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Avatar for GRIT Kids & WELL COACHED LIFE
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6. GRIT Kids & WELL COACHED LIFE
Exceptional 5.0

(38)

Exceptional 5.0

(38)

Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves South Gate, CA
RELATIONSHIP, INDIVIDUAL, YOUTH AND FAMILY COACHING If you want better in life and relationships, we can help. Our team of coaches is formally trained in approaches-- supported by clinical research to be effective-- for individual, couples and families. See out GRIT Kids Program to meet the needs of kids ages 2-12. See our website, WellCoachedLife. com to learn more. RELATIONSHIP COACHING: Let me guess. One partner feels alone and like they don't matter and the other feels they are always being criticized and can't get anything right. The more one asks for the other to show up, the more the partner disappears physically and emotionally. You both bicker and fight and the idea of sitting and just hanging out seems elusive, if not impossible. Something like this? Often we crave connection but are blocked by the pain and the history that gets in the way. Small fights about little things become battles that highlight our struggle to have our basic relational needs met. If you are struggling in your relationship, we can help you get under the bickering to the wounded and guarded parts to allow you to reconnect to the person you fell in love with. We pull from relationship models proven to be effective in helping relationships through research. If you are ready to do the work, we can help you cultivate a relationship beyond "fixes." A healthy relationship is one of the most life-giving experience we can have. We offer a free consultation appointment. Message me for my calendar link or schedule a free consult through our website, wellcoachedlife. com INTEGRATED HEALING/PERSONAL COACHING: Dysfunction is often rooted in stressful or traumatic events—whether egregious affronts or less overt encounters— whether we lived it or it is trauma passed down intergenerationally. These events can arise from, and manifest in, various areas of our life. It feels like anxiety, stress, depression, or even failure. We feel it in our bodies as pain, medical, issues and more. Our team or expert coaches pull from various evidence-based models to work with your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual self, to allow you to find deep, authentic, and meaningful relationships and create and preserve a whole, happy, and thriving life. Message me for a link to schedule a free consultation session to see if you would be a good fit. GRIT Kids: Our Youth and Family Program: GRIT is the ability to sustain long term goals in the face of adversity. Resilience becomes the byproduct, which is necessary for independence— and what more could we want for our children. Through curiosity about our thoughts and feelings, we grow the insight to develop, evolve, adapt and transform. GRIT is an in-home coaching service to help you and your child cultivate self-awareness, to target behavioral goals, develop emotion management, resolve stressful or traumatic experiences and more. See Wellcoachedlife. com/Grit to learn more SPIRITUAL COACHING: Often, when people reach out to me for spiritual coaching, it is because they have experienced a trauma that is fundamentally blocking their ability to fully exist in their body, in this world, and connect with their greater purpose. Our coaches hold Master's degrees in Theology to support the deeper questions of meaning and theodicy. This helps us support our clients' work through the traumas to use their faith/spirituality to connect into all levels of their existence and live into their greater purpose. This is the hardest- and most rewarding- work my clients do. Message for a link to schedule a free consultation session to see if you would be a good fit. LIFE COACHING: Life Coaching is a collaborative way to help identify and shape goals, formulate strategies to achieve these goals, and develop a plan to successfully implement these strategies. A coach is the person who holds you accountable to yourself by providing you practical steps to move forward and concrete solutions to the barriers. Most importantly, I am the person who says, “Nope, no way. Not gonna happen” when the part of you that sabotages yourself tries to thwart your efforts. Some of our clients have received coaching to: start a new business; manage balance between work, family and school; identify and develop skill deficiencies; develop relationship and dating skills; develop organizational skills or time management skills; develop clear communication skills; and much more. Message for a link to schedule a free consultation session to see if you would be a good fit. COLLEGE PREP: I have a team of coaches. Combined, we have 9 Masters degrees, 2 completing Doctorates, a professional speaker and a professor. We can help with essays, interviews and other elements of the college application process. POPULATIONS: I am an inclusive provider. We have special training, experience, and education to work with Veterans (Vanessa is a USMC Veteran), BIPOC and other marginalized populations, and those with disabilities. Our team holds Master's degrees in: Intercultural Studies, Theology, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Clinical Psychology.See more

$175/session

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$175/session

estimated cost

Avatar for Joan Warren Therapy
Avatar for Joan Warren Therapy
8. Joan Warren Therapy
Great 4.8

(120)

Great 4.8

(120)

In high demand
Offers remote services
  • 507 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves South Gate, CA
My therapy license is 001063-1. Couple and individual sessions are online now, since I am not in my office as frequently. 60 minutes for individuals and 75 minutes for couples, or longer if needed. I am connecting with clients online, on FaceTime, Skype or Zoom, since I am not permanently in my office. Our online sessions are very positive, and previous clients and new ones are doing well online, and have put out many positive reviews! I am professionally and personally experienced and devoted to helping couples and individuals address their issues, increase understanding, and make positive changes. I have tremendous respect for couples to work on relationship challenges, and I bring successful practice to meet your needs. I offer a specialty in counseling couples at all stages, whether you are dating, living together, engaged or married, with useful and positive improvement! If needed, we focus on changing communication, sharing understanding and building trust, and if necessary, strengthening intimacy and passion. As difficult as this may be, dealing with infidelity is one of my specialties with positive results. In addition, helping with anger management, family planning and family relationship needs are addressed and are helped. Working on these challenges or any other specifics you wish, are useful for positive change and growth. Let's schedule a session and begin the wonderful focus on your needs and wants, with my respectful help. I love hearing your stories, and respect your desire to work on sharing your needs and desires. I step into your challenges and help you deepen your understanding, increase self worth and improve interaction with others to fulfill your needs. I am pleased to work with you through the process of exploring your past and present issues and offer guidance that results in positive change.See more

$110/session

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$110/session

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Avatar for Alik Segal, JD, MA, AMFT
Avatar for Alik Segal, JD, MA, AMFT
10. Alik Segal, JD, MA, AMFT
Great 4.8

(16)

Great 4.8

(16)

Great value
Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves South Gate, CA
The goal of psychotherapy is to make you stronger and more focused, so you can solve the problems that baffle and frustrate you today. You don't have to face alone the issues and situations that you are not sure how to master. Victory may find you at last if you keep hammering away with the same old hammer. Or success may come to stay in your life if you change your strategy entirely. Which path should you take? That is the mystery of your life today, and I would like to help you find the answer. Seeking help is the path to finding and using the strength and goodness that is already within you. Depression or anxiety distract you from your goals, make you forget your values, tell you that you are weak and vulnerable. But no matter how bleak things look, there is the kernel of strength and goodness inside you that we can work with and bring out to make a difference in your life. We can leverage it to lift you up above your current challenges to see the future that you want to build. Crisis is always an uninvited and loathsome guest, but it is also a teacher with valuable lessons. Crisis exploits and exposes our weaknesses and blind spots, sending us careening towards further trouble and maybe disaster lying in wait. Yet, if we stop for a moment to think and take a deep breath, we see that crisis also sheds the light on our path towards greater strength, fuller maturity, and deeper wisdom. When my patients and I take a step back from the crisis that occupies their immediate concerns, we often see that this is only a tip of the iceberg called change. Whether the change is positive or negative, if ignored and unmanaged, change will show up as its alter‐ego—crisis—and will sink our best constructed plans. As my patients and I work to see both the immediate and the panoramic, my style is creative, supportive, practical, and insightful. My job is to help the person who sees him or herself as a victim, to take stock of the past, accept the past’s lessons, decide what values will light the path forward, and having committed to these values, to do what is necessary move ahead as the hero in the story of one’s life. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Reg. 93965. I am part of an organization that serves as a great platform for my work. I am employed by Steven Unruh, LMFT, Lic. 25201, a licensed psychotherapist and an experienced divorce mediator, who is my clinical supervisor. Steven has a Masters Degree in Divinity and often complements my own secular view of the world with his more spiritual perspective. FYI: I do not write Emotion Support Animal letters.See more

$75/session

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$75/session

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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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