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Oceanside Marriage Therapists

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Marie Stark Weddings
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Lilianna L.
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Marie Stark was amazing! She went above and beyond to make our wedding ceremony special. Everyone absolutely loved our ceremony thanks to Marie. She was super helpful throughout the whole process and always made me feel at ease and reassured about everything. She was always quick to respond to me for anything that I had questions on and even offered guidance and the necessary resources on getting my marriage license. Marie is by far an excellent choice. She is such a sweet woman and so helpful. She was very polite and respectful of everything and everyone. She gets an A+ Overall!

Top Pro
  • 32 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James and Jill E.
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Dr Fisher has really helped our marriage in just 4 weeks time. He listens and doesn't solve the problem for you, He asked you to talk to each other and figure out together how to resolve certain situations. He is very genuine and truly has a desire to help marriages. We are so happy we were referred to him and highly recommend him if your in need of a caring, compassionate therapist.

Top Pro
  • 14 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
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This is a different approach to marriage counseling and I really like it. I don't feel like a number or a burden, I feel like Dr Verna and her husband truly care. I am looking forward to working with them to strengthen the weaker areas in my marriage. I love that they are spiritual and pray after the session. We left the session with a sense of hope and faith that this will be a great investment into our lives of forever.

Real Transformation
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Kristina B.
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Brian has been blessed with a special gift. My life and relationship were in such shambles I didn't know where to turn. Through Brian's guidance I was able to remove myself from a toxic marriage with love in my heart.There are no rules that say you need to be friends with your ex but my ex husband and I are currently beginning our stages of healing and kindness with open communication and love. This probably would not have been possible if not for Brian's help.

Acker Next Level Coaching
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 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.

WRSolutions
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Heather S.
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We couldn't possibly praise our experience with WIll highly enough! Will has tremendous wisdom and insight. He has a revolutionary approach to marriage counseling!

Cristi O'Brien, LCSW
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah D.
Verified review

My husband and I love Cristi! She had a great outline for premarital counseling. We highly recommend her. She gave us a great foundation to the start of our marriage. Truly, she is a gem.

The Art of Healing
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Ricki C.
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Professional massage therapist who is naturally gifted and consistently provides a relaxing and therapeutic experience!

  • 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.

Transparency Counseling
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alvin jay G.
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miss tran is a contemporary, youthful, energetic therapist. the greatest i've ever had. instead of an old, boring therapist, she stays engaged and is very young and youthful. it provides a fresh perspective compared to old school therapists who simply ask how you feel. i highly reccomend miss tran to anyone seeking counseling to any kind of problem out there ! she is amazing and i owe her a lot. she's helped me dig through a lot of my psyche.

  • 24 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Yumi C.
Verified review

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.

  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Michael B.
Verified review

Christy is an excellent and experienced therapist. She is kind, patient and helpful. She is always very genuine and comfortable to work with.

Jennifer Hill Counseling
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Lynell S.
Verified review

My son has had anger issues since he was 5yrs old as well as depression and high anxiety, he is now 17. We've been to other therapists over the years and nothing was helping and he was starting to rage with his anger. Since we have been seeing Jenny for the last year, his whole demeanor, attitude, and the way he looks at things has changed. We talk and communicate a lot more, he expresses things to me that he didn't before, he's more social with friends inside and outside of school. He can go in completely angry and upset and by the time they're done he's a whole new person! She has worked wonders and I've referred so many of my friend's kids and others to her. She was definitely an answer to my prayers!

real theology
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon K.
Verified review

Ten stars for The Rev. Dr. Steven M. Marsh! This very wise, kind, sincere, compassionate, highly competent and reliable minister is truly a Godsend to my now husband and me. Rev. Marsh gave generously of his time and heart toward us as we prayerfully journeyed toward our interfaith marriage ceremony. He is the best of the best!

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Arlene K.
Verified review

I feel Rozanne is a compassionate therapist who exhibits a high level of understanding and knowledge of human experience. She is able to zero in on the problems a person is having and explain in a clear, empathetic way, steps the person can take to improve their lives and heal their bruised emotions. I have worked with Rozanne and have been impressed by her intuitive ability to improve a client's self esteem.

Bright Path Transitions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Nancy H.
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I found my sessions with Vasi to be a powerful and positive experience. Though I came to the initial session confused and somewhat discouraged, I left feeling inspired to move forward. I had been in a stage of not knowing what was to be my next chapter for my life and career, and other efforts hadn't helped me in gaining the needed clarity and motivation. Being able to have the added input from the numerological perspective added a great deal of value but what I found most valuable, was when that perspective was combined with Vasi's intuitive guidance. Her attentiveness and insightfulness guided me to contemplation where I discovered my answers and left the session with clarity and fresh energy to take steps forward. I've found Vasi to be an incredibly talented intuitive who is able to hear you at all levels. And because she is able to do that, she creates a space for you to dig deep and ask the deeper questions of yourself that inspire you to move forward. Nancy Helgeson Executive Coach, Therapist, and SoulCollage Facilitator

Ryan S.
Verified review

Meredith is a natural-born therapist and helped me TREMENDOUSLY during a series of events. She taught me the value of self care and how to better listen to early signs of my illness rearing its ugly head. Meredith is a trusted counselor and someone I would recommend to anyone stuck in the throes of tramau. I can’t even begin express my gratitude for all she did to protect me during an incredibly vulnerable time.

  • 9 years in business
Richard V.
Verified review

Nicole is by far the most experienced physical trainer and physical therapist I've ever worked with it's rare to find both those combinations in one person I highly recommend her

Bodywork & Massage Therapy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Jolie D.
Verified review

Mariah is seriously 10x better than the best massage I've ever had, including sir Richard Branson's massage therapist. She was so tuned into my body and it felt so healing and rejuvenating. You must try!

Intrapsyc
5.0
from 1 review
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
Verified review

He is an excellent therapist, he is understanding, compassionate,he gave me a very good advice. I highly recommend him. Thank you for helping me with my anxiety.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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I am a massage and soft-tissue therapy specialist in therapeutic bodywork, post-surgical rehabilitation and chronic pain. Professional and licensed services are available with interview only. I am a therapist who's insured and has 10 years of experience. I can be contacted via Facebook by searching Birni Massage.

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What is a life coach?

A professional, accredited life coach works with people to help them make important changes in their life, either growing in their profession or changing gears in their personal lives. They help clients turn their dreams or wishes into realistic, attainable goals. They guide people through the process of making life changes by helping them evaluate the steps they must take to reach a particular goal, then help them decide how — and whether — to take those steps in the most efficient, effective and rewarding way possible. A life coach acts as a motivator, strategist and accountability partner. Unlike a therapist, a life coach doesn’t help solve problems from your past — they’re focused on helping you move forward with new ways of acting and thinking that will help you reach your goals. Some people specialize in particular types of life coaching, including life balancing coaches, small business coaches, executive coaches and personal finance coaches. Some meet clients in person, while others hold consultations over the phone.

Regardless of which type of life coach you’re interested in, make sure the person holds an International Coach Federation (ICF) credential. There are three tiers of credentials: Associate, Professional and Master, which require coaching experience ranging from 100 hours to 2,500 hours.

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 does a life coach cost?

A life coach helps clients set and reach professional and personal goals, develop positive habits, and deal with stress. Some people meet with a life coach once or twice, while others form an ongoing professional relationship, meeting regularly in person or on the phone. The average national cost to meet with a life coach ranges from $80 to $130 an hour. Some coaches offer per-session pricing, especially for one-time meetings; expect to pay an average of $100-$125. People who want to work with a coach over a period of time to explore life transitions, career growth or lifestyle changes may be able to get discounted pricing in a package. For example, three 60-minute sessions cost an average of $300, four 60-minute sessions cost an average of $350, and four 60- to 90-minute sessions plus unlimited contact between sessions cost an average of $400. Some specific types of coaching, such as relationship or marriage coaching, cost more than standard life coaching. For instance, three 60-minute relationship coaching sessions cost an average of $500, four 60-minute sessions cost an average of $550, and six 60- to 90-minute sessions cost an average of $650 when purchased as a package. Training and experience can also affect the cost of hiring a life coach. An Associate Certified Coach, who holds a certification that requires only 60 hours of training and 100 hours of coaching experience, will charge less than a Master Certified Coach, who typically has at least 200 hours of training and 2,500 hours of coaching experience.   

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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