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Renton Counseling Services

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Yasmina Mobarek, LLC
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!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Marcus K.
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Wendy has far exceeded my expectations for a counseling experience. She listens intently and with caring, she is able to identify issues quickly, and her solutions have proven extremely effective. I think her business model is to take care of her clients so well that they never have to see her again, which is refreshing in that profession.

Nancy Haver Counseling
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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
S. K.
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As a psychiatrist who has worked closely with Christina over the years, I recommend her highly to individuals or couples in need of counseling. She is a well trained, talented and bright professional who cares deeply about her clients and providing the highest quality of care.

Heath Foster Therapy
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.

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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.

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
John A.
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Spencer was excellent during our premarital counseling and he made us feel at ease. He made it easy to talk and feel like a safe environment to do so. Definitely recommend him to anyone!

Grenley Therapy
from 7 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Devin is incredibly friendly, considerate, and helpful. After trying another therapist for Marriage counseling who seemed to treat us like a business transaction we loved the care that Devin showed us. We look forward to her professional and yet incredibly welcoming approach each week. She also has been very flexible with schedule and that has meant a lot to us and our crazy schedule. Highly recommended.
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!”

Roz Ando Counseling
from 4 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Roz was open very easy to talk to and understood what improvements we needed to work on

  • 1 year in business
Bailey C.
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Bethany has been one of the most in tune and present individuals I have entrusted parts of my life to. She has a way of making you feel safe, cared for and listened to in a deep and tangible way. Not only is Bethany calm, brilliant and brave---she is willing to hold space for you, and that has made me appreciate her devotion to others even more.

Tanya Shapiro Counseling
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Laura L.
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Tonya is the most wonderful therapist. From day to day turmoil , PTSD, encouraging in stressful situations, And so much more. I have never had such a warm, loving and compassionate therapist like tonya. I think anyone who has the need, would be hard pressed to find someone as wonderful as her. She was so easy to trust and open up with. I feel safe with her. Tonya is someone you can count on when things are confusing, when you need reassurance. She doesn't try to force you into her own agendas, nor does she pressure you into things your not ready for. Her gentle loving approach is reassuring, and works. I cannot say enough good things about her.

Tracey Grady Counseling
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.

Meryl Henry Counseling
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie T.
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Meryl creates a safe space and offers a lot of empathy and insight. Meryl is a great listener and I would recommend her to anyone needing to be heard and valued!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mica J.
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So far, Matina has been a great open ear and has a good way of viewing both sides of my marriage and finding a way to it to work for my husband and I.

Paige Jones Counseling
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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ju Helen W.
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Bahareh is helpful allowing me to talk out loud, and thereby understand or disentangle my thoughts and feelings. This is especially important, when a person has been under significant amount stress, pain and confusion, trying to dismantle and figure out the chaos in one's life during an abuse. She also works with other professionals to provide the necessary steps to achieve my emotional and mental wellbeing.

Sojourner Counseling
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Adrienne M.
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I hired Joe for personal counseling. I hired him because I am very familiar with his educational background, and found comfort in his areas of expertise and specialties. When I read his profile, I knew immediately he was just what I needed in this time of my life. He is a great listener, and very perceptive. I feel very safe opening up to him and feel that he hears me and "gets" what I'm going through.

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Fred L.
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We worked out a n appointment time. Looking forward to it.

Turning Wheel Counseling
from 1 review
    Anna I.
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    I am so lucky to have found Colleen. She changed my life and has been one of the most consistently incredible people in my support system. She's experienced, knowledgable, intelligent, a joy to be around, and always going above and beyond. When I first started seeing Colleen I was in really rough shape, but she gave me tools to work with and help me heal. I've seen several therapists and she's hands down the only one I'd ever go back to or recommend.

    Hammack Counseling
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Gabi A.
    Verified review

    John is very good. I am very happy and highly recommend his services.

    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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