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Life Bridge Coaching
4.9
from 115 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 279 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chevera M.
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“We learned about gratitude and humility - that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean... and we were taught to value everyone's contribution and treat everyone with respect.” Michelle Obama “The value of life is not in its duration, but in its donation. You are not important because of how long you live, you are important because of how effective you live.” Myles Munroe The definition of “Counselor” … a person trained to give guidance on personal, social, or psychological problems. As the purpose of these words are in recommendation of Life Bridge Coaching, which is nothing short of extraordinary. However, I would be doing both me and Life Bridge Coaching a disservice. As, Life Bridge Coaching, is more than a Bridge in my life, more than astonishing words of advice, yet true inspiration. The encouragement to make you see life in vivid colors again. The first two words said to me was, “You Matter”. It had been so long, so many years, months and seemingly decades since I felt anything that equated to the power these words meant. We all have unforgettable moments in our lives, of joy and pain. But this day, hearing those words “You Matter” was my day of rebirth. Fear and loneliness, would no longer consumed me. Illustrating the complexity of personal growth and success, is intense, yet a necessary beauty in life. The feelings emanating through my body has been both excruciating and that of rejuvenating life. It took being heard, not undermined; being celebrated and not dreaded; being invited and not shunned. Triumph in Tragedy…Tragedy, is no longer a conflict between right and wrong, yet between two diverse kinds of right. Through Life Bridge Coaching, I regained, a taste of success, a taste of what it is to be respected and a firsthand view of chivalry. As far as chivalry, the age of brute strength is in many ways past, and that would be the end of the argument if we were at the same time seeing a corresponding increase in other, less tangible, kinds of strength: like moral courage, fortitude, leadership, and a willingness to sacrifice. But we’re not. Quite the opposite, as a matter of fact. Most men today aren’t just physically weaker than previous generations. They’re weaker as people: guys stricken with “Peter Pan syndrome” never leaving adolescence; “safe spaces” on college campuses protecting perpetually fragile constant-victims from serious debate; the hookup culture and porn addiction replacing chivalry; and the sexual revolution promulgating through media, education, and now law that there’s no such thing as male and female. What we’re seeing isn’t a different expression of masculinity adapting to new cultural realities. What we’re seeing is no masculinity at all. Real masculinity can look like that guy who has a body weight that hasn’t changed since the 8th grade, tweed jacket and Harry Potter glasses, champion of sound theology and education in a city that’s hostile to both, he’s one of the strongest men existing. Or masculinity may look like Irenaeus, “The glory of God is man fully alive.” And man, fully alive doesn’t play the victim, or wallow in a sense of entitlement. He embraces the creation mandate to “fill the earth and subdue it.” He’s a maker, not a perpetual taker. It’s this kind of masculinity that’s in desperately short supply these days. It’s a kind that has nothing to do with how much you can bench press yet how strong you are to lift and inspire. John and Dietra, Life Bridge Coaching, are the strongest people, I have been blessed to know in so very long. Thank You! I have had heartache and tragedy in my life, as I wake up to it and close my eyes to it. These are unavoidable aspects of life. Suffering is the price of being alive. Infuse your life with positivity and accomplishment. Don't stay complacent. Make your dreams, your reality. Move Forward. Design your own future. Create your own hope. Cultivate love. And whatever your principles, honor your creator, not submissively, waiting for grace to arrive, but by design of your own destiny…not tomorrow but right now. A lady like no other, gave me life, cultivation, refinement, edification, ambition, determination, temperateness, edification, discipline, and most importantly admiration and love, without restrictions or reserve. However, anxiety scorched my soul and made me reconsider everything I ever believed. This tragedy motivated me to put my life under a microscope and extract the poisonous aspect of my personality. Subsequently, I only look for the beauty in life. The change began out of sadness and fear, however, putting good out into the world would mend the catastrophic hole of the unknown. In this miraculous light bulb moment, my tragedy, made me beautiful. Thank You for being here for me when I had no other! Giving of yourself without notice of time when I wanted to give up. Wiping my tears of hurt and pain, maliciously inflicted by the man I took an oath to, and reminding me of my worth that is challenged daily. I recommendation and Thanks, Chevera!

Cherry Wellness, LLC
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Nick S.
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Linda Cherry has it all! She is a personal trainer, nutritionist, counselor and professional. I am so impressed with her knowledge and experience. I believe with her help and her approach to healthy living, Linda will help my son meet his goals. I highly recommend her if you are looking to reset your life fitness and health habits.

  • 10 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Dara P.
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Lindsey saved me from a mental breakdown. I came in with 1000 different emotions about having a double preventative mastectomy and she helped me work through the feelings and prepare for the surgery. She even did phone appointments if I wasn't able to make it in to her office. Now that the surgery is behind me she is helping me through all the feelings that have been stirred up by that. I am eternally grateful to Lindsey and I don't think I could have made it through the past few years without her.

Best Life Washington
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mark E.
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I've worked with Mark several times over the course of the past two years, on both personal and professional issues. He's helped me immensely. He seems to be able to see things that I don't, maybe because I'm too close to the problems, maybe because he understands things about people that I don't. I don't know. What I do know is that if it weren't for his help, I'd likely still be stuck in some bad places. I've worked with a number of counselors and coaches in my life and Mark's the best.

  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lise V.
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Mr. Tsakounis (Thom) is a skilled and caring therapist. We came to "A Quiet Journey Counseling " center for couples counseling. My husband was very reluctant at first, but quickly found Thom to be a supportive and understanding ally. Feeling like Thom "got " him, and us, allowed our work with Thom to progress quickly. As a mental health therapist myself, I have very high expectations for fellow counselors. Thom met or exceeded my expectations! He is well versed in a number of holistic, cognitive behavioral and Gestalt modalities, and a genuinely caring human being. While my husband and I have more work to do, Thom has supported us and given us new tools to communicate more effectively in our relationship. I reccommend Mr. Tsakounis whole-heartedly!

Synergy Health & Wellness
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melinda R.
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If you are looking for overall health and wellness, Heidi is a wonderful resource. She takes a holistic, practical approach to helping you heal in mind, body and spirit. She is thorough, kind and conscientious and you will gain all kinds of knowledge to carry with you. She is easily accessible and provides many side benefits such as visuals, handouts and websites to reference. In my opinion, her services have been invaluable!

  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Reggie G.
Verified review

Ms. Brooks is a phenomenal masseuse! Prior to the massage, I was extremely impressed by her professionalism and punctuality. The massage Ms. Brooks provided was very soothing and relaxing; she helped me relieve pain and tension on my muscles due to stress. Additionally, I appreciated how she took her time to address my pains. To reiterate, Ms. Brooks is a is a phenomenal masseuse and I would definitely recommend her again!

Keith Miller Counseling LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 24 years in business
Jonah G.
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As a mental health clinician in the DC Area, I can attest to the fact that Keith Miller Counseling is very highly regarded. I refer to them often, and can count on them providing very high quality service.

Michael B.
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Dr. Ballard helped us reach our therapeutic goals. He worked diligently to provide a safe space. I recommend him!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jack R.
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Excellent therapist, very insightful and works to accommodate my schedule for appointments.

  • 12 years in business
About

We offer counseling and mental health services for teens and young adults. We provide substance abuse assessments and referral.

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I have 20 years experience delivering services to clients of all ages and symptoms. I have expertise in working with children adolescents, adults, families and couples. I have worked in Residential Treatment Centers, Out Patient Mental Health Clinics, Substance Abuse Programs, School Based Programs and have successfully run Out Patient Mental Health Clinics and Programs for 7 years.

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  • 13 years in business
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I personally take an interest in each and every person

  • 25 years in business
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I am a licensed professional counselor in private practice. I have a full-service (Physical - Time Share) office located on K Street NW in Washington, DC, and also an outreach services (virtual) office located on the Internet. This gives more flexibility and convenience for my clients; although, the types of services provided through the Internet (virtual) office are less comprehensive. This approach allows me to offer both a highly accessible, while less traditional, setting to receive counseling services and the more traditional face-to-face setting when needed. I look forward to working with you!

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We provide counseling services for adults and children. We provide individual, family, and marital counseling in the Laurel area.

  • 5 years in business
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I believe that therapy works. I also believe in working with the psychiatrist if my client is seeing one for the benefit of my client. I don't give up on my clients no matter how challenging things are. We work together as a team, yes I am the professional in this field, but you are the professional of in your life. I provide the pen for the new chapter, the client is the writer.

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I develop individual treatment plans for mental health patients. I conduct weekly individual, marriage, family and group therapy sessions with children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with a variety of disorders including adjustment disorders, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, dysthmic disorder, anxiety disorders, cognitive disorders and borderline personality disorder. I conduct visits and telephone contacts to evaluate appropriateness of program centers for referral sources. I conduct screening and evaluation for referral sources to initiate short-term or long-term service to facilitate appropriate treatment. I complete mental health assessments and identifies the juncture of medical treatment and therapy based on clinical diagnosis. I conduct community and home visits with clients to build rapport and establish required treatments. I provide 24/7 emergency crisis counseling for clients within the parameters of established policies and procedures.

  • 34 years in business
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Our success rate is over 97%. We come to you based upon your schedule.

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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