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Victorious Living System
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Candace W.
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I knew I had come to a crossroads in my personal and professional life. I desperately needed counseling to take me to the next level! It was important for me to find a counselor that would not just listen and regurgitate my thoughts. What I found in Charles Eduardos' sessions were challenging, rewarding, learning experiences. His sessions were amazing and far exceeded my expectations. He listened and provided me useful, honest feedback that was relative to my personal and professional life. The resources and tools he provided me with helped move me to the next level I had been desperately trying to reach for several years. The Victorious Living System has given me the victorious life I have always known I could live. The power of the system has changed my life!! Do not wait another minute to have the life you deserve. Contact Charles Eduardos today!

Agape' Life Enhancement
4.4
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia S.
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Miss Kelly is awesome she helped my daughter so much over the school year and summer with her reading and she also helped our whole family with our lives she is just an amazing person and I recommend her to everyone.

  • 27 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am a people person and connect well with others. I am a good listener and fit in well with all types of people.

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I provide premarital counseling. I officiate wedding ceremonies. I also do marital counseling (heterosexual couples only).

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I'm a pastor willing to do weddings, counseling and funerals! I am very experience, and I will do whatever you request me to do. I am very affordable. I take donations. I am certified by the State of Ohio!

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Tina has been a practicing counselor for the past 20 years. She has worked to support people in finding their truth and living with intention from their deepest selves. Tina holds a master's degree in counseling and has been certified in Gestalt and expressive studies since 1996 through the Southwest Association for Gestalt and Expressive Studies: SAGES. She is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor. She is skilled in making the therapeutic experience come alive with techniques that aim toward bringing everyone more fully into the present, where the healing and growing process happens. For Tina, breath, movement, and mindfulness in a yoga practice has been an invaluable means of connecting with her inner self, thereby helping her be present and connected with others in the world. By fusing the yoga experience with the therapeutic process, Tina creates an opportunity to elevate consciousness, tap into your inner wisdom and vitality, and make choices and take actions that are congruent with your deepest truth.

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I am an award winning psychotherapist. I helped create agencies that have been in existence for over thirty years. I follow a theoretical orientation no commonly used in the United States, but one that has allowed me to help individuals make drastic life changes for the better.

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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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