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Lakewood Counselors

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Yasmina Mobarek, LLC
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 138 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
  • 34 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.

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.

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.

Linda Hanby Family Therapy
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kerri Z.
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Skilled therapist and chemical dependency counselor. Important for clients who have addiction issues and want to work out life issues. It takes knowledge of chemical dependency to work with people who are addicted. Linda is the person to help you or your family.

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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.

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.

Zane Behnke Counseling
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Elizabeth S.
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Zane has been a great asset for my partner and I. Through his services, we feel better able to combat the hard issues of marriage--together. I would recommend him to anyone for relationship counseling, or premartial counseling.

Allied Family Therapy
3.8
from 4 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kristine F.
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LauraMarey is insightful and very practical in her practice. I appreciate her ability to work so well with my teenagers and young adults.

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

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.

  • 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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sara Y.
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Bahareh Yazdi is an amazing therapist. Her skilled listening, feedback, and counseling were instrumental in helping me getting through a really hard time in my life. She is empathetic and easy to talk to and excellent at her job. Because of her support and the treatment she has provided for me, it has opened many new doors in my life. I will continue to see her and would refer her anytime to a friend in need of a therapist.

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.

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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.

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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.

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I am a counselor and psychotherapist who works with people from all walks of life. However, I specialize in working with kids and individuals with special needs. I work with children who have been through traumatic experiences, have anger issues and ADD/ ADHD/Asperger's and other challenges. I also work with teens and families of children that I work with. My specialization is working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I also work with couples and have completed my Level I Gottman training and my externship in Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

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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.

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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.

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I have been a pastor for over 17 years. I am experienced, fun, creative, and easy to work with. Not only am I able to lead you through the planning of your wedding day, I am also able to provide you with professional counseling addressing any issues pertaining to your marriage or other personal areas that you would like to process through. I have been a registered counselor in the State of Washington #RC00050568 since 2004. I received my BA in Speech Communication from the University of Washington and my MA in Counseling from Mars Hill Graduate School and have worked extensively with individuals, adolescents, at risk teens, and their families for the last twelve years. I’m a seasoned marriage counselor and also enjoy working with issues of faith and spirituality. Along with doing weddings I facilitate individual, family/marriage, and group counseling at my private practice located near Greenlake in Seattle, WA and I am also available for leading retreats. I am a member of the American Counseling Association, Seattle Counseling Association, and the Counseling Seattle Network. Working from existential, relational, and psychodynamic models of psychotherapy, I strive to work with individuals by diving into the depths of their stories and authentically engaging and exploring their relational styles and most personal struggles. Areas of specialty include… + premarital counseling + marriage and family issues + addictions (chemical and sexual) + life transitions + exploring areas of spirituality and faith + relational difficulties + abuse + suicidal tendencies + issues of grief, depression, self esteem, loss, and self identity I am committed to providing a safe and confidential space to explore your life and how it impacts you socially, mentally, physically, and spiritually.

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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