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  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Turquoise J.
Verified review

Chasity provides a very inviting and comfortable environment for me. Straight-forward, supportive and holds me accountable to reach my personal goals. I’m in a much better place in my life thanks to Chasity. Chasity provides groups outside of personal sessions to work more selectively on topics that are very beneficial and supportive that I would suggest to anyone that struggle in those topic areas. Implementing the work done in group has been very life changing!

Anew Life Coaching
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Anne Marie W.
    Verified review

    This experience truly changed my life. Stacey is a beautiful, creative, open minded person who I instantly felt very comfortable working with. I'm not going to lie, I was very hesitant about the whole thing in the beginning. Life coach? Talking to someone I don't know about my problems and my deepest fears... I don' t think so! But something inside me kept nagging at me, telling me to do it. At this time, I was going thru a very bad time in my life. I was in a terrible relationship with someone who I loved but had come to realize had serious psychological issues, I had NO confidence, no friends or family living near me and a job I hated. I really didn't know where to turn. So I did it. What did I have to lose? No one would know and I could finally really talk to someone about what was going on in my life. This was hands down, the best decision I have ever made and I don't even want to know where I would be if I hadn't done it. When we started, I questioned everything. How was this really going to change my life? I had very little faith and to be completely honest I even thought the whole "life coach" thing sounded a little corny. I hung in there though. I did what she asked me to do and, at first, slowly little things started changing for me. I had a chance to sit back look at myself, my loved ones and life in general in a completely different way from what I had been doing my whole life. I realized so much being able to talk to Stacey and working with her gave me the chance to look at my life through someone elses' eyes. Growing up, I've gone to counselors, therapists, psychiatrists, the list goes on and on. I've never had someone help me so much though. I think it's partially because Stacey really cares. I've had the opportunity to form a friendship with her thru this process and can honestly say she is an amazing person that cares so much about the well being of others and makes changing your life fun and exciting. I looked forward to meeting with her every week. She's so creative with the work she does with you and goes completely above and beyond what any other type of counselor or therapist does. She has changed her own life and helped changed so many others and she understands. She doesn't make you feel judged or less then. She does just the opposite. Something sent this women to me and I KNOW it was meant to be. If something has sent her to you, have faith in it or have faith in yourself. Stop questioning everything about it and believe in something. I never thought I would be sitting here writing this review, trying to figure out how to get across how much this really changed and how much I know it can change yours, if your are ready and willing. I now have my dream job, relationship and am on a spiritual journey I never knew possible and I will be forever grateful to Stacey and the work she has done with me. All you have to do is trust your intuition! Good luck on your journey and have faith in it ;)

    Jemma Coleman, LMFT, LMHC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 8 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    I most enjoy working with couples and adolescents. My ideal client is looking to improve their understanding of themselves & their relationships. With this increased understanding, my goal is to add to their knowledge-base by sharing my expertise and help them to use all of this together to create the life and relationships that they truly desire. With training in the Gottman Method, I am equipped and eager to help couples and their families find healthier, more effective ways of living and communicating. Adolescents also hold a special place in my heart and I offer free support groups for teens in addition to counseling them as individuals and with their families. When you come to see me, you will experience a friendly, comforting atmosphere and enjoy a therapist with a sense of humor and a compassionate heart. I’m always working on personal growth so that I have more to offer my clients

    About

    I assist you in discovering your own inner empowerment and move toward your goals with support and encouragement. There can be many roadblocks in life and we all need support and assistance in achieving the life of our dreams. I offer a safe, personal space to explore your own goals and the path you want to walk down. You have all the abilities within; you have the answer. It is through exploring these thoughts and feelings with another that wonderful steps can be taken down your path. Together, we can work toward the alignment of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual bodies into one of a powerful life creator. After all, we are reflections for each other!

    Marchelle Mahoney

    New To Thumbtack

    • 16 years in business
    About

    Marchelle will help you make sense and gain clarity in any situation of your life whether past, present or future. She does this by connecting with the angelic realm to receive guidance and wisdom about you specifically. In just one session with her, you will gain confidence and become inspired to make the necessary changes that will bring you closer to your dreams and heart's desire. She will also teach you how to understand when spirit is communicating with you so that you can open yourself up to channel your own divine guidance and receive messages from your loved ones directly. Marchelle's compassionate and uplifting nature will have you feeling not only better but empowered, beautiful and loved.

    Q & A

    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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