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  • 7 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory G.
Verified review

Mike was good. I think we have learned to communicate well enough to continue working on our marriage without the weekly counseling at this point with Mike's help it is still a work in progress. But, we are making progress. Thanks - Greg

Relational Therapy
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel J.
Verified review

Very excited to be working with Scott. We are going to him for a kind of non-religious based premartial counseling. Very happy with his approach!

Clear Heart Counseling
4.6
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Hernandez P.
Verified review

Working with Clear Heart Counseling was a rewarding experience for me. I felt respected and genuinely cared for during my time there. A high level of comfort and safety paved the way for trust are relationship building. I grew a lot from my time at Clear Heart because I felt accepted and not judged. It is amazing what the right amount of support and gentle challenge can do.

Katherine Chiba, LCSW
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel F.
Verified review

We found Kate while my wife and I were looking for a marriage counselor. We were a little skeptical at first since we could not find many reviews for her. We took a chance and decided to get in contact with her and we were extremely happy with the results. We felt comfortable with her from the moment we sat down at our first session. She has been doing this for many years and it shows in her professionalism. She does not take sides and helps us to communicate open with one another so we can see each other’s views and concerns that arise between us, making it easier to calmly discuss and resolve conflicts. If you are curious about marriage counseling I would strongly recommend Kate.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Heather G.
Verified review

Many things have changed during my time spent working with Dana. The biggest being greater self love and acceptance. I always thought I had a fair amount of self respect, but when working with Dana I was really able to see all the negative/limiting beliefs I kept placing on myself. Dana's approach has been much different then when I've worked with counselors in the past. She asked me what was and wasn't effective in past counseling sessions. This allowed me to feel comfortable in expressing my needs. I was hoping to work with someone who was engaging, and gave honest feedback during our talks. Dana did just that, and it made SUCH a difference in our time together. She's mastered how to be both personable and professional with her clients. After a few months of working with Dana, I started to experience some major shifts. Subconsciously I think I walked in her doors just hoping for a slim body and a less chaotic life. But after a few months of sessions with her I got something even better: self love and acceptance. She helped me listen to my inner needs that have been screaming to get my attention for a while now and helped me to process them. Instead of simply losing weight, I learned how to honor and listen to my needs.. And it's been wonderful. I can't recommend Dana enough.

NW PDX Therapy, LLC
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany C.
Verified review

We enjoyed our initial consultation and are moving forward with couples counseling. We have confidence that Angela has the style and tools that will work for our relationship.

Be Kind Counseling, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Greg M.
    Verified review

    Krystal is a highly empathetic person and a calming presence. None of that high-minded psychobabble, she is all natural straight talk, but with the utmost gentleness and tact.

    Celeste B.
    Verified review

    Linda Sheppard, of Adoption, Attachment & Family Counseling, is an amazing woman with an amazing family. Truly, she is a gift from God. Linda's compassion, love and experience with adoption and all the "good and bad" that come with this miracle, make her one of a kind. I am a survivor because of Linda. She personally made my family's journey of adoption and subsequent disruption one that we can accept, grow, and learn from. We have been able to move on to be a healthy and whole family. Without Linda's constant care and counseling, I honestly don't know how I would have dealt with the hurt, guilt, pain and grief that I have been through. I love Linda beyond words and will forever be grateful for her. I praise God for putting her in my life!

    Sarah Ellenwood Counseling
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jamie H.
    Verified review

    I have spoken with a number of different counselors and therapists over the years and have struggled to find someone I connect with. From the very beginning, Sarah helped me outline my mental health goals so that we were working toward the same thing. She even took the time to research the semi-obscure religion in which I was raised so she could understand my upbringing and give me advice based on my values and not hers. She made custom meditation recordings and breathing exercises for me. She worked with me on payment options. When I moved away she accomodated me with phone sessions which are just as good if not better because I can say things which I would be embarrased to in person. She has had a profound impact on my life and holds a special place in my heart. I would, and do, highly recommend her to my friends.

    Ali L.
    Verified review

    I came to linn suffering with PTSD and severe anxiety. He immediately understood what I was experiencing! And knew exactly how to help me. Thanks to linn’s Professional skills I was able to get back to reality, my life and more importantly my family. I left the first session with life changing skills and techniques that I now use daily. I’m so grateful for his knowledge dedication and compassion! I would highly recommend linn to anyone in need and especially to everyone I love, should they be in search of help!

    About

    Consider grief counseling if someone you care about has died and you: • feel overwhelmed by your feelings • feel alone with your grief • are having difficulty coping with daily life since your loss • are questioning the meaning of life, your values, or your faith • want to make sure you are “on the right track” as you grieve • could use some support as you make sense of your loss • are feeling unsure about where to turn next • are having difficulty concentrating, eating, sleeping since your loss I am here to support you in your grieving process.

    • 13 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    As may be found in other therapists, I don't focus on what's 'wrong' with you or try to 'fix' you, rather, I come alongside you in order to help you find or achieve what is missing in your life or relationship, as well as overcome the struggles that burden you.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    I offer couples counseling and individual psychotherapy services. I use family systems therapy, somatics, and follow the principles of emotionally focused couples work. I work with movement and the body using a somatic and process-oriented approach. In addition, I work with symbolic methods (dreamwork, expressive arts therapy, psychodrama, Gestalt, and movement therapy). I have a background in John Bradshaw's nationally acclaimed teachings on the inner child, codependency, and healing toxic shame with a humanistic, transpersonal, and family systems perspective to heal trauma and addiction.

    About

    We specialize in parenting, behavioral issues of children/adolescents; autism support for families, early childhood social-emotional development, ADHD, anxiety, Asperger's syndrome, 504s and IEPs, attachment, coping skills, developmental delays, family conflict, oppositional defiance, self-esteem, academic underachievement, depressive and mood disorders, emotional disturbance, peer relationships, trauma and PTSD.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I bring warmth, genuineness and curiosity to my work, as I seek to understand who you are, what is important to you, and how to partner with you in moving toward a more fulfilling, peaceful life.

    About

    I see individuals with anxiety and depression as well as those going through relationship transitions, including divorce. I love working with parents and millennials as well.

    About

    I offer individual, family, couples, multicultural and career counseling services. I can provide counseling services in Czech and Russian languages.

    About

    In addition to psychotherapy services I offer a three-month, one-on-one coaching program for working moms where I teach strategies for reducing stress and increasing calm, joy and confidence.

    About

    How can I help you get where you want to go? I specialize in couple and marital issues, particularly in communication, trust, relationship satisfaction and intimacy.

    About

    Pacific Christian Counseling Center offers a wide variety of learning and growth experiences for individuals, couples and families. Counseling activities are the focal point of the center. Counseling can increase self-esteem, improve communication, resolve conflicts, improve family relationships and provide emotional support in times of crisis.

    • 1 year in business
    About

    I have completed a year long internship as well as professional trainings with the M.E.T.A. Counseling Clinic. My counseling work combines the experential and mindful frameworks I learned there with my passion for social justice and my creative outlook.

    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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