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  • 7 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Jerron M.
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Michael was very friendly and gave excellent marital advice to my wife and I. The exercises he had us perform really helped us with our communication barriers and how to resolve conflict before it escalates. I highly recommend Michael to anyone looking for an experienced, Christian counselor who can help build a stronger and lasting marriage.

Agapai Solutions, LLC
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stacey B.
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We met with Pastor Milton for counseling and it was spiritually and mentally a wonderful experience. He will marrying u as well and we are pleased that we found him. We are truly blessed.

Find Your Sunshine
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth D.
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Marian was great to work with for relationship counseling. She was insightful and direct yet had a caring nature.

  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
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To be honest, I cannot speak highly enough of Raffi. In just a couple of sessions, Raffi had already began to successfully impact our marriage. Both my wife and I continue to be impressed with him and our progress each week. He is genuine in his demeanor and sincere with his advice. He is patient with us and seems to balance when to listen versus when to overrule us perfectly. Most importantly, Raffi is nonjudgemental and does a fantastic job identifying and treating the source of the issue as opposed to merely dealing with the symptoms. We are especially grateful for his willingness to work with us despite running a significant amount of time over on numerous occasions. The value he has offered us is truly evident in our everyday lives.

  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lise V.
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Mr. Tsakounis (Thom) is a skilled and caring therapist. We came to "A Quiet Journey Counseling " center for couples counseling. My husband was very reluctant at first, but quickly found Thom to be a supportive and understanding ally. Feeling like Thom "got " him, and us, allowed our work with Thom to progress quickly. As a mental health therapist myself, I have very high expectations for fellow counselors. Thom met or exceeded my expectations! He is well versed in a number of holistic, cognitive behavioral and Gestalt modalities, and a genuinely caring human being. While my husband and I have more work to do, Thom has supported us and given us new tools to communicate more effectively in our relationship. I reccommend Mr. Tsakounis whole-heartedly!

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachel W.
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My husband and I had a great time in our premarital counseling with Pastor Dave! Him and his wife have many years of marital experience and during our counseling sessions my husband and I were able to navigate some of the harder aspects of marriage life. We would definitely recommend David Wheeler to others!!

Joseph Deck Ministries
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ndorah T.
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I first became acquainted with Rev. Deck as a member of Reid Temple AME Church. Rev. Deck delivers a weekly "miracle prayer" that has never been less than powerful. Rev. Deck is an awesome man of God who also uses humour to break down barriers. Rev. Deck provided pre-marital counseling to my now husband and me. He embodies the spirit of calm and was able to help us negotiate the differences inherent with all couples. Rev. Deck is an objective and compassionate counselor. His Bible-based interventions are essential for any individual, couple, or family. We also had the immense honour of having Rev. Deck officiate our wedding ceremony. We are forever grateful for the role he played in the time leading to our wedding. We are comforted to know we can seek his counsel at any time in the future and plan to do so!

Recovery Counseling Center
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie W.
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Avi was someone who was very professional yet down to earth. I felt completely understood and valued and was also impressed with the meaningful feedback and direction which I received in therapy. After looking everywhere for a competent therapist, Avi exceeded my expectations.

About

We are a full-service adult group practice, designed to optimize life experiences for the adults we serve at the many stages and junctures of their lives. As the director of career services, I offer individual career counseling to adults who are transitioning careers or reentering the workforce. I oversee the resume services and the other career coaches, including workshops for young adults entering the workforce. Our practice offers assessments, such as the Myers Briggs and EQI.

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Martin B.
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Rabbi Slatkin was calm and sensitive. He provided a neutral and safe place for us to explore what led to my wife's affair a few years ago. He showed us new ways to communicate, and we practiced with him there. That made it easier to keep doing better when we got home. We are connecting more, and I'm starting to feel like I can forgive and move on. Our family is already lighter and healthier. We also really liked the office atmosphere, and how we did the sessions face-to-face. It cut the tension, because it's hard to be angry when you're that close with someone. We never felt like religion was emphasized beyond what made sense for our situation.

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Dr Lloyd G. Fennell, LPC, D.D, D.H.L., DAPA, He is a Specialize Faith-Centered Psychological Counselor, Embracing Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood. Strong Background in Relationship Counseling with experience in Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Prevention. Life Diplomate with the American Psychotherapy Association, Member of the American Mental Health Association, and NAADAC the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors.

  • 19 years in business
About

I am a mature woman that has faced great adversity in life. I never gave up and am regarded as a leader within my community, state as well as nationally. I worked within multicuktural societies and learned the value of active listening and reframing. Ciaching is not about me ..it is about helping the client achieve their goals.

About

I provide and require premarital counseling to the couples I marry. Marriage is a divine institution created by God that permits two single heterosexual adults to enter into an intimate covenant relationship with each other and make an unconditional lifetime commitment to God to remain with an imperfect person. Singleness is not a relationship status but a position every Christian must attain.

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I counselled my clients about their mental health issues and make appropriate referrals. I accompanied and provided transportation for the recreation activities.

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We are here to assist persons in whatever way possible and to motivate persons to move independently to reach their potential and goals.

Dr. Jude Black
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda R.
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Dr. Jude is an amazing therapist and coach. She is an extraordinary leader who exemplifies the utmost level of personal and professional ethics in her work. She has true compassion in her heart and it shows in her work and relationships. She listens, understands, reflects and always see the good in everyone and every situation. Dr. Jude takes amazing care of her clients. She is trustworthy, honest and real. Look no further in your search, Dr. Jude is the Cadillac of counselors! She is the best in the business!

Cherry Wellness, LLC
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa M.
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My fiance and I really enjoyed our first meeting for premarital counseling. She was very easy to talk to and seemed able to relate to us and understand us as a couple.

  • 16 years in business
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I especially have God, the creator giving me cheap victory

About

I provide individual, couples and family counseling to clients from a variety of backgrounds. The age range of individual clients is pre-adolescence to elderly. I usually refer children who are under the age of 10 to other therapists who specialize in seeing kids. I work with a variety of mental disorders, and also specializes in Christian counseling, men's issues, and sexual addiction.

Center of First Thought
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Rashaunda F.
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I've worked with Rose for quite some time and her work is nothing short of amazing! The progress that I've made is due to her ability to help me to discover the "root" of my challenges and suggesting ways I can overcome them. There's a certain ease of comfort that comes with allowing her access into "my world" which doesn't come easily for me. Her insight is nonjudgmental and allows me to show up totally unguarded and eager to share. Without her help I'd still be lost in the abyss of my own madness without a clue of how to heal, grow and moved forward. I'd recommend her to anyone who's seeking wise counsel in their lives. Time spent with her is worth every second. She's helped me in more ways that I can express.

  • 13 years in business
Clare C.
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Ms. Polonsky has helped me through many of life's issues from family situations to relationship issues, among others. She is very easy to talk to, friendly yet professional, and very knowledgeable. She is very effective in helping you figure out and talk about matters in your life. Barbara also recommends beneficial reading material to aid in your learning and healing process. Her office has a very cozy and relaxing atmosphere. I would definitely recommend her.

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.