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  • 18 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda S.
Verified review

Only had one session. I've seen many different kind therapist or counselors and I get a nice fun honest caring and learning vibe from Angelia. Very opened in telling herself about her and letting each of us share about ourselfs. I'm looking forward to many more sessions to resolve our relationship as well moving forward for a much more knowledge in communication in my relationship

Relational Therapy
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Juleah Z.
Verified review

Scott is a wonderful, caring individual that is an exceptional therapist. He's extremely comfortable to talk to about personal trama experiences. I would recommend Scott to any age group. I myself am in my early 30s and he's been extremely help with my current life transitionings, especially with relationship building and personal growth goals.

  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Diane J.
Verified review

I came to Cheryl for child abandonment and other issues relating to my early childhood. I have never had any type of therapy before, and with Cheryl’s calm presence, I immediately felt very comfortable. She carefully listened to what I was experiencing, and soon recommended a course of treatment which included visualizations and regression therapy. Cheryl helped me immensely with all my childhood issues I am now the happiest I have ever been. She is highly trained and very knowledgeable in her field, and I highly recommend her!

Lightworks Therapy
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
Verified review

My experience with Terry Daggett was one of the best of my life. We really clicked as a therapist/patient couple. It's possible if I wouldn't have met Terry, I wouldn't have any kind of relationship with my mother... but today she is my best friend. I never thought that to be possible. Terry helped me look inside myself and at relationships to help make them better. Amazing work. Wish I was still near her to see her today.

Katherine Chiba, LCSW
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Robert J.
Verified review

Katherine is a superb therapist. She has helped my wife and I immensely with her patience and calmness and knowledge. Highly recommended if you want so save your relationship.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel U.
Verified review

Dana is a blessing in my life. I have searched for her for a long time. I have tried many different therapists and never felt that they could quite grasp me or keep up with my ever changing thoughts, it is not easy but Dana does it with ease. Every time I finish a session I feel lighter, energized and clear. It is hard to put into words how grateful I am for her support. She is extremely good at what she does and truly cares. She has helped me tremendously.

Massage
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly W.
Verified review

After many years of being treated by dozens of Massage Therapists, Ilona is certainly one of the very best. She is intuitive and as an experienced athlete herself, she knows the mechanics of the human body. I highly recommend her because she facilitates healing and relaxation to the extreme.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
David S.
Verified review

Marissa is a great therapist. She is able to get to the challenge at hand and address it in a thoughtful compassionate way. I would recommend her services to anyone.

Soma & Psyche
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Avi K.
Verified review

Shantika is a skilled professional and a compassionate healer. I have found her emphasis on addressing feelings through the body is an excellent adjunct to traditional talk therapy in my own personal growth work. She uses a range of modalities that are very effective, but not as well know in the US - Family Constellation and Rosen, in particular. She is also an excellent massage therapist if the issue is simply sore or tight muscles.

Be Kind Counseling, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Shelby W.
    Verified review

    I have always been a hopeful person, but a little over a year ago I wasn't certain that I would be able to rise above what felt like this unsurmountable pit of post traumatic hell. I felt that I would be swallowed alive and was slowly being absorbed by it. The pain of my past was chasing me into a corner everyday and even though I was now surrounded by those who deeply love and care about me, I felt alone by my experiences, and stark differences in my day to day survival. I knew I needed help, and I knew that even though I was terrified I couldn't do it alone. After scheduling, and rescheduling out of fear, I finally made it to Krystal's office. I didn't know what to expect, but I felt like i was on the verge of breaking and with tears in my eyes I shared why I was there. I never could have anticipated a warmer reception than the welcome I received from Krystal that day, and each day there after. The routine I would come to know and cherish with the work that I would do in and out of our sessions was subtle, and I remember feeling a little better, and a little more at peace in my heart after each time shared. The immense shift and turn around has been an amazing blessing to my life, and I know that I would not have been able to do it with out Krystal. Her authentic and natural ability to create a sacred space for healing to evolve in, is genuine in every sense of the word. And unlike many other Therapists I'd seen in the past, I know with out a shadow of a doubt that this, is Krystal's calling. I enjoy Be Kind Counseling because with out it I would never have come to deeply understand that I really am the author of my life, and that I have the ability to write and rewrite my story as beautifully and as safely as I see suitable. Krystal's therapy have allowed me to delve into all areas I am passionate about with confidence, and my sessions have given me the focus to work towards my goals. I have re found my voice, and am using it. And to me that is priceless. As my healing journey continues with Krystal and through the help of her sessions; I am grateful to look back and see such significant growth within myself. I look forward to that which I know is lighting the path ahead of me guiding me deeper into my strengths. A kindness I now recognize as necessary to not only allocate towards every one around me ( that I had a pretty great handle on), but kindness that I can allocate towards myself. To sum up my experience. always supportive, always compassionate, always kind That is, Be Kind Counseling

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    David S.
    Verified review

    Erica is a great therapist. She is concerned about her clients, listens well and provides great feedback. I heartily recommend her.

    Sarah Ellenwood Counseling
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jamie H.
    Verified review

    I have spoken with a number of different counselors and therapists over the years and have struggled to find someone I connect with. From the very beginning, Sarah helped me outline my mental health goals so that we were working toward the same thing. She even took the time to research the semi-obscure religion in which I was raised so she could understand my upbringing and give me advice based on my values and not hers. She made custom meditation recordings and breathing exercises for me. She worked with me on payment options. When I moved away she accomodated me with phone sessions which are just as good if not better because I can say things which I would be embarrased to in person. She has had a profound impact on my life and holds a special place in my heart. I would, and do, highly recommend her to my friends.

    Krista Arias
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    Josie F.
    Verified review

    There are so many counselors, healers, therapists, lifestyle gurus and professional advice-givers out there that it's easy to feel overwhelmed by all the choices. As a mother of three, I've spent who knows how much time and money looking for effective support for my family's health, only to find superficial, time consuming programs that may produce short-lived results (that require constant re-upping to maintain any effectiveness), but never really get to the heart of what we need. Nothing I've tried has come close to the kind of immediate, deep affect that working with Krista has provided. Her methods are so gentle and intuitive that it's hard to believe the powerful results. Within a week of our first hour-long session, my energy and sense of well-being were raised dramatically. I felt clearer and more confident in my body's ability to heal and was amazed when the results started reaching beyond the original issue for which I had sought her out. Five years later, I don't hesitate to turn to Krista first for all of my and my family's health questions, from nutrition to mental/emotional and relationship dilemmas. Her compassionate manner and truly holistic approach have given me the support I've needed to overcome blocks and reach my goals, without the confusing and often guilt-inducing yo-yo effect I've experienced with other practitioners. She understands that our lives aren't cookie-cutter and our issues aren't compartmentalized, and so is able to invest in the whole client and get to the actual root of a problem, instead of just temporarily easing the symptoms. If you've tried all the healthy living fads, diet programs, all the different therapies, alternative and conventional, and are still feeling stuck, please set up an appointment with Krista, and get ready for a breakthrough!

    Anne Rochon, LPC
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
      Alan B.
      Verified review

      Anne has a gift for helping me see the best in myself and in my life. She is a caring and attentive therapist. I highly recommend her

      Lloyd S.
      Verified review

      Robert Springer is a very thoughtful and understanding person to talk to and whom I can always count on for honest sound advice. He is able to listen and see things from a different perspective than my own and is able to show me different ways of seeing, and handling life's events in a more positive and effective way. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a clinical therapist :-)

      • 4 years in business
      Nici S.
      Verified review

      Working with my counselor Jeannie has helped me with the challenging situations in my life regarding relationships and specific guidance that I truly needed. She is a true professional. The advice and processes rendered have been outstanding and validating, and I would recommend her services to everyone who needs sound professional effective relationship, family, child, and adolescent counseling and guidance. I was so impressed with her courtesy, thoughtfulness, understanding, and useful ideas and methods. She goes above and beyond. I continue use her services. She is definitely the best counseling I have ever had.

      About

      I provide services for teens, adults and couples, and I work a lot with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, relationship issues, and life adjustment issues (divorce, loss of job, death of a loved one, etc.). My approach is tailored to each client, and I try to give the support necessary to address your problem and get you back to dealing with life again as quickly as possible. If you are interested, you can find more information about me at my website. I look forward to hearing from you.

      About

      Becoming a parent completely changes your life, and that transition can be overwhelming. I focus on, and very much enjoy, working with new dads and new parents to become the parents they want to be. I help dads who are struggling with parenthood and the stresses it brings, including how it affects their relationship with their child, partner, self-identity, and work.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      I have lived and worked in the Portland Metro area since 1995 after spending my childhood and undergraduate years on the East Coast. During this time, I have worked in both the private and public sectors, with children, adults and families. I work with clients and families with struggles including; relational difficulties, family conflicts, mood disorders, self-esteem, anxiety and the effects of trauma. I also work often with those who are seeking overall peace, mastery and true meaning in their life. I assist clients with building hope and learning safe ways to cope and function so they can find their own success and truth as individuals, partners and/or family systems. My passion is to help clients feeling stuck to explore and create new solutions when others have not worked. I have worked for many years with children, adults and families who have struggled with complex and long term mental health needs often combined with substance use and abuse and or/trauma. I have long term experience working with families who have come together through foster care or adoption. I also enjoy supporting adolescents/young adults with developing and practicing successful transitions to adulthood and independence. My overall therapeutic approach is based in mindfulness and awareness building techniques. I also integrate a wide variety of other approaches depending on the individual needs of each client. These approaches include; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy techniques, Family Systems Theory, CBT, Attachment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving emotionally-focused techniques and trauma-based approaches. In my role, I support clients with identifying the source of struggles, and learning effective ways to manage symptoms and develop their own meaning of success. I support clients in defining and honoring their individual needs, beliefs, values and goals. I aim to provide a space for them to explore what is and is not working and to develop tools that assist them in moving toward a better overall quality of life. I work with clients to provide them a safe space to check in, explore and process life's struggles. Over the years, I have been able to build strong relationships with community mental health providers, state agencies, educational and court systems in Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas Counties. I have worked directly with providers at many levels of care including day treatment, psychiatric residential, and state hospital. My years of experience include working with clients from a wide array of backgrounds including; cultural and sexual minority groups, clients from a variety of religious and economic backgrounds, and clients who have experienced significant trauma.

      About

      Wilsonville, Canby and Woodburn areas. I am offering counseling for depression, grief or loss, couples, marital, infidelity, and for work-life balance in Wilsonville. I also provide counseling in Spanish. Hablo Espanol

      About

      As a licensed professional counselor, I work with growing people of all ages! My special area of interest is in working with children, teens and their families to strengthen their relationships, create positive change and promote personal growth. My work is collaborative, respectful and creative. You may be considering counseling for yourself or a family member for a number of reasons which include the following: * anxiety * depression * learning issues * behavior concerns * parenting support * trauma and PTSD * life transitions * relationship support I offer a range of services including individual therapy, family and couples' therapy and group therapy. I see clients and their families in two convenient locations. I work with insurance and will gladly bill out of network for those whose panels I am not on.

      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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