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Costello Psychotherapy PLLC
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    Tim B.
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    I highly recommend Anthony. He is welcoming, friendly and compassionate. He creates lasting and positive outcomes.

    Joseph Z.
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    I was ready to honestly look at/into myself. I knew I had something(s) blocking my full potential. I was determined to untangle all the experiences and complications and learned emotional reactions that were limiting and in some ways paralyzing me. I wanted to be the best me possible. If you are ready to live in truth, Judy Silvan is the perfect guide for that expedition into yourself. -Joseph, 11/15/2015.

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    I provide evaluation services and treatment planning including goal setting for children, families, couples and across all age groups. I have received training in several forms of psychotherapy, including psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, family, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapies and substance abuse treatment. I am developing my skills in the use of play therapy with children. I am a graduate student attending Northeastern University Bouv'e Graduate School of Nursing in the NP/CS program specializing in child/adolescent psychiatry. I am an advanced-practice RN.

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    I provide integrative psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. Both practical and dynamic, it is a humanistic and existential approach which addresses both immediate and ultimate concerns of living and everyday life.

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    Services offered: * Christian counseling * individual counseling * adolescent counseling * couples counseling * marriage counseling Most insurance companies will cover the fees.

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    Dr. Patricia Doherty is a psychodynamically trained senior therapist offering individual, couples, and group psychotherapy conducted in a safe and caring environment. Groups are available for young adults, as well as seniors.

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    I offer psychotherapy to both individuals and couples. I specialize in working with: * women's issues * anxiety * depression * teen girls' issues (ages 15+) * life events and transitions * undergraduate and graduate school students

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    I'm a psychotherapist specializing in adolescents, young adults, pregnancy, and postpartum issues. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

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    I am a psychotherapist who's in private practice for eighteen years. I work with couples and individuals, as well as teach assertiveness training classes. I offer psychotherapy based on a practical and compassionate approach.

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    I am a pioneer in the fields of health promotion and stress management, having started serving individuals and companies in the late '70s. I have served as a coordinator of health promotion at the University of Massachusetts Boston for 13 years. I have been a spiritually based psychotherapist with a neo-cognitive approach since the late '70s and have offered hundreds of seminars, workshops and retreats on personal growth over the years.

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    As an integrative psychotherapist and life coach, my goal is to create the safest environment for you to share your challenges. Together, we will work to uncover your greatest strengths and reveal important insights about your life so you can learn to accept parts of yourself that have been hidden and consciously change the parts of self that are no longer working for you. Expect your relationships, career and confidence to improve as you get to know yourself in a more intimate and loving way. Let us begin your journey in self-acceptance and self-love today. Get ready to step into the life you have always dreamed of!

    • 8 years in business
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    I offer both Reiki sessions and traditional psychotherapy services. I am a licensed social worker with 12 years of experience in the field. I am a Reiki Master, and am able to heal on both the physical and emotional level. I also offer Reiki classes. I am uniquely qualified to help people heal because I can provide the services that are best suited to the individual. Contact me today! Healing is not far away.

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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.

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    As a psychotherapist, my intent is to assist you transform your life by encouraging, supporting, and assisting as you uncover and process through obstacles to restore peace and balance in your life. Together, we will also uncover any patterns of thinking, communication, and behaviors that may be preventing you from living a complete and successful life. Although the road to change can feel uncertain and bumpy at times, a more peaceful life is completely possible. My commitment to my clients is that I will be with them throughout their entire therapeutic journey, for as long as I am welcome. If you are ready to take the first step towards creating the perfect balance in your life, I encourage you to contact me to schedule your first appointment today.

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    We do psychotherapy and counseling with individuals, and couples, specializing in EMDR. Swansea Psychotherapy has other practitioners who see children, families and those dealing with fertility issues.

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    I offer mental health counseling for individuals, families and couples. I treat children ages nine and up as well as adolescents and adults. I have experience with cognitive behavioral therapy as well as using meditation and mindfulness therapies.

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    Dr. Lakshyan Schanzer is a licensed psychologist and has been teaching yoga and meditation for 40 years for all levels. Insurance is accepted for counseling/psychotherapy. We are teaching hatha yoga and meditation and practicing psychotherapy long enough to not use name brands. Key elements are a mixture of integral yoga, Sivananada, Iyengar styles and other styles. (See website for greater detail.) The central message we teach is to know yourself, i.e., that fundamentally you are okay the way you are, and that the practices we teach allow the body and mind to 'reset' or return to your innate and healthy nature.

    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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