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Mindful Way Counseling
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica A.
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Denise set a very calm and relaxing environment and made me feel completely at easy for my first ever therapy session. Highly recommend!

  • 10 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Jay D.
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Lindsey you did a great job helping me and my wife with some of our issues. She made us feel instantly at ease, and she made it easy for us to work on things while we were at home. I highly recommend her practice for any couple or family therapy related issues. I am sure you will get the help you're looking for!

Find Your Sunshine
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Benjamin T.
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My wife and I sought out Marian's help to sort through some communication issues that were arising in the first year of our marriage. We picked Marian because her website was welcoming, she was prompt in her Thumbtack responses, and we were intrigued by the idea of having a therapy session with both her and her partner. I cannot tell you how I happy I am that we went with Find Your Sunshine. Marian and Clyde have, without exaggeration, changed the way my wife and I think of therapy. We look forward to our sessions, laugh throughout our time with them, and leave each session feeling lighter, more focused, and completely grateful that we have each other. Marian and Clyde provided us with concrete, easily-applied tools and exercises that have improved our communication and have inspired reflection and introspection. After only three sessions at Find Your Sunshine, my wife and I agree that our communication has become more direct, kind, and effective. We adore Clyde and Marian, and we are thrilled that they are a part of our marriage.

  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
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To be honest, I cannot speak highly enough of Raffi. In just a couple of sessions, Raffi had already began to successfully impact our marriage. Both my wife and I continue to be impressed with him and our progress each week. He is genuine in his demeanor and sincere with his advice. He is patient with us and seems to balance when to listen versus when to overrule us perfectly. Most importantly, Raffi is nonjudgemental and does a fantastic job identifying and treating the source of the issue as opposed to merely dealing with the symptoms. We are especially grateful for his willingness to work with us despite running a significant amount of time over on numerous occasions. The value he has offered us is truly evident in our everyday lives.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Michael F.
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Excellent therapy session. Jeff did an excellent job explaining why I was feeling pain during my running workouts. He then proceeded to work with my legs, and to great relief. He showed me stretching techniques to alleviate the symptoms from recurring. Highly highly recommend. I did the 90 minute session and advise anyone else to do the same.

  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda P.
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Over the years, I’ve come to know Jesse to be a positive, caring, and inspirational friend. Because of this, I reached out to Jesse during a very painful event in my life about a year ago. I wanted badly to heal and move on, but struggled with the process. Jesse’s guidance helped me to focus, better understand and eventually change my thought processes and behavior through methods such as visualization and re-direction. With his compassion and guidance, I was able to work through what was for me an extremely difficult process. I highly recommend Jesse as a life coach in general for anyone who is looking for help in finding their way.

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Liza B.
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I was so overwhelmed when I started therapy with Sarah. She helped me sort through a lot.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gwenda A.
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Stephanie is marvelous in every way! I highly recommend doing yoga therapy with her.

Imara Counseling Services
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tomeala J.
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My then fiancé and I were very nervous about starting pre-marital counseling for a myriad of reasons. However, David's mannerism, professionalism, and knowledge soon put us at ease. He made us comfortable and easily built a rapport. I would highly recommend him...his candor, care, and breadth of knowledge are hard to find. He always made time for us. And while any good therapy will take you through it, he will not leave you there alone. He guides you through the process and helps bring you out at the end. It also helps that he's pretty funny!

Empowered Wellness
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara D.
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My experience with Aimee has been an outstanding one. She is incredibly knowledgeable, compassionate, patient and trustworthy. She is always on time, there whenever I have needed additional support, is highly professional, but has a sense of humor. Because of our work together, I am happier and healthier than I have been in years!

  • 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!

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ron O.
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Lindsey is able to uncover and help heal a myriad of issues while always maintaining her sweet demeanor and caring approach. If you have tried therapy in the past and it has failed you, you owe yourself a second chance under her care. If you persevere and work hard the experience can be life altering and liberating. Don't give up, just find the right therapist. I couldn't give any therapist higher praise than Lindsey.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Julie S.
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Absolutely phenomenal. Sherrie is a best-in-class - best in her profession - therapist. I've seen other people as well and can definitely vouch for her great insights and ability to accomplish what many would find impossible.

Recovery Counseling Center
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie W.
Verified review

Avi was someone who was very professional yet down to earth. I felt completely understood and valued and was also impressed with the meaningful feedback and direction which I received in therapy. After looking everywhere for a competent therapist, Avi exceeded my expectations.

Sage Yoga Therapy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
David S.
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I entered a half-year duration yoga therapy with Mr. Sage over two years ago...still benefiting greatly from the knowledge, practices and treatment gained....

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
King R.
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I have had the pleasure of having Rebecca as my therapist for the past 3 years. She has a very patient temperament which makes it very easy for me to discuss my deepest issues. She has a keen understanding of psychology, from general anxiety to sexual issues. Rebecca genuinely cares about her profession and her clients. I feel I have an ally. I would highly recommend Rebecca as a therapist.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ben W.
Verified review

So far, in only a few sessions, Dr. Zeitlin has demonstrated the capacity to help me heal from childhood trauma and abuse. He has a remarkable mix of knowledge and experience, supported by a bedside manner that is kind and direct.

Sarah Diehl Therapy
5.0
from 1 review
    Kim F.
    Verified review

    I have worked closely with Sarah on a multi-disciplinary team assisting families as they cope with grief and loss. I know her to be compassionate, professional, and talented, as she guides clients through challenging times.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Nicole W.
    Verified review

    Wonderful! We're going though a pre-marital program and have found each session to be helpful and comfortable. Even with busy work schedules I've been really impressed and relieved at the ease of scheduling (and rescheduling when necessary) with Lindsey.

    Emily Cook Therapy LLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Louise D.
    Verified review

    We did our pre-marriage counseling with Michelle at Emily Cook Therapy. She was so wonderful. We both loved her. Since we hadn't done counseling before, both of us were a little nervous about it before we started. Michelle put us at ease from the start and we both gained so much from our sessions-- she gave us so many tools for success. We even enjoyed the process a lot, which neither of us expected. Plus, the office is in a great location, so, after the sessions, we usually had a mini date and hit up a restaurant or went window shopping in the cute downtown Bethesda area. Very happy with our experience here!

    Falling Leaf Wellness
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Shelby L.
    Verified review

    Manisha's personality is so welcoming; the service I received from her left me feeling so relaxed and at peace. I'm looking forward to my upcoming session!

    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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