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Richer Life Journey
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debra L.
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I was drawn to Molly for some reason. I needed marriage counseling, Molly was able to pin point my situation very quickly. She opened my eyes by her professional view point. Thank God for Molly. Debra

  • 5 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria H.
Verified review

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.

Empower Management Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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!

  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela B.
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My name is Pam and I'm a 59 year old woman who is here today because of Christ' hand on my life and the people He has brought into my life. There is no doubt in my mind that the Good Lord brought Cheryl Salto, my Life/Faith Coach, into my life. Our first meeting was over five years ago, and at that time I was very depressed and emotionally beaten down. My life's circumstances and situation left me feeling very much alone and hopeless. Cheryl's skills, insight, compassion, wisdom and most of all her heart saw me through the darkest, loneliest time of my life. Months of learning how to set boundaries, reprogramming my backwards and negative thoughts, building a new chapter in my life, learning God's Word pertaining to me and realizing I needed to take care of myself, was spent with this amazing woman. She was patient, filled with acceptance, listened and validated what I had to say and always made me feel comfortable and loved. Her dedication to reaching others who are hurting, and helping them goes beyond anything I've ever seen. Her empathy is God sent and anyone who is blessed to be a recipient of her gifts is truly blessed beyond measure. I have had two children who have fought depression, anxiety, drug addiction and suicidal issues along with an alcoholic husband of the past 30 years. I have seen over 30 professional psychiatrists, psychologists, doctors and counselors for myself and my family. From my experience, I can honestly tell you, it's like 'finding a needle in a haystack' a professional who genuinely cares and who can help. I exhausted all medical fields from every direction and they did more damage to our family than good. Now, I know there are good doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists and counselors in the field, I am just rendering my opinion of what my experience has been. I was forced by a friend to see Cheryl and very reluctantly went to our first appointment. It was God from the start because I know without a doubt He sent me to Cheryl. She received me with so much acceptance and love that I knew I was on the road to recovery and healing. With God's hand and Cheryl's gifts I learned to love myself again, forgive others, most importantly forgive myself, set boundaries and start living again with joy in my heart. I'm still on the journey but now I have tools that will help see me through whatever life brings. Since I stopped seeing Cheryl my beloved dog passed away, my dad whom I cared for over 6 months passed away, and my husband died unexpectantly in the year 2016. Cheryl stood by me and walked with me through ALL of it. Those who have lost loved ones, know how friends and family become scarce when it comes to death. Not so with Cheryl Salto! She pressed in, met me where I felt the pain, extended tenderness and care so I could survive the pain. When my life and heart were shattered she helped me keep my heart open in the midst of the nightmare and taught me not to lose sight of loving and living again. She was so supportive, always making me feel comfortable and 'normal', no matter what my state of mind was. She stood by me while I acknowledged my own broken heart with a sense of respect and reverence that honored my 'reality'. She was one of the rare ones that allowed me to be seen and heard, always meeting me in my pain, never denying what I was feeling but supporting me, validating my emotions and giving me breathing room to what I found wholly unbearable. Cheryl helped me to be brave. To wake up each day when I really didn't want to. To feel my pain, experience it and acknowledge it. She let me pour my heart out when it was shattered into a million different pieces and I knew it could never be made right again. Cheryl is an amazing life coach because she allowed me to be me, right where I was, in the middle of the pain. She never tried to force any 'stages' or time lines on me. She didn't dismiss me or walk away. I've learned from Cheryl, and my experience, that grief is as individual as love: every life, every path, every experience, is unique. Cheryl helped me get through many dark times in my life. She has amazing gifts of empathy and love for the hurting. She is truly a 'golden nugget' in the sea of pebbles! In many ways she saved my life and put hope back in my heart. My journey is far from over but I will be forever and eternally grateful to this wonderful woman. How do you say 'thank you' to someone who helped you breathe again and give you your life back? I guess you could say I found 'the needle in the haystack'!!! Thank you Lord for bringing this woman, Cherly Salto, into my life. To You God, be the glory and honor! Amen

Soul Solutions
5.0
from 6 reviews
    GFlorent T.
    Verified review

    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.

    Dianne Rishikof, Nutrition
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Jen B.
    Verified review

    Very knowledgeable. Talks from experience. Can relate well to parents concerns over childrens nutrition and eating habits. Gives great advice that can easily be applied.

    • 32 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Daniel R.
    Verified review

    A very patient, attentive, and able to put himself in ones shoes to see the big picture thus being able to get to the root of the issue, not just a feel good temporary bandaid approach like many counselors I've known.

    Bloom Where You Are
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Ann O.
      Verified review

      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

      • 4 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Kyle G.
      Verified review

      Kate was the best thing that happened to my resume! Not only did Kate review and return my resume within the hour that I submitted it, she provided ongoing support and professional advice during my job search. I have found that being "In-between jobs" or unemployed can be emotionally frustrating or depressing. Not very often do you find someone that genuinely cares and wants to help during this period. Even though Kate and I did not meet in person, I could feel her positivity, motivation, and smile though her emails. Even after my resume was polished, Kate went above and beyond by coaching me through interviews and giving me "pep talks". Kate is a great coach that I would refer to everyone, even my friends out of state.

      • 7 hires on Thumbtack
      Jessica D.
      Verified review

      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.
      Verified review

      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.

      David's $200 Weddings
      4.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Natasha C.
      Verified review

      Rev Draper , Me and my husband damian would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts the ceremony was so touching and beautiful I love the fact you stayed in touch everyday give quick responds and having a lot of patience I was running late and you still kept a smile and not 1 time you rushed I would surely give my recommendation again thank you so much mr.& Mrs .natasha and damian nelson

      Novum Wellness
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 4 years in business
      Julianne M.
      Verified review

      I've been struggling with mind body issues and asked Maggie to coach me in understanding the mind body connection and how it affects my overall health and body. Maggie is an outstanding wellness coach who helped me identify my values and desires in relation to my overall well being which she then helped me transform into action. Maggie is an excellent wellness coach.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Meagan P.
      Verified review

      Working with Christopher has been amazing. He has helped my relationship grow as well as allowing both myself and my partner understand one another more and on a deeper level than previously. Christopher has great insights and I would definitely recommend him to anyone seeking some guidance, wether it be individuals couples.

      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      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.

      • 40 years in business
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      Louis Beaulieu is a professional counselor who will help you create long lasting plans and decisions leading to self-improvement. He also provides meditation training, yoga lessons and more.

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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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      Experienced Minister, Proffessional, Coach, Counselor

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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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      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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      This company offers life coaching and marriage counseling services. They also provide mediating, private investigating, and spiritual counseling, among others.

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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.

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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.

      • 21 years in business
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      Let psychologist Shel Miller offer you her relationship and family counseling services. This licensed professional counselor also offers hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and spiritual counseling services.

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      Joyce Dolbergrowe offers face-to-face counseling for anger management, relationship and obesity issues, depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, behavior, and more. Check out their rates now.

      • 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.

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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.

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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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