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Mikel Life Coaching
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Xochitl F.
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Michelle is a warm and inviting person who made me feel comfortable very quickly. She has been a great mentor and helped me overcome many obstacles in the aftermath of a serious life event I experienced. I felt I could be me without any concern for fear of how she may react. I have done traditional therapy but have preferred her holistic approach to combining therapy with a goal oriented approach to solving problems one may be experiencing. I have been able to get to a much better place in my life thanks to her support and the perspective she helps me obtain through self reflection. She encourages you just enough to help you push past your self-set limits without ever feeling like she is pushing you past your boundaries. Somehow, I always get to the realization I need on my own terms but with the help of her encouragement. I love her approach and feel that her respectful manner along with her warm, understanding attitude creates a space for one to really get down to one's core and find one's self in the process. She has truly been a gift to my life.

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A Better You, Inc.
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sofia D.
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My 8 year old suffered from terrible separation anxiety. So bad that she couldn't go to school. It was heartbreaking and we tried different types of therapy and then I found dr John. He was very helpful and informative, we talked on the phone a couple of times before our meeting.My daughter felt safe with him right away and the hypnotherapy session was amazing. After one session she was back to herself! I'm so thankful for Dr John McCrail, he's the best!

  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Amber E.
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Stephanie wonderful and she is helping me and my husband get over this dreaded hump in our marriage. She gives a safe space and a neutral environment that allows for us both to be comfortable.

  • 4 years in business
Kimberly T.
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Vili is an amazingly talented personal trainer who will listened to my limitations and knew exactly when to push me passed those limits. Vili is kind but knows when to ignore excuses. He pushes with gentle authority, making the decision entirely yours while being a firm voice of reason.

House of Fundamentals
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 24 years in business
Ron J.
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A very expirenced trainer, he was able to gear an intense workout to meet my needs, thanks!

Desiree Bramlett MS; LMFT
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremiah B.
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Communication with my partner has been much better after sessions with Desiree. I highly recommend her services. She has an incredible ability to listen and provoke you to resolve issues without telling you what to do.

Alik Segal, JD, MA, AMFT
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tijana V.
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I have had 5 hours of individual therapy and I am very happy with my experience so far. I like the way Alik Segal,JD,MA,AMFT, approaches the situations that I am dealing with and I appreciate his honest willingness in wanting to help me with touchy subjects in my life.

Helena Cray
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Amanda T.
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    Helena works magic on me! It's been wonderful knowing I have a go to massage therapist and healer. From my first experience and on, she takes time to understand my areas of pain and always follows up to make sure I'm doing well after the fact. I've referred several friends and clients and will continue to do so. Thank you Helena for always giving me the best healing therapy.

    Connection Therapy
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
      Morgan M.
      Verified review

      Before I met Dr. Stephanie I suffered with depression on a daily basis. I saw her for therapy for about a year and my depression is now gone! She was understanding, patient, and gave me guidance. Each session was relaxing and therapeutic and I left feeling renewed and rejuvenated. I learned tools that helped me with relaxation, self-love and acceptance, and how to make new friends and build healthy relationships. THANK YOU Dr. Stephanie, you are amazing and I appreciate what you did for me, and since our time together I now live a joyous life.

      Saman Khazani
      5.0
      from 4 reviews
      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Elizabeth G.
      Verified review

      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.

      Adriana Gustavson, CPC
      5.0
      from 4 reviews
      • 5 years in business
      Rebeca A.
      Verified review

      AG is a relationship expert! I personally trust no one else with my sensitive topics about love and communication. Coaching is NOT therapy and Coach AG does a wonderful job at defining the two. She creates a welcoming environment for my partner and I to openly express our thoughts about our love life, friendship and overall happiness levels with each other. My love life has flourished and the relationship with my employees has also improved; thanks to her encouraging communication techniques. I would recommend AG's Relationship and Sexuality coaching to individuals who have skepticism about life coaches and relationship gurus; her expertise will set even the shyest and most obstinate communicator at ease.

      Jennifer A.
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      I met Heather in my mid 20s back in 1997. At the time she had office hours at my gym and I was looking to lose weight. I never would have thought that stopping in to see Heather after a spinning class at my gym would have brought me to so much more; I had no idea what door I was opening. I started seeing her for weekly appointments and soon found myself in one of the most influential relationships of my life and at a time of tremendous personal growth. A desire to look good on the outside led me to Heather who led me to really look within, for the first time, in terms of food and health. She taught me about emotional eating and all the aspects of nutrition one ignores when just wanting to "be skinny" as opposed to healthy. She helped me deal with my specific, complex endocrine disorders (PCOS, Hashimoto's disease), and with how body image, shame, and self-worth manifest themselves in one's behaviors. Ultimately, and better than any psychotherapist has, Heather guided me through dealing with childhood trauma and adult bulimia. Heather is the only person I've met with the qualifications and ability to deal with all aspects of my food: psychology, nutrition, behavior, and spirit. Gaining Heather as my practitioner has been truly one of the biggest blessings of my life; now in my 40s I look back with a perspective of knowing gratitude as I still turn to the tools and insight she taught me.

      Caroline Salz Therapy
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 11 hires on Thumbtack
      Joshua F.
      Verified review

      Great therapy sessions and available

      Ayamanatara
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
        Laura A.
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        Ayamanatara performed our wedding in September of 2009. She paid meticulous attention to creating a day that fully incorporated our hopes and expectations as well as being representational of the community we were creating with our newly formed circle of friends and family. We received a multitude of compliments from our guests on the ceremony that she performed. We will always be grateful that she was such an integral part of our marriage's beginning.

        • 5 years in business
        About

        If you're looking for someone who delivers in-the-know thought leading and genuine connection to their clients, then (tah da!) your search ends here. A connoisseur of successful lifestyle habits, I help individuals reach personal and professional goals by teaching them the skills they need to upgrade their life-strategy toolbox. If you're headed for a new destination, then you have to prepare for the journey. I'll help you make sure that you've packed everything you need on the road to accomplishing your dreams.

        About

        I offer the 50-minute miracle. People want me to explain all the time what I offer. They hear good things about me. They are motivated and want to give it a try, but for me, it's the hardest thing to explain. There are all these modalities I can draw from, but they really don't define my work. I know I have become a good listener! A listener to the subtle energies that create disturbances, raise roadblocks and barriers -- the emotions that flood our bodies and get stuck. Everyone is dealing with different things and issues, and everyone tightens up in their own unique way. My bodywork and energy release follow the patterns of the individual and clear and release blockages, stuck emotions, and tightness in the muscles. They align the body physically and energetically and recharge drained and exhausted areas. Most people do agree with one thing and have expressed their sessions as 'the 50-minute miracle.' So, I am providing 50-minute miracles -- one at a time and completely unique to each person.

        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.

        About

        I offer the following services: * CPR Training * Therapy * Acupuncture Services * Alternative Healing * Massage Therapy * Nutrition Services * Physical Therapy * Reiki Healing * Other Wellness Services

        About

        It's not just therapy; it's the kind of therapy that assists you in making the changes you want to see in your life. It's therapy that makes you examine the way you have been living, look at the things that aren't working and the things that are and lets you build the tools for success in relationships, family, work and life. This is the kind of therapy that can help you to experience your life!

        About

        We have extensive knowledge and experience dealing with teens, adults, and couples who struggle with addiction, mental illnesses, communication, and family issues.

        About

        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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