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Rose Marchick, PhD.
4.9
from 82 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 217 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie E.
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I have had an incredible experience working with Rose. She is relatable and open and will also give her take on how she sees a situation. Aditionally, she doesn't enter a provider/client relationship with the intention of keeping you in counseling for years on end. She provides real tools for real people going through real life situations. I can't imagine making the progress I have in the last month this quickly or to my current level of satisfaction with Rose and her practical, realistic tools for enjoying life to the fullest extent.

Thrive Counseling
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 173 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Cheryl is very responsive and also very friendly and professional. We are currently doing our premarital counseling sessions with her.

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The Path Forward
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Dawn G.
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My name is Dawn, and I am an independently licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I can attest to the quality of Anne's graduate work both clinically and academically as we pursued this degree as cohorts in the same graduating class, and served together in the same clinical internship setting. Anne has had excellent training, and is competent in her understanding and use of multiple therapeutic modalities. She has a balanced approach to her work, well utilizing both empathy and counsel. She has a fun and engaging personality with a wit that promotes easy delivery of information even in challenging circumstances. She is competent with a wide range of clients from adolecence to late adulthood and collaborates with her clients to assist with a broad spectrum of life's needs and challenges. I have also known Anne as a personal friend and have seen how she has endured through many difficult life circumstances with strength and perseverance. I have seen the quality and strong ethic of her work. I have also seen her compassionate and engaging personality promote her to high levels of recognition in other work environments and fields of interest. All of this said, I would give Anne a strong recommendation. Her knowledge and skills will serve you well! Dawn G., MS, IMFT Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist

  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Mackinzie K.
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Bella takes the time to meet you wherever it is you feel most comfortable - she comes to our home for counseling sessions. She leads conversations but ultimately lets us do the talking.

Puryear Counseling
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Mam M.
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We used Puryear Counseling to seek help on how to handle some anger issues my son has been suffering from, and to gain some guidance on how to improve our overall family communication. My son was very reluctant at first to meet with someone, but it made a WORLD of difference having Anthony come into our home. It made it a way more comfortable experience for us all. He helps give us the tools and guidance we need to better our communication with each other. We never felt judged in any way and we leave each session feeling optimistic about how we can better handle stressful situations that may come our way. We will of course continue to seek his help.

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Puela D.
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She is an excellent counselor and teacher. When my wife and I had her. She made it an amazing experience for us. We went through her marriage counseling sessions and they were very informative and thought provoking. The activities we did helped my wife and I increase the love in our marriage and helped us grow.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Audra B.
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Doug is an attentive listener with an empathetic heart. He is easy to talk to and makes you feel safe to share your struggles. I love that he provided us with practical tools to implement when we were struggling. I felt as though his main goal was to walk beside us and support us as we worked through some of our marital conflicts. He always remained neutral and both my husband and I felt as though he always had each of our best interests in mind. I would highly recommend Doug to any couple or individual who is either struggling or wants to just check in for a "maintenance" visit. Counseling has made such a difference in us as individuals and in our marriage. It is worth the time, money, and sacrifice!

Jobe Counseling Service
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mark L.
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Brenda was able to help me to set boundaries in my life. As a result, I have limited the access negative people have in my life, and am now focusing on my own development. I highly recommend her services.

  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki M.
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Very understanding

  • 6 years in business
Sarah T.
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Janelle is very easy to talk to. She was able to help me see that my goals were obtainable and that I could achieve them. I loved the fact that I was able to openly talk about God and not feel like I was being judged because of my beliefs.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sheryl L.
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Brenda Shriner tops the list of skilled and effective counselors I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Brenda’s breadth of knowledge and many years of experience combined with her keen instincts give her a therapeutic edge, whether counseling for relationship issues or workplace challenges. I would recommend her to my own family.

  • 15 years in business
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I am a licensed addiction counselor with a master's degree in counseling. I have experience working with people of all ages, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. I believe strongly in prevention, intervention and education. Confidentiality is guaranteed.

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I am a licensed professional counselor with offices in both the Kansas City and Saint Joseph, Missouri areas. My experience is almost exclusively in private practice, and my expertise focuses on self-discovery, insight and healing, addictions and sexual issues. My clients are individuals, couples and families ranging in ages from 12-89, who want a nonjudgmental, authentic and objective therapeutic experience. I accept most insurance and try to work when other people don't; so I book most of my sessions in the evenings, at nights and on weekends.

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About Dr. Harry R. Davidson, Ph.D. Dr. Harry R. Davidson, Ph.D. is a nationally known clinical psychologist who has over 30 years of experience in providing psychological and behavior health services. People travel from all over the country, seeking his services. Practice Style: Brief, goal oriented, cognitive behavioral, insight oriented, solution oriented individual, counseling and therapy. Dr. Davidson specializes in working with stressed out individuals, troubled youth and their families. Types of services provided: Dr. Davidson provides Individual Psychotherapy and Counseling; Couples Therapy; Crisis/Grief Therapy; Family Therapy; Group Therapy; Motivation; Wellness; Job Stress; Worker Disability; Social Security Disability; Substance Abuse; Stress Management; Pain Management; Relaxation Therapy; Testing and Assessment; Relationships; and Organizational Consultation. In addition, he provides services for veterans and others suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. He also addresses work-related, occupational, medical leave and long and short-term disabilities. Biographical Information: Dr. Harry R. Davidson was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He earned his Ph.D. at the prestigious California School of Professional Psychology, Anaheim, California. Dr. Davidson has held the distinguished responsibility of being Chief of Psychological Services for the South Kansas City Mental Health Clinic in Kansas City, Missouri. He has had staff privileges at Research Psychiatric Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Davidson is responsible for providing mental health services to members of Viet Now, meeting the needs of Vietnam veterans suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. In addition, he has provided services for AT&T Technologies and Kansas City, Missouri Area Schools. His honors and awards are varied and numerous. He is a popular guest speaker and seminar conductor and is frequently requested to appear on nationally syndicated talk shows. He has appeared on the “Sally Jessie Raphael Show” and various television and radio networks including: ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX and has also co-hosted radio talk shows. His wealth of experience has served individuals, couples, families and groups in the Midwest, across the country and internationally. Dr. Davidson is a prolific published author and columnist. Inner Peace Video and Audio Relaxation & Pain Management Tapes & DVDs. Dr. Harry R. Davidson, Ph.D. has created and scientifically designed these wonderful video and audio tapes to bring you inner peace, freedom from tension, headaches, aches Posttraumatic Stress, and pain. The program is designed to improve your relationships both at home and at work. This program can teach you, your children and your family how to relax and get the most out of their lives. Take just minutes a day to enjoy the calm, peace, and serenity Dr. Davidson’s marvelous tapes bring to you. The Inner Peace audio and video programs are recommended for disaster survivors and emergency assistance personnel. About Today's Youth Today's children and youth, from all social economic classes, are experiencing increasing stress related problems. The relationship between academic performance, students’ test performance and anxiety, stress and psychosocial problems has been well documented. There has been little commitment on the part of educational administrators and/or school boards to fund programs that address these factors. A substantial number of students can benefit from meditation and relaxation as stress management tools. Objectives: 1. To decrease the behavioral and psychosocial problems of the student. 2. To raise student’s academic performance. 3. To address the needs of parents and grandparents struggling with the problems of today’s youth. Harnessing Mental Power Harnessing Mental Power utilizes professional multimode and holistic approaches to treatment, patients receive treatment plans including: bio-feedback, relaxation therapy, group therapy, desensitization therapy, reorientation therapy and behavior modification, designed to meet their unique clinical needs. In addition, Inner Peace values and recognizes the importance of treating the children and in the context of the family system. With this in mind, participation in family sessions and periodic weekend long intensive family or relationship program is recommended. Mental Power is the harnessed energy, the power of your mind, utilized to help improve your health. Being able to alter your state of mind through relaxation, meditation and the principles of biofeed-back can provide you with a complementary and alternative medicine that has been called mind-body therapy. It is a form of mental healing that is designed to enable you,  in a mind-over-matter fashion, to use your thoughts and physical being to control your body. Biofeedback is a science that is based on the theories and confirmed by scientific studies, that people have the innate potential to influence with their minds many of the functions of their bodies. Mental healing through Biofeedback can be used to help treat many physical and mental health problems by learning to recognize and control physical functions and responses. Uses of the Mental Power Approach Biofeedback can be particularly useful in treating stress-related conditions, and clinical trials are evaluating it in the treatment of many other conditions, including: · Asthma · Headaches · Hot flashes Mental Health Treatment   · Reynard’s disease · Irritable bowel syndrome · Nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy · Irregular heartbeats (cardiac arrhythmias) · Chronic low back pain · Chronic constipation · High blood pressure · Incontinence · Epilepsy 

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I offer individual, couple, and marriage counseling. I provide treatment for marriage or couple conflicts, depression, anxiety, anger control, pornography addiction, sexual and physical abuse, adjustments to change, grief and loss, problems with self-worth or self-esteem. Starting October 1, 2013, I will no longer be accepting insurance reimbursement. I am cutting back on my practice from full-time to part-time and in order to simplify my practice, I am also voluntarily relinquishing my state licensing, which I have held since Missouri started such licensing. I remain a board certified professional Christian counselor. I have 40 years of professional practice. I have office in Zona Rosa.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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It can be difficult to take steps towards inner reflection. With patience and persistence, you will cultivate greater confidence, self-esteem and emotional balance. I work with the resilience within you and believe you have the skills and inner reserves to assist you in overcoming obstacles in your life. My perspective on therapy is built on a foundation of collaboration, interaction, trust and observation. The passion in my life is being invited and accompanying my clients in this journey. My style is an eclectic approach which can include treatment using mindfulness, action based, cognitive psychotherapy, narrative, and trauma informed techniques. I facilitate a personal journey to embrace healing changes with individuals and families using a family systems perspective while uniquely blending mental health theories and techniques that have proven helpful in the change process. You deserve all the good that life has to offer, and I can say with great confidence that you are not alone in your challenges, and that you don't have to carry your burden by yourself. I look forward to meeting you.

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Comforting Faith Counseling Services Inc. offers quality and affordable counseling services in Lees Summit, Missouri. Our team of counselors each has unique specializations including the following: * an EMDR Level 2 certified trauma therapist * a women's issues therapist * a specialist in play therapy * a marriage and family therapist and more This ensures that you will receive highly specialized care in your area of need. Our counselors operate as a team. This helps us stay up-to-date on the latest counseling technologies and techniques and to discuss ideas with one another. Comforting Faith Counselors believe that today's technology can support the efforts outside our offices. Our counseling services include the following: * marriage and couples counseling * family counseling * premarital counseling * depression and anxiety * life transitions * work and career issues * life coaching * trauma therapy * faith-based issues We have been serving Lees Summit, Raytown, Independence, Blue Springs, and the Kansas City metro area, MO.

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I do marital, individual, family, child, and teen counseling, and I specialize in depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD, divorce, extra marital affairs, and ADHD/ADD. I can also help with military issues and offer EMDR, play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and Accu-detox (ear acupuncture).

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We provide counseling services for individuals and couples. We deal with depression, anxiety, conversion disorder, trauma, adjustment disorders, weight loss, and relationship issues.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Epic Counseling strives to help couples rebuild their marriages.

  • 4 years in business
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I utilize neuroscience and the concept of neuroplasticity not only to educate client's about their brain, but to show them how to utilize their mind to intentionally reshape the structure and function of it.

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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