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Rose Marchick, PhD.
from 82 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 217 hires on Thumbtack
Sonja B.
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Dr. Marchick is a very professional and skilled therapist that truly understands relationships and family dynamics. She was great at giving different options when conflict occurred and assisting with resolution on matters. She is relatable and has a wealth of experience. I highly recommend her!

Thrive Counseling
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 173 hires on Thumbtack
Casey M.
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I am really impressed with how accessible Cheryl is to her patients. There was mulitple times I found myself in a panic, and Cheryl met with me right then to help sort it out! I'd also like to add that Cheryl is a great teacher. I have found that therapy is quite a learning process, and she has provided me with several techniques to help me cope with various issues. As a couples therapist, I was very impressed with how she was able to help us communicate in a very positive way, which has made our relationship much more stable. I reccommend Cheryl to anyone, whether they are seeking couples therapy or private sessions. She has been wonderful!

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The Path Forward
from 26 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Lesa S.
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Where do I start? Anne is a breathe of fresh air! I have been in therapy with others (for YEARS), and have yet to meet someone like Anne. She is incredibly responsive, down-to-earth, and actually gives me hope that "everything will work out". (I didn't experience any anxiety when meeting her, as I usually do with my current therapist). She explained her methods thoroughly and she just seems like a fit for "us"! I left feeling encouraged and calm. I looking forward to this journey.

  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Julie R.
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My husband and I have been to a few different therapists. We never found someone that seem to understand both of our positions, which is exactly what Bella manages to do when we meet with her. She listens to both of us and she never judges us for anything that we say or do. It feels really good to be heard.

  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kristy S.
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I supervised Rachael's clinical work from 2012-2013. She is an outstanding therapist who is sensitive to client needs, and provides unique interventions to best challenge her clients. She is always prepared, and goes above and beyond as a clinician.

Micaela Flick, LMSW
from 8 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Madison W.
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Micaela is a very easy person to talk to, she always knows what to say and is super intelligent. There's really nothing I would say that she could do better, amazing experience overall for me.

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa T.
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Have seen quite a few therapists/counselors and none of them have been as helpful as Vivian. You don’t just talk about your problems - she helps you find practical ways to tackle your issues and apply them to your life. Saw her for 6 months during my divorce and I don’t know how I would have gotten through it without her.

Lilac Center
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer C.
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Therapists never helped before but the Lilac Center changed my life.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cheree M.
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Amber Reed is a compassionate, understanding, and solution focused therapist who is capable of helping others break down any concerns they have into manageable, obtainable goals. She has a holistic viewpoint that is contagious and many would benefit from her services.

Robin Helget
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Taylor K.
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Robin is the best play therapist we've been to! She gave us great ideas to work on at home and we saw changes in our child's behavior very quickly! Would definitely recommend her.

Rychel L. Johnson, LCPC
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lee M.
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Rychel has worked for several years with my son, a young adult who has mild autism. He doesn’t typically have much to say, but Rychel has unlocked a great deal of communication. He speaks with her more than anyone I’ve seen him interact with. Rychel is professional, smart and creative. She has successfully used my son’s interests and passions to teach him in a couple of key areas, helping him learn to react in a flexible rather than anxious manner to changes in routine or unexpected occurrences, and helping him learn to broaden his narrow areas of interest. From my observation, she has a logical and calm approach to her therapy, and I suspect her other clients make strides just as my son has.

Great Oaks Therapy Center
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany F.
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Michelle was our family therapist during a really difficult time in dealing with our teenage daughter. She was so personable and made us feel very comfortable. Our daughter had been to several other therapists and really made a connection with Michelle and made great progress while in her care. Michelle wasn't just good for our daughter she was good for us too. She helped us work through our own issues and helped us to understand that the issues we were having were not just our daughters issues but an entire family issue and what we needed to do to heal as a family unit. She was kind, compassionate and overall excellent in her services. I would highly recommend her services. Our family would not be where it is today without Michelle's patience and guidance. Tiffany and Brad F.

Sherri Jacobs
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Gina W.
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Sherri is wonderful! Insightful, compassionate, curious and so dedicated to her work and the clients she serves. I thoroughly recommend her if you are unsure about where to turn when it comes to choosing a therapist!

  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack

I am a psychotherapist with over thirty years of professional experience. Therefore, I am confident in my abilities and feel that I can assist you with your concerns.

  • 10 years in business

I treat each client as a personal client which means your health and wellness comes first. My only concern is to assist your mind body and soul in achieving its ultimate well-being. I take a customized approach to each clients treatment as this will insure you receive the best up close and personal body care.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I believe that my clients are their own experts regarding the solution to their problem(s). I help my clients discover their own solutions within the framework of their life situation.

  • 12 years in business

Therapy offers guidance in your journey towards emotional freedom and happiness. KC is a modern therapist who wants to teach you the tools to create your own psychological, emotional and philosophical way in the world -- your life, for you, by you. There are individuals, groups, and corporations -- whole systems -- designed to try to make you feel anxious, addicted, scared, depressed, helpless, and hopeless; whether they are successful or not is up to you. I offer counseling that works!

  • 12 years in business

Our goal is to offer effective counseling and coaching to get you to be more resilient and self-reliant - not stuck in therapy for years on end.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I am a licensed massage therapist with 8 years of experience. I worked alongside a chiropractor for 7 years, so I became very comfortable with all different injuries and disorders, such as whiplash, spinal fusions, muscle spasms, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and other illnesses. I specialize in deep tissue and myofascial release, and I am level 1 certified in craniosacral therapy. Types of massages I offer are Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, prenatal, myofascial release, sports massage, and cranialsacral therapies. I just recently rented an office in a professional building in Kansas City, MO. I am offering first-time client specials. I am taking appointments immediately. My rate is $45 an hour for the first 2 visits and $55 for the regular rates. I strive to provide very reasonable rates, because I believe everyone should have a choice and chance to feel better.


Rick Presley is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Rick's own story of recovery has opened the door to help many clients who find themselves struggling with addictions, marital, parenting, and trauma based issues. Rick graduated from Friends University with a master's degree in science in marriage and family therapy. Since earning his degree and license in the state of Kansas, Rick has gone on to complete training in sexual addiction recovery therapy, and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). Rick specializes in treating couples who are healing from the effects of addicting patterns in one or both of the partners. Rick's emphasis and specialized training in the area of sexual addiction puts him on the cutting edge of treatment of this issue that is faced by so many couples today. The popularity and accessibility of pornography has propelled this problem to being one of the fastest-growing problems counselors are seeing today. Rick will equip you with education, accountability and marital resources to help your marriage be better than it ever has been. Rick has also completed the basic training for EMDR therapy. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy has become one of the preferred methods of treating trauma. Clients often find that they are struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress symptoms and addictions as a result of unprocessed trauma in their lives. This can be from “I was never good enough for a parent" to major life-treating traumatic events. i.e. natural disasters and combat stress.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

As a Christian centered therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Our support works to give you the "successful edge" as you pursue your passion for living. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. Please call or email me for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today.

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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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