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  • 9 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve S.
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Our counselor Ilene was responsive in urgent situations. She increased the frequency, duration, scope, and intensity of our marriage counseling when needed. This also included an occasion or two of bringing in our children to assess our hoe our family's coping skills with our marriage crisis.

Joyce D Scherdin
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Ashlee B.
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Joyce is a wonderful caring and compassionate counselor. She helped me get through a very difficult time in my life and I would not be where I am today without her guidance and support. It can be very frustrating to find the right "fit" when it comes to searching for a mental health counselor or therapist. After a few tries with others that did not work out, she was the perfect fit for me.

Take Care With Self Care
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lonnie S.
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Dr. Toni is a gifted counselor that has been providing excellent client services in Grief, Marriage, Spiritual, Relationship, Divorce, Individual and Group counseling for over a decade. Dr. Toni is attentive to client needs, helps them work through their problems and has a track record of proven results. I have had the opportunity to utilize her expertise on numerous occasions. I highly recommend her exceptional services.

Life Coach Inspired
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Joe B.
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I can wholeheartedly recommend Karen as a life coach/mentor. For the last few years, Karen has been my life coach/mentor. Karen is a knowledgeable, down-to-earth, and compassionate individual. Karen is trustworthy and honest and she will meet you at whatever point you currently find yourself in life. In the past, I’ve dealt with some counselors who seemed to me to be aloof and distant. They were more concerned about following a certain script/program than really helping me make progress with the issues I was dealing with. Karen is not like that. Karen is genuine and empathetic and I believe that you’ll find that she’ll relate well to you! If you’re struggling with a given issue or you just need some guidance as you traverse through a current life stage, give Karen a shot. You won’t regret it!

New Hope Counseling
5.0
from 1 review
    Marcy S.
    Verified review

    Tina, with New Hope Counseling, is a wonderful counselor. She's a great listener with a warm personality who cares deeply. Her years of training and hands-on experience working with many different types of people, has given her the ability to assess situations and relationships with wisdom. She consistently offers the perfect blend of support and encouragement to think through ways of moving forward. I am grateful for her help in my life and highly recommend her as a counselor.

    Sam S.
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    Great, conscientious counselor.

    Divine Interventions
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Rhonda M.
      Verified review

      Divine Interventions provided mentoring and career planning services to my teenage son. They helped him explore different options for his life after high school. I highly recommend Divine Interventions, as they were more than just a counselor, they became a friend to our family.

      Q & A

      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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