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Mikel Life Coaching
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Xochitl F.
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Michelle is a warm and inviting person who made me feel comfortable very quickly. She has been a great mentor and helped me overcome many obstacles in the aftermath of a serious life event I experienced. I felt I could be me without any concern for fear of how she may react. I have done traditional therapy but have preferred her holistic approach to combining therapy with a goal oriented approach to solving problems one may be experiencing. I have been able to get to a much better place in my life thanks to her support and the perspective she helps me obtain through self reflection. She encourages you just enough to help you push past your self-set limits without ever feeling like she is pushing you past your boundaries. Somehow, I always get to the realization I need on my own terms but with the help of her encouragement. I love her approach and feel that her respectful manner along with her warm, understanding attitude creates a space for one to really get down to one's core and find one's self in the process. She has truly been a gift to my life.

  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Amber E.
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Stephanie wonderful and she is helping me and my husband get over this dreaded hump in our marriage. She gives a safe space and a neutral environment that allows for us both to be comfortable.

Cristi O'Brien, LCSW
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tori S.
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Cristi was incredible. I am a young college student who struggled with anxiety and depression. College is very overwhelming and I often times felt completely lost in my career path but Cristi really listened to me and gave me feedback that I will be able to use for the rest of my college years. Later, I found myself in deep disappointment with my current relationship. In one session I was having a difficult time putting my feelings into words but Cristi was able to explain exactly how I was feeling and relay it back to my boyfriend. She set up a plan for us to follow, which resulted in a more loving and healthier relationship. She is a genuine person that deeply cares about her clients. Anyone can tell how much she loves her job!

  • 33 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Amber S.
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I have had 2 appointments and I can genuinely say it has helped tremendously already. I had tried a life coach in the past and it really was just a waste of time talking and explaining my life....if you want to really change and not just talk and be a victim this is the therapy and the hypnotherapist for you. He is kind and humble and really wants to help people.

  • 4 years in business
Harlan G.
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This guy is a miracle worker. I had a herniated disc and started seeing Villi on a regular basis for physical therapy. His strategic methods of heeling coupled with an intuitive, generous and humorous spirit brought me back to health. It is because of his knowledge, skill set and positive attitude that brought me back to health This man is a heeler, a warm soul and a genius at what he does.

  • 24 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Yessica D.
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I am very happy with the services that I received from Dr. Murray S. Kaufman. The first time that I visited him I literally was a mess. I was dealing with IBS, and the condition was killing me because I didn't know how to live with it. I went to see Dr. Kaufman with the intention to receive a hypnosis protocol for IBS. I started the protocol; however, the doctor realized that I was suffering from anxiety disorder that was making the IBS flare up, and I started a therapy to work on that. Dr. Kaufman helped me to find the roots of my anxiety and how to deal with them. Every session was very productive, and I learned a lot about myself and dealing with my conditions. Now, I am in a much better place in life, and so thankful to Dr. Kaufman, because he helped me to overcome one of the darkest moments of my life. He is very knowledgeable, dedicated and professional. I recommend him from my heart to yours.

Awakening Seminars
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Belle H.
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Jason is an AMAZING counselor and facilitator of deep inner exploration and liberation. His intensives are the equivalent (in 1 weekend) of doing many years of therapy. I highly recommend him and his work!

  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Naveen J.
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Kathleen Mates-Youngman presented to students and new professionals on the topic of Couples Therapy based on the book she authored on the topic. Kathleen's presentation style is very professional and also personable. She was able to relate to everyone in the room. She answered questions and comments in a very cordial manner. Working with Kathleen to set up the presentation was very easy and she was great to work with.

Cristiane Stoll
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nada Z.
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I am so pleased and glad that I chose Cristiane to be my Master Reiki Teacher. She was so easy to talk to, non judgmental, supportive, compassionate and most of all, she gave me this feeling of peace and genuine belief in what she does which is Reiki Healing.

Saman Khazani
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth G.
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Working with Saman for almost 3 years and I have to say that he has blossomed into a great professional. To be honest I was really skeptical if therapy was right for me, seeing as I only met him a year or so into his internship so I wasn't sure if he was able to help me. He is a very patient, compassionate and understanding person who takes this field of work to heart...It's pretty much his calling in life. Fast forward two and a half years later, I've learned ways to cope with my anxiety and have gained the confidence to accomplish my goals in my life.

Ayamanatara
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Mike O.
    Verified review

    'Natara has been my guide to the ultraworld for years. Her caring and open way leads me to discover new and exciting things about myself and others. Her integrity and sense of quiet balance are the gifts which set her apart as a teacher, healer, and shaman in a workshop or large ceremony gathering. I look forward each year to my month-by-month reading, and have traveled to participate in her sound bath therapy and Reiki sessions. I especially recommend her "Shift" workshop which is like an unrolling of one big bounteous medicine bundle for everyone to find something (or everything) to enjoy. Thank you, 'Natara for your unwavering and bright light in this time of great and accelerating change.

    Lasting Pain Relief Center
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 15 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Jonathan B.
    Verified review

    When I started using Olympia my neck was in so much pain that I couldn't golf! I have had 3 appointments and I am amazed at our progress. I played golf after the third appointment, and felt good for the first time in a while! I strongly recommend Olympia!

    About

    I am a Therapist, Life Coach, and Consultant. I have over 15 years of experience helping others with balance, direction and advocacy.

    About

    Are you worried about your child or teenager? Is he or she struggling socially or academically? Does he isolate in his room with the door shut, or cry more than you would expect? Growing up can be tough these days, and some kids and teens need just a little bit of extra guidance to help them through these years. This is where I can help. I have experience working as a school-based counselor as well as with challenging populations such as children with behavioral issues and on the autism spectrum. I use behavioral modification techniques to help your child improve on social skills, academic struggles, anxiety, overcoming bullying, and coping with major changes in the family, including divorce or any other significant loss such as that of a pet. I am a registered marriage and family therapist intern with a master's degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. I may be younger than many of the other therapists you have looked into, but that is exactly the reason why I would be a great choice for your child or adolescent. My age helps me relate to and understand your child, which creates a better counseling environment. I am also fluent in Russian. I am available weekday evenings and weekends.

    About

    We are a studio located in the Hip District of Laguna Beach. Our services include physical therapy, yoga, Pilates, and therapeutic exercise. Clients are given specific hands-on attention as we focus on private and semi-private sessions. If interested in private yoga or Pilates, give us a call today!

    About

    I believe that people basically know what they want, so I take the approach that each client is an expert on herself or himself. My role in your journey is to help you identify and remove obstacles on the road towards developing a stronger sense of self, as well as a more clear vision of what "success" means to you.

    About

    Phenomenal Love's purpose is to provide resources and opportunities in a safe and nurturing environment that allows individuals to explore alternative modalities for self-awareness and healing. We offer mental health therapy, crystal healing, Reiki, pranic healing, past-life healing, tarot card and palm readings, psychic reading, and spirit removal.

    About

    Connolly Counseling and Assessment is a mental health provider that offers therapy assessment and counseling for individuals, couples, children, families and groups in Downtown Los Angeles, CA.

    About

    I am a certified yoga therapist Rx and a certified level III reconnective healing practitioner. I am trained in the comprehensive yoga therapy program from Loyola Marymount University. In yoga therapy, we are trained to work with many different diagnosis. For instance, some of my clients have various types of cancer, peripheral neuropathy, low back pain, sciatica, neck pain, prenatal, postpartum and so on. We have been trained to approach the diagnosis in a holistic mind-body-spirit approach. We will work on healing your heart from the inside out. We will also work on the alignment and understanding the physics of your body. Quantum physics has proved that science and spirit are simply two different sides of the same coin, and that observation changes the outcome. The reconnective healing work is a separate modality I use to accomplish our holistic goals. It is new, effective, different and potent. It is truly something to experience.

    About

    We are a small private practice located in Orange County, CA that provides speech and language services to clients of all ages and needs! We provide in-home speech and language services, as well as utilize local learning centers and our office.

    About

    I am offering tutoring, behavior therapy and socialization skills for all individuals/children/people with special needs. I am experienced.

    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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