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  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Monica V.
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This is my first experience with counseling and it was a great one! I felt very comfortable and at easy with my counselor.

Shauna Bryan, MSW
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Larry R.
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Shauna is literally a breathe of fresh air for those seeking change; she’s not some stuffy academician, but rather a trusted coach and motivational speaker helping you reach your goals. Her sincerity is obvious, her enthusiasm is contagious, her experience is impressive and her subject knowledge is deep. Over and over, she has made positive, life-altering impacts on the people who engage her and follow her guidance. If your group or organization needs motivation for a tangible improvement in their mental and physical well-being, Shauna is definitely the person to get the job done.

  • 21 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Pam R.
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I started working with Chris as someone to talk with about things that I didn't think I could talk with my friends and family. Chris was helpful and challenging during this time. I wanted him to give me the answers but he encouraged me to work through my concerns and come up with a solution or strategy on my own. After many months of talking with Chris, I moved away from Nashville. My life took a major turn for the worse while I was away. Even though I had a new counselor, Chris was willing to talk with me over the phone a number of times. If I came back through Nashville, I often would set up an appointment to talk with him. After having worked through things with him while in Nashville, I needed the continuity of being able to talk things over with him without starting all over. I have moved again since I left Nashville in 2013. Chris was able to refer me to a counselor in my new city. There are still times that I email Chris with problems I am having and he has always been available to answer me back. I have continued to set up appointments with him whenever I am back in Nashville. He has never tried to take the place of my new counselor and has even at times told me I needed to talk more with my counselor about what is going on in my life. I continue to keep in touch with Chris because he has and continues to be a person who truly cares about me and what is going to happen in my life. I miss seeing him and hearing how he responds to my thoughts on issues. I would recommend Chris as a therapist to anyone who is looking for a friend who cares for you, no matter what has happened or is happening in your life. I'll be back to see Chris as I pass through Nashville.

Golden Dolphin Healing
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachel H.
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I started seeing Amanda at a dark time in my life. I had no idea what I needed from a counselor- I just knew I needed help. She knew exactly how to help me through my problems and helped me see the light and joy inside myself. I now consider her to be so much more than a counselor, but also a friend I can go to whenever I need emotional/spiritual support and guidance. Can't recommend her enough!

Pastor Chad Randall
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Aaron C.
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Chad is a great pastor and counselor. He has been both to me at different times and I feel he is a good listener, gives sound Godly advice and it comes from a very healthy emotional source.

Mike Perham Consulting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Karen G.
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Counseling, personal growth, leadership! He is an excellent counselor, after only being married a little over a year, we found ourselves in a changing environment that turned our lives and my Mothers life upside down. My Father passed away suddenly, I had promised that I would take care of my Mom if he should pass away first. This meant career changes, church changes, changes in income, adding a new relationship into a home that was just beginning. Because of Mike's counsel we were able to save our marriage, strengthen our relationship, we grew because of his counsel and encouragement. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is seeking restoration in their relationships, personal growth, grief counseling, wanting to advance their leadership skills. We have witnessed the changes he has influenced in others lives from parenting to working with the elderly. If you want to gain leadership skills or need a life coach he is outstanding. He is a builder of relationships, great listener, wonderful counselor.

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brian S.
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Jeff is a caring person who shares his personal experience, and the power of the Word of God

Dennis Ziegelmann

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    About

    I am a Pastor of a small Baptist church and would be interested in performing wedding ceremonies, but would also be interested in doing wedding counseling.

    Maggie Hope, LPC, MHSP

    New To Thumbtack

    • 8 years in business
    About

    I consider therapy as a collaborative process in which we focus on your unique goals, values, and needs. I believe that authentic and mutual connection in relationships is necessary for growth and change. I attempt to provide a challenging and nurturing space in which change, healing, and growth can occur. And above all, I welcome people from all backgrounds.

    About

    I am an associate minister at my church. I also a certified domestic violence counselor and rape advocate. I volunteer and set up support groups.

    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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