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  • 11 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Phil S.
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All the months of planning my son’s Bar Mitzvah, the venue, the food, the music, on and on it went and at the end of the day the one thing people kept saying was “I love your Rabbi”! Our situation was a little unique as we wanted an abbreviated ceremony and struggled to find a Rabbi that would accommodate this request. I assured my wife I would find someone but after making several calls I was beginning to doubt that I could fulfill such a promise that was until I called Rabbi Joe. After two minutes on the phone and hearing his calm demeanor I knew I had struck gold. We quickly agreed on the specifics but I told him he would have to speak with my wife so we got off the phone and I asked my wife to call him, fifteen minutes later she called me back and said “He is perfect”! Rabbi Joe came to our house about a month before the event and met with us and my son and he was very open to modifying the ceremony to fit our family. On the day of the event my in-laws were 30 minutes late and I asked the Rabbi if he could speed up the ceremony due to the late start. Not only was he able to do that, I really don’t think he left anything out. Rabbi Joe was sincere, engaging and amusing and really created a perfect ceremony for us. We can whole heartedly recommend Rabbi Joe for whatever event you may be planning and already intend to have him for my daughter’s event in a few years. Phil & Jodi S

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  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Vinny M.
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Therapy with Alison worked for us. It took awhile. There were a few months when nothing seemed to be changing. My wife and I were having the same fights, stuck the same way. I wanted to quit, but my wife insisted and I'm glad she did. Things started to click. The same things Alison had been pointing out to us suddenly made sense at a different level. Maybe we just needed to hear it over and over, or maybe the sessions we were doing got us ready, but suddenly we were able to change. Alison had been assigning us homework, but we rarely did it. When we started doing the homework, our marriage got better faster. But Alison never judged us when we didn't do it. She was always patient. She also saw both sides and helped us look at things instead of blaming one person, as a "dance" we get stuck in.

Reiki Healing
from 8 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth S.
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I've seen Maggie twice now for Reiki and both have been really amazing experiences. I had never experienced Reiki before and wasn't sure what to expect or what it was, really, but Maggie made me feel really comfortable and safe. It was really relaxing but also really intense in a good way - I was surprised by how emotionally powerful the experience was. I can't explain it, but I walked away from both of my appointments feeling like I had just gone to therapy - like, a really good and revelatory session - even though I hadn't said a word, and after both sessions I felt more centered and grounded than I had been in a long time. I don't quite understand what she did, but Maggie is clearly incredibly talented and I will definitely be going back to her!

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.

    Pastor Tony Mazzella LCSW
    from 4 reviews
      LaVerne D.
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      In the middle of my first therapy session with Pastor Tony I knew that I made the right choice. He seemed to understand my struggles completely. In fact, he finished a couple of my sentences. I knew right then and there that besides book knowledge, of which he has plenty, he also has heart knowledge. What I mean is, he counsels from the mind as well as the heart. You won't regret it if you choose him to be your therapist. When I reflect on my mental and emotional growth since I have been having sessions with him it fills me with pride that I have grown so much. The same thing will happen to you. Your days won't be so cloudy anymore. It will take work on his part as well as yours, but Pastor Tony will bring you into the sunshine.

      Wild Heart Psychotherapy
      from 2 reviews
      • 4 years in business
      Jude B.
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      Elyssa is kind, compassionate, and so personable. Therapy w Elyssa is just like talking w a friend-but better!

      Inner Venture
      from 1 review
      • 12 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Thumbtack Customer
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      Husband and I were going through some work related stress coupled with the dynamics of a new insta-family. Lines became blurry, and we became totally fixated on the business, as well as other challenges occurring within the family unit. We knew we had to make some changes and super quick! I let was then that I discovered Amy and several visits later, we were back on track and remembering why we even married in the first place! We simply lost sight of the basics. She doesn't beat around the bush in letting you know! Will help you get the resolve you're searching for by setting you back on your path and merely guiding you along the way. Gave us the tools we needed to be "solid" and as a result, are able to love one another again. We're very grateful for her help, had it not been for her, this review might have had an alternate ending!

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      I am using a combination of talk therapy, yin and restorative yoga poses as well as learning breath work and other healing techniques. I use these techniques to explore causes and release blocked energies as well as talking about the mental mind chatter that is blocking your life energies. I specialize in working with individuals dealing with depression and bipolar disorder, on medication or not. Use your new positive tools to live a happier and calmer life.

      Reclaiming Marriages
      from 1 review
        Maria S.
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        I Wish I Had the Words! In the midst of a major predicament (and for certain in a convulsive state) as my husband announced that was leaving the house I prayed in desperation: I prayed that God sent me the right instrument to help me find the thousands of fragments of a shattered heart. I felt myself in a free fall without end . . . A time when I did not want to raise my head off the pillow - and that I could not see if there would be time when my tears stop flowing. This may seem like an exaggerated representation of emotions for such a minor event – however to give you context the agony of abandonment has a profound impact to me due to matters that this letter will further elaborate. In addition, I had been radically changing my life – inclusive of stepping down from a very successful and demanding professional life to build a family with my husband. After blindly believing promises that "we would be together no matter what", I felt my heart ripped from my chest without compassion or mercy - leaving behind a sorrow and void that could not be comforted - a wound for which there was no balm. I thought that I was losing my sanity. Just then, when the path became very narrow and dark – a web site and an e-mail came across my eyes. May God be praised for that split second (that I will never forget for as long as a live)! I wish I had the words to describe how Fr Charles held my hand from that moment of despair and the subsequent sat backs along the way. With kindness, firmness and keen subject matter expertise and in face of my husband’s refusal to join therapy - he has helped me turn the spot light into my own soul - helping me search and reveal wounds that I had thought long gone. Wounds that I had once run away from - but that were there - pretty much buried alive - stifling even my ability to recognize what it means to be loved by someone. Although making clear that both parties own the responsibility of a broken relationship, Fr Charles has placed me in a path of holiness and wholeness - leveraging a unique combination of technical skills (psychotherapy) tailored for my particular scenario. I stopped focusing on my husband and why he would have broken his promises and with Fr Charles guidance I searched for the areas in which I could grow - and how I had contributed to this tragic experience – from a fairy tale a beautiful love story uniting three continents into a broken home in just 5 years! Two very well educated and professionaly accomplished indivuduals. Everyone around shoked. The curch community, the friends . . . The feeling of being disonored in front of the same community where I had once felt like a princess honored by my beloved husband! Fr Charles held my hand when I felt blindside on the side of a very busy highway. And I began to realize through our interactions the blessedness of brokenness. I began to see an incredible transformation taking place (still a long ways to go) within myself: I felt a sense of worthiness like never before. The need to cleanse my soul from all wounds has intensified and outcomes have been manifesting themselves inside and out. Within three months my house that had been so cluttered with “things” all over (there was not an inch of walls empty) became open as I moved everything around and packed and/or trashed the excess away. Before I didn’t even realize how cluttered the place had been. This physical manifestation had been a reflection of my soul. I began to see the areas with piles of unresolved pains and sorrows (and looking close at them) and then sorting through what I should let go. All of a sudden I felt that I could begin to breathe! Outside and inside! Another major change has been that I no longer feel compelled to eat compulsively when I feel disappointed or hurt and that the sense of fear of the unknown as it comes to my relationship with my husband has been replaced by trust - full trust and confidence that God is in control and that He is working though my brokenness. I began to seek restitution with other relationships (friendships) that somehow got broken along the way - as I really did not know how to deal with hurts other than "shutting down" (all triggered unconsciously). Fr Charles has been helping me uncover these detrimental traits as well as teaching me other coping mechanisms to deal with unforeseeable disappointments. I wish that I could explain the joy that I felt when I realized that I could handle pain and disappointment in different ways. That we are all imperfect and that we must work through these pains with respect and sincerity - because in reality these are actions and reactions based on how our contextual upbringing filters them and how we receive/perceive them. This testimony may sound trivial and somewhat colorful to you, but keep in mind that we all come from different contexts (which makes us unique and increases the complexity of relationships). This contextual framework requires unique expertise in order to appropriately identify and work through us at our own pace to uncover what is triggering undesirable behaviors. In many cases these triggers (illustrated by my example) are seldom and long forgotten by our conscious mind. Yet, they are present and manifest themselves in ways that are hurtful to us and to our relationships (in many domains) especially to our spouses. Fr Charles placed a safety net around me and I begin to experience brokenness fully - instead of "shutting down" and confront why God is allowing this to happen - instead of placing myself in a victimized role. This work has also helped me re-discover my core: faith. A source of strength and gift from my Godparents. This core has kept me sane and resilient in face of great adversity outside of my control as a child and even finding joy in the midst of great tribulations. Leaning on this connection lost in the business of life - I find myself once again submitting myself to God and allowing the Holy Spirit to guide me through Fr Charles. Fr Charles commitment to couples and to successful marriages are unprecedented (check his research and publications). I also understood why the broken promises had such a devastating effect on me: I had placed my husband in a place that belongs to God only. I had made him my “god” – just to discover that he is as weak and imperfect as I am. Perhaps he had done the same towards me. Marriage is a path to holiness. Two imperfect beings walking side by side towards salvation. How much I wish that we had been better prepared with this message imprinted in our hearts before our marriages! How many of us do not really understand the roles of a husband and a wife in marriage as well as the purpose of this challenging and great rewarding path! I cannot change the past but I have full control over the future and how I leaned from what has happened in the past. Is this a painful exercise? Yes, a very painful one as any path of brokenness is. The difference when we have such a rare instrument such as Fr Charles is that we can fully benefit (constructively) through this painful pathway - like a vessel of clay being reshaped into something much more perfect and beautiful after being smashed down. Fr Charles through Gods intervention functions like the potter's hands. And he always checks how fast the wheel should spin - following our own pace. I wish I had the words to express what a blessing I have found in Fr Charles. I wish that I had met him many years ago before I got married. But I also know that everything happens in Gods timing and must trust His wisdom. Fr Charles has continually prayed for my husband and for myself. To know that someone is praying for you brings strength and assurance that helps each difficult day go by with the hope that tomorrow will be a better day. Fr Charles has helped me restore my confidence in Gods wisdom and understand that by working within myself I will be a much better person to His glory. It is easy to say these words but I am walking through this path now. Very, very different story . . . I appreciate Gods provision for me. I wish I had the words to express the joy I feel now to trully accept myself as a godly creation ("God has my picture on His fridge" like Fr Charles said) a friend, a wife and a servant in Gods Kingdom. All I can say is that if something is not right in your path right now - seek help - Godly help. And it is a very rare combination of skill set that Fr Charles brings to par. I pray that you will be as blessed as I have been. I know that I have a very long ways to go in the path of holiness and wholeness - and that this path encompasses spiritual growth and a renewal of mind and emotions - and this is the holistic approach adopted by Fr Charles. May God bless his ministry to individuals and couples. I will wholehearted support Fr Charles mission in any way I can - and I pray that God continue bringing our way instruments with precious gifts such as Fr Charles! If you feel lost, wandering hurt and in despair - I pray that you find the right instrument guided by the Holy Spirit to renew and empower you in a path of holiness and wholeness. I pray that God reveals through these instruments how you should change, grow and develop - casting away those things that stifles your growth – your freedom to realize your true, holistic and balanced potential. I pray for my beloved husband (whom I love and miss dearly) – that God opens up his heart to experience the true peace and joy that can only come from within. I pray for Fr Charles and for his ministry: that it continues growing in number and positive outcomes - and that together we turn around the devastating divorce statistics and strengthen our families and couples considering marriage – the cornerstone of our society. At last, I pray that you place your trust in God - that whatever He allows to happen is for our good and our eternal glory! As you embrace marriage as a path towards sancti


        Our multi-disciplinary practice offers physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic care, and weight loss programs to help you get to your optimum wellness.


        Marriage & Family Therapy of Trumbull (MFT3) is a full-service mental health practice bringing you a diverse, collaborative approach. We have a current and broad range of skills and approaches to life's challenges. We can help. The therapists of MFT3 have worked with every kind of client: children to seniors, individuals to large extended families as well as providing collaborative support in the form of group facilitation. MFT3 offers flexible appointments, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday as well as Saturday appointments. We have reasonable fees, accept some insurances (please call to verify if we accept yours), and can provide reimbursement forms for you to submit to your insurance carriers. At Marriage & Family Therapy of Trumbull, we understand that life can come at you fast - all of a sudden - and that's why we're here to help. Please call us to schedule an appointment or send us e-mail to ask for more information. We look forward to working with you.


        I am a licensed mental health counselor and a certified yoga teacher. I teach yoga as mind and body wellness. My goal is to teach yoga as a tool for stress management.


        Private yoga instruction Oneness Blessing Omega Zenith clearing Past life clearings from your energy field spiritual advisor Sustainable life plan, Permaculture design for your true allignment with nature's intention for your human lifetime.


        I help people achieve ultimate health mentally, spiritually, physically and financially. I wake people up to prayer, meditation and quick bible study. This is followed by an early morning exercise and concluded by a hearty breakfast. This helps my clients to have a healthy, blessed day. I also help my clients get financial success through companies and resources proven to make money. I also do massage therapy.


        JY Spa provides various massages to relax the body and mind, including JY signature, Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, and sports massage. Reflexology treatments are offered to release stress, reduce muscle aches and detox by stimulating organs, body parts and glands through the corresponding pressure points of the feet. A licensed esthetician with 15 years of experience will provide professional facial treatments, including mini anti-stress facial, deep cleansing facial, hydro-lifting treatment, algo mask treatment, organic facial, sea C spa, collagen enhancement, and cleaning back facial. Advanced myoskeletal treatments are also available by a certified myoskeletal therapist. These sessions are specially designed to focus to improve posture and manage acute and chronic pain for the head, neck, shoulder and lower back. Myoskeletal techniques have been proven to be effective against serious disorders such as upper crossed syndrome, lower crossed syndrome, sciatica thoracic outlet syndrome, piriformis syndrome and others.


        I have a vast experience in treating clients with cognitive behavioral therapy. I provide training to professional clinical staff on treatment of PTSD, suicide prevention, and other modalities.

        • 33 years in business

        I provide hypnosis utilizing regression to find the cause of the following: - Anxiety - Fear - Low self-esteem - Lack of confidence - Weight - Smoking - Phobias and much more I also incorporate parts therapy and inner child work to heal past emotional traumas that are holding you back in attaining the life you truly want. These modalities remove the blocks that are preventing you from moving forward. I use emotional freedom technique (EFT) and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). I have offices in Seymour and Woodbury, CT. Please visit my website for office addresses.

        • 4 years in business

        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.


        I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I specialize in working with individuals, couples and families. In addition, I work closely with parents, from birth through college and beyond. My practice also offers groups for parents, women with self-esteem issues, adults with aging parents, etc.


        I am a professional performing musician and composer. I also teach drums, piano and music therapy lessons.


        Therapeutic massage has been used in many cultures around the world throughout the ages to relieve both stress and physical pain. Stress can inspire us to do our best, but when we overload our nervous system for too long, our ability to respond with grace and balance may be compromised. Treating yourself to a massage can be one of the most pleasurable ways to deal with the overload of modern life. “All of our surgery patients are offered the treatment…I call it “service with a smile…and it’s mandatory weekly prescription I give myself” says Mehmet C. OZ, M.D. director of the Cardiovascular Institute a New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia Medical center and a member of the board at LLuminari, a health education company. All sessions begin with a conversation so that you and your therapist can tailor your massage to suit your needs. Rejuvenate with a relaxation session or work on specific areas of your body such as neck and shoulders or low back. Either way you will feel renewed, relaxed and peaceful. Move2wellness is proud to say that all our therapist are licensed and clinically trained.

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        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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