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Life Management
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Katie F.
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RUBY WAS A PERSON FROM OUR FAMILY'S PAST BEING RUBY WAS MARRIED TO THE GROOM's BROTHER 'S BEST FRIEND. WE HAD GONE THROUGH A COUPLE SPIRITUAL LEADERS, ALL , FINE , TIME GETTING THE BEST OF OUR PLANS, SO WHEN WE FINALIZED OUR PLANS, THEN TRYING AGAIN FOR THE NECT MARRIAGE COUNSELOR IT WAS RUBY! (BACKING UP , yesterday to marry our sister, but had to delay it). SO, WHEN THE BROTHER OF THE GROOM, GARY, WHO IS ALSO THE BEST FRIEND OF RUBY WIGHT'S FIRST COMING TOWARDS THE GROON'S HOSPITAL ROOM, HE WAS SHOCKED AND AWE! THE FAMILY WAS SURPRISED, NOT TO MENTION HAPPY, TO SEE RUBY WIGHT , AND KNIW SHE WOULD BE PRESIDING OVER HIS BROTHER'S MARITAL CEREMONY! BEFORE THE CEREMONY THE BRIDE, GROOM, FAMILY MEMBERS HAD A CHANCE TO TALK AND CATCH UP WITH RUBY SINCE THE LAST TIME HE WAS BESTMAN AT HER WEDDING -1992.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy R.
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Alma is a seasoned caring counselor who listens deeply, has a great sense of humor, knows how to guide you through to your own answers and has a special expertise in supporting midlife and older individuals and families. She is one of the best counselors I know in the north bay with her kind of skill set.

  • 6 years in business
Gary A.
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I hope that you know how valuable the work is that you have done at Options this last year... And you were one of the best therapists that I have seen in the five and a half years that I have been there. What I saw was an empathetic connection between you and your clients that seemed to have a healing effect. In addition, I got good feedback from the clients themselves. You were also a valuable sounding board for therapeutic challenges individual clients were facing. I appreciate you. Gary Anderson, AOD Counselor, Options Recovery Service

John C.
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Jeff is a gifted and natural born counselor and conflict mediator. He has helped me so much in gaining clarity around my own emotional process, allowing me to peel back the layers of my understanding to learn what my deepest needs are. In the time that he’s been practicing, I’ve watched him explode fully into this role, gain insight and clarity into his own life, and develop a strong desire to share it with the world. Know that your sessions with him will be rooted in that deep sense of passion and love for this practice. It starts with a series of exercises in self connection. The objective here is, “In order to know how to resolve my own conflict, I need to understand the underlying needs of where they are coming from.” This is where Jeff is truly gifted, in asking the right questions, employing deep listening and empathy to help you discover what those needs are. He doesn't push you in any one direction, but rather he is trained in employing tools to help you understand for yourself what you are truly needing underneath all the muck that might be clouding your judgement. For example, I had a difficult decision about which job to take when I was offered two. We sat and had a moment of self-connection, during which we identified what my feelings were. Then, looking at each feeling, we identified the underlying need that was there, talking through ideas such as, "I feel this way, what am I needing that I am or am not getting?" After that, we determined was truly important to me based on each of those needs. I learned that one job would offer me security and safety, and the other would offer me creativity and freedom. Based on where I was at that point in my life, my need for creativity was far stronger than my need for safety. I was able to arrive at a solution that left me feeling empowered, because I had come to my own determination of what I wanted and had solid reasons for justifying them. I picked the creative job, and to this day I am extremely grateful that I made that choice! I now use these tools whenever I face a conflict with others, and especially as a tool for internal conflict mediation. For me, this process has felt like turning on a light switch, and the sense of relief that has come with this has been invaluable. He has incredible intuition, endless patience and compassion for this practice. He’s worked not only with me about my own individual processes, but he’s also worked with me in employing this practice as it relates to my boss, my peers, and my relationship. I can’t recommend Jeff enough for sharing these incredibly valuable life skills.

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Are you wanting to lose weight safely and naturally without going on a diet? Are you feeling stressed, tired, and want to regain the energy you had in your twenties? Do you have a chronic digestive concern or are other chronic symptoms that are dragging you down, and you haven't found the answers? I am a certified health coach and licensed psychotherapist trained to help you find these answers and get you on track to feeling better. I have worked with clients from coast to coast in person and via Skype or phone, and every single client I have worked with has made significant progress. Please see my website for testimonials.

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I offer individual counseling and coaching for individuals suffering from acute or chronic pain. I work with interactive guided imagery, energetic healing, and body dialogue to help you find ease and relaxation and live a pain-free life. In addition to relieving the pain, you will receive valuable messages from your body and innate intelligence informing you of what was causing the pain. Often, physical pain is a message from our body informing us of something that is out of alignment in our lives. I have 33 years of experience as a body centered psychotherapist, spiritual coach, and master bodyworker.

  • 6 years in business
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I am a survivor who God has saved to help other people. I have been homeless, divorced, unemployed, and have lived a dysfunctional life, but now I have been academically trained, have 19 years of sobriety, and love working with people.

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Dr. H. Christian Gunderson's objective with any client is to help him/her find true relief from spiritual and emotional pain. He has a deep understanding of how to help people with many different issues including family, relationships, business success, and weight loss. His clients have ranged from those who just need a helping hand when making an important decision to those working through the trauma of abusive parents. He is located in Northern California; he travels throughout the country as well, providing business rapport seminars and one-on-one client sessions. Call him today for a free 15-minute consultation to learn how NLP Santa Rosa can help you in making positive changes to your life.

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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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