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Monroe Counselors

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Pastor Chris Thompson
5.0
from 125 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 186 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Albert C.
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My wife and I had a wonderful experience with Pastor Chris being our marriage counselor. He is very insightful, honest and "down to earth." We enjoyed speaking with him and look forward to our next consultation. His positive consultation, gave us more faith to continue walking by.

  • 31 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
KRIS A.
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I have been to several counselors over the years. He did not judge my husband or myself for our problems or possible addictions observed from other counselors. He asked what we were each expecting when we were unkind to each other in our speech. I think this lead us away from criticizing each other and focused us on demonstrating our love and constant praise. We are now starting to relax with each other and communicate. Also, the payment plan of unlimited counseling time keeps me from being concerned about trying to cover every need in 1 session. I have been able to come between regular sessions without debating our finances.

Transformation LIFE COACH
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Drew L.
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He is an awesome counselor...very empathetic and understands the twists and turns of emotions, life and the mind, and a great person

Cornerstone Counseling
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan P.
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Ms. Wilson is a wonderful counselor! She has really helped me gain perspective on problems that used to be overwhelming. She has also taught me better communication skills to address people/situations in which I previously had difficulty due to my non-confrontational manner. I highly recommend her for any difficulties which which you are struggling.

  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer C.
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Aimee is the best! She's a great listener and she lets you come to your own conclusions while providing helpful feedback. I appreciated that she's focused on solving whatever problems you're currently having rather than rehashing your entire childhood/history over the course of months or even years.

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie D.
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I must say I was a bit skeptical about counseling, however, I made the call and setup an appointment anyway. We met with Mr. Chris Matthews and I must say we were very impressed. Chris, works with the whole person - mind, body, and spirit - to unveil the client's own strengths and talents for changing his or her life. Chris makes every reasonable effort to promote the welfare, autonomy, and best interests of families, couples and individuals. When I explained to Chris how difficult it was to make that first call to a counselor I could tell in his voice he was honored. Thank you Mr. Matthews and I look forward to our next session.

Preston Counseling, PLLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Susan F.
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I highly recommend Greg Preston as a counselor. He is insightful, honest, thoughtful, and professional yet personable. He is level headed, a great listener and provided me with a much-needed perspective.

  • 6 years in business
Nadion Smith S.
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Dr. Cherian, is an outstanding counselor. His knowledge of the word of God blew my mind and made me want to learn more about the word of God concerning my life and my marriage. He counseled my husband and I and each session was a blessing. I strongly recommend his counseling services to anyone prior to marriage and during marriage.

Joe Bell
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 33 years in business
Justin W.
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Joe Bell has helped me throughout the years time and time again. He's always there to listen and help out any way he can. He's pulled me through so very rough times in life and I feel because of him, I am a better person. The world would greatly benefit more people like him. He is not only a great counselor and coach but an awesome friend and person as well!

Candice A. Caldwell
4.7
from 3 reviews
    Brittany F.
    Verified review

    Candice is a very knowledgeable counselor.

    I Choose 2 Be Coaching
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kimberly H.
    Verified review

    Been an absolute pleasure working with my new counselor I can certainly see us working together for quite some time to help me get my life back on track and I'm truly blessed to have her there to guide me through to a better mental state!

    • 7 years in business
    About

    Having learned how important it is that clients feel a connection with me and vice versa, I take steps to explore the relationship fit from the start. If I believe a potential client would be better served by a colleague, I am happy to refer. I know that folks make progress much more quickly when they are comfortable and

    About

    Services offered: - Individual adult counseling - Couples and relationship counseling - Adolescent counseling - Family counseling - Career and life coaching - Support groups and group counseling - Speaking events - Workshops - Classes - Retreats

    About

    I will provide premarital counseling and officiate at a wedding as long as the couple and I agree that it will work for both parties. I work for Corporate Chaplains of America. This is not a business; it is a service.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I am able to perform wedding ceremonies and marriage counseling. I can also help in personal business and financial planning.

    About

    Services include the following: * Couple's counseling for those who feel disconnected and have difficulty communicating and enjoying one another's company again * Family counseling for teenagers and adolescents who struggle with family members, parents, and school * Individual therapy for those struggling with stress, crisis management, anxiety, depression, and emotions

    About

    I offer the following services: * Marriage Counseling * Wedding Officiant * Children's Birthday Party Coordinator I have more than 20 years of experience and have done over 175 birthday parties.

    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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