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Valley Stream Counseling Services

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Joan Warren Therapy
4.8
from 93 reviews
  • 361 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia P.
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My husband and I started marriage counseling and are making progress in a very short amount of time. She is very good.

Let's Get Married
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs. .
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He provided marriage counseling to us before our wedding 4.10.15. He was very kind to us and wasn't judgmental. He is a man of God and he sowed greatly into our lives. If you need someone reliable he's your guy. He is highly recommended by me.

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  • 17 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
Emily G.
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Vlada put together a wonderful personalised service...had great communication with us and was and absolute pleasure to meet and be married by! Thanks so much you fabulous woman :)

Lorraine Lein LCSW, CP
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Julia M.
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I've had the privilege of working with Lorraine for over 6 years now, first in couples counseling sessions and subsequently in solo therapeutic sessions. I've found the work we've done in her office to be transformational both to my relationship and engagement in the rest of my life. Whether we're untangling historic patterns, or giving voice to my current fears and troubles, her questions and thoughts are incisive and cut to the heart of the issue. In addition to remarkable intelligence, Lorraine brings to bear a vast well of empathy that has allowed me to come as I am, however I am, whenever I need to and always expect to be greeted with the same openness; the same safe space. She is clear and thoughtful and her words have helped guide me to some of the most profound revelations of my adult life. Time spent in session with her is never time wasted. In addition, I have done two past life regressions with Lorraine and they have been truly fascinating; guiding me to places within myself that reveal the underlying histories behind what had always seemed to be irrational fears or concerns. In knowing those histories, the regressions have given me yet another tool to help me navigate my path in life. I'm so grateful to have found her. Julia M

Tina Kahn
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 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 9 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!

Servant-Leader Ministries
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Regina R.
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Bishop Parrott has been a blessing from the day I met him. I lost a loved one and he gave spiritual and grief counsel. Every session that I attended was phenomenal! I would recommend Bishop Parrott as a spiritual counselor as well as a leader to those which are lost...

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 2 reviews
    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.

    • 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
    About

    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.

    Advanced Hypnotherapy
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Laura C.
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      I sought treatment a few years ago because I am diabetic. Yet, even though I knew I was hurting myself by eating candy, I still did nearly everyday. After just 2 sessions I could walk by the vending machine at work and not care about those chocolate bars that used to call my name. Some weight has come off and I'm still eating in a way that is healthy for me and keeps my blood sugar in a good range. I would highly recommend this practice!

      • 2 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Roberta Y.
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      Where do I begin... I'm anal about punctuality, and Kelsey arrived on time. She was very respectful of my space. I've never had a reading done before and Kelsey made me feel so at ease. Kelsey was informative, warm, and kind. I perceived Kelsey as genuine and responsive. The reading was divided into 4 phases and she walked me through all the phases as they occurred. Overall the interaction was organic and fulfilling, Kelsey was professional and welcoming. I would absolutely recommend her services.

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      I believe it's the Nonviolent Communication approach that sets me apart. Using this approach I am able to focus on what is the heart of what people are wanting to work on and I am able to give them tools to do this more effectively with themselves and others.

      • 48 years in business
      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      We help people overcome emotional difficulties, family crises, and relationship conflicts through counseling and psychotherapy, which address both the emotional and spiritual dimensions of a person’s well-being. We are committed to: * reaching out to people of all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds * maintaining the highest standards of clinical competence and ethical conduct * respecting the values and spiritual practices of our clients We have over a four-decade history of serving the community since 1970. We have an approach to counseling and therapy that is open and affirming, a broad range of services including family and divorce mediation, EMDR, hypnotherapy, and educational services. In addition to psychotherapy, a high-quality service that is affordable to all, and a diverse staff representing different cultures, clinical backgrounds, and treatment models, all operating under a common, shared vision.

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      We provide therapy in New York for the 21st century. We provide the following therapies: * psychotherapy * couples therapy * sex therapy * group counseling * family therapy

      About

      My name is Jessie, and I'm one of the leading trainers in the New York tristate area. I specialize in total body transformation, which involves manipulating the body's composition into the most desirable shape. My services include nutritional counseling, weight loss, body toning, strength building, muscle gain, and professional fitness assessments, which will be conducted every month to monitor your progress. If you're searching for a clear direction and motivation to fuel your ambition, then you've come to the right place. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

      • 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).

      About

      The Psychotherapy and Counseling Center offers psychotherapy for families, couples and individuals. Zoia Sizgoric, LCSW, our director, has more than 20 years' experience in helping others just like you attain their goals. We at The Psychotherapy and Counseling Center focus on your strengths and offer guidance and support to help you overcome challenging times in your life. We provide treatment for the following: * ADHD * anger management * anxiety/phobias * behavioral problems * depression * difficulties at work * domestic violence * eating disorders * marital or family problems * trauma In addition, we make referrals to community psychiatrists when needed. We at The Psychotherapy and Counseling Center are a collection of bilingual New York State-licensed mental health counselors and clinical social workers who are warm, professional and empathic. We acknowledge the significance of culture in life expectations and decision making. We also work closely with community schools, doctors, neurologists, and psychiatrists. We are conveniently located near public transportation. We accept most insurances. Hablamos Español.

      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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