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Lacey Counselors

Browse these counselors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lacey.

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Yasmina Mobarek, LLC
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alana G.
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I've had many therapists in my day and, unlike many, Yasmina does not only sit back and listen. While some people may just need an ear to talk to, I do not. I need a counselor that can offer me thought provoking questions and give me direct tools and advice to follow. Yasmina did just that at our initial session. Both my husband and I look forward to what else she has to offer us.

Nancy Haver Counseling
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Claire S.
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I've been to several counselors over the years, Nancy exceeded my expectations. She's no bullshit but also very warm, makes you feel comfortable right away, knows how to mediate a conversation, and is very flexible with scheduling. She's easy going, but also seriously committed to helping. She's pretty great. Go see her.

Heath Foster Therapy
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Micheal D.
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For pre-marital counseling, Heath has helped us lay a strong foundation for our relationship. She has, owing to her insightful guidance, given us tools for communications and conflict-resolution specific to the unique needs of our individual personalities and the ways in which those manifest in our relationship. Her attentiveness gave us great ease, helping us address our issues in a loving and compassionate manner. In short, she's an excellent couples' counselor and we highly recommend her.

Heart of Man Coaching
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Jorge P.
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He is a great listener, hearing your words and caringly testing for veracity. And pointing out half-truths so you can dig deeper. He notices and attends to what you DON'T say, as well. As a coach counselor, he is truly aware, empathic, insightful and speaks from a wealth of experience, having truly sought out life and lived on with wide-ranging experiences that have given him wisdom and perspective at what all men go through in life.

Linda Hanby Family Therapy
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Katie H.
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Lynne was a perfect match for my husband and I when we were in a dark place. She has a special way of reaching us both thru our diffrent personalities. We highly recommend Lynne. It takes work regardless of your trials, having Lynne to walk thru the changes with you is priceless. Honest feed back is what builds a great foundation. That is what Lynne provided for us! Give her a call and your best is too come.

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Kiralla Counseling
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa K.
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Leo is calm, knowledgeable, affordable, kind, understanding, thoughtful and all around a great counselor. Highly recommend.

Allied Family Therapy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Robin G.
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We have 9 children - all adopted - and many from difficult backgrounds. LauraMaery has been able to help us with many issues we've encountered. Her advice is timely and practical. She's been able to help us see what the underlying issues are and what we need to do as parents to help our children with their issues. We've dealt with everything from minor teen rebellion to chronic running away to teen pregnancy, and she's been able to help us through it all. I highly recommend her as a counselor. She's spot-on with her advice and very personable and easy to work with.

Zane Behnke Counseling
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
JP W.
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I have worked with Zane over the last two years. It has been a very rewarding experience. Zane is not only smart and able to quickly understand what I am communicating, he asks questions and provides insight that helps me focus on the elements I can work on most efficiently. In addition to personal growth work, Zane has also helped me make a career transition that was intimidating and confusing. I have no hesitations on recommending him as a counselor. – Jesse

Allied Family Therapy
3.8
from 4 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Dan T.
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Mrs. Post is a skilled, compassionate, professional, who can listen to help you learn to understand yourself. I'm grateful for her time and expertise, it is helping me become a better person.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Les W.
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Diane is by far the best counselor I have ever worked with. She is gentle, thoughtful, very skilled and highly intuitive. I recommend her highly without reservation.

Anonymous A.
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Katie is a superb counselor. She guided me through a huge transition in my life when I was feeling very conflicted about moving across the country. Katie helped me resolve this issue by getting me to relax and tap into my self so that I could discover what the resistance was all about. After our session, I felt invigorated with a sense of confidence and assurance that my decision was the right one. I am so grateful for the experience and her willingness to help assist me through my life-shifting decision.

Erin H.
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Non-judgmental, patient, and down to earth. Amazing counselor with a gentle approach.

Tanya Larson Therapy
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Henry S.
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Tanya is a great counselor. She helped my wife and I get through a tough time. We both felt supported and our marriage is better for the time we spent in counseling.

Foundation Counseling
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Zachary W.
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Sarah is a great very down to earth counselor, which makes it very easy to talk with her. I would recommend anyone looking for couples therapy to give her a shot.

About

A New Me is a place where you come in a stranger and leave as a friend. No matter what the issue is, whether it's relationship, chemical dependency, family matters, grief and loss, anger management, codependency, life choices, defiant behavior, or you just need someone who will honestly listen to you and give helpful advise, then we are here for you. We have better rates than anyone else and really you're not a client; you are a friend, that is why you can choose where you want each session to be at. If you want to meet at Starbucks, then we meet there. If you want to meet at Wal Mart, then that's where we meet; it is up to you and what you feel comfortable doing. In this process, it also helps those who have a difficult time making choices. Give us a chance; you will not regret it.

About

Whether you’re working through a crisis or transition, or want to change a habit, overcome roadblocks to success, or strengthen a good relationship, I’m here to help. I combine many techniques to help each client meet their particular goals.

About

I am a mental health counselor who works with children, adolescents and adults. I have over 20 years of experience. I provide in-home services.

About

We offer counseling through life's hard times. We are providing mental health therapy in the greater Seattle area. We are experienced with individuals, couples, adults, and teens. We are specialized in the treatment of depression, anxiety, life transitions, personality disorders, grief and loss, as well as in many other areas.

About

Relationship troubles? Communication problems? Stress? Anxiety? Depression? Anger? Career change? Life transitions? Grief? Loss? I offer a free initial face-to-face consultation to see if we will work well together. The decision to engage in psychotherapy and counseling can be a difficult one. Choosing the right therapist for you can be even more challenging. My therapeutic style and approach to counseling provides a safe, warm, and comfortable environment to explore and pursue solutions to the many challenges and roadblocks in life, as well as provide input and support that, when combined, moves you forward to better mental health and happiness. I work with individuals and couples that are motivated to establish deep connections and improve communication within their circle of influence. This includes improving relationships with a spouse, family member, child, boss, co-worker, etc. We will explore behaviors that block intimacy and explore maladaptive patterns that result in psychological distress. I also work well with individuals and couples that are navigating difficult transitions in life. Often, difficult transitions can aid in developing stress, anxiety and/or depression that can be tough to overcome alone. My office is located at Ellis Chiropractic in downtown Puyallup, Washington.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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