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Oceanside Therapists

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  • 14 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert B.
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My wife and I have really benefited from the therapy we are recieving from Dr. Dudley. Her warm, compassionate approach enables us to be relaxed and open with one another during sessions and gives us applicable excercises we take home each week. Very pleased.

The BodyWorks
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Shelly G.
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Mela is very specific and works with her entire being to correct whatever is wrong in your body. She certainly knows her stuff and with her wealth of experience and knowledge...you leave wanting more. I highly recommend her treatments.

Cristi O'Brien, LCSW
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Alison M.
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I would recommend Cristi! I was skeptical about starting therapy, but Cristi made me feel comfortable the moment I walked in her office. She listened to my issues without being judgmental and she offered several suggestions on ways I can work to improve things. She also made me laugh and I never thought that would happen in therapy! I feel like I can trust Cristi and I plan to keep working with her.

Transparency Counseling
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Yara M.
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Until I met Linh, therapy seemed like a waste of time and money. I don't feel that way anymore. Explaining my thoughts and feelings out loud in a safe, non-judgmental environment gave me insight into myself that I had never had before. Sometimes you just need someone to ask those hard questions you don't want to ask yourself. My outlook on my life and my motivations has significantly changed through talking with Linh. Now, I view counseling as a worthwhile investment in myself.

  • 24 years in business
  • 27 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 5 reviews
  • 38 years in business
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!

ViBo Touch
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Amie B.
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I started experiencing intense, unilateral exertion headaches out of the blue. Every time I would laugh, cough, work out, etc., I would feel pain. I was extremely concerned because I had never had headaches of any kind in the past. I visited a neurologist and was told that it could be something minor or something as serious as a brain tumor, but that he wouldn't know unless I got an MRI/MRA. Almost $2,000 later, I was told that the imaging results were normal, and the doctor still didn't know what was causing the headaches. I got blood work done to rule out some other potential causes. Again, all results came back normal, yet the headaches persisted. I've known Bo for years, and at the time I was experiencing this problem he was the Assistant coach of the team I run. He heard me complaining about the headaches to our team's AT on a bus trip to an away game. He suggested I try a session with him. I had nothing to lose and everything to gain, so I agreed. I will say that I am a big skeptic of any kind of alternative therapy, and I honestly didn't think it could possibly do anything to help something this serious. I was so wrong. I kid you not when I say that the VERY NEXT DAY my headaches (by this time now present for about 3 months) were completely gone!!! Bo is very good at what he does. I would recommend anyone experiencing any type of issue to be open to trying this before spending a bunch of money on doctors and medicine. You just might be surprised. It works!

  • 9 years in business
Richard V.
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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

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

Jenny B.
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I am truly blessed to have worked with Candice in therapy. She is an exceptional therapist- dedicated, honest, open, understanding, encouraging. She is very knowledgeable in her field especially as it relates to trauma, eating disorders, abuse and children. I would highly recommend this individual to anyone who is ready to address change and willing to let a loving and compassionate soul be their guide.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kiersten A.
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We really enjoyed our time with Judithann...we will be returning.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lindsey G.
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Rick Slinkard really helped us though a tough time. I continue to see him on a regular basis for ideas on how to communicate and deal with life complications. He is very easy to talk to and I do not feel judged at all. I am very thankful to have found him.

  • 6 years in business
About

We are strong believers in prevention and early intervention. We understand that our clients have specific needs, and we meet those needs through the use of tailored treatment practices. Not only are our treatments backed by research, but also through our work, we have witnessed firsthand how effective they can be in creating behavior changes and strengthening relationships. Each client's therapeutic journey is unique, and we very much enjoy acting as an empowering, knowledgeable guides along the way. Collaboratively, we work with our clients to develop self-awareness and self-esteem, which is a key foundation of meaningful relationships. Let us help you experience meaningful change through many of life's transitions and challenges.

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It's time to feel better and make a change. Our goal at the California Therapy Institute is to let you know that you don't have to battle with your problems alone. We are here to help. We work together as a team to offer a wide variety of services, with each one of our therapists specializing in a particular area. Some of the issues that we help our clients overcome are as follows: * Anxiety * Depression * Relationship Issues * Child and Adolescent Behavioral Issues * Communication Complications in Your Intimate or Family Relationships * Parenting Difficulties Please don't wait any longer. You don't have to figure this out alone.

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I'm Sylvia Flanagan and have been a licensed therapist for over 10 years, and I offer individual, couples and premarital counseling in a conveniently located office in Mission Valley. A sliding scale is offered, and I do my best to accommodate a variety of budgets. My approach and style of therapy is to leave my clients feeling respected and comfortable but also feeling challenged. I do my best to find a balance between being too passive or too directive and ultimately want to respect the experiences and circumstances of my clients and listen to the goals they seek to achieve. I have experience and have worked with a variety of issues, ranging from depression, anxiety, couples counseling, codependency, life transitions, spiritual issues, LBGT issues, and premarital counseling to addiction. If you are thinking you might want to come in for a session, please feel free to call me for a free phone consultation. I would be happy to hear about what you're looking for to see if we would be a good fit.

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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.

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We provide therapy for the athlete in you! Hello, active people of San Diego! I am a certified athletic trainer with experience in treating sports injuries in everyone, from weekend warriors to professional athletes and everyone in between. Whatever your ailment is, I can provide an individualized therapy program that targets your symptoms and gets you back on your feet and back on the path towards your sport or fitness goals! Treatments available include the following: * Soft Tissue Mobilization * Myofascial Release * Myofascial Decompression (Vacuum Therapy) * Gua Sha Therapy * Joint Mobilization * Hot Stone Therapy * Athletic Taping * Kinesiotaping * Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) * Rehabilitative Exercise Sessions * Personal Training and much more

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Enjoy our therapeutic or relaxing massages by specialized, trained professional therapists. Physical Therapy can improve your motor function, relieve you of pain and give you overall better mobility.

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our results are beyond usual predictors of outcome. Here's an example; a recent email from a client: Matrix Energetics – email from “A Very Grateful Grandmother!” Posted on April 7, 2011 by missionhillspt.com/blog Ralph, Thank you so much for the healing you did on my grandson. I have never mentioned this to my daughter because she is so sensitive about her son, but for a time I feared he might be autistic, but I no longer feel that way now. As an infant he would become frustrated and would bang his head on the floor, on the door, on the wall or hit himself in the head with his fists. It troubled me to no end to witness this. And when he began daycare at 2 years of age and started catching the colds and fevers that a lot of kids go though when they come in close proximity with one another his fevers would spike and he’d go into seizures. So when a friend suggested I bring him to you I welcomed the opportunity. I realize you have only seen him once, but since you worked on him he has become a TOTALLY different child. He is SO HAPPY…..constantly singing and laughing. That evening when he went home from your office and his mother asked me what you had done it was very hard to explain to her so I asked her to just notice and explain to me the differences that she noticed in him. Well that evening he picked up a piece of broccoli and began eating it as if were cotton candy. Since then he eats spinach, green beans, celery, cabbage, constantly asks for milk. You’ve done wonders for him. The following day when I picked him up from school he took me around and told me the names of all three of his teachers and before we left his classroom he turned and blew them all a KISS! This is totally different behavior for him, because before he was very quiet in school and didn’t want to speak according to his teachers. NOW in the mornings when I leave for work he blows me a kiss and says “I love you and have a good day”. I can’t believe the changes. Don’t get me wrong he is by no means an angel. We still have a few more issues I’d love for you to work with him on, but I WANT TO THANK YOU SINCERELY for the beautiful start you have given our baby boy. There has been no more hitting himself in the head with his fists or banging his head on the floor. He is now a gentle, loving, happy, well-mannered…..well at least a typical 2 year old now. Thanks again Ralph! A Very Grateful Grandmother!

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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!

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I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to work on becoming the best version of you by utilizing different modalities of psychotherapy to fit your individual needs.

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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