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Houston Counseling Services

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MPS
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Austin H.
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Was just an all around great experience. Cared about us and what we thought and helped us through a very hard point in our relationship.

Archway Counseling Services
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Ch G.
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We were utilizing Jesse and his expertise for marriage counseling and improving our communication. He provided a safe and comfortable atmosphere for us to openly and honestly discuss our feelings, which lead to healing, improved communication, and growth over time. Jesse provided us with tools to practice and use in our day to day lives outside of the therapeutic setting. We appreciated him pushing us to explore our emotions and feelings in ways that were new to both of us. We would recommend Jesse to any couple needing some extra help.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I have only had an initial phone interview, but I am confident that Crystal can help me with me counseling needs. I am greatly looking forward to working with her. I also greatly appreciate your service for putting us in touch. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Travis J.
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Good Christian based counseling with solid advice that provides practical tools for working through issues.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Adrian G.
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Highly recommended.

Autumn Counseling
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
A. R.
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I have known and worked closely with Brittany for almost 8 years. Brittany is skilled at helping individuals and couples overcome the emotional roadblocks getting in their way. She brings creativity, compassion and expertise to her work and has a knack for offering unique perspective and insight to her clients.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sean H.
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Kim was great and she really helped me to want to GROW more in my life and I really enjoyed my class and session with her!!!!

Therapeutic Alliance, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny W.
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absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! hes been helping me move forward with my life!! cant wait til we moved to next stage and help me quit the ciggys :D thats our future upcoming session

HK Counseling Services
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Jaslyn O.
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Preeti is an incredibly intelligent, genuine, and caring person. She truly takes the time to get to know you and listens to what you have to say. Her experience shows through the time you spend with her and you easily become aware that you are in great hands. I can confidently recommend her to anyone and am grateful for the time she spent with me.

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I provide premarital counseling, relationship therapy and officiating wedding ceremonies to all demographic of people and backgrounds.

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We have life coaching and counseling center, putting God as the source of strength in coping with life stressors and bringing one to wholeness.

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Crown Counseling Services provides you with your life guidance needs. We provide you with confidence in your decisions.My price is fair. I can work with you on a sliding scale to meet your budget needs.My clients includes adults, men, and women and adolescence. If you need counseling with anger, domestic violence, child rearing issues, relationship issues, stress, and other array's of life problems I will work with you to achieve your goals' I provide counseling and guidance, job analysis, job seeking skills, job coach, and job placement services. Interpersonal communication skills, assertive communication skills, stress reduction techniques, information and referrals, case management, and job readiness skills.

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I counsel couples and make sure they are ready to take that big step in matrimony. I then perform their ceremony the way they would like.

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A mental health private practice in business since 2013 helping people overcome mild to severe obstacle in life that seem to keep them at a standstill in life. We are a private practice that takes pride in our ability to connect easily, listen, hear, and understand that people have issues they aren't comfortable with telling friends nor family. However, need someone there that is reliable and has a top priority to keep matters confidential while getting the help that is needed. Also, we are up-to-date with insurance and continued education so that we stay relevant and knowledgeable in theory and experience.

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I provide individual and group therapy to adolescents, adults and seniors. I have eclectic theoretical orientation and evening hours for services offered. I am caring and helpful in a nonjudgmental environment to facilitate change.

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I am a marriage and family therapist who works with individuals, couples, families, and teenagers. I have over 30 years of experience in working with adults, teenagers and families. I use a solution-focused approach to therapy and help individuals discover directions to solving their problems. Clients state that I am easy to talk to and feel comfortable opening up to me. My goal is to help you overcome your difficulties in life and find happiness and success. I am a great counselor who works with adults and teens.

  • 3 years in business
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Helping couples and individuals create better relationship and life, bring back joy. Effective relationship therapy.

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Every individuals need is unique, thus you should be treated that way.

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We provide caring, compassionate and convenient counseling. We provide counseling and assessment for individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children. We address a wide variety of personal and relational issues. Besides individual, we have established groups to address addiction, anger, parenting and many more. We are licensed therapist that see people mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends. We offer appointments usually the same or next day.

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My work consists of doing Biblical counseling and case management for children and pregnant women. I also work as a health screener and counselor.

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At Living Journey Counseling & Consulting, the therapists have more that 15 years of experience working with people wanting therapeutic resolution to everyday issues they are experiencing.

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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