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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.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Birgit K.
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Wonderful counselor. It was a great experience working with Sabrina towards a more balenced life style. Thank you, Sabrina.

  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon W.
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We set goals together. We prayed together. She made suggestions depending on what I wanted to do. She helped me get a complex task organized. She neither let things slide that I wanted to to, nor pushed me to do what she thought was a good idea. A very well balanced and spiritual counseling experience.

N-decision Counseling
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Suzanne H.
    Verified review

    Clara has to be the best counselor I've ever had...she is so understanding...I had a hard time w counseling and she just made me feel so comfortable so that I can open up to her...she is so sweet anf caring you dont get many counselors that really care about what's going on in your life..Clara does...I love talking w her...she made my days so much better and easier to cope...im so happy I got to meet her and take in so much of her knowledge that I use in my day to day life...Clara definitely is the best I am so blessed to have worked w her...she really did change my life in so many ways....

    Carol L Cohen, MSW, LMSW
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
      Elaine K.
      Verified review

      Carol Cohen is an excellent counselor. She is perceptive , smart and extremely attuned, She is non-judgmental and easy to talk to and helps you to better understand your feelings and she gives great suggestions.Speaking to her was a wonderful experience.She really helped me.

      Batya Silverman, MA, LMFT
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 28 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Corlington S.
      Verified review

      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!

      • 30 years in business
      Jim W.
      Verified review

      Working with Dave Coulthard for the past four years has significantly changed my life for the better. He is a kind and insightful fellow who took the time to get to know me both physically and as a complete person. As a result of his excellent judgement and coaching, Dave has helped me achieve my best fitness level ever. I'm in my mid sixties, and I'm even more fit than my teenage years! Dave has really challenged me to reach levels I never thought I was capable of. He has enabled me to keep improving, and is very creative in changing my routine to keep things interesting and motivating. I would highly recommend Dave as a trainer and counselor. He's made my health and even marriage better than ever.

      About

      Amer*I*Can Educational Consulting Services, LLC offers independent guidance counseling to students from grades 7 through adult. We specialize in college admissions counseling, career counseling, academic counseling, and personal/social counseling as they relate to academic success. Students are guided through resume writing, college selections, scholarship searches, college applications, and interview preparation. In addition, we critique students' personal statements and offer math tutoring for SAT preparation. Students are also assisted with utilizing methods and systems to keep the multitude of responsibilities on task and organized during the often overwhelming junior and senior years of high school. We work with students as early as 7th grade in building complete academic portfolios for ultimate success in both character development and college admissions. We have expertise in working with college-bound students with disabilities and college-bound student athletes. In addition, we also offer ESL/TOEFL tutoring/classes and parental advice as well as student advocacy services to families involved with IEP/504 meetings. Clients return to Amer*I*Can Educational Consulting Services, LLC and refer others to us because of the individual attention and exceptional service that students receive. We believe in making a difference in the lives of the people we work with, one person at a time. Please view our website for additional information about our services, testimonials, and free workshops offered.

      • 31 years in business
      About

      Chantal is a spiritual counselor, gifted hands-on healer, Reiki master teacher, medium, intuitive (clairvoyant and claircognizant) and oracle card reader. She assists in bringing clarity with one's life aspirations and concerns. Thus, being able to offer guidance in regard to any daily issue or emotional challenge one may be facing. Along with one-on-one hands-on healing, Chantal is also a distance facilitator for healing and an ordained minister. She also is certified in 13th Octave LaHoChi, pineal gland activation, and clearing of negative and stagnant energy in the home and workplace. Chantal regularly holds gatherings where she plays quartz crystal bowls for sound healing at people's homes, in work spaces and studios that releases energetic blocks and has been found to heal long-standing pain of all types. Her Healing ability has been used on such issues as depression and dis-eases as serious as cancer. Services and Fees: Hands-On Healing (along with crystal bowl sound healing) - $125 This is an intense 1 1/2 to 2 hour session. Using my intuitive and counseling skills, along with hands-on healing work and ending the session with crystal bowl sound healing. 2 Hour Group Crystal Bowl Sound Healing - $20 pp 30 Minute Reiki Session - $50 1 Hour 13th Octave LaHoChi Healing - $100 1 Hour Counseling Session - $100 1 Hour Intuitive/Oracle Card Reading - $80 30 Minute Intuitive/Oracle Card Reading - $45 3rd Eye Pineal Gland Activation - $175 Ordained Minister Services: (Cost does not include mileage fee of .55 per mile) Wedding Officiant - $250 to $500 Baptism/Christening - $150 to $250 House Blessing and Clearing - $150 to $500 Affirmation of Love Ceremony - $200 Commitment Ceremony - $200

      • 23 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      personal experience--most others don't have 40 years of experience in many DIFFERENT relationships, ranging from 1 week to 10 years..

      About

      Anna holds a B.A. in Clinical Psychology, an MBA, and is a certified grief and spiritual counselor and hypnotherapist. She combines hypnosis with her intuitive and energy practice to help patients in modifying their attitudes, emotions, and behavior, as well as to facilitate past life regression therapy. Anna is one of the premier spiritual counselors in the Tri-State area of New York and has patients all around the globe, including Europe and the Middle East. She utilizes her intuitive abilities in her healing practice. As an advanced IET practitioner, shamanic practitioner, hypnotherapist, meditation facilitator, chios master, and Reiki master, she provides healing to the whole person: Mind, body, and spirit. Her path has led her to work with clients, present seminars, teach, and write 2 books: and "One with the Drum (A Shamanic Journey to the Soul)", published in February 2011 and "Talking to the Dead in Suburbia (An Ordinary Woman with an Extraordinary Gift)", published in January 2009.

      About

      I offer nutritional counseling for optimal health. I have 15 years of experience in nutrition evaluation of food and recipes. I have 10 years of experience as a co-writer for cookbooks. I am a clinical dietitian in nursing homes. I have 15 years of experience, now per diem. What makes my business great is that I am helping people.

      About

      I use Biblical principles to counsel couples and families. I am Spanish speaking. I transform lives by the word of God.

      About

      I am a counselor who has worked in schools and K-12 for the past 10 years. I have my state license as a professional counselor. I can provide support and "tricks" for stress management, help students with college and career decisions, and help adults in all areas. This is a quick overview of my skills. I have experience with children, teens and adults.

      About

      Patricia Jenkins msw 16 Center St Suite #503 Northampton, MA 01060 4135842590 Proffessional and affordable marriage counseling in Northampton. Child Therapist, Gender Specialists, Marriage Counseling, Lesbian Bisexual Transgendered, Psychotherapist 

      About

      As a certified teacher and licensed school counselor, I can work with students of all ages and help with a variety of developmental needs. I provide private counseling for social, emotional and academic obstacles that negatively affect developmental potential. In addition, I offer private career and college counseling. In particular, I am focusing on the college planning process, from beginning to end, as well as exploring inventory assessments, gap year options, and vocational opportunities post high school.

      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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