Valley Life Improvement Center

Valley Life Improvement Center

5.0Exceptional(5 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


Hello. I am Annette Hochman, certified pastoral counselor with over 30 years of experience. I successfully relate with and help people of all backgrounds, professions, ages, educations, religions, etc. I use the most advanced tecnniques that routinely get results. I love to help and am very successful at doing so. I do not advocate drugs because I have found these just mask the problems and the side effects often make them worse.

Many websites of online counseling businesses have success stories that say something like "I found someone I can talk to about my depression." Their clients may talk about their depression or anxiety or marriage difficulties or other problems for years. This is because they do not have workable techniques to fully handle the problem. I can confidently say I do. My clients don't just talk about their problems, I enable them to resolve the problems fully.

You can be happy again. Something can be done about it. I look forward to helping you with your life.

I am friendly and non-judgemental. Anything you say is kept confidential.

Your happiness and success in life are what make me happy. I enjoy helping you have a happier, healthier, more successful life with better relationships & marriage, happy, healthy and successful children with ability to achieve their goals. I have hundreds of success stories from happy clients attesting that they got results like these.

I look forward to talking with you, finding out about your life and helping you with it.


Hired 1 time
7 employees
54 years in business
Serves West Menlo Park , CA
Offers online services

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    H. C.

    Going through my past with my husband really helped to connect to the energies & emotions that flow in our relationship and helped to view the occurrences from a clear & analytical & steady mind and realize better what I shouldnt take personally, considering his very loving and caring heart.
    I had quite a few good realizations & developed a strategy to give us a better future.
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    June 23, 2020


    Bob K.

    My wife and I have been very happy in all dealings with the Valley Life Improvement Center. Annette Hochman truly knows how to improve lives including all aspects of relationship handling and getting rid of negative emotions. They have showed how to achieve goals by following a clearly delineated purpose in life. We would have no hesitancy in recommending them for handling stress and any form of anxiety or negative feelings.
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    June 23, 2020


    H. M.

    I began pretty emotionally scattered talking about these upsets. Addressing them / touching on them helps to more deeply understand the situations, realize things more cleanly and feel better about moving forward because they are more sorted out and understood by myself. I am noticing I am thinking more clearly, starting to feel more balanced and with cleaner energy. My nervous system has been beginning to feel more neutral which is great. I am experiencing less anxiety. My head feel more leveled out.
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    June 22, 2020


    Kay C.

    I loved working with the Valley Life Improvement Center because they really listened to what was going on in my Life, and helped me turn things around. After seeing them, I finally had direction in life and have accomplished so much more than I had ever dreamed I could all because of them. I will always be greatful to Joe and Annette for all their help.
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    May 17, 2020


    Annette H.

    The tools offered in this program are really amazing and beautiful. I feel great for having done this program and I feel empowered to maintain a happy marriage and I now have certainty that I have the tools to do it.
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    May 17, 2020

    Frequently asked questions

    I begin by discovering what unwanted condition(s) you have in your life.  I will address that in your first session.  I can almost always help you to experience significant understanding and relief with it in that session.  Then we will work out a longer term plan based on what you need and want to greatly improve your life to what you would really like it to be.  The program may include face to face sessions, phone/video/text sessions, some reading and videos as well as practical homework for you to do between sessions.  The exact program is tailor made for you to deal with your difficulties in life as well as helping you to achieve your hopes and dreams.  No two programs are the same.

    During the current situation I am helping new clients by phone, video, text and email.  When again possible we will be seeing clients in person in person again in Southern and Northern California and other locations by special arrangement.

    Annette Hochman   

    I have been successfully counseling for over 30 years. There is very little I have not encountered and successfully helped.  I can assist anyone who wants to improve.  I had other education that I long ago found to be relatively useless.  I use what works. Primarily that includes the techniques of Dianetics because those get the best results. Most of our clients have not studied Dianetics and such study is not required.  We accept and help people from all nationalities, religions, races, political beliefs, sexual orientations, etc.  You don't have to believe in anything or join anything for these techniques to work for you.  I have the highest training available in Dianetics. My education is comparable to a post doctorate level.

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    There is a life changing service available for everyone at any budget.  Here are your options.

    The first session is $200.  It is not limited to an hour.  I want to ensure you are satisfied you got worthwhile result and a plan for your future happiness. A book or online course may be included if indicated.  Sessions after that are $200 per hour, however package rates are available.


    We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit.  Most services are covered by tax deductible donations. 

    I always knew there had to be more to life.  I did the usual study of psychology and other practices and found that although there was some wisdom to them all they had limited workability.  At last I found Dianetics in 1970.  I had it used on myself and applied it to others and found that it really worked.  Now that I found techniques that really helped people I have made helping people with these techniques and common sense my life's work.

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    My public has included 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs, a couple of Academy Award winners, directors, screen writers, rock and other genre music stars, lawyers, doctors, psychologists, two New York Times best selling authors, political figures as well as house painters, bar tenders and office workers.  I have helped babies to start new lives and people on their death beds to move on. I have worked with Christian and Muslim Ministers, Rabbis, Buddhists and people with no religion.   I will help anyone who wants to improve themselves or help others.  The common denominator of all of them is they sense that life can be better, that they can be more happy and release their native abilities, that there is much more to life than life as most people see it.  

    Recently I did a first session by phone with someone that lasted about 2 hours. He is about 32 and had been getting counseling and weekly therapy since the age of 10 from 2 different psychologists.  He told me he had more forward progress in that one session than in all the previous therapy.  

    Decide if you just want a band-aid or do you want happiness, deep understanding of life and release of your full abilities. Look for someone with good results.  Take a look at their Success Stories.   Are the results just that they found someone they can talk to about their anxiety, depression, stress and problems or did they actually get rid of these and become happier and more successful. I am very easy to talk to but that is just the beginning.  

    Look. See for yourself, not what others tell you that you see.  Ignore gossip, rumor, tabloids, etc.

    Find out if they are just going to  give you advice and try to put you on drugs or do they actually help you find the root of your problems so that you are able to solve your own problems without medications.

    Check out  See if you think it might be a fit.  There is no obligation.

    Find out if they actually get results or are they just going to try to put you on pyschiatric drugs that have serious side effects and/or have you talk endlessly without positive result?  Do they only treat symptoms or do they actually help you find the sources of your relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, stress so that you are able to get rid of them?  It doesn't matter what high priced diplomas they have.  It is a matter of whether they can get long lasting beneficial results.  

    Services offered

    Family Therapy
    Relationship Counseling
    Spiritual Counseling