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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.

Positive Directions, Inc
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Paula P.
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I never heard of getting relationship counseling but a friend of mine thought it would be good. We had 3 sessions and it did good. Some times we take our friends for granted without even know. Ms Stokes showed us some ways to communicate better even as friends.

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

  • 28 years in business
Mary J.
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I'm writing to you today to express my support and thanks to Suzan Hayden, astrologer, for her wonderful guidance and counseling over the past few years. Several years ago I experienced the death of my husband. I found myself at a difficult crossroads in life, trying to be a single parent of two teenagers and, at the same time, attempting to carve out a new identity and career for myself. A great portion of my existence was spent in worry and anxiety. I definitely needed to figure out who I was and who I wanted to become. I met a friend who was interested in astrology and through her, I became progressively intrigued by "the stars". Then I picked up a copy of an astrological publication one day and saw Suzan's advertisement. I gave her a call and the rest is history! I was immediately comforted by her soothing manner and her sense of humor...I remember thinking, "here is a real person I can relate to"! She has opened my eyes to alot of truths about myself and my past that I had a hard time facing. She's also helped me to recognize my strengths and how to utilize them. I mean, let's face it, anyone who can actually make you feel somewhat positive about having a moon in Scorpio with several squares to it has a real talent! I can't tell you how much I look forward to my weekly (well, sometimes biweekly!) phone sessions with Suzan. It's so enlightening when she helps me discover that there are astrological reasons why I am feeling or acting a certain way and that if I know what is coming up, I can prepare myself and work with the aspects that are ocurring in my chart. Looking back over the past few years, I can clearly see that I've made a considerable amount of progress and I give Suzan lots of credit for that. Thanks again, Suzan, for your continued guidance and support. I love you. Sincerely, Mary Jane D., San Diego

MP Possibilities, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Jim M.
    Verified review

    Coach Kathy has helped me through several delicate matters. Her positive advice and guidance saved me from making very embarrassing errors in judgement. Thanks again Coach!!!!! Jim

    Special Ceremony
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Tanasha Q.
    Verified review

    Pastor Cowan was GREAT!!! The encouraging words that he gave me and my husband stands in our head on a daily.

    Creative Ministry Center
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 19 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sharon T.
    Verified review

    Rev. Overholt met several times with the Bride and Groom about what their wedding should entail and what marriage means. She talked them thru writing their own vows and how to read them with a group of people listening. She was wonderful and everyone said she did an awesome job. I would highly recommend her services. Thank you for a job well done.

    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.

    • 3 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Lauryn B.
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    We loved working with Tracie on premarital counseling! She was kind, thoughtful, and very flexible to our logistical needs. It was so convenient to work with Tracie because she was able to come to our house every week for five weeks. Tracie asked a lot of questions, made space for us to think through the important steps in preparing for marriage, identified our key areas of focus, and followed through on all that she promised. We would recommend Tracie again for premarital counseling in a heartbeat!

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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.

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    Amie's specialties are as follows: * child and adolescence * family/parent counseling * emotional and behavioral issues * mood disorders * depression * anxiety * at-risk youth * trauma * oppositional defiance * conduct disorder * relationship issues * independent living skills * attention deficit disorder * anger management * school refusal * school performance * self-esteem * self-harming * peer relationships * impulse control * adult counseling * life transitions * cognitive behavioral therapy * borderline personality disorder * couples counseling * medication management * suicidal ideation Amie respects those who are asking for assistance in their lives because she knows that it takes courage to ask for help. She believes that sometimes people need a nonjudgmental outsider to listen to their experiences and struggles. Amie believes in positive change that can change the look and feel different for everyone. With a warm and welcoming personality, Amie takes an individualized approach that is different and unique with every client. Amie develops a strong therapeutic relationship by using collaboration and providing a safe environment for her clients. Amie takes a cognitive behavioral therapeutic approach, especially with children and adolescents by assisting clients in understanding how their thoughts and feelings impact their behaviors. She also uses a humanistic approach with all clients. She uses traditional therapeutic approaches but also incorporates creative therapies such as music and play therapy to create a positive experience, especially for children and adolescents. Amie received her master's degree in counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Amie has experience working with children and adolescents in residential and clinical outpatient settings. She has worked with families and older adults in clinical outpatient settings. Amie has experience leading group therapies for young adults to older adults. She has experience with crisis intervention, mood disorders, trauma, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct, and anxiety. Amie has worked with male and female adolescents who struggle with body image, social, behavioral, and emotional struggles, and family conflicts. She has worked with young adults who struggle with life transitions and independent living skills. Amie has worked with older adults in relationship struggles and life transitions. If you are considering a change or need someone to talk to, Amie can help you reach your goals and make the lifestyle change you desire.

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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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    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 give the experience of 28 years of ministry 43 years of marriage

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    As a mental health counselor, I work with clients on a variety of issues but primarily with marital, depression, anxiety and grief. I specialize in working with families who have been faced with suicidal issues. I also speak to groups, organizations and businesses on overcoming depression and anxiety, motivation, and psychology of color.

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    We provide spiritual individual group counseling marriage counseling

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    I provide assistance to children, adolescents, adults and families looking for help with life's challenges. My services include support for academic and career planning services, college selection and entrance process guidance, personal issues and family concerns. I have 23 years of experience with children and families, and I have a passion for helping others find solutions to the challenges life brings.

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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 research the latest in innovated ways to improve the quality of health you are already in...!!!

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    I give practical and fundamental guidance based on biblical truth and according to the unadulterated word of God.

    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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