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Franklin Counselors

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  • 5 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria H.
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Michael is the best counselor I have ever been to. He's kind, thoughtful, and he really listens. He's the first person who ever truly made me feel heard. He is a great counselor who cares a lot about his clients and truly wishes to see them well. In hindsight, there is nothing I think he could have done better to help me. He was and still is excellent.

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Empower Management Services
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  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Veena M.
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I spoke to many life coaches during my search for a coach, before I talked to Marc, and even during my first phone conversation with him, I knew he was the one I was going to choose. This is because of his startling directness. He was unique and the insights he shared with me on his interpretation of my behavior were profound and I left our first conversation with a different perspective. He put a lot of effort into contacting me via different avenues (phone, email, and other websites). Then when I was dragging my feet on filling out the paperwork he sent me and didn't complete it by the time I had said I would, he surprised me by telling me that he was disappointed and used it as the first lesson in accountability and respectng others' time. He said that if I'm looking for a "comfortable" coach, he isn't the one for me. However, after I learned Marc's style, I do feel very comfortable with sharing things with him and getting his advice. He isn't like other coaches in that you feel your sessions are very tailored specifically to what you want them to be about. He doesn't let you ramble on about the problem or 'how that makes you feel' but keeps the conversations focused to make the most out of every session. He has flexibility about whether sessions are done in person or on the phone but he does encourage meeting in person every couple weeks. His price is very affordable for the personalized and effective work he does. I recommend Marc to anyone who is ready to see themselves for who they really are and make changes to a better life with more clarity. See Marc before you go to spend time and money on a psychotherapist or counselor too!

Soul Solutions
5.0
from 6 reviews
    GFlorent T.
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    About two months away from our wedding day in 2015, my wife (fiancée at that time) and I were grateful to be introduced to Alain and Danielle by a church friend as our wedding counselor. They are a wonderful couple most importantly; because, their teaching are very transparent and practical. It is obvious that Alain and Danielle are Men and woman of God. During the weekly counseling sessions, every time we walked out of the office, Nephthalie and I have learned so much; our perception of relationship specifically in marriage was revealed. Now, it has been seven months since Nephthalie and I got married. We applied those principle on a daily basis. The sessions were very significant. From the teaching received, we have the magic key needed to solve any problem for a successful marriage. We highly recommend them if you are looking for a marital or relationship counselor.

    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Jessica D.
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    I felt very comfortable talking with Lynne at Hope Counseling and Mediation, Met up with Rebecca who helped me find a great counselor!

    • 5 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Nancy M.
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    Our experience with couples counseling has been going very well. With the impartial guidance of our counselor, it has been a positive and eye-opening experience.

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    Experienced Minister, Proffessional, Coach, Counselor

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    Trapped? Stuck? Need someone to listen without judgement? I'm your girl, all services are donation based and most can be performed remotely

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    Education Services: Schoolwork assistance, tutoring, test prep, personal health education Therapeutic Services: Counseling services for social anxiety, learning disabilities, adhd/add, and confidence building. What I will provide for my clients is an understanding and acceptance for all individual needs. Life presents challenges during times of growth and change. I am here to assist in guiding my clients to self discovery, awareness of the world they live in, and general support for growing up. How it Works: I travel to meet each client at either their home or a central meeting place such as the library. Parents will discuss their preference with me.

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    I am an Episcopal Church pastor, teacher, priest, marriage officer, counselor, and friend. I do marriage preparation classes. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need more information.

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    We specialize in couples counseling, and also offer individual and group sessions and psycho-educational classes.

    • 10 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    How i am different: I truly help people get past overwhelm and frustration in their lives and onto actually thriving. I support mental emotional physical and spiritual change. Over 90% of the folks i work with experience ADD/ADHD I only work with people i can help. I guarantee value or i make it right Expect: To gain self confidence, to improve your relationships, to increase work/life success. Recognize your life's purpose. Reduce conflict, feelings of overwhelm and fristration. Feel hope and excitement. Actually accomplish to your ability Coaching vs Psychotherapy: Ask about the differences Ideal client: Adults, children, parents and families. Specialties include: Those experiencing ADD/ADHD, overwhelm or high stress, academic challenges, work life stress, career and life transitions. Approaches: Systematic and strengths based, CBT, whole person How we meet: Free consults. Remote support worldwide. Meet by phone, Skype, email, text and in person. I meet with spouses, supervisors, and family as appropriate. Value: If one does not find good value in our work i make it right. Ask me about this. Payment: This work must be built on trust. That said for me to continue my work and to help others I have to accept payment. I do so flexibly and by credit card, paypal, and check.

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    I offer individual, couple and family therapy as well as classes and support groups for parents. Since each individual (child or adult) and family presents a unique set of circumstances, we can discuss which form is best suited to your needs. I have worked successfully with hundreds of people, helping them overcome anxiety, sadness, difficult relationships, the effects of infidelity, trauma, sexual mistreatment and abuse, isolation, lack of motivation and procrastination, family problems, substance use and gambling problems, everyday life stress and more. I accept most major insurance plans.

    • 12 years in business
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    If you feel drawn to me by my website I think you will know if I am the right person for you. If you have tried other kinds of counseling and it never really helped. If you are done searching on the outside for something to make you feel better and ready to go within. If you want to feel more spiritually connected. If you are ready to take responsibility for yourself and your life and you want some guidance on how to do that.

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    I work with individuals to develop a variety of skills that can help them to effectively cope with relationships such as marriage, parenting, friendship and work. I believe that existing isues and potential problems can be prevented or minimized.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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    I put the couple's wedding happiness and welfare first. I work with the couple throughout the entire wedding process. I don't require a pre-wedding fee and am very sensitive to special needs, including budgetary constraints, that the couple may have. I have performed thousands of weddings over my career and have received the highest marks for my services. I pride myself on maintaining the highest professional standards without compromising my desire to be sensitive, understanding and helpful to everyone whom I serve.

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    Bonnie offers a unique form of heart healing that is easy to follow and can give you instant long term gratifying results. You will gently learn how to let go of fears, doubts and confusion. He is opening your heart to receive a brighter perception,one of truth with love, understanding and support. HE will be eliminating negative thoughts that keep you from reaching your life's purpose.

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    I am an intuitive eating counselor. I teach my clients how to break free from dieting and start listening to their own bodies. I give workshops on intuitive eating and see individuals.

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    We are a small group of therapists who offer individual, couple and family counseling to adolescents and adults. Treatment specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma, weight concerns, relationship issues and more. We use a variety of techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR and psychodynamic counseling.

    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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