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Bridgeton Counselors

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TJ Walsh Counseling, LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark S.
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TJ was very helpful in helping me work through my present situation. My successful career came to an end due to medical reasons and I went from being involved heavily into charity work and running a staff of 30 to being home and struggling to make it through the day. TJ seemed to have a helpful mix between listening and posing very helpful, thought provoking questions. I felt like our times together really helped me think things through and helped to give me a much needed perspective. I highly recommend him as an excellent counselor.

Helping You Help Yourself!
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Luana K.
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Amazing counselor with a heart of gold I recommend her to anyone !!!

  • 18 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
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I found Chris while searching for a good relationship counselor. I found that things were getting rocky with myself and my significant other and decided we needed some guidance and advice to help us improve not only our relationship but ourselves. I immediately felt comfortable with Chris from the first phone call. She is great at what she does and I would highly recommend her!

PVG Counseling Service
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Lance M.
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Pastor Clay has been a wonderful counselor for me.He listened intently my problems and has never failed in helping me find a solution. I recommend him to any one who is having a tough time and is at a crossroads in life. His advice, support, and guidance helped me go to the next level of my life. I am grateful to God for Pastor Clay."

Courage Compass Therapy
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa C.
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Anya is simply the best counselor I have ever been to. Her empathy is boundless! And when I counselled with my husband, she didn't take sides. She just translated for us. Truly a remarkable human being. She told me counselling is her passion and it shows. She is all in!

McGraw Counseling
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Alma F.
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When I first met Judy McGraw, I did not know she was a counselor, but things she said during our conversation led me to decide to make an appointment to see her when I later learned she was a counselor. I feel very fortunate that our paths crossed. I have seen other professionals over the years, but Judy is different. I felt she not only had a different awareness of my issues, but a deeper insight in working with me on those issues. She is a professional with not only great experience but also sincere concern for me as her client. I also appreciate her spirituality. I value our relationship.

Butterfly Love, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Kem S.
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Mary Mae is an amazing counselor! She is able to relate to men, women and children, all during the same counseling session. She is responsive to texts and communicates thoughtful reflection to questions. I rediscovered my passion working with Mary....

Carol's Consulting Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Tanya F.
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Carol Meeker has been a wonderful counselor for myself and my family for the past five years. She is punctual, reliable, and very experienced in her field. She is very good at communicating with my child who is five years old. I highly recommend her, and continue to seek her council.

Tom Osher, M.Ed.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jan M.
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Tom is an empathetic counselor who is skilled at helping someone connect with her own spiritual center. He is draws me out and helps me find what important so I can come to resolution and peace. A good guy to see for help.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephanie S.
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only had one session so far. Doug is warm, friendly and a good listener. Great insight and presentation as to how to move forward in treatment. Highly recommend Doug for hire!!!!!!!!!

About

I provide life coaching focusing on the whole person, including, the body, mind and spirit. I also provide family counseling and parent counseling. I utilize a balanced approach which is developmental in nature and exploring the physical, emotional, social, spiritual, cognitive and financial realms of human development. My coaching is relationship-based. Assessment tools are used to evaluate health and wellness, personality, life experiences, education and the discovery of gifts and talents for fulfilling a purpose in life.

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I am a professional priest, pastor and counselor. I am serving church protocol and ecclesiastical needs in the tristate area.

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Are you stressed out, tired, and overwhelmed? We deliver results! Serving Delaware County for over 15 years, Serenity Counseling and Wellness Center specializes in couples and relationship issues, life dissatisfaction, and teen bullying. Helen Struckmann, Serenity's director, has her master's degree in psychology from West Chester University and is a licensed professional counselor. In addition to her training from West Chester, Helen received personal training from Dr. John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. She provides counseling and coaching for individuals, couples, and families, and is available to assist with all your counseling needs. Helen is a relationship expert; she has helped hundreds of women and men around the country gain insight into their partners. She is a member of the American Counseling Association. Helen offers phone, as well as office consultations and has an incredible success rate with her clients. Don't wait until it's too late!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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My Spiritual background enables me to be more effective in my work. I practice the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as to what you would like them to do to you," and I try to instill this practice to my clients when they are having relationship problems. This Golden Rule is important because it teaches us how we should treat others and this will enable us to make the needed improvements in our relationship with others as well. I am featured on marriage.com. I wrote an article about divorce. It is beneficial for those who are considering divorcing their spouse. They should weigh their decisions carefully and this article mentions practical ways on how they can count the cost before making their decision.

  • 2 years in business
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I truly love what I do. My passion for my work shines through in my day-to-day interactions with each person I assist.

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I provide competent and compassionate psychotherapy and pastoral counseling. I specialize in helping people with anxiety, depression, and post traumatic stress move on with their lives. I have training in clinical hypnosis, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, and pastoral counseling.

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I am a licensed minister who is able to perform weddings, baby blessings, funerals, marriage counseling, sermons, as well as all church functions.

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I perform weddings and do premarital counseling sessions. I also do marriage counseling and life advising sessions.

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I've been a family and marriage counselor for the last 14 years. I bring a new style of family/couple counseling, and I am experienced in various types of wedding ceremonies.

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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