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Chicago Christian Counselors

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  • 8 years in business
  • 227 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen R.
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I am so glad I met Nicole. She is extremely compassionate with a wonderfully serene demeanor. She was very interested in finding out what I was looking for, and we chatted for a long time prior to the reiki treatment. I have an auto-immune issue and she was so helpful in suggesting ways to help regain my health. I had never had reiki before and I felt like my body was in complete harmony afterwards. She is a true healer.

Love First
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
M. R.
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We planned an out door wedding at one of the mansions on Christian Hill, Alton, IL Meg was timely, dressed for the occasion and offered to help in any way possible! She very thoughtfully included the groom's children in the service. A great deal of preplanning insured the celebration was fabulous and Mother nature provided a perfect day after the showers of "Tropical Bill".

Rev. Clyde A. Porter
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
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From our initial phone conversation, we felt very comfortable being open with Rev. Porter. I enjoyed his laugh! He gave us some ideas that we'd never thought of and seems very willing to carry out what will be our dream ceremony, adding special touches. He suggested marriage counseling and really told us what the value is. We hadn't thought of doing this, but will after his recommendation. We look forward to meeting him and beginning this journey together.

The Juniper Center
4.2
from 15 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Louise L.
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Myself and some of my ( immediate and extended) family have worked with several Juniper center therapists over the past 18 years. We have participated in individual and couples therapy, and some adjunctive limited group sessions. We have received wonderful, very professional, genuine and heartfelt care in all instances. I have been in the health care profession for 30 years in various capacities, including working as a health care advocate, and I know what good care looks like. My family continues to trust the care the Juniper team provides, and they are my first choice when I know someone seeking for a referral for psychotherapy.

Dr Deborah Davero, Psy.D
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Patti G.
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Deb has a unique approach to counseling that is supportive, intuitive, challenging and positive. She creates an encouraging, safe environment in which to explore places you probably don't want to go, but need to. She has an uncanny ability to strike the right balance of making you feel safe and yet challenging the areas you need to challenge.

Kate Engler Counseling
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Giulia C.
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I have worked with Kate for many years now and I can say she is one of the best therapist I know.She is warm, insightful, and deeply knowledgeable. I refer clients to her fully confident that they will receive the best possible care.

Thomas R. Goforth, M. Div.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny G.
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Tom Goforth is an amazing person! He was my husband's therapist for over 30 years and he also was our couples' therapist. The trust in and gratitude we have for Tom led my husband, Jeff, and I to ask him if he would be the officiant at our wedding in August of 2000. He graciously obliged. Years later, in 2008, our son, Ethan, was born. We named him Ethan "Thomas" after Tom Goforth. Tom has done so much for Jeff and for us as a couple. We are indebted. Thank you, Tom! We love you!

New Hope Counseling Center
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
About

My name is Melanie Johnson and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and owner of New Hope Counseling Center. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples find hope through healing. I specialize in: - Couples recovering from an affair - Couples struggling to communicate and connect - Individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, loss, and addiction - Teens who use self-injury to deal with stress, anxiety, depression Rick Landre is an intern at New Hope Counseling and is seeing couples and individuals for $20 per session. He is a graduate student at Capella University and is getting his master's degree in marriage and family therapy. He specializes in couples and addiction but will work with all types of issues.

  • 14 years in business
Serena S.
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The office is warm and inviting. Dr. Nowell was fantastic to work with!!!

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pat S.
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Anita is an excellent therapist. She is a thoughtful listener and responds with helpful commentary to assist in resolving personal issues. I would wholeheartedly recommend.

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As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I help guide and motivate my clients to make changes in their lives. I work with my clients by holding them accountable, making goals together, and giving them the necessary skills to make the desired transformation. I practice from a directive, goal oriented approach that helps clients cope with anxiety, manage depression, work through relationship issues, learn how to communicate effectively, manage stress, and learn skills to control anger.

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I preform weddings of all except same sex. I also perform wedding/pre-marital counseling. I also do wedding coordinating as well.

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We specialize in: * career and job search counseling * resume writing * testing and counseling * achievement and motivation counseling * consultation * additional general psychological services The IIT Center for Research and Service is a fee-for-service unit of the College of Psychology at IIT in Chicago. In addition to individual services, we offer consultation, research, and professional survey work for companies and organizations.

About

My life experience helps inform my work, in this case being middle aged is an asset. I believe that service to others is my primary motivation for the work I do - it makes me feel good to be able to help others. As I watch people change and grow, I am in awe of their strength and resiliency, assets that people don't always know they possess become apparent.

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With a three year masters in marriage and family counseling, I'm trained to handle most issues that present themselves. Not only do I work with clients on personal and relational issues, but also help with practical concerns, such as home and office organization. You can view my website.

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I have over 10 years of experience in providing individual, family and couples therapy. I specialize in anxiety, depression and trauma related disorders. I also help individuals to grow professionally during life transitions. If your family is struggling with loss, transition and divorce, I can help. I also work with transgender individuals.

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I have unusual listening and empathy skills and enormous clinical and life experience and draw from very broad resources.

  • 18 years in business
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We have a personal friendly style, our clients come to us because they do not want a corcorporate approach and know we serve everyone in our ministry no exceptions. Though we do not discriminate in any way most religious fundamentalists would not likely be comfortable with our accepting beliefs of lgbt people and interfaith theology.

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We specialize in treating Anxiety & Depression, with a focus on young adults

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Multicultural Counseling Associates is a unique private practice providing counseling and therapy celebrating diversity and inclusiveness. We work with you to discuss the ways your individual culture and community have affected your worldview. This can be a very rich springboard to help you build upon your an expand your coping skills. These techniques can apply to people from all walks of life and all different cultures.

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My team of highly trained professionals provide a whole range of personal counseling and life coaching services including personal and career development; individual, marital, and family counseling; educational and tutorial services; spiritual counseling; and health and wellness consultation.

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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