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Fairfax Counselors

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  • 7 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jerron M.
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Michael was very friendly and gave excellent marital advice to my wife and I. The exercises he had us perform really helped us with our communication barriers and how to resolve conflict before it escalates. I highly recommend Michael to anyone looking for an experienced, Christian counselor who can help build a stronger and lasting marriage.

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.

Find Your Sunshine
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Gary C.
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Excellent counselor and life skills person. Down to earth, honest and has great insights and suggestions

Living Ministries
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Pam A.
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I had a wonderful experience with Pastor Thompson! He responded to me right away with an awesome quote. When we spoke on the phone I felt connected with him and he understood what I was looking for. I found him only a few weeks before the wedding so I was worried. But his process was simple and he assured me he would be there. He was on time, caring, and offered a beautiful service. I was impressed when he asked me the attire for the wedding. Wanting to make sure he fit in with everyone. Thank you Pastor and God bless you always!

  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy R.
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Raffi Bilek is a phenomenal resource. He actively listens before he speaks, and provides meaningful feedback and direction that clearly reflects my unique situation. His comments are wise, productive, and well thought-out. His humor also helps me feel comfortable and makes him relatable – sometimes it is the spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down. I am indebted to him for his active listening and articulate, wise, and compassionate guidance. Thank you!

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.

Joseph Deck Ministries
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christopher S.
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Exceptional Life Coach/Spiritual Counselor. Provided me with relevant and needed guidance as I went through the process of gaining legal custody of my 2 sons.

  • 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!

Dr. Jen Sermoneta
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
HanhLinh H.
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Very nice, helpful, and reasonable marriage counselor who made us feel comfortable to open up. I would recommend Jen to any couple or individual who need a fair and careful observation of one's marriage.

Synergy Health & Wellness
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
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Heidi was a huge help to me, as a coach and counselor. She truly listened to what was going on with me. She made sure she understood what was going on, and then helped me find the way by offering suggestions, research, and several options. I always felt I was understood. She also was very positive, and encouraged me by letting me know that I CAN do it. With her encouragement and guidance I was able to make changes that made my overall health better.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Keith M.
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I would I have never gone to a counselor on my own. So when my wife suggested I sit down and talk to Omega, I was hesitant. When I was ready she listened and did not judge me. She then helped me realize I had to be accountable for my wrong doings and take the steps needed to change my situation. I am forever grateful to Omega for her honest(at times blunt) advice. I still call her when I need her, change takes time

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tammie J.
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Awesome marriage counselor and minister for weddings. Dave and Patti are great examples of what marriage is.

House Calls LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sheri C.
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I've been having counseling sessions with House Calls, LLC for 12 years once monthly and the service has been invaluable. Each counselor is extremely knowledgable, warm, compassionate, and understanding while giving excellent feedback to any question or issue.

Give and Go Coaching
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Natina E.
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I went out seeking a marriage counselor to help repair my marriage and found Dorina. It was important to me to find someone who could empathize with my situation as well as coach me through some of the more challenging aspects. Dorina offered the first appointment free so I could get a feel for her coaching style which was very helpful in making my decision. We hit it off right away and she has been very helpful in my progress. She offers reasonable rates, packages and payment plans. She's awesome, would recommend her to anyone who is seeking help for one on one or for couples.

Dr. Jude Black
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda R.
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Dr. Jude is an amazing therapist and coach. She is an extraordinary leader who exemplifies the utmost level of personal and professional ethics in her work. She has true compassion in her heart and it shows in her work and relationships. She listens, understands, reflects and always see the good in everyone and every situation. Dr. Jude takes amazing care of her clients. She is trustworthy, honest and real. Look no further in your search, Dr. Jude is the Cadillac of counselors! She is the best in the business!

About

I am a church pastor who performs all necessary details as related to a wedding, including premarital counseling, etc.

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I am the senior pastor. I conduct pre-marital counseling, and I also perform ceremonies. I also assist in the planning of spiritual ceremonies.

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I received my training from the Gottman Institute, the premiere couples therapy training institution in the world. I have the unique combination of knowledge, skills and resources in conflict management and resolution, and in adult relationships struggling with ADD, depression, and anxiety. I am hard on the process and soft on the couple. I adhere to a non blame-based approach and teach my couples the same, using relationship enhancing evidence based tools. I welcome couples in distress who want to save their marriage after an affair has occurred in their relationship.

  • 4 years in business
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because of my diverse life experiences I have the unique ability to relate to whatever you're trying to overcome to talk to

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I do counseling, and I officiate weddings.

  • 8 years in business
About

As a master level Reiki practitioner, intuitive counselor and life coach, Janell specializes in spiritually based therapy, treating women's issues, depression, anxiety, marriage and relationship issues, stress management and assisting with goal-setting, manifestation and life planning. I combine cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT), mindfulness, emotion-focused therapy (EFT) and strength-based treatment modalities and energy work to formulate an innovative, eclectic and holistic therapy approach that is unique to my practice. I believe firmly in the practice of holistic and organic treatment, and I work to address all aspects of the client addressing the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs while simultaneously seeking to motivate clients toward healing and restoration by affirming their positive characteristics. My brand of therapy creates a place of acceptance for where the client is and promotes a sense of hope and excitement for where the client will go as they progress. I find that teaching clients to incorporate both the physical and metaphysical into their healing process while encouraging them to examine not only the areas of their lives that are causing them turmoil but also those areas that bring them joy is paramount to their healing. My goal is to teach clients to work through their past issues and make intentional effort to attract and manifest what they desire in life through the power of their thinking and actions. Clients immediately begin learning how spiritual law works and how to adopt and implement new habits while concurrently unlearning those beliefs and behaviors that are detrimental to their ultimate success. I have helped clients overcome addictions, infertility, depression, obesity, trauma, financial turmoil and more! All things are absolutely possible for all! With the right thoughts and tools, you too can realize your dreams!

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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