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Vestavia Hills Counseling Services

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Angela Hayes Counseling, LLC
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 185 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joey S.
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Our experience with Angela was incredible. She expertly, and with Christ-like compassion, pointed out the areas in our relationship that needed improvement. She challenged us and ultimately helped us become closer through several weeks of counseling. We're very grateful for her willingness to be a light and would highly recommend her services!

Lotus Counseling Services
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
James E.
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Good experience with the counselor.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Paige P.
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We did premarital counseling with Garrett and it was one of the best choices we made as we prepared for marriage! Our sessions with Garrett were helpful, relevant, and encouraging. My husband and I highly recommend all engaged couples do premarital counseling and we highly recommend Garrett!

  • 13 years in business
Kynath T.
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She has honestly changed my life.

  • 14 years in business
Jeremy and Sarah B.
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Rev. Easter was very professional, available to answer all questions, extremely knowledgeable and even offered to do a premarital counseling session at no charge. It was not the least bit uncomfortable and it really helped us so much to avoid a lot of potential problems in our first year of marriage. We would recommend Pastor Easter hands down 100%!

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Counseling services are available for individuals, couples, families, and groups in the Birmingham area. Common issues addressed in counseling are the following: • Anxiety and depression • Addiction • Eating disorders including emotional eating • Couple/marital issues • Divorce • Sexual abuse • Trauma or PTSD and more

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Parenting never ends. The focus of our work is to strengthen individuals and families going through major life transitions, specifically divorcing and never married couples with children. We educate concerning children and the developmental stages and major transitions, the changing relationships, the grief process, discipline styles and more. Additionally, our professional interest includes self-esteem building, self-image, and perfectionism in women and young girls.

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Call my number for $3.99 per minute for advice and counseling for all aspects of life

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I specialize in counseling, wedding ceremonies, am fully accredited with the Bible College on Church Campus and give advice toward the above options. I have referrals to MII Bible College and provide assistance in enrolling in a fully accredited college and acquiring a degree, from the associate's to the doctorate programs.

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As a pastoral counselor, I lean upon Biblical principles for building and restoring personal relationships. Having heretofore served as a Pastor for 25 years, I have married over 100 couples and counseled more people than I can count. Where there is faith, there is hope. Where there is love, all things are possible.

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I will perform your wedding and counseling. I am an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.

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Having worked in the field for nearly eight years, Tamara has had opportunities to work with children, teenagers, adults and families in a variety of settings. She has worked with children and families involved in the foster care system, residential settings, jails, Court and has also provided intensive in-home services. Tamara offers all of her clients a non-judgmental, listening ear and a calm presence. With every session, her goal is to equip her clients with the tools that they will need to navigate their way through difficult life situations. ​

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Lawhorn Counseling provides individual, couples and family counseling in office and online. We specialize in blended and adoptive families and military issues.

  • 5 years in business
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At Wholehearted Counseling I offer a unique blend of listening and creativity to help guide clients in the healing process. You and I will work together to understand the nature of whatever you're struggling with, how how it keeps you from the life you want, and how to gently move towards wholeness.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What are the types of psychologists?

Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

  • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
  • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
  • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
  • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
  • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
  • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
  • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
  • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
  • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
  • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
  • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
  • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
  • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
  • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
  • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
  • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
  • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
  • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

What is a psychologist?

A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

  • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
  • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
  • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
  • Overcoming addictions.
  • Managing chronic illness.
  • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

How much do therapists cost?

If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

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