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Galveston Counselors

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LIGHT HEALS
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Danita L.
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My experience with Light Heals has been amazing! Above all my expectations and so worthwhile! Anita is a gifted counselor and in serving her life's purpose, she has facilitated me finding mine! I highly recommend Light Heals!!!

Phillip Jones
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kim R.
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Phillip Jones was our marriage counselor and gave us many tools to have a successful marriage. Some people think they don't need marriage counsel but it is probably one of the best ways to prepare for a successful marriage.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Merceda P.
Verified review

I was very reluctant to meet with a counselor, because I felt it wouldn't help me in a my marital situation. Saudia changed my feelings immediately, she helped me sort through a lot of my emotions and feelings regarding my situation, and was able to redirect my outlook on a few things. I'm very pleased with her knowledge, professionalism, and ability to make me challenge my way of thinking, which rarely happens. I've scheduled reoccurring future sessions with her, and look forward to having a better piece of mind after all is said and done.

Psychic Intuitive Counselor
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Ben F.
    Verified review

    A is Definitely a great love specialist she has assisted me with many relationships over the past two years and finally directed me to the right one. Thank you.

    Rev. David Fleming
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Linda S.
    Verified review

    The ceremony was perfect! Rev. David Fleming spoke clearly and loudly so everyone could hear. Best of all he did the ceremony three way I asked we had contacted each other got everything cleat on hour the ceremony was going to go and three ceremony was perfect!!! 😃 Thank You Rev David Fleming!

    • 14 years in business
    Deborah G.
    Verified review

    Dr. Bates kindness and compassion paired with her vast knowledge is exceptional and what everyone hopes for in a counselor.

    DEANNA G.
    Verified review

    Dr. Cornett provided a non judgemental, supportive, and encouraging atmosphere in our sessions. Her patience and listening skills were instrumental in allowing me to deal with the issues at hand . I recommend connecting with her if you are looking for a knowledgeable, supportive counselor who creates an environment where being authentic is not only acceptable but also important.

    About

    I am a pastor who will counsel and perform wedding ceremonies. I will also perform relationship counseling.

    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    Connecting people with their personal greatness is my specialty. I have 16 years of experience identifying people's strengths and areas for transformation. I am a master at creating realistic goals and supporting people on their journey toward the amazing life they choose to have. Together, we celebrate each success as you see yourself becoming the person you've always imagined yourself to be! Call me for a free consultation and let's get started! Erin

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    I come from a person-centered, strengths-based approach, utilizing cognitive-behavioral methodology and framework. The counseling relationship comes first and foremost, so clients often remark how easy it is to discuss their lives in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

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    I offer counseling services to adolescent girls and women in Houston using an eclectic, integrative approach built on the foundation of Christian principles.

    About

    I am a minister and provide music counseling and quartet group availability. I or my group come out to sing, teach or officiate weddings.

    • 13 years in business
    About

    I can almost always help parents and educators who are having difficulty with a child's, teen's or young adult's behavior or performance in a major life area. I care deeply about the families I work with as this is not just a "job" for me, this is a calling. I enjoy a challenge, so don't be afraid to bring me the "tough" cases, and I am gratified by seeing the parents, educators and children/teens/young adults/students succeed and grow closer.

    • 11 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    I offer relationship counseling for couples. Stop fighting and start loving! Are you looking for relationship counseling in Houston? Have you ever thought that "men are stupid" or "women are crazy"? Are you frustrated and about to pull your hair out because of the bickering and arguing? Are you sad and lonely because you don't have the intimate connection and partnership you really crave for? I'd like to help you create a fun, loving and truly fulfilling relationship. Call for a free consultation.

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    I am a licensed minister who will officiate your wedding, provide premarital and post-marital counseling as well as make your special day memorable.

    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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