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Be Well Solutions, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Karen M.
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I have had eenergy sessions with Kim. I have never felt so good. Kim is amazing. She has guided me and has helped change my life. Her serenity-genuine caring, warmth and tremendous knowledge is awesome. For a life changing and affirmation experience please see Kim.

Inner Wisdom Healing
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alan B.
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Very insightful and able to connect with your core issues. Would highly recommend for issues that involve family and deep seated emotional trauma from past family conflicts. We worked with a long distance healing modality once a week for about a month to resolve the issues I needed to be address. Profound work!

Candy's Reiki Dance
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Angelina R.
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I had a wonderful time with Candy! She is sweet and informative!

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Darby Martin Counseling is a marriage and family systemic therapy service. Couples, families, and individuals are encouraged to use this service. All family members explore how they feel about struggle, and how they may be contributing to the cause. With Darby's help, clients explore and work to resolve issues such as addiction, anger, anxiety, fear/phobias, communication difficulties, depression, grief, overwhelmed feeling, and spiritual direction. Darby seeks to put clients at ease. "I travel with the client into the 'basement' of their life - where the scary things are, attempting to make sense of their struggle. I want to assist clients to face those daunting issues. A burden shared is a burden lifted." An adjustable fee scale is offered to provide affordable therapy for all, according to their income. There's hope no matter your struggle.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We are a small massage practice that has been in business since 2000. I have studied various modalities and believe in a holistic approach to all health matters.

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I'm providing contracted music therapy services to individuals and organizations to Chambersburg, PA, and the surrounding areas. I'm specializing in adults and children with developmental disabilities, dementia, Alzheimer's and autism. Also, I'm providing music lessons to able-bodied and disabled individuals on acoustic guitar and piano. I do lessons both in my home and at clients'/students' homes. Prices may vary depending on the distance traveled. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

  • 34 years in business
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Over 30 years of diverse & multifaceted professional experience in leadership, counseling, consulting, executive life-coaching, education, communication, focused on personal emancipation rather than performance: free to be enables one to be free to do, rather than the reverse.

About

After a car accident in college I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I suffered with chronic pain for years. Massage therapy became a major component in my rehabilitation. In experiencing such life-altering results, I was inspired to move to Portland Oregon and begin my training in massage therapy. Attending East West College of the Healing Arts, I was trained in both eastern and western modality massage with a focus on crainosacral therapy. After graduation, I studied reflexology with the Oregon School of Massage and Qi gong reflexology, with Supreme Qi Gong Science. In 2013, I moved back to Pennsylvania. To continue to add to my bodywork tool box, I have taken seminars on myofascial release and polarity therapy, and I am also trained in Reiki. I have worked in clinical settings, spas, and wellness centers. With my diverse training, I feel confident that I can help you achieve your wellness goals. After discussing your needs, my mission is to provide pain relief and relaxation in a welcoming, tranquil environment.

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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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