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Mikel Life Coaching
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lilia V.
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Our first time experiencing marriage counseling. With just our first session we've learned so much. Michelle explains everything so well from a man and woman's point of view. Really looking forward to our sessions with her.

Fawn Miller Coaching
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Julie Z.
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I could write a complete memoir around my experience with Fawn. Before I get into it, I want to be very straightforward: Fawn: -Incredibly smart with huge range of knowledge in counseling and resources -Infinitely compassionate -Super easy to talk to and considerate of me -My biggest cheerleader (I'm talking up there next to my mom) -Worth every penny Me: (and you, future client!) -Stuck / Confused / Unhappy -Willing to be utterly honest with Fawn and myself -Open to making big and small lifestyle changes -Committed to spend as much reasonable time on coaching exercises and reading -(4 months later) Crazy in love with myself and so proud to have embarked on this journey to create my HELL YES life I liken my experience with Fawn to be, "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." (Buddha) I was in a really tough place in my life, feeling like I had no direction or even a compass to guide me. Fawn struck me with a phrase in her bio that said that she helps women who feel like they are stuck. I totally identified with that. I knew that something needed to change in my life. I originally reached out with the intent that it would be my career, but working with Fawn became so much more. With her guidance and support I have made incredible changes in my life, self-appreciation, discipline, relationships, spirituality, and happiness. We started unpacking the deepest of deep limiting beliefs that I had about myself. In no way would I describe this process as easy, but the payoff is oh so sweet. I have personal testimonies from the people around me (some of who don't know that I'm working with a coach) that recognize a change in my daily happiness. One of the MANY things I have loved about working with Fawn is her ability to zero in on what I need. She has incredible knowledge combined with a natural intuition of how to help her clients grow. Even if I didn't know what I would accomplish on a given call, it was her talent and expertise that helped me each step along the way. She introduced me to new methods of communication and taught me many exercises that I will continue to use whenever I am faced with challenging situations for the rest of my life. She also recommends great books :) Another area of note where I noticed a huge change in the course of my coaching with Fawn is my self-discipline. I was really struggling with accomplishing anything that felt like "work". (Outside of work.) I was a writer that hadn't written in years and through my personalized action items (or assignments) I began a very therapeutic return to my art. I also started creating a schedule and setting goals for myself. Over time, the result and accomplishment of doing the "work" totally outweighed the dread that hovers around procrastination. I was able to change a really bad habit that I specifically identified in the beginning of this journey. I have a remarkable amount of quantifiable self-improvement in my google docs that I am so proud of. I have to second another review I saw saying if "you're wondering whether or not to take the plunge..." DO IT. Your life is about to change.

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.

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.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Connor M.
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Jeremy is such a patient, wise therapist. I admire his depth of knowledge on sexual addiction and relational conflict. He knows his stuff.

Saman Khazani
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth G.
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Working with Saman for almost 3 years and I have to say that he has blossomed into a great professional. To be honest I was really skeptical if therapy was right for me, seeing as I only met him a year or so into his internship so I wasn't sure if he was able to help me. He is a very patient, compassionate and understanding person who takes this field of work to heart...It's pretty much his calling in life. Fast forward two and a half years later, I've learned ways to cope with my anxiety and have gained the confidence to accomplish my goals in my life.

Tutoring for The Spirit
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 14 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!

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My psychotherapy approach is warm, empathic, depth-oriented, and empowering to the client. I honor and respect the boundaries and desires of every client for what he/she wants out of therapy. I realize that the most excellent work is obtained when the trust we have created together in therapy is strong. This enables your therapy to progress as you do. Therapy is so personal and unique to each customer. I find that journey to be a twisting path back to oneself and eventually to your authentic inner power. My intent is to support you on this path and assist you reach your goals and ultimate dreams. Please contact me for a consultation at my office.

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I offer sliding-scale psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families in a safe and compassionate setting Are you feeling stuck and don't know why or how to get out of it? Looking for lasting, intimate relationships? Feeling overwhelmed or stressed at work and/or in life? Past traumas keeping you from reaching your full potential? Expect innovative and creative, dynamic and healing, and specifically designed and oriented for you to experience more of the life you've imagined. Together, we can work to release and change negative core beliefs and patterns, find more productive and alternative ways to communicate more effectively, resolve old issues that could be holding you back, and develop coping skills in the midst of stress. I believe in looking at the whole person, body and mind to actualize real growth and to discover effective solutions.

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Gifted and Creative Counseling is my private assessment, life coaching and psychotherapy practice. I've helped people of all ages fulfill their purpose and passion for the last 15 years. I specialize in identifying reasons for complex problems, such as why we aren't succeeding in a given area (social, emotional, relational, occupational, educational, etc.) how to get past whatever is blocking us (beliefs, life situation, relationships, trauma, depression, anxiety). We work at your speed in person, at my Granada Hills office, or by phone, skype, or email. I also specialize in assessing children who are having difficulties, both using achievement testing, and qualitative means such as observation, interview and play, that can yield a kind of owner's manual for him or her; this is useful in a wide range of applications, and teachers really benefit from knowing this information.

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I am passionate about healthy marriages and thriving relationships, so I most enjoy working with dating, engaged, and married couples. I teach each couple how to assertively ask for what they want and need, how to communicate effectively by allowing their partner to feel safe, and how to resolve conflict in a constructive way that respects, rather than wounds, one another. If you are facing challenging circumstances in your relationship, I believe these can be an opportunity to strengthen your connection with your partner and draw you closer together, instead of driving you apart. For dating and engaged couples, I am a certified facilitator for the prepare/enrich program and recommend couples considering marriage to complete this valuable instrument. We use your data to identify strengths and growth areas, as well as explore opinions about core issues in marriage to find agreement and negotiate differences. I offer day, evening, and weekend sessions, as well as a free phone consultation to briefly discuss your situation and answer any questions you have as you evaluate options for counseling.

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I am a licensed MFT working with individuals, couples, and families, inspiring motivation, hope, and healing with people of various backgrounds and cultures. Our earliest relationships are the mother and father of all the other relationships that come later in life. If we are not aware of it and don't have insight into it, we are bound to repeat and relive them over and over again. My goal is to create a warm, safe environment for people who have never felt seen or heard or understood where they can finally feel safe. Therapy provides a chance to rework, repair and reparent those parts of ourselves that never got developed into a new healthier, whole self. It provides another chance. There are no wrong feelings. The skill is how you manage and express them. We are often afraid to give words to our feelings or ask for what we need, yet that is really the path toward freedom. It is important to learn how to respond rather than react, and to know the difference. What you will learn in doing those skills will empower you and improve the quality of all your relationships. You will come to know what healthy arguments look like - to resolve conflict without blame.

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I am a retired teacher/counselor and specialize in special-needs students in addition to regular subject tutoring.

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I provide marriage counseling for couples at risk of divorce or who need to learn how to effectively communicate, set boundaries, and assert oneself. I also do individual therapy for relationship issues, depression, anxiety, chemical dependency, and with a specialty working with eating disorders.

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I am a therapist, but I am more than willing to help students with basic English. I am willing to do preparation for exams and go over information with students to increase their GPA.

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I provide mental health counseling/psychotherapy to individuals and families in crisis, by helping them develop positive coping skills, improved communication and support them to make the changes they desire. I also refer families to other providers to ensure that all their needs are being met, such as a Psychiatrist when needed. I work with children, teens, adults, individual, couples and families. I have a child friendly private practice that including play, art, biblio and sand play therapy. I utilize an integrative approach and tailor interventions for each client to match their own individual needs. I can help with many problems including: Academic underachievement, adoption, anger management, anxiety, attachment, ADHD, Autism, Blended Families, bullying, conduct disorder/delinquency, depression, disruptive attention seeking behavior, divorce reaction, Enuresis, Encopresis (toileting accidents), teen dating violence, fire setting, gender identity, grief and loss, low self esteem, lying, manipulation, medical conditions, mental retardation, obsessive compulsive disorder, oppositional defiance, parenting, peer and sibling conflict, physical, emotional abuse/victimization, post traumatic stress, school refusal, separation anxiety, sexual abuse victim, sleep disturbances, social phobias, shyness, specific phobias, victim/witness of crime, gender and sexual identity, marital conflict, life transition/adjustment, isolation, hoplessness, DCFS/Child Protective Services involvement, personal growth, relationship issues, stress management, self harm, domestic violence, separation, child custody, nervousness and much more.

  • 7 years in business
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I've always been a natural psychologist since I was young with a strong emphasis on emotional intelligence. I see things with great clarity, whether it's a popular stance or not. I believe in hope, faith and love while navigating the realistic roads of adversity.

  • 39 years in business
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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.

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f you are a parent, I offer individual parenting guidance and/or work directly with your child or teen. My child and adolescent work includes difficulties such as peer relationships, stress, learning issues and lack of organization, anxiety and depression, consequences of divorce or death of a parent, listening and following parental rules and shyness. Because I feel it is so important that you find the therapist who is the right match for you, if you decide not to return for a second session, I will not charge you for the initial visit.

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Connolly Counseling and Assessment is a mental health provider that offers therapy assessment and counseling for individuals, couples, children, families and groups in Downtown Los Angeles, CA.

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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