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Cary Counselors

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  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Fonda I.
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Initial consultation was very professional and I feel very confident that this counselor will be a great benefit.

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Greater Works
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Anthony M.
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My fiancee and I attended Greater Works for counseling services and I have been literaly awakened to what my role is in my relationship as a man ! Intialy I was totally against going to counseling because I felt that female counselors were bias and i felt that I could read the proper information from books to make me a better husband. Well I get the best of both worlds. She recommends great books and I gain her wisdom personally. Dr. Lee has changed my entire perspective of female counselors ! Every time we attend we receive love, hope, and wisdom from Dr. Lee. I highly recommend Greater Works to anyone who desires to have better in there life, marriage and mishaps. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!

Agape Wellness Inc.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Yashica B.
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My husband and I really enjoy having Amanda as our Marriage Counselor. She is relatable and serve as a neutral person for my husband and I. We will be having our 3rd session soon. Thanks so much for working with us and being available to come to our home. Really looking forward to continuing to work with her.

Amat Group Homes LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Remy O.
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Ibilola is experienced, confidential, non-judgmental and a good listening family counselor

Purposely Mindful
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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You are not a diagnosis. I never view my clients as "ill". All of my clients, whether in life coaching or in counseling, are strong people seeking extra tools to overcome life's obstacles with dignity, integrity, and pride. I offer lifestyle changes rather than simply adding medication. I offer resources, breath work, meditation practice, solution focused and goal oriented conversation so that when you leave you can make the change in your life.

Recovery Coach Consultant
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Bruce D.
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Steve is a life line that shows up when life takes the wrong turn. He is God sent. I didn't need a counselor, who couldn't show their most venerable side but a coach who personally could see and talk from cliff I stood I was standing on. I thank God, I can finally breathe, once again. Life is great and I thank Steve.

Wendy G.
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Mrs. Towe always gives excellent advice. She is all about women's empowerment. She is a role model for all young girls and women. Whenever i needed her she always been there to lend a hand or just to lend an ear. Sge even tries to empower my daughter who lives on the other side of the map. You could not ask for a better counselor or friend than Mrs. Towe. God truly placed her in my life and I will be forever greatful. Also she is judgement free; no color, sexuality or personal issues will ever make her tuen you away.

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I am a counselor therapist for families, couples, and individuals of all ages. I have experience in working with victims of trauma. I also work with at-risk teens. I am a member of American Counselors Association and have a degree in Master of Arts and Divinity from Campbell University.

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I offer intuitive sessions with the angelic beings and ascended masters. Through my work, I help people raise their vibration to the ascension level.

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I am an outpatient therapist. I will meet you at your home or a restaurant. I am skilled in P.T.S.D., bipolar, A.D.H.D., and anxiety counseling and spiritual counseling.

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I consider the whole person in my counseling approach (Spirit, soul and body).

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am a licensed professional counselor with over 20 years of experience working with partners undergoing marital or relational crises. I have worked with people of all ages and stages of disruption and pain. If you feel like you are losing your essential self due to the many stresses that accompany a significant relational change, there is help and hope. If you will commit yourself to seeking a better and more productive life, don't do it alone. Take a positive path towards healing by gathering evidence-based therapeutic tools that have proven validity. A better tomorrow for you and your family and friends is within your grasp if you will take the time and make a commitment towards a better tomorrow.

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With over 10 years of experience, I provide biblical counseling that challenges people to concrete action based on Christian Scripture. Personal, relational and family growth is not often easy, but there is help and hope available.

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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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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 have officiated weddings for over 10 years in the Raleigh/Triangle area. I provide premarital counseling (if wanted) and I make every effort to tailor the ceremony to the bride and groom's wishes.

  • 11 years in business
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We focus specifically on the needs of children, adolescents and families.

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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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