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San Diego Christian Counselors

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  • 32 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Faye B.
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My partner and I have been seeing Dr. Fisher for couple’s counseling for several months. He has helped strengthen our relationship, and has offered solid counsel. We highly recommend him as a skilled therapist.

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  • 14 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Kimberly M.
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Dr. Verna Dudley, counseled my daughter when she was going through a rough time in her young life. Dr. Dudley brought out the butterfly that she is today. Dr. Dudley was on time with each of her sessions. Dr. Dudley counseling was outstanding.

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Patti Burson, MSW, IMFT
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Lori G.
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Patti is a kind, considerate therapist. I highly recommend her. Lori G.

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.

Rev. Danny Martinez
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sabrina V.
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Pastor Danny was so easy to talk to. He gave us a pre marital counseling session and got to each of us on a deeper level. The day of the wedding went so smoothly and absolutely perfect!!!

  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Michael B.
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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
Brett Braun B.
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I went into the session a little hesitant as I had never been professionally counseled before but Jennifer Hill immediately made me feel Comfortable and at ease. She has such a calming effect and was able to provide great perspective for my circumstance along with a progressive game plan to combat my mental anguish and ultimately get me to the peaceful confident grounds I hope to be at one day so thank you Jennifer and see you soon.

Dr C’s Solutions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Ehsan A.
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Dr. Christian Snyder is the best counselor you will ever meet. I have benefitted tremendously from our time together. He will help you.

Laser Insight Counseling
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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The root of our suffering is merely a lack of understanding. When we don't know, our mind fills in the gaps, and often fearfully. The perspectives I bring quickly help people because I act as a light in an otherwise dark room, and you can see everything more clearly. In one session I can alleviate most problems, then it's quickly on to Thriving, not just surviving!!

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We do counseling for teens/parents on behavioral issues that result in substance abuse. We will be teaching families how to communicate to assure a successful drug-free lifestyle.

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I have over 15 years of experience within my field area of expertise. I also have multiple diverse certifications within this field, an A.S in Biology /Psychology,a B.S. Also in Biology/Psychology, and vast amount of other professional skills learned.

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I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist, a certified imago therapist, and a somatic experienced practitioner providing individual and couples therapy to adults and teens. The issues I've treated include anxiety, depression, healing trauma and addiction recovery.

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I'm a licensed family and marriage therapist and offer psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, families, and adolescents. See the point of therapy as the process of allowing individuals to develop and cultivate several aspects of their lives. I use an approach that is caring and empathic. I am committed to assisting clients see their capability as human beings via the combination of body, mind, and spirit. My therapeutic focus includes: relationships and intimacy, depression, crisis intervention, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, thought disorder, anger management, spirituality, chronic illness, terminal disease, bereavement, LGBT issues, HIV/AIDS, life and career transitions, communication, managing stress, time mastery, setting and maintaining priorities, etc. I can help you: * Gain a better awareness of yourself * Explore values and personal goals * Develop skills to make your relationships better * Find a solution to the concerns or issues that trouble you *Obtain new means to deal with pressure and anxiety * Manage anger, despair, and other emotional strains * Enhance communication skills, * Break detrimental patterns and increase new ones * Learn new ways to resolve problems * Enhance your self-esteem and self-confidence Therapeutic Approach: I use a solutions-focused, client-centered method for treating a broad range of situations, including: * Suicidal feelings and depression * Fear disorders, obsessive-compulsive, agoraphobia, body dysmorphic, and panic * Alcohol and drug addictions * Self-image and self-esteem problems * Personality disorders * Relationship and marital conflicts * Eating disorders * Psychotic illnesses, like bipolar illness and schizophrenia Areas of Specialty: * Relationship therapy for couples and singles * Personal evolution and life transitions * Spiritual and religious opportunities * Depression and anxiety: sadness and fear * Addictions and compulsions and other substitutes * Sexual orientation and "coming out" to friends, self, and family * Grieving and loss * Understanding your family of origin

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Receive counseling and psychotherapy with a passionate, personable, and experienced professional, MFC 46987. I utilize skills and techniques that address the specific issues of my clients, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, addiction, relationship instability, family discord, communication problems, co-dependence, transition and adjustment, parenting, and career changes.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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There are times in everyone's life when we feel that we do not know which way to go, become overwhelmed, or are faced with a major life decision. During these times, it can be difficult to recall your strengths, find a solution, or even create a reasonable path for yourself. It can be greatly beneficial to speak to someone who is able to not only listen and offer support, but also guide you to discover your own solution to your life challenges. I feel that therapy must be flexible in order to facilitate positive change thought out to one's life. Due to this, I practice psychotherapy through a bend of CBT, solution-focused therapy, and extended family systems.

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Elizabeth Donahue-Marucheau, LCSW, BCD provides counseling and therapy services for infants, children, adolescents, individuals, and couples. She has been in practice for over 20 years. She takes a solution-focused approach to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is fulfilling and worth celebrating. She believes that we can't change difficult situations of the past; however, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches, it may take a few sessions to resolve current struggles, or she may use techniques that focus on long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions which could be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

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I translate pain into English. In a private counseling session, I usually interrogate the body by observing the colors, textures, and smells of the body and by testing the sensitivity of pressure points and the relative strength of muscles. I point out that the body is always talking to us, and it always tells the truth. I draw from my training in engineering and my experience with The Human Machine Clinic to help translate the language of the body (pain) into English so that we can determine what the best course of action might be to reestablish balance or homeostasis. The body knows what it does not need or want, and it lets us know by making us uncomfortable. I encourage fluid and energy flow. I have a number of offices from Santa Barbara to San Diego. I am available for workshops and special presentations.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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With years of experience, I love helping couples discover the tools to communicate more effectively and to work toward the connection and intimacy that is needed for a healthy and happy relationship. I live in San Marcos and glad to help. I grasp the desire for a non-denominational service!

  • 9 years in business
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I have experience working with couples in distress, family reunification, and premarital counseling. I use an approach that helps all partners believe that they have been heard and validated.

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We are providing vocational analysis and assistance in SSDI determination. We are serving individuals with disabilities to work and support services.

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We are a group of mental health professionals in private practice. Our members' range of specialty range from Art Therapy, Divorce Mediation, Life Coaching, Family Dynamics, Marriage Counseling, Relationship Counseling, Psycho Therapy, Psychiatry and Opioid Detox. Please see our website counselingclinics.com to explore our services and featured clinicians Our partner Clinicians range from Howard Moss MD, former Associate Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), to Dr. Constance Ahrons, the author of the book "The Good Divorce".

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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