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Richmond Counseling Services

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  • 24 years in business
Ginger O.
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My husband and myself had only been together for about 1 year prior to our engagement. Dr. Douglass was very professional and supportive with our engagement and we had several meetings for counseling on our relationship and what to expect with marriage. The emphasis on how to handle and solve the problems that we were going to be faced with was based on God's word and how we need to trust in the Lord to bless our relationship. Truly a blessing to work with this man.

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Madden Wellness strives to introduce a comprehensive approach to helping clients discover the real reasons behind their failed attempts at change. At Madden Wellness, obesity and other issues are viewed as a clinical problem and thus, are treated with clinical interventions. Let me help empower you in discovering a new path to health and wellness; one free of strict diets, preoccupation with food and stressful timelines. At Madden Wellness, it's not all about diet and exercise, but more about helping you learn how to build a healthy relationships with food. Amber specializes in the following areas: Eating Disorders & Obesity Weight loss and relationship building with food Identifying destructive eating patterns and disorders Overcoming body image and self-confidence issues Understanding emotional eating Addressing underlying triggers associated with food addiction Childhood and Adolescent Obesity, as well as other problematic food conditions. Binge Eating, Orthorexia, Anorexia and other Disordered Eating concerns. Other Wellness Concerns: Stress and Anxiety Depression Addiction (Substance Abuse and others) Exercise Motivation Court-Mandated Services

  • 6 years in business
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We assist clients (one-on-one) to determine your needs and to help clients learn (and deal with) their individual problems, i.e; your career, business, education, motivation, dedication, self-discipline, goal setting and achieving your goals), etc. Career advancement, Your own business, Write that book. Relationship? Marriage? Public speaking engagements, Sales Training for your team, help determine how to make your business more profitable? Perhaps you need help with weight loss, firming/toning (we believe, the first 90% toward accomplishing this, is changing 'What' you eat and your eating 'Habits'). We need to learn about you, your eating habits, your daily routines, and your personal details like height, weight, age, physical limitations or disabilities, etc. If you are wanting 'physical' training, via Martial Arts? i.e; exercises, stretches, aerobics, (full-contact Shudokan Karate / Tai-Kwon Do). We can do it online. There is no need with today's Technology, to travel to each other. We help people turn their lives around.(We are not affiliated with any religious groups, nor with any multi-level marketing schemes). Our rates are very reasonable for the service and guidance we provide on an individual basis. We can use online tools such as video conferencing, video chat, (skype) etc, and save you the money from traveling to us, or us traveling to you.

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I help adults and children focus on core transformation and growth. Need for relationship and connection mark all human beings. I engage in relational therapy, not simply skills and surface changes to promote healing and healthy development especially when a person has been derailed.

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Our approach to helping people has served thousands of people in Kentucky over the last 15 years. We care, and it shows. Our professional counselors, therapists, and our psychiatric nurse practitioner will provide your behavioral health treatment in a confidential manner within our private setting. At our practice, you decide the treatment goals, and we help you reach those step by step. You will find that we help you right where you are and focus on the solutions in your life, not the problems. Our goal is to have you doing wonderful in your life and taking pride in having provided a service that you will tell all of your family and friends about. See our information on the counseling process, therapy, and credentials of our professionals when choosing a professional. Anyone can put up a good website, but do your homework. You should hear good things about your behavioral health provider from one or two trusted sources before utilizing their services.

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I offer individual, family, marriage and group counseling. I work with children, adolescents, couples and adults.

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We offer convenient hours to attend individual and family counseling in a safe and friendly atmosphere. Appointments are available on evenings and weekends for your child, adolescent or family.

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I work on theology and biblical research; counseling for marriages, troubled teens, and family matters; and teaching of self-help using God's words from the bible to help guide people to a happier and more fulfilling life with Christ.

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We provide professional mental health and substance abuse counseling to children, adolescents and adults. We offer individual, family, marital and EAP counseling.

  • 10 years in business
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I provide quality and personalized counseling services to individuals in a way that helps them learn more about themselves and others around them.

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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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