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Joan Warren Therapy
4.8
from 95 reviews
  • 364 hires on Thumbtack
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Erica D.
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Joan gives ample time for both parties during couple counseling and in our few sessions has given us some tools to better communicate and understand each others perspectives. Overall, we've made progress in our relationship and were happy to have the guidance.

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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
Mila S.
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It was an excellent service, filled with personal touch and little surprises. Russian was an extra bonus. We loved every moment.

Tina Kahn
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sh X.
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As a counseling practioner, I use discretion when selecting my own therapist and marriage counselor. Tina quickly picks up the pulse of each individual as well as the dynamic between them. Her incisive and insightful comments are offered judiciously. She maintains high standards of integrity viz. HIPAA. Her availability is flexible for working couples. She balances being a caring person and professional. I highly recommend her for couples and individual therapy based on my experience with her in both areas. S.

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
Ashley R.
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Scott has been an invaluable therapist for me for a few years now. I've gained so many strengths and I've been able to make so many changes under his care and counseling. More recently, if it weren't for him, my situation may have eaten me alive and he was there literally every step of the way to make sure that didn't happen. His methods of therapies are wonderful. He's generous, professional, relatable, relaxing, reliable, consistent, and punctual. My favorite, though, is when he's leading into a breakthrough. He's direct enough to get you there without needing to be too "psycho-babbly". I recommend Scott 12 out of 10 times!

  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Shoshana G.
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Marriage counseling; very accommodating, felt very comfortable with her and she gave wonderful advice.

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

  • 10 years in business
Raj A.
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Braco has made a tremendous difference to my life... he has helped me personal life style, stress management, relationships and career advise. he has very simple to implement techniques that are habit forming and make a tremendous impact to your life.

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

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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christine B.
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Dr Kroll service was excellent. She took the time to explain to us the process she was using to help our daughter, she had the patience to make her confident (to the point she was doing 1/2 of the session running with her), and the results was there. I can only recommend her.

Christine D.
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My experience with Venia text and talk counsel was invaluable. She was able to help me to organize my life and build my confidence. I highly recommend her services.

  • 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.

  • 48 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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The therapy I practice looks at your situation from a systemic view, meaning we look at all the influencing factors to the concerns you bring to our sessions. We as humans do not live in a vacuum, and that should be considered in therapy. Family, friends, past relationships, and so much more play an integral part of who we are. I make sure the work we do is solely focused on these factors in order to help you obtain your desired goals.

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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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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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I am a relationship therapist in Brooklyn and Queens. I have over ten years of experience in direct social work and clinical practice and I have acquired valuable training and credentials that enable me to provide the highest quality care to my clients. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University and I am a NY State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am a graduate of The Ackermann Institute for the Family where I studied Family Systems Theory and practiced in their world renown institute under the guidance of Susan Shimerlik, PhD. I have completed the Post Graduate Training in Addictions at Adelphi University under the tutelage of Dr. Audrey Freshman, PHD. and have earned the CASAC-T designation which I use to help those who are struggling with Drug and Alcohol Addiction. I am also recognized as a CSAT Candidate having completed the first module of training by The International Institute for Trauma and Addictions Professionals (IITAP) under the guidance of Patrick Carnes, PhD. This credential enables me to work with those who are struggling with sex addiction. I am trained in Emotionally Focused (Couples) Therapy (EFT) by Aviva Rizel, LCSW, and earned a certificate in couples counseling From The Twersky Coaching and Counseling Institute (TCCI) where I learned under Rabbi Ben Tzion Twersky, PhD. and Rabbi Mordechai Twersky, shlita. As a student intern I worked at Queens Services for the Autistic Community (QSAC), a community social service agency which provided case management services for families with autistic children in the Queens community. I provided counseling and facilitated respite services to the families. My other student internship was through TOVA of the Five Towns of Nassau County and Far Rockaway. TOVA provides mentoring opportunities to students. In addition to mentoring students and counseling their families I was an active presence in the schools working with administration and providing workshops and presentations to teachers and support staff. As the senior social worker at Mount Sinai Hospital Queens I acquired over seven years of clinical experience in a number of departments including the ER, the stroke unit, the ICU, and on the medical/surgical inpatient units. I am an active therapist with a number of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) providing brief counseling to their members and I have been a staff psychotherapist for The Jewish Board of Family and Children Services. In addition, I am an active member of a number of professional associations including The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), The International Network of Othodox Mental Health Professionals (NEFESH), The North American Drama Therapists Association (NADTA), and The International Institute of Trauma and Addictions Professionals (IITAP).

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I am a professor in theology, and I council with people from a biblical and secular perspective. I do Christian, premarital, marital, family, and crisis counseling.

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I offer individual and couples' counseling. I provide emphasis on improving communication towards better and safer intimacy in relationships. I also offer exploration of gender-related attitudes as they apply to coupledom. I do not offer a one time counseling fix. I am experienced and licensed in hypnotherapy as adjunct to relational therapy and for developing as well as improving self-soothing techniques in dealing with stress.

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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