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Elk Grove Counselors

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Gregor Coaching & Counseling
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
PAUL J.
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I have used many different counselors over the years, but none as professional or effective as Steve Gregor. I went to him for grief counseling, but his effectiveness has extended to all of my life. He is empathetic, compassionate, and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Steve to anyone.

Clergy for Hire
4.5
from 24 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Marie C.
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My husband a I felt a connection with Jo Ellen from our very meeting. We had been having trouble finding an officiant for our service. Things happen for a reason and I'm so glad other clergy didn't commit. Jo Ellen performed our ceremony and we received many positive compliments from our guests about her. She spent a few minutes with me before the ceremony and calmed my jitters. Thank you Jo Ellen, we are so thankful to have met you!

Tony Chen
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bobby W.
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Tony is very experienced, and he really cares. He listens very well, and he really pays attention. You can tell that he does this because he really loves helping people. One thing I am impressed with Tony is that he seems to work really hard, he is always there, and he's always responsive, and he knows many effective tools which are really helpful for improving relationship, for being happier, and for gaining more self-confidence in life. If you are looking for a professional, looking for a counselor, to help you with your relationship, look no further. Tony is the man for the job.

Nancy Ryan, M.A. LMFT
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Cris N.
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Nancy helped me in processing letting go and loving well when my 18 year old daughter moved out with no notice. What impressed me the most was how she had the ability to draw out of me what I was looking for which was validation for my emotions and encouragement for my boundaries I chose to set do to the way my daughter left home. Nancy is without a doubt one of the best counselors I have ever met.

  • 31 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen K.
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He was wonderful! He is very professional and seeks to help the couple all along the planning process through to your wedding day. What's stands out is how much he truly cares about you. You can tell he does this with the intention of helping couples. He also did premarital counseling for us and we truly made a friend in him. He is a real friend who is there whenever you need him most. When a mistake was made on our marriage license (not his mistake), he was there to help work it out for us without hesitation. Overall, he was knowledgeable, helpful, and truly cares about the people he works with. We were lucky to have him as our counselor and wedding officiant. We highly suggest him!

Axel B.
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I came to Gemma grieving and in pain over a tragic loss I experienced years ago. No matter what I did I just couldn't seem to move forward in my life. Gemma even helped me see other patterns that were holding me that I didn't recognize. In any case, she helped reconnect with the spirit of my loved one and helped me to heal. I'm grateful and so glad I trusted my gut to go for it.

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I am a Christian counselor specializing in couples, individuals and families. The family is worth saving and counseling is what I do to help couples better understand the dynamics within their family structure.

  • 20 years in business
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I have 30 years of work with families and individuals, regarding relationships between spouses, other relatives. Many successful outcomes.

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I provide intuitive counseling, spiritual healing, and energetic coaching. I work with you to create your life in validation and wellness, so you can bring your dreams and goals into your daily existence. I employ subtle body energy readings, healings, and teachings using a variety of techniques. I specialize in addiction and recovery, self-image, and enthusiasm. All of my services can easily be done long distance. I also have free daily "universal card" readings on Twitter.

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Through my work is shown my honesty of care in seeing restoration results, however, my honesty in clients knowing the truth is also important too.

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I'm a substance abuse counselor. Which meabs im an excellent life coach. I have tech skills as well. I can do a very wide variety of customer care, home care and life coach.

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As behavioral therapists, our practice focuses on depression, anxiety, self-esteem, self-improvement, domestic violence, anger management, childhood trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder. We also specialize in immigration, deportation, and asylum mental health evaluations. We are LGBT-friendly, too! Alianza Counseling began May 2006 to provide services for the underserved populations in San Joaquin County. Alianza provides confidential conversations in beautiful offices and in comfortable surroundings. Service is #1 for us, and our clients are treated with the utmost respect and dignity. Many of our clients have had positive outcomes with our services. Alianza Counseling is a proud member of the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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I provide spiritual counseling, oracle card readings, tarot, birth charts, guidance, advice and will help you chose what path to take. I'd absolutely love to help you in whatever you need. If you're not satisfied after the first 30 minutes I guarantee a full refund. Enlighten Up.

  • 23 years in business
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ABOUT I am a licensed marriage and family counselor in California who has years of experience. I truly know how to listen, support and understand - and I have a sense of humor, too! I know that it's a tough decision to make a therapy appointment with someone you've never met, so give me a call, and we'll talk.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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