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Avatar for Dr. Clinton Bullock, Ed.D., CPC
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1. Dr. Clinton Bullock, Ed.D., CPC
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Exceptional 97.0

(29)

Exceptional 97.0

(29)

Responds quickly
Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Los Angeles, CA
I wish I could have selected all 5 of the positive qualities, because he more than deserves all of those. First, I have to say, WOW. Check out his credentials. Impressive isn't even close to being an appropriate word for it. This is one of the most committed, impressive, and selfless human beings I have ever come across in my entire life. Also, I just mention that I have been through hell and back with some very serious issues of all kinds since I was 17, and he didn't know me at all and listened to everything. Then, he gave me even more hope and faith in medicine than I've had in over a decade just from 1 phone call. Most importantly, he is trying to help my marriage of 14 years, my relationship of 18 years (over half of my life) either be repaired or help me move on in a way that I can learn to accept and embrace. I had lost all hope and faith in any type of medical professional, from therapists to specific specialists regarding severe medical issues, and he has been instantly available (from all the way across the country, I might add) to help me in anyway possible. Regardless of my end result (I am hopeful, but also realistic, as there are some serious things to overcome) he made me feel for the 1st time that I would be okay no matter what. If you knew my situation right now, the fact that I am saying this, is pretty much everything. I can't say enough good things about him. There is nothing I could say with words that would do him justice, anyway. Just, please, if you want to help yourself, or your marriage, or family or anything, for any reason, check him out 1st. He is more than worth it, and I'm saying this without knowing if I will even get the end result that I initially wanted. For the first time in over a decade, I'm somewhat optimistic when I've become 200% pessimistic. Do yourselves a favor, and at least get a consult. No matter where you are.See more

$100/session

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$100/session

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Avatar for Colin Stauber
4. Colin Stauber
Exceptional 100.0

(6)

Exceptional 100.0

(6)

Responds quickly
Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • Serves Los Angeles, CA
Two years ago, I suffered through a trauma that turned everything upside down. Until then, I had lived a relatively easy and comfortable life so was really not prepared to handle any serious loss. Consequently, I fell into a deep depression. Of course, all things in life are blessings and while it has not been easy, I am truly grateful for what happened as it initiated my spiritual journey. I started meditating, doing yoga, breathing exercises, reading spiritual books and just about anything else I could to help me cope. However, despite my desperate attempts to feel better, I was actually suppressing the pain rather than releasing it. Each time a bad memory or emotion would surface, I'd automatically judge it and push it back down. Ultimately, this energized the trapped negative energy and created an equilibrium that prevented me from truly healing. Now, as someone who'd spent the past two years exploring spirituality, I didn't think there was much more I could do for myself, other than be patient and let it pass naturally with time. Therefore, when I contacted Colin about an energy healing session, I didn't have huge expectations. After-all, I thought I'd tried everything. I was wrong. Colin took me to a gem of a spot last Friday afternoon. We got comfortably situated in the peaceful, natural enclave, chatted for a bit and then dove straight into it. Over the course of the next several hours, he worked his magic, guiding me on a journey that took me deep into my soul. With great focus, passion and love, he helped me to connect with Mother Earth, opened up my chakras, and cleansed my body of trapped negative energy. Being perfectly honest, I was very happy with the session but still didn't have huge expectations for the results. I figured it was just another nice meditation that would help but not offer anything transformative. However, the following morning, I was surprised to wake up feeling lighter. Now normally, whenever I woke up, I'd be bombarded with negative thoughts (stemming from the trauma) that would stimulate negative emotions in my gut. It felt like I was poking a thorn in my heart. I hated it; so much to the point that I actually feared waking up in the morning. However, this morning was different. For one, the thoughts came but not with the same intensity. But more importantly, when I had them, there was zero emotional reaction. It felt as though the thorn that I'd been poking for the previous two years had been surgically removed from my heart chakra (somewhere in my gut). Without the thorn, the thoughts just didn't have the same power. And with nothing to poke, there was nothing to be afraid of. Since then, the healing progress has been rapid. Whenever I feel the pain begin to accumulate, I employ the practices Colin taught me and release the energy. By finally learning to let the pain out, rather than fight it and keep it trapped, I have officially started a new chapter in my life. Unsurprisingly, this inner state of peace and openness is already manifesting externally and I have more to be excited about than I have in a very long time. Colin is a genuine, passionate, and determined healer who is on a mission to help as many people as he can. He has an infectious energy that radiates peace and love and I would recommend a session with him to anyone, for any reason. Regardless of where you are in life, I believe he can help you. If you want to hear more about my experience, don't hesitate to contact me – I could speak at length at how much it meant to me and would wish the same experience for anyone.See more

$300/session

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$300/session

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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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