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Bloom Where You Are
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Ann O.
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    Testimonial: Individual Therapy A bit less than a year ago, following a series of unfortunate events in my life, I had reached a really low point. Emotionally, mentally and physically drained, I knew that I needed to find the strength to continue living, and out of sheer desperation, I finally reached out to Rita, It was the best decision I ever made. Over the past 10 months, she has helped me experience growth that for me was unimaginable. In a loving and compassionate manner, she has helped me to identify both the destructive behavior patterns that led to my subsequent bouts of depression as well as the traumatic events and family history that contributed to the creation of these destructive patterns. Most importantly, she has taught me how to change these destructive patterns and replace them with positive, healthy, self-affirming ones. In less than a year, Rita has positively influenced almost every aspect of my life. I am learning to identify and arrest addictive behaviors, replace negative thought patterns with positive self-talk and eliminate unhealthy behaviors and toxic people from my life. I am practicing self-love and becoming my “best self.” As a result, my marriage and family relationships have improved and my career continues to blossom. I have lost over 45 pounds and I am finally learning what it means to be truly happy, healthy and whole -- mind, body and spirit. I am learning to clearly identify my goals and attain them. I totally attribute my growth to working with Rita. There is an old saying: “The sick mind doesn’t know that it’s sick.” Whether it is in your personal or professional life, Rita's incredible talent lies in her ability to assist you with identifying (and sometimes just acknowledging) the source of your pain or whatever it is that may be holding you back. More importantly, she accompanies you on the path of self-healing, and provides the tools necessary to complete the journey. That is Rita’s gift to her clients. It is a gift that is priceless. --Anonymous in Massachusetts

    Glenn Bigonet, MA
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 14 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Mar P.
    Verified review

    Very accomodating.

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    I am specializing in therapeutic yoga for depression, anxiety, trauma-sensitive yoga and cancer yoga therapy for patients and caregivers.

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    Short term solution focused therapy that specifically tailored to clients goals through accessing Traditional talk therapy, meditation, breathing techniques, Body movement sequencing yoga posture to treat symptoms as well.

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    We do injury work, orthopedic massage, relaxation massage and core strength training. Full-service salon is connected as well.

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    I help clients obtain the spiritual health and wellness that they are looking for through Reiki, massage therapy or tarot card readings in whatever areas they need to learn more about, be they love, relationships, finance, or life direction.

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    I am a certificated mental health counselor in Shanghai, China. My passion in contemporary music, arts, and dance drove me to Berklee College of Music in 2014. Here I play piano, vocals, guitar, and world percussions in various styles, including classical, jazz, Indian, Chinese traditional music, Latino, post-classical, etc. I would like to offer my service as a piano instructor, a music therapist, a drum circle facilitator, a Mandarin tutor, and a cultural liaison. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or wish to express your interests in these topics.

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    Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues and consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement to the body. Massage is known to affect blood circulation/flow, reduce muscle tension and the effect of the nervous system through stimulation and enhance tissue healing.

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    Massage therapist John Fitzgerald specializes in sports therapeutic and medical massage at Wellcare Chiropractic Center. He works with the doctors to more efficiently get to the problem areas that are causing pain and relieve bodily stress. In addition to being a licensed massage therapist, John earned a master's degree in sports psychology and is a personal trainer.

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    I have 23 years of experience as a massage therapist and have extensive knowledge in using raw foods to heal and cleanse the body. Utilizing energy healing as a part of the program, my clients receive that as an added bonus. My love for and of people and this work is a blessing. Having used internal cleansing, fasting and having had a colon hydrotherapy practice for years have given me a tremendous amount of insight into why people who often seek bodywork are suffering unnecessarily with many ailments. Sharing what I've learned from my own healing journey and my years of observance, self-education, and counseling clients makes what I have to offer unique. I look forward to working with you.

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    I'm a massage therapist, a Reiki master and a registered nurse who works with all clients for tension and stress relief, people who my have specific diagnosis, such as ALS, MS, scleroderma or may be homebound due to illness.

    • 4 years in business
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    I am a mental health counselor with experience in cognitive behavioral psychology. I provide individual counseling in the comfort of your home through telephone or other media technology; such as FaceTime for Apple products and Skype for other smart phone products.

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    E.M.A Physical Therapy is initialized after a very beautiful 92 yr old woman who is a Mother to a great outstanding son who actually is the president of the company with his life partner they decided they want to build a business that will go on and on helping people who get hurt get back to their normal daily routines or should we say go back with a great experience of a lifetime a memory of E.M.A Physical Therapy Wellness Center a new daily routine smile again laugh hug pick up loved ones without any back pain look side to side while your children play games no more neck pain Yes (NO MORE PAIN) that you will experience at E.M.A.

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    I will be helping individuals with various mental health challenges: children, adults and elderly. I am a Boston University graduate (master's level) in 2004 with an MSW. I am also licensed to help clients with emotional and mental health issues in the state of MA.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    Biofeedback is a technology which uses special sensors in order to observe and regulate multiple physiological processes on a computer screen in the real time. My approach is significantly more beneficial for my clients because I use several the most comprehensive Biofeedback technology that allows trainees to see and use biofeedback from several psychophysiological indicators: EEG, EKG, EMG, Body Temperature, Heart Rate, Breathing Rate, and Skin Conductance indicator. There is strong scientific proof of successful application of alternative therapy such as Biofeedback in cases of ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Sleep Disorders, performance optimisation in sports and performing arts, etc.

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    I offer massage therapy, yoga and positive psychology coaching. I help people who are experiencing chronic or recurring aches and pains and want more than a temporary fix. My mind-body approach focuses on you as a whole person to get to the source of your pain.

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    I give you my words of wisdom and specialized unique prayer catering to your personal lifestyle, to calm your pre-wedding jitters and send good luck wishes for an everlasting marriage. Thank you for your interest. Please contact me for further details.

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    I work from a "wellness" perspective which sees psychotherapy as a tool for learning and growth rather than as a "treatment for mental illness". Clients are seen individually, in groups, and as part of a family. My role is to provide a catalyst for you to improve your relationships with family, friends and with yourself.

    • 18 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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    I have over 15 years of providing confidential and supportive therapy to individuals and couples who struggle to create more satisfying, enjoyable lives and relationships. The people I work with achieve a greater understanding of what they want and need as well as improve their skills at communicating these to family and friends. I have expertise in EMDR treatment of trauma, Gottman marital therapy and the treatment of people suffering from anxiety and depression. I am not on any insurance panels but will provide statements that can be submitted for insurance reimbursement for those people who have out of network benefits and wish to use their insurance. Many of the people I see choose to pay out of pocket to preserve confidentiality and control of their mental health care.

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    Swansonart offers expressive arts therapy for children and teens facing psychological, psychosocial or physical challenges. I work out of two studios in West Newbury and offer art, dance, music and drama to help children and teens express themselves in a creative environment with empathy and understanding.

    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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