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Holyoke Counseling Services

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  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Christian S.
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Bonnie is a wonderful I wish I met her sooner and will continue to see her for all my spiritual counseling and yoga

New Beginnings Wellness
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from 10 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanne J.
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I have been counseled and been taught through Word of God Ministries and Seminary. Their spiritual services are top-notch and I have been blessed abundantly through them. I highly recommend their professional and compassionate counseling and academic services. Thank you and God Bless!

  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon W.
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We set goals together. We prayed together. She made suggestions depending on what I wanted to do. She helped me get a complex task organized. She neither let things slide that I wanted to to, nor pushed me to do what she thought was a good idea. A very well balanced and spiritual counseling experience.

  • 18 years in business
Leslie F.
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I could write pages about Lauren Astor, but the bottom line is that she changed my life. After working with her, my marriage is better, I am much happier, and I've gotten the courage to launch a new business. She is a very kind, empathetic person and her coaching and counseling are first class. She has my absolute highest recommendation.

  • 26 years in business
Maggie B.
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I've been a customer for just over a year. Fantastic readings! Psychic Helena has an incredible ability to see my circumstances and explain what's going on! She's got a great vibe. She predicted I'd have two opportunities and was so specific was kinda freaky because it fell into place literally days later. Wow.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew T.
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Good so far!

David Levingston LMFT
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
Susan G.
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My partner and I have been "seeing" David for over a year. He is, quite simply, outstanding. He does not take sides, he listens, he is thoughtful and he provides real life ways to attempt to overcome various obstacles that can sometimes get in the way of finding happiness as a couple. David is dependable in that he is always ready for us. He is also flexible in that if we have to change an appointment, he can generally accommodate, with enough notice. He often sends follow-up emails after our sessions with videos or readings we might want to look into that will assist us on our journey. Throughout my life, I have pursued counseling or therapy maybe five different times. Overall, I was never really impressed with the experience and did not really feel like the visits made a difference. As a result of seeing David, I believe our relationship has changed positively on many levels, in particular, our communication skills have improved. David has been a catalyst for much of this growth and positive change. I would recommend him without hesitation.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Creating a therapeutic alliance where individuals are safe to explore the challenges in their lives is the foundation of effective therapy.  I offer an authentic, non-judgmental, direct, and empathetic treatment approach that facilitates growth. Together we can explore underlying core belief systems and patterns of thinking that contribute to disruption in our lives, and learn healthier and more effective ways of coping that lead to positive change.  My primary goal is to provide the right balance of support and guidance that empowers individuals, couples, and families to cultivate meaning, practice wellness, and find contentment in their lives. I specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse, as well as exploring challenges relating to gender and sexual identity, grief and loss, spirituality, life transitions, and interpersonal relationships.  I'm also skilled with stress and anger management and encourage overall wellness through self-care practices including mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and exploring a spiritual connection.

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I have the ability to provide a safe and therapeutic environment while keep genuine relationships.

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I am a clinical psychologist. I provide individual, group, family, adults, adolescent and children counseling services.

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I am an empath who works with guides and angels and does some medium ship, tarot cards and pendulum. I answer all questions and try to help with your spiritual growth.

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Parveen Vohra, M.A., LPC Counseling Therapist specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychotherapy in West Hartford, CT.

  • 28 years in business
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expertise and ongoing training, over 30 years of training.

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Licensed professional counselor and Reiki master, Jane Woods has extensive experience helping people recover from emotional loss, pain and stress. At times, we all need someone to guide us. Jane's counseling and bodywork sessions help get you back to feeling like the real you again!

  • 15 years in business
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We provide a spiritual, loving, and elegant ceremony for those couples who are looking to embark in the sacred bond of marriage. Relatable, informative, and eye-opening premarital counseling is also available and highly recommended! We'd love to be a part of this momentous day and time in your life!

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

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Psychotherapy and life coaching services are available. Expressive therapies are available to adults and children. Medicaid insurance is accepted.

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I have just recently obtained my associate's degree in the liberal arts. I am currently going to school full-time for my bachelor's degree in health and human services and psychology. I am looking for a full-time job close to my field. I am very interested in helping others in shelters or residential programs. My skills consist of interpersonal, organizational and some advocacy experience.

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I am a different kind of therapist. In the first session, we will get right down to it! We will deal directly with your issues. You will be more in control of your problems. Many people have issues in their lives that threaten to overwhelm them. These problems are out of their experience. It would be reasonable to seek out professional help with your concerns. I have many years of experience helping people sort out and find solutions to their life problems. My goal is to help you attain the outcome that you desire. My specialties are the treatment of addictions, depression, and anxiety. My approach is to meet you where you are at in your life, and help you to get the outcome you are looking for. My style is open and supportive. I have been called a straight talker. Call, and let's talk.

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Parveen Vohra is a psychotherapist who received her masters degree from Central Connecticut State University in 2006. She is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Connecticut with an office in West Hartford. Her practice is an outgrowth of her experience as a therapist with a mental health/substance abuse agency for the past eight years. She is experienced in providing individual and group counseling as well as conducting comprehensive evaluations. Having education and training in psychology and counseling in areas of cognitive behavioral therapy, integrative and eclectic therapy, she encourages empowerment and personal growth.

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I am adaptable, dependable, and with 35 years experience have seen it all. I am fun but caring and will strive to meet your needs. My doctorate is in marriage and family. Ordained in 1980.

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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