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Wilkes Barre Counseling Services

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  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia J.
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Stefanie Smith got in touch with me right away and it was easy to set up an appointment with her.

Weaversville Counseling
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  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack

Weaversville Counseling is a small, private practice located just outside of Northampton. My goal is to support my clients in identifying unhealthy patterns that are causing distress and finding ways to break those patterns. I have flexible scheduling and can accommodate your scheduling needs, including days, evenings, and weekends. I look forward to meeting you! Call or email when you're ready to schedule. You can also check us out at Facebook.com/WeaversvilleCounseling and WeaversvilleCounseling.com Weaversville Counseling does not participate with any insurance companies.

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Patrick N.
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I've been a patient of Steven's for 9 months now. I was desperate to change my life. Steven helped me achieve just that. He taught me how to look at life differently and how to truly be mindful. He's taught me how to calm my anxieties through the use of meditation. With Stevens help I have become the man my family deserves. I've found happiness in life once again and for that I am forever thankful to Steven.

Dana P.
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Quality treatment; atmosphere and environment is very peaceful and calming. I have recommended this therapist to several other professionals


Work to help married couple get to know each other better. Counseling and financial management. We also provide weddings after preparing for the Holy Sacrament at our churches through out Pennsylvania.


I have a varied experience in life and provide in-site and listening. I help to motivate and give direction during challenging times. I have a background in psychology and want to help others succeed.


I am a registered dietitian, certified personal trainer and certified fitness instructor. I offer nutrition counseling services to members and nonmembers.

  • 32 years in business

Receive help with life issues from a retired Nurse Practitioner, specializing in Adult Mental Health & Psychiatry. I have 20 plus years experience in Psychiatric Nursing and Addictions. Aside from private practice, I've worked in in-patient settings, including: drug and alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation, general psychiatry, and A.I.D.S. research. I have worked with veterans for 3 years at the Coatesville V.A.M.C. I work with families with an alcoholic or drug-addicted member, because having the family involved is vital to the success of the individual's treatment. Family members of the addicted individual also need support for themselves, for various reasons. Therapy can be augmented with music and art therapy, if needed. I teach relaxation techniques, and can conduct relaxation sessions for individuals, groups, and families.


I believe that it is important to look at an individual as a whole, that is, to address the person Wholistically. Therefore, I work on issues of the Mind, Body, and Spirit. When an individual is able to bring all parts of self into balance, healing and recovery begins to take place.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack

I have a way with couples tohelp learn listening skills and reflective listening skills which is a way to proceed quickly to success.


We make obtaining health & wellness easier by offering wellness services in one convenient location. No more searching for a provider you trust or trying to figure out how to feel better on your own. We're here to support and guide you on your journey to becoming your best self. With our online booking features, you can view service descriptions, learn about our providers, book classes and appointments, and shop in our online store 24/7 from the comfort of your home. You can even check-in for your appointment on any mobile device. We also offer evening and weekend appointments to accomodate those with hectic schedules. The rewards are endless! Not only will you feel great while working with us, you will also earn rewards points for every dollar you spend. Points can be cashed in for services or products.


I truly care about the people that I work with and the therapy that I provide. I have a passion for what I do and that is often a hard thing to find.


We believe in having the whole person treated. A human being has three parts; spirit, soul, and body and you must address all three for true change to take effect. We believe in taking a professional but non clinical approach to everything we work with here at Alpha & Omega. Each wedding, each person, and each situation is treated with dignity, honor, respect, and integrity no matter what.


I am an alternative healing counselor and ordained minister, specializing in spiritual counseling usui reiki,kundalini reiki ,marriage couseling ,substance abuse counseling, and striving for phd in developmental counseling (children's counseling)

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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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