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  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Abbey M.
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I am the mother of a child with Attention Deficit Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. As a parent, we think that we are always equipped to deal with whatever comes our way, but in my case, I lost my direction. I became overwhelmed with the fear, upset and frustration associated with the behavior and diagnosis of my son. I found Deb and am so very grateful that I did. She cleared the fog, and allowed me to see the things I needed to in order to move forward in a positive direction, and enable me to listen and understand my son without the anger associated with each interaction. Debi didn't lecture me... she listened, she empathized, she shared, but most of all she empowered me to understand that I do have control of my relationship with my son, this diagnosis and my life. With her guidance, humor, knowledge and her genuine concern, my vision is now clear, and I am forever grateful.

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  • 40 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Fernando H.
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I worked two and a half years with Eva. It was a really great experience. Her technique was one of the reasons I stayed in therapy. She was always ethic but at the same time, you could feel the way she cared about your wellness. She was always available if you needed her. I am a psychologist too, and the way she helped me find my way thru made me the professional​ that I am now.

Gregory D.
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I worked with Dr. Uhlin in a managed care setting for several years and had the opportunity to witness his skills as a clinician firsthand. Dr. Uhlin is compassionate, bright, and cares a great deal about his clients. He is a deep thinker who translates his expertise and wisdom into practical and effective interventions. I highly recommend Dr. Uhlin for anyone seeking psychotherapy. Gregory Devore, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

Debora McManus, LCSW
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    Jennifer B.
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    Deb is a life saver. She has worked with my daughter and I around very difficult adoption and trauma issues. Not only has she created a safe environment for my daughter to disclose her history and anxieties but she has also provided me with exceptional resources, education and support. Her interventions have made a world of difference for us. I'm a therapist and have worked with numerous child therapist. Deb is by far the best!!


    Dr. Jane Rubin is a psychologist in Berkeley, CA specializing in life transition therapy and helping individuals lead the life they really want to lead. Are you a young adult out on your own for the first time and trying to find a meaningful direction for your life? Are you an adult in mid life longing for a change of direction, but unsure where you want to go or how to get there? Do you worry that you will never find your path because there is something wrong with you? If you want to change your life, Dr. Rubin can help.


    I provide psychotherapy to adults, children, adolescents and couples. Life experiences and events can be very meaningful. Psychotherapy can be a great opportunity to evaluate which aspects of one's life are out of alignment with one's core self. Through the process of psychotherapy, one can determine which elements of one's life are no longer serving the individual and allow in new ones which are supporting one's evolution. "The Whole Point Of Being Alive Is To Evolve Into The Complete Person You Are Intended To Be." ~ Anonymous


    My goal as a psychologist is to aid you in uncovering your real self and obtain a more satisfying life. It is true that we cannot modify difficult situations of the past; however, we can work as a team, so you can understand more and work out your life's challenges. Through the use of corresponding therapy techniques and approaches, we will uncover the old principles or ideas about yourself or the unhelpful views, which could be suppressing you from living through a more meaningful land rewarding life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance during a difficult time, or you are simply prepared to approach a new path in your life, I do hope to work with you in order to reach your goals. Call or email me for a family, individual, or couples therapy consultation.


    We provide therapy, group therapy and social skills development for children and adolescents. We also provide parenting skills to parents, and educational support to schools, to support the particular needs of each child.


    I am a Stanford-trained psychologist, practicing in the mid-Peninsula region. I have experience providing effective therapy to people experiencing all types of issues. I am knowledgeable and warm, and have a strength-based, positive approach, which focuses on client values and goals. Sliding scale is available.

    • 6 years in business

    I am an experienced clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst with a general adult practice.


    I am a psychologist with over 15 years of experience. I treat adults and couples. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, addiction, and co-dependency.

    • 9 years in business

    Robert Mitchell, PhD of Searching Pathways is a licensed psychologist specializing in working with: - Couples and marriage counseling - Individuals, including adolescents and adults - Drug, alcohol, and other addictions and compulsive behaviors - Short-term problem-focused therapy - Trauma - Depression and grieving issues - Stagnation issues and goal focus therapy - Longer-term depth therapy - Men's issues Robert is located in Belmont California.


    I am a clinical psychologist with lots of experiences and successes helping people with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and poor self-esteem. I have been in practice for over 15 years now, and am able to help a wide variety of people.


    I am a psychologist, and I am a winner of Distinguished Psychologist Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame. I wrote articles in "Ebony," and "The Black Scholar," in which I was the founding publisher. The books I wrote include "The Black Anglo Saxons," and with my wife, Dr. Julia Hare, "The Endangered Black Family," and "Crisis in Black Sexual." I am a former editor of "Black Male/Female Relationships." I holds two PhDs. I am the first coordinator of a black studies program in the United States.


    I am a San Francisco based psychologist who has 20 years of experience helping individuals transform their lives. At a time when the society is rapidly changing, I can help you deepen your relationship with your core, bolster your potential, fortify your motivation, and enhance the likelihood that you reach goals that are important to you. I recognize my clients' unique gifts as well as their often unmet need for balance and nourishment. As such, I aim to help all my clients feel better able to navigate the challenges that beset them, deepening their understanding of how their own personal history informs their choices, while connecting them to what truly revitalizes them. If you want to better learn how to cope with life's ups and downs, or manage your fears and depression, I offer a wide range of services that will help you grow. I enjoy treating diverse clients, including clients who live outside the box, and have struggled to find their place in the world as they long to express their unique gifts. I also specialize in treating those undergoing life transitions, those struggling with addictions as well as service professionals and social justice/environmental activists. In particular, I understand the exquisite sensitivity of those in the helping fields and the immense personal cost of attempting to better the world one lives in. I welcome into my practice everyone--including those who feel stressed out or burnt out, under-appreciated or overlooked. For these, I offer hope and a path of greater self-knowing and self-love.


    Dr. Troutman is a licensed clinical psychologist in San Francisco who treats adolescents and adults in individual psychotherapy. He provides a collaborative and safe therapeutic environment to learn about your inner world and how your mind works. Treatment is intensive, supportive, and directed at reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety, increasing self-esteem, improving relationships, and developing one's overall satisfaction with life. Dr. Troutman is currently accepting insurance as an out-of-network provider through PPO insurance plans.


    I am a very well-trained therapist, working in the field for about 30 years. I very much focus on the person's goals. Very often, problems appear in love or work relations, or make one feel poorly emotionally. These are symptoms that something is wrong, that we'd need to work on together. I have had great success in helping people live more the life they wish.


    I provide counseling for individuals, couples and families who are struggling with transitions. You can explore developmental stages and dynamic techniques with a seasoned therapist of 20 years. This includes stress reduction, communication styles, family of origin and life cycle techniques.


    Angelique Millette, PhDc, CLE, PCD/CD (DONA), works with families with many different sleep arrangements and parenting philosophies. Angelique developed the Millette Method, a unique approach to solving baby/child sleep issues. The Millette Method includes a range of sleep methods: no/low crying, as well as crying methods, room sharing, bed sharing, crib sleeping, sibling sharing rooms, and twins/higher order multiples. All of Angelique's methods encourage parent presence and take into account parental sleep deprivation, parental overwhelm, infant/child development, developmental milestones, and infant/child temperament. Angelique also assists families with challenging toddler/young child behaviors. Angelique's techniques encourage playfulness and family bonding and are developmentally appropriate based on a toddler or young child's ability to understand what is expected of them. Some of the challenging behaviors include: Potty learning issues, biting, hitting, kicking, and jealousy and sibling rivalry. Angelique's clients have overwhelming praise for her methods and often say that her methods not only lead to the child's sleep issues or problem behavior going away, but also lead to a better understanding about the child and enhanced family bonding. - Infant/toddler/child - Siblings/twins/triplets - Parent education - Sleep consultation - In-home, phone or Skype consultation across the US - Workshops and conferences across the US Please check out our website for a full list of services and upcoming events.


    We provide counseling services for children and families. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, we have 6 experienced marriage and family therapists, with specialties such as: * co-parenting * trauma * anxiety and depression * behavior problems * play therapy * teens * couples We also offer groups and classes for teens, school-aged kids, and parents.


    Dr. Amy Chambliss’s goal is to help her clients identify and utilize their strengths so they may overcome challenges. Through this process, her clients establish and achieve personal and interpersonal goals. Dr. Chambliss’s strong academic background, extensive clinical training, and experience have enabled her to give individuals, couples and families the quality help they need and deserve.

    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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