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  • 4 years in business
  • 741 hires on Thumbtack
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Marteesha F.
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Since the first interaction with Dr Lake our experience has been nothing but exceptional. My fiancé and I noticed a big difference after our very first premarital counseling session. We are going on our 3rd session and my fiancé kept asking me to ask Dr Lake to officiant our wedding this October and he has agreed so we are very excited! If any couple is looking to improve their relationship please see Dr Lake, this mans ability to push through challenges and issues is like no other🙌🏽❤️

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Mikel Life Coaching
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Acker Next Level Coaching
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Austin B.
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Mike Acker delivered an amazing wedding sermon. Not only was it professional and well planned but he delivered it with passion and a touch of humor. My wife and I also went through marriage counseling with Mike which we find reverting back to on a daily basis. We definitely recommend Mike Acker for your special day.

Cristi O'Brien, LCSW
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 7 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!

  • 24 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Yumi C.
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Murray was very experienced and professional with helping my husband and I get a better understanding of one another. Our relationship was strained over the course of several disagreements on key topics, but Murray helped provide us with some simple but powerful tools in order to work out our problems as a couple. His guidance and fair approach made sure we were both comfortable in speaking our mind. We were able to rebuild trust and repair the damaged foundation of our marriage at the end of Murray's counseling sessions. We would not hesitate to recommend him to a close friend if we saw they were having similar issues.

Jim Gaffney
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Randy K.
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Pastor Jim Gaffney made our wedding day awesome! He was genuine, mindful of our needs and the needs of the guests, and brought God into the ceremony! In addition, premarital counseling with Jim was crucial to our marriage. Jena and I know exactly what we were getting into!!!

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.

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.

Tamar Counseling Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda M.
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The professional advice given me by Deborah Vinall has proved invaluable on many different occasions in my work and ministry with troubled youth and young adults. She demonstrates a keen insight, empathy, and compassion into the complexities of the human experience. Her gentle understanding of the pain and suffering that leads to addictions, cycles of trauma and abuse, balanced with wise goadings towards boundaries and reclaiming ownership of ones life and actions have modeled a beautiful spirit of cooperation and non-judgemental support. Deborah Vinall clearly exudes the maxim of Tamar Counselling Services : "reclaiming wholeness", as she herself creates safe space for persons in any stage of healing to begin their journey towards doing just that!

  • 9 years in business
Dottie J.
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Staff is friendly and helpful. The therapists have a wealth of education and tools to help clients through the healing process. I like that Novus has many different options depending on individual needs.

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lori U.
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I have been getting "healings" from Dawn for the last 2 years. She has made a profound difference in my life....bringing me to a very peaceful, prosperous, healed place. I continue to see Dawn and improve the quality of my life and my business! Thank you!!!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Meredith R.
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Shirley is a wonderful counselor - compassionate, non-judgmental, caring and easy to talk to. I highly recommend her for your counseling needs.

Terri Campbell, MA
5.0
from 1 review
    Clint W.
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    Terri helped me through a very tough time in my life. She has always been a trusted, loyal and helpful counselor. Her insight and guidance has helped me deal many life issues including depression, anxiety, relationships and abuse. Anyone will benefit from working with Terri she is a GREAT counselor!

    Penny T.
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    In aproximately 2003 my husband and I were counseling with Mark. We were desperate for help, understanding, and relief. We literally felt something destroying us inwardly, confusing every thing we believed in. This one thing we could not overcome was killing our marriage. After searching books, talking to other counselors, going to marriage conferences.... really we couldn't quite put our finger on it or get to the root. However Mark was discerning, compassionate, non judgmental and real. He was able to help my husband let his guard down and be honest, open and willing ;by the power of the Holy Spirit working through him. We did counsel for a good several months but it was do to my husbands unwillingness to be completely honest in the beginning. I will never forget that evening when my husband returned home form what may have been one of their last sessions. I was nearly afraid there was such a notable difference in his eyes and his tone of voice and his entire demeanor. He was calm, he was changed, transformed he was peaceful, He was free! The shame, the guilt was gone. His eyes were clear , His heart was lifted. I had my husband back in a way I had not ever known him. God really used mark to bring about a deliverance we never knew was available. This was 12 years ago. Of course like anything one must continue to do what is required to keep the results achieved. If we were talking weight loss , one would continue to eat healthy and exercise. Lets just say we can use some review it has been awhile now (13 years or more) and sometimes a refresher course is needed. I plan to contact Mark for a check up. I believe the Lord led me to find his business I did not know existed. At the time we counseled, it was more casual not a business. I am so happy to have found him after all these years. I highly recommend Mark as he is a great tool in God's hand to bring loving compassionate help to those hurting and bound up by their past and own short comings. Blessings to this business!

    • 7 years in business
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    I am a trained family therapist who can help with active listening and concrete and useful feedback. I can work with you, you and your partner, your child or your family.

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    My psychotherapy approach is warm, empathic, depth-oriented, and empowering to the client. I honor and respect the boundaries and desires of every client for what he/she wants out of therapy. I realize that the most excellent work is obtained when the trust we have created together in therapy is strong. This enables your therapy to progress as you do. Therapy is so personal and unique to each customer. I find that journey to be a twisting path back to oneself and eventually to your authentic inner power. My intent is to support you on this path and assist you reach your goals and ultimate dreams. Please contact me for a consultation at my office.

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    (1) I am a solution-focused psychotherapist who is an excellent listener. (2) I tailor each of my clients' treatment plans based on their individual needs. (3) I am empathetic, treat my clients with dignity and respect, and practice cutting-edge treatments that are safe, painless, lasting and complete.

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    Fields Family Counseling Services, Inc. is committed to providing a broad range of personalized, innovative, and ethical services that address the psychological, educational, social, and developmental needs of the clientele. Our clinicians have extensive experience working with families, with particular specialization in improving the functioning of children and adolescents. Clinicians provide services such as direct counseling, adoption assessment, educational seminars and trainings, advocacy and resource provision. Staff clinicians are qualified, experienced, and skilled professionals who are specialists in their respective fields. We can provide services in Spanish and English. Please contact FFCS to make an appointment for a meeting with one of our staff. We have office locations in Pasadena and Riverside, Ca. We also offer home-based services.

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    I provide marriage counseling for couples at risk of divorce or who need to learn how to effectively communicate, set boundaries, and assert oneself. I also do individual therapy for relationship issues, depression, anxiety, chemical dependency, and with a specialty working with eating disorders.

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    That feeling of being stuck in any circumstance can be daunting. I use mindfulness-based methods focusing on mental barriers that keep us from achieving our goals. I help guide clients to recognize their strengths, make their voice heard, and effectively communicate their needs. I provide a safe and supportive environment where I can explore with clients their unique needs to design a plan that fits their goals. My objective is to aid clients in maximizing their strengths, creating positive change, achieving goals and developing healthier relationships. I utilize effective evidence-based practices to help individuals and families experience growth and change to achieve their goals. My services are available for the following: * Marriage Guidance * Family * Children * Teens * Couples * Individual Personal Development Coaching * Educational Guidance * Parenting Feeling disempowered by the constant battle with your body, or watching your teen go through insecurities about society's latest preference for looks? As a parent or loved one, are you feeling stuck or terrified of saying the wrong thing, but also not wanting to stay silent...Please know you are not alone. It can become hard to imagine one can succeed in life and love unless you fit a certain image. The external pursuit of changing your body can often damage your spirit and inner-self by taking you away from the whole genuine self. After 10 years of school based counseling, I know that young adults face weight and body image issues daily. You don't have to have an eating disorder to struggle with negative feelings about your body. I provide a safe holistic place where thoughts and feelings are accepted without judgment. Specializing in adolescent, child and family therapy, as well as parenting and teen coaching. With children and adolescents, I assist in learning to cope with and overcome challenges, such as disabilities, parent divorce, low self-esteem, social skills, grief and abuse

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    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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