Mission Statement

The mission of Imtasik Family Counseling Services Inc. is to provide distinction in therapy and pastoral counseling for individuals, couples, and families. Imtasik Family Counseling Services Inc. is committed to ensuring nurturance, an empathetic presence, and a safe place to transform.

What is pastoral therapy and counseling?

Pastoral counselors are clergy and others who have received graduate training in both Religion and Behavioral Science for a clinical practice that integrates both disciplines.

How does “Pastoral Counseling” differ from “Counseling”?

Pastoral counseling is very much like the counseling that you would receive from any other counseling professional (psychotherapist, licensed social worker, psychologist), except that pastoral counselors also have been trained in issues of spirituality and faith. When counselees seek to integrate their faith and religious understanding into how they address their problems, a pastoral counselor can competently facilitate this process.

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5 Relationship Building Blocks

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12 Ways to Rebuild Your Life After Divorce

12 Ways to Rebuild Your Life After Divorce

Author Ira L. Lake’s book about childhood trauma is now available at Amazon!

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The earliest lessons we learn are often the ones that we hold to be the most important, even when we see in later years that those early lessons were wrong (or at least misinterpreted). Those who suffer from childhood trauma often don’t realize all the ways they sabotage their own happiness later in life. It is my hope that someone reading this book recognizes some of his or her own pain in the stories. Acknowledging childhood trauma is the first step in better dealing with it. Of course, it is far from the final step and I encourage anyone who finds something familiar in these pages to seek counseling and not be too proud to accept help. Ira L. Lake’s book titled Messed Up and Don’t Even Know It: The Journey from Childhood Trauma to Healing, is now available on Amazon. Click HERE to purchase it!
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Video On Demand

Imtasik Family Counseling services announces the availability through Video On Demand of the first four parts of the Families Under Fire Series “What is Going On in the Home?”, “Understanding the Effects of Your Past on Your Marriage/Relationship and the Power of Forgiveness”, “A Love That Will Not Quit” and “Cornerstones for Every Marriage/Relationship”. These four insightful presentations were recorded at two of Ira Lake’s recent Southern California appearances.

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person

Dr. Ira L. Lake – (714) 376-8643

When we read the many testimonials written by the couples we’ve counseled, it encourages us to strive to even greater heights to find the guidance God has for EVERYONE.

The Question:

Do you have the tools for a successful marriage?

The Answer:

Our marriage and relationship counseling will help both of you identify the tools and engage them into a working solution.

Marriage is not an art form or a science, it is work.

Dr. Ira L. Lake – (714) 376-8643

We are amazingly blessed to be a part of so many married couples and in-relationship couples who we have been able to help with our counseling services.

The Question:

Is your marriage in need of a ‘revival’?

The Answer:

Our marriage counseling and couples counseling services may just be the answer.

It’s never too early to start marriage counseling.

Dr. Ira L. Lake – (714) 376-8643

When we read the many positive comments left by the couples we’ve helped, it makes us strive to be even better so that we can share more of God’s guidance for those who are in need.

The Question:

Do you wonder how marriage counseling can help?

The Answer:

Find out today how to build a strong relationship foundation.

Dr. Ira L. Lake – (714) 376-8643

Thank you to the many clients of mine who have shared their kind words about how I have helped them with their marital needs. I truly appreciate your confidence in Imtasik Counseling Services.

The Question:

Relationship worries?

The Answer:

Contact Dr. Lake now for individual, relationship, marriage therapy or couples counseling

What Is God Really Like?

Many people have a false and erroneous belief about God which is far worse than being an atheist. If you want to know what God is like all you need to do is look at the story of the prodigal son.

The Question:

The Answer:

Video – Why We Do The Things We Do In Relationships

Dr. Ira L. Lake discusses how your marriage, conceived in love and blessed in heaven, can develop fissures of discord if it’s not properly managed.

The Question:

Is how we behave in our marriage/relationships genetic?

The Answer:

Find the reason why you behave the way you do in your relationship/marriage.

Video – Where Are All The Families?

Dr. Ira L. Lake exposes what exactly happened to all the other families that were not in the ark during the Great Flood. Why were Noah and his family spared? What could possibly keep YOU from being saved?

The Question:

Have you been enamored or captivated by a tissue of falsehood?

The Answer:

Deny wickedness and be prepared for the return of Jesus.

Video – A Love That Will Not Quit

In this video, Ira L. Lake explains how the concept of marriage has been skewed by secular minds to the false belief that it must evolve to fit the needs of modern man.

The Question:

What is ‘Hesedh’ and how can it change YOUR idea of what God has in mind for your marriage.

The Answer:

Learn the meaning of ‘Hesedh’ and how it can set the tone for your marriage/relationship.

Video – Ira L. Lake on 3ABN’s Dare To Dream Network

Who we are is largely determined by our choices in life…but how we love is hardwired by our childhood. Everybody has some kind of childhood trauma and if left unaddressed, it will affect you in the future

The Question:

Are you aware of YOUR childhood trauma?

The Answer:

Ira L. Lake explains how everyone’s childhood trauma affects their adult decisions.

Understanding Your Past

Video – Understanding the Effects of Your Past on Your Marriage/Relationship and the Power of Forgiveness

Who we are is largely determined by our choices in life…but how we love is hardwired by our childhoods. Everybody has some kind of childhood trauma and if left unaddressed, it will affect you in the future

The Question:

How does childhood trauma affect my relationships/marriage?

The Answer:

You must first understand how your past affects your present and then learn how to forgive.