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Experienced, professional, private counseling sessions available in person, by phone or (coming soon) via Skype video. 

Jesse delivers professional and private counseling that works.

To set an appointment, call to schedule at 323-782-1980,
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“[Jesse’s] services helped me overcome my animosity and anger I harbored toward others. As a result I’m a better mother and grandmother.” 

Marcus and Sheila

“[Jesse’s] counseling has helped us work through our issues and strengthened our marriage.” 

Ron and his daughters

“Thanks to [Jesse], I’m a more patient person and a better father and husband.” 

Daniel — a Letter from a Prison Inmate

Letter to Jesse from Daniel, inmate at Valley State Prison, Chowchilla, CA: 

"… First and foremost thank you for the incredible light-shedding talk you gave here last Thursday night. It was powerful, bond-breaking, and earthshaking. 

"Today is my 34th birthday. I have been in prison since age 16. I was one of those juveniles tried as adults. I was arrested in 1998 in Merced, CA. Long story. 

"…. My mom mentioned her mom who is 96 and that she may not last much longer and what her final wishes are. I said, well mom, if I may ask what are your final wishes? (She has been battling cancer, winning at the moment). She told us where she wanted to be buried, etc. Then I said, well mom, this Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson came Thursday night and he was speaking about forgiving our parents. I have a few things to say to you. I do not want to put you down or disrespect you in any way. I do want to express to you how I felt as a child. You hurt me badly. You would not let me go to the zoo with the rest of the family, Great America, family events; you wouldn’t let me go to my own brother’s wedding. You punished me because of your anger towards my dad, you took things from me I valued, a Bible that was KJV, a bracelet a girl gave me, a sound track cassette tape, you would not allow me to do anything, I hated you, I didn’t want anything to do with you, after you sent me to my dad’s house I wouldn’t even talk to you, I didn’t want to talk to you, dad would make me talk to you. The anger, pain and hatred from you boiled, transferred over onto that fateful night that led to my imprisonment 17 years ago. (I ALSO TOLD HER HOW SHE HAD TO FORGIVE MY DAD AND HER PARENTS!) 

"I want you to know how I felt as a child. I also want to tell you I am sorry for hating you, hurting you, for my part. I am sorry for hating you mom, but I did hate you, I couldn’t stand you and it took me years and years to forgive you but I do. I am sorry for the way I behaved for my part in making things worse. I can’t imagine what it was like for you as a single mom, you did give me food shelter you do a lot for me as a kid, I had something against you I had to let go of it to be free of it. (I’M 34 TODAY PRAISE GOD)!!

"My sister said a few things and we all three cried and they thanked me for bringing it up so we could overcome it. So now I thank you sir, may God bless your efforts. Your message touched all three of us. Grateful for your service to Him, Daniel.”

Valley State Prison, Chowchilla, CA