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Cape Coral Mental Health Counselors

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Serenity Counseling Center
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Kristina N.
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I first began seeing Janean last year while she was working under a psychiatrist who accepted my health insurance. After my psychiatrist retired, she was kind enough to allow me to continue receiving counseling services from her at just the cost of my co-pay since her insurance arrangements were different. She is a wonderful counselor, is extremely flexible with working around my schedule, and will even chat with me for additional time if she can see that I am under more stress than usual - I always leave my appointments feeling so grateful and relieved to have found her! I would highly recommend Serenity Counseling to anyone looking for a great, kind, and caring counselor!

  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marilu H.
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Peggy is one of those rare cases where professionalism meets wise intuition. Her impressive background as a business woman and extensive studies in holistic health–combined with a sensible and spiritual view of our human nature–gives her clients an effective set of tools to unstuck themselves from any crisis. I love Peggy for following her passion–assisting others in making their lives more enjoyable.

  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn M.
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Christina came to our home for a chair massage for my elderly mom. She was very accommodating to my mom's health issues and needs. It was exactly what we were looking for.

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I provide licensed mental health counseling in your home or office located in Port Charlotte. For in-office, I take various health insurances, and in your home, the fee is cash and can be negotiated.

About

RB Institute's mission statement is this: Our goal is to provide an environment where we not only perform natural health care services, but we also strive to educate our patients, empowering them, so they may have the knowledge to create a healthier lifestyle for themselves and be responsible and accountable for their own health.

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Perez Life Coaching & Mental Wellness Consultation is here for you through trying times, new events, and goal management. We offer a variety of services. "In person" coaching sessions are available in Cape Coral, FL, and Ft. Myers, FL. Anybody inside or outside this area can take advantage of our Internet (via Skype) and phone sessions. We specialize in personal and business consultations. In-person/Skype services are $30 an hour. Phone services are $20 an hour. Call us today for a free 15-minute consultation and see what coaching can do for you. Our services consist of the following: * Group Motivational/Leadership Coaching * Business Start-Up Consultation * Personal Coaching * Advertising and Marketing Services * Behavior Change Coaching * Life Coaching for Youths * Addiction (Non-12 Step) Consultations * Grievance Consultations * Relationship Coaching * Couples Mediation and Coaching * Autism Consultation * Weight Loss Coaching * One-on-One Companionship Coaching * Family Issue Consultations * LGBT and Gender Identity Consultations * Parenting Coaching

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As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and live a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve current challenges you may have in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, together we can exam unwanted behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

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I provide professional mental health services to adults children as needed.

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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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