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9. Dr. Lisa E. Eskalyo - Psychologist
5.0

(10)

5.0

(10)

Marriage and Relationship Counseling, Therapy and Counseling

Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
In a time of great need, Dr. Lisa was right there as the first person to reach out, and ultimately, had the best feel for me out of the therapists that contacted me. She quickly became an integral part in a very trying time for me. In a matter of a few short months I had found a completely new way to internally address long-time stressors and found pathways to exploring deep-rooted issues/dynamics that have helped to begin mending relationships with family members and helped me to find more peace of mind all around. I can’t recommend Dr. Lisa highly enough as she had a massive impact on my life in a short period. I will forever be grateful for that and though I’ve moved from the area, she will be the first call the next time that I am in need.See more

$300

estimated cost

$300

estimated cost

In a time of great need, Dr. Lisa was right there as the first person to reach out, and ultimately, had the best feel for me out of the therapists that contacted me. She quickly became an integral part in a very trying time for me. In a matter of a few short months I had found a completely new way to internally address long-time stressors and found pathways to exploring deep-rooted issues/dynamics that have helped to begin mending relationships with family members and helped me to find more peace of mind all around. I can’t recommend Dr. Lisa highly enough as she had a massive impact on my life in a short period. I will forever be grateful for that and though I’ve moved from the area, she will be the first call the next time that I am in need.
Avatar for Ancestress Therapeutics/ Hearts of Joy
Avatar for Ancestress Therapeutics/ Hearts of Joy
10. Ancestress Therapeutics/ Hearts of Joy
5.0

(6)

5.0

(6)

Marriage and Relationship Counseling, Therapy and Counseling

Offers remote services
Hearts of Joy gave me the deliverance I needed. I was grief stricken at the loss of my uncle. We were very close and he really was like a second father to me. Growing up I‘ve always been taught to move on with life after a death – to not give it a second thought. With someone so close to my heart I found this impossible to do. He was someone that I saw every single day of my life, now he was gone. I got mad with myself, the world, and God. I started to drink heavily and lost focus at school and work. Thankfully a friend rescued me and directed me towards Hearts of Joy. I had heard of grief counseling but it never entered my mind to get that type of help. Mental anguish or the effects of suffering a loss are not talked about in the male community. We are supposed to be stoic and unbothered by emotion. Lachelle Mack-Rouse and her supportive team at Hearts of Joy erased those archaic notions from my head. With their help I discovered that mourning is a natural part of healing. When someone has devoted so much of themselves to you, it is natural that you devote pain and grief to their loss. It is a part of us letting go and moving on with our lives. By not going through the grieving process I was letting all of the pain and anger that comes along with death stay inside me. Through meetings with Mrs. Mack-Rouse I learned key methods of coping with grief. I am thankful for all of the hard work that Hearts of Joy went through to bring me back to reality. I am certainly a stronger person than I was before I found them. Don’t let grief and loss take over your entire world. Fight to live, love, and laugh! When things get tough it’s okay to talk to someone and share your pain. Hearts of Joy gets my wholehearted recommendation for their excellent grief counseling techniques.See more

$92

starting cost

$92

starting cost

Hearts of Joy gave me the deliverance I needed. I was grief stricken at the loss of my uncle. We were very close and he really was like a second father to me. Growing up I‘ve always been taught to move on with life after a death – to not give it a second thought. With someone so close to my heart I found this impossible to do. He was someone that I saw every single day of my life, now he was gone. I got mad with myself, the world, and God. I started to drink heavily and lost focus at school and work. Thankfully a friend rescued me and directed me towards Hearts of Joy. I had heard of grief counseling but it never entered my mind to get that type of help. Mental anguish or the effects of suffering a loss are not talked about in the male community. We are supposed to be stoic and unbothered by emotion. Lachelle Mack-Rouse and her supportive team at Hearts of Joy erased those archaic notions from my head. With their help I discovered that mourning is a natural part of healing. When someone has devoted so much of themselves to you, it is natural that you devote pain and grief to their loss. It is a part of us letting go and moving on with our lives. By not going through the grieving process I was letting all of the pain and anger that comes along with death stay inside me. Through meetings with Mrs. Mack-Rouse I learned key methods of coping with grief. I am thankful for all of the hard work that Hearts of Joy went through to bring me back to reality. I am certainly a stronger person than I was before I found them. Don’t let grief and loss take over your entire world. Fight to live, love, and laugh! When things get tough it’s okay to talk to someone and share your pain. Hearts of Joy gets my wholehearted recommendation for their excellent grief counseling techniques.

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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.

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.

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.

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