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Dr. Susie Mendelsohn, PA
from 19 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Ann C.
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I highly recommend Dr. Susie. From the first session, I felt a great connection. Dr. Susie is not only wonderful listener, but also a brilliant advisor. She helped me peel back layers to understand not only how and why I was viewing a situation a certain way, but also how and why others might see it differently. After experiencing several disappointing therapy sessions with other psychologists, I am so grateful to have found Dr. Susie. She truly helped me develop a healthy perspective. I leave her office feeling unburdened, optimistic and empowered. I highly recommend her!

Delray Holistic Therapy
from 17 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Yvonne B.
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My husband and I went to see Dr. Ransen after not knowing for years what to do about the issues in our couple. We also were stuck with another psychologist who kept dragging her feet and basically did nothing to help us but take our money gladly year after year. Beware! We saw Dr. Ransen three times! And in these short sessions, he was able to pinpoint our problems, and basically showed us the way to resolve them. We liked his dynamic approach, as well as his honesty. I had yet to see a psychologist who turns off the clock when he is asking some background questions! It was a first! He also saw our daughter ONCE who was suffering from anxiety attacks. She used to wake up terrified that she would experience them during the day. It became so bad that she was afraid to lose her job. I have no clue what happened during the time they spent together but since then, she has gotten rid of these attacks, and when she feels that they are coming, she is able to manage them. It was a lifesaver for her. When I reviewed the comments of other patients Dr. Ransen had on his site, I was hopeful but suspicious as it is my nature. But I felt I had not other choice. And I am glad we did see him. It was a life changing experience. My husband and I since have found a way back to what we never were before. A new us, where harmony, love and care is now part of our daily life. After considering divorce for years, we are now looking forward to a great future together. Was it that simple? Yes!

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Student T.
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After being diagnosed with learning disabilities in my sophomore year of high school, I was applying to the College board to receive extended time on the SAT, I was denied twice because the information on my report (from another psychologist) was not sufficient enough. I needed to be re tested in order to send in another psychoeducational evaluation and Dr. Guellati- Salcedo was recommended. Not only did she administer extensive tests and write a 27 page report that allowed me to get the extended time I needed, she thoroughly explained my disabilities to me which allowed me to finally understand them and become successful. Dr. Guellati-Salcedo is a very caring person who puts in enormous time and energy into your case making sure your getting the best care possible! After my experience with Dr. Guellati- Salcedo, I would never recommend anyone else!

Wade Silverman Ph.D., ABPP
from 3 reviews
  • 46 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Richard B.
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He is a thoughtful knowledgeable and not crazy psychologist. What a combination

Lisa Saponaro, PhD Inc
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I provide psychological counseling services for children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Saponaro provides family and couples counseling in addition to individual sessions when appropriate. Psychological evaluation services are available for the diagnosis of learning disabilities, ADHD and IQ. Dr. Saponaro specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety and behavioral problems (e.g. addictions, parenting related concerns, etc). Dr. Saponaro utilizes each client's strengths to help them define and achieve realistic counseling goals. Services are individualized, and success is defined by the consumer with Dr. Saponaro, using her expertise to help you accomplish your goals.

Dr. Tara Zuckerman
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jason S.
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Dr. Zuckerman gave me services and was excellent. She was very compassionate and warm and very easy to speak with. I highly recommend her for therapy if you are interested in a South Florida psychologist who is educated and knows how to help!

Isaac Sochaczewski, LMHC
from 1 review
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gerson K.
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Isaac is a very well qualified psychologist working in the Miami area. He was able to handle my mental health needs with respect and knowledge. I definitely recommend his services!

  • 22 years in business

I'm a Florida licensed clinical psychologist. Please feel free to view my website and call if I can be of help to you. I offer a free 10-minute phone consultation to help us mutually decide if I am the right provider for you.

  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

I am a licensed psychologist in Florida. I help people get through depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, and personal growth.


Dr. Rachel Needle is a clinical psychologist and a certified sex therapist. Dr. Needle’s clinical and research interests include sexual function and dysfunction, relationship concerns, sexual compulsivity, battered women, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and trauma. She also works with individuals both during and following cancer treatment.


Are you looking for a family and child psychologist in Miami? Wade Silverman is the expert to go to. As a therapist in Miami, he treats children, adolescents, and couples, which includes marriage counseling.


I offer a holistic approach to therapy that aims to bring about meaningful, lasting change. My mission is to help my clients feel more alive, more connected, more inspired, and achieve a greater sense of well-being. I have over 20 years of experience as a clinical psychologist working with adults, couples, families, children, and youth. If you are in pain and want to change your experience, I can help.


I have the expertise, as a licensed psychologist, to help with a broad range of personal problems that we all face as human beings. It's important to me that someone that I work with would feel comfortable with me and my style. Moving forward in life is easier with guidance and insight. Life coaching can provide just that and more. Contact me to discuss your situation and how I can help. I use a modern-day approach to help solve real problems that you're experiencing. Distance coaching is also available through using secure video conferencing or by phone. This allows a lot of my clients to be seen without leaving their office or home.


Dr. Turesky is a deeply caring, compassionate and personable Boca Raton licensed psychologist. He has vast experience providing psychotherapy and counseling for anxiety, depression, relationships, stress and chronic pain. As a mindfulness-based therapist, Dr. Turesky has specialized training in the latest mindfulness-based therapies (e.g., ACT) and the mind-body connection. His clients range across the lifespan from college students and young professionals to older adults. Depending upon your therapy needs, he'll work with you to create a customized plan in the context of a warm and nurturing atmosphere. Dr. Turesky serves the South Florida area, including Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Parkland, Coral Springs, and Deerfield. Medicare and private pay is accepted. Out-of-network receipts are available. Call today! I have the following specializations: * Anxiety * Depression * Relationship problems * Stress management * Chronic pain management * Coping with chronic illnesses * Emotional overeating * Work/life balance * Life transitions * Grief and loss * Personal growth * Mindfulness


Dr. Amy H. Meyers is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in depression, anxiety and addiction. She treats adults and teens in individual, group and couples modalities.

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Personalized attention in a caring confidential environment Seeing how my clients improve their relationships and their quality of life overall


Services offered are: * Psychotherapy for Children, Adults, Families, and Couples * Sex Therapy * Biofeedback * Psychological * Psychoeducational Testing * Anxiety * Depression * Trauma * Sexual Trauma * Chronic Pain * Illness * Disability * Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD


James D. Huysman, LCSW Dr. James D. (Jamie) Huysman’s dynamic career has bridged all media with progressive and innovative health services as a Psychologist, Board Certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker, compassion fatigue therapist, certified hypnotherapist, crisis interventionist and nationally certified addictions professional. His life has been dedicated to social advocacy and providing a voice for those with mental health challenges. He believes passionately in the resilience of the human spirit. He is an official spokesperson and writes many articles for the National Association of Social Workers. He also sits on the NASW committee to establish national protocols for certification and standardization of caregiving practices. Over the past year he has empowered family and professional caregivers across the country as part of the Brookdale Crosstrain Your Brain symposium series, the NCOA/ASA Aging in America Conference and The City of Albuquerque’s Annual Caregiver Conference, among a host of others. In 2008 he was honored with the NASW Social Worker of the Year Award in Miami/Dade County and the State of Florida. He speaks to all audiences on topics ranging from caregiver burnout, senior addiction, mental health challenges, mind, body & soul work, and corporate approaches to health and wellness. His dynamic style and presentation have made him a well-known international speaker and crowd favorite. His keynote addresses are compelling, motivational and passionate. Dr. Jamie is a practical, interactive, Jungian influenced therapist. His treatment approach is to facilitate the healing of his clients and to assist them in resolving current problems and long-standing patterns. He incorporates a blend of conventional and alternative approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. To stay in sync with direct service and the human condition, he works with individuals, couples and families, using innovative psychotherapeutic techniques. The client-doctor relationship is the essence of all of his work throughout the years. Staying connected to the resilience of the human spirit is a vital effort in his presentation and administrative life. Among his areas of expertise are caregiver innovations, mental health challenges, such as depression and bipolar disorder, and treatment of addictions and co-addictions of all types. In 2003, Dr. Huysman co-founded the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation with his friend and colleague, Leeza Gibbons. Serving as the Foundation’s Executive Director, he created the LGMF signature program, Leeza’s Place, a non-clinical, psychosocial, drop-in model, that with his guidance and vision became a community oasis for caregivers and the newly diagnosed in nine communities and five states from 2004 - 2008. While overseeing the LGMF national program, thousands of caregivers were served and supported across the country, free of charge. His intergenerational work with adolescents, adults and seniors served as a vital component for his work with LGMF. Jamie co-authored Take Your Oxygen First – Protecting Your Health & Happiness While Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss, with Leeza Gibbons and geriatrician Dr. Rosemary Laird, from LaChance Publishing. Upon its release in May of 2009, it went straight to #1 on Amazon and stayed there for two weeks in the categories of eldercare, aging parents and Alzheimer’s Disease. A regular contributor to Today’s Caregiver Magazine, Jamie was featured in the the American Management Association’s tome on leadership, The 100 Mile Walk – A New Look at Leadership. Also noteworthy are his contributions to Voices of Alcoholism and Voices of Caregiving from The Healing Project’s “Voices of…” book series. He continues to serve as an adjunct professor at Florida International University, clinically overseeing Doctoral students throughout South Florida. Dr Jamie has presented on TV, radio and at many national conferences since 1991, appearing on hundreds of talk, court and reality shows. Recently a host of Health Corner, sponsored by Walgreens, for Lifetime Television, he was featured in 75+ segments on aging and caregiving. Appearing as a clinical expert on more than one hundred nationally syndicated talk shows, he has been referred to as the “Robin Hood of Talk TV” because of his assistance to guests and viewers. Through TV Aftercare™, the first national network of healthcare providers designed to serve the wellness needs of the talk, court and reality show industry, he secured almost 7 million dollars of treatment for over 700 guests and their families. After The Geraldo Show he worked with Montel, The Leeza Show, Les Brown Show, Moral Court, Talk or Walk, Boy Meets Boy, The Rick Sanchez Show and Beyond with James Van Praagh. He also appeared as the relationship expert on Men Are from Mars, Women Are From Venus and worked again with his friend, Leeza Gibbons, on her Leeza Live radio show. He obtained his BA from the University of Florida, graduating cum laude; his MSW from Barry University, with high honors; and his PsyD from the California Southern University (formerly Southern California School of Professional Studies), also cum laude. He lives and maintains a private practice in Miami, Florida. =

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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