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Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Irvine, CA

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Debra Williams
Self Pay Rate: $149

Debra Williams, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Debra Williams is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 13 years of experience assisting teens, adults, and seniors. Her goal has been to focus on examining how the past may be affecting the present, teaching the strength and confidence needed to heal from feelings of anger, pain, helplessness, loneliness, anxiety, and depression, which often surface as a result of trauma.

Debra earned her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. She provides a culturally competent, judgment-free safe zone for each client to share aspects of themselves and their goals. She meets each person where they are, utilizing a variety of strengths-based techniques such as motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment, cognitive behavioral methods (CBT), and talk therapy to address each area of concern. She has also been honored to work with women, veterans, teens, and families affected by the issues of domestic violence, homelessness, suicide, and rape.

If you are struggling to take charge of the behaviors or emotions that keep you from doing the things you desire the most, reach out to connect with Debra. If you find yourself wondering why you are not reaching your goals and need a safe place to figure it out, it would be her honor to work with you.

Education

University of Southern California
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Grief
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Use
  • Stress
  • Women’s Issues
  • Career
Jude Levasseur
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Jude Levasseur, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Jude Levasseur is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of California. He has been a health care executive for more than 20 years with broad experience in clinical, medical, nursing relations, utilization management, quality assessment, business development, regulatory compliance, and nursing practice. Jude has a successful track record of implementing changes to maintain sustainable profits, reduce costs, and improve patient satisfaction. He demonstrates a strong result orientation, combined with interpersonal and leadership abilities to attain patients and team-oriented outcomes.

Jude’s educational background includes a Bachelor's degree in nursing and an MBA in Healthcare Management from the University of Phoenix as well as a Master's degree in nursing from Walden University. Jude’s previous roles include Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Newport Academy, Region Sr. Director of Clinical Operations for Kindred Healthcare, and the Chief Nursing Officer at Huntington Beach Hospital.

Jude lives in Orange County, California with his wife Brooke and his daughter Preslie. His hobbies include hiking and boating on the beautiful coastlines of Southern California. Catalina Islands is Jude’s preferred spot for fishing, boating, and hiking.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing
Walden University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • ADHD
  • OCD
Martha"Martie" Williams
Self Pay Rate: $119

Martie Williams, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Martie Williams is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Wyoming with over 20 years of experience helping adults, couples, families and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, addiction and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science at the University of San Diego and received her Master of Science in Counseling at California State University, Fullerton.

Martie utilizes client centered, strength based, collaborative and relational approaches in her therapy. Always mindful in maintaining the best needs of her clients. Each person, couple, family is unique with their own dynamic and perspective.

Martie seeks to connect and journey with you as you become more self-aware and confident in your unique gifts and strengths toward becoming your best self.

Education

California State University
Master of Science in Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Addiction
  • Relationship Issues
Joseph Derije
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Joseph Derije, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Joseph is board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, he graduated from Gonzaga University with a Master’s in Nursing. He completed his undergraduate degree from Ohio University. Upon graduation, he trained under Exodus Recovery Foundation. Currently, he provides care for clients in his local community with a focus on team based approach and patient centered care.

Education

Gonzaga University
Master’s of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Schizophrenia
Michelle Chieme
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Michelle Chieme, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Michelle Chieme is a Nurse Practitioner in the state of California who specializes in the field of psychiatry.  Michelle has a wealth of experience treating adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, and life adjustments. She completed her Master’s Degree of Science In Nursing at Azusa Pacific University. She is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and is credentialed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Michelle incorporates a nursing-based approach that is patient focused while also taking into consideration the individual’s environment as a whole. She works collaboratively with clients to determine the best form of treatment that will meet their unique needs while also promoting mindfulness and introspection.

Michelle is passionate about destigmatizing mental health. She especially enjoys working with clients who have been silently suffering from depression/anxiety and are ready to take the first step towards getting treatment. Michelle looks forward to connecting with you in a safe and nonjudgmental space, where together we can work towards building resiliency and getting you back to your best life.

Education

Azusa Pacific University
MSN In Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life Adjustments
  • Mood Disorders
  • Stress Management

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