alike. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results. My utmost goal is to specifically tailor treatment plans to each client and to ensure that clients feel heard, their experiences validated, and most of all, understood. In most instances we need someone to listen to our experience and help us make sense of it. If our life experiences do not make sense to us, we often become stuck and unable to proceed forward. My desire is to co-pilot the full journey with my client, no matter how turbulent, until he or she is capable of taking the controls and flying solo!