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Palmetto Bay Counseling Services

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  • 25 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
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Natousha R.
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He really knows what he’s talking about when it comes to couples counseling!! Hit every single nail on the head with our struggles. Unfortunately, my significant other wasn’t interested in following through, but now i will be talking to him one on one. Great personality too. Highly recommend!

  • 8 years in business
  • 214 hires on Thumbtack
Monica B.
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Very straightforward and honest counseling! Helped us a lot by just letting us find our own shortcomings. Definitely recommend Matthew for marriage counseling.

Dr. Susie Mendelsohn, PA
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from 19 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy S.
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I am the parent of a young woman who receives counseling from Dr. Susie for an eating disorder. Dr. Mendelsohn, without a doubt, saved her life through her expert counseling, her compassion and humor. Dr. Susie was also very focused on working with the family throughout the entire process. She went far beyond my expectations in giving of herself and time to help my daughter in her recovery. I cannot recommend her highly enough for anyone facing the challenges of an eating disorder.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Roger and Denise H.
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My wife and I are thrilled with Ruth. She has given our marriage a huge lift. We had been movingb in a very negative direction for the past few years and tried marriage counseling before but without any success. Ruth has a very unique way of helping us open up our communication and it has been great.

Dr. Deborah Dawson
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra P.
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She was very helpful during the time I counseled with her.

Ken Mann Weddings
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lori M.
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I could not have hoped for a better wedding officiant. Ken made himself available to us at all times during the planning. His premarital counseling was real and relevant, very Christ-centered, but funny and entertaining at the same time. He arrived at the rehearsal and reception early, and was flexible and respectful of our wishes for the ceremony, which was on a boat so required a lot of flexibility! Love this man so much!!!

John Pierre
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Beatrice S.
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He is extremely caring and considerate. John Pierre defiantly understand the concept of privacy. I respect what he does and his ability to be partial to be fair, to be understanding. I have recommended others to him. When I actually thought my marriage would be over speaking and having the counseling sessions with him has saved my marriage and we are now at 22 years of marriage. We appreciate him and we thank him for sharing his wisdom.

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Kit Robison
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Dalizbel B.
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Kit you were amazing to work with and my bride and groom spoke highly of you and encouraged your counseling classes as well. I look forward to working with you in future weddings.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia C.
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Ms. Faith Dickens is very caring, supportive, insightful, discerning, constructive and practical. She answers the specific questions I ask and adds a layer of much needed perspective, that helps me understand my situation better. She responds at a pretty efficient and timely rate, especially when she notices you are in distress about something and need to talk it through. I will highly reccomend Live Again Counseling!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alexa S.
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Maxie made be feel safe and comfortable. She listened intently and offered great guidance. She really helped me get through my divorce and now I go to her weekly for tune ups.

  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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Our Approach: Wellspring's skilled, licensed counselors offer a variety of therapeutic treatments. Our holistic approach to mental health encourages our clients to address the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, behavioral, and spiritual aspects of their lives.

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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South Florida Counseling
5.0
from 1 review
    Leah A.
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    South Florida Counseling has a beyond amazing multi- cultural staff that works wonders! Highly recommend for all ages. Great office as well!

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    Our services include the following: * Culinary Nutrition Education *Holistic Life Coaching * Food Management * Marriage and Family Therapy * Mental Health Counseling

    • 25 years in business
    About

    I use a cognitive behavioral strategy for most my patients/clients. I have found that this is most effective in bringing about the most immediately crises as well as long standing issues or concerns. I an genuinely empathic, understanding, and have excellent listening skills. I also find my genuineness, respect for all patients/clients is quick to bring about a sense of mutual respect and a sense of working together. My education and over 15 years in the field have an accumulated effectiveness for all concerns. I am engaged in Individual, Group, and Family Therapy for several years. I practice with a age groups: Preschoolers, Grade School, Teens, Adults and Geriatrics.

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    because i put my heart into my work to bring the divine power into peoples lives to help them to understand that God is present and helpful in all things.

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    I am a clinical social worker with thirty years of experience. I am an expert on aging issues, relationships and self-esteem issues.

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    Dr. Arvon has owned Arvon and Associates in Counseling for the past 30 years. She is also the Director of Behavioral Medicine and Wellness at the world renown Pritikin Longevity Center. Dr. Arvon is a published author and national speaker.

    About

    Hello welcome to Inner Freedom. I am a nationally certified counselor that has experience and training in the following areas: Family counseling, marriage counseling, mental health disorders, anxiety, depression, pre martial counseling, Individual counseling, Life coaching, Trauma, Sexual abuse, PTSD, somatic experiencing, Children with spectrum disorders, mentoring and more...

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    I entered the field of counseling to assist people in improving their lives and reaching their potential. Happiness can occur when we learn to change aspects of our lives we have control over and not ruminate over those aspects of life over which we have no control. I can assist you in identifying these aspects and engage in the process of change.

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    Dr. Coral Arvon has over 30 years working with individuals and couples. She is a published author and nationally recognized speaker. Besides being the owner of Arvon and Associates she is also the Director of Behavioral Medicine and Wellness at the world renown Pritikin Longevity Center. Dr. Arvon has trained and chosen the best associates with outstanding credentials. Will give you our best.

    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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