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Adam Klein is a licensed psychologist in private practice who is offering individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy. Adam also offers supervision and consultations.


We provide child, adolescent and adult psychiatry, for eating disorders, TMS, medication management and outpatient therapy.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Linda S.
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Bishop Yarborough did an excellent job right from the beginning. He was our wedding/ marriage counsellor. His attention to detail concerning our understanding of marriage from a biblical standpoint was excellent. He guided us every week of our training into detail classes where we could ask questions. He discussed with us the type of wedding that we desired and then when the time came, He performed a beautiful wedding ceremony. We would highly recommend Bishop Yarborough to any couple for counseling or wedding preparation.


Are you dealing with any of these problems? - Struggling with relationship problems, including arguing, conflict, breaking up, separation, affairs or lack of intimacy - Feeling stressed out, anxious or worried or having intrusive, unwanted thoughts - Experiencing profound sadness or depression - Dealing with work, school, and home life difficulties - Having trouble managing or expressing your anger If so, clinical psychologist Dr. Michael Heitt can help you better understand and conquer these difficulties. Learn how individual therapy or couples therapy works and how I can help you.


I mentor Young Adults, Counsel, Mentor them in the Directions for Help,Counseling them parents, in + out town.

from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Catherine P.
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Bridegnosis, founder - Laura Palmer has a special gift for the work that she does. Not only is she an excellent listener, but she also knows exactly how to tackle any challenge you may be facing. I recently suffered a slipped disk in my back and the only remedy that the doctors could offer was to lose weight. Growing up in large family we were taught to "clean our plates" or go without dinner at each meal and that philosophy/belief stayed with me into adulthood so when a plate of food was in front of me, I had a subconscious obligation to finish everything on my plate which certainly didn't help me lose weight. In sharing this with Laura, she identified the underlying limiting beliefs that were tied to this experience I had a child and my adult behavior and using talk therapy, hypnosis, and a personalized audio download to break this pattern. Now when I have food in front of me I am simply able to stop eating when I am full rather than feel that I must finish everything. I have no feelings (i.e.guilt, consequences) toward the food or the plate but rather can listen to my body as to whether or not I feel full. Losing weight is a slow process and breaking some of these self-defeating behaviors is a great step in the right direction. Laura is truly special and you won't be disappointed - plus you can always go back and listen to your download at any time. She speaks directly to your subconscious and reconnects it with the present you for your best self. Whether your issue is weight-related, stress-related or that every popular issue of not having enough time in the day - she can help you work through all of them in a painless and effective process.


I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy and psychological evaluations services. I work with adults and couples in English and Spanish. Please refer to the links above to learn more about my practice.


I am a PhD clinical psychologist providing therapeutic services to individuals, couples and children with ADHD. I specialize in forensic services with child custody placement and teaching co-parenting classes. I have a 100% success rate to date with court ordered placement evaluations and recommendations. All of my co-parenting skills modules have been accepted by the court as useable tools of therapy for all counselors.


Dr. Ruth Berkowitz offers a psychotherapy and psychological assessment for children, adolescents and adults. Please feel free to contact her for an initial consultation.

Marsha Lucas, PhD
from 1 review
  • 27 years in business
Janice D.
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I'm an attorney, working with law firms to to increase productivity and health, and reduce in-firm conflict, as well as helping their clients. For years, I've been sending clients, friends, and colleagues to Marsha. Every bit of feedback has been positive. What I hear most is how warm and likable she is (which is what think, as well), and that she's straightforward, up-front, and authentic. And effective! Having referred to other therapists in DC, I know finding someone of this caliber is rare. I appreciate Marsha's skills, expertise, and compassion in dealing with people. If I didn't already know her professionally, she's the therapist I'd go to myself.

John Gershefski, Ph.D.
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    Sally S.
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    My experience with him was excellent. He took the time to really undertsand my concerns, and has been helpful in improving my situation. Thank you!

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack

    Over 25 years of private practice as a psychotherapist, I have grown as a person and a professional. I have had extraordinary opportunities. I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Catholic University of America when they were at the forefront of training in depth psychodynamic psychotherapy, completed internship and a one year residency in clinical psychology at the grande dame of psychiatric hospitals, St Elizabeths, and have sought continuing education and guidance supervision ever since. For the last fifteen years I have met weekly with a group of psychotherapists to discuss my work.


    I believe that good therapy starts with a trusting and collaborative relationship. My approach in therapy is supportive, down-to-earth, and evidence-based. I'll provide treatments based on your goals. My goal as a therapist is to help you get to the day when you will no longer need to see me. I use a holistic approach and treat the whole person. I’m available for Saturday and evening appointments and am conveniently located in Federal Hill, Baltimore off the Charm City Circulator. I accept Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield and Magellan.

    Caitlin Hill
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Amanda R.
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    Working with Caitlin for several sessions over the years, I find she is able to validate the areas of my life (my marriage, time management, pregnancy anxiety, child rearing, interpersonal relationships, work/home balance)I wished to improve in my life, offering practical guidance and encouragement that I believed I could excel. I've had mostly one-on-one sessions and I have attended workshops on time management and another on strengthening my marriage. Caitlin is very professional--I found her organized, attentive and thorough. She made herself available when I had to reschedule sessions and she would follow up with me on her own time if she knew I was going through a challenging experience. She is one of the most top-quality people I have ever met. I enjoy her personality--she's to the point yet incorporates much humor. I worked with her mainly when she lived in New Jersey but have reached out to her on occasion now that she is in Maryland because I consider her refreshingly insightful and positive. I would highly recommend working with her.


    I can child sit for children over 5 years old. I have experience babysitting as well as being a camp counselor and teaching swimming to 6-year old girls. I bring crafts, and can also help with homework. I have an Ivy League degree, and I would be comfortable tutoring as well.

    Couple & Family Therapist
    from 10 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 12 hires on Thumbtack
    Anonymous S.
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    Sherrie has been tremendously helpful in helping me manage my son with special needs and has provided much needed support for the rest of the family as well. She is insightful, compassionate, and a highly skilled therapist. Her background in child development has been very helpful as well.

    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.