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Eric Denney
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James C.
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Premarital counseling services were great! Eric did a fantastic job showing us our strengths as well as defining areas for us to discuss more thoroughly. He also did a great job bringing God into our discussions without making it seem too preachy.

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Community-based Kenosis Counseling Center offers individual, family and marriage counseling services. Serving for over 20 years, allow our 8 therapists and 4 graduate interns to address your needs.

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I offer vitality, hope and endurance! The spirit of my counseling invites others to move through change with compassion and care in order to heal from the pain of the past, discover your true self in the present and build on strengths to achieve a fuller and more meaningful future. I use gentle humor within a relaxed atmosphere to help others transform their lives one step at a time, aware that each step is in progress. I want to inspire hope and offer nurturing support to all. I work with individual, marital, family and group counseling. I was trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and work with children and adults who have experienced trauma. EMDR is a short-term treatment that has been shown to be rapidly effective. I am trained in Brainspotting, a relatively new therapy to help access and process trauma, negative emotions, and pain. My counseling philosophy is to listen with respect and care, to join clients on their journey, help discover solutions, and support growth, development and a sense of identity in each individual. I take a holistic approach to support each client in discovering their fuller, richer life in body, mind and spirit.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Great therapists, counselors, and coaches. Client focused, professional, attentive, and people of integrity.

  • 22 years in business
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We provide evangelical protestant christian weddings, premarital counseling and marriage counseling. We also do funerals.

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Experience and expertise. Having done over 1007 weddings with a 92% still married over 30 years stands apart when over 50% of marriages today end in divorce.

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I love helping married couples seek God in their problems and help them find the Biblical solution to help solve that problem. For newlyweds/those about to marry I enjoy helping them find God and how to have a Godly marriage.

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I have my degree in Biblical Studies From Indiana Wesleyan University. Love to help with God's Truth that sets us free from oppression.

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I provide counseling services to support and encourage positive mental health for all people!

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I am a counselor (LMHC) and an art therapist (ATR-BC). My work is to assist you to find out what you want and to facilitate the achievement of your goals. This is initially accomplished through offering you my abilities as an empathic and nonjudgmental listener. People from all backgrounds are welcome in my office, where I strive to provide an environment that feels safe, friendly, and nonjudgmental to all.

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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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