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Cottonwood Heights Counselors

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New Hope Counseling, PLLC
4.7
from 35 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
Liz B.
Verified review

Dennis is a very intuitive counselor. He has been incredibly helpful teaching me how to guide myself to living a more insightful, and thoughtful life. This is a different counseling experience. I would highly recommend Dennis if you are ready to work on bettering yourself no matter what situation you are facing. He is truly a unique individual. I am lucky I found him and get to meet with him regularly.

  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley H.
Verified review

The confidentiality, the personal concern, and the amazing counseling that is given. Our couselor Sharon has helped change our marriage for the better as well as given us great understanding about people's personalities and attachment styles. Sharon is the first counselor that we have gone to that has shown genuine care and a great desire to help our marriage as well as help each of us individually to overcome our difficulties and develop our strengths.

Ryan Nelson, LCSW
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Larry M.
Verified review

Ryan is an effective counselor. His approach to therapy worked well for me! His personality and approach to therapy is on point and practical. Ryan, I believe, has the skill set to help with a persons issue(s). Speaking from my personal experience I can say that this doesn't mean he is magic; therapy requires a lot of hard work and if you put in your part he can help you.

The Personal Best Club
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Sophia L.
Verified review

I am a trainer at the City Creek gym with Phil and out of the goodness of his heart, worked with me the same as he does with his personal clients. Let me just tell you, he is hands down more helpful than any counselor or therapist you can have. He works with your struggles but really digs in and helps you make real strides to becoming your personal best. Phil has a great program for anybody looking to be motivated and confident in themselves.

  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Roya F.
Verified review

Julie has completely changed my life, my marriage and my spouse and I as individuals. We have been to many counselors and they were basically another ear listening and we didn't get far. Julie at New Beginnings Counseling Agency was a completely different experience, even the initial phone call to make the appointment was a 360 from other offices we had contacted and been to. My husband and I have seen Julie now for almost a year and we see her individually and as couples. She has been the light at the end of the tunnel for us and we couldn't be more pleased. She is so educated in so many different aspects that there isn't something she can't help us with or understand. She has helped our marriage move forward as well as us as individuals to be successful in our lives. We are so grateful for having her apart of our lives:)

Cynthia Shumway L.C.S.W.
5.0
from 1 review
    Tom W.
    Verified review

    In the interest of full disclosure, I am not one of Cynthia's clients. On the other hand, I've known her well in both stressful and unstressful times. I can't imagine a more sincere and deeply concerned counselor than Cynthia. She is a paragon of empathy, but in a way that would make her counsel strong and aggressively relevant, not meek and wishy washy. She has the strength of of an oak married with the flexibility of a willow. Forgive the cliche, but she'll cut through BS like a hot knife through butter. Suitably gently, but not without the necessary forcefulness. If you're looking for a crying towel she might not be your cup of tea. But if you really seek clear-eyed assistance, you won't go wrong with Cynthia.

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      I provide spiritual counseling for loss and grief work, existential development, untangling self-image and relationship dilemmas, weddings and funerals.

      Resilient Solutions

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        I not only have the education of other Clinical Social Workers, but I have life exerience. I have successfully raised six children and therefore have experience with and understand all ages. I have also maintained a marriage for 36 years. My experience adds to my education of many therapeutic techniques. I have studied food and bodily appetites for many years. My techniques have kept me slim. If followed, I know they will help those afflicted with obesity. In obesity treatment, I will work on retraining thoughts about food and habits. I have a "secret weapon" to help break cycles of eating. I have genuine care and concern for each client, and I applaud changes and growth. That one cannot learn from a book.

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        only operate as a sound board of one's inner self. The information I share with someone is simply what they are telling me themselves.I

        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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