Valley Life Improvement Center

Valley Life Improvement Center

4.9 (34)
10 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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Porter Ranch, CA 91326
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34 Reviews


  • 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.

  • S. M.

    I’m so glad we decided to do the marriage counseling. I admit that in the middle of the process I was ready to bail out – but after seeing the process all the way to the end, I’m so happy. It seems like we both have a better understanding of the real picture, not the reactive picture, and will be able to make good decisions on what direction we will go from here.

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

We begin with an interview to really discover what is needed, wanted and what is messing up or ruining your life.  What unwanted condition do you have in your life? Then we design an individual plan that keeps your budget and availability in mind. Preferably this interview is in person but we can do a lot on the phone or Skype.  We will thoroughly help you through your problems and difficulties until they are under control or no longer exist.  We do not just help you to endure them.    

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

Our counselors and advisors have earned certification from various institutions of higher learning in different specialties.  We have chosen the best with at least 20 years of successful experience.

Joe has been successfully counseling since 1968 and Annette since 1970.  There is very little we have not encountered and handled fully. We can help anyone who wants to improve.  We have other education but primarily use the techniques Dianetics because these 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 religions or no religion, all nationalities, races, political beliefs, sexual orientations.  You don't have to believe in anything or join anything for these techniques to work for you.  We have the highest training available in Dianetics.  Additionally we have education comparable to a post doctorate level.

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

The first session is $100 but there is no charge if you are not satisfied.  We expect that you will have real benefit from the first session. From there we will work out a plan that you can afford and which will help you achieve a happy, successful life. 

We are a non-profit organization.  Most of our services can be claimed as tax deductible donations. 

How did you get started in this business?

We like to help people and searched in our ways for effective ways to do so. We studied psychology and found it lacking in good results.  We took some classes in Scientology and found they had techniques that worked on everyone and began our study. We continue our education frequently to continue to upgrade our skills.

What types of customers have you worked with?

Our public has included an Academy Award winner, an Academy Award nominee, directors, screen writers, rock and other genre of music stars, lawyers, doctors, psychologists, two New York Times best selling authors, political figures and 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.      

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

What happens in our sessions is confidential but we can give you some successes that can't be tied to anyone in particular.  

Recently I did a first session with someone that lasted about 2 hours. He is about 32 and had been getting counseling and 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.  

We have many success stories and positive reviews here, on Yelp and at  

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

Look for someone with good results.  Take a look at their Success Stories and compare them to ours.  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.  We are 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 and fake news.

Find out if they are just going to try to put you on drugs or do they actually help you solve the problems?

Check out  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?  If they can't routinely get good results they are quacks.