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  • 9 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stacie S.
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An excellent therapist. Very caring, understanding, knowledgeable and helpful. Excellent responsiveness and scheduling. Very good rates. Highly Recommended!

  • 10 years in business
Richard S.
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We have had multiple community based interventions, private therapists, and psychiatrists with our grandson with regard to symptoms associated with cerebral palsy and ADHD. While there were some improvements we were dissatisfied with the results. We came into contact with TJ through his association with one of the those agencies. We were pleased with his interaction with David and sought his services in the private setting and have seen very positive results. He provides personalized interventions with care, compassion, confidence building, and dignity. We continue to use and support him in his service and care of our child. We feel that he offers a valuable service to those whom he serves. We continue to praise him both privately and publicly. We would and do recommend him and his services

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.

Jessica M King, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Joshua H.
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    Best therapist I've had by far. Does not act high and mighty like other therapists or push an agenda. She truly wants to do what is best for you. She took it slow with me and gradually helped to push me and get to where I am today to be a better person for my family and myself.

    • 1 year in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Josephine L.
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    We have tried several therapists and so far they have given me the response that I feel very unhelpful to our marriage. Diahanna's approach was not the norm and to our surprise, we're on a great path to saving out marriage. Thank you and will continue our sessions with you!

    Karen Raby, LMFT
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Deborah M.
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    I am so glad that I found Karen. I have been searching, for what seems like forever, for a therapist that I felt comfortable with. She helped me get through some very difficult experiences. I highly recommend her services.

    Megan O.
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    I have had Angela as both a creative living coach and reiki practitioner. Incredibly gifted, caring, with expertise that cross many areas of study. I felt that her multi faceted knowledge helped me greatly to see how I could integrate my creativity into my life, while inspiring new ways of thinking towards myslef, others and universe. Great energy! Would absolutely recommend!

    Scorpio Therapeutics
    1.0
    from 1 review
      About

      I am a professionally licensed massage therapist, specializing in deep tissue, sports, and post-injury massage. Step into a highly evolved and innovative technique of muscle and tissue incorporation. The calm and tranquility will take you to another world. I offer a wide array of modalities, including the above, light touch, reflexology, relaxation, aromatherapy, and craniosacral massage. I also offer addictions counseling, holistic therapy, and sugar and salt scrubs! I have sizzling summer deals! I cater to fit your needs!

      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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