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Valparaiso Therapists

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Yes! You Can!
4.4
from 38 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
David B.
Verified review

(Sorry it took so long to do this, Laura! Still working on procrastination habits!) Laura is a top professional! I needed support with some issues that were really holding me back, very uncomfortable stuff. Laura was always available - even at hours no one thinks someone will be. If you've worked with a therapist, you'll know right away she's one of the best you can find. If you've never worked with one, you can let your instincts guide you - her honesty and undrestanding about life and how hard it is for all of us, has just been so real, supportive and produced concrete positive results for me. Thank you, Laura!

Rev. Darrell Jones
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Matthew G.
    Verified review

    The Rev. Darrell Jones is a very down-to-earth therapist. A session with him is always something I look forward to as an oasis of calm in my busy day-to-day life. The chief benefit of working with Rev. Jones, I would say, is that he shares a broader perspective on life events which helps me to organize my thoughts and understand my experiences. I think that we all need someone like this in our lives so that we may stay rooted.

    Giulia Casani
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Lauren K.
    Verified review

    Giulia is a reliable, professional, and highly competent colleague. I greatly value the opportunity I have been afforded in working with Giulia, to consult and network, as we both navigate the challenges and rewards of the counseling field. The combination of Giulia's advanced clinical skills, passion for helping others, and ability to care for her own needs, makes Giulia especially suited for counseling work. I highly recommend Giulia Casani.

    Thriving Path Counseling
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    Daniel G.
    Verified review

    I had the pleasure of meeting Cori about 6 years ago when I worked in downtown Chicago. At that time, I was going through a really bad issue. I did not have any therapist referrals. I simply did some online searches and found a group that was located near my office at the time. Once I found that group, I read the profile of every therapist (and there were many) on their website because I am really picky with the people with whom I share my inner feelings . I found many items in Cori’s profile that really resonated with me, and I just had this feeling that she could be the person I needed to help me navigate through my dark days. Of course, a website can never make one feel 100% confident in a choice like that, but I knew that a consultation was at least warranted. When we met, I almost immediately felt the connection I was seeking in a therapist, and which I had never before found with prior therapists in my past. I honestly did not expect that! She is a great listener and towards the end of my sessions, she always leaves me with solid ideas or other resources to help improve my mindset. Well, Cori successfully got me through that unsettling and unstable portion of my life, and for that, I am eternally grateful! BUT, even with a “Mission Accomplished”, I had ZERO desire to stop seeing her, even though by that time, I no longer worked downtown and seeing her became less convenient for me, and remains such to this day. Life always presents challenges, and she continues to help me get through each and every one of them. Cori has also graciously been willing to spend some time outside the office “off the clock” to look over some emails involving my 70 year old mother, who is causing me a lot of personal distress, in order that Cori and I could spend our office time wisely, discussing the issues rather than me spending the time reading her the multitude of emails. She asked for nothing and would accept nothing. That was extraordinary! This is not just a job for her. She clearly loves her work and is GREAT at what she does, and it REALLY shows!! Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the fact that I am going to be moving to the Detroit area in a few months. Most people in that situation would find a new therapist in their new neighborhood rather than keeping a therapist who is a 5 hour drive away! However, I will not be one of those people because of the relationship I have built with Cori. I plan to visit Chicago at least quarterly for a number of reasons, but one of the top reasons is that I want to continue this professional relationship with her. Yes, it is really unfortunate that I will not be able to see her regularly as I do now. But I would rather continue the relationship with this extraordinary therapist, albeit less often, than to start anew with somebody locally who will never match up to what I have found and built with Cori. On this 5 star scale, I would unquestionably give her 10 stars, and I assure you that I am not being compensated for this review! She has been, and continues to be there for me whenever there are stressful life issues to tackle (which seems to always be the case—that’s life), and she has had an incredible impact on my life. I simply will NOT easily give that up!!

    Kinetic Vitality
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Eric G.
    Verified review

    Elena is an extremely knowledgeable and attention to detail massage therapist. Highly recommended!

    Therapy with Katerina Fager
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Miroljub S.
    Verified review

    I can only recommend Therapy with Katerina. With her guidance I see now things differently and I am at much better place.

    Lauren Brancato, LCPC
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Ryan M.
    Verified review

    Kind, compassionate, and profoundly skilled therapist.

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

    • 1 year in business
    Elizabeth D.
    Verified review

    I've been to other therapists (at other hospitals), and Dr. Holec with Resilience Psychological Services, by far, proved to be the most helpful of them all. She is compassionate, relatable, and easy to talk to. She has a flexible schedule. She is knowledgeable on various therapy methods. She provided me with the resources and support I needed during several challenges I experienced. It is obvious that Dr. Holec is passionate about the work she does. I would highly recommend Dr. Holec!

    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Jessica G.
    Verified review

    Hannah treated me with compassion and allowed me to work at my own pace. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a helpful therapist

    Marilyn Medow LCSW
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 27 years in business
    Susan C.
    Verified review

    Marilyn has been my therapist for about 3 years now. I enjoy her company. She is funny and patient. Her insight and non-judgmental approach are part of what I value about her. During our time together I have improved my relationship with my significant other and with several family members. I did the work but it was her support and help that got me there. Thanks!

    About

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

    About

    I am working from a multi-generational perspective. I work with families, couples, and individuals to identify and address unhealthy patterns in their life.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    I am a chiropractor, acupuncturist, clinical massage therapist and personal trainer. I help individuals achieve higher levels of health and fitness.

    About

    I am a physical therapist and Pilates trainer who will get you in the best shape of your life. Increase the quality of your life and build stamina with a knowledgeable source.

    About

    I am an experienced, highly trained and spiritually conscious therapist. I combine unconditional acceptance with intuitive insight while providing encouragement and direct feedback to those seeking to strengthen their sense of self and express their highest potential. I am trained in the use of EMDR for the treatment of trauma and painful, highly charged memories, experiences and relationships. In practice for over 20 years, my clinical work is anchored in self-psychology that is oriented toward strengthening and organizing the core self. I also uses cognitive and behavioral interventions when appropriate to assist my clients to develop practical skills and move through challenging life transitions. I am very familiar with and work in collaboration with twelve-step recovery programs.

    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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