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Cary Counseling Services

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  • 23 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Tonya K.
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My mother passed away in April 2015. To help deal with our loss, my family met with Dr. Mike. It was our first time seeking family counseling and it was DEFINITELY worth it! His professionalism and relatability helped us all feel comfortable and provided practical information to help us move through our grief. We would highly recommend Christian Counseling Associates for your needs.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Sha-Ron M.
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My wife and I had a excellent experience brought our marriage back as if we was dating all over again would recommend him to any couples having issues didnt believe in counseling til now he made me a believer!!!!

Grow Heal Love, Inc
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Damian R.
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I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder in my twenties and BP II in my thirties. The social anxiety was treatable with medication (Clonazepam). My bipolar II diagnosis came after a long bout with depression where I found that most medication had either zero effect or an adverse effect on me, this is when I first tried psychotherapy. Following my fathers death I went through an extended hypomanic episode which led to a debilitating crash. I sought help and found Melissa Cramer / Grow Heal Love. Not every therapist will be the right one for you, I was very lucky to find Melissa Cramer. Our weekly sessions usually began with mindfulness training, a guided meditation that allowed me to be more present for talk therapy. I have had therapists turn me down as a client because “I may be disruptive” being bipolar and a sundry list of other absurdities. My BP disorder was a non-issue with Melissa. Yes, some days I may be racing a bit and talking a mile a minute or be a bit down but I always felt calm and centered after each session. Ms Cramer’s demeanor is the same when seeing me manic or depressed which I came to really appreciate, it’s a mood disorder not a death sentence. I feel a debt of gratitude to Melissa Cramer as through our sessions I am teaching again, making art and embarking on a new business endeavor.

The Other Side
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary M.
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Steve counseled me through my most recent "awakening" experience. My world broke when my husband suffered a traumatic brain injury in a catastrophic motorcycle accident. I cared for him in our home for three years--and then surrendered to physical and mental limitations that put my sweet husband in a care facility and left me unable to engage in work or personal relationships. Steve entered the picture then, sharing with me his own "break-through"--his words for what the rest of us might call a "break down." He helped me to understand that the pain I felt deserved its full due so that I might process the loss of what I knew as my life and successfully get to the other side, where confusion and heartbreak would pass into enlightenment and hope. From that point and throughout the crazy year that followed, Steve posed the questions that led me to learn how to accept myself in whatever state I might find myself --prison boyfriend, new boobs, irate children, "new" children, break up, broken dreams, and new dreams--goodness it's been quite a ride! Steve gave me the non-judgmental space to expose all that I was---in all my many forms as I struggled to find my way--not back to what I was before the accident--but to an entirely new place--the other side. His journey had clearly led him to this point of panoramically seeing the world in a way that made it hurt a little less. I wanted to be there too. It is not a straight trajectory to the other side--the roller coaster goes on--but at least now the ride is moving forward and when setbacks occur as they do--I do not lose hope so easily. Thank you Steve!

A Safe Space To Talk
5.0
from 1 review
    Walter W.
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    Renae is very professional qualified counseler suited to address well-being of all clients in need of her services.

    Anne K.
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    I was well attended to by addressing my problems with confidentiality and keen to assist me. Thank you.

    About

    We are specializing in the needs of children, families and couples. We offer mental health counseling, including a focus on mood disorders, trauma, stress, gender identity, addiction, and relationship issues. Our therapists specialize in dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, EMDR, trauma-focused CBT, play therapy, and addictions.

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    I provide compassionate, solution-oriented counseling to help individuals and couples to achieve balance and direction. Counseling and coaching don't have to be huge time commitments. Often, we can work towards your goals in a shorter amount of time than you expect. I believe therapy is a collaborative journey best approached with creativity and a strong sense of humor. I will enable you to understand your strengths, so that you can develop resilience in the face of your challenges. You can choose to renegotiate your responses to anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. I want to make counseling accessible and convenient, so that you can access lasting results. My office in beautiful Lafayette Village is a warm, safe place to explore your hopes, fears, and goals.

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    I am an ordained Lutheran minister and PhD available for wedding counseling, planning, officiating, and also marriage counseling. I am also available to lecture on Christian missions, on church history, and about C.S. Lewis.

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    I provide marriage counseling to couples, individuals, families and groups. We work on issues related to finance, career, infidelity, children, family, pornography. and in-laws. Symptoms include anger, depression and anxiety. I provide mental health and substance abuse counseling. Substance abuse issues also plague marriages. Many time we are in denial about the amount and types of substances that are being used. Many times we are in denial about how the abuse affects the family. However, it affects the entire family. I am here to assist you on your journey to a fuller, happier life. It's so much easier when you have guidance. Give me a call. I do accept most major insurances. Peace and Blessings, Dr. Bunch

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    I am a counselor who has the experience needed to take away all worries, stress, confusion and substance problems.

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    At InnSight Counseling and Coaching, mind, body, and spirit are bridged. You will have access to yoga, meditation, chakra clearings, energy therapy, and prayer. These and many other evidence-based, therapeutic techniques will be used to help you create the life you want. If you are challenged by any of the following, call us today: * Relationship issues * Recovery * Depression * Anxiety * Grief/Loss * Body image issues * Difficulty connecting to your life’s purpose

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    We are a group of therapists with many years of experience, varying areas of specialty, but most important, we are caring, down-to-earth & are committed to making people feel comfortable coming to talk with us. We also offer services in Spanish, can provide psychological testing & have a provider who has specialized in working with the LGBT community for over 20 years. We also have providers that can help with such concerns as sadness, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, parenting frustrations, kids behavior & addictions, including substance abuse. We provide these services with the experience to attend to making sure you feel understood & cared for, above all else.

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    I am the founder and senior pastor of New Covenant Faith Ministries International. Marriage is a covenant between two adults (male and female) and God. Marriage is never to be entered into unadvisedly. Therefore, we require counseling of the parties before preforming the wedding. It is our desire that you are really sure of your intentions, so that when we ask the question, "til death do you part," you'd reply "I will." Those that I have married in the past are still together and still in love.

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    Today, you are one step closer to achieving your personal goals and beginning a positive path toward growth and well-being. As solution-focused therapists in Raleigh, NC, our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead the life that you want. 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 begin to change long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. 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, we will work with you to achieve your goals.

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    I provide training in massage therapy, and I am experienced with physical therapy. I am a mentor and counselor for people in need of a listener. Good vibes only come with a smile.

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    I am a licensed clinical social worker in Raleigh, NC. Originally from NY, I received my master's degree at Adelphi University and worked as a forensic psychotherapist in NY until moving down to Raleigh in 1996. I specialize in counseling children and adolescents. I provide individual, family and marriage therapy. I have been practicing since 1996 and have worked with many different populations and age groups. I believe in quality care, and I make it a point to be available to my clients; you will never talk to a receptionist or a third party, only me, and that is my promise to each and every one of my patients.

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    As a counselor, my goal is to partner with people to address issues that limit their life and relationships while exploring healthy alternatives for their present and future. As a pastoral counselor, I offer therapy that helps all clients find their true selves, and I'm open to spiritual questions for clients who want to explore them. As a consultant, my 18 years as a pastor give me enormous respect for the commitment shown by ministers and the congregations they serve. I've found that a clergy sometimes need skills not taught in a seminary, practical tips on solving problems or just an understanding listener. In my experience, congregations also benefit from an outside perspective, particularly when large decisions, conflict or staff development become priorities. If you'd like to find out more about me, you can take a look at my video, biography and blog at my website.

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    Take the first step towards wellness. I am a compassionate counselor who offers individual and family counseling in a relaxed atmosphere. My areas of licensure and expertise include stage of life changes, marital and family communication, anxiety, depression, bipolar, trauma, and substance abuse, to include legal and DWI. Bring yourself and/or your loved ones to an experienced, licensed professional. Most insurances are considered.

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    I am an Usui Reiki Practitioner, a Birth Doula, and a Postpartum Doula.

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    My services include substance abuse and addictions counseling, life skills coaching, motivation enhancement, stress management, and spiritual and emotional healing.

    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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