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Stamford Counselors

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Joan Warren Therapy
4.8
from 95 reviews
  • 363 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenna T.
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Joan was extremely welcoming and friendly. My partner and I left each session feeling like we both got what we wanted out of it. Would highly recommend Joan to anyone looking for a relationship counselor!

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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
Thumbtack Customer
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Having met Dr. Anna is one of the best things that's ever happened to me. I had been in therapy for over a decade with various counselors, but now I know the difference between a therapist and a Therapist. She is warm, compassionate and creative, no two sessions are the same, and she seems to have an incredible repertoire of techniques at her disposal. She is always goal-oriented, makes sure that results are really happening, and always explains everything so clearly as you have never heard and never understood before. She has the greatest sense of humor, her academic knowledge is amazing, and her fine-tuned sensitivity boarders on the mystical. Yet she is always funny, down to earth, and real. I've never laughed so much in therapy sessions before! :-) I am so grateful, ... because I am finally discovering what "free" and "happy" really mean!

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  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Maria M.
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Alison helped me much more than other counselors I've tried. She's insightful and perceptive and helped me see things differently and understand how I can change relationships even if the other person isn't willing to. Alison returned all my calls promptly, was professional, and punctual. Bust most important is the way she helped me.

  • 6 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Yazmine B.
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Gary does a great job with counseling and helping to improve relationships. My family and I decided to get counseling to help us sort out some family issues. My family was initially worried about counseling and didn't know if it would help us with our issues. I kept pushing the issue and I finally scheduled an appointment with Gary. Gary is so easy to talk to and to work with. He makes the entire experience easy and it felt good to have our issues out in the open. I didn't feel like any of us held back anything and we all felt comfortable around him. If you are seeking counseling, Gary would be the choice counselor for your needs!

Happy Living Services
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Emerson A.
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Alice is a very perceptive counselor who can zero in on what is relevant, and do it in a way that is not threatening or annoying even though the subjects are personally difficult. I would seek her assistance in the future.

Gloria Marrero Favreau, CCP
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Rosemarie M.
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Gloria is a top notch counselor, She's down to earth, you can tell her anything and she really HEARS you. I'm grateful for the time I spent with her. Her response and advice made a big difference in my thinking. As a result, I feel so much better about my issues.

  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Johanna B.
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I loved everything about this experience with her, she was very helpful and caring

Ed Walsh Therapy
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Nia M.
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Thank you Ed for helping my husband and I see through a difficult time in our marriage. You were one of the best counselors we have visited. Thank you!!!

Cheryl Caruso, MS, CNC, APP
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Irene T.
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Cheryl was recommended to me as a "miracle healer" about 11 years ago, when I was suffering from a stiff neck. I was hesitant to take pain killers to relieve the problem, and instead tried two Polarity treatments from Cheryl and they completely healed my neck. I have been a regular client of Cheryl's ever since, and brought my children to her for treatment as well. My whole family and I have received a wide range of services from her over the last several years. She helped us manage the release of post illness residue and traumatic stress, and served as a nutritional and personal counselor. Cheryl never failed to meet our highest expectations. She is an incredibly kind, warm and professional human being. It is always a pleasure and a privilege to be under her care.

Marie Staubitzer, LMHC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Annette G.
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We have met with Marie 3 times and have come to a calmer place in our marriage. Marie is very attentive to our problems. Communication is key, and Marie stresses that, also not reacting with unresolved emotions is key to get to our happy place once again. We will continue with this very much experienced and educated counselor. Every time we leave the session we feel much lighter and focus on repairing our 26 year marriage. We highly recommend Marie Staubitzer!

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.

Key2Connection
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sait H.
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Right now we are on our three week with our counselor and I must say she has start to help break the walls of communication and I now with the continuing sessions we will be able to work thru our major issues... Will highly recommend to any one... Sait

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.

Batya Silverman, MA, LMFT
5.0
from 1 review
  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Corlington S.
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Batya have been helping me with my marriage and personal struggles from the past few months and I could not be happier with her professionalism and great advice! Please if you are having issues with yourself or your marriage give her a shot! It worked for me! Thank you Batya!

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I am a compassionate caring social worker who meets the client where they are at and works to help the client build on their own strengths, understanding, accepting and managing their weaknesses.

  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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personal experience--most others don't have 40 years of experience in many DIFFERENT relationships, ranging from 1 week to 10 years..

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I am an ordained Christian minister. I am state certified addiction counselor and board certified pastoral counselor.

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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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My name is Tamar, and I will be your marriage counselor. What God has put in place let no man come to ruin it.

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My work stands out because of the great love, respect, and joy with which I greet and regard each client and project. I always emphasize the positive in life, and work towards my clients seeing that they have choice, help them navigate those choices, and see clear to their true desires. Then I show them the tools for manifesting those desires.

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I can counsel people on an individual level or do group counseling. I can teach all aspects of addiction and how to recover from drug addiction.

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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