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Desert House
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Tom did a wonderful job with our ceremony. We wanted a neutral, non-denomination ceremony, and he did a great job. He was very easy going and understanding throughout all of our interactions. We also did a couple premarital "counseling" sessions which were helpful to focus us amidst the craziness of wedding planning. Our only areas of improvement would be punctuality and record keeping/general organization. His relaxed, free-spirit is great in most circumstances; just make sure you are on task with what needs to be done. Overall, we would recommend him! Our ceremony turned out exactly how we wanted it.

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  • 28 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathy S.
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Dan has been absolutely remarkable in teaching my partner and I how to communicate after hitting the relationship brick wall, that always seams to be the first step in growing apart instead of together. His guidance is subtle yet very effective. We have gained the knowledge to accelerate our relationship to levels we never thought possible. I will continue to seek counseling with Dan for years to come due to his ability to guide us towards higher understanding . I would highly recommend Dan for any purpose of relationship and or higher learning of self . Thank you Dan. M&K

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  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Reed L.
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Daniel asks very good questions. He is fair with how he approaches his marriage counseling.

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Alpha Counseling, PC
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Tom M.
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My experience with Ted at Alpha Counseling was incredible. I learned so many tools to help me in my personal life and in my relationships that will be beneficial for many years to come. Ted is patient, kind and compassionate. I never felt judged at any time. I would highly recommend Ted at Alpha Counseling for any life experience that may be getting in the way of living!

  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Becky A.
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Marriage counseling at the Marriage and Family Clinic was so great! We always felt comfortable even when talking about "heavier" things. Aaron never took sides and let us know up front that he will fight for our marriage until we tell him to stop. Luckily (and thanks to him) that never happened. We are now turning a page in our life and our marriage is great! Can't recommend enough!

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Heart Center Counseling
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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1st day down of marriage counseling already seeing progress!

WaterShed Counseling
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Laura S.
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Lisa is a wonderful therapist! She is kind and compassionate and uses skills that make you feel loved and welcomed into her office. She does a great job of helping you look at a new perspective you haven’t looked at before. She is a therapist that is worth your time and money, and that is often rare to find!

Improve Counseling LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Annemarie M.
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I have had the pleasure of knowing Eric for several years as a fellow therapist. He is warm, funny, down to earth and very skilled at what he does. He has the ability to make you feel instantly comfortable, and he is a very caring individual. I do not hesitate in making referrals to him and I highly recommend his counseling services.

  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry R.
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After deciding that we needed some counseling to work through some conflict and extra baggage that's hanging around in our marriage.My husband and I met with Andrew for the first time yesterday after finding him on Thumbtack. Just after the first session we both felt it was going to be a good match.Andrew is very easy going and easy to talk to .He also seems to listen very well and pick up on exactly what areas need attention in relationship conflict . We are looking forward to continuing service with him .

Telos Counseling
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Curtis F.
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    Unique approach to counseling that quickly gets results. More affordable too. Highly recommended.

    • 3 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Dave B.
    Verified review

    I contacted Gloria because her profile looked like she'd have a more personal approach than the other therapist I saw. I was right. We clicked right away and I knew she "got" where I was coming from. I thought I was headed for couples counseling but with Gloria's help I'm able to see my role in my relationship and so far I'm getting along so much better with my partner. I never realized how much my family affected me growing up or why I had a hard time in relationships. Thanks to Gloria I'm so much better. She always says it was me who did the work but I never would have gotten here without her.

    • 6 years in business
    Jamie T.
    Verified review

    Cindy was such a help to me, very caring and compassionate counselor!

    • 2 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Molly P.
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    I consider myself truly blessed to have had Whitney Steele as my primary therapist. When I met Whitney, I was in the lowest of lows in my eating disorder - I was scared, hopeless, and in denial. But she never gave up on me. Right away she validated all of the feelings I had been stuffing down in the secrecy of my eating disorder, and helped me understand where my fear of eating came from. While working with Whitney, I discovered things about myself I never knew. She helped me process the journey I'd been on while pushing me toward recovery and my true self. Whitney continually guided and supported me: laughing with me on the good days and letting me cry on the bad ones. I am so thankful for all she's done for me and would highly recommend her to anyone in need of help.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Cara K.
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    I had been having some personal issues with depression and anxiety due to an ongoing issue with my family, as well as health problems. Tiffany has helped me to confront these issues with myself first and also to set healthy boundaries with my family. Because of her, I am doing so much better. I am no longer feeling depressed and I have learned some coping skills that are helping with my anxiety. I am happy that I was able to do all this with the help of my wonderful counselor and without any medication. We have been meeting once or twice a week and I will continue to see her. She has truly helped me have a better quality of life and I highly recommend her services. Thank you so much Tiffany!

    Clarity Counseling LLC
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Bryan J.
    Verified review

    Caroline from clarity counseling is great at her job she has definitely improved my quality of life. She was very professional honest and made me feel comfortable.

    • 21 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    Hi, my name is Dr. Michael Noel. I do counseling of all types--couples, individual, as well as pre-marriage counseling. I also do parenting counseling and budget/financial counseling. My goal is to give very practical steps for individuals and couples to find health and happiness and to see hope in their everyday lives. I have a deep desire to help people find healing. I am unique in that I care for the clients, but also that I am quite practical and active in my approach.

    • 1 year in business
    Linda C.
    Verified review

    One of the best experiences I’ve had with a therapist! Helped me discover a better me.

    • 13 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Nancy B.
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    I have received counseling from Faye Maguire on several occasions over the past years. She uses a variety of methods to help her patients find the answers within themselves. She is patient, compassionate and caring. I highly recommend her!

    • 3 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Hannah A.
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    Cathy was wonderful. Caring, attentive and very skilled. I highly recommend!

    Eric B.
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    Lorraine is a highly trained professional who also happens to be an unfailingly kind person. Her compassion, warmth, and understanding will put you immediately at ease. She will take good care of you.

    About

    ​Whether this is your first time engaging in therapy, or you have experienced counseling several times, it is with great joy that I look forward to working with you. My approach is individualized and customized to meet each client where they are at. It is my hope to create a collaborative experience to support personal growth and progression.

    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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