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Caledonia Counseling Services

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Anthony L. Smith Ministries
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica L.
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My now husband and I are not affiliated with any one church or organized religion, but believe strongly in God and the sanctity of marriage. We were referred to Mr. Smith by friends who also had him officiate their wedding. Prior to our August 2012 wedding, Mr. Smith came to our home in Oconomowoc for several counseling sessions that we will never forget. What we learned in these sessions not only better prepared us for marriage, but Mr. Smith provided us keys to build and reflect upon throughout our lives together. Mr. Smith attended our rehearsal. He also customized his wedding speech to our preferences, while incorporating his strong Christian values and message about God and the institution of marriage. And because he took the time to get to know us both during our counseling sessions, he gave an exceptional talk at our wedding and also added a couple of appropriate mentions about us as personally. He also agreed to say a prayer at our reception. And before he did, he gave a short, but humorous speech which our guests really enjoyed. He cared deeply about my husband and I and even contacted us every year thereafter on our anniversary to see how we are doing. My husband and I still think back and feel so privileged that Mr. Smith came into our lives and officiated our wedding.

Ashe' Counseling, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Michael W.
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Great follow up

Mabel The Om Coaching
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tony P.
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In the summer of 2014 I began counseling with MABEL. This was a turning point in my life. MABEL helped me through a difficult divorce, and a family members addiction. Through counseling, I was able to Identify my values and passions. To address life's problems with strategies instead of emotions. To this day, I review the notes I have accrued and use the tools given to me.

New Hope Counseling Center
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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My name is Melanie Johnson and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and owner of New Hope Counseling Center. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples find hope through healing. I specialize in: - Couples recovering from an affair - Couples struggling to communicate and connect - Individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, loss, and addiction - Teens who use self-injury to deal with stress, anxiety, depression Rick Landre is an intern at New Hope Counseling and is seeing couples and individuals for $20 per session. He is a graduate student at Capella University and is getting his master's degree in marriage and family therapy. He specializes in couples and addiction but will work with all types of issues.

Kelly Farber, LCSW
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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I strive to make the therapy process unique for each person. I work at providing a comfortable, non-intimidating atmosphere and see many people who are new to therapy.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pat S.
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Anita is an excellent therapist. She is a thoughtful listener and responds with helpful commentary to assist in resolving personal issues. I would wholeheartedly recommend.

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I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I approach all clients from a solution focused approach, building off of the positive attributes that each client brings to therapy. Working in this collaborative manner provides an opportunity for faster personal growth and greater success from the counseling experience.

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My specialties include ADHD, academic underachievement, addiction, adoption, alcohol abuse, Alzheimer's, anger management, antisocial personality, anxiety, Asperger's syndrome, autism, behavioral issues, bipolar disorder, borderline personality, children or adolescents, chronic impulsivity, chronic pain or illness, chronic relapse, codependency, coping skills, depression, developmental disorders, divorce, domestic abuse, domestic violence, drug abuse, dual diagnosis, eating disorders, emotional disturbance, entitlement, family conflict, gambling, grief, infertility, Internet addiction, learning disabilities, life coaching, mental retardation, narcissistic personality, obesity, obsessive-compulsive (OCD), oppositional defiance, parenting, peer relationships, self-esteem, self-harming, sexual abuse, sexual addiction, sleep or insomnia, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, teen violence, testing and evaluation, trauma and PTSD, video game addiction, and weight loss. My career in psychology began with a graduate study at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Chicago, IL), which included a certificate in trauma-focused behavioral therapy, followed by completion of a master of science degree in clinical psychology from Benedictine University (Lisle, IL). I am a member of the Illinois Counseling Association as well as the Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach. My practice is grounded in positive, humanistic values that encourage personal growth and healing with a variety of treatment modalities. I believe each client deserves the most effective treatment tailored to his/her unique personality and circumstances. Many different issues can be addressed in counseling sessions and may be appropriate for short-term solution-focused techniques, time-limited cognitive behavioral strategies, narrative therapy, skill-building exercises from the dialectical behavior therapy approach, or long-term supportive psychotherapy. If you are thinking about beginning the inner quest of counseling, I am here to walk with you on your journey.

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Cherry Hill Counseling is a multi-site practice based in the Northwestern suburbs of Chicago, with counselors representing a wide collection of specialties and treatment approaches.

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I offer psychotherapy to my clients and use a variety of mediums to help them through their conflicts, relationships, mental health issues,

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We offer one-stop psychological counseling and evaluation services. Depression, anxiety, ADHD, family and marriage problems are treated. We do court-ordered alcohol and substance abuse evaluations. We offer patients a no-billing guarantee. We accept day, evening and Saturday appointments. Insurance is billed directly. We offer a no-waiting policy and next-day appointments.

  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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Our goal is to preserve marriages and family relationships. This involves providing tools to manage depression, anxiety, anger and addictions along with improving communication. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I am also a trained, court-approved divorce mediator, Nationally Certified Parenting Coordinator, and a Certified Anger Management Specialist. In addition to training as a child custody evaluator, I am a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Professional Academy of Custody Experts, and the National Anger Management Association. I have had the privilege of learning from living with over forty kids at home as a residential care provider, and am dedicated to helping marriages, families and individuals succeed. We have locations in Crystal Lake and Huntley.

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If you are in a committed relationship and experiencing separation and discord that keeps you from having the love you want, or if you're in love but so often frustrated with the inability to find consistent connection and peacefulness with each other, you are not alone. Hundreds of couples have come through this counseling practice over the past 20+ years with experiences such as these. Creating a loving, enduring, and committed partnership/marriage will be the most exciting, though challenging journey that you face in your life. It is our passion and personal commitment to help couples restore open communication and a renewal of affection in their relationship lives. Whether you come as a couple, a family, or as an individual adult for counseling/therapy, Leo's primary focus is on examining and modifying beliefs from the past which inhibit the ability to love self and "other." Current brain science has proven that the habits and programming from previous experiences can be changed to provide a more positive life experience. As you will see from your review of this website, we use several counseling modalities which are all designed to assist individuals in achieving wholeness and well-being. Please check our website. Image: Idea Group Experiences for Couples While I was doing the Getting The Love You Want workshops for couples over the past twenty years, I was always impressed with the value couples gained from learning couples skills in a group setting. However, I consistently wished for more time to help couples practice and deepen their “heart sense” of being dialogical with each other. By the word “dialogical”, I am referring to the ability of partners to practice, and be at ease with communication that honors individual differences while giving up the need to argue and fight about those differences. Instead, partners in a dialogical relationship view their union as a medium for individual growth and mutual fulfillment through their differences. I have created a unique way for couples to practice and experience dialogue in small (five couples) groups. The family-like bond, trust, and safety that occurs in these groups has consistently provided couples with a personalized awareness of how to stay connected while resolving differences and discords. The experience of these groups is different from that which occurs in typical group psychotherapy. When a couple is “working” in the center of the group, the rest of the group will be "working" with them in an effort to deepen and understand and resolve the issue that the central couple is bringing in for group focus. I have devised a process that is based upon dialogical principles. It is through working together in this format that the group bonds and deepens its understanding of this take-home process of communication.

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We specialize in treatment for anger management, anxiety, depression, bereavement and men and women issues.

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Experience The Next Level of Counseling This is not your average counseling. Though we are trained and degreed in psychological techniques, we tailor your work to your specific goals and needs. We are trained in Mindfulness Meditation and holistic techniques that will assist you in getting to the root of the patterns to heal and change them. We create a safe and compassionate environment for you to discover what will help you to lead a happier and more relaxed life. You can have the life that you want and we are here to support you along the way. We work with a variety of roadblocks; stress, relationship help, sadness, anxiety, loss, career improvement, depression, addictions, improving self esteem, parenting, life transitions and much more. Celeste Ballard, MA, LCPC, LMT With 20 years of experience, Celeste practices as a body-centered psychotherapist and works with the philosophy that events effect our whole being - physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual. Because of this philosophy, she works to help one understand how their history impacts them on a variety of levels. Celeste combines traditional counseling psychology with Mindfulness Based psychotherapy for a more complete approach to change Celeste is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, has a BS in Human Services, and Master in Psychology with a Counseling Specialty. She has been in the field of counseling since 1994. In addition to being a Licensed Massage Therapist, Celeste has completed a two-year body-centered psychotherapy training called Hakomi. Included in Celeste’s areas of work are concerns with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, spirituality, sexuality, chronic pain, and parenting. She works with the awareness of cultural, gender, and diversity issues.

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I have over 10 years of experience in providing individual, family and couples therapy. I specialize in anxiety, depression and trauma related disorders. I also help individuals to grow professionally during life transitions. If your family is struggling with loss, transition and divorce, I can help. I also work with transgender individuals.

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I provide individualized premarriage counseling as well as marriage counseling and can help you plan your wedding ceremony.

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I am willing to do premarital counseling and help with making the best possible service for you! I will provide you a number of service options, and you can add your own personality to the one you like best.

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I am a licensed professional counselor in Illinois and began working as a therapist in August 2012. I have been providing in-home social services since May 2006, and I believe working with clients in-home can have many benefits. I specialize in individual, couples, and family therapy. I work with clients to understand where they struggle as well as their strengths in order to develop a diagnosis and treatment plan.

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I am a credentialed minister associated with the Assemblies of God Fellowship. All spiritual needs can be met including pre-marriage counseling, marriage services, marriage counseling, and crisis counseling.

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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