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  • 7 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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Brandice F.
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My husband and I have had a couple of marriage counseling sessions with Michael and we have enjoyed them very much. He focuses on giving you "take away skills" for each session. We are excited to see where our future sessions will take us.

Agapai Solutions, LLC
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Clayton P.
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We had no idea what to expect upon arriving at the first session of pre-marital counseling with Pastor Milton. He quickly put us at ease and set a comfortable tone for the rest of the time. While my fiancee and I have already had many conversations about our future together we still found these sessions valuable and worthwhile and would recommend them to others. The only reason we didn't give him 5 stars is we thought the cost was high. However, we didn't address it with him and we did pay it. - Clayton and Lauren

  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Chanan S.
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Raffi led an informal group which I attended along with a few classmates from Israel in the summer of 2010. We had just returned to New Jersey from studying in a one- to two-year fellowship abroad. Raffi smoothed our transition back to American life, all while volunteering his time and skills. He is extremely intelligent, insightful, trustworthy and pragmatic. I recommend Raffi without hesitation or reservation. He has a serious goal-focus balanced with a great sense of humor. Raffi is a tremendous, vital person to turn to.

Find Your Sunshine
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 20 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.

Recovery Counseling Center
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.

  • 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!!

Arukah Counseling Services
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dani G.
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Loved working with Rev. Toyer for pre marital counseling. She was honest, straightforward, easy to talk to. Heaven sent. I highly recommend her services.

Joseph Deck Ministries
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!


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.


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

  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
LaTeisha W.
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Marriage Counseling


Do you want to get your life back on track? Do you have specific needs or life goals? Are you looking for support on your spiritual journey? Are you looking for direction and support? Do you want to become your ultimate self? Then look no further. We provide services to adults, teens, children, couples (married and premarital), LGBTQ, people with special needs, and seniors. Together, we can move you towards the best possible life you can have.


We counsel couples, individuals, and families. We have special expertise in marriage counseling, integrating faith into the process. We also give hope for mild-to-moderate depression and anxiety. Hard issues become manageable with God's help and with specific strategies to address a problem. Clients love my respectful, patient approach, and my practical steps to healing.


I offer individual, couples counseling, and wellness coaching. I provide a caring and integrative approach.

  • 4 years in business

because of my diverse life experiences I have the unique ability to relate to whatever you're trying to overcome to talk to


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.

  • 16 years in business

I especially have God, the creator giving me cheap victory


I have special expertise and interest in Infidelity Recovery. I have worked with individuals (both parties), couples, and families around this very sensitive issue

  • 13 years in business
Cathy M.
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I have been working with Barbara for about a year and a half. She has helped me to deal effectively with anxiety and stress issues. I am grateful for her support, guidance and insight.


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

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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.