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Capucio Massage
from 88 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jackie S.
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We have experienced various different styles of massage therapy, but none have come close to the varied skills and practice of Stephen. As so many have mentioned in their review, Stephen was extremely professional and priced his service fairly. We even decided he needed to be paid more for the lengthy time in which he spent with each of us, and his highly skilled knowledge of massage therapy. He also incorporated energy healing and chanting in his work with us - we loved that, as it brought a new level of relaxation in the room. Stephen also continues to learn and educate himself in his field. He exhibited a great breadth of technical terminology, which helped us learn more about our bodies and how to take care better care of ourselves. We look forward to Stephen's next visit.

Gregor Coaching & Counseling
from 34 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Christa V.
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Steve is very good at creating a safe, no blame space for us to air our feelings. His feedback is so helpful! He has helped us a lot in 3 sessions. We feel like we would recommend him to anyone needing marriage counseling. We plan to continue with him and hope to use him for tune ups after we are past our current therapy. He’s a really nice man!

LovenLight Therapy
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Tony Stafford is an excellent therapist - I am a therapist myself, and I highly recommend Tony's work based on his extremely creative and targeted approach. He is my personal therapist, and I have recommended him to my family members as well. Tony has mastered multiple therapeutic modalities, and he has incredible intuition and instinct when working with people in need of help and personal change. He has an uncanny way of tapping in to the absolute heart of subconscious therapy, that is both spiritual and immediately applicable to everyday living- I believe his work is tremendously impactful.

Antonio Miller CMT
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I uphold an Associates of Applied Science in Advanced Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork as well as a permanent evening/night position with Massage Envy of Elk Grove.

Private Practice Therapy
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack

I help couples and individuals resolve communication issues and manage conflict in a healthy manner. I help them deal with issues that are impacting their personal and professional relationships. I also aide with adolescent challenges, including co-parenting and blended families. It is all about the ability to help find the answers and chart a new course, while figuring out who you are and what you want out of life. I know that it is difficult to reach out when you are struggling, Please contact me. I am hear to listen and help.

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

Golden Age Healing is just that, a wonderful atmosphere of healing on all levels of the body, mind, spirit and soul. With my 18 years of experience I enjoy bringing the joyous opportunity of copious healing therapies to my clients, friends and family. My specialties are as follow: AA in Massage Therapy and as a Holistic Health Practitioner. I have studied in all Western and Eastern modalities, chakra energy clearing and balancing, Theta Healing, Body Scanning and Kalos Therapies. Along with Past life Regression, Generational and DNA Healing. I also specialize in dietary, vitamin/mineral and herbal recommendations. I look forward to working with all I come into contact with and supporting each and everyone on their wondrous life journey.


The best feeling you can ever have is stress free. I do both massage therapy, and I also do counseling sessions. My sessions are based on what the client want. Meaning, if they want a short session, I will give them just that, but if they need more time, they can take as much time as they like till they feel better. My masseuse work is available 16 hours a day, Monday-Saturday and Sunday 8-10 hours service. Otherwise, I'm available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for my spiritual counseling sessions. I do for masseuse. I work with many different kind of massage styles and techniques that will help you relax and feel a lot better about yourself. Both my massage therapy and spiritual counseling sessions are stress free and very relaxing sessions. Most of my customers whom I have worked with in the past love the feeling of peace and relaxation that they have after each session are all over.


We provide physical as well as spiritual healing to all of our clients. The therapist is a certified massage therapist. She specializes in deep tissue massage. She is also a spiritual profiler who is able to go seven layers deep with her patients rather quickly -- quicker than a psychotherapist. This type of therapy enables all patients to experience healing and solutions for life issues that may have been disabling them from progressing spiritually in their lives. Our revolutionary therapy ends up being a whole lot quicker and cheaper than any other kind of therapy.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

With integrity, compassion, and a deep devotion to you and to all of life, I provide easily accessible, holistic (mind, body, and spirit integration) approaches to help you experience and integrate your inner healer or divine self within. I blend conventional therapy with alternative approaches that are shown to be successful in helping you free up stuck patterns and rediscover the joy, vitality, creativity, and wholeness that are your birthrights. What serves you most in the work, we do together, is my love of what I do and my ability to be very present, grounded, and non-judgmental. I can promise that I will fully attend to you and whatever your needs and goals are for counseling. Working with me, you will discover and/or deepen your connection to your soul's wisdom and to your inner strengths and resources. You may well create new possibilities for yourself that you could not even imagine. I specialize and have extensive professional training in the following areas: * Trauma Recovery (including sexual abuse) * Couples, Family, and Relationship Skills (including premarital counseling) * Panic Attacks, Anxiety, and Phobias * Life Purpose Exploration * Eating Disorders, Unhealthy Eating Habits, and Body Dysmorphia (body dislike) * Chronic and Life-Threatening Illness and Chronic Pain Grief and Loss * Life Transitions * Spiritual Exploration and Connection In addition to talk therapy, I use the following techniques: 1. Hypnotherapy -- To heal from dysfunctional eating and other addictive behaviors, from traumas, and to manage pain and surgery recovery 2. EMDR -- To heal from trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, and unhealthy habits and also, for peak performance (See more complete explanation on FAQs page of my website.) 3. Energy Psychotherapy -- Acupuncture meridian and chakra work to heal from stuck patterns and anxiety, and to realize peak performance I also have extensive training in mindfulness-based practices, leading spiritual workshops, body-centered psychotherapy, life coaching, and creative arts therapy. I am nationally certified in EMDR, hypnotherapy, and group therapy.


Welcome to the home of the LightWeavers Academy. We offer the following services: * Massage Therapy * Reiki Sessions and Certification Classes * Ayurveda Counseling * Bach Flower Therapy * Life Coaching * Aromatherapy * Vibrational Sound Healing * Psychic Reading by Sheena * Tarot by Julia * Crystal Consultation with Michelle * Numerology * Practical Magic * Runes Our philosophy behind LightWeavers Academy is that each of us is born with the knowing of how to heal our own bodies, including our spirit bodies. We are born of and with the Rei and the Ki -- the light and the energy. We are human; we are beings of the light, born to the Mother Earth. However, daily life in the stressful mundane world diminishes our natural inner light, our Rei. Our breath, our Ki, is compromised when environmental or even spiritual pollutants invade our bodies and minds with the air we need to sustain life. Our goal at LightWeavers Academy is to fill your golden tool box with what you need to live a safe, happy and spiritually supported life. We offer massage therapy for the body, Reiki for the mind and the spirit, yurveda for balance and aealth of all, and life coaching to keep you on the right path, whatever that path may be. Our dedicated teachers also offer classes so that you can learn these life-saving techniques for yourself.


Julie Karp is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is in Private Practice in Sacramento, CA. She provides Counseling Services to Individuals, Couples, and Families throughout the Sacramento and surrounding areas. She has been in Private Practice in the University area for the last 10 years and has provided counseling and therapeutic services to those in the Greater Sacramento area for over 15 years. Julie Karp was voted Best in Sacramento 2011.


We do therapy, counseling, and life coaching. Marriage and family therapists are available in Sacramento and Davis, CA through Soul Wisdom Therapy.

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Helping people create the relationships they desire is my passion. This is the work I love! Call me today to discuss how I may help you gain a better understanding of yourself and your special and unique relationship(s).


Nutritional therapists teach the importance of properly prepared whole foods that are delicious, can nourish the body, and restore good health. As a nutritional therapist, I provide both family and individual consultations. I am trained in handling the following nutritional foundations: weight loss, digestion, blood sugar handling, fatty acids, mineral levels, hydration, endocrine function, allergies, and cardiovascular function. My website is a work in progress and only has one page up, so please call or email for more information.


I am passionate about partnering with you and firmly believe you have innate strengths and wisdom to help guide you on your healing journey. I provide innovative, strength-based, and client-centered individual, marriage and family therapy. I specialize in trauma, addictions and compulsions, and use hypnotherapy and EMDR, among other modalities.


Bowen Therapy is a unique form of bodywork that restores balance and alignment to the body through the release of tight muscles and other soft tissues, such as tendons, ligaments, lymph, and fascia. It is performed through gentle, rolling movements on specific parts of the body. Bowen Therapy can help heal the following: - Back, neck, and shoulder pain/restrictions - Knee, leg, ankle, and foot pain (including plantar fasciitis) - Sciatica - Headaches (including migraines) - Lymphatic system disorders - TMJ and bruxism - Thoracic outlet syndrome - IBS and GERD - Asthma and allergy symptoms - Repetitive stress injuries (including carpal tunnel syndrome) - Menstrual cramps - Pregnancy related issues (a specialty at Amor Bowen Therapy) - Babies with colic, reflux, breathing issues or postural abnormalities


I have been doing massage therapy for 8 years. I have my own portable table that I use when I do house calls. I will only work on women. Just for my protection.


Brent’s style of counseling is based on his conviction that people can and do change, and that we’re all in a continuous process of transformation. Brent believes that people naturally thrive when they’ve met their needs, such as love, safety, influence, and purpose, just as plants flourish when they have, water, sunlight and hearty soil. As your counselor, Brent will provide you hope, empathy, encouragement, advice and insight, honest feedback, self-awareness, and the experience of feeling truly understood and heard. He will not only provide you solutions that have worked for other people, but will collaborate with you to make new possibilities that are specific to your unique relationships, life situation and family. Whether your path leads you through dark and frightening storms, or up against exhausting and painful obstacles, Brent will walk with you along the way, assisting you to grow from your struggles and emerge with greater clarity, strength and peace,. Brent specializes in helping couples, individuals, and families harmonize their relationships, recover and grow from traumatic experiences, love themselves and others, and difficult adjustments, feel empowered and safe, boost confidence and motivation, discover purpose and meaning, pursue their dreams, live their values, and experience greater well-being and joy. For more about Brent, check his website.


My areas of interest include treating adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families experiencing issues which can create problems in the school, community, and home setting. I provide individual and family therapy to address all types of issues, including anxiety, depression, hoarding, parenting, co-parenting, panic attacks, school issues, relationship issues, family communication, conflict management, parent/teen conflict, and anger issues. I have great respect and experience in working with survivors of domestic-violence and sexual-assault survivors. I work to find the best style of therapy for you and your goals. My theoretical orientation draws on cognitive behavioral theories and a psychoanalytic approach, allowing me to create the right blend of past and current focus and help you make progress with your concerns. I am a certified administrator for Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), which is a tool used to identify personality traits and preferences. This tool is beneficial in individual, family, and couple therapies. My education include the following: * MS in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from the University of Phoenix * BS in psychology from Grand Canyon University Jalena Rusaw is an employee of Life Practice Counseling Group and is supervised by Carisa Sherwood, licensed marriage and family therapist, MFCC#48768. This is a nonprofit counseling agency which employs professional, ethical, and culturally sensitive therapists.

  • 26 years in business

Relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and addictions often have their roots in early experiences, past traumas, and ways of coping that are no longer working. I help individuals and couples move past obstacles that are holding them back and interfering with the ability to enjoy life in the present. Please contact me for a complementary session to see if we might be a good fit.


I am a psychotherapist who provides individual therapy for persons struggling with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and gambling problem.

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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