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The Juniper Center
4.2
from 15 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
James C.
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I've always had a positive experience at the Juniper Center and with my Psychologist Dr. Powers! The offices are clean and comfortable. I've always been treated professionally and with courtesy and I would highly recommend the Juniper Center and my particular psychologist to others who have a need for their particular services. My appointments have always been at a mutually convenient times and places and Dr Powers has always been very reliable and compassionate with my circumstance. The Juniper Center is located at a convenient location in a professional setting.

Kevin K.
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I am a family practice physician . I am always in need of a good psychologist to help with patients' mental health. The patients that I've sent to Matt McDonald have had nothing but good things to say about him . I highly recommend him . I would entrust my family to him.

Linda Marino PhD
5.0
from 1 review
  • 30 years in business
Arthur D.
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Psychologist In Chicago, IL

  • 8 years in business
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Naperville, IL Psychologist was built to help you, the consumer, find the best psychologist or therapist for you in the Naperville, IL area. To do this, we went through all of the local psychologists, looked at numerous customer reviews, and made a list of the highest-rated therapists we recommend. This will save you a ton of time and frustration in your search.

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I help families, couples and individuals to understand the underlying, root causes of their hardships, with the aim to strengthen healthy patterns, while minimizing unhealthy ones. On the way, I help people to learn to handle more effectively their struggles and the discomfiting realities that aggravate their lives - realities that stir up the feelings of depression, anxiety, turmoil and anger that first brought them to look for counseling. Sometimes, our lives have disturbing external realities that can be altered, but too often, external changes are impossible. When this is the case, then, I assist clients to learn ways to develop the inner strengths which will help them search for effective ways to live in and cope with constructive harmony with these realities. Every person who walks into my office is unique. Each views the world from the specific vantage point of the values, needs, style and beliefs that upbringing and nature have encouraged her or him to develop. In honoring such, I respectfully relate to each client's individuality, whether as a family, couple or individual. In working with families and couples, I aim to discover, constructively resolve and help understand the underlying issues which lie behind the negative patterns and resulting hurts which have created the unhappiness that prodded them to seek help through counseling.

  • 17 years in business
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Dr. Johnson works with people ages 16 and older on diverse issues, such as: - Coping with anxiety or depression - Repairing damaged personal relationships - Improving academic performance and studying skills - Learning better communication tools - Fine tuning time management - Adjusting to life changes both expected and unexpected - Tailoring personal and/or professional organization - Grieving a loss - Developing better assertiveness and confrontation skills - Maintaining improved control over anger - Just diversifying general abilities that can make a world of difference in a person's everyday life

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We are a child and family practice with office hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. We are all Ph.D. clinical psychologists who specialize in Asperger's, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Self-Esteem, Depression, Anxiety and Marriage and Family problems.

  • 10 years in business
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Hello. My name is Dr. Christina Samycia. I hold a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, a masters degree in Kinesiology and am the author of Discovering Inner Peace. I am eclectic in my approach and utilize insight-oriented, existential, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral interventions in combination with neuro-emotional technique (NET) and hypnosis. I emphasize mindfulness and a mind-body approach. My method is unique and impactful because I assist in uncovering and releasing conscious and subconscious patterns and belief systems that trigger emotional responses and keeps us stuck in dysfunctional behaviors. I believes that in order to transcend our emotional pain and make permanent lifestyle change, it is important to work on the conscious, subconscious and energetic levels. My specialties include depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, trauma, as well as working with individuals who are highly sensitive, introverted and/or intuitive. I love the work I do and have been a therapist for over 10 years and have worked in healthcare for over 20 years. I seek to inspire and challenge individuals to discover their authentic selves and lead a more meaningful and spiritual life. I work with individuals who are interested in personal and spiritual growth, looking to enhance their lives and are ready to make life-altering changes.

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Visit Portrait Health Centers on the web to schedule an appointment! The Portrait Health Centers' clinical psychologist integrates evidence-based, goal-oriented treatments, and ongoing assessments to address the full range of psychiatric issues. Newer treatments, including non-invasive neurostimulatory therapies, and treatments for sequential cognitive processing, motor planning, and sensory processing are among the treatments available at Portrait Health Centers. Effective, evidence-based, quality treatment has no secrets or mysteries. Symptom Management Through Psychology: Portrait Health clinical psychologists' expertise include stress management, family therapy, marital counseling, grief counseling, relational therapy, mediation, violence risk assessment, crisis intervention, trauma recovery as well as public safety leadership; helping people reach their full potential, emphasizing health and wellness; being strategic, intentional, and courageous to find the meaning and fulfillment in their life. Why visit a clinical psychologist? There are several kinds of mental health providers: psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, life coaches, and counselors (to name a few). All of these types of clinicians can be effective in different areas. Only a clinical psychologist is uniquely qualified to conduct psychological testing. The training behind testing can give a clinical psychologist a deeper and more accurate understanding of mental illness. This understanding is a foundation for providing excellent therapy and other psychological services. Psychological Testing: Computer-Based Impulsivity and Attention Screening: o How severe are the inattention and impulsivity problems? o Is medication required? Effective? o What is the correct kind and dose of medication? IQ / Achievement / Learning Disabilities: o Why is my child struggling in school? o Is my child intellectually gifted? o Can my child effectively show how much he knows? o What will help my child do better in school? Even children with IEPs and 504 plans should have this kind of assessment. Full Psychological Evaluation: o What is my diagnosis? o What treatments would work best for me? o How can I improve myself? o What are my intellectual strengths and weaknesses? Therapy: Therapy is different for everybody. It depends on what you want and what you need. It may be one-on-one with a psychologist, or it may include parent training, couples counseling, or group therapy. Therapy goals may include: o Interpersonal effectiveness o Managing ADHD (and other illness) symptoms o Taking better care of yourself o Tolerating the distresses of everyday life o Moving beyond disappointments and loss o Overcoming barriers to personal achievement o Regulating mood and impulses o Improving your quality of life o Learning about depression, anxiety, bipolar and PTSD o Becoming a better partner, spouse, child, parent, friend Specialties/Services: * Marital/Relationship Therapy * Family Therapy * ADHD Testing * Adult ADHD Coaching * Psychotherapy, Individual, Marital, Family * Post-Traumatic Incident Debriefing * Mediation * Stress Management and Prevention * Chemical Dependency Counseling Training/Consultation Schedule an initial consultation a Portrait Health clinical psychologist to learn more about how we can help! Online Counseling Therapy via Skype: If you are simply too busy to come into the office, consider seeking treatment with me via an online session. Utilizing on-line sessions via Skype may be an option for you. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety or ways to cope with venturing out, this may be an effective form of treatment. If you are intimidated by the face-to-face sessions of an office setting, you can feel generally more relaxed and in charge of the process. As a professional online psychotherapist, I am convinced that this is a wonderful option because the purpose of any form of therapy, teaching or coaching experience is to give my clients the tools to better manage emotional suffering, so that you can live a happier and more joyful life. The process is simple. You simply download the software that allows you to make Skype video calls from Skype.com. I can help you set it up and most importantly, the service from Skype is free. Keep in mind Skype therapy sessions can be conducted from anywhere in the world. You simply need access to the internet. We can become connected through this wonderful technology and the possibilities are limitless for promoting your wellbeing and happiness.

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Partners in Psychology is a clinical psychology private practice that provides individual therapy and couples counseling for a wide range of issues. Dr. Robert Aber and Dr. Betty Burrows are experienced and compassionate psychologists who have been helping clients improve the quality of their lives for more than 20 years.

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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