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Sun Valley Psychotherapists

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  • 11 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy M.
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Allison is a gifted therapist; she has helped me work through my issues (both large and small) over the years and never ceases to amaze me with her talent. She is very respectful of where you’re at in the process and has an un-canny way of nudging you forward without making the experience too unpleasant. She listens to both your verbal and non-verbal communications and uses her intuitive abilities to understand your issue; however, she is able to translate the complex into understandable terms and switches back and forth very easily. This makes the therapy productive and allowed me to become an active participant of my experience, which I found to be very empowering and motivating. Allison definitely does not employ a ‘one size fits all’ type of therapy technique--she takes the approach that you both are on this journey together, and she gives her all each and every time.

  • 2 years in business
Amy A.
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I have been a patient of Scott's for almost a year. I started seeing him thinking he would be just like all the other therapists I had seen and that he wouldn't make a difference. He proved me wrong in our first session. He is a very kind man that really listens to what you are saying and has an amazing way of seeing things. He always helps me see things in a different light and has been able to help me through every situation I have come to him with. He has not only helped me get through my own struggles but has also been the reason I have been able to help my daughter get through her struggles. He has taught me how to communicate with her and how to be the mom she needs me to be through her trying situation. He is reliable and absolutely amazing at what he does. I feel very blessed to have met him and so thankful for everything he has done for me. Scott definitely found the right career for himself and I would highly recommend him to anybody that is looking for a therapist!

  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Clare G.
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Psychotherapy for my son. Beth is my son's psychotherapist and she keeps great boundaries in her role as such. He trusts, confides and looks for her guidance and she is responsive to my concerns without violating anyone's trust in the process. He is working through a lot of things and I am glad he has Beth to help him. I'd highly recommend Beth.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rebecca M.
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Jessica was amazing at helping my children and I work through their lack of motivation and sense of entitlement. I would definetly recommend her for any kind of family therapy!

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Robert M.
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George MacIlwinen is the Horse Whisperer of young adults struggling to find their footing in their transition to adulthood. Our son had a history of difficult medical problems in childhood that prevented him from achieving developmental milestones and left him as an anxious young adult, depressed, over-medicated and isolated. Over the years we ran through many therapists and programs and our son had grown skeptical of their effectiveness. All that changed when we met George MacIlwinen. George's contributions to our son's life and our family's life are so extensive, it would take pages to catalog them. First and foremost, George understood our son like no one had before, he understood the trauma that our son had experienced and the gaps in his development. Most important, he saw our son's potential and his prospects for a good future. Therapeutically, George is a creative and independent thinker. He has an over-arching philosophy, but within that he is adaptive. For our son he followed a holistic approach incorporating experiential therapy and psychotherapy together with a strong emphasis on healthy life habits including reduced medications, physical fitness and diet. He has also been especially proactive in helping our son develop social skills. Personally, George is calm, empathetic and friendly. He's genuine with an easy smile. He is an excellent listener; he's insightful. George models the healthy behavioral habits that he advocates. He's a natural mentor and educator and has provided invaluable counseling and guidance to our son and to us. George MacIlwinen is an amazing therapist. Meeting him has been one of the single best things that has ever happened to our family. It's a great pleasure to recommend him to you.

  • 8 years in business
Josh M.
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Jeremy is an energetic, talented, and caring therapist and coach, and I would recommend him without reservation to anybody. He and Diana have really done their homework, and are deeply trained in a variety of methods. The Center for Healing and Transformation is just exactly that!

  • 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!

  • 30 years in business

My ability to help is directly related to my years of experience and my personal value system. I try to conduct my practice with integrity for myself, and dignity for my client. We work togeher toward understanding the issues and planning for positive change.


I have excellent training in very intense environments. I am hard-working and dedicated to this profession and to my clients. I have treated people in individual therapy, family therapy, couple's counseling and group therapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I prefer the work on an outpatient basis as that is where I believe the most sustainable change occurs because people do the work while still facing life's challenges. My clients have liked my direct yet compassionate, humorous and laid back coupled with serious approach to the work. I realize that one approach doesn't fit all and I am versatile in the interventions I use.


Dr. Alec Baker provides psychotherapy for adolescents, adults, couples and families, specializing in depression, anxiety, family conflicts, behavior problems, relationship issues, and issues of divorce. Additionally, I provide performance enhancement services for athletes and performers of all stripes, as well as sports performance consultations for sports organizations.


I offer short-term or long term psychotherapy for adolescent and adult individuals. I also do couples counseling, family therapy, issues of grief/loss, depression, anxiety, fertility, postpartum depression, separation/divorce, gender issues. I offer psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, existential and contemplative perspectives. I have 19 years of experience. I find a way to connect with each person so as to understand what is at the root of their particular difficulty. Once I have a feel for who one is and the nature of the problem, no matter what it is, I then find ways to get beyond the obstructions so that each person finds a way to have a healthy, enjoyable life.


I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for. I also like to assess personality profiles using the Coping and Stress DISC Profiles versions both on-line and paper test.


Learn how to balance your life internally! I help families in transitions (divorce, parenting teens, parenting difficult or special needs kids, step parenting, grieving, eldercare, etc.) I offer couples' therapy, rebuilding the family back. I specialize in mindfulness-based psychotherapy for deep spiritual healing of trauma, abuse, and emotional and behavioral challenges. This is called internal family systems therapy. I use this with couples and individuals. I also specialize in women's issues and coach women with tools to rebuild their lives through any transition in their lives. I offer two levels of women's groups for these skills of mindfulness and emotional resilience to learn how to find their power and confidence to move forward again. I offer mindfulness classes or personal balance classes for men and women and coach mindfulness skills individually.


I am a licensed counselor and Jungian psychoanalyst with over 30 years of experience in helping individuals and couples make positive life changes. I will help you to quickly resolve your immediate concerns while also addressing any underlying issues that may be limiting your well-being. My approach is practical and aimed at lasting results. The cornerstones of my approach are support, collaboration and compassion.


Experiential, body-centered therapy that focuses on the here-and-now, I-and-Thou process is very different than traditional forms of talk therapy that most therapists use. I welcome a free consultation for this reason.


I use proven practices and programs which are evidenced-based which means there is research indicating they work. I am an expert with extensive training in the type of work I do with the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Training.


I provide psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. I have specialized with adolescents, abuse recovery, and relationship issues for over 20 years, with genuine concern for the well-being of my clients.

  • 10 years in business

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I am a psychotherapist who specializes in work with traumatized individuals, couples, and families, as well as with addiction and relationship issues of all kinds. I utilize an integrated clinical model that promotes opportunities for insight, change, growth, and healing, allowing clients to resolve problems through work with thoughts, feelings, life experiences, body sensations, and spiritual beliefs.


We provide hypnotherapy and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and children. We help in personal growth and relationship enhancement. Overcome obstacles, reframe your challenges into meaningful life experiences, and develop a more emotionally intimate relationship with yourself and the important people in your life. Our genuine self often becomes hidden and masked for self-protection, resulting in us forgetting who we are and what we value and not getting closer to living the life that we desire. If you would like a guide, facilitator, or coach who can help you to rediscover and reconnect with your authentic self, I would enjoy discussing the possibilities with you.


I'm in practicing MSW and licensed addiction counselor in the state of Colorado for over 25 years I am currently using EMDR as a technique for trauma related issues in my psychotherapy and drug and alcohol work . I have been treating anxiety and depression, life coaching using several modalities and currently find EMDR to be most effective.

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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