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Norwalk Mental Health Counselors

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Life Rebuilding
4.9
from 98 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 235 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy F.
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I have had the great pleasure to know Ms. Calixte for three years professionally. Her guidance, advice and professionalism has made it the deciding factor for why she is an Integral part in my company Haitian American Youth Online 's mission for the past four years to help youth with mental illness. She is a contributor to my company Facebook page and various platform for the youth because of her intimate understanding of the issues plaguing Haitian American youth and all youth alike. We value her opinion, suggestions and posts about bettering one's life. I would recommend her services to all as I currently do to all having Life Rebuilding dilemmas. She is genuine, sincere, and I would not be as far as I am today without her motivation and Life Rebuilding guidance, I too come to use and cherish updates about differing methods to attain greatness and peace of mind. She is a gem in the Haitian community as to all communities who welcome her expertise.

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Dr. Anna Fekete (PhD)
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Saraswati T.
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She is a very good therapist. She always responded promptly to phone calls/text messages and was very flexible with appointment times and dates. She was also available to do sessions over Skype. All this was very useful in my care as I was a busy attorney dealing with serious mental health issues. Her rates became too high for me as I had to stop working but before that she did try to work with me and offer a reduced fee. Overall, great experience and I would recommend her to others.

J_Therapy Services
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren F.
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I highly recommend Dr. Neilson. She is a good listener, a great sounding board, and I always looked forward to our sessions. She is knowledgeable and approachable, and a reliable mental health professional. I very much appreciate how much she helped me during our sessions.

Deb K.
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Sheri Heller LCSW, is a highly skilled mental health professional, whose help is invaluable. Her expertise and personalized service is the greatest gift in my life.

Daniel Minuchin
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria K.
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Dan Minuchin is an outstanding family therapist, mental health consultant, trainer, teacher and clinical supervisor. I have had the fortune of working with him and observing him in all of these roles over the past several years. I initially worked with Dan about 10 years ago when I was a supervisor at agency that provided family therapy and services to families struggling with adolescents and families involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. In this setting, he provided case consultation, supervision, and training to a team of social workers and family therapists. This model included live supervision and the use of a one way mirror. Dan would also accompany therapists on home visits to provide live consultations in the family's home. I later became a director of another similar family service program. I was able to hire Dan to provide Structural Family Therapy training to my entire clinical staff, as well as consultation, individual and group clinical supervision. His guidance and training was very well received by my staff and their skills as family therapists improved significantly. Dan is really a master trainer and has worked as a family therapist, teacher and trainer for several decades. He has an incredibly diverse personal and professional background and experience working with families of all walks of life. He is sensitive and well informed of the needs and experiences of families of color, immigrant families, LGBTQ families, blended families, Jewish Orthodox families, families struggling with substance abuse and mental illness, delinquent teens, children with special needs, and families dealing with divorce, loss and separation. I have referred many families to Dan and I feel confident that he is able to work with the most complex families of all backgrounds. Dan is thoughtful and empathic and has very high ethical standards. His structural and strategic approach to addressing problems is highly effective and families often will see progress in a short amount of time. I am a family therapist and clinician as well, and Dan has provided me with outstanding clinical supervision and guidance and has been instrumental in my own professional growth as a therapist and clinical supervisor.

White Tara Living
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Austin M.
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Dr. Layne's teaching and knowledge of Reiki, Universal Healing and Energy applied to her infinite wisdom of Quantum Physics was a fantastic wealth of education to me in my journey for my own evolution. I highly recommend this teacher and practitioner for your healing needs, whether you are searching for assistance in relationships with self and others, health, wealth and the pursuit of inner peace and happiness.

Cheryl Caruso, MS, CNC, APP
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Shari C.
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After being involved in a life altering accident, Cheryl spent numerous hours talking with me on more than several occasions. I credit her with 80% of my mental and physical recovery. She was able, through her constant positive attitude, and encouraging words, to get my head in a place where I was able to move forward. Her nutritional counseling and recommendations helped my body to heal far faster than they would have without her advice. She will forever be my "Guardian Angel".

Freddie-Set-Go Health Coach
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Jack L.
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Freddie is fantastic. I've never been in better shape. Plus, he's reliable, charming, and genuinely interested in my physical and mental well-being. I can't recommend him highly enough.

Therapy & Wedding Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 28 years in business
Karen S.
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Rosa is a dedicated, patient and caring professional. She is a punctual, organized, dependable and responsible employee. She can be strict and demanding of her clients yet respects a patient's individuality, independence and confidentiality. She appears as passionate about her job as a counselor and career in mental health as well as genuinely compassionate and supportive of her patients: their improvement and wellbeing. You will get on track with her and can rest assured you are in safe, good hands.

Wendy K.
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Heather has been my therapist for over 2 years. She is an incredibly caring and gifted professional who consistently goes the extra mile for her clients. She has supported me through some extremely difficult times and has helped me tremendously. She is a highly skilled, knowledgeable, and empathetic counselor who puts her client's well being above all else. There is not enough room in this box to say how very grateful I am to Heather for her presence in my life. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a therapist or a life coach. She is a rare gem and I feel lucky to have found her.

Counseling Services Within
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
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Amanda’s view of mental and physical health being connected and working with people on both at the same time is invaluable. The mind-body connection is real and she addresses both with reasonable and sustainable methods that allow people to continue their own journey and healing even when on their own!

Artistic Healings
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie T.
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I was recommended to Stephanie O'Sullivan for an irrational fear of dogs I have....had. Stephanie worked with me over a few long months to introduce me to some dogs that at previous times, would have scared me to the point of tears. But her patience and reassurance helped put me at ease. Now when I walk I don't break down if there is a dog around me. I even met her Rottweiler and with assistance, was able to touch and even play with him.

  • 48 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
About

We help people overcome emotional difficulties, family crises, and relationship conflicts through counseling and psychotherapy, which address both the emotional and spiritual dimensions of a person’s well-being. We are committed to: * reaching out to people of all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds * maintaining the highest standards of clinical competence and ethical conduct * respecting the values and spiritual practices of our clients We have over a four-decade history of serving the community since 1970. We have an approach to counseling and therapy that is open and affirming, a broad range of services including family and divorce mediation, EMDR, hypnotherapy, and educational services. In addition to psychotherapy, a high-quality service that is affordable to all, and a diverse staff representing different cultures, clinical backgrounds, and treatment models, all operating under a common, shared vision.

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I specialize in pregnancy planning and the emotions of pregnancy & birth. I have a highly focused counseling practice.

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Laura Kranenberg, LCSW, social work therapist on Long Island, has been providing mental health counseling services since 2000. Services and issues include trauma, PTSD, addiction, counseling for parents of substance abusers, depression, anxiety, issues with relationships, EMDR, personal development and self improvement. Laura counsels children, young adults and adults.

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The mission of HVDC is to provde mental health counseling/psychotherapy that will improve the quality of life for individuals and famlies in need of services for emotional, psychological, physical and sexual abuse, depression, trauma and educational spport with the Hudson Valley community. Service is our motto, and caring is what we do.

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I am a mental health counselor in the offices of Dr. Michael DeMarco in NYC. In therapy, people learn to explore the feelings, beliefs, and it will help them achieve their goals and happiness. Therapy can help. I particularly enjoy helping with couples who are experiencing communication and intimacy problems in their relationship. Additionally, I like helping women who are going through major life transitions (starting a family, finishing college, job loss, divorce, children leaving home) and want to "re-invent" their lives or at least expand their ideas of who they are or who they want to become. Therapy is instrumental in helping navigate through some pretty challenging times, and I think it can help you too!

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I offer modern and effective short-term psychotherapy and counseling for individuals and couples. My approach is a cognitive behavioral one, using an approach called Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT) that targets irrational thoughts and cognitive distortions, resulting in healthy ways of being and thinking. I provide a comfortable and safe haven for you, free of the stress that is of the outside world. My personal approach is one of empathy, concern and at times, a healthy dose of humor.

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I 'moonlight' with a psychiatrist and, I specialize in alcohol, drug and mental health counseling. Substance abuse testing is performed with saliva testing. I am a recovering cross-addicted alcoholic ('88), and a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) survivor (5-22-85), as well. Individual, groups and family sessions are offered. Here are a few testimonials from past clients: - "You are genuine"; - "You are real"; - "You are good at what you do"; - "Coming to you I feel I can speak on anything without being judged"; - "This line of work is your calling"; - "At first I thought you were unfeeling. But I realized how much empathy & compassion you really have"; - "You advocate well for your clients".

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I am a licensed mental health counselor who provides psychotherapy to individuals, couples and groups. My schedule is very flexible, and I am available evenings and weekends.

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I offer solution-focused therapy for adults specializing in the treatment for co-occurring disorders, including drug and alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. I provide intensive psycho-education and treatment, assisting with life transitions, crisis interventions, family and marital conflicts, stress management and life decisions.

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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