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Joan Warren Therapy
4.8
from 95 reviews
  • 363 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill H.
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Joan Warren is an exceptional therapist. She possesses superb education, training and practical knowledge which enable her to perceive challenges which her clients are facing, and identify and provide counseling and therapy which enables clients with her assistance to address their challenges and achieve positive results. Joan provided couples therapy for my wife and me which was enlightened and beneficial. She also assisted me to better understand my behavioral patterns and the historical experiences which influenced them, which enabled me to grow as a person. Joan has exhibited an earnest and heartfelt desire to assist us and has been very effective. I highly recommend her as a therapist.

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Dr. Anna Fekete (PhD)
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Having met Dr. Anna is one of the best things that's ever happened to me. I had been in therapy for over a decade with various counselors, but now I know the difference between a therapist and a Therapist. She is warm, compassionate and creative, no two sessions are the same, and she seems to have an incredible repertoire of techniques at her disposal. She is always goal-oriented, makes sure that results are really happening, and always explains everything so clearly as you have never heard and never understood before. She has the greatest sense of humor, her academic knowledge is amazing, and her fine-tuned sensitivity boarders on the mystical. Yet she is always funny, down to earth, and real. I've never laughed so much in therapy sessions before! :-) I am so grateful, ... because I am finally discovering what "free" and "happy" really mean!

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  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark W.
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My girlfriend and I had been together for 4 years. She wanted to get married but I wasn't sure. We went to Alison and our communication got better. So did our physical life. But I still wasn't sure. I saw Alison for private sessions to figure it out. I realized that my not wanting to get married wasn't about my relationship, which was loving and devoted, but was about things that happened to me growing up and also my first girlfriend who broke my heart. Alison helped me work through those things. Fast forward to now, we're married, have a beautiful daughter. I'm so happy I didn't miss out on my chance to have this beautiful family and that I took the risk of doing therapy. Some of it was painful but Alison was there with me and supported me. She's great.

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Danny H.
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I’ve never had someone that cared so much about me as a whole. It wasn’t just therapy for her. Her dedication and passion helped me get through the roughest times in life. I don’t think I’ll ever find another therapist as wonderful in my life.

Lorraine Lein LCSW, CP
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole N.
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I have a long history of positive and productive therapy, a lifelong commitment to holistic healing and personal growth and 14 years of 12 step work. While all of those supports have brought me much insight and a robust tool box for a happy and highly functional life; none has provided entire clarity around and subsequent relief from lifelong patterns and blocks I have never been able to access and therefore heal. I came to Lorraine in a state of relative crisis and in a matter of months, found myself leaping forward, addressing and resolving core issues I have struggled with my whole life. Her down to earth, relatable personality and style combined with her profound intuition and considerable expertise as a therapist and healer have offered me the most rapid and deep healing I have ever experienced. There is, with Lorraine, an energetic exchange that can only be experienced not described. I am infinitely grateful to have been referred to her. Nicole N.

  • 18 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Anita W.
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I've been struggling with anxiety and anger issues since teenage years, and have tried therapy in the past but never stuck with it because I always found myself getting impatient with the therapists or the process. However, Dr Eskalyo slowly but efficiently helps me realize the benefits of psychotherapy, by digging deeper into my subconscious mind. She never makes me feel judged, or pressured. Scheduling is flexible, which works with my crazy work schedule. She's also very cooperative and patient with paperworks for my insurance. I highly recommend Dr Eskalyo, especially for those who are skeptical but would like to try therapy.

  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Dario L.
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So far, so good. I have held two sessions with Mr Seitz and especially the second meeting appeared to be quite effective, or at least satisfactory. It is perhaps too soon to assess whether the therapy actually fulfills my expectations in terms of results (defeating insomnia), but I find Mr Seitz' approach professional and promising.

Elise W.
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Sheri has been immensely helpful! I absolutely would not be where I am today (happy and healthy!) without our work together. I have experienced immense growth and I am so grateful for Sheri's help in getting to this point.

Daniel Minuchin
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria K.
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Dan Minuchin is an outstanding family therapist, mental health consultant, trainer, teacher and clinical supervisor. I have had the fortune of working with him and observing him in all of these roles over the past several years. I initially worked with Dan about 10 years ago when I was a supervisor at agency that provided family therapy and services to families struggling with adolescents and families involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. In this setting, he provided case consultation, supervision, and training to a team of social workers and family therapists. This model included live supervision and the use of a one way mirror. Dan would also accompany therapists on home visits to provide live consultations in the family's home. I later became a director of another similar family service program. I was able to hire Dan to provide Structural Family Therapy training to my entire clinical staff, as well as consultation, individual and group clinical supervision. His guidance and training was very well received by my staff and their skills as family therapists improved significantly. Dan is really a master trainer and has worked as a family therapist, teacher and trainer for several decades. He has an incredibly diverse personal and professional background and experience working with families of all walks of life. He is sensitive and well informed of the needs and experiences of families of color, immigrant families, LGBTQ families, blended families, Jewish Orthodox families, families struggling with substance abuse and mental illness, delinquent teens, children with special needs, and families dealing with divorce, loss and separation. I have referred many families to Dan and I feel confident that he is able to work with the most complex families of all backgrounds. Dan is thoughtful and empathic and has very high ethical standards. His structural and strategic approach to addressing problems is highly effective and families often will see progress in a short amount of time. I am a family therapist and clinician as well, and Dan has provided me with outstanding clinical supervision and guidance and has been instrumental in my own professional growth as a therapist and clinical supervisor.

Ed Walsh Therapy
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Orlando J.
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At a time in my life when nothing but devastation was facing me, I made a chance call to Ed. Explaining the circumstances of my problem and needing a very quick first step to resolution, Ed not only assisted in providing the information needed to take the steps necessary to start recovery but he was there for each and every step that was taken from that moment on. Ed's method of "Whole-istic" therapy provided a solution that was healing, long lasting and complete. He is a person who has my total trust and I know will support me in my journey to recover. His methodology of therapy is to simply heal. I could not ask for anything better.

Path Forward Therapy
4.6
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sherrie G.
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Frank is very easy to talk to. Felt like we clicked right away. Highly recommend Frank for couples counseling

Therapy & Wedding Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 28 years in business
Lars N.
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She is a very experienced, intuitive and emphatic therapist who helps one help oneself in a direct but gentle fashion using humor and seriousness. I would recommend her to anyone willing to face themselves.

Wellness Of Mind Counseling
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brian P.
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I really appreciate all the help Walesca has provided my family. When I lost my mother in 2013, my then 6 year old, took the loss pretty bad. I was so lucky to come across the bereavement services offered by Walesca. Through group therapy, my son was able to talk about his loss and share with other children experiencing the same. I also decided to join a bereavement support group for adults moderated by Walesca. I learned how to cope and understand my grief in a supportive environment. At the same time, I also learned how to be supportive to my son. I highly recommend Walesca and her amazing services.

Adam P.
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I've been working with Abe for over a year and from the first session he's proven invaluable in helping me understand and work through many issues. His combination of breathwork and bodywork (similar to yoga but much less movement and for shorter periods of time) plus emotional understanding and connectivity results in a supercharged therapy session that leaves one feeling invigorated and confident. Abe has been a true partner in my journey to better self awareness.

Michael Hessdorf, LCSW
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Renee H.
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Very nice and has a calming approach to therapy. Offers late sessions for those who are unable to attend appointments during the day.

Ana S.
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Dr. Nugent is my physical therapist. He is very professional and very adept with his manipulative therapeutic care. He is knowledgeable and very empathetic during my therapy sessions. I have experienced a considerable improvement in my ability to manage my shoulder pain since I have been under his care. I highly recommend his services for helping you learn to manage your pain as well as you gainfully improve on your mobility.

Developmental Psychotherapy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Scott R.
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I have been seeing Stefan for 3 years now, and I can honestly say it was the best decision I ever made. He assuages any fears that one might have with going to therapy, or from what they might fear from traditional therapy. When I first came, I was an unhappy person, not liking myself very much and projecting that feeling to everyone around me. I blamed everyone else for my problems, while thinking I truly had a handle on things...as things around me were just getting worse. Learning to not only unconditionally love others,but to unconditionally love myself has made me a better father, a better friend, better in business, and an all around better person. I completely recommend seeing him to anyone who wants to learn how to love themselves more.

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I believe it's the Nonviolent Communication approach that sets me apart. Using this approach I am able to focus on what is the heart of what people are wanting to work on and I am able to give them tools to do this more effectively with themselves and others.

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I offer individual and marital therapy using a mindfulness-based CBT perspective. I have extensive background in the treatment of sexual disorders. My profile can be viewed on the Psychology Today website.

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Relationship problems? I am experienced, and I offer smart help. Struggling? Stressed? Life doesn't have to be this hard. For nearly 20 years, I've been helping individuals and couples feel better, and create satisfying and lasting relationships. If you have suffered a loss or disappointment, I can help you find meaning, strength and hope. People tell me that in the midst of the busy week, our sessions offer a peaceful and nurturing place to get in touch with their best self, and discover a new balance in life. I help people in pain find solutions, enjoy their relationships, and create the satisfying life they yearn for. In a session, I listen carefully, and respond actively to meet your unique needs. We work as a team. I draw on my experience, current research, and creativity to help you learn to manage conflict, develop healthy and fulfilling relationships, and discover your strengths. You may have seen me mentioned in the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune or elsewhere, and I have written for Parents, Working Mother, the NY Times and more. Couples are a big part of my practice. I work with many people who seek to be as successful in their personal lives, as they are in their careers. Please call, or visit my website to learn more about how I can 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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