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Ridgewood Counseling Services

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Joan Warren Therapy
4.8
from 97 reviews
  • 375 hires on Thumbtack
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Robyn M.
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Joan has a great approach to marital counseling which focused us on a problem solving mode that was proactive. She is a great listener and very empathetic. We have enjoyed working with her very much.

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  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
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Jacqueline S.
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Reverend Williams did an amazing job on officiating our wedding July 8, 2018 at Astoria World Manor. He was professional, punctual,sweet, great speaker, funny and kept everyone engaged in the ceremony. We met with him a few months prior to the wedding for marriage counseling and he made us feel comfortable and more connected to one another. Rev. Williams was amazing and we loved him officiating our special day. He truly made our ceremony beautiful.

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  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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David B.
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My wife insisted we go to counseling since we were fighting all the time. I was skeptical, but Alison made me feel comfortable. She didn't take sides or make me "the bad guy." She taught us how to speak to each other so that we wouldn't keep going in circles and getting madder. She helped us both see our part in the problems and gave us ways to make things better. We're better parents now as well, not only because the kids don't have to see us fighting, but because we're calmer and have better strategies for dealing with conflict. I'm so glad we went. My wife and I haven't been this happy since we were first married.

VVS Productions and Catering
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Nhan G.
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Vlada is very sweet and dependable. She drafted the script promptly and showed up to the event early. Our ceremony area was really loud with nearly by traffic so I could understand that the volume of the reading was low. Would recommend, great price and reliable service

Life Coaching Services
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler H.
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I consulted with Mr. Piper for couples counseling. I had the impression that he was genuinely interested in understanding my relationship, and I valued his authenticity. I do not hesitate to recommend others to him.

Scott Pace, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Julie S.
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I was new to seeing a therapist and when I was researching different profiles, Scott's jumped out at me. He talked about how he challenges his patients, was creative, and how his counseling was unique. Scott helped me come to the realization that I had to make a life changing decision. He helped me identify problematic behaviors of my own and challenged me to confront fears and uncertainties. I highly recommend him to whomever wants to address the root causes of issues in their life.

Chece Psychological, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 26 years in business
Roxanne G.
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Dr. Chece is fantastic doctor. Ive been working with him since 9-11 and sincerely appreciate all his time, advice, concern and efforts towards my progress. He is accomadative and caring. Countless times he has gone out of his way to assist. I highly recommend his services and have referred many people who respect and appreciate Dr. Chece.

Counseling & Teaching
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica P.
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Very compassionate and helpful

Pastor Tony Mazzella LCSW
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Scott T.
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    Pastor Tony helped my wife and I through a difficult experience in losing her dad earlier this year. He is very adept at grief counseling and I recommend him highly. He is very easy to talk to and helps you work through the process in a most comfortable way.

    Hat-trick Coaching
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Yen-Leng C.
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    Susye is an attentive listener and has keen observer. She offers many great insights as well as her honest observation to help me see my struggles from a different perspective. She asks questions to help me think, which is very helpful.

    The Bridge Church
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Michele G.
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      Pastor Christine provided marriage counseling and the right tools to communicate with my spouse and conflict resolution. We worked on how I can be understanding more of my spouse feelings and expectations. I have recommended her to friends of mine who are going through counseling now.

      • 6 hires on Thumbtack
      Melissa K.
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      Great

      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Thumbtack Customer
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      Dr. Cofrin, is warm, sincere, intuitive & very knowledgeable in her field. After leaving our first session with her we felt good, so we know better things await us.

      • 2 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Roberta Y.
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      Where do I begin... I'm anal about punctuality, and Kelsey arrived on time. She was very respectful of my space. I've never had a reading done before and Kelsey made me feel so at ease. Kelsey was informative, warm, and kind. I perceived Kelsey as genuine and responsive. The reading was divided into 4 phases and she walked me through all the phases as they occurred. Overall the interaction was organic and fulfilling, Kelsey was professional and welcoming. I would absolutely recommend her services.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      I provide a unique therapy service as I travel and make house calls, and I also do therapy sessions in a client's home. I am a CT State licensed clinical social worker with 31 years of experience. I provide smoking cessation services, peak-performance counseling for athletes and individual, family and couples counseling.

      About

      I help people make sense of the tough spots in their lives. Whether it's a relationship gone sour, a job that's not fulfilling, or a life transition that's throwing you off your rhythm. I specialize in working with expectant and new parents and fathers, twenty- and thirty-somethings, and people needing anger management. I am an author of “Becoming a Dad: The First Three Years,” which has sold more than 30,000 copies, and is part of the Great Expectations Series from Sterling Publishing. I welcome your inquiry and look forward to seeing if I can help you.

      About

      I am a dietitian and nutrition therapist. This is a nutrition counseling practice. I work with a variety of clients who want to develop a better relationship with food for health, longevity and well-being. I have training in medical nutrition therapy, and I have worked with various health conditions. My aim is to help you make a plan, using achievable and individualized nutrition goals and to support your journey towards your greater objectives.

      About

      I specialize in helping survivors of all types of loss endure, survive, and learn to live again. I help people learn successful coping strategies, navigate change, heal from devastating loss, overcome deep and lingering pain, and discover resilience and hope. As a psychotherapist, my style is interactive, approachable, and real. I will help empower you to find and trust your own voice.

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      With many years experience, I have a proven record of commitment and success, as seen by my many client testimonials. "By the way, Susan, one more time I want to let you know how I got inspired by you. Your personality and the person you are makes people around you believe more in themselves." - Auricelia Souza “I found the sessions completely inspirational and cathartic. There is a genuine warmth and secure feeling Susan brings to the sessions. One definitely feels safe... My expectations were far exceeded.”- K. Lewis; Account Executive, New York, N.Y. "Another amazing benefit is that I am now noticing, in the moment it happens, when I am experiencing anger, disappointment, frustration or fear and that it is setting me up to binge later in the day. What a realization! By catching this early, it doesn't lead me into an unconscious trajectory towards overeating. I never got this from all the diet books and plans I have used. So, thank you Susan! You're the best!!" - Diana Blake

      About

      Biblical counseling is the only counseling that is worth giving. I am an ordained minister. I have worked in the secular counseling field and have found that biblical counseling is more successful. I have a passion for people and walking them through their journeys in life. Most of the people whom I have had the privilege of counseling are still doing extremely well. The families of those I've ministered to in hospice are forever grateful.

      • 22 years in business
      About

      I inspire students and youth to think and plan for their future, helping them re-engage in school, establish a career and start a business. I share with students and youth the effective tools and resources I used that helped me succeed during tenures at Fortune 500 companies.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

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