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Quincy Mental Health Counselors

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JES Wellness
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler T.
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Jeffrey is my first personal trainer, and I was admittedly hesitant going into the experience. Working out has never been "fun" for me, and I have always felt very intimidated by the gym. Jeffrey has made the transition very easy for me both mentally and physically. He has a clear understanding of the body as well as the mental connection to creating excellent overall health. The knowledge he brings to the table, along with an outstanding positive demeanor, make him a really fun and inspiring trainer. Jeffrey pushes me to explore the possibilities my body can achieve with hard work, a thoughtful diet, attention to the body's physical needs, and a solid mental connection to the work at hand. Highly recommended!

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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.

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I have experience working with a range of clients from those whose who want to work on aspects of self esteem, anxiety or depression to those clients with a clinical diagnosis such as bipolar disorder, substance abuse or incarceration histories. Many of my clients have commented about how they feel that they are existing, not living, and after our work together, they feel that they can set up plans to help them move forward, and start living for themselves, free from the obstacles that they came in with. I teach my clients tools to start building their ideal life, break free from obstacles, and maintain has happy of a lifestyle as possible. Many of my clients start experiencing positive results within just a few sessions, and feel comfortable working with me longterm. Please understand that therapy is a unique process for everyone, and it is my mission to help you through your own process of personal change and discovery. It is wonderful to hear that a client connects and enjoys working with you. To hear that a client feels that they are doing better, enjoying life more or feels that progress is being made.

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Are you noticing that life is not what you anticipated it to be? The house/life partner/family/financial security/white-picket fence dream that you're sold as a child seems to be forever beyond your reach? Do you watch others with wonder and envy how they're able to do it, and why you cannot? Or perhaps you have it, and it is not what you imagined it to be, and you cannot understand why you're simply not happy? The constant comparing of yourself and others can produce feelings of inadequacy, hopelessness, anxiety, lack of direction, depression, and just feeling lost in a very huge world. But you aren't alone! This is a test a lot of adults wrestle with as we, reminisce and wonder where the time went. It feels as if you were turning into an adult just yesterday, and with all the ambitions and hopes of tomorrow placed in front of you. Take a step today to invest in your moment, your life, and your success! Let Perspectives Counseling accompany you on your path, be it looking back from where you came, climbing a mountain, or crossing troubled waters. Perspectives Counseling and Consultation was established by Tammy Greene, an skilled licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) who is committed to emotionally guiding, supporting and holding you in the midst of even the most challenging moments of your life. Specialties include anxiety, depression, adolescent issues, adult children of divorce, substance abuse treatment, eating disorders, life fulfillment, supporting sobriety, issues of physical/sexual/emotional abuse, relationship issues, EMDR technique, post traumatic stress disorder, women's concerns, self-esteem and coping, life transition, grief and loss, anger management, and stress management. Individual and family counseling is provided in a private, confidential one-on-one setting. As a licensed mental health counselor, Tammy can explore and identify your pathway barriers. This can enable you to create forward movement and lasting change!

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I hold an undergraduate Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have been providing services in the mental health field for eight years. Throughout my career in the field I have had the pleasure of working with a variety of people in different settings. I have worked with children on the Autism Spectrum for five years and implemented applied behavioral therapy (ABA) interventions to help children improve academically and socially. I have provided counseling services to individuals of all ages dealing with abuse and addiction. Therapy interventions and goals are individualized based on your experiences and needs. I also believe in a collaborative approach and will work with all co-laterals (school counselors, nurse practitioners, PCPs, hospitals, psychiatrists) to help provide you with the best treatment possible. I love working with all age groups and ethnicities. It is extremely rewarding to help people live their best lives and make the changes they need to to increase coping skills, decrease conflicts, and become the person they want to be.

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We go above and beyond to make sure our clients achieve sustainable solutions to the complex issues they are facing. We believe in offering multiple health approaches to achieve the desired outcome, including increasing self-care through utilizing our variety of holistic wellness services. Our amazing clients!

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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