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Mikel Life Coaching
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Xochitl F.
Verified review

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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  • 12 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
DK W.
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Helped with Relationship Counseling. My girl friend and I were going through a difficult time. We heard from others about the benefit of choosing a life coach over a MFT or a Psychologist. Our problems were communication about here and now. We didn't want to have to spend so much time individually sitting in "couch therapy " with a psychologist. Patti gets right to the underline issues. Her experience in this field is second to none. Our relationship including that of our teenage children that each of us has from our previous marriages has gotten so much better. Everyone in our family has benefited from we call her " our life coach" She is so easy to talk to. My fear and anxiety trusting to talk to someone with our issues went away the moment we met her. Our relationship has never been better thanks to Patti

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A Better You, Inc.
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandra H.
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Reliief

  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Laura C.
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Stephanie is the universal counselor. I have no doubt she could help anyone with any struggle. My boyfriend and I were dealing with one of the toughest hurdles in a relationship, loss of trust. We were never great at communicating and were not open to therapy at the start. I agreed to try a session with Stephanie. I was NOT disappointed. After one hour with her help, I felt at ease with myself and hope for my relationship. She allows you to work together in the room and reach conclusions on your own and with her help. This was perfect for me, I don't like being talked at. She listens carefully, is patient and supportive. She leaves you with exercises to use at home that strengthened our connection and understanding of each other tenfold. We are very grateful to have found Stephanie Mintz.

Desiree Bramlett MS; LMFT
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremiah B.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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.

Jaimi Brooks, M.A., MFTI
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Catherine S.
Verified review

Jaimi is incredibly intelligent, intuitive, professional, and creative which I feel makes her an excellent choice to be anyone's therapist. She knows how to make her clients feel comfortable and empowered.

  • 20 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Michael K.
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Therapy never quite made a difference for me in the past, and believe me I really wanted it to. Samantha’s approach is so completely different and more personal then anything I experienced before that it has profoundly impacted my life in a way I always wished therapy would have. Unlike others, she helped me understand my life as a whole - and helped me develop a sense of self-compassion I never before realized would be so instrumental in my self-acceptance and self-growth. I learned to appreciate what it really means to be a growing human-being with Samantha and I learned to step back and see the whole picture of my life instead of just chopped up and seperate events. Some are good at making you “think” they understand you, but with Samantha one “feels” it. Best of all, she feels like a friend that really relates and not a detached doctor taking suspicious notes that is always at an arms length. I only wish I had met her sooner.

Shahar S.
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I loved my teraphy with Grawben she was very patient wile she did the session and after I left the treatment I felt like I realize things about my self that I didn't knew before and letter it's helped me to deal with other situations every day . Thank you so much !!!

The Schatz Method, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Maya E.
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Gina is amazing. She is incredibly knowledgeable and extremely present. I suffer from anxiety (which manifests physically) so Gina and I decided to spend our first session talking and trying Psych-K. I had more breakthroughs/ discoveries in just an hour with Gina than I've had in years of therapy. She is a true healer!

Dr. Talia Mandel
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sebastian S.
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I worked with Dr. Mandel for 2 years and really feel like it helped me a lot. When I started, I was really depressed and negative. My self-esteem was low and it was affecting my work and relationships. I did not really believe that therapy would help, but in the end I really think my work with her improved my relationship with my girlfriend and my performance at work. Even my family comments on how much my mood changed. Overall, I had a great experience with Talia, and still check in with her from time to time.

Ann G.
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I have known Daniel for many years and have referred several clients to him who were in great emotional need for healing. Daniel is a thoughtful, insightful, and wise therapist with a empathetic and warm disposition. I highly recommend his services to anyone needing therapy to improve their life and emotional health.

Javanne Golob, LCSW
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Javanne has been a pleasure so far and very helpful! I look forward to continuing to work with her.

  • 3 years in business
Ryan S.
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I can personally attest to Anna's high level of professionalism and competency. She is a caring, dedicated, and highly knowledgeable clinician who consistently goes the extra mile to ensure that her clients get the quality treatment that they seek.

Sunflower Therapies
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Julie L.
Verified review

Dr Starr was very caring. I have never been to therapy before and was quite nervous. Dr Starr made me feel very comfortable. I will definitely be back.

Caroline Salz Therapy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua F.
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Great therapy sessions and available

Positive Vibes Therapy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
TJ55 J.
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Positive Vibes Therapy provides a professional experience and atmosphere. Not only is she a good listener, she is very easy to talk to. I never felt like I was being judged and I was allowed to come to my own conclusions. While I'm reluctant to share online my personal reasons for visiting Positive Vibes Therapy, I would recommend this service to anyone who has undergone traumatic situations, depression, or life crisis situations. Great service, great price, I'll be back to Positive Vibes Therapy.

Therapy under Hypnosis
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cathy B.
Verified review

When I first went to see Julia, I was on medication for my anxiety. Her compassionate dialogue with me and professional advice helped me to work through my issues and live a life that I now look forward to. The hypnosis helped me immensely to let go of past co-dependent habits. It was very non-invasive and it actually helped me to relax more. I highly recommend Therapy under hypnosis with Julia Lyubchenko.

  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
About

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and professional clinical counselor in Los Angeles. I work with adults, teens, couples and families on all kinds of emotional and relationship issues. I have a particular interest in couples counseling, family therapy, life transitions, career development and grief and loss issues. I also enjoy working with creative people whose lives are maybe out of balance. Change is difficult but necessary in life. As human beings we tend to fantasize about reinventing ourselves or the situations that we created. We wish there was a magic wand that could transform us. I work with this desire for change and help people process the hard places that they don't want to go to alone. I believe that doing this work will provide a richer and more meaningful life. I bring a direct, grounded approach to helping people with their day-to-day situations, while also drawing upon my training in psychodynamic therapy to work towards lasting change. My style is flexible, informal and gently confrontational. I bring warmth and compassion to help open up possibilities for people. It's exciting when something that seemed unattainable begins to seem reachable. My role as a therapist is to create a safe, trusting and comfortable environment, where we become curious together about what is not working in your life and find new ways to approach situations.

Therapy with Hillary
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
About

People tend to come to therapy because they have a pressing issue they want to resolve or a relationship they want to improve. I make sure our work is focused and results oriented. Listening and support are a part of it, but really diving in, unpacking issues, and working towards meaningful improvements are the meat of it. Our first session will be dedicated to clarifying your goals, reviewing your background, and beginning to develop strategies for the issue at hand, so hopefully you leave feeling some relief and more of a sense of control. I use a Mindfulness approach to assist individuals and couples to develop tools to transform negative states, elevate ones mood, better manage stress and anxiety, shift negative patterns and habits, and regulate emotions, so we can be our best selves in our relationships. I couple this with cognitive behavioral tools to assist clients to gain awareness of thoughts, their impact, and to shift towards more balanced and empowering ways of thinking. I also teach concrete communication skills and conflict resolution strategies, including Gottman methods. My goal is for clients to build a more robust internal toolkit to use towards personal and professional goals as well as to enjoy life more fully and with less anxiety. Please refer to my website for more. Note - It is considered unethical for therapists to ask clients for reviews. Therefore, you will not see any on my page, because I uphold this level of professionalism and client centered care.

Life Coach Art
5.0
from 1 review
  • 32 years in business
Petter K.
Verified review

Art is an exception in the coaching and therapy world. He listen carefully and the process is to reach catharsis in a reasonable time, the coaching is a blend of therapy as well as dialogue. True dialogue where he participate. He is a humane, you can tell the experience from his 5000 counsultations there is depth and experience, however the curiosity and humor makes it as if he had the first client breakthrough. Art is quite entrepreneurial and is not a afraid to use his own vulnerabilities, humor and stories to reach new awareness. I tried many coaches and most of them has never "done it" themselves or they have limited exposure. Art is becoming a friend and the laughter and jokes are priceless. My recommendation, which I rarely post, is I want you to understand there is a vast difference. I have and will continue to pay for his services as birthday gifts and gifting his time because it can and should change people I do care for. Best, PK.

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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