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  • 2 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Katherine M.
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I have been seeing Annmarie for counseling for about a year now and it is my first time talking with a professional. She has been more helpful than I could have imagined. I find she is knowledgable, non-judgmental and kind. She allows me succumb to the answers or advice I need myself instead of coming out and telling me. She has great tools/apps to use to help with different areas of what I might be struggling with and has always been available with her flexible schedule. I have been fortunate enough in my life to not have gone through anything too traumatic, but I still found myself needing someone outside of my husband and friends to talk to. Annmarie is a wonderful person and I hope you if your looking for someone to talk to about anything you might be going through you would consider talking with Annmarie Legge.

Rev. Drew Ludwig
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Wynn H.
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My wife had known Drew for quite awhile before we approached him to do our wedding. I met him during a semester in the city. Let's just put it this way: he was everything we needed him to be times about 1000. He was flexible on wording, arrangement/order, great with pre-marital counseling, willing to piss off your family to make you happy (not that he had to), and to top it off, he surprised everyone by personally writing a rhyming benediction that had the entire room in fits of laughter. It was and always will be a priceless memory. If you're debating about asking him to do a ceremony, don't - just do ask him already. He will blow your wedding day expectations out of the water like he did ours. Not to mention he cleans up pretty nice. :) - We loved him, you will too! He's quite a guy, Pastor Drew.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Diamond S.
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During the summer I attended church service at King of glory baptsist church. Pastor Hill was very welcoming and kind. I enjoyed myself and will return. Pastor Hill also was the Wedding Officiant for my wedding this month. He did an amazing job. On time, dressed appropriately and very professional. My husband and I attended marriage counseling with him and he was very helpful. Very affordable as well. Thank you pastor!!!!!!!!!!

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jacquelyn S.
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Our first meeting was very comfortable with him. We look forward to our next session.

Corrin Carey
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Matt K.
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Corrin provided excellent counseling services and for a perfect price. She was available as I needed her over email and for weekly skype sessions. Corrin helped me overcome my anxiety and depression and aided me in reaching some personal goals as well. Definitely recommend her for anyone looking for individual counseling.

Dinash L.
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I am very happy to see such an organization exist! Often people are experiencing difficulties with life on multiple levels and a holistic approach is needed to address the many issues a person encounters. I will continue to refer my clients to F.R.E.S.H to take advantage of the great services provided.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cheryl P.
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Professional and caring support!

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I treat adolescents and woman struggling with anxiety and mood disorders. I help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression by using evidence based treatment including cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy.

About

I am a licensed mental health counselor. I have worked intensely with children and adults for over 10 years. I conduct individual, family and group therapy sessions. Throughout my career I have provided therapy for children and adult victims of abuse, young adults in the college setting, teens and adults in the criminal justice system, individuals and families in intensive in-home therapy.

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Providing affordable and confidential counseling services to individuals, couples and families. Specialty areas include, are but not limited to, grief and loss, anxiety, depression and stress management. I also have extensive experience in behavior modification for children and adolescents. I offer a strengths-based approach and can support your personal goals towards emotional wellness.

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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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