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Avatar for Rose Marchick, PhD.
Avatar for Rose Marchick, PhD.
2. Rose Marchick, PhD.
Excellent 4.9

(85)

Excellent 4.9

(85)

In high demand
Offers remote services
  • 225 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Kansas City, KS
Someone who genuinely cares, Isn’t afraid to tackle problems head on and is worth every penny. Before, We had been to two different counselors. Both through the preferred list of insurance and We spent almost a year with each. It seemed to be going no where. We were confused and frustrated why we couldn’t seem to gain traction. It seemed like our problems were being tip tied around, we needed practical steps that we could implement that day to improve our relationship and our family. As soon as we reached out to Dr. Marchick she has been there for us 100%. Things started off different, in a good way. We had an initial phone call to see if we were a good fit before any money was involved. Appointment times are flexible and rates are fair. She was able to see that this was our last attempt at therapy/counseling so we hit the ground running. She’s been available to us 24/7. Outside of office hours, in our times of crisis, you name it. Our relationship with Dr. Marchick has been the biggest help to our marriage. She made us feel safe talking about our issues, problems. She’s helping us sort through and find what’s important to us and what isn’t. Setting shared goals and practical steps on how to become closer as a family and rekindle what we’ve lost. Her memory is sharp, and she pushes real change for the better. To be 100% honest, We weren’t sure if the issues and complications we were facing were approachable, we felt like a train wreck. We wanted the best for us and our son. Dr. Marchick took our issues head on and is guiding us through the real issues and work that a marriage takes.See more

$75/session

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$75/session

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Avatar for The Path Forward
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5. The Path Forward
Great 4.8

(43)

Great 4.8

(43)

Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Kansas City, KS
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 TherapistSee more

$90/session

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$90/session

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Avatar for Colin Stauber
Avatar for Colin Stauber
7. Colin Stauber
Exceptional 5.0

(6)

Exceptional 5.0

(6)

Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • Serves Kansas City, KS
Two years ago, I suffered through a trauma that turned everything upside down. Until then, I had lived a relatively easy and comfortable life so was really not prepared to handle any serious loss. Consequently, I fell into a deep depression. Of course, all things in life are blessings and while it has not been easy, I am truly grateful for what happened as it initiated my spiritual journey. I started meditating, doing yoga, breathing exercises, reading spiritual books and just about anything else I could to help me cope. However, despite my desperate attempts to feel better, I was actually suppressing the pain rather than releasing it. Each time a bad memory or emotion would surface, I'd automatically judge it and push it back down. Ultimately, this energized the trapped negative energy and created an equilibrium that prevented me from truly healing. Now, as someone who'd spent the past two years exploring spirituality, I didn't think there was much more I could do for myself, other than be patient and let it pass naturally with time. Therefore, when I contacted Colin about an energy healing session, I didn't have huge expectations. After-all, I thought I'd tried everything. I was wrong. Colin took me to a gem of a spot last Friday afternoon. We got comfortably situated in the peaceful, natural enclave, chatted for a bit and then dove straight into it. Over the course of the next several hours, he worked his magic, guiding me on a journey that took me deep into my soul. With great focus, passion and love, he helped me to connect with Mother Earth, opened up my chakras, and cleansed my body of trapped negative energy. Being perfectly honest, I was very happy with the session but still didn't have huge expectations for the results. I figured it was just another nice meditation that would help but not offer anything transformative. However, the following morning, I was surprised to wake up feeling lighter. Now normally, whenever I woke up, I'd be bombarded with negative thoughts (stemming from the trauma) that would stimulate negative emotions in my gut. It felt like I was poking a thorn in my heart. I hated it; so much to the point that I actually feared waking up in the morning. However, this morning was different. For one, the thoughts came but not with the same intensity. But more importantly, when I had them, there was zero emotional reaction. It felt as though the thorn that I'd been poking for the previous two years had been surgically removed from my heart chakra (somewhere in my gut). Without the thorn, the thoughts just didn't have the same power. And with nothing to poke, there was nothing to be afraid of. Since then, the healing progress has been rapid. Whenever I feel the pain begin to accumulate, I employ the practices Colin taught me and release the energy. By finally learning to let the pain out, rather than fight it and keep it trapped, I have officially started a new chapter in my life. Unsurprisingly, this inner state of peace and openness is already manifesting externally and I have more to be excited about than I have in a very long time. Colin is a genuine, passionate, and determined healer who is on a mission to help as many people as he can. He has an infectious energy that radiates peace and love and I would recommend a session with him to anyone, for any reason. Regardless of where you are in life, I believe he can help you. If you want to hear more about my experience, don't hesitate to contact me – I could speak at length at how much it meant to me and would wish the same experience for anyone.See more

$200/session

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$200/session

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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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