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University Place 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
  • 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.

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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.

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jason M.
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Spencer is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I think he has fresh ideas and stays current with his studies to give you the best of new research and counseling principals. It's important to trust the person that's going to help you with your issues, Spencer give you a sense of trust. Jason Miller

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
Ryan F.
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Greenlake Wellness Group has wonderful clinicians with a wide range of expertise. It is a professional and comfortable space in the heart of Greenlake.

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.

  • 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

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 work with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples, and groups. I love working with people wrestling through issues of identity and transition and relationship. I work with people who have experienced spiritual abuse as well as people in ministry who need a place to work out the struggles they have.

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I am a psychotherapist, providing strengths-based counseling and psychotherapy to adults, teens, and couples. As a professional therapist, I provide you with a safe and supportive place to gain perspective on issues in your life, and then work to make lasting changes. I believe you already have the strengths and qualities you need to heal, grow, and reach your highest potential. We work together in counseling to work through patterns and blocks that may be keeping you stuck, so you can expand and grow in new ways. I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the State of Washington.

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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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I’ve been practicing psychotherapy for 24 years. I have considerable experience with many different issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship struggles, grief, coping with chronic illness, career struggles, abuse suffered in childhood, autistic spectrum disorders, and more. Yet, my professional expertise is humbled by a personal awareness of just how hard it can be to change. It takes the right sort of support and a lot of courage.

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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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As a marriage and family therapist, I specialize in walking alongside clients having emotional and relational struggles. I listen with compassion, offer pertinent insight, and share hope for a better future. My clients describe me as someone who "gets them", in part because I combine my advanced clinical training as a therapist with my life experience as a wife, mom, friend and businesswoman.

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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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I specialize in both talk therapy and lifespan integration for anyone who wants to grow and change. I typically see clients with a history of trauma and/or current irrational reactions and behaviors. My ideal clients are stuck deeply in life's issues yet have an even deeper desire to start digging in and through those issues. These clients get excited about their own personal growth and are willing to invite others to partner with them.

  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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I hope you all have fun at your wedding . one wedding I said at the end : Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, cross eyed ants and bowlegged beetles, It gives me my pleasure to announce Mr.and Mrs....................

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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.

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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