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Capucio Massage
4.9
from 85 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dawn B.
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Stephen is an excellent massage therapist. He's definitely very professional and his work quality is superb. He responds very promptly and is punctual. For the knowledge and education that he has as a therapist, he charges a very decent amount. He brings his heated massage table and makes sure that he makes you feel comfortable during the session. Stephen is very kind and has a calming and very spiritual personality that will make you feel very at ease and relaxed during the therapy session. My husband and I are availing of his services again very soon. Thank you, Stephen!

LovenLight Therapy
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
JT S.
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Tony Stafford is an excellent therapist - I am a therapist myself, and I highly recommend Tony's work based on his extremely creative and targeted approach. He is my personal therapist, and I have recommended him to my family members as well. Tony has mastered multiple therapeutic modalities, and he has incredible intuition and instinct when working with people in need of help and personal change. He has an uncanny way of tapping in to the absolute heart of subconscious therapy, that is both spiritual and immediately applicable to everyday living- I believe his work is tremendously impactful.

  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Gary and Shari B.
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If you want a great massage (with many options) Array of Motion is the place for you. My husband and I have received incredible massages for over 2 years. The location is convenient, the office is clean and the massage therapists really "know their stuff"! It's the place to go for a massage!

Kate F.
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5 stars!! I had a couple of coaching sessions with Candace and they were outstanding! We did a law of attraction (magnitizing) meditation for my new business to attract clients and within days, I had new paying customers! She takes the time to listen to you and very accurately and meaningfully creates a meditation. I highly recommend Candace if you have been trying to change something in your life but have not had any success - she will move you through to the results you have been looking for! Thank you

Peter S.
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He is an excellent therapist who really knows his stuff. Just be prepared to hear the truth. Some people aren't ready to hear the truth, but he always said he is a mirror not an echo. I liked that. His straight forward approach helped me get through my problems without being able to lie to myself about my motivations.

  • 5 years in business
Karina M.
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I am constantly amazed with the amount of support and care that everyone at Addo Recovery has provided me. They have such a strong team of experienced therapists and amazing staff no matter which location you go to!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Helen M.
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Sheena is an exceptional and very knowledgeable therapist. She really helped me learn about myself and see things from different perspectives. I really like that she presents a variety of ideas to consider so I can fully think about all my options and make informed decisions. I would highly recommend her.

Darla Gale, MA, LMFT
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Only met with her once , but I've been to several other therapists and experience with expertise is critical for me. I think if my husband and I commit to her interventions and real-life plan , things might actually turn around in amazing ways . Excited to start and will review follow up

Beverly Baldwin, MA, LMFT
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Charles B.
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Highly competent Therapist.

About

Sometimes, life can feel overwhelming. I have been in the mental health field for over a decade. I will listen to your problems and provide you with tools to deal with what you are up against. I have experience working with individuals, teens/adolescents, couples, and families. I am a provider for most major insurance panels. I can also work with clients who do not have insurance.

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I work with individuals, couples, and children. I'm passionate about bringing peace, happiness, love, hope, security, and self-confidence back to the client and bringing out strengths the couple's relationship already has and working through the struggles they may not be aware of. Often times, clients come in feeling stuck. They don't like their career, they are struggling in their relationship, or the past is now causing pain in the present. I enjoy being on the journey through the rough and coming out to a place of peace with them. I have special interests working with Individuals and couples experiencing infertility, First Responders, & Veterans. Therapy should be enjoyable! I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques in my practice. It's important to me to be able to cater to the needs of my clients. Every client is different so creating individual treatment plans is important to the success of the client. I believe the most difficult part of therapy is making that initial phone call. The rest is a conversation over a cup of tea!

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Therapy is intended to treat many different types of clinical problems. A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is a mental health professional trained in psychotherapy and family systems and licensed to diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders, individually or within the family system, in a framework of interpersonal relationships. MFTs are concerned with the total health and well-being of the individual and the family within a family system.Therapy is not a “quick fix”. I will work to help you find and improve skills needed to foster personal growth, manage, and overcome difficult life stressors. Therapy requires a commitment by you and/or your family to make changes and improve your overall mental health and well-being. I have experience working with children and adolescents with a wide range of mental health symptoms including anxiety, depression, attachment issues, behavioral disorders, abuse and trauma and I have extensively worked in the field of sex offending with adjudicated and non adjudicated youths. In 2010 I started Sac Family Solutions, a private practice that uses a variety of different interventions tailored specifically to each individual. During this time I have independently consulted for several different school districts to provide educationally related mental health services (ERMHS) for students in special education and social emotional mental health for general education students. I am familiar with mental health in the school system and with educationally related mental health goals on an Individual Education Plan (IEP).

About

As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have expertise in reconnecting and strengthening relationships. I provide counseling to individuals, couples and families experiencing a broad range of challenges, such as the following: * Chronic worry, anxiety or feelings of depression * Substance-use concerns * Body image issues and/or disordered eating * Marriage and couple's counseling to help with relationship stressors * Parenting and/or co-parenting challenges * Intimacy issues * Reproductive loss, such as miscarriage or experience with infertility * Difficulty adjusting to or coping with new life circumstances, such as work transition, separation or recent divorce * Family counseling across generations * Counseling for grief and loss I take a strength-based approach to counseling, and together with my clients, I work to improve life satisfaction and reconnect relationships by not only working on what's wrong but also by building on what is strong. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client's individual needs. Please contact me for a no-charge individual, couple's or family therapy consultation today.

  • 5 years in business
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I have experienced the pains that I special in so I give and under the need for a gentle touch with a steady patience when it comes to a lengthy time with healing. I teach my clients things to do that do over extend their body to improve their body. I work with All ages and body ablities.

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I became a massage therapist to holistically heal people. I would love to be able to help people more than physically. I want to see the spiritual and mental growth in people also. Helping you accomplish a goal to relieve pain, stress/anxiety, helping recover from injury or illness, or just to relax is more of my focus. I want to help you grow!

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Whether you are going through a stressful period in your life or simply want to take steps towards personal growth my hope is to walk along side you in that journey. One of my main goals as a counselor is to offer a safe, non-judgmental, environment to explore your deepest thoughts and feelings as well as offer unconditional support. I understand how difficult it can be to open up and share your struggles with another person. While taking that first step may feel scary I hope it is a moment we can celebrate together. I collaborate with my clients to develop therapeutic goals in order to discover what may work best. While my approach is rooted in Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy I often use other tools to personalize the process for my clients. I work with individuals, adolescents, and families. I have experience addressing issues such as: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, family-related issues, self-harm, behavioral issues, major life transitions, grief, relationship issues, and personal growth. I am also certified in Applied Behavioral Analysis.

About

I come from a very humanistic and systems theory perspective. I believe that we are each on our own journey in search of personal serenity and happiness. I view my job as a therapist to be a guide to support you on your own personal and individualized journey. I have significant experience working with adolescents and youth, both in community and residential care settings. I have experience with the criminal justice and probation populations, families in crisis, and families during their reunification process. I understand that life does not always happen as we plan it or would prefer, and that these bumps on the road affect us each on various levels and in different ways. I will work to empower you to identify and build on your individual and unique strengths in order to overcome struggles, find clarity along your journey, and make progress toward being a more whole and happy individual. I work diligently to ensure a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental environment for my clients.

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I am passionate about partnering with you and firmly believe you have innate strengths and wisdom to help guide you on your healing journey. I provide innovative, strength-based, and client-centered individual, marriage and family therapy. I specialize in trauma, addictions and compulsions, and use hypnotherapy and EMDR, among other modalities.

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As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. What you need to know most about me is that I am totally committed to your healing and cleaning up your past, creating new possibilities for today, rekindling your zest for life, and creating a new life you absolutely love and fully participate in. I work with both short-term and long-term therapy clients. My goal is to develop long relationships with clients so that they feel the extra support they need during times of crisis or when they are seeking growth in their lives and relationships. Through the solution-based therapy, I will help you understand the cause of problems, find effective solutions, and learn to live more comfortable. A therapist should be a good fit for a client, so I encourage you to read more about my services or call for an initial session to see if I am the right therapist for you. In addition, I regularly take course work and continuing education in a wide variety of clinical topics to increase and update my knowledge base and experiential learning opportunities. With several years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, I also currently run and facilitate groups for women who are dealing with emotional eating issues. I also am in a partnership with Folsom Lake Fitness where I give bimonthly seminars providing tools and steps to challenge the thoughts and behaviors that prevent many from reaching their weight loss goals.

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My areas of interest include treating adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families experiencing issues which can create problems in the school, community, and home setting. I provide individual and family therapy to address all types of issues, including anxiety, depression, hoarding, parenting, co-parenting, panic attacks, school issues, relationship issues, family communication, conflict management, parent/teen conflict, and anger issues. I have great respect and experience in working with survivors of domestic-violence and sexual-assault survivors. I work to find the best style of therapy for you and your goals. My theoretical orientation draws on cognitive behavioral theories and a psychoanalytic approach, allowing me to create the right blend of past and current focus and help you make progress with your concerns. I am a certified administrator for Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), which is a tool used to identify personality traits and preferences. This tool is beneficial in individual, family, and couple therapies. My education include the following: * MS in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from the University of Phoenix * BS in psychology from Grand Canyon University Jalena Rusaw is an employee of Life Practice Counseling Group and is supervised by Carisa Sherwood, licensed marriage and family therapist, MFCC#48768. This is a nonprofit counseling agency which employs professional, ethical, and culturally sensitive therapists.

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I am twice published in the American Journal of Family Law on California Child Custody Dispute Resolution and train MFTs, LCSWs and LEPs to perform child custody mediation and evaluations. Moreover, I have been performing child custody mediations and evaluations since 1988. The foregoing details how I "stand-out".

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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