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Don Weir
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    Domenic M.
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    For eight years I avoided going to counseling because of really bad experiences. However, with the encouragement of my friends to give it another shot I scheduled an appointment with Don Weir. As soon as I began my first session I felt safe and like I had someone who actually understood me. I was so excited about my counseling session with Don that I actually called up a few people in my family to tell them that I think I have found the right counselor for me. I've been going to Don for three years consistently and it has been the most life changing experience ever. I've had many highs and many lows, but through my sessions with him I truly feel like I have been able to understand myself a bit better which in turn has resulted in more positive interactions with my relationships, home life, marriage, and work.

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    I am skilled, empathetic, and compassionate and dedicated to providing clients services in identifying self-awareness and potential solutions to problems which would improve communication and coping skills. These skills would help aid you in regards to emotional and behavioral difficulties. I have provided exceptional and highly regarded services to adolescents, young adults, and adults that were experiencing mild, moderate and extreme crises. I have worked with diverse clients in one on one and group settings. I'm effective in applying principles and theories that best fit the clients need.

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    Do you need to talk? I'm here to listen. Do you ever wish you had a place where you could be you? I mean, really you? Do you wish you could say whatever is on your mind without being judged? The odds are high that you already have enough people in your life who are trying to tell you what you should do. But do you have someone who truly listens? Sometimes, we just need someone who will listen, someone who will understand our situation and help us figure it all out. That's what I do. I'm a PLPC who is serving the St. Louis, Missouri area. And I'm here to listen to you and what you need. I know the benefits of counseling from firsthand experience; I'm a big believer in promoting a cause that I would be willing to undertake myself. My own therapy has given me a strong foundation on which to help others. That's why I'm here: I'm here to help you. When we meet, our time is all about you. I meet you on your level and listen to what you need and what is on your mind. My role doesn't mean that I already have answers to your personal questions or the issues you might be wrestling with. That is why we talk together to help you figure out the answers to your questions. We'll take it at your pace, too: my mission is to create a safe environment for you where you feel that you can express yourself without being judged. You are the one in control at all times. Author Henry David Thoreau said that, "Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder." That's what our time is about: turning our attention to other things. And throughout it all, you'll find butterflies start to sit softly on your shoulder, and you'll be happier for it.

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    Mental health healing and counseling is my specialty. The patterns and the things that cause behavioral problems are something that i understand. I would advise you to try some safe chinese medications instead of unsafe drugs with side effects and my supernatural counseling services !!! God wants to free you from any mental health issues and he works through me for your supernatural deliverance. When you want the best in the business rely upon me!!!

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    I am a licensed counselor with 15+ years of experience. I provide individual, family and marital counseling. I use a solution-focused approach to counseling, with the intention of assisting clients in finding solutions to real-life issues. My clients share that they value the interactiveness of counseling with me and use of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to address depression, anxiety, relationship issues and more. I have varied hours, and I accept most insurance panels, self pay, medicaid and more.

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    I am a spiritual counselor, medium and meditation program provider. I am the author of "Joy is All There is" and "How do I Get There?", which are available at amazon.com.

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    Effective, relational, and experienced counseling. We are here to serve you and help you relieve symptoms, experience more of life and achieve your goals. Whether you are an individual, couple or family, we are thrilled to be able to meet with you and facilitate change and flourishing.

    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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