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  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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If you need someone to talk to or need a space to express your feelings, I would highly recommend Krista Yapp for your therapy needs. I have been going through a rough patch in my life and Krista has the heart to listen and empathize with me. I appreciate her compassion and ability to make me feel so comfortable in a situation that I thought I was facing alone.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Virginia T.
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I am 2 sessions in with Dr. Xander and so far he has been helpful! I also like his therapy dog, Romeo. So cute! I look forward to seeing how our sessions will improve life. :)

Meaghan Barisone Wellness
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amelia B.
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Meaghan is an exceptional yoga instructor. I have had back pain for years and have tried everything from acupuncture to physical therapy. Meaghan helped me build up my core strength and my back pain is now allmost non existant. She is a delight to be around and makes class fun and engaging. She truly is an imspiration and i feel lucky to have found her!

E Goren, MFT
from 1 review
  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I am a CA licensed marriage, family therapist with a private practice in Carmel. I offer brief, effective therapy for couples and individuals with a focus on all relationship issues, relationship patterns, mood disorders, stress, self-esteem, and weight problems. I tend to utilize a combination of cognitive therapy (which lends itself to goal-oriented immediate results) and skills building. I am dedicated to guiding people to their strengths and inner abilities to help them become fulfilled and successful. I respect your time and financial commitment to therapy and am able to get to the heart of the matter quickly. If needed I am also a provider for many insurance companies. For more information, please see my reviews on Yelp and practice description on Psychology Today Find a Therapist

Kavita Ramani @ PTI
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    Elle B.
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    Kavita is my therapist, and I am so lucky that I found her because my life is transforming in ways I never could have imagined. I found her through a series of unexpected events. Long story short, I ran into an old friend, joined him for dinner with another friend of his, and his friend recommended Kavita based on something I said in passing. I'm so glad. I hate to think about where I would be now if I hadn't found her. I've seen therapists before, but it wasn't the same. I think that's because Kavita does way more than "talk therapy," and I feel like that's magically changing my brain. She also made a referral to a great couples therapist for my partner and I. All in all, life is looking so much better than it ever has before. If you're looking for a really intelligent, compassionate, and creative therapist who will help you change your life, reach out to Kavita.

    • 18 years in business

    We provide care in sports and family medicine, chiropractic therapy, physical therapy, personal training and weight-loss management.


    I design a program that fits you. My background is in dance, yoga, pilates, and physical therapy. I create a fitness plan that works for your busy life. I believe in working the body from the inside and out, creating a healthy body and mind.

    • 6 years in business

    I'm a California licensed massage practitioner with an extensive background in the medical profession specializing in pain relief. I use a combination of acupressure, tuina massage and light therapy. If you suffer from sports injuries; stress; back, neck, shoulder, arm and foot pain; plantar fasciitis; carpal tunnel syndrome; tendonitis; rotator cuff injuries; MS or other degenerative conditions, this may be the therapy to help you out of pain and improve your quality of life. Light therapy is a newer technology that is similar to acupuncture but without the use of needles. Light probes are placed over specific areas of pain or acupressure points which helps to stimulate a natural healing response and relieves pain. Tuina massage is an Asian style massage which is based upon Chinese medicine massage techniques. "Tui" means grasp and "Na" means pull. To grasp and pull, rotate limbs, move energy in the body to open blocked areas of pain and allow the smooth flow of circulation, tuina is great for stress and pain relief. It's safe, noninvasive, relaxing and pain free and can give you longer-lasting results without the use of drugs or surgery. I look forward to helping you with all of your pain issues.


    My talent is gifted, i am a natural healer there are'nt many others that can do this it is Rare to find a Natrually Gifted At Birth Individual.


    I do not say "Uh-huh" in four modalities. I collaborate with my clients in their therapy. I never try to make my clients fit some theoretical framework. I believe in short term therapy.


    I give relaxing massages and reiki healing, support clients in healing their negative experiences through transpersonal hypnotherapy, work with couples so that they can have a healthy relationship, and support moms and dads learn to raise a child in a healthy way.

    • 8 years in business

    I use natural healing massage oils and ingredients that nourish the body and invoke the senses.

    • 4 years in business

    I use the five layers or sheaths called Koshas that Yoga believes the self comprises of. The physical body that most consider to be the self is only the most dense layer. Subtler than that is the energy or pranic layer. Then comes the emotional-mental layer also seen by some as colors corresponding to different feelings. The intellectual/intuitive or the wisdom layer is next, more subtle and more expansive than the prior three and encompassing them too. Finally the bliss layer is the most subtle of all and it encompasses all the other layers and extends over and beyond them.


    Chandra Rai has over 15 years of experience in the tech industry and understands the unique challenges of Silicon Valley. . She provides child therapy, couple counseling and family counseling from a strength based approach. Chandra Rai is a registered MFT Intern (IMF86649) under the supervision of Don Hadlock (MFC15316). She feels very privileged to walk step-by-step with her clients to help them develop a high self-esteem and richer relationships. She believes that everyone is on a journey to find happiness and live a peaceful life. She believes that with therapy people can explore and gain access to their own inner strengths and find clarity in life.


    My name is Ashwini Addala and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I received my Masters in Counseling from CSU East Bay with an emphasis in both Marriage and Family Therapy and School Counseling. I have certification as a domestic violence counselor and school counselor and have some training and experience in DBT. I have worked in the school system and with youth for many years at both elementary, middle, and high school levels. I specialize in working with school aged children and their families, and also work with individuals, adults, and couples. The foundation of my philosophy is to increase awareness of the Self, develop deep roots and to empower clients to create an authentic and meaningful life. My goal is to provide a nurturing, reflective, and safe space to explore your Self and to discover your true nature and to experience your place in the world. With a diverse background as a teacher, personal aide for people with disabilities, tutor for kids on the Autism spectrum, in the hospital settings, schools, shelters, and private practice, I provide a unique and holistic view of to therapy and treatment.


    We stand out in at least four unique ways. FIRST- WE SPECIALIZE IN FUN! Research verifies that those who achieve excellence are those who have first had so much FUN as they began learning (Phase I) that they were drawn into the hard work of learning (Phase 2) with enough momentum to help them persevere long enough to make progress, which inspires the passion needed for excellence ( Phase 3). WE promote fun and positivity in all we do. TWO: WE SPECIALIZE IN KIDS: Although we teach children and adults of all ages, we specialize in the very youngest child get a great introduction to the wonderful world of music and dance. Teachers of our youngest students are experienced with ages 1-7 and know how to keep them engaged. THREE-TO KEEP IT FUN, WE OFFER FREE ASSESSMENTS: By 3 years of age, we offer a very thorough assessment of a child's aptitude and readiness AND a personal consultant to help each family navigate a positive musical journey for their children. FOUR-INTERN TEACHERS: We train gifted young teachers teachers to give their gifts away and offer lessons with these " big brother" or " big sister" teachers at significantly lower rates than our more educated and experienced faculty.


    Deep within each one of us is a vast intelligence that moves us toward wholeness. I am continually in awe of how effectively this guides the healing and awakening process once we learn how to listen to the dreams, feelings, body sensations, and life challenges that give clues as to where the healing wants to go next. My work as a therapist is to create a safe, supportive space for clients to open up, experience life as it is right now, and explore whatever is calling out for attention from within ourselves or from outer challenges. Often, we may need to make detours into past traumas that prevent a full surrender into the present. As old griefs, traumas, hurts, and losses are embraced and healed, inevitably, clients drop into the deepest grief of all: the abandonment of oneself. As this is grieved, then the unique expression of the essence of that person can be freed up to participate fully in life, to blossom like a flower. As French author Anais Nin wrote, “The day will come when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." This work is empowering to my clients as they connect with a flow of healing and transformation from within themselves, and learn new tools for living more fully: tools that they can carry into their lives long after our time together has passed. I have been a psychotherapist for over 35 years. During that time, I have helped clients with a wide range of issues. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client's individual needs; my clients and I work together to address their goals and concerns, whether they are current life challenges or longstanding issues. I specialize in working with grief. Over a lifetime, we will experience many losses, not just the loss of loved ones, but the loss of a marriage, health, a job, our dreams, or a child when he or she goes off to college. Each one of us will be called on at different times to face losses, but will we embrace it or shrink from it? Most of us shrink from a loss, thinking that if we just keep busy, we can close our hearts a little to protect ourselves from loss. However, it is ungrieved loss that takes a toll on our hearts and deadens us to life. We pay a price in terms of our vitality, happiness and health. I offer unique and effective strategies for grieving fully without feeling overwhelmed. This includes experiential exercises for exploring the ongoing inner relationship with a deceased loved one. I have a masters degree in counseling psychology from the University of Santa Clara and a license in the state of California (since 1976) as a marriage and family therapist. I am the author of two books on grief: Losing a Parent and The Infinite Thread: Healing Relationships Beyond Loss. I have taught at University of California Extension, Santa Cruz, the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and John F. Kennedy University. I have trained in the following: * Grief work with Stephen Levine * Family therapy with Virginia Satir and John Krop * Art therapy with Janie Rhyne * Dream work with James Hillman, Alice Howell and Charles Ponce * Women's sexuality with Lonnie Barbach * Bioenergetics with Michael Conant and others at the Northern California Bioenergetic Institute My 35-year meditation practice (mostly Buddhist) has enriched and deepened my approach to psychotherapy; this has enabled me to bring compassion, humor, patience, spaciousness, and balance into the therapeutic relationship. My teachers include Stephen Levine, Jack Kornfield, Goenka, Ruth Denison, among many others. I consider it an honor and a privilege to work with clients in this journey of healing, transformation and self-discovery. What rich resources for coming into our wholeness lie within each one of us, just waiting to be tapped!


    I am passionate about helping people to live more fulfilling, successful lives. So often, we get stuck in survival mode when really we were made to thrive. I specialize in couples counseling, working with teens and families, and in helping individuals work through trauma, anxiety and depression.


    I work with people who are in crisis, women, men, adolescents, and children struggling against anxieties, panics, and/or self harm. I also work with people regarding parenting issues and family communication. I help people with healing through life adjustment struggles such as grieving the passing of a loved one, adjusting to the arrival of a newborn, and transitions into a new life path. I have over 20 years of specific experience in working with young adults.

    • 3 years in business

    We mixed service of Chinese medicine and massage. Our herbal bath therapy has treatment effect such as detoxification, relief of fatigue, strength immune system and stimulate microcirculation of a body. Our membership can have free sauna all the time and a free facial massage. We also provide acupuncture.


    I am a 30-year AASECT-certified Sex Therapist and CA licensed Marital Therapist. I provide clinical assessment, evaluation, and treatment of a wide range of sexual problems affecting women and their intimate partners. I specialize in Women's Sexual Health. I utilize Skype to connect with clients throughout the country and have offices in Monterey, CA, where I meet with patients face-to-face. For more information about my professional qualifications and areas of therapeutic specialization. Sexual therapy is a highly specialized and complex field that requires extensive education, training and expertise. AASECT certification ( assures professional competence and integrity. Invest your time, energy and money in a highly trained, certified, and licensed therapist who is qualified to address your confidential sexual concerns.

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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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