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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.

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

Thomas R. Goforth, M. Div.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 5 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!

Personal well being
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Rico S.
    Verified review

    Great and good job, in relationships, and personal issues coaching, and counseling techniques.

    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
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Adrienne S.
    Verified review

    Ms. Amanda knows her stuff; helping me from self-care and time management on a daily basis to formulating a plan towards a professional basis; growing my goals from meal planning to career planning; definitely necessary to pushing myself and keeping on track with where I want to go.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    Crystal E.
    Verified review

    I participated in a temperament assessment with Thomas O'Connor. At the time I thought it would be another one of those personality tests that did not make much difference to my life, but these results were different. I learned about my temperament and was able to see clearly, for the first time in life, WHY I have the reactions I do, WHY some things are important to me and others are not and HOW I show up in relationships with others. The part that helped me the most was the work that Rev. O'Connor did with me to help me learn and remember that temperament is different from personality. He had to work with me a while to get that to stick! Now that I fully understand, the results of this work with him have lead me to change my entire career trajectory based on who I really am. I am so much calmer and focused now in my life.

    About

    As a man of God, I counsel based on the word of God... You will never go wrong listening and adhering to the word and wisdom of God.

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    My professionalism, and ability to engage all involved in the celebration to make for memorable occasion.

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

    • 18 years in business
    About

    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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    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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    Depthwork by way of focus on relationship between conscious and unconscious material which shapes sense of self,meaning-making, and creative meaning-making.

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    I provide compassionate and non-judgmental support, guidance, and counseling. In order to provide clients with flexibility and convenience, I offer therapy via online video chat tools, such as Skype, Google Chat, and FaceTime. My goal is to offer a specialized mental health resource that is uniquely suited to your personal needs and goals. I specialize in depression, anxiety, relationship skills, and life coaching. I will work with you to identify the areas of greatest challenge in your life and help you build skills to move toward a life of health and wellness.

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    I help family who may need help within each other. I give great advice. I don't judge one because no one is perfect.

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    We offer the following services: * marriage therapy * family therapy * individual therapy * divorce and separation issues * work/life stress and balance * anxiety counseling * depression counseling * family relational issues * pregnancy and childbirth issues * parenting and step-parenting * general life coaching

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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.

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    I offer the following services: * Spiritual Counseling * Energy Healing * Angelic Healing * Crystal Healing * Shamanic Healing and Clearing I am an experienced practitioner with over 20 years of experience.

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    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.

    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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