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Winter Haven Counselors

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Latifah Akram
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Colville S.
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Ms. Akram was very professional and flexible in helping me early in my career as a mental health/substance abuse counselor. She demonstrated excellent communication skills and was receptive in listening to me and providing oversight/direction in helping me to be a better clinician.

  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Jerome C.
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I was not too keen on meeting a family counselor but my initial visit was a genuine pleasure. My fiancé and I are eagerly looking forward to our second meeting.

  • 31 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
CK S.
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It is indeed a blessing to have Dr. Paul Bryant as my counselor!

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer P.
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We would highly recommend and. Cherie to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and supportive counselor.

Jonathan T Bell
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley R.
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Jon was an amazing counselor, he listened attentively, asked all the right questions, his advice and activities were both fun and easy to implement. Wonderful price for exceptional work. Thank you!

Anderson Family Counseling
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Angela H.
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Just had our first session of marriage counseling he was very informative. We are already seeing a difference in how we communicate and I'm looking forward to our next session to help get our marriage on the right track.

Living His Life Ministries
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Mary P.
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Torend is a great teacher and counselor! You can tell he shows a genuine interest in you and your situation and yet makes it a point to help you see your created value. He has a way of helping you understanding things you didn't seem to get before. What I appreciate most is that he really seems connect and genuinely cares about who you are and how you're doing. He is a great man of God.

Lisa Sullivan, LMFT
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Terri B.
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Lisa is an awesome counselor! She is attentive, warm, nonjudgmental, and very knowledgeable and offers easily applicable information that promotes life changes. She combines smart, professional instruction and advice that instills in you the confidence to grow and move from thought to action! She’s also great for the occasional ‘mental tune-up’ when life throws you the curve ball!

  • 36 years in business
Stephen S.
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The Greatest Decision We Ever Made!! My name is Stephen I've been married to my beautiful wife Waleska going on 7 yrs now, we have four beautiful kids that the Lord has blessed us with. Our lives have changed so dramatically over the past seven years. You see I was not always the man that I am now and quite frankly I'm too ashamed to tell you some of the things I've done, unspeakable things. I was a terrible abusive husband, a harsh an Impatient dad, a terrible friend, just to name a few. Turmoil and chaos ruled the day in our lives it seemed. My wife and I would barely speak to each other, we had grown so far apart from each other you could even say we had become strangers and our children was subjected to it all. That all Changed the day I met an old friend of mine while shopping at a local Wal-mart, Bishop Larry parks and his beautiful wife Delores. I look back at that day as the turning point in our lives. He and I grew closely together very rapidly, largely impart to the love, patience and kindness that he showed to me, I couldn't understand how someone can be so caring to someone like me. I shared what was happening in my life and in my family's life and he offered his help. It was a journey but my family and I made it through, my wife has become my best friend and I can't think of life without her,my relationship with my kids and I well..........It defies definition, all because of the help of Larry, and his wife Delores. They never hesitated to meet with us in some of our most trying times. The thing I remember the most was the tears that fell from their eyes when we would share how bad things were going in our marriage, as if it were their marriage crumbling. If you are serious about a New Beginning in your marriage, or you're just now starting your journey together, Look no Further!!!. Today could be the day that you look back on and say like we did, it was "The Greatest Decision We Ever Made".

  • 4 years in business
Jessica A.
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From the very first session, Angela Corbett has been insightful, helpful, friendly, kind, and extremely accepting. She is a brilliant counselor and I'm thankful to have found her!

Dean M.
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Alex is one of the wisest men I have met in this field. He listens, guides and is able to give real world practical direction to those who need help and guidance. In addition, he is kind, and my life would be worse of had I not met and known Alex Mescavage.

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I offer counseling, business consulting, and swimming instruction. I hold a Bachelors in Counseling, and I have 5 years' experience teaching children and adults how to swim.

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I differ from the average counselor in that I am a Christian counselor. I believe that I must look at a person holistically which means that you consist of body, mind and spirit. All of these components affect a person's well-being and therefore must be considered.

  • 11 years in business
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I specialize in couples, as well as children (all ages) and counseling families. If you are struggling in your relationships, or having issues with your children, I urge you to visit our website for a description of our services.

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We specialize in wedding officiating. Each client is given a free "ceremony planning kit", enabling you to custom craft your own unique wedding ceremony. Unlimited phone calls and visits are always welcome! We also offer premarital counseling and a great photography package for an exceptional rate!

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I am a minister of the gospel who has been presiding over weddings, baptisms and funerals and have been counseling couples for the last fifteen years.

  • 2 years in business
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Addiction an Cristian Counseling. Porn an Substances. Marriage problems. Adolecent issues.

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I provide counseling for individuals and their families struggling with an eating or weight disorder. I use an individualized approach with every client, as they are unique in their history and presenting problem for which they are seeking therapy. I am frequently a guest lecturer in colleges, universities, and community groups about eating disorders and weight management.

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We are offering Christ-centered therapy, based on understanding your own unique temperament, and the needs and strengths of that temperament. When an individual's needs go unmet, or met in ungodly or unproductive ways, that person experiences inner stress and relational stress. The client learns productive ways to meet those needs, and Biblically based cognitive method to overcome negative patterns of meeting those needs. Therapy is offered for: * Marriage and family * Premarital * Divorce and blended families * OCD, depression, anxiety and stress: nutrition and fitness components * Life coaching and communication * Anger, offense and unforgiveness * Deeper intimacy with God and others

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I am a wedding officiant. I also provide marriage counseling. I'm helping brides and grooms to get off to a great start! Thank you for your interest. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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All pain and hurt is an opportunity to become exactly who you are supposed to be. But that journey is easier when you don't do it alone. We commit to walk with you on your journey to wholeness and freedom! We provide exceptional counseling and therapy for individuals, couples and families at a fair and reasonable rate.

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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