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  • 4 years in business
  • 755 hires on Thumbtack
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Connie R.
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When my husband and i got engaged we were looking for someone to not only marry us but also provide premarital counseling services. My sister recommended Imtasik famili counseling services. Ira did a fantastic job, he was very welcoming and has a great sense of humor. Although he was unable to marry us due to prior engagement, Ira helped us find someone available to marry us. I am not sure what all counselors talk about, but i would assume they all talk about similar things. Ira gave us advice on finances, how to "fight" fair and other topics as well. He never made us feel uncomfortable or judged for things we could not answer properly or at all for that matter. He was even very considerate about scheduling since I lived in Arizona at the time. I would definitely recommend Ira Lake at Imtasik family counseling services Inc. It is definitely worth it. Connie and Diego

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia B.
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Gerry has been such a blessing to my marriage. Daily life can get hectic and you can lose connection with your spouse. Small things can seem big and Gerry always has a way of bringing perspective back. And he allows husband and wife to talk and most times answer the questions themselves by talking it out in a safe environment. If needed he will bring clarity and always keeps God's plan for marriage as the blueprint. He is a safe bet if you need help in any type of relationship. He is real and speaks from experience. He has had his own struggles and is still happily married. Which speaks volumes in today's world. If you want honest and sound advice by a man who is lead by God then Gerry would be the counselor for you. Alicia Boaz

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dannielle R.
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For starters, my husband and i were married a few weeks ago and are in our mid 30s. We are not super young but have traditional values and felt that pre marital counseling could only enrich our already beautiful relationship. We used Rebecca and Jeff for pre marital counseling and as our wedding officiant. They were both very professional and thorough in their work. Rebecca met with us multiple times for pre marital counseling ( something that was very important to me even though we had lived together and been together for 3 years) . We felt very comfortable with her and were able to see our compatibility in a statistical format which was greatly appreciated on our end. Our incompatibilities were also highlighted statistically but were accompanied with personalized exercises to help us grow in these areas. Rebecca helped us further understand our individual backgrounds/upbringing and what role those characteristics play in our current relationship with one another and individually. As for Jeff, we had several conversations before our wedding day to where he was able to genuinely get to know each one of us and helped us tailor our ceremony so that it captured our personalities and highlighted our feelings toward one another. On your wedding day, you already have so many emotions running through your head you definitely want to have someone up there beside you that is confident in their work, takes the lead and as well poised. Jeff was all of these things and more!

Power and Love Ministry
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  • 18 years in business
Faith G.
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Elder Lewis married my husband n I 10years ago and we will like to say thank you. You have been a big part of our life since the day we got married. Thank you for the pre counseling we still remember every word like yesterday. You are a true blessing to everyone you come across. Please continue to bless other families.

Hazel B.
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Pastor Dan provided wonderful and thoughtful guidance when my husband and I got married in 2006. It was reassuring that we were being counseled by someone who is faith-based and could relate to our relationship struggles and offer us ways of continuing to work on and improve our marriage with God as our foundation. The ceremony itself was a beautiful service and Pastor Dan's personalization and presentation made it all the more special. We are truly blessed to have had him officiate for us.

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Religious services offering marriage counseling and ceremony to Filipino-Americans. We also offer a good venue along the Wine Country area in Temecula.

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I officiate at weddings, deliver homilies, and prepare wedding liturgies. I am also available for premarital counseling.

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I help with the following: parenting skills, communication skills, interventions, marriage, family, child, and pre-marital counseling. No walk-ins available! Services that are available: family counselor, marriage and family counselors, Christian counselors, and meditation.

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My experience and education have allowed me to counsel children and adults in farm worker camps, schools, universities, and in private practice for more than 25 years. I am a fully bilingual psychologist. I am often called upon by lawyers to assist clients in the process of resolving their immigration status.

  • 11 years in business
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I have a gift of listening and hearing beyond words. The ability to speak without intimidation and to reach you on a real level. I will help you from a Christian perspective without beating you over the head with the Bible or judgment. I'll help you find you!

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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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