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Thrive and Prosper
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    Donna E.
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    Since I've been working with a budget successfully it has changed my life dramatically! I now have the ability to save which has made me feel more safe and secure. Gayle Rose gives encouragement and ideas to be successful.

    • 8 years in business
    Thumbtack Customer
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    Jessica has helped me get to a much better mental place in the time that I have worked with her. She has taught me the skills I need to navigate situations that used to seem impossible.

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    We offer counseling and psychotherapy services for youth, adults, and parents seeking help with most problems, including depression, anxiety, divorce, ADHD, ODD, life transitions, parenting, and spiritual dilemmas.

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    Deborah Emery-Gigliotti, MS, LCMHC has been a counselor for several years and is a licensed psychotherapist with the state of New Hampshire. One definition of therapy is "the act of caring for someone" or "treatment". Mindfulness can be defined as "the art of staying aware" and is considered the critical factor in the path to liberation and being able to see things more clearly. At Mindful Healing Counseling Services, LLC, Deborah combines the art of therapy with the art of mindfulness, in an effort to help you live a more peaceful, calm, and tranquil life. Deborah carefully treats the obstacles that can get in the way of your healthy lifestyle. That might be feelings of despair due to a life situation or feelings of being overwhelmed due to depression or anxiety. Maybe your life has taken a turn that you are not comfortable with, and you need some guidance to assist you in getting back on track. Deborah’s goal is to achieve a partnership with the client that will result in a development of client self-awareness and self-actualization, to become more mindful of yourself and your environment. Deborah specializes in: * depression * anxiety * PTSD * trauma * addiction * anger management * domestic violence * GLBT * transgender issues Mindful Healing Counseling Services, LLC takes Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna and offers group rates and a sliding fee. Group rates are available for domestic violence, anger management, GLBT, addiction issues, depression, and anxiety. You can reach Deborah Emery-Gigliotti at Mindful Healing Counseling Services, LLC through phone or e-mail. You can also visit our website.

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    I charge less than anybody else, I do my work with the pleasure of helping others and myself learn from each other, sometimes I don't charge anything at all. I understand what it is to be poor, low income and not have the ability to receive help from people in the same business I am in.

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    Price is most likely how I would stand out. Once a few people begin to try out my system, I believe they will be pleased at the price and the love and compassion they receive from my Reiki or counseling services.

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    Our office offers chiropractic, nutritional counseling and massage therapy. We treat the person, not the disease. We treat the cause, not the effect. Dr. Lebro has been in practice since 1976 serving the Seacoast community and beyond. Come see what we have to offer you on your journey to optimal wellness. We offer phone consultations and animal care as well.

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    Are you struggling to move forward after your relationship break-up? Are you feeling like you failed? Are you unsure which direction is right for you right now? Are you tired of everyone telling you what you "should" do? I work with women just like you who want to move forward but can't because of all the input they are getting from everyone around them. I listen and help you figure out what you want and then help you go get it!

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    At Deborah Stauffer LCSW, we are a general out-patient practice serving all ages and utilizing various modalities. Depression, anxiety disorders, and trauma comprises the bulk of our practice. Also, we see a number of clients with medical issues having been a medical social worker. Our services include the following: * Behavior Modification Therapy * Family Therapy * Group Therapy * Individual Therapy * Couple/Conjoint Therapy * Play Therapy * Mental Health Services

    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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