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Rev. Darrell Jones
from 10 reviews
    Marsha C.
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    Rev. Darrell is a brilliant and gifted Counselor and Minister. He emanates profound acceptance, compassion and love. Working with Rev. Darrell is like receiving a mental, emotional and physical hug - each wounded part of me gets seen, loved, appreciated and revived. Rev. Darrell nourishes famished parts of my being leaving me feeling deeply seen, heard, honored, loved. He so tenderly helps me transform old beliefs painful and limiting beliefs about myself and life into powerful and palpable experiences of my wholeness/ and holiness, of hope and possibility which are the launching paid to creating and experiencing my life from those places. Rev. Darrell helps me heal on such a deep level of my being, that is BEYOND priceless. I highly recommend working with him and give yourself the gift of being seen, loved and honored right where you are so that you can then step into the places and experiences you want to be.

    7-70 Re Entry Services
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Stephanie R.
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    Suzanne Balcom is a very caring counselor. When I needed help with anxiety and depression she patiently guided me through things that happened in my life in order to release them. And after each session she gave me things to work on and scriptures to read/pray about. Suzanne is a good listener and I thank God for her guidance in my life.

    Tim P.
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    Amelia is a wonderful coach. During my session with her I felt safe to freely express myself and I found her diverse and caring approach to be very helpful in guiding me to clarify my dilemma and to develop strategies to move forward. She is very patient and attentive, and kept me on track throughout the session. She also seems to truly enjoy her work. I highly recommend her as both a coach and a counselor.

    There's Always Hope
    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 😇

      • 2 hires on Thumbtack

      We are a group of licensed counselors and social workers who approach therapy from a holistic perspective. We believe in not only helping clients to resolve symptoms but also bring more joy and meaning into their lives.

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


      Compassionate, caring minister who loves making a difference in the lives of others. Offering wedding services, & spiritual counsel.

      • 17 years in business

      The wedding's I do are customized to fit your plans and not just a normal church wedding you make the plans and pick out your ceremony that I have. My fees are also low to work around your budget and counseling,guidance will continue after you are married if any need's arise.


      Free your mind, open your heart, and transform your life! I am the author of Secrets of Happy Couples and Leveraging Diversity at Work, as well as the creator of the InsideOut Empowerment process. I am a licensed counselor and certified life/executive coach. I do coaching, speaking, training, and consulting.


      I am a medium. This simply means that I am able to receive information from those who have "crossed over". In addition to being a medium, I am also a clairvoyant and clairaudient; I both hear and see into events that are connected to my client from their past, present and future. Whether through contact with a departed loved one or peeling back the layers in your own experiences, I want you to come away with a deeper understanding of where you are on your life’s path and enable you to live a more empowered and intuitive life. My clientele ranges from young to old, student to professor, people of the clergy, law enforcement agencies and people from everyday life. Yes; I’ll talk to strangers on the street if I feel strongly called to present a message to them that I have received. Although I refer to these gifts as “my gifts”, I realize that it is God who's working through me. I offer life readings, mediumship sessions and spiritual counseling/coaching services. I specialize in helping you gain spiritual insight in matters pertaining to all major life areas, including relationships, life purpose/path, health, finances and spiritual development.

      • 13 years in business

      Counseling services and rehabilitation in Chicago and the Midwest.


      I am a wedding officiant and a marriage counselor. I am available for "quinceanera." I have more than 15 years of experience and am well versed in Latin and American customs. I am bilingual in English/Spanish.


      Minister Cynthia Marie Williams offers spiritual counseling, providing advice and support for a person to more fully experience her/his spiritual nature. Minister Cynthia Marie Williams' counseling usually only touches lightly upon areas that are normally dealt with in personal psychology (such as relations, self-image, self-worth, habits and behaviors). The major focus is upon aspects such as the following: * faith * devotion * wisdom * compassion * spiritual techniques (e.g. prayer and meditation) * spiritual experiences In general, Minister Williams' counseling works best through respect. The individual giving advice is at heart, really not that much different than the individual asking for it! Only, the counselor usually has had more experience about the topics being discussed. When that topic is spirituality, the aim is to empower a basically well-adjusted person to further his/her growth towards recognizing and becoming part of the larger experience that we call life. Attend The Laws Of Attraction Telephone Conference on June 23, 2012. Minister Cynthia Marie Williams Host. Cost: $10.00. For more information and to make your payment of Ten Dollars go to Minister Cynthia Maire Williams' Web Site


      I am a counselor and a therapist with a master's degree who specializes in marriage, family, and stress therapy.


      I am a marriage counselor and a spiritual advisor with a substance abuse and Mental Health First Aid action plan. I am a Christian worker with the ICCM and FEMA. I possess effective communication, FEMA leadership and influence as well as a Green Living certification.


      I offer pre-marriage counseling, ceremonial preparation and facilitation of all religious, ceremonial, cultural and Christian events/services for all types of wedding ceremonies. I happily offer my services to straight and/or gay and lesbian couples, Christian and non-Christian couples.


      My services can be found at Calm Minds Studio in Libertyville, where I work with the planners, worriers, achievers, and multi-taskers who are so busy taking care of other people (and things) that they need help taking care of themselves. Sound like you? Do you: Commute to work or sit at a desk all day and have low back pain, neck and shoulder tension or stand up all day and have tired feet? Have trouble sleeping through the night or trouble falling asleep? Want to feel more focused and present in your day? Want to stop the worrying thoughts and keep you up at night and distract you from your day? Want to feel more relaxed, flexible and balanced? Want to feel happier, more content and fulfilled? I offer a different type of experience. Walking into Calm Minds Studio for coaching, counseling, yoga therapy or a yoga class, you'll find that right away you can come as you are. There are no plush chairs or stigmas. I offer an open, non-intimidating and relaxing environment for you to get what you need, 100% customized for you. Some examples: - A client wants a private yoga class where regardless of the type of day she's day, we can guide her in a relaxing or energizing session that meets her exact needs. Some days it's a lot of floor stretches and other days it's breathing deeply into more strength building poses. - A client wants yoga therapy but really realizes she just wants a non-conventional counseling experience. Her therapist wears yoga clothes. The client sits on a yoga mat in a softly lit room. The client talks and the therapist offers guidance from a unique perspective of helping the client to be more present, accepting and in control. - A client just wants alone time as a busy mom of 3. She uses her time to talk, sometimes exercise, sometimes do yoga, sometimes just lie down and relax. We take both BCBS insurance and offer a sliding scale for self-paying clients. We are completely customizable and promise an experience like you've never had before. Take the stigma out of taking care of yourself. Be proud to come to Calm Minds, where you know you'll get the tools to be a better version of yourself, for yourself and those you love and interact with. Get relaxed. Feel present. Limit the worrying. Find balance.


      Maureen Muldoon is a sought after spiritual counselor, speaker, creative life coach and corporate consultant. She has empowered and inspired thousands to find their authentic voice and claim and create and commit to living the life of their dreams. She has had the privilege of coaching both the developing artists as well as internationally recognized names. Her journey began in New York City, where as a young actress working in stage and TV, she facilitated and taught small groups on acting technique and how to breaking into the business without losing yourself. Her own career took her to LA where she spent 20 years in Hollywood as an accomplished writer, producer, director and star of TV and film. It was in California that she firmly developed her powerful intuitive ability to assist artists and became known as a creative midwife. As her coaching clientele grew, she slowly surrendered her own acting career to be more fully present to helping others soar. Her attention turned to adding spiritual technologies to her offerings, and in 2005, she became a fully licensed spiritual counselor. Her license and training from the United Centers for Spiritual Living is a nationally recognized certification. In 2008, she was hired by World Ministry of Prayer in LA to support individuals from around the world by using the healing power of prayer. In 2009, she was hired as the Director of Sacred Circles for the Bodhi Spiritual Center in Chicago where she helped groom and support new spiritual leaders. Under her watch, the program tripled its size in 2 years. Her philosophy is steeped in the idea that spirituality and creativity are synonymous. Authenticity and humor are the pillars of her ministry. She is the creator of a monthly story-and-song night that provides the community with an opportunity to experience the healing nature of stories. Along with supporting artists, she is passionate about grooming and mentoring leaders and teachers. For the past 2 decades, she has established women's sacred circles across the country, specifically New York, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia, Chicago and LA. Maureen Muldoon is available for counseling by appointment in person or on the phone. She offers corporate consultation to help build authentic communication, conscious growth structures, productive processes and greater integrity in the work space. As a teacher, she has facilitated workshops and classes across the country to audiences as large at 8,000 people. Maureen is an avid student and sought after teacher of A Course in Miracles & Religious Science. Her music, stories, meditations, theatre productions and prayers have been entertaining and inspiring folks for the past 2 decades.

      • 12 years in business

      Hello, I am an experienced individual counselor with a special interest in treating mood and anxiety disorders, life transitions and relationship challenges. My other areas of clinical interest include trauma, self-esteem, family conflict, prenatal mental health issues and adjustment disorders. My personal style is to be straightforward, active and involved when counseling. I am open, while keeping a sense of humor about life and the difficulties we all encounter. My ideal client wants to be in therapy to work in an interactive style to deepen self-understanding, resolve conflicts, heal traumas and turn around dysfunctional patterns. I provide a safe and supportive atmosphere where you can feel listened to and understood. I am highly passionate about helping you feel empowered while achieving and maintaining your personalized therapeutic goals.

      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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