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Brock Caffee, LCMFT
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin E.
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Brock is an excellent therapist!! He is very caring and wise and will help you figure out the best way to understand and improve your life.

Rychel L. Johnson, LCPC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lee M.
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Rychel has worked for several years with my son, a young adult who has mild autism. He doesn’t typically have much to say, but Rychel has unlocked a great deal of communication. He speaks with her more than anyone I’ve seen him interact with. Rychel is professional, smart and creative. She has successfully used my son’s interests and passions to teach him in a couple of key areas, helping him learn to react in a flexible rather than anxious manner to changes in routine or unexpected occurrences, and helping him learn to broaden his narrow areas of interest. From my observation, she has a logical and calm approach to her therapy, and I suspect her other clients make strides just as my son has.

Michelle Hirsch, MS, LMFT
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren R.
Verified review

Very professional as well as flexible. Understanding of the situation. Went over what they specialize in and was great meet one on one concerning the first consultation in searching a therapist.

Aburrough's Counseling
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Carol F.
    Verified review

    this therapist provides the utmost compassion and care when providing skills to help one overcome their own obstacles. His guidance in a compassionate, non judgmental manner allowed for many breakthroughs that brought a higher level of self satisfaction to me allowing me to be a better mom and woman. I highly recommend Therapist Al to anyone dealing with any emotional scars that prevent them from progressing to their full potential!

    • 7 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    I am a psychotherapist with over thirty years of professional experience. Therefore, I am confident in my abilities and feel that I can assist you with your concerns.

    About

    Rick Presley is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Rick's own story of recovery has opened the door to help many clients who find themselves struggling with addictions, marital, parenting, and trauma based issues. Rick graduated from Friends University with a master's degree in science in marriage and family therapy. Since earning his degree and license in the state of Kansas, Rick has gone on to complete training in sexual addiction recovery therapy, and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). Rick specializes in treating couples who are healing from the effects of addicting patterns in one or both of the partners. Rick's emphasis and specialized training in the area of sexual addiction puts him on the cutting edge of treatment of this issue that is faced by so many couples today. The popularity and accessibility of pornography has propelled this problem to being one of the fastest-growing problems counselors are seeing today. Rick will equip you with education, accountability and marital resources to help your marriage be better than it ever has been. Rick has also completed the basic training for EMDR therapy. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy has become one of the preferred methods of treating trauma. Clients often find that they are struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress symptoms and addictions as a result of unprocessed trauma in their lives. This can be from “I was never good enough for a parent" to major life-treating traumatic events. i.e. natural disasters and combat stress.

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      I provide massage therapy working to relieve pain, relax and restore the body through free hot stones and healing essential oils. My modalities include Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy, active therapy, raindrop therapy, foot and face massage, reflexology and more.

      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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