Valley Life Improvement Center

Valley Life Improvement Center

4.9 (35)
12 hires on Thervo
7 employees
52 years in business

About this pro

Joe and Annette successfully relate with and work with people of all backgrounds, professions, ages, educations, religions, etc.  We use the most advanced tecnniques that really get results. We love to help and are very good at it.  We do not put people on drugs because these just mask the problems and make them worse. 

The websites of the big 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. We do. Our clients don't just talk about the problems.  We enable them to eradicate the problems fully.

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

We are friendly and non-judgemental.  Anything you say is kept confidential.

We have been successfully counseling since 1968 and 1970.

Your happiness and success in life are what make us happy.  We 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.  We have hundreds of success stories from happy clients attesting that they got results like these.  

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

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Credentials

Porter Ranch, CA 91326
Email verified
Phone verified

35 Reviews

4.9

  • Ferdy B.

    Kay Curtis 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.

  • Mitch E.

    Not at all. They were Scientologists recruiting.

  • M. P.

    I realized that a lot of my problems I thought I had weren’t that big of a deal. I’m now capable of handling anything that comes my way without any worry.

  • A. y.

    “FEEL LIGHTER, MORE AT CAUSE, MORE RESPONSIBLE” … A really good way of taking inventory on your life, getting perspective on your actions and raising your level of responsibility. Now, I feel lighter, more at cause, more responsible and not so much the effect of my past. Confronting [transgressions] has also allowed me to not only [realize] what a jackass I have been sometimes, when I really didn't even realize I was a jackass, but it allowed me to see that in some cases I wasn't such a jackass as I thought I was either. Looking forward to life with this new perspective. Looking forward to being a better man.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

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 Northern and Southern California and other locations by special arrangement.    


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been successfully counseling since since 1970.  There is very little I have not encountered and handled fully. I can help anyone who wants to improve.  I have 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.

For more information on how this works or what it is go to ValleyLifeImprovementCenter.org and Dianetics.org.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

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.  Included with the fee is a book and extension course personally chosen for you.  Sessions after that are $200 per hour.  Package rates are available. 

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


How did you get started in this business?

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.

For more information on how this works or what it is go to ValleyLifeImprovementCenter.org and Dianetics.org.


What types of customers have you worked with?

Our public has included 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs, a couple of Academy Award winners, directors, screen writers, rock and other genre of music stars, lawyers, doctors, psychologists, two New York Times best selling authors, political figures as well as house painters, bar tenders and office workers.  We have helped babies to start new lives and people on their death beds to move on. We have worked with Christian and Muslim Ministers, Rabbis, Buddhists and people with no religion.   We 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.  


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

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.  


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

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 problems or did they actually get rid of their problems 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 just 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?

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


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

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.