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  • 4 years in business
  • 748 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Connie R.
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When my husband and i got engaged we were looking for someone to not only marry us but also provide premarital counseling services. My sister recommended Imtasik famili counseling services. Ira did a fantastic job, he was very welcoming and has a great sense of humor. Although he was unable to marry us due to prior engagement, Ira helped us find someone available to marry us. I am not sure what all counselors talk about, but i would assume they all talk about similar things. Ira gave us advice on finances, how to "fight" fair and other topics as well. He never made us feel uncomfortable or judged for things we could not answer properly or at all for that matter. He was even very considerate about scheduling since I lived in Arizona at the time. I would definitely recommend Ira Lake at Imtasik family counseling services Inc. It is definitely worth it. Connie and Diego

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Mikel Life Coaching
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shontel M.
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I had my doubts about getting marriage counseling, but when I started going to Michelle she proved to me how helpful it really is. So much that I think every young couple needs coaching in order to avoid serious relationship issues in the future. With her loving sidekick/spouse helping out, it provides a male and female aspect of each situation that comes up. Overall, Michelle is a great, caring person that will provide you with positive energy, motivation, and useful resources for life (not just marriage counseling). Coaching or no coaching, it's always nice to be blessed with the presence of such a person in your lifetime.

Fawn Miller Coaching
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Julie Z.
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I could write a complete memoir around my experience with Fawn. Before I get into it, I want to be very straightforward: Fawn: -Incredibly smart with huge range of knowledge in counseling and resources -Infinitely compassionate -Super easy to talk to and considerate of me -My biggest cheerleader (I'm talking up there next to my mom) -Worth every penny Me: (and you, future client!) -Stuck / Confused / Unhappy -Willing to be utterly honest with Fawn and myself -Open to making big and small lifestyle changes -Committed to spend as much reasonable time on coaching exercises and reading -(4 months later) Crazy in love with myself and so proud to have embarked on this journey to create my HELL YES life I liken my experience with Fawn to be, "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." (Buddha) I was in a really tough place in my life, feeling like I had no direction or even a compass to guide me. Fawn struck me with a phrase in her bio that said that she helps women who feel like they are stuck. I totally identified with that. I knew that something needed to change in my life. I originally reached out with the intent that it would be my career, but working with Fawn became so much more. With her guidance and support I have made incredible changes in my life, self-appreciation, discipline, relationships, spirituality, and happiness. We started unpacking the deepest of deep limiting beliefs that I had about myself. In no way would I describe this process as easy, but the payoff is oh so sweet. I have personal testimonies from the people around me (some of who don't know that I'm working with a coach) that recognize a change in my daily happiness. One of the MANY things I have loved about working with Fawn is her ability to zero in on what I need. She has incredible knowledge combined with a natural intuition of how to help her clients grow. Even if I didn't know what I would accomplish on a given call, it was her talent and expertise that helped me each step along the way. She introduced me to new methods of communication and taught me many exercises that I will continue to use whenever I am faced with challenging situations for the rest of my life. She also recommends great books :) Another area of note where I noticed a huge change in the course of my coaching with Fawn is my self-discipline. I was really struggling with accomplishing anything that felt like "work". (Outside of work.) I was a writer that hadn't written in years and through my personalized action items (or assignments) I began a very therapeutic return to my art. I also started creating a schedule and setting goals for myself. Over time, the result and accomplishment of doing the "work" totally outweighed the dread that hovers around procrastination. I was able to change a really bad habit that I specifically identified in the beginning of this journey. I have a remarkable amount of quantifiable self-improvement in my google docs that I am so proud of. I have to second another review I saw saying if "you're wondering whether or not to take the plunge..." DO IT. Your life is about to change.

  • 18 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey O.
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Pastor Acker was very comforting and offered me wonderful advice. I am very great full for his inspiring words and the attentive way he listened to my concerns. I highly recommend seeking guidance or counseling from Pastor Acker.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
DK W.
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Helped with Relationship Counseling. My girl friend and I were going through a difficult time. We heard from others about the benefit of choosing a life coach over a MFT or a Psychologist. Our problems were communication about here and now. We didn't want to have to spend so much time individually sitting in "couch therapy " with a psychologist. Patti gets right to the underline issues. Her experience in this field is second to none. Our relationship including that of our teenage children that each of us has from our previous marriages has gotten so much better. Everyone in our family has benefited from we call her " our life coach" She is so easy to talk to. My fear and anxiety trusting to talk to someone with our issues went away the moment we met her. Our relationship has never been better thanks to Patti

  • 7 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Ron H.
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As an ordained minister, I have worked with Nancy counseling numerous couples wanting to be married. Her approach is both companionate and professional with an uncanny ability to relate to churched and unchurched persons alike. I wholeheartedly endorse her with no reservation!

Kelli Miller, LCSW, MSW
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Priscilla D.
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Kelli has worked closely with me and my children during a very difficult transition in our lives. She has been supportive, compassionate and creative in working with us in providing counseling. Her methods are practical and effective. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

I Elevate M.E.
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Denise W.
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My son Tai, age 7, attended four sessions with Victoria. These sessions helped him deal with bed wetting.

  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Ariel Q.
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My fiancé and I visited Anjanette for premarital counseling. She personalized the counseling to our needs (specifically regarding depression and arguments). We appreciated her for her non-judgmental nature, resource filled sessions, and thoroughness while fitting our time schedule needs. I highly recommend Anjanette to guide couples through premarital counseling.

Jens Wellness
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
COURTNEY R.
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"I met Jennifer (now a trusted confidante and friend in my arsenal of powerful women) at the absolute most difficult and heartbreaking phase of my life. I had just lost my father to lung cancer and was ending an 8 year romantic relationship. My body was bruised, my spirit was broken and I truly didn't believe that I'd ever find genuine happiness again. Cue our sessions together that were centered on emotional support and integrative nutrition counseling. Let me say that I now know there's a distinction between health and radiant vitality. The simple tweaks (nourishing foods, treatments, guidance etc.) that she suggested have helped me to support and love my body and treat it with kindness. The most important things I've gained in our work together is an insight into myself (aka my higher knowing), the ability to trust my instincts, and a clear directive of action steps that is bringing me closer to my career and personal goals. My energy is sustained throughout the day and I feel capable, centered, and happy. Thank you Jen for guiding me through my personal evolution and transformation. I am forever changed for the better because of your work!

Jason Belo
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Asger F.
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My wife had previously worked with Jason, and she talked me in to a session, even though I am/was new to the whole 'psychic reading' session thing. That being said, Jason was extremely intuitive, and his reading of me far surpassed what I could've imagined in terms of accuracy and relevance to my current life situation. All in all a very reassuring, useful and pleasant experience. Furthermore, Jason is very empathetic and an absolutely down-to-earth type person, which is something I highly appreciate in a counseling situation as this. Would recommend him any day!

Counseling Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mel S.
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I highly recommend Diana's services as a psychic counselor and guide. I have consulted her several times when I was in need of spiritual advice. Her insightful, intuitive approach is both authentic and amazing. I received the added bonus of the unexpected arrival of ancestors who identified themselves by both name and trade, conveying messages of relevance and hope. Diana has an unusual gift to share. I feel profoundly fortunate to have discovered the benefit of her unique talents.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ellery D.
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Excellent experience! I had an amazing experience with Brianne and highly recommend her counseling and coaching services.

Plaza Bible Church
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 57 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie R.
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We worked extensively with Pastor Eddie for our premarital counseling. He made us realized that the "engagement" period of a relationship isn't just meant to plan a wedding, it's more importantly meant to plan for your marriage. He equipped us both with the essential tools needed for marriage and for a lifetime of agape love. He covers everything with the couple so you are entering this marriage with no surprises. You review everything from fair fighting, communication, finances, parenting, etc. and how imperative it is to keep God at the center of your life and your marriage. Anyone we talk to who is looking to get engaged or is engaged, we encourage them to definitely do premarital counseling and to contact Pastor Eddie.

  • 22 years in business
Susan H.
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Carlyle has a gift of helping people to find peace within through meditation, spiritual counseling and presence.

Ann G.
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I have known Daniel for many years and have referred several clients to him who were in great emotional need for healing. Daniel is a thoughtful, insightful, and wise therapist with a empathetic and warm disposition. I highly recommend his services to anyone needing therapy to improve their life and emotional health.

  • 6 years in business
Meredith S.
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Rabbi Avivah took time out of her day (on Mother's Day!) to run over to my apartment in West Hollywood, and welcome my son to the Jewish faith. My husband and I are so incredibly grateful for her flexibility, openness, and the beautiful ceremony she performed. Thank you!

Newman Counseling Center
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie C.
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Started counseling therapy recently and so far so good. I'm extremely happy.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine G.
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My husband and I had a counselling session with Gary. He was very professional, relaxed and a great listener. I felt very at ease sharing with him and feel i can have individual future sessions to try and get my life back on a more positive path. I felt comfortable speaking with Gary in what was a difficult meeting.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ibe O.
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Smart therapist.

Stacey Ojeda Counseling
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Anna R.
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Finding a therapist can often be a difficult task, but I would recommend Stacey to absolutely anyone. She is compassionate, calm and very skilled in what she does. Her desire to help is reflected in her approach to conversations. She conducts herself in a professional manner, but has an innate ability to connect to people. My advice is to call Stacey today and get started on the path to understanding and appreciating yourself.

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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