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Fredericksburg Counseling Services

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  • 7 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
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Taylor H.
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Sessions with Michale have been amazing, and my fiancé and I are absolutely seeing the benefits throughout our relationship. Michael has mastered the balance of professional yet personable. We were comfortable sharing intimate details of our relationship and ourselves from session one! Michael is clearly an expert in this field, as his techniques and activities are always eye opening and helpful. We thank God for Michael and the effect that his counseling sessions have had on our relationship!

Cherry Wellness, LLC
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa M.
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My fiance and I really enjoyed our first meeting for premarital counseling. She was very easy to talk to and seemed able to relate to us and understand us as a couple.

Agapai Solutions, LLC
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Clayton P.
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We had no idea what to expect upon arriving at the first session of pre-marital counseling with Pastor Milton. He quickly put us at ease and set a comfortable tone for the rest of the time. While my fiancee and I have already had many conversations about our future together we still found these sessions valuable and worthwhile and would recommend them to others. The only reason we didn't give him 5 stars is we thought the cost was high. However, we didn't address it with him and we did pay it. - Clayton and Lauren

Arukah Counseling Services
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rikita J.
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My husband and I loved working with Mrs. Rochelle Toyer, for pre- marital counseling! It was fun as well as educational. Mrs. Toyer makes you feel comfortable when discussing any topic. She is also very energetic,which really makes you look forward to the next session! The sessions didn't feel scripted,as I hear others describe their counseling sessions. If you are thinking of using Mrs. Toyer services, you will not be disappointed!

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachel W.
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My husband and I had a great time in our premarital counseling with Pastor Dave! Him and his wife have many years of marital experience and during our counseling sessions my husband and I were able to navigate some of the harder aspects of marriage life. We would definitely recommend David Wheeler to others!!

  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
LaTeisha W.
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Center of First Thought
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Aryka B.
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The fall of 2014 was a turning point in my life. I was experiencing a crisis in that I was turning another year older and needed to find some perspective and direction in my life. My inability to truly understand my purpose created a state of panic and anxiety and I didn't know what to do. During this time I was referred to Center of First Thought. At first I was a little apprehensive about seeing a therapist but I was immediately put at ease. My therapist, Rose Shelton and I talked about my life path. I was able to put a lot of things into perspective. I thought of her as like a coach. Thanks to Ms. Shelton I have learned to see things more clearly and a lot of my anxiety about the future has disappeared. I am still growing and learning my path but I don't know if I could have come this far if it had not been for Ms. Shelton and Center of First Thought.

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!

Possibilities Plus
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sultan A.
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John was very prompt in getting back to me when I needed to revamp my resume. He is very easy to work with and will make sure that your resume is nothing less than perfect. I can hardly recognize my resume now from it's original draft and I've very pleased with the results. Not only did John help me with the content and formatting of my resume, but also gave me suggestions for my job hunt. Bottom line, I was absolutely satisfied with the experience.

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My name is Julie R. Blevins. I have a Master's degree in Psychological Services. I am NOT an L.P.C or licensed as a therapist. I have over fifteen years of experience with many populations.

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My office is accessible by DC public transit, and located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Treatment depends on your preferences as well as best practices for meeting your individual needs/concerns. Working holistically, I integrate wellness, cognitive-behavioral tools, and insight-based therapies into individualized treatment. Areas of expertise include mindfulness, self injury, life transition, and anxiety/stress management. Additionally, I provide private yoga instruction.

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I provide counseling services to those who are having problems and needing help with pre-marital, marital, fatherhood, and family concerns.

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I provide affordable premarital counseling and both religious and civil wedding ceremonies. I am warm and honest. All services are provided with a smile and a sense of humor. There is nothing boring and mundane about! I am a licensed and ordained Baptist minister of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. and the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. I have also received ordination as an Elder from the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. I received a Master of Divinity Degree from Howard University School of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management and Leadership from Webster University. Recently, I served our Nation for 12.5 as a United States Navy Chaplain. I am certified to perform marriages in DC, MD and VA. At this time, I do not perform same-sex unions or marriages.

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I provide and require premarital counseling to the couples I marry. Marriage is a divine institution created by God that permits two single heterosexual adults to enter into an intimate covenant relationship with each other and make an unconditional lifetime commitment to God to remain with an imperfect person. Singleness is not a relationship status but a position every Christian must attain.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I have over 20 years in the field of counseling and working with families. I have developed and do a group called "The Me Nobody Knows". It is a group that helps people begin the process of emotional healing from things that have blocked their paths to reaching their full potential towards their personal goals.

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Greetings! My name is Kate, and I am a counseling professional in the Washington D.C. area. I have been working in the field of psychology since 2006, and I have been practicing as a family therapist since 2012. I am trained in the Functional Family Therapy model, an evidence-based, short-term model of therapy. Other areas of practice include marriage counseling as well as individual counseling. I am offering professional counseling services to clients in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. As a professional in the field, I have come to appreciate the importance of engaging the individuals, couples and families with whom I work in a setting that is most comfortable and convenient, for them. I travel to my clients at times and locations they specify. From the busy mom who has a few hours free while her kids practice after school sports to the business professional who'd like to utilize the office's empty conference room during their lunch hour, I make my services available at times and locations most comfortable for my clients. I also offer virtual therapy sessions at a reduced rate. Please check out specifics in the questions and answer section on my page. Please note I do not accept insurance; however, I believe you will find my prices to be reasonable. Because I am still in the process of fulfilling licensing requirements, I accept a reduced hourly rate for my service. Specific pricing information is located in the questions and answer section as well. Please note I do not complete formal assessments or diagnostics for severe psychological conditions. I am also unable to prescribe medication, as I am not a medical doctor.

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I provide counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. I have been in practice since 1991 and enjoy assisting people in reaching their goals. Most insurance are accepted.

  • 19 years in business
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I am a mature woman that has faced great adversity in life. I never gave up and am regarded as a leader within my community, state as well as nationally. I worked within multicuktural societies and learned the value of active listening and reframing. Ciaching is not about me ..it is about helping the client achieve their goals.

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Do you want to get your life back on track? Do you have specific needs or life goals? Are you looking for support on your spiritual journey? Are you looking for direction and support? Do you want to become your ultimate self? Then look no further. We provide services to adults, teens, children, couples (married and premarital), LGBTQ, people with special needs, and seniors. Together, we can move you towards the best possible life you can have.

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I offer wedding counseling and officiating. I also offer spiritual counseling other than marriage counseling.

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I offer an array of services, from planning to implementing the ceremony (working with or without a wedding planner), prior to which I offer a 4-hour FOCCUS pre-marital preparation course in person or by phone, using software to assess areas of challenge to be discussed during the 4 hours of coaching. I also do serious dating coaching to help couples discover if, in fact, they are right for each other and want to make the commitment to marry. I work with blended couples, where one or both partners are bringing children into the relationship - such a complex dynamic and has a 75% chance of failure without preventative measures, as does those couples who've been married before. The more marriages they've had, the higher the rate of failure without preparational coaching. I also coach the couples who've moved past the infatuation stage and help them to renew and/or discover the deep decision that love and the marriage vow means. Finally, I coach the troubled couples - those that don't see how there is any way to save their marriage. As a pastor, it is a great honor to be of service in such a wonderful capacity. I love what I do, and my passion for seeing couples go the distance grows stronger every day. If the couple will give me their trust, I will give them my all, and God will do the rest.

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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