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Fridley Counseling Services

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  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Shirdi S.
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Very insightful and unbiased. Listens to both sides which makes the less eager partner comfortable with marriage counseling

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Space for Healing Counseling
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Mike S.
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Kris has really helped my spouse and I learn/understand a lot about each other and ourselves. Provides excellent communication tools and great flexibility and availability for counseling. Very comfortable to speak to and gets deep into issues to help.

  • 1 year in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Lori K.
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Todd is engaging throughout our sessions. His approach to relationship counseling seemed different than we would have expected from a typical relationship therapist but it’s also one of the main reason why we choose to have him work with us.

  • 32 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie M.
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Ginny Mackles is an amazing practitioner of both mental health and techniques to promote health and wellness. Ginny has a unique style of integrating mindfulness practices such as Reiki and meditation into her counseling sessions. Ginny's gentle and straightforward approach to helping you superseded my expectations. Ginny helped me identify goals, plan strategies and stay accountable to taking action steps toward achieving my goals. This not only helped me improve my mental health, increase my efforts at personal development, but changed my way of viewing my physical health and spiritual well being. As a student in one of her Reiki Training classes I learned not only how to practices this healing technique on myself but also how to practice and teach it to others. I highly recommend her as a teach/mentor/therapist.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas G.
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Amazing counselor, we had a few skeletons in our closet, so to speak, and Chris worked through them with us. The wedding itself went very well and because he had gotten to know us in counseling, it had a personal touch to it as well. Could not have asked for more.

  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny S.
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Anna was great for our premarital counseling! She really took the time to get to know us as a couple and helped to tailor our sessions to topics that fit us. She is very personable and super easy to talk to. We highly recommend Anna to any couples looking for premarital counseling and will use her services again in the future if needed!

  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ann S.
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What a great place. People are treated with such dignity and privacy. Also, everything is very comfortable. Easy parking. Lovely decor and even hot beverages. People go out of their way to assist and the counseling is great. I really feel like an individual who is well-known.

SOLJOURN Therapy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Jeremiah J.
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Noelle gave my wife and me great tools to better our relationship. We saw her for about 3 months. She did an excellent job guiding us through a tough time in our marrage. Very knowledgeable and helps you see things from the others perspective.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jingfu L.
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Randy is very good, and help us to find a good spot in Minnehaha Fall for the wedding. We also very appreciate that he came outsite to perform the wedding in such a cold day. Thanks !

MC Counseling
4.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Terin M.
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Brian has a consistent positive attitude and helps focus our conversations on what's working in my efforts to confront mental health challenges. What's more, his sliding scale makes it easy for me to invest in my mental health.

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* LOVE * RELATIONSHIPS * CAREER PATH * LIFE'S DESTINY* Discover your life's path! Receive a counseling from gifted and experienced psychics, Richard Wolfmoon and Christine Athena. Choose from either Richard or Christine, or both! We offer tarot, astrology, animal totems and magic of runes. Richard and Christine will assist you to find clarity in your life and balancing your karma. Using natural intuition, clairvoyance, tarot, plus other intuitive tools, they seek truth for you. Their spiritual guides to unveil the mysteries that are within you to empower your life and relationships. They provide you with the answers to life’s burning questions, and they help you to focus on the truth of circumstances. They assist you in seeking solutions to overcome obstacles. “We are all intuitive to a certain level. Listening and understanding the inner voice will guide you to comfort and understanding.”

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Solo practice of Dr. Jill Zimmerman, LPC, LMFT, specializing in PTSD, phobias, marriage and family, domestic and sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, and life coaching. Powerful new therapy techniques recently discovered and used at Integra Counseling Services dramatically reduce the time needed to accomplish a meaningful change. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), for example, is a method by which traumatic memories that are causing distress can be reprocessed. Individuals are able to take what is useful, self-enhancing, or instructive from their experiences and discard the rest or self-heal. This self-healing also occurs very rapidly and, therefore, people do not have to spend excessive amounts of time or money to achieve the natural healing process of the mind, body, and spirit.

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I offer exceptional personal training and nutrition counseling to help you achieve all of your fitness goals.

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We are nondenominational Christian ministry, serving the needs of all of God's people. We do weddings, funerals, marriage counseling, and active ministry for over 25 years.

  • 4 years in business
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I have over 23 years of experience conducting meaningful weddings in churches, parks, and other venues of various types and sizes. I have been described as traditional with an easy-going, fun personality. I provide premarital counseling. Using proven assessment tools and an easy-to-understand style of teaching and coaching, I am able to provide marriage preparation that helps the couple talk about marriage issues that are tailored to their relationship and how to make it a strong, loving, and life-long partnership. I also do marriage and family coaching and counseling. I am a husband and father who has learned much from my own successes and failures over the past 30 years. Together with my wife Diana, we have raised seven children and begun the adventure of grandparenting. I've worked with couples and families with children of all ages and stages.

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1. I am trained in Marriage and Family therapy. This is otherwise called systems theory. It presents principles that work. I can offer ideas that make sense and provide a specific direction you can use to enhance your relationship. 2. I am affiliated with the Directory of Marriage-Friendly Therapists - dedicated to supporting relationships. Signals will not be sent that perhaps you aren't right for each other. 3. I can also work with individuals cognitively to discover why they do what they do. 4. I am trained in providing specific ways to improve communication and conflict-resolution. 5. I provide support, encouragment, insight, direction, specific principles, experiential training and creative approaches to therapy. 6. I can also attend to the spiritual if the person / couple desire. I am more than familiar with branches of world religion and Christian faith. I don't believe we can segment ourselves from the spiritual. On the other hand, people who do not wish to go there will find good psychology also practiced that can enhance their life.

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Apart from being qualified to do my job, I feel that it is very important to have empathy with everyone that comes into my office. Many times people are dealing with so much stress and they just want to be listened to. I form a caring, and professional relationship with my clients and this fosters trust. When there is a foundation of trust, clients tend to be more open and honest about what's really going on and we can get to the root of their concern and work on getting them well. Its all about YOU! the client.

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  • 5 years in business
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We offer Christian counseling for individuals, couples and families. We specialize in issues concerning relationships, depression, decision-making, financial freedom, stress management, wholistic health, and questions of faith.

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I'm a wedding officiant. I also preach and teach the gospel, post daily encouraging words and do marriage counseling.

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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