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Frederick Counseling Services

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Life Bridge Coaching
4.9
from 112 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 277 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly D.
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My husband and I are dong marriage counseling with John Weiman. He has been a Godsend for us. We are learning to listen, to communicate and to build our "love maps" together.

Find Your Sunshine
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth D.
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Marian was great to work with for relationship counseling. She was insightful and direct yet had a caring nature.

Agapai Solutions, LLC
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Clayton P.
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We had no idea what to expect upon arriving at the first session of pre-marital counseling with Pastor Milton. He quickly put us at ease and set a comfortable tone for the rest of the time. While my fiancee and I have already had many conversations about our future together we still found these sessions valuable and worthwhile and would recommend them to others. The only reason we didn't give him 5 stars is we thought the cost was high. However, we didn't address it with him and we did pay it. - Clayton and Lauren

  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy R.
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Raffi Bilek is a phenomenal resource. He actively listens before he speaks, and provides meaningful feedback and direction that clearly reflects my unique situation. His comments are wise, productive, and well thought-out. His humor also helps me feel comfortable and makes him relatable – sometimes it is the spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down. I am indebted to him for his active listening and articulate, wise, and compassionate guidance. Thank you!

Wedding Officiant Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brandon B.
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My wife Lindsey and I had the pleasure of working with Art as our pastor throughout our wedding process over 5 months. We had met Art through family friends and immediately hit it off. We knew that Art would be the best fit for marriage counseling and officiating our wedding as he paid tremendous attention to detail. He wanted to know every bit of our "story", any reservations or hesitations about marriage (and our special day), and how we wanted to incorporate our love for God into our ceremony. As we are busy, career-driven professionals, it was wonderful to have a pastor that was up on the times and could easily jump on Skype to have counseling sessions remotely. Art was very flexible and accommodating as far as scheduling counseling sessions, and was able to roll with some of the curveballs thrown on our wedding day (e.g. down pouring in the middle of our ceremony and starting back up again at another location). But most importantly, Art was able to help us better prepare for a lasting marriage with a clear mind, warm soul, and open heart. He helped us ask the difficult questions to one another as we were preparing to be married. We addressed faith, money, family, and even specific details about our wedding day. We loved how easy Art was to talk to and how excited he was to be a part of our day! The personal touch he added to our ceremony, through incorporating our families and what he had learned about us in counseling, allowed us to more clearly see the true meaning of our wedding day: the beautiful act of marriage in front of God and our loving friends and families.

Arukah Counseling Services
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy M.
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Rev. Rochelle provided some pre-marital counseling for us as well officiated our ceremony. I couldn't have asked for a more genuine, caring, and "real" person to take on such a special role. I continue to benefit from her expertise and spiritual guidance to this day. Highly Recommend

  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lise V.
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Mr. Tsakounis (Thom) is a skilled and caring therapist. We came to "A Quiet Journey Counseling " center for couples counseling. My husband was very reluctant at first, but quickly found Thom to be a supportive and understanding ally. Feeling like Thom "got " him, and us, allowed our work with Thom to progress quickly. As a mental health therapist myself, I have very high expectations for fellow counselors. Thom met or exceeded my expectations! He is well versed in a number of holistic, cognitive behavioral and Gestalt modalities, and a genuinely caring human being. While my husband and I have more work to do, Thom has supported us and given us new tools to communicate more effectively in our relationship. I reccommend Mr. Tsakounis whole-heartedly!

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachel W.
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My husband and I had a great time in our premarital counseling with Pastor Dave! Him and his wife have many years of marital experience and during our counseling sessions my husband and I were able to navigate some of the harder aspects of marriage life. We would definitely recommend David Wheeler to others!!

Recovery Counseling Center
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie W.
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Avi was someone who was very professional yet down to earth. I felt completely understood and valued and was also impressed with the meaningful feedback and direction which I received in therapy. After looking everywhere for a competent therapist, Avi exceeded my expectations.

Center of First Thought
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Aryka B.
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The fall of 2014 was a turning point in my life. I was experiencing a crisis in that I was turning another year older and needed to find some perspective and direction in my life. My inability to truly understand my purpose created a state of panic and anxiety and I didn't know what to do. During this time I was referred to Center of First Thought. At first I was a little apprehensive about seeing a therapist but I was immediately put at ease. My therapist, Rose Shelton and I talked about my life path. I was able to put a lot of things into perspective. I thought of her as like a coach. Thanks to Ms. Shelton I have learned to see things more clearly and a lot of my anxiety about the future has disappeared. I am still growing and learning my path but I don't know if I could have come this far if it had not been for Ms. Shelton and Center of First Thought.

  • 13 years in business
Cathy M.
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I have been working with Barbara for about a year and a half. She has helped me to deal effectively with anxiety and stress issues. I am grateful for her support, guidance and insight.

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Martin B.
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Rabbi Slatkin was calm and sensitive. He provided a neutral and safe place for us to explore what led to my wife's affair a few years ago. He showed us new ways to communicate, and we practiced with him there. That made it easier to keep doing better when we got home. We are connecting more, and I'm starting to feel like I can forgive and move on. Our family is already lighter and healthier. We also really liked the office atmosphere, and how we did the sessions face-to-face. It cut the tension, because it's hard to be angry when you're that close with someone. We never felt like religion was emphasized beyond what made sense for our situation.

Dr. Jude Black
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda R.
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Dr. Jude is an amazing therapist and coach. She is an extraordinary leader who exemplifies the utmost level of personal and professional ethics in her work. She has true compassion in her heart and it shows in her work and relationships. She listens, understands, reflects and always see the good in everyone and every situation. Dr. Jude takes amazing care of her clients. She is trustworthy, honest and real. Look no further in your search, Dr. Jude is the Cadillac of counselors! She is the best in the business!

Rev. Dr. Frank Trotter
5.0
from 1 review
    Sue M.
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    For over 30 years, Frank Trotter has been a minster, friend, mentor and voice of sound reason to my family and I. After doing online marriage counseling (20 years ago--we were both in the military in separate countries), Frank travelled to Vegas to perform a marriage in Red Rock Canyon for my husband and I. His heartfelt, lighthearted and intelligent spontaneity made him a top choice for this purpose. Frank is a person of exceptional character and charisma, and now my young children know and love him for the same!

    Possibilities Plus
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sultan A.
    Verified review

    John was very prompt in getting back to me when I needed to revamp my resume. He is very easy to work with and will make sure that your resume is nothing less than perfect. I can hardly recognize my resume now from it's original draft and I've very pleased with the results. Not only did John help me with the content and formatting of my resume, but also gave me suggestions for my job hunt. Bottom line, I was absolutely satisfied with the experience.

    About

    I provide counseling services to those who are having problems and needing help with pre-marital, marital, fatherhood, and family concerns.

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    I counselled my clients about their mental health issues and make appropriate referrals. I accompanied and provided transportation for the recreation activities.

    About

    I have special expertise and interest in Infidelity Recovery. I have worked with individuals (both parties), couples, and families around this very sensitive issue

    About

    We are a full-service adult group practice, designed to optimize life experiences for the adults we serve at the many stages and junctures of their lives. As the director of career services, I offer individual career counseling to adults who are transitioning careers or reentering the workforce. I oversee the resume services and the other career coaches, including workshops for young adults entering the workforce. Our practice offers assessments, such as the Myers Briggs and EQI.

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    Greetings! My name is Kate, and I am a counseling professional in the Washington D.C. area. I have been working in the field of psychology since 2006, and I have been practicing as a family therapist since 2012. I am trained in the Functional Family Therapy model, an evidence-based, short-term model of therapy. Other areas of practice include marriage counseling as well as individual counseling. I am offering professional counseling services to clients in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. As a professional in the field, I have come to appreciate the importance of engaging the individuals, couples and families with whom I work in a setting that is most comfortable and convenient, for them. I travel to my clients at times and locations they specify. From the busy mom who has a few hours free while her kids practice after school sports to the business professional who'd like to utilize the office's empty conference room during their lunch hour, I make my services available at times and locations most comfortable for my clients. I also offer virtual therapy sessions at a reduced rate. Please check out specifics in the questions and answer section on my page. Please note I do not accept insurance; however, I believe you will find my prices to be reasonable. Because I am still in the process of fulfilling licensing requirements, I accept a reduced hourly rate for my service. Specific pricing information is located in the questions and answer section as well. Please note I do not complete formal assessments or diagnostics for severe psychological conditions. I am also unable to prescribe medication, as I am not a medical doctor.

    • 4 years in business
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    because of my diverse life experiences I have the unique ability to relate to whatever you're trying to overcome to talk to

    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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