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  • 4 years in business
  • 760 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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

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Mikel Life Coaching
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shontel M.
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I had my doubts about getting marriage counseling, but when I started going to Michelle she proved to me how helpful it really is. So much that I think every young couple needs coaching in order to avoid serious relationship issues in the future. With her loving sidekick/spouse helping out, it provides a male and female aspect of each situation that comes up. Overall, Michelle is a great, caring person that will provide you with positive energy, motivation, and useful resources for life (not just marriage counseling). Coaching or no coaching, it's always nice to be blessed with the presence of such a person in your lifetime.

Cristi O'Brien, LCSW
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah D.
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My husband and I love Cristi! She had a great outline for premarital counseling. We highly recommend her. She gave us a great foundation to the start of our marriage. Truly, she is a gem.

Always Be Growing
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Graham D.
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    I engaged w/Rev Foti as counselor. The course of dialogue and self knowing has helped bring me out of a prolonged depression, and making headway with clearing out old anger issues. His supportive and friendly yet firm approach was and is a great boon to my well=being and connection to life around me.

    • 33 years in business
    • 25 hires on Thumbtack
    Rachel T.
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    I went to see Paul because I needed counseling, I didnt know he was a hypnotherapist. He called me right away and I could tell he really cares. He explained his technique and was very personable with a great sense of humor. He truly believed that he could help me. When I went to his office I was completely hopeless but Paul sat down with me to reassure me that I have a bright future ahead of me. I feel a LOT better after seeing him. This was different than a regular therapy session, and it worked a lot more effectively than just talking everything out. Somehow it really worked and afterwards I felt ready to take more responsibility for my life!

    I Elevate M.E.
    4.7
    from 10 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 14 hires on Thumbtack
    Denise W.
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    My son Tai, age 7, attended four sessions with Victoria. These sessions helped him deal with bed wetting.

    • 24 years in business
    • 28 hires on Thumbtack
    Yumi C.
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    Murray was very experienced and professional with helping my husband and I get a better understanding of one another. Our relationship was strained over the course of several disagreements on key topics, but Murray helped provide us with some simple but powerful tools in order to work out our problems as a couple. His guidance and fair approach made sure we were both comfortable in speaking our mind. We were able to rebuild trust and repair the damaged foundation of our marriage at the end of Murray's counseling sessions. We would not hesitate to recommend him to a close friend if we saw they were having similar issues.

    Plaza Bible Church
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 57 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Valerie R.
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    We worked extensively with Pastor Eddie for our premarital counseling. He made us realized that the "engagement" period of a relationship isn't just meant to plan a wedding, it's more importantly meant to plan for your marriage. He equipped us both with the essential tools needed for marriage and for a lifetime of agape love. He covers everything with the couple so you are entering this marriage with no surprises. You review everything from fair fighting, communication, finances, parenting, etc. and how imperative it is to keep God at the center of your life and your marriage. Anyone we talk to who is looking to get engaged or is engaged, we encourage them to definitely do premarital counseling and to contact Pastor Eddie.

    • 3 years in business
    Robert M.
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    Nina is loving and caring - right at the time when a person needs both! Her deep empathy and understanding of the human spirit dealing with the human condition is unparalleled. She listens and she provides helpful advice, counseling and support so that the person can use their own heart and mind to find peace. She is so great to work with and she pulled me back onto the right path towards happiness. I am so appreciative!

    Mikel Weddings
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Marshawnique H.
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    As an engage couple my fiance' and I wanted to be sure things were Right before marriage.The experience we received through Mikel Life Coaching was over and beyond what we expected.We went in a bit afraid but with a couple of sessions we opened right up.If your seeking help whether it be for premartial, or marriage counseling do not pass this one up. Service is everything you need and you will receive.

    Third Way Counseling
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Sam D.
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    Third Way Counseling is great! They have been sensitive to my needs (financial and time constraints) and are accommodating in every way.

    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Melissa W.
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    Best therapist I have EVER seen. I have seen many. Melissa is solution focused and gave me feedback which is WHAT I NEED! Not only was she totally forthcoming but she also gave me advice and how to communicate better with my partner. I have been needing help and I don't have time to figure it out myself! Made so much more sense the way she was with me in the room compared to other therapists. I feel like we actually got a lot of work done! I recommend her to anybody as she is warm, funny and smart.

    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.

    Stacey Ojeda Counseling
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Anna R.
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    Finding a therapist can often be a difficult task, but I would recommend Stacey to absolutely anyone. She is compassionate, calm and very skilled in what she does. Her desire to help is reflected in her approach to conversations. She conducts herself in a professional manner, but has an innate ability to connect to people. My advice is to call Stacey today and get started on the path to understanding and appreciating yourself.

    Terri Campbell, MA
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Clint W.
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      Terri helped me through a very tough time in my life. She has always been a trusted, loyal and helpful counselor. Her insight and guidance has helped me deal many life issues including depression, anxiety, relationships and abuse. Anyone will benefit from working with Terri she is a GREAT counselor!

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      I educate, counsel people on healthy lifestyle, eating, exercise, supplement, joy, and peace of mind. I help people in overcoming negative thoughts.. Been studying nutrition for over 30 years & continuing. I also do relational & marriage counseling in God's light. I am here for you, to impart wisdom, understanding, how to stay level headed, in the face of conflict, a pathway to success.

      • 8 years in business
      About

      Relevant Church is a church in Riverside, California. As an evangelical church, Relevant Church offers Christian counseling. We are a non-denominational church.

      About

      I believe that people basically know what they want, so I take the approach that each client is an expert on herself or himself. My role in your journey is to help you identify and remove obstacles on the road towards developing a stronger sense of self, as well as a more clear vision of what "success" means to you. Helping people realize that most of our behaviors are learned and were appropriate at some other point in our lives. That pattern was probably functional at the time, but is no longer serving you as it once did. Changing our lives for the better, therefore, can come down to simply learning new and more adaptive behaviors to cope with every day situations.

      About

      Are you worried about your child or teenager? Is he or she struggling socially or academically? Does he isolate in his room with the door shut, or cry more than you would expect? Growing up can be tough these days, and some kids and teens need just a little bit of extra guidance to help them through these years. This is where I can help. I have experience working as a school-based counselor as well as with challenging populations such as children with behavioral issues and on the autism spectrum. I use behavioral modification techniques to help your child improve on social skills, academic struggles, anxiety, overcoming bullying, and coping with major changes in the family, including divorce or any other significant loss such as that of a pet. I am a registered marriage and family therapist intern with a master's degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. I may be younger than many of the other therapists you have looked into, but that is exactly the reason why I would be a great choice for your child or adolescent. My age helps me relate to and understand your child, which creates a better counseling environment. I am also fluent in Russian. I am available weekday evenings and weekends.

      • 39 years in business
      About

      I've spent my career looking at how we live and it's clear that relationships are the key. Yet, as important as relationships are, we aren't given much help with them. As children we read fairly tales about knights rescuing princesses, but it turns out that real life isn't really like that. We don't just meet someone, fall in love and live happily ever after. Relationships, good relationships, are hard work. And, of course, when they are good, we are glad we made the effort. So, while you were perfecting your trade, I've been looking at life and relationships. When your car isn't working you take it to a mechanic, when your computer is acting up you call tech support. And, when you aren't getting what you want from your life or relationships, you call someone like me. I've been a therapist for more than 30 years (I'm 60). During those years I have spent a great deal of time with clients talking about their lives and, at the same time, living my own. I discovered, as you may have, that men and women are different, very different, and its as if they speak different languages. I like to think that I speak both those languages and can help men and women communicate with each other. Of course, we have other relationships, too. We have parents, and children, and bosses and co-workers. Many of us want a relationship but haven't found one yet or haven't figured out how to make our relationships last. If your partner is resistant, know this. Relationships can often be improved through the actions of one motivated partner, even though the other is unwilling to come to therapy. If you are not currently in a relationship, we can work together to discover how you can build better ones. I've spent my life looking at these things and learning what makes them work. Let's talk about your life and relationships.

      • 9 years in business
      About

      It is biblically based, which minimizes opinionated counsel. The people that are actually helped

      Q & A

      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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