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Hawthorne Psychologists

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Michelle B.
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Grawben provided me with a Hypnotherapy session. It felt really good to get things off my chest, vent, and let go. Grawben was amazing, calm, collected and professional. She brought guidence and light to me through my therapy session. She is helping me to develop skills to think in positive ways and to attract good things into my life. I believe it helped me and I will be continuing to see her. She is amazing! Don't miss out on a great opportunity to help yourself grow and heal.

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Holistic Psychological Healing and Wellness

Dr. Hanna Chusid,Ed.D
from 1 review
  • 41 years in business
Jean G.
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Hanna was very receptive to my issues about exploring my career and future options for work, both within my field and beyond. She is excellent at helping one get to the heart of the matter--- that is, what exactly IS the heart of your matter; what IN your heart of hearts moves and inspires you? How DO you "follow your bliss" (please excuse the cliche'), and what might get you there. Have you considered other options within that framework? Hanna brings a wealth of information from disciplines besides only Western medicine/philosophy; her sometimes esoteric approach will be customized to YOU, as she gets to know you better. I loved the inventiveness of her sessions, addressing the mind, the heart and the spirit simultaneously and separately. My only concerns were the occasional tangents we would find ourselves on together during a specific session that were afield from the topic at hand, and the tendency to lose track of time (which should not be the client's concern). I heartily enjoy working with Hanna, and admire greatly her ability to change tracks when she deems fit. Each session was unexpected and an adventure in itself. Not for the faint of heart!

Don Goodman, PhD
from 1 review
  • 20 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack

I am very eclectic in my approach. I love being able to help people find happiness or a bit more peace in their lives.


I am a clinical psychologist specializing in mood disorders. I work with a wide variety of clients, and taking a holistic approach, I formulate treatment specific to their individual needs and personalities. This can be a daunting process, and I make it as welcoming as possible.


I have successfully helped hundreds of people overcome difficult challenges in their lives, often times exceeding their expectations. Therapy can give you tools but also expand your understanding and experience of a fulfilling life. Helping people to identify and reach their full potential.


Beverly Hills Therapist Dr. Gilbert Chalepas: * Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed out? * Is the fear of failure holding you back? * Do you wish you felt better about life? * Are you trying to please everyone else but you? * Are you professionally successful, yet still not fulfilled? * Does stress make your life unbearable? * Are you longing to be in a loving relationship? * Is partying becoming problematic? * Are you struggling with your sexual identity? * Are you terminally single and uncomfortable on dates? * If nothing changes, what are you going to do? Take the first step in redesigning your life to be what you want to be, and give yourself the gift of happiness. You can do it, and Laguna Beach based therapist Dr. Gilbert Chalepas can help you get there. P.S. Please keep in mind that Dr. Chalepas offers evening and weekend appointments for your convenience, in addition to a free initial consultation.


I am an experienced and highly trained licensed clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist who has been in private practice in Huntington Beach, Orange County for many years. I specialize in helping my patients regain the peace of mind and confidence that they deserve. I have worked with many from the Orange County area who suffered from depression, anxiety, panic, family or marital issues, troubles with procrastination, phobias, and anger management issues. I am confident in my ability to accurately and quickly understand what's going through your mind, and I am sure of my skills in the application of cognitive behavioral treatment. Perhaps my most important skill as a psychologist is my ability to stand in your shoes and help you by using the skills I've learned from helping others, including myself. I, too, once experienced painful anxiety and have applied my own understanding and training to help others learn to become their own therapists. If you are experiencing pain and suffering, anxiety, depression, or fear, do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to teaming up with you to overcome your challenges and help you live the life you know you should be.


Michael a master at empowering clients to step into their strengths. Empowerment is about awareness of our strengths, and positive qualities. We often forgot about, or belittle, our positive traits when faced with fear, doubt, confusion, or critical life challenges. I help clients embody their inherent strengths so they become an organic component of ones psyche and personality. I provide direction, and guidance to support clients in broadening their self-awareness, perspective on life, and to open their minds to the realm of open possibility, which allows clients to reach their goals more expediently. Being open to direction, to think a little differently, and maybe even to take different actions is a vital component of the coaching process. My passion is helping clients transform their lives in every area.


My approach is based on the observation that individuals are often unaware of many of the factors that determine their emotions and behavior. Treatment seeks to uncover unconscious motivations and find the past conflicts causing current emotional problems. Dr. Hewlett is a clinical psychologist/psychoanalyst with post-doctoral training in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and counseling, and has been working for the past twenty-five years. Dr. Hewlett is considered an expert witness for the Superior Court of California and adult/juvenile and expert reviewer for the Board of Psychology, Sacramento, California.


Don't be depressed, afraid, or worried even one more day. I am here to help you with confidential, rapid, and goal-directed therapy. I have been helping people for 33 years! As a licensed clinical and sport psychologist, I am fully qualified to diagnose your issues quickly and design a program perfect to helping you overcome all of your issues.


I am a psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I specialize in anxiety, depression and other psychological and relational disorders with adults and adolescents. I am fluent in Spanish and English.


I do individual, couple and family counseling and life coaching. I have decades of experience in all issues. I am a licensed California psychologist. I am bilingual and speak English and Spanish. I do university teaching online or on ground. I also do organizational consulting for corporate or nonprofit. I am a change agent. Tell me what changes you want in your world, and together we will design how we will accomplish those changes.


Having worked as a licensed psychologist (#psy14664) for over 25 years, I understand that choosing a therapist is one of the most important decisions you will make. I know that if you have questions in your life and if you're feeling "off balance" that you want answers, and you want them as soon as possible. My goal is to help people — men and women, old and young, single and married, straight and gay — create fulfilling lives free from anxiety, stress, and depression. I believe that the relationship that develops between a client and a therapist is the most important aspect of a therapy's success. That is why I provide personal care — no answering service or receptionist — and why I will set up an initial meeting with you at no charge, so that we can meet and make sure we can work well together before you make any commitment. If you would like more information about me and my practice, feel free to contact me or check out my website.

  • 24 years in business

My work stands out because I care about being and helping other human beings. My opinions me nothing , my plan and guidance helps me to stand out alone! I love the many jouneys and miles I have travelled to find answers and I enjoy watching others go on their own personal journeys with my help.


My work stands out as I have many years of experience conducting original research in Anxiety Disorders. I addition, I have received specialized training from international experts in Aniety Disorders. I bring this specialized research and training to each of my patients in a caring and compassionate atmosphere. The most important step is to call me so that we can see if we are a good fit. Anxiety can limit your life. Take that first step today on your journey to breaking free from the grips of anxiety.


I offer the following services: * individual * couples * marital * life coaching * humanistic * neuroscience * addiction * anger * human design * core emotional work * strategy for life training * conflict resolution * parenting * teenage issue * eating disorders * low self-esteem * identity issues * general life issues

  • 39 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

I love the opportunity to help my patients move from being stuck in a repetitious cycle of dysfunction and despair to living a life of fulfillment and joy. Often this exceeds what they have ever imagined. Because I do long-term psychotherapy, I have the honor of seeing my patients mature in this way over the course of time--the time of our lives working together.


Dr. Taylor specializes in psychotherapy and EMDR Trauma Therapy for adolescents, adults, couples, and family. Mental health treatment for: Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Fears/Phobias, Addictions, ADHD, Grief and Loss, Relationship issues, Stress, Anger, and Life Transitions.


Dr. Amy Kim is a licensed clinical psychologist who is dedicated to providing accessible high-quality therapy. She helps adults struggling with anxiety, depression, social isolation and relationship problems. Dr. Kim is conveniently located in West L.A., next to the 405 and 10 freeways, and is accessible from downtown, the valley, mid-city and the entire westside. Dr. Kim has the honor and privilege of helping people transform their lives with her goal-oriented, empathic and effective treatment. She integrates CBT, mindfulness, and psychodynamic approaches to help people reduce anxiety, stress and depression while changing behaviors to improve their quality of life. She is skilled at helping people enrich their lives in a practical and immediate way, whether through improving relationships, work satisfaction, daily life management, or by helping clients define and achieve personal goals. She also has an expertise in treating the entire spectrum of food and body issues, including disordered eating and exercise addiction. Dr. Kim has a profound appreciation for the challenges that people address in therapy as well as the rewards that clients reap as a result.


I am dedicated to helping people form healthy, productive and satisfying lives and relationships. People who are trying as hard as they can to get through a rough time - family troubles or relationship issues - find that they just can't cope by themselves. That is when I can help. I listen and help you learn about who you are, how you would like to be and to develop the courage and tools to change. I provide a welcoming environment to assist individuals as they negotiate the often unique and difficult challenges and transitions they encounter during difficult times. I can help you navigate through stressful times to create more balance, harmony and fulfillment in your life. Call me for a free phone consultation.

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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