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Peaceable Solutions, LLC
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Reshieka B.
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Peaceable Solutions provided outstanding pre-marital counseling for my fiancé and I. Very professional, knowledgeable and caring man. His non-judgmental approach allows for such a comfortable atmosphere. I almost gave up in my relationship. Being stuck with uncertainty. Thoughts of calling my wedding was his counseling and coaching that helped us through. He truly wants to see relationships thrive and will do what it takes to reach the core of YOU. It was Mr. McClerklin's peaceable solutions that allowed me to discover what had diminished in the relationship and what was overpowering the relationship. Relationships are hard, but he goes harder to provide peaceable solutions into your relationship, marriage or situationship (ok I made that up). His methods work only if YOU want your relationship to work. I DID. He helped me realize the importance of our relationship and who is CORE of our relationship. Needless to say, I will be marrying my soulmate in 48 days! He is marrying us, by the way! It was bittersweet at our last session; we enjoyed our sessions so we hired him for semi-annual visits :-) I would recommend his services to anyone! He is amazing!

Pastoral Counseling
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Marianne L.
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I've had several counselors/therapists over the years, but none so skilled as Ted Elsenheimer. Ted is compassionate and caring and helped me come out if myself and heal. My life is awesome today and I know that it has been in part, because Ted has guided and inspired my recovery.

  • 35 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy B.
Verified review

I have never been to counseling before, but found myself in a situation that I could not handle on my own. My husband had an affair, and though we decided to try to work it out, we had difficulty addressing the issues involved. I was extremely nervous about trusting a third party with our marriage, but Dr. Natale was professional and caring and I found him to be an expert in the area of couples counseling. He brought problems to the surface and assisted me in dealing with them so they could be handled and not buried. He gave us tools to use further in our journey, and most of all he helped me realize that we could make it. I am very thankful that I decided to contact Dr. Natale.

from 2 reviews
    Alex B.
    Verified review

    We had a Marriage Ceremony and Reception on the date of July 20th, 2018; Which was officiated by Pastor Andrew McIntyre. My Wife and I had a counseling session with him a couple months prior which was very therapeutic and very instrumental in a successful event on the 20th. Minister McIntyre is very compassionate; selfless;humble;and yet fierce both in and on his mission to represent the Kingdom of God and see lives thrive. We are very pleased know both Pastor Andy and his wife Tiffany; in addition, very please with the services rendered on July 20th as we celebrated our union.

    Pam Litchford Counseling
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Sarah B.
    Verified review

    I can't say enough about how wonderful Pam was to work with. She is thoughtful, compassionate and genuinely kind. The tools that she taught my husband and me have helped us communicate so much better. With Pam's help we have been able to truly see and hear each other and our marriage is so much happier!

    Wedding Services
    from 2 reviews
      Jacob G.
      Verified review

      Awesome experience with Todd! Phenomenal message that was shared to everyone. Offered 3 premarital counseling sessions that will be very beneficial to our marriage. I would recommend Todd's services to anyone that is looking to get married!

      • 8 years in business
      Cora M.
      Verified review

      Transitioning from the West Coast to South Carolina was challenging. My husband had a high profile job and I was concerned about confidentiality. My husband had open heart surgery soon after we moved here. I was feeling overwhelmed and was looking for some help coping. After my session I had a new prospective. I highly recommend Wise Counsel Theraputic Services.

      • 24 years in business
      Dola R.
      Verified review

      Very intuitive, always gives me sound advice

      • 8 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Jean O.
      Verified review

      I want to say that the entire experience during pre-marriage counsel with my now loving and amazing wife was exceptional. We were challenged to think about things and create plans that we never thought of that were vital to have and maintain a successful and strong marriage. I would advise everyone who is about to start his new chapter in their lives to complete this program before they get married. They will not regret it. Certainly, my wife and I did not.

      • 20 years in business

      I have been counseling others for over 30 years. I have an associate's degree, as well as a bachelor's degree. I am now working on my master's degree. All my majors are psychology.

      • 4 years in business

      My work stands out because I use cardio combined with weighs to help tone and shed pounds at the same time. Every session is unique and has been test and proving that it provides optimal weight loss. With my sessions even the heaviest client is GUARANTEE to help optimal results without coming to a standstill. Most of all I go through every session and is test on every aspect of each exercise to assure my knowledge before training a client.


      We are spiritual and holistic health practitioner. We provide spiritual growth and counseling services, premarital counseling, spiritual life coaching, relationship counseling, spiritual healing meditation, and marriage officiating and consulting services.


      My ministry helps with spiritual guidance to better understand things that are hard to figure out about life, etc. We provide one-on-one counseling, laying of hands, prayer, guidance, etc.

      • 9 years in business

      I bring both my personal and professional perspectives into any session. I have studied the theories of the greats, however my cultural background and experiences do not always fit the paradigms of the greats. I have an understanding of cultural economic traditions that differ from the greats.

      • 1 year in business

      Is your marriage broken from anger, an affair, or an addiction? Are you feeling alone, unloved, and unvalued? Step out of the darkness and into the light. I provide help to couples to reconnect as soul mates. I offer flexible appointments and a guarantee that if you haven’t found a renewed hope in your marriage after the first session it is free! Book an appointment now.


      Counseling Consultants was formed to provide quality social services to the community with excellence and affordability. Our clinicians have no less than 10 years of experience in all facets of social work/mental health counseling and strive for excellence on the behalf of our clients. We are licensed by the South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners for Independent Practice and by the South Carolina Board of Psychology. At Counseling Consultants, the professional staff represents a diverse set of backgrounds and experience to assist you in every way possible. They include a psychologists and clinical social workers. Each brings with them a special set of skills, but not less than 10+ years of experience per clinician. Counseling Consultants only employs the most skilled and licensed professional counselors. Our counselors assist you in problem solving, dealing with marital status (single, married, divorced, partnered), personal growth, grief and loss, and stepfamily living. Our goal is to assist you in discovering your ability to develop more satisfying relationships.


      I am a church pastor and an ordained elder member of International Chaplains Association. Premarriage counseling is also offered.


      Our business description is about counseling our clients on a professional basis based on individual experiences to meet them wherever they are in life.

      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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