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Virginia Beach Christian Counselors

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Ubiquitous Spirit Massage
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
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Patrick R.
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I have only set up an appointment at this point, but had a phone counseling session that I was very pleased with. I am anxious to begin working together.

Clergy Care
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie D.
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My husband and I have known Aaron for several years now and he was our Spiritual Advisor for Pre-Martial counseling as well as the officiant at our wedding. The counseling sessions were critical to help prepare us both for marriage, we addressed all areas of our relationship and entered our marriage better prepared and with a strong platform because of the great counseling sessions Aaron led. Having Aaron officiate our wedding was so special because he really became an extended member our of family. The ceremony he led at our wedding was perfect, he incorporated exactly what we wanted and made is special to us. He also led a great rehearsal the night before and out wedding ceremony went beautifully. He has been at every special occasion and important events since entering our lives. Our young son was in the hospital and Aaron was there moments after I sent a text asking for prayers. He was with us late that night as my son was admitted and again the next day to offer support. I can't say thank you enough for the valuable support Aaron has provided during the many stages of life. Aaron displays passion in dedication in everything he does.

  • 2 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Jane L.
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Our counselor Anna helped us through a difficult time in our marriage. Her compassion and guidance was incredibly helpful.

Grace Covenant Counseling
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
CLOIS R.
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Lisa was so professional and made my husband and I feel very comfortable to be ourselves. Loved the service we will return

Diana Oh
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amber H.
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Diana Oh is very professional which I value a lot as a nurse. I was made to feel comfortable and truly feel like she has our best interest at heart. Diana always follows through on previous conversations and has different methods for us to use during our marriage counseling. As a couple who has never had counseling together, we are extremely satisfied with the entire process.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tiffany V.
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I highly recommend this practitioner. She is knowledgeable, warm, and effective. She is also very professional and I felt very comfortable talking to her.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Adrian S.
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The service I was provided was counseling on being a leader in the ministry and family counseling. Mr. Johnson provided physiological,mental and physical guidance on issues that I did not know how to handle. In fact, he helped me with situations that effected my mental, social and physical well-being. He provided sound doctrine advice that biblical and socially matured my relationship with people in the ministry and my family. I will always be grateful for the pouring of his knowledge that helped my spiritual and mental journey not only in Christ but as a citizen. He was able to help me identify my part in the situation, and the other persons mindset. I can always count on him to tell me the truth and not what I want to hear. I would highly recommend Mr. Johnson, as he is in touch with matters of the heart, mind, body and soul. Also, comical but very much so know how to be serious. When you have left his presence and his session; you always take something back with you.

Amanda O.
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Rev. Kevin Coward is amazing. My husband and I left our first session feeling great. We can't wait for our next session!

Dean L.
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Dr. Gudor is a wonderful personal counselor. My sessions with her have made a great positive difference in my life.

  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa S.
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Great experience. I called Dr. Marcus at the schedule time. He listened, showed compassion and was very encouraging. I can not wait until my next session.

Growing Seeds
4.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sequoia O.
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William was open to my request for a simple, elegant wedding. He was able to customize the wedding to the preferences of the bride and groom. It felt like he was an old friend.

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I am a licensed minister providing counseling service for the youth, adults, marriages, veteran affairs and domestic issues. I have 29 years of experience working in and around community and church services.

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Nikki Schwartz is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who specializes in helping clients who are struggling with Anxiety and Depression. Many of her clients have ADHD, Autism, or Asperger's. Clients often start therapy frustrated, exhausted and worn out. They are ready for change, but don't know how to get there. They need someone to listen to them and to really understand where they are coming from. They need someone who offers suggestions that will actually work for them, and not the same things they've read or heard everywhere.

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I am a pastor of the New St. Mark Baptist Church. I provide spiritual guidance as a means to enhance a couples relationship. I encourage couples to seek God first.

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Counseling services in the Ghent neighborhood of Norfolk offered by a licensed professional counselor. Please visit my website for more information about me. I offer a great deal of experience helping clients resolve issues from childhood, helping with relationship issues, and assisting in the processing of traumatic memory.

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Providers are compassionate and caring in helping you reach your mental health goals.

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We offer prayer and advice for excellence in life. A need for counseling services and prayer can happen almost any time, like in an accident, a death of a loved one, depression from relationship trouble, work issues, or school. We also provide marriage advice from the biblical perspective (after all, it is God's plan and His idea anyway), as well as financial advice from Dave Ramsey's information.

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We do counseling prior to weddings as well as officiate during weddings. We are, as our name states, "out of the box". We can perform nuptials at your home or outside at McDonald's--it's all up to you!

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I am an ordained minister, a retired school teacher and a certified belief therapist. I am a mother and grandmother who understands the struggles and hardships encountered by women in today's society. I offer counseling and support, which brings about healing for today's women with damaged emotions. This includes hurting women from all walks of life.

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We do individual and marriage counseling along with neurofeedback training to address issues with ADHD, anxiety, depression, as well as other issues. We specialize in working with people of faith and working with the military community around us.

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Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia is a non-profit organization that is committed to helping you through the life challenges that are you are facing. Our clinical counselors are highly-qualified professionals consisting of Licensed Professional Counselors, License Eligible Resident Counselors, and Master Level Counseling Interns. Our Therapists assist by providing help and offering hope during life’s most difficult circumstances. The following services are offered at our center: Individual Counseling Family Counseling Child and Adolescent Counseling for ages 4-17 Depression Screenings Group Counseling – Grief and Loss, Military Support, Body Image, and Self Esteem 24 hour emergency on call coverage for existing clients Day and evening appointments are available.

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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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