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Life Rebuilding
4.9
from 98 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 235 hires on Thumbtack
Yesi E.
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A therapist’s #1 quality should be good listening skills – Vladamir exceeds that expectation. Vladamir is compassionate and invested in the well being of her patients. She listens but will ask questions to help you understand your own situation better and provides you with guidance for what your next steps can be. Her sessions go beyond talk therapy- she provides writing assignments to work on independently which help in being honest with yourself. Vladamir will make herself available to you when you need her via text or phone call. She also sends “Messages of the day” which can be from an inspirational quote to a self awareness question. I highly recommend her for your individual or couple therapy needs.

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Dr. Anna Fekete (PhD)
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 69 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!

  • 6 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
James C.
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In New York, it is not uncommon for people to have relationship problems resulting in stress and anxiety because of those problems. I needed someone who would understand, and I found Gary Katz Counseling online when my insurance was not giving me the best options out there. It is worth the time and effort to see Gary. He has helped me tremendously, something I never thought a therapist would be able to do but I needed someone to talk to. He made me feel very comfortable, and let me know I was not alone, and every time I get out of a meeting with him I feel more confident in myself and healed just a little bit more. Definitely the best counseling I've been to.

Life Coaching Services
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Carol C.
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It has been an amazing journey. Brent is very smart and sensitive. He has always been present, and never pushed for any "not-ready-yet" process. The conversation can be really deep if you dare to explore; psychotherapy is about challenging yourself for inner awareness and change though, so I've gladly taken that. And most importantly --My words, feelings and emotions were always seen, heard and held (instead of being packed up and thrown away). The procedure of change is so painful and scary, and I've experienced a lot of disconnections before with other therapists, but this did not happen with Brent, and I take this as the most precious part of him. We struggled a little bit at the beginning for a schedule that worked for both of us, considering my REAL crazy working hours, but that's all I can think of (for a semi-complaint). The experience turns out to deserve all the efforts.

  • 18 years in business
  • 9 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.

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.

NYTalkTherapy
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Ilene S.
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    I met with Jonathan to discuss my ongoing anxiety and depression. Jonathan gave me the strategies and tools I needed to help me cope with these issues in my life. In addition to being very professional, Jonathan was warm, kind and comforting when discussing areas of my life that we're giving me troubles. I would highly recommend Jonathan!

    • 18 years in business
    Lisa M.
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    Jennifer Battaglino is worth her weight in gold! She is an incredibly talented practitioner who has helped several members of my family over the years. She is absolutely phenomenal at diminishing anxiety; a true expert in her field. I'm not sure where we would be without her. I highly recommend her!

    • 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.

    • 32 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Thumbtack Customer
    Verified review

    Takes his job very seriously, has the proper training in many different backgrounds and takes the value of marriage very seriously.

    About

    I am a licensed and nationally certified psychoanalyst with offices in Greenwich Village and Long Island City, Queens. I work with adult individuals and couples. For more information about me, my practice, and how I might be able to help, please visit my website.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    We are a psychotherapy service treating adolescents through adults to manage anxiety, depression, mood disregulation and whatever is impairing the quality of life.

    About

    We work on psychotherapy, hypnosis, Reiki healing and classes, IET healing and classes, energy classes and healing, and meditation using holistic healing approach.

    About

    I'm a therapist with a private practice in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC. I can help with relationship issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, and more. My specialization in work is with LGBTQ individuals, people with difficulties in family relationships, and people coping with medical problems.

    About

    I offer excellent psychotherapy for the 21st century man or woman. My approach is rooted in sound traditional ways including structural family therapy, cognitive therapy, relationship therapy, experiential, trauma work, mindfulness meditation, EMDR, SE, and a warm supportive, yet challenging approach to healing and succeeding in life.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    My therapeutic experience and integrated approach ensures that you will feel heard and understood, motivating you to work towards a more positive future.

    About

    PDT is for your benefit -- be a true human being. I believe in PDT. Research evidence is strong. People get better and as time passes, they get even better. PDT (Psychodynamic Therapy) has been researched since 1980 and has shown benefits above other therapies, including CBP (see Shedler, J., 2010: "The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy," American Psychologist, 65: 98-109). My book, "The Symptom Is Not the Whole Story," the other book, (2006) is written for those who want to know about PDT.

    About

    I specialize in individual, family, couples, and child counseling in a comfortable, private office in Pt. Pleasant, NJ. I am a private practitioner with a broad spectrum of clients. My areas of expertise include hypnotherapy for anxiety, depression, grief/loss. I have play therapy for children, working through school and family issues.

    • 50 years in business
    About

    I am a provider of private individual, marital and family psychotherapy. Clients are typically seen for weekly 60 minute sessions.

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    I provide psychotherapy services in both individual and group sessions. I do evaluation and treatment. I specialize in emotional, trauma-related, and alcohol/substance dependency comorbidites.

    About

    For 15 years, Anne Cutler has been in private practice, working as a psychoanalyst in Manhattan, NY and works with groups, individuals, and couples. She also works with patients in order to reveal unknown problems to enable them to create positive changes and have the liberty to choose what they desire in life. She works with teens and adults, specializing in handling relationship, depression, and anxiety issues. She has also trained with Montague Ullman (a dream specialist) in a group approach to interpreting dreams and runs weekly dream groups. Anne Cutler trained in psychoanalysis at NPAP (National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis) in NYC and is a certified psychoanalyst in New York. She obtained her BA degree in psychology in 1982 from Yale University and earned her MBA in Marketing and Finance from Columbia University in 1987. For many years, she has worked in a publishing company as a management consultant and manager as she builds her psychotherapy practice. Anne lives in Brooklyn, NY. She has lived in Italy from 2003-2005 and knows how to speak Italian.

    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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