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Fort Myers Counseling Services

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Serenity Counseling Center
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 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!

  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tabitha L.
Verified review

Fred officiated our wedding and led us in premarital counseling. The counseling was very beneficial in preparing us for marriage. He made the ceremony personal and engaging. I would recommend him to anyone who desires a more traditional ceremony.

Ellen Hennigan, MA, LMHC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susan A.
Verified review

I had the privilege of using Ellen's services on several occasions and her professionalism and dedication to the field was impressive. She is methodical and results orientated. Her tools for counseling on a variety of issues enabled me to resolve my conflicts in an efficient and lasting way. Her compassion, understanding, and listening skills are unique and help get to the real issues. I highly recommend Ellen for any of your counseling and coaching needs.

Stacey Brown Counseling
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
David B.
Verified review

My initial 90 minute session with Stacey Brown was extremely helpful. She is easy to talk to about any issue, and I left with a better perspective and concrete steps to take to address my issues. Her approach is short term and solution centered. I look forward to our next session.

  • 30 years in business
Eleina S.
Verified review

David was a Business Coach for me and his coaching and counseling completely changed the direction of my business.. I am now on a path to success that I don't believe ever would have happened without him. Thank you David Essell!

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Call today for your 15 minute free Consultation. We provide individual, couples, and group Counseling to help get you back on track.

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I am a certified addiction counselor. I provide substance abuse in groups and individual sessions. I will travel and make sure the patient is taken care of. I also provide marketing services, public relations and event planning which is totally separate from my counseling service.

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We specialize in Play Therapy and Pet-assisted therapy.

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PerfectPath was founded by me, Candace Townsend, in 2016. I had been working at an agency as a drug and alcohol counselor for about 9 years prior to its creation. I am an extremely compassionate non judgemental person. I believe if people feel they can share their true essence without fear of judgement, and feel known and understood the path to making healthy positive changes in their life is not just possible but probable. My purpose is to utilize my own life experiences along with the many classes, seminars, lectures, trainings, education and hundreds of books I've read, to assist you in moving forward with your dreams. I am here to support and encourage you when needed and inspire and motivate when needed. Sometimes all at the same time!! Go ahead... give it a shot...you may find relief and strength...you may find yourself...you may discover new aspects... you may realize you are worth investing in...!!!!!!!

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I am a life coach, self-help and motivational speaker. I offer seminars and conferences, human development, self-confidence; stress management, communication and relationship counseling.

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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.

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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 am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is genuinely committed to my clients and I understand how relationship issues, depression, trauma, anger and anxiety can impact your life and make you feel hopeless and stuck. I am skilled in helping you understand the origin of your issues, then you will be better able to focus on creating life changes that allow you to start living a life full of health, happiness, peace and positive living. Find the tranquility, peace, happiness you've been searching for, from the only therapist who comes right to the comfort of your own home! (Main office located in Cape Coral.) With more than 17 years of helping others in Southwest Florida, I can offer you the guidance and support you need to find lasting change and personal growth. By using evidence-based practices and offering a relationship of non-judgement and compassion, you will make the changes you've been seeking. All services are private and confidential. I also provide convenient video and phone counseling/coaching sessions. By reading my profile, you've already made the first step towards change. Contact me for a No-Cost 15 minute phone consult to see how I can help you.

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I have a very varied background.

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Individual, couples, family counseling based upon sound psychological principles and biblical insight.

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Having almost forty years experience in counseling, I can help most clients work through life's challenges through exploring positive, creative, and compassionate options. Follow up and continued support are available as needed.

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Personalized mental health counseling services. Assisting clients from all backgrounds.

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We offer Christian based psychotherapy services for individuals, couples and families. Get the understanding, support and tools you need to make the changes you need and want. All kinds of problems are addressed, both big and small. Our service is confidential and safe.

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I'm a certified personal trainer with certifications in corrective, fitness, nutrition and sports performance.

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I listen to people who have no one to listen to them. I listen/get information for other people. I read and edit materials for others. I am a sober companion. I am a certified addiction counselor

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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