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Palm Springs Psychotherapists

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Yefferson E.
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Elisa, is one of the most professional therapist I've known. She has all the experience and knowledge that you need to help you achieve more in your personal and professional life. She's great!!.

  • 8 years in business
Cheryl G.
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She listened well and helped me think clearly

Jaime S.
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Jason is so easy to talk to and very understanding. He makes me feel comfortable to open up an share what is going on in my life and always has useful advise to get me through situations and balance what I am going through. Highly recommend!

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I am the owner of a holistic psychotherapy practice that works with children, adolescents, and adults. We do individual, couples, and family therapy. Our specialties include, but are not limited to, eating disorders, addictions, infidelity, and trauma/abuse. You can check out our website to become more familiar with all the issues we work with, groups we offer, and a 3-day holistic boot camp that helps you get a jump-start on feeling better. We pride ourselves on getting to the heart of the matter. This helps you figure out how to remove your stumbling blocks quickly. We don't spend 3 sessions getting to know you. You will walk out of the first session, having learned some new coping skills and feeling relieved and hopeful. In working with one of our highly skilled therapists, you will learn how to use the mind-body connection to have a more fulfilling life! Contact us today to discuss any questions you may have and how to get started!

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I work with children and their parents, as well as individuals and couples, providing therapy in English and Spanish. I work with clients from different lifestyles and culturally diverse backgrounds, such as Hispanic/Latinos and the LGBT community. Español: Trabajo con niños y sus padres, con individuos y con parejas, y proporciono terapia en inglés y en español. Trabajo con clientes de diferentes estilos de vida y diversas culturas tales como latinos o hispanos y la comunidad LGBT.

  • 5 years in business
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I have experience working in private practice, hospitals, residential facilities and schools providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults and the elderly in individual, couples and family formats. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress management, grief/bereavement, relationship difficulties, stress related to chronic illness and/or new medical diagnosis, eating disorders, emotional eating and exercise addiction. I offer pre-surgical evaluations in bariatric, Ppastics, in-vitro fertilization, and organ transplant. I also provide post-surgical supportive therapy for the aforementioned surgeries. Another unique service I offer is executive coaching. I provide a warm, safe environment where clients can feel comfortable discussing their hopes, dreams, fears and goals for treatment. I empower clients by assisting them in better understanding their behaviors, environments and relationships. I collaborate with clients to help them develop goals and strategies. My services include individual therapy for adults, children, adolescents and older adults, couples therapy, pre-procedural psychological clearances for fertility treatment, pre-surgical evaluations for bariatrics, organ transplant and other medical procedures, pre-employment screenings for police officers, and emotional support animal evaluations Specialties are as follows: * Medical Psychology * Eating Disorders Anorexia * Bulimia * Orthorexia * Exercise Addiction * Depression * Anxiety * Bipolar Disorder * Interpersonal Challenges

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Open Mind Psychotherapy & Wellness Center is located at the Weston Town Center and has been operating since 1998. The center has been serving our community with a highly qualified staff of mental health professionals, who offer a personalized and integral treatment. Our clinical director, Valeria Vilar, is a licensed mental health counselor (FL License MH10036). Open Mind has been serving Weston, FL, providing counseling and psychotherapy services since 1998. We treat anxiety, depression, panic attacks, anger, grief, marriage psychotherapy, couple counseling, children psychotherapy, conflict resolution, stress, infertility counseling, self-esteem, crisis, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, GAD, and mindfulness for the Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Sunrise, Davie, Miramar, Broward County and Miami-Dade communities. Valeria Vilar, MA, BEd, LMHC, is Open Mind Psychotherapy & Wellness Center Clinical Director, counting with extensive experience in both mental health counseling and education fields. She is a psychotherapist and education professional. Below are some of her experience: * Frequent guest speaker in Univision's "Despierta America" * Frequent guest speaker in Univision's "Viva la Familia Todobebe" * Guest in "Roxana" in Unimas and Univision * Columnist for magazines and newspapers in the US and Latin America

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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
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Personalized attention in a caring confidential environment

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We do personal counseling for adults, adolescents and children with a specialty in transgender, LGBTQ and gender variant issues. I practice unconditional positive regard for all clients regardless of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, orientation, gender expression or socioeconomic status. My clients have included veterans (I am a Navy veteran), persons with addiction issues and eating disorders and those facing challenges of gender expression and identity. I especially enjoy helping children and adolescents navigate the issues of pre-adulthood, not the least of which is being a victim of bullying. I strive to make a connection with each and every client so that person knows I truly care. I am the best counselor that I know because of the professional bond I make with my clients.

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I began my career 28 years ago, to motivate and support clients who are "stuck" somewhere in their lives. Some of our clients have issues related to addiction, pain, relationship conflict, anxiety, insomnia, and PTSD. They take that step to really "do" something about what's disturbing them and blocking them from having peace of mind, body, and soul. At our office, we can achieve successful results in a short period of time with your cooperation. Our clients tell us that they feel very safe and find it easy to share their concerns with our therapists in a therapeutic, rewarding way! We combine psychotherapy, EMDR and biofeedback in such a way that it makes your session interesting, and provides an instrument to access the end results quickly. All we ask is for your collaboration, and a curiosity to see that things in your life can gently move towards a better direction for you. Call us for a demonstration of our innovative "fusion" techniques! (We can also help you to quit smoking in the process, if you wish.)

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I love what I do. I connect well with clients and truly believe that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is essential for success. I perceive therapy as a partnership, and I believe we are all capable of becoming our best selves. I work to educate in psychological theory, inspire insight, focus on personal empowerment, and motivate change. I have specialized training in sex therapy, eating disorders, and couples' therapy. In session, I employ several different treatment modalities tailored specifically to the client's needs.

  • 7 years in business
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Psychotherapy is both a way of understanding human behavior and of helping people with their emotional difficulties and personal problems. Psychotherapy typically starts with an assessment of problematic symptoms and maladaptive behaviors that often intrude into a person's social life, personal relationships, school or work activities, and physical health. Specific psycho-therapeutic strategies may be employed to alleviate specific problems causing distress such as depression, anxiety or relationship problems. Self-knowledge is seen as an important key to changing attitudes and behavior.

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Each client is seen with care and compassion. Additionally every client is different and it is so imperative to listen to the needs of the clients and what they want to achieve so as to help them reach their growth and potential.

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The following are my qualifications: * Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw, Poland * Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the School of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Warsaw, Poland * Major in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy I am psychotherapist with experience working with families, couples, and individuals. I specialize in treating individuals struggling with the full spectrum of eating disorders as well as those with depression, anxiety, and behavior disorders.

  • 11 years in business
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Are you in an unhappy relationship because of a lack of intimacy, drifting apart, or even infidelity? Has this left you feeling sad, depressed, angry or anxious? You owe it to yourself and your family to feel better. I work with adults on issues related to trauma, sexuality, relationships and more. I also work with couples and have been trained in effective treatment methods and specialize in sex therapy. Have you suffered from a childhood filled with neglect or abuse? I can help you recover from trauma in your recent or distant past and guide you to your best life yet. I am a Certified EMDR therapist, and I help people reduce symptoms of PTSD and DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder). Do you experience problems with your sexuality? I am a certified sex therapist from the Florida Postgraduate Sex Therapy Training Institute and have an additional certification from AASECT. My clients have said that I am open and easy to talk to. I use holistic methods to help you improve or heal your life in body, mind, and spirit. My mission is to help people feel whole again. All Spiritual Paths Are Honored. All Sexual Orientations & Gender Expressions Are Welcomed.

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I provide services in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy for all manner of emotional and psychological issues. The treatment is focused on symptomatic reduction of issues using both counseling and hypnotherapy which is really effectiveness learning.

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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