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Lakewood Counseling Services

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Yasmina Mobarek, LLC
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jane D.
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Went to Yasmina for couple's counseling. She made me and my partner feel very welcomed! Even after the first meeting, we left having a better understanding of each others experience and, more importantly, a strong sense of what would be helpful to further explore in the future. Highly recommend!!

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.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Penelope H.
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Shane is extremely helpful and professional during our counseling sessions. My life has taken a complete turn for the better because of the Art of Loving Center.

Alta
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Wendy S.
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There are few therapists, counselors or other agents of change that have helped me to see the world and my place in it clearly as Betty has. Our work together, uncovering the kernel of belief that can orient or often disorient an entire life trajectory has been nothing short of transformative. Count yourself lucky if you have time scheduled to understand your life with Betty.

NoStressNoStigma.com
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sally Z.
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“Things are going well. We saw Amanda for premarital and couples therapy. We are now married so there is a little less stress in our lives, in some ways! We both definitely greatly benefited from Amanda’s counseling and we still go back to things she said or things we realized because of her all the time - so thank you!”

Julia Jenkins Counseling
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Lynn S.
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Julia is amazing, and the team she is building at GLW is going to be a force of healing for Greenlake!

Felicia M.
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I may be biased but working with Gerald will immediately set you at ease. He is dependable, trustworthy, and always looking out for your best interests. He continually goes above and beyond for not only his loved ones but everyone he comes in contact with. You will instantly recognize the love he has to share. He is warm and always willing and wanting to do his best in every situation. From guiding me through difficult circumstances to major life changes, I could and always will count on him. Whether you are working with him for your wedding or for counseling he is patient and always seeking to understand to suit your needs and serve in whatever way he can.

Tracey Grady Counseling
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle M.
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I've never been to a counselor before, but Tracy made me feel welcome and is very understanding of our issues and had great insight to help us.

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Anne R.
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Alan is a thoughtful and insightful therapist. He helped me sort out my thoughts and get unstuck. I really think he can provide the help you want.

Paige Jones Counseling
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Katelyn G.
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Working with Paige has been a gift. Her authenticity, compassion, and professionalism make her a wonderful therapist. She is approachable and warm, combining knowledge with skill and wisdom. I'd highly recommend her.

To Cherish Family LLC
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kev H.
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Theresa was a great help to our family. We would definitely go back and see her again and we have! She listens, is attentive and really works to help you with whatever issue that you are going through.

  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Linda B.
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the timeleness of getting information. The right choice for me.

About

Janel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor on Seattle's Phinney Ridge, providing therapy for youth, adults and couples. She offers a holistic therapeutic approach that addresses emotional, social, mental, and spiritual needs for individuals and relationships.

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I counsel people on a variety of issues. Examples are career issues, spiritual counseling. family issues and work issues.

  • 6 years in business
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As a veteran of the U.S Army, I have worked with a myriad of cultures around the globe. Assisting military veterans and their families is a passion of mine; however, I have also worked in settings where the average client did not have military experience. Counseling is a wonderful way to find the support needed in order to build strong, lasting relationship with spouses, children, partners, and others in your life. As a military veteran, I specialize in working with the military members and families. My work includes individual, family, martial, and couples therapy, as well as gay and lesbian relationships, premarital counseling, career counseling, and trauma work. I am experienced in assisting with issues around trauma, both abroad and at home.

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I offer individual and couples counseling. Learn how everyday activities can help you transition your routines and attitudes about life and love. Have you ever closed your eyes during an entire meal just to focus on the taste, smell and how it feels in your mouth? Self-awareness techniques are powerful tools for individuals learning how to create better relationships with themselves and those around them.

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I help families and individuals create a life they love to live at home, school and work. As a licensed marriage, family and child therapist, my focus is on relationships and how we navigate all the different systems in our lives - educationally, professionally, socially and emotionally. My specialization is facilitating the gifted and creative through crisis and confusion; people who have innate talent and insight but may not be meeting expectations or potential often feel lost and discouraged. Everyone needs to feel seen and heard and have a range of powerful life options. Coming from a compassionate, positive and solution-focused orientation (as opposed to problem focused), I combine therapeutic activities with coaching solutions to help you find your way towards fulfilling your purpose and passion.

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My areas of expertise include helping adults heal from childhood trauma and abuse, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I also help individuals gain a sense of self-worth and forge meaningful and healthy relationships.

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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.

  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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I am well-trained in listening deeply. My intention is to work with the best interests of the person present in mind / at heart.

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I have helped clients for over 20 years in Washington. I work with couples and individuals who seek a great listener with broad professional and life experience. My service is private and confidential. I accept some insurance plans.

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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