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  • 12 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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Helped with Relationship Counseling. My girl friend and I were going through a difficult time. We heard from others about the benefit of choosing a life coach over a MFT or a Psychologist. Our problems were communication about here and now. We didn't want to have to spend so much time individually sitting in "couch therapy " with a psychologist. Patti gets right to the underline issues. Her experience in this field is second to none. Our relationship including that of our teenage children that each of us has from our previous marriages has gotten so much better. Everyone in our family has benefited from we call her " our life coach" She is so easy to talk to. My fear and anxiety trusting to talk to someone with our issues went away the moment we met her. Our relationship has never been better thanks to Patti

Michelle B.
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Grawben provided me with a Hypnotherapy session. It felt really good to get things off my chest, vent, and let go. Grawben was amazing, calm, collected and professional. She brought guidence and light to me through my therapy session. She is helping me to develop skills to think in positive ways and to attract good things into my life. I believe it helped me and I will be continuing to see her. She is amazing! Don't miss out on a great opportunity to help yourself grow and heal.

Priorities Center
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Jim H.
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We provide concierge detox services which require constant supervision from a doctor and a nurse. Christina worked alongside our treatment team as well as an outside psychologist and psychiatrist for one of our clients who struggled with chronic relapses and dual diagnosis. She was honest and caring about everything related to him. We saw how hard she worked to keep him stable, off substances, and in front of the best doctors to maximize his potential.

Dr. Antoinette Brunasso
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Matt M.
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An extremely kind and caring person who you know will put your health as the highest priority during treatment. I wish I still lived in the area so that I could have access her abundance of skill and intelligence. Just remember that when getting treated by someone, know that you can TRUST her. This is very important. Some therapists bring their own problems into sessions or milk you for all your money instead of putting treatment first. Antionette is a therapist you can TRUST. You would be very lucky to have her as your psychologist.

Winnie Ocean Transforms
from 3 reviews
    Jaime M.
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    Believe me, I have had my fair share of therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and counselors! Ever since I was young I've suffered from panic attacks, but nothing seemed to work. In addition to that I was suffering anxiety as to where I wanted to go in life. Why wasn't I happy and what did I want to do with my life? Winnie was the missing puzzle piece to opening myself up and filling up the giant void I felt inside. I had no idea what hypnosis was--I just wanted it to make sense and to get real, lasting, results! Winnie's warmth, kindness, and smart wit has changed my life forever. I have never felt more centered, more at peace, and more confident in myself. Don't wait! Find yourself, your path, and how to empower yourself NOW!

    Dr. Hanna Chusid,Ed.D
    from 1 review
    • 41 years in business
    Jean G.
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    Hanna was very receptive to my issues about exploring my career and future options for work, both within my field and beyond. She is excellent at helping one get to the heart of the matter--- that is, what exactly IS the heart of your matter; what IN your heart of hearts moves and inspires you? How DO you "follow your bliss" (please excuse the cliche'), and what might get you there. Have you considered other options within that framework? Hanna brings a wealth of information from disciplines besides only Western medicine/philosophy; her sometimes esoteric approach will be customized to YOU, as she gets to know you better. I loved the inventiveness of her sessions, addressing the mind, the heart and the spirit simultaneously and separately. My only concerns were the occasional tangents we would find ourselves on together during a specific session that were afield from the topic at hand, and the tendency to lose track of time (which should not be the client's concern). I heartily enjoy working with Hanna, and admire greatly her ability to change tracks when she deems fit. Each session was unexpected and an adventure in itself. Not for the faint of heart!

    Don Goodman, PhD
    from 1 review
    • 20 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack

    I am very eclectic in my approach.


    Dr. John Leddo, an educational psychologist with nearly 30 years of professional experience, founded EOL to realize his goal of helping all children feel that they could achieve anything they wanted to in life.


    We offer psychological counseling and testing for individuals and couples. We specialize in the following: • Sports psychology • Gay and lesbian psychology • Women's issues • Anxiety and depression

    • 13 years in business

    I write psychological evaluation reports based on initial interviews of clients. I use the DSM-V to diagnose and formulate treatment plans. I detail the history of each client's work experience and provide descriptive narratives of his/her experiences. My work is generated from a clinical psychologist.

    • 7 years in business

    Are you feeling overwhelmed with all of the stress in your life? Do you sometimes feel paralyzed by worry and fear, unsure of where to turn or how to change your life for the better? Do you try to do everything for everyone and feel completely worn out as a result? (And with relationships that are no better than they were before??) Or are you struggling with behavior problems in a child and feeling hopeless about ever seeing any improvement? I help overwhelmed parents find relief for themselves and find answers for their children's most challenging struggles. Whether you or your child are struggling with anxiety and worry, sadness, tantrums, anger, difficulty making friends, or other issues, I can help you better understand what is happening and find a solution that works for you. I am a licensed psychologist (PSY23260), providing assessment and psychotherapy to children, teens, and adults in the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas. As a UCLA graduate, I strive to use well-researched techniques, while providing a space to talk about struggles in an open and authentic manner.


    Los Angeles Psychologist, Dr. Gilbert Chalepas * Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed out? * Is the fear of failure holding you back? * Do you wish you felt better about life? * Are you trying to please everyone else but you? * Are you professionally successful yet still not fulfilled? * Do you have stress in making your life unbearable? * Are you longing to be in a loving relationship? * Is partying becoming problematic? * Are you struggling with your sexual identity? * Are you terminally single and uncomfortable on dates? * If nothing changes, what are you going to do? Take the first step in redesigning your life to be what you want it to be and give yourself the gift of happiness. You can do it and Laguna Beach therapist, Dr. Gilbert Chalepas, can help you get there. P.S. Please keep in mind that Dr. Chalepas offers evening and weekend appointments for your convenience in addition to a free initial consultation. He is fluent in French and Greek.


    Beverly Hills Therapist Dr. Gilbert Chalepas: * Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed out? * Is the fear of failure holding you back? * Do you wish you felt better about life? * Are you trying to please everyone else but you? * Are you professionally successful, yet still not fulfilled? * Does stress make your life unbearable? * Are you longing to be in a loving relationship? * Is partying becoming problematic? * Are you struggling with your sexual identity? * Are you terminally single and uncomfortable on dates? * If nothing changes, what are you going to do? Take the first step in redesigning your life to be what you want to be, and give yourself the gift of happiness. You can do it, and Laguna Beach based therapist Dr. Gilbert Chalepas can help you get there. P.S. Please keep in mind that Dr. Chalepas offers evening and weekend appointments for your convenience, in addition to a free initial consultation.


    Michael a master at empowering clients to step into their strengths. Empowerment is about awareness of our strengths, and positive qualities. We often forgot about, or belittle, our positive traits when faced with fear, doubt, confusion, or critical life challenges. I help clients embody their inherent strengths so they become an organic component of ones psyche and personality. I provide direction, and guidance to support clients in broadening their self-awareness, perspective on life, and to open their minds to the realm of open possibility, which allows clients to reach their goals more expediently. Being open to direction, to think a little differently, and maybe even to take different actions is a vital component of the coaching process.

    • 24 years in business

    My work stands out because I care about being and helping other human beings. My opinions me nothing , my plan and guidance helps me to stand out alone!


    For California Residents Only: I'm an expert in helping women who have gone through a messy divorce, rebuild their lives in their first year with specific tools. Now that you've thrown the bum out, you probably anxious, depressed and food has become your new best friend. Let's help you face this new chapter with more confidence. Learn how to reduce your pesky negative thoughts, identify ways to increase your self-worth so you don't have to constantly stuff yourself with food... Let's talk about your feelings instead, it's much more effective and slimming then stuffing them, am I right? You're ready to build rebuild your life, regain a sense peace and happiness, yet you feel really stuck. You're here because you know you need professional help to move forward. That's what I'm here for, to support and guide you on your journey. Call or text me now to get started. I do not sit quietly like other therapists. You'll get constant feedback, advice and valuable life skills each session. Learn more at All major credit cards accepted. Don't wait, call NOW for your free 15 minute phone consultation and invest in yourself.


    I am a psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I specialize in anxiety, depression and other psychological and relational disorders with adults and adolescents. I am fluent in Spanish and English.


    I am a clinical psychologist specializing in mood disorders. I work with a wide variety of clients, and taking a holistic approach, I formulate treatment specific to their individual needs and personalities. This can be a daunting process, and I make it as welcoming as possible.

    • 39 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack


    Dr. Amy Kim is a licensed clinical psychologist who is dedicated to providing accessible high-quality therapy. She helps adults struggling with anxiety, depression, social isolation and relationship problems. Dr. Kim is conveniently located in West L.A., next to the 405 and 10 freeways, and is accessible from downtown, the valley, mid-city and the entire westside.


    I have advanced training and expertise in helping people navigate their way through life's difficulties, including such common sources of distress as anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, family and career conflicts, psychological pain caused by physical illness, work stress, childhood abuse, and low self-esteem. My practice of clinical psychology is fairly general, meaning that I have the training and experience to treat a wide range of psychological difficulties. In instances in which the client's presenting difficulty is outside of the range of my experience and expertise, I will help to locate a more appropriate treatment source.

    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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