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I am actually a spiritual mutt (not just a bulldog), meaning that I incorporate many lineages, tools and philosophies to help you feel happier, more hopeful and connected to who you really are. If what you are doing is not bringing you the happiness, resolution, or peace you deserve for all of your hard work, consider something new. After being in the corporate world for 12 years (upper-level management and art direction) and being depressed and feeling lost, I started exploring why is it that underneath my success, I felt depressed and saw the world and myself so negatively. I have been teaching yoga, spirituality, relaxation and mindfulness techniques for 8 years. I have been doing emotional therapy and life coaching for years as well, which is now my life. I will be facilitating a weekend workshop with company presidents and CEOs who are looking to find balance between home and work lives, and a greater understanding of themselves. For the past 10 years, I have explored and learned many different philosophies and self-help techniques. I have an almost unlimited number of tools to help people navigate this sometimes crazy world, and to find their deeper, happier, more meaningful selves. In this time, I lived in an ashram (intentional spiritual community) for 2 years, and studied under a guru named Sri Baba Hari Dass, who has been teaching people some of the secrets of life for 35 years. I work with clients at their homes or workplace, and I offer individual, group and couples therapy, counseling or guidance. I am a master of confusion management, which is what I consider one of the key elements to being happier, clearer and better people. I meet with people for a free consultation prior to our sessions to get a sense of what will best serve them, and whether I can help. I am also happy to refer people elsewhere if I feel that a different practitioner or technique is best for them. I am a "real" person who knows how to incorporate many different modalities and practical solutions to modern day problems.

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I use formal measures of your progress and satisfaction with my services. The information helps me modify what I'm doing if you aren't making progress. In addition, I monitor my overall effectiveness as a therapist. I constantly strive to make sure you get the maximum possible benefit from working with me. Compared to a national sample of therapists I'm a little bit above average. I'm not an outstanding therapist, but at least you know that I'm usually not a dud either. If you want to see the summary statistics of my effectiveness, just ask.

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I offer massage and alternative healing services for the mind, body, and soul. I do cupping sessions, Chi Machine massage, and spiritual life readings.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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