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Brooke Osterhoudt, PLLC
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
April L.
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Brooke was incredible. She was my husband and I's last chance and it was the best decision I ever made. I can't thank her enough for having such an impact on my life. I recommend her to every couple who does or "doesn't" need counseling. Such an amazing person and Ora. She's the best choice!

Sherrad Barton LCSW
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Jon R.
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I found Sherrad Barton to be a caring, sensitive, and skilled therapist. My therapy with her was the most successful I've had. I was sorry to see her leave the Boston area, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.


You saved the article, read the book, talked with friends and researched at 3 in the morning. But you still don’t know exactly what happened in your relationship or how to fix it. I get it, I’ve been there myself. Couples counseling with me is fun, challenging and connecting. Fortunately, I’m fluent in “man” and “woman-speak” and can translate what you’re partner’s really trying to say. With effective communication, you can stop having the same argument over. And over. Once you HEAR and UNDERSTAND each other, you get out of repetitive cycles of conflict and have less fighting and more fun. I want to give you real, practical techniques, specifically customized to you as individuals and how you relate to each other in your relationship. Ready for something different?


We offer a full range of counseling/psychotherapy services, including crime victim counseling, equine-assisted psychotherapy, as well as play and art therapy. We have experience in counseling in just about every human condition. However, what sets us apart is that we combine cognitive behavioral therapy with equine-assisted psychotherapy which makes the road to recovery wholesome, creative, fun, and natural.


Helping you be as healthy and fulfilled as you can with the body and life you have is my goal as an integrative health coach, therapist, and yoga instructor. I was trained at Duke Integrative Health, University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work, and Kripalu Yoga Center. I believe in working with the "whole person", using mind, body, and spirit to create the life you desire for yourself. I specialize in working with physical challenges or emotional ones, dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, and abuse.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Niche Counseling & Consulting provides comprehensive, integrated psychotherapy and relationship consulting to individuals, couples and families to help them reach their full potential. We guide people to their niche in life, love, relationships and the pursuit of balance. We are culturally sensitive, and we are passionate about whole living. From daily stressors that affect your quality of life to marital concerns, we recognize that life is multifaceted. If you are looking for the opportunity to experience whole living, we welcome the opportunity to join you on your journey. Our services are competitively priced and customized to the needs of our clients. Experience the Niche lifestyle!


I specialize in working with clients wanting to feel more fulfilled, less stressed and more connected in their relationships. I enjoy helping clients recognize their self worth.

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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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