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Life Rebuilding
from 98 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 235 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine F.
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Vladimir is an empathetic listener who will stop at nothing to help her clients achieve their goals. I have benefited immensely from her feedback and suggestions. I've been to other therapists and no one compares to Vladimire's attentiveness and dedication to her clients. She is literally the BEST at what she does...hands down.

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Dr. Anna Fekete (PhD)
from 24 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sophia K.
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Seeing Dr. Fekete has been nothing short of transformative. I came in thinking my weight issues were all about will power and feared a therapist would either judge me harshly or conversely, dismiss my responsibility entirely (there, there, overeating is not your fault). But, I found Dr. Fekete's personality so warm and friendly... so approachable, that my concerns just evaporated. Instead of judging me, she opened up a safe space for me to see how I judged and defeated myself. And, instead of pandering to my sense of hopelessness, she helped me formulate concrete steps with realistic and sustainable goals. Actually, her support allowed me formulate my own plan, giving me full ownership of the process. I'm now able to notice and let go of the inner turmoil experienced every time I'd sit down for a meal (or remain standing and eat fast so it wouldn't count). This experience has been so empowering!!! I came for help with weight loss but came away with so much more. Being treated like an adult in a safe and judgement-free environment has helped me feel like a competent adult rather than a helpless child. I'm also eating better and losing weight... slow and steady.

  • 28 years in business
Tara H.
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Judith has brought light into my life, literally. I have suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder my whole life. Being hospitalized in the past as a child and medicated. Judith's technic has helped me release my traumas in a spiritual and holistic way. Since I have worked with her I now have fulfilled relationships, career developments, and love for myself

  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Doris T.
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Mrs Torres-N was very professional during our time together, she helped us a great deal during transitions and offered suggestions for my child. We love her.

  • 18 years in business
  • 12 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.

Daniel Minuchin
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.

Liz Kornbluth, MS, CCC-SLP
from 6 reviews
    Juliana E.
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    Liz did a wonderful job of identifying my son's challenges and offered fun and engaging exercises to help him overcome them. My son had his appointments with Liz after a long day of school, when his energy and focus level were nearly always waning. But Liz could alway get my son to perk up and get him interested in his speech therapy. She's a warm, patient and committed therapist who goes out of her way to meet a child's needs.

    • 1 year in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Hsuanyu I.
    Verified review

    Recently I have been so busy seeking for what I want in life, and I decided to try this form of emotional healing. Feed the demon has been a powerful transformation in my life. In the process, I kept discovering that my inner child needs so much love and attention that I never gave to her. In the process, Karoline was open, neutral, caring but still let me experience my own feelings. It really lifted up some weight from my body and emotions

    Teresa C.
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    Anna Raj is the best psychologist for children and adult,sensitive,responsible and wise.I know Her long time, about 20 yars.We worked together during 5 yars.She is wery brave woman.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Dr. Chad C.
    Verified review

    I have been fortunate to consult with Dr. Khodik and find that the compassion that he shows his clientele is matched only by the outstanding professionalism and knowledge he uses to help them work through there problems. As a clinical psychologist, it's important to know that you can trust other people in your field, and it is with the utmost regard and without reservation that I recommend him to you!


    Are you feeling stuck in a relationship or career transition and don't know how to proceed next? Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, or depression as a result? Would you like a collaborative, active therapist to help you make links between past and present, intentions and actions, helping you move forward? I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the psychodynamic and relational-interpersonal treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. I received my education at Tufts University and Long Island University. I completed postdoctoral training in both outpatient community mental health for families and interpersonal psychoanalytic therapy for adults. I offer a flexible, integrative treatment approach, tailored to each client's individual needs. Having published research on the uniqueness of each client-therapist dyad, I tend to be active, using moment-to-moment process in therapy to help you understand patterns and create change in your primary relationships. My areas of interest and expertise include relational and occupational transitions in young adulthood, anxiety, depression, trauma, parent-child relational problems, social and developmental delays, including autism-spectrum disorders across the lifespan, play therapy, and family therapy. I would welcome the chance to help you make progress.


    In addition to the many years of training and experience that qualify my work as a psychotherapist at a very high level, I believe that I have a natural talent, a gift, for helping people. Psychotherapy is really an art, which I practice very well.


    I specialize in adult psychotherapy, including individual and couples therapy. I offer hypnotherapy, where appropriate, and am an approved consultant with the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis, authorized to train and to supervise professionals. Areas of interest include treatment of anxiety and phobias, lifestyle and habit modification (stop smoking, lose weight), stress relief and relaxation. I am experienced. I have been licensed since 1977.


    I am a child, adolescent and adult clinical psychologist who treats individuals between age 3 and 93 years old.


    Timothy W. Welles, Ed.D. is a psychologist seeing individuals and couples for short-term and long-term psychotherapy. He has 32 years' experience in private practice as well as corporate, consulting and university positions. He is licensed in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. His clients include adolescents, adults, and seniors. His services include ADHD assessment and treatment, pre-marriage, marriage and divorce counseling, alcohol problems, work stress, and executive coaching. Vocational assessment is also offered in 2 sessions, including psychological testing for anyone 16 to 76 who wants to know what path to take to career satisfaction. Most insurances are accepted.


    Please contact our office by telephone for more information or to schedule an appointment. Arista Counseling & Psychological Services is a private mental health and chemical dependency organization dedicated to providing quality, goal-oriented care tailored to your individual needs. Arista’s highly qualified psychotherapists will work with you to ensure that you receive individualized care in a comfortable, confidential setting with a warm, experienced therapist. Our healthcare professionals include licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, and clinical social workers with expertise in marriage, family, adults, teens, children and substance abuse. Arista has offices located in Paramus and Englewood, NJ, and New York, NY.


    My priority is to tailor treatments for the individual and not obligate customers to conform to predetermined methods as a therapist. I provide individual, couples', and group treatment, and if applicable, can provide a combination of these modalities. Above all, I value the growth potential and creativity of every human being. I believe that no matter how firm one may be in a given situation, change is possible. I strongly believe in the power of the therapeutic process to heal and to grow. Though it may be hard work and at times somewhat painful, if you are committed to the process, there is so much to gain. As a therapist, I take a holistic approach to working with people. I have close relationships with other psychologists, psychiatrists, naturopaths, acupuncturists, nutritionists, and physical therapists. It is my belief that therapy will not be effective if there are significant imbalances in other areas of one’s life, the most basic of which are diet, sleep, and exercise. In my opinion, one of the limitations of modern medicine is the extent to which people specialize. It inevitably leads to treating symptoms and component parts versus treating the person as a whole. The mind and the body are inextricably bound. I keep this in mind during all of my sessions. David Younger, PhD, CGP, PC is a New York state-licensed psychologist. In addition to having completed a doctorate in psychology from the University of London, a master's degree in psychology in New York University, as well as a master's degree in child psychology from the Anna Freud Centre in London, Dr. Younger is a certified group psychotherapist (Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society in New York) and an educated couple (Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships in London).


    Katherine Leddick, Ph.D. is a New York State licensed psychologist serving Manhattan and Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York. She is board certified in neurofeedback and certified in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Treating children in addition to adults, the concerns she addresses include chronic medical conditions, traumatic brain injury, stroke, ADD as well as trauma.


    I meet my patients where they are at emotionally and work to utilize their langauge to move from being stuck to progress.


    Services offered: - Psychological testing and psychological evaluation - Psychotherapy/counseling for children and adults - Psychotherapy/counseling for individuals and couples


    I am a certified music therapist with 20 years experience. Working with small children, teens and elders, I can bring joyful, healing music to your loved one at home. Clients dealing with depression, anxiety, Alzheimer’s, C.P., autism and other problems can relax, grow and gain self-esteem by playing, singing and listening to therapeutic music. I bring a variety of musical instruments and song books, individually planning each session to fit your family's needs.

    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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