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Alpharetta Counseling Services

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  • 9 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
LIsa M.
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Wow! I can't say enough! I am so grateful for the communication technique that Greg Griffin taught my Boyfriend and I! His coaching and counseling "really" helped our relationship drastically. No exaggeration. "Drastically " helped our relationship. We were on the verge of giving up on each other. Having a counseling session with Greg Griffin was a last ditch effort to see if there was any hope for our failing relationship and horrible communication. Since we met with Mr. Griffin, we have earnestly employed the communication technique that he taught us and we now communicate effectively with each other in a loving, kind, considerate manner. Our communication is better than it has ever been. Our love for each other has grown and is stronger than it has ever been. We owe all of this to Greg Griffin teaching us how to interact and communicate and understand each other. Thank you so much Mr. Griffin. You made a profound difference in our relationship and we thank you for that. Lisa Marie & Craig

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  • 22 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Chantel W.
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We have only had one marriage counseling visit so far.She has been very welcoming, neutral, and responsive ( this includes outside of the sessionas well).

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Daniel Gopin
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Robin F.
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I sent my 24 year old son to Daniel for counseling. Daniel made him comfortable enough to have meaningful conversations about his future and what his role would be as a husband and father someday. He focused on not only the issues of today, but what the impact of his words, actions and feelings would have on other relationships in his life in the future. I was very pleased with Daniel and his ability to help facilitate growth in my son.

Crystal Gillery, LMFT
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Angie B.
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We can't thank you enough for helping us resolve our issues which saved our relationship! Your devotion to our needs and your compassion were exactly what we needed. You taught us how to communicate effectively and you showed us the importance of random acts of kindness towards each other. Counseling with you saved our relationship and we have never been happier! We just can't thank you enough! Angie and Brooke

Grace Connection
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
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I have been to counseling before but Grace connection was the best experience of my life.

The Color of Marriage
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Evelyn B.
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Excellent experience for me and my husband. If you are a Christian, you will greatly benefit from the marriage counseling they offer.

Gantt Therapeutic Vision
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Larry P.
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Prior to meeting with Corlette I wasn't a big believer in counseling, therapy...etc. However after meeting with Corlette my views concerning therapy have completely changed. I believe the understanding manor with which Coreltte handles her sessions has largely contributed to that change of opinion. Several months ago I sought out a counselor/therapist to help my partner and I through difficult times where our communication often broke down, any conflict could easily result in a fight, and we were forced to revisit hurtful events from our past. We were committed to the relationship but certainly needed help moving forward. From the very first conversation, Corlette was non-judgemental, insightful, and provided us with a platform to get beyond our past. She's excellent at listening and letting one air their grievances, yet knowing when to intervene and provide some helpful perspective. She never makes you feel rushed and truly wants you to benefit from each and every session and willingly provides her time to help you do so. She's been a pleasure to work with, great choice here! LP

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CFMI
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Shemeka M.
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Apostle Oshay Smith has been a great marriage counselor to myself and husband. At the time Me and my husband were having some hard times in our marriage, I was ready for a divorce, but the Lord led me to talk to Apostle Oshay first before doing anything else.. I briefed him on what we were going through, trust issues, infidelity, disappointments, and so on. He set up an appointment with my husband and he begin to minister and Council him first. My husband began seeing Apostle Oshay every Wednesday by himself from March 2017 until July 2017. Apostle Oshay then started counseling the both of us together in July of this year.. During that time of my husband one on one time with Apostle, I began to see a spiritual and a natural change in him. My love begin to come back for my husband for the first time in about eight months.. We still have a long road ahead of us but I can truly say now me and my husband are (1) standing strong together and we are both fighting for our marriage together.. and we owe it all to God first and also Apostle Oshay..

K & K Counseling Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mia B.
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I was able to move at my own pace while Olivia was listening & asking the right questions. 👍 I would definitely recommend K & K Counseling.

Clay Cutts, LCSW, CFSW
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Clay is doing marriage counseling with my husband and I. At this time we have only had one session. We are returning and doing the homework he suggested.

Ministry
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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We're working with Ken now for marriage counseling...he's very thorough and has a great way of opening your mind to things you hadn't thought of before

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Alisha M.
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After just one visit, my fiancé and I have learned so much. We walked away with a greater appreciation for one another. We look forward to our next visit for premarital counseling:)

Better Life Counseling
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
E. A.
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Jumie is very easy to work with is a great listener.

CJ's Counseling Services
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lori R.
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I found Marissa to be very insightful. She is very warm and personable. It was very easy to open up and confide in her. Marissa has a terrific ability to separate issues which gave me a lot of clarity. She also gave me a lot of hope. I am so happy I found her. I highly recommend Marissa.

  • 2 years in business
Stefanie H.
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Viviane is an amazing listener, which is key in helping to unlock your tensions. Her guidance has helped me tremendously in who I am today and how to deal with what life throws at me.

Jennifer B.
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I sought help from Emma to address some unresolved personal issues that I had experienced throughout my life. As time progressed, the focus shifted from an individual counseling session to a marriage counseling session. My husband and I both found Emma to be authentically caring, insightful, and spiritually grounded. Emma taught us new techniques, which encouraged us to open our hearts and the lines of communication between us. We are eternally grateful to God for how he used Emma to help and heal our marriage.

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We provide integrated clinical and Christian counseling services for couples, individuals, and teens. This integrated approach offers clients the best of both techniques as it offers proven clinical treatment with the support and strength faith provides.

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I perform weddings at your location. I provide pre-marital counseling and marital counseling. I work with couples to provide guidance in financial matters of marriage.

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I counsel married couples using the Gottman method. My experience with adolescents extend from ages 10 to 18. I conduct grief counseling for trauma survivors. My approach to counseling is based on a family therapeutic model.

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I work with all clients with a variety of concerns: marriage and family counseling, child and adolescent concerns, elderly issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, couples, OCD, odd, bipolar, schizoid-type disorder, and eating disorders. I work with clients who are unable to pay high fees for therapy referred to as sliding scale. I have been in private practice for 14 years and 30.5 years as a school counselor and teacher. I have a master's and specialist degree in school and community counseling. I do not turn clients away due to financial concerns.

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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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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