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Alpharetta Counselors

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  • 9 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Duane S.
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I am a pastoral counselor myself who has been rather isolated in my ministry. I needed another person to hear my personal struggle with a client and a place to process the impact it was having on me personally. Greg was appropriately supportive, lifted up things I needed to consider and brought the Word to my experience. What ministered to me most was his intercessory prayer on my behalf. While I often pray for and with others in my work seldom do I hear prayers ascending on my behalf.

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  • 22 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cassie N.
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We've tried out many counselors in the past but just couldn't find the right fit. My husband and I knew Dr. Fultz was the right counselor for our family after our first phone conversation while scheduling our appointment. Meeting her in person just confirmed our gut feeling about her. She started on-time, actively and carefully listened to us, she gave us the 'rules of engagement' that we continue to practice today. Having her in our life has made our marriage stronger, we're able to communicate better with far more transparency and understanding. She has given us so much hope. We would definitely recommend her to any couple planning to get married OR to those who have been married for many years. She has been such a light for us.

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Daniel Gopin
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie Ann S.
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Daniel has been my 13 year old son's counselor for the past 7 months. Daniel has a very gentle approach and my son looks forward to their visits. He has been a tremendous support as our family transitions from a two-parent home to a single-parent home.

Crystal Gillery, LMFT
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon A.
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Crystal has been amazing. By far the best counselor my wife and I have come across and she's located in a super convenient location!

Grace Connection
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Gina T.
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Counseling is not something that I would ever imagine to be one of my resources to help my relationship get to where it is right now. When we decided that we wanted to do that I thought it was a bad decision to do so and sort of looked at it in a negative way. We didn't know where to start and who to really trust like that to talk about our marital issues. A friend then told me about grace connection, I was still a little reluctant to start therapy but decided to go anyway. I can tell you going to counseling has changed my whole perspective on how to deal with issues in my marriage, friendship and life itself. I wanna thank pastor Gracia for being such an an amazing counselor. Based on our association with him now , we would rank him as one of the best marriage counselors ever. It is with great pleasure that we would recommend the exceptional pastor Garcia. It is rare to meet a marriage counselor with as much compassion and self-awareness as pastor Garcia. His resilience, positivity, and humor are especially astounding given the challenges he encounters on a daily basis in the therapy sessions with diefferent couples. Thank you again for everything. I know that with everything you've taught us and by the grace of God our marriage will last for as long as God intended it to last. Thank you and God bless.

The Color of Marriage
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Tonya L.
Verified review

Joe & Rhonda are an excellent team of counselors. They offer sound and unbiased counsel to both parties. My husband and I have definitely benefited from the sessions we've attended. We are understanding one another better and are learning to communicate more effectively and to be more aware of one another's feelings. I would recommend Joe & Rhonda to any couple experiencing a season of unrest in their relationship.

Achievement Strategies, Inc.
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
David S.
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Laura was very professional and pleasant to talk to. I truly enjoyed our first meeting, and look forward to the next one! I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is interested in finding an incredibly talented therapist/counselor.

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

Clay Cutts, LCSW, CFSW
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Connor G.
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Clay is a great counselor! He's seriously helping me with my addiction and anxiety issues. I'm really grateful for his great advice and wisdom.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stacy E., LAPC E.
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Brianna has such a wealth of knowledge about family systems and dynamics, child and adolescent issues, and trauma. I consider it such a privilege to learn from her as she guides and mentors with such depth of caring, understanding, and a strong clinical foundation.

Hey Can We Talk
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Latonya B.
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My Husband and I decided that we really needed marital counseling to work through some communication issues. We also wanted to get a better understanding of our expectations for one another so that our relationship would get stronger. I took it upon myself to start searching. Amongst a list of criterias that I wanted a counselor to meet, I wanted a God fearing person who could be guided by the spirit. I must say that my Husband and I are both so very blessed to have met Mr. John. He was extremely patient with us. He was not judgemental, but he was honest and he understood what was happening underneath the surface. He allowed us to say our peace, he took notes, he was in tune with what we said, he was very attentive and open minded. We opened with prayer and ended with prayer. When we left, we were both so happy and I felt a sense of calm. I would highly recommend Mr. John to anyone struggling to get through tough issues. I am looking forward to our next visit.

  • 30 years in business
Victoria S.
Verified review

Dr Samaan is a very compassionate, caring, intelligent man that brought great insight to the issues I struggled with. He helped me look at things in ways I had never thought about and helped me more than I could have imagined. I really miss our sessions. Florida lost a great counselor.

MeKing Counseling
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Donald B.
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The counseling experience has been nothing short of stellar. The counseling has helped me tremendously. The service has been excellent. I highly recommend their services

  • 8 years in business
YO L.
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Not only does Ms. Thomas have insight to different situations and issues, but she obviously hears from GOD when giving spiritual tools and tactics to help overcome the challenges one may face. I'm absolutely elated to have Ms. Thomas as my Christian counselor.

Angel Schieber MAed, MAPC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Susan S.
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We are still in process, just getting started but all contact with Angel has been unusually positive. I have had a lot of experience with counselors and she stands out for her genuine caring.

Dr AV L.
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As an experienced LPC,NBCC and retired School Counselor I've had the opportunity to see first hand The Arnold's and their commitment to helping others. it is my pleasure to recommend Fred and Denise Arnold and The Evolution Counseling Service Agency as highly positive effective people who process the necessary skills to assist people and the community with the tools necessary to lead a productive life. They see the big picture of the problem and guide the client with step by step process to work through the problem. Their professionalism sincerity spirituality truthfulness and dedication to help others in their professional or personal life is by far exceptional. The Arnold's are an example for the work that can and should be provided byToday's counselors .

Vanessa R.
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Janet is the best counselor that I've seen so far. She is caring and takes her time with each session. I look forward to continuing my sessions with her.

Amy H. Teller, MS, LPC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
Garrett D.
Verified review

My wife of four years, and I felt that the romance had disappeared from our marriage. I went to this counselor to seek advise on how to get it back. What I got was guided insight to my true feelings and desires. Once I was comfortable with how I really felt, I no longer needed advice on WHAT to do. She was very gentle and our sessions were comfortable. I felt like I had the friend I needed to lean on, without the judgement & advice that so many wanted to offer. My life is happier, because I have a better handle on what I want & need. Thanks, so much!

About

As a pastor and speaker, I provide premarital counseling and officiate weddings with a personal touch.

Dr. Crystal M. Consonery

New To Thumbtack

  • 11 years in business
About

I counsel through the scriptures as I believe God's word has provided us with everything we need to transition through the ups and downs of life.

Strategic Nutrition

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    About

    I have been a counselor for weight loss/weight management for more than 20 years. I also follow the principles I teach to others to maintain the 100-pound weight loss I had many years ago without surgery, medications or fad diets. If I can lose this amount of weight and keep if off, so can you!

    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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