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Pasadena Counselors

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MPS
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda H.
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Worth every penny! I was hesitant to book a relationship counselor, because my Hubby-2-be and I are so in-sync. I was even more hesitant to add an expense to our wedding budget. The 1 hour with Mr. Morris went amazingly. He is not a therapist always asking "well, how do you feel?", we learned a great deal about relationships, marriage, and how important key aspects like communication need to be! Looking forward to session two!

Archway Counseling Services
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Terry W.
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Jesse has been phenomenal. My wife and I have had some troubles and have been to other counseling before we met with Jesse. Obviously, we still needed some help if we were looking for another counselor. Every since we found him though, things have started to make a major turnaround and continously get better by the day. I can't thank him enough and highly recommend him to anyone that needs help or assistance with marriage problems. He also had helped us grow closer on an emotional level as well!

Tobie Oidtmann MA, LPC, CHt
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jill W.
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After trying out numerous therapists to treat my 17 year old daughter's anxiety, Tobie Oidtmann saved the day! She was different than the other counselors/therapists we tried; not only was she really easy for my daughter to talk with, she also gave my daughter tangible exercises to do at home that really worked. Tobie is so warm and genuine that it really put my daughter at ease. I highly recommend Tobie to anyone who needs help.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth M.
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She is an amazing person. She really knows how to get to the root of things, and push you respectively to help you improve. I have had many counselors over the years and she is my favorite.

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.

    • 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.

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

    DEANNA G.
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    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.

    • 25 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jacqueline S.
    Verified review

    After searching for a marriage counselor for 3 months, I was relieved to not only find Vincent Pool but impressed with his professionalism and service. He was flexible and more than willing to accomadate my schedule. My husband was hesitant about the idea of counseling. However, Mr. Pool approached him in a non-invasive way and I watched my husband's wall fall down. Mr. Pool has various options for couples to approach improving their union and the success of his own marrige was refreshing and reassuring. Once we left the session, my husband said that he was thankful for the meeting and that we should definitly return. I highly recommend Mr. Pool to couples who are confronting the challenge of having a great marriage.

    About

    My services include: * Marriage and Family Counseling Services * Life Coach * Motivational and Public Speaker * Real Estate Agent I find joy in the services I provide due to the hard work and dedication that was required in order to reach my goals! I look forward to working with you all!

    • 11 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    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.

    • 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.

    About

    As a Christian Counselor and minister I conduct all disciplines of counseling and perform wedding ceremonies for couples.

    About

    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.

    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.

    About

    We are a company that specializes in offering premarital services such as conducting premarital counseling and officiating weddings from a Christian perspective.

    About

    I am a pastor who provides marital counseling before all weddings to make sure they are healthy and would last a lifetime.

    About

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

    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

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

    About

    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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