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East Chicago Counseling Services

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Love Your Life With Linda
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheila M.
Verified review

My fiancé and I have been working with Linda for the last several weeks. Being in a long distance relationship, my fiancé and I were happy to find someone who could counsel with us over the phone and accommodate our needs. When searching for a counselor, Linda was very quick in her response to me. We've been pleased with the material and assessments she uses, which helps us evaluate our relationship, building on strengths and working on weaknesses. Linda has a professional yet friendly demeanor and is always on time. My favorite part of our assortment is when we talk about things that have happened during the week. Linda gives us wisdom and practical ideas for coming up with solutions to work out our differences. This advice is so appropriate to our individual personalities and our relationship (and she never chooses sides) that we will continue to seek out her expertise when we hit any bumps in our marriage road as well.

The Juniper Center
4.2
from 15 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Louise L.
Verified review

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.

Giulia Casani
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Katerina F.
Verified review

Giulia is an excellent therapist. She is honest, dependable and hard-working. It is a pleasure to know her and I would recommend her to anyone seeking therapy.

Thumbtack Customer
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I’m a long time recipient of counseling from this man and boy will I say my life would not be the same without him! He listens well & has so much wisdom about many things concerning life and how to live it effectively with others. My friendships and relationships have only improved with each session. As someone with a childhood filled with failed friendships and relationships I couldn’t be any happier with the services I have received and I would recommend this man to anyone in a heartbeat! 5/5 Star rating isn’t even enough! Thank you, thank you!

Thriving Path Counseling
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Elle S.
Verified review

Cori is an incredibly compassionate person who is also an incredibly amazing therapist. Not only does Cori create a welcoming environment where I feel constantly supported, but she also creates a safe space where over the past two and a half years I have felt comfortable discussing any and every thing. Cori provides life-changing perspective in the most subtle of ways and has made a huge impact on the way I live my life. Having had the experience of working with several therapists throughout my lifetime, I can say with the utmost confidence that Cori has been both the most helpful as well as the most enjoyable to work with

ArchAngel Human Development
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Darryl M.
Verified review

Whether personal issues, family or otherwise, Minister Michael Muhammad provides professional, in depth counseling services that anyone in need will derive a benefit. As a long term friend, mentor and confidant, I've always admired his ability to pierce the veil of the issue. Whether I was dealing with marital, business or social problems, his intervention has long benefited my life for the better. He impressed me by his professionalism and sincerity, and his willingness to exceed the call of duty. And I would greatly recommend his services to all and anyone who finds themselves in need.

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Malinda C.
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Professional, inviting, confidential!! She is fabulous!

Solid Foundations Therapy
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
KP K.
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I've been seeing Ms. Glerum for 6 months for marital counseling & affair recovety therapy. The overall experience has been beneficial for me. Her strategies for handling affair recovery have been extremely helpful. I recommend their office for all marital counseling, pre and post separation issues.

Kate Engler Counseling
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Giulia C.
Verified review

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.

  • 2 years in business
Jeana R.
Verified review

Dr. Jones of Glory Light Ministry was very welcoming, it was a very peaceful and professional atmosphere. Family counseling really impacted me we research some of my family history, this help me to share some painful memories and I was able to understand things better. By doing so, this help me to resolved some issues and I received some personal healing.

Natalie Graves Counseling
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michele R.
Verified review

Natalie made me feel comfortable from the beginning and was professional and friendly. She discussed a plan for moving forward and explained what to expect.

7-70 Re Entry Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachell V.
Verified review

I love counseling with Mrs. Balcom. She has always gone above and beyond in our sessions. She has been able to help me with dealing with grief. Her quality of work is excellent!

Robin Kulesza, MA, LCPC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jay T.
Verified review

I received counseling and therapy for childhood trauma that I experienced 20 years ago. She helped me process through everything and make better sense of what happened. I learned new coping skills and have since had a huge reduction in my PTSD and depression symptoms. I always felt comfortable talking to Robin, and never felt judged. I've never been able to open up to anyone before, but she created the right environment for me to do so.

Thomas R. Goforth, M. Div.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny G.
Verified review

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!

There's Always Hope
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Nena G.
    Verified review

    Dearest Future Clients/Patients I am writing to highly recommend Minister Daniel Guzman for life crisis counseling. I have known Daniel Guzman for over 35 years we have gone from teens to mature adults and kept in communications with each other throughout the years. Mr. Guzman had helped me through a very stressful time in my life & I automatically experienced great improvements mentally and physically. I highly recommend him for any life counseling his help has been stabilizing and reassuring to me and I continue using his services when need be -there is no doubt in my mind Mr. Guzman will be in an excellent counselor that is needed and a great listener -he is very soft spoken -well natured -understanding -non judging -spiritual healer -knowledgeable certified Minister. Best regards and God Bless 😇

    J. Marie Ministries
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Shannon M.
    Verified review

    Minister Janis provides me with spirtual counseling because of the death of my daughter! What can I say....SHE IS AWESOME!!

    • 3 years in business
    Jessie T.
    Verified review

    What a dynamic counselor! Erica does an amazing job tailoring her services to her clients, helps to identify blocks towards individual success, and truly excels at her trade. Would strongly recommend her to others!

    • 19 years in business
    Minda G.
    Verified review

    I am a colleague of Debra’s and have found her to do a great job connecting with clients around relationship issues. Debra is very knowledgeable around the challenges of the divorce process and the emotional toil it can on an individual. She does an incredible job helping her clients through this stressful and highly emotional time.

    Lisa Szudarski Counseling
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 22 years in business
    Katie T.
    Verified review

    Ive had numerous therapists before. Lisa is great! Will not be changing anytime soon!

    Relationship Counseling
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Kattalina K.
    Verified review

    I had a great experience working with John. He listens deeply, has intuitive insights, and really helped me get through some major struggles I was having. He offers solid, heart felt encouragement , and in my case, sometimes it was " forceful", which was great, because it motivated me to do some things that I believed I couldn't do. After ever session we had, I felt inspired. I would definitely work with him again. There are some ( good) things he said to me that I can still hear in my head!

    • 15 years in business
    Michael M.
    Verified review

    The counselors at Torchlight Interfaith Ministries have helped provide very effective and professional relationship counseling for our clients.

    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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