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Charlotte Counseling Services

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Pastor Chris Thompson
5.0
from 125 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brittany C.
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Pastor Chris officiated our wedding ceremony as well as our pre marital counseling. One of the things that stands out most to me about Pastor Chris is his genuineness, kind/light heartedness, and his ability to make even a stranger feel like family. He gave us great, biblically sound direction in our pre marital counseling. He ensured that we were as well prepared mentally, physically, and spiritually as we could be upon entering this new, big and exciting next chapter in our life's together. Pastor Chris was very intentional at the rehearsal to make sure everyone knew exactly what to expect for the ceremony. We couldn't have asked for a better ceremony, and we owe a lot of that to Pastor Chris for his professionalism and direction, but also his ability to keep the atmosphere friendly and inviting. I highly recommend Pastor Chris to anyone looking for an officiator. And hey, he will even boogy on down at your reception too! :)

Minister Roger Bell
4.6
from 26 reviews
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Twanda F.
Verified review

We sincerely appreciate Minister Bell for the free counseling and for marrying us. You are truly a blessing!

Brooke Osterhoudt, PLLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 48 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!

Transformation LIFE COACH
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jesse W.
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Me and my wife worked with Don extensively on pre-marriage counseling and he eventually even married us. I have only positive things to say about his skillset, demeanor, and willingness to help us. Don provides great tools and communication advice for couples. He helped us understand our soul wounds and discover why our feelings of hurt were so intense coming from the other person. Empathy, the word of God, prayer, and unselfish loves are things Don is made of and believes in. I recommend Don and his services to enhance your marriage and work through conflicts of all types both personally and with your spouse.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erin M.
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I adored my time with Kareem. He was on my level of counseling the entire time, so there was little time taken up with unnecessary questions. I've been in counseling many times before, but this was amazing experience because we were able to exceed my expectations.

  • 13 years in business
Lisa M.
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Felicia and I met about 1 year ago. I was trying to make a decision on pursuing my dreams or stay within my current career. She allowed me to share the pros and cons if being an entrepreneur vs working for company. I did a visualization of how it would feel to actually wake up each morning and design my life. I wrote in my journal my ideal day from sun up to sun down, as well how it felt. I then did a vision board within my journal showing my ideal lifestyle. She truly opened my eyes up to the possibilities of what the Universe can bring into your life. I now have my own Health & Wellness business that is thriving, and I am so happy to wake up each morning feeling excited and renewedm Thank YOU, Felicia!

  • 6 years in business
Joel G.
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My wife and I had the honor of being counseled by Dr. Shibu Cherian prior to our big wedding day. This being the first time I had met him, he made it extremely comfortable and I felt like I was talking/sharing with a close friend. Pre-marital counseling is a very important part of the marital process and it plays a vital role in understanding your partner on a spiritual and realistic level. Dr. Cherian has a deep understanding of the biblical roles that husband and wife must take up and was able to break it down in a very specific and personal way. I would highly recommend his pre-marital counseling services to anyone! Trust me; he makes you feel comfortable opening up and actively participating!

Many Rivers Ministries
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Latisha B.
Verified review

Reverend Stephanie was a pleasure to work with. She is very personable and easy to communicate with. It was important for us to create a ceremony that was specific to our needs as a couple and Reverend Stephanie made that happen. The words she wrote were beautifully written and quite memorable. She spoke with us many times during our engagement and offered counseling when necessary. We were able to get through difficult challenges with her help. She helped me get ready on my wedding day and made me feel comfortable when my nerves were high. We would recommend her services to other couples. She made our special day unforgettable. Thank you so much!-ceremony March 6, 2015

Life Recreated, PLLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Kennadi M.
Verified review

Before Brenton Queen I had very bad anxiety, a temper and trust issues. I didn’t fully recognize them and I can be known as stubborn or hard headed. Finally I decided I needed to talk to a profession, someone other than friends or family. I had a family member tell me about him and how amazing he was. I’m beyond happy and thankful they did, he learned my personality fast and realized the best way to help me and I’ve grown a lot in just a short amount of time. Unfortunately I moved but every time I’m back in town I’ll make sure to make an appointment. Anytime I relapse on being a little brat or have an anxiety attack, I remember things he told me and instantly feel better. Every time I left his office, I felt stronger emotionally and mentally and I always looked forward to our next task to overcome as a team. By far best decision to improve my life and happiness, he helped me realize I can concour anything in my way and I’m the only person who can hold myself back. I look forward to the next time I can talk to him.

C3 Weddings
5.0
from 1 review
    Lucas W.
    Verified review

    Chaz was great, upbeat, and very accommodating. He spoke good words to us, and gave a nice message to our family and friends as well.

    Stanley B.
    Verified review

    He was wonderful! After having problems with an officiant we booked for our wedding 7-26-2014 ..we found Mr.Luper on that thursday..(2 days before wedding)he showed up to rehearsa the next day...He is grrrreaat to work with!! I Highly recommend you choose him if you want an grrreat officiant!!!!!

    About

    I enjoy working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. My counseling experience includes anxiety, depression, transition issues, infertility, adoption, chronic/terminal illness, special needs parenting, loss/grief issues, trauma, childhood abuse, marriage and divorce. Particular areas of interest for me include special needs and adoptive families, people who desire to heal from childhood wounds, and people who want to learn to be more vulnerable in order to have healthier relationships. I am comfortable working with people from all religious backgrounds, sexual orientations and ethnicities.

    About

    We are trained in Marriage & Family Therapy, which allows us to view the entire system in context. Unlike some therapist, we are comfortable having more than 1 person in session at a time. We enjoy working with the entire family and extended fmaily.

    About

    C3 provides quality mental health services both in the home and office setting. We do individual, couples and family therapy as well as numerous enhanced services for those adolescents needing more than once a week care. We offer SAIOP (substance abuse intensive outpatient program), IIH intensive in-home services), TCM (targeted case management), psychological evaluations and medication management. Please call our office, or visit our website for additional information! Our focus is in helping to build healthy families!

    About

    I provide individual, group, family, couples, marriage, and addiction therapy in the office or via secure live online video conferencing or phone. I do pastoral or Christian based counseling.

    About

    Elijah Counseling Service offers spiritual counseling, marriage counseling and family counseling. I help restore family values. I listen to my clients' aches and pain. Together, we come up with the best solution for the situation.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    Are you in a place where life seems frustrating, lonely and difficult? Is there a situation just out of reach and seems hard to obtain your goals? Are you dealing with a past experience, trauma or difficulty which seems impossible to move forward without facing? Do you feel overwhelmed, hurt or defeated? These are all specialty areas I can help you with through my supportive and compassionate approach to therapy. My respect for you as the client means I work with you to achieve your goals and strengthen your own self-awareness and way of handling situations in your own life.

    About

    Working with pre-engaged, engaged, and 2nd marriages from pre-marital counseling to the wedding to not only insure that get couples started off right...but to be there for them if they hit a speed bump!

    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We equip couples with the tools and knowledge to obtain their goals and have a thriving relationship. We long to impact our communities and turn the tide of divorce and its devastating effects on people and families. We have experience working with many different situations and levels of challenges that couples may face. Anywhere from becoming equipped, to marital enrichment, to full blown crisis situations. We also deal with the complexities involved with Step-Families and all of the nuances that those relationships can face. We work with pre-marital couples who are just looking to put themselves in the best position to face the challenges that marriage can bring. We are certified facilitators for PREPARE-ENRICH and SYMBIS premarital programs. We also work with couples in crisis from specific traumas or issues that have built up over a long period of time. Whether that has been a breakdown in communication and the ability to resolve conflicts, intimacy and affection issues, parenting challenges, or infidelity (whether emotional or physical). We are ready to walk through whatever situation you may have to help you clarify and reach your goals.

    About

    I provide therapy for individuals, couples and families. I have experience with helping clients that have issues with communicating effectively, substance use, low self-esteem/self-worth, PTSD, anxiety and depression. I am also trained in Prepare Enrich to help couples who are planning to become married as well as those that have been married for a long time to strengthen their bond and understand the dynamics that cause conflict between them.

    About

    Are you feeling confused, angry, sad, and depressed? Have you lost your smile? Are you feeling anxious or keyed up? I provide counseling for individuals, couples, and families on issues related to communication, infidelity, sexual abuse, PTSD, spectrum disorders, and many more. My goal is to help you become whom you want to be. I am a licensed marriage and family therapy associate in North Carolina—and I'm ready to help you.

    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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