Our Counselors

Edna PetitHomme
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Florida Blue
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Edna PetitHomme, PMHNP

**Edna offers mental health services in Haitian-Creole

Philosophy of Care

Edna PetitHomme is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Florida. Her education includes a Doctorate in Nursing Practice and a Master’s in Family Medicine from Florida Atlantic University. She received her Post master’s Certificate in Psychiatry at Florida State University.

She has training and experience treating and monitoring patient with psychiatric disorders. She has worked in community mental health serving and advocating for jailed individuals. Edna possess strong clinical skills enhanced by her ability to build rapport with patients. Edna follows evidenced based guidelines with clinical experience.

She is passionate about providing compassionate, quality, and comprehensive mental health services to her patients. Edna seeks to establish a caring relationship with you in order to improve your quality of life.

Education

Florida Atlantic University and Florida State University
DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Behavioral issues
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Eating Disorders

She sees adult clients for mental health evaluations and medication management.

She has worked in community mental health serving and advocating for jailed individuals.

Including brief psychotherapy and prescribing mental health medications if indicated.

Ivy Lee
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Florida Blue
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Ivy Lee, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Ivy Lee is a psychiatric nurse practitioner in the state of Florida. Ivy has started out as a patient technician at a drug rehab facility, moved to in-patient psychiatric hospital, and started working as a bedside nurse for two years. While being a bedside nurse for two years, Ivy has completed her master’s degree at Florida International University for her ARNP.

Ivy’s practice philosophy is to be holistic and individualize treatment. She wants to create a trusting relationship with her patients so that she can provide the best treatment. Ivy wants to provide a safe space for her clients, while maintain a professional environment.

Education

Florida International University
PMHNP

Specialties

  • Medication Management
Jessica Carter O'Brien
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Florida Blue
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Jessica Carter O’Brien, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Jessica C. O'Brien is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor in the state of Florida who has over ten years of experience working with clients of all ages seeking assistance with a variety of challenges and concerns. She earned her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology degree from the University of North Florida and has worked in a variety of settings, including a college counseling center, community mental health agencies, private practice settings, and an elementary school setting for children with emotional and behavioral disabilities. 

When participating in therapy, it’s important to find a counselor with whom you feel comfortable and can openly share the challenges you are facing. Jessica is committed to fostering a respectful and safe therapeutic environment where you can be your authentic self as you work towards making changes in your life. She views the counseling relationship as a partnership in which the client is the expert on themselves and the best outcomes occur when both she and the client bring their respective knowledge and expertise to the therapeutic relationship. 

Jessica uses a combination of cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, strengths-based, and solution focused therapies to work together with clients to create personalized goals and treatment plans aimed at helping them make the changes they’d like to see, including living a healthier, more satisfying, and self-directed life. She also has experience working with clients who would like to include their spiritual, religious, and faith beliefs in counseling.

Education

University of North Florida
Masters in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Academic, occupational, career, and work issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Life stress and transitions
  • Self-esteem
  • Spiritual/religious/faith beliefs 
  • Stress management
Leonie Sistrat
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Florida Blue
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Leonie Sistrat, PMHNP-BC

** Leonie offers psychiatric mental health services in Creole

Philosophy of Care 

Leonie Sistrat is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Florida who is a highly motivated, dedicated and compassionate nursing professional with over 10 years of experience delivering quality patient-centered care. She obtained her degree in Nursing from Broward College, a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing and a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Walden University.

She is an outcome focused Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who ensures the provision of comprehensive, integrated care to maintain and optimize good mental health outcomes. Leonie is highly proficient in integrating critical thinking and sound clinical judgement to effectively manage routine and emergency psychiatric issues, with a sustained emphasis on safety and quality of care. She has experience in providing psychiatric care to clients across the lifespan and providing safe and evidence-based medication management.

Leonie strives to cultivate a strong and trusting patient/provider relationship that improves the mental health and wellness of diverse patient populations. Leonie’s specialties include diagnosing and treating clients with:

Education

Walden University
Master of Science

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Adjustment disorders
  • PTSD
Ricky Thompson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BlueCross BlueShield of FL/New Directions
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Ricky Thompson, MA, LMHC, NCC

Welcome to Thriveworks!

Congratulations on taking this important first action toward making the changes you desire in your life. Ricky Thompson’s focus is to help individuals, couples, and families take back control of their lives. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help you address life's challenges. Ricky will use proven interventions to offer a personalized approach for each client. With compassion and acceptance, Ricky will work with you to help build on your strengths to attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing.

In addition to having earned a Master of Art Degree in Mental Health Counseling, Ricky has specialized concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. This includes additional education in theories of family process and development, and couples and family counseling. Ricky has also received training in the Gottman Method for Couples. Ricky’s goal is to help you achieve more deeply rewarding relationships that will sustain you for life.

Ricky is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) as well as a Certified Grief Counselor Specialist (CGCS). Ricky helped develop a substance abuse program that is approved by the state of Florida. He has received training for sleep issues from the University of Pennsylvania for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia.

A strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation to make lasting change. While we can not change the past, together you will make the changes necessary to give you the life you desire and deserve.

Treatment Specialization Includes:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Family Counseling
  • Grief & Loss
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sleeping Disorders / Insomnia
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse / Addiction and Recovery
Yveline Jacques
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Florida Blue
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Yveline Jacques, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

**Dr. Yveline Jacques offers services in English, French, and Creole

Dr. Yveline Jacques is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner in the state of Florida. Dr. Jacques has been in the medical field for a total of 20 years and has been practicing psychiatry for the past four years. She is certified to treat clients across the lifespan, but she is specialized in adult psychiatry helping clients with a variety of psychic disorders including major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Jacques completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing at Nova Southeastern University. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from University of North Florida.

Dr. Yveline Jacques utilizes evidence-based practice for the prevention, assessment, diagnosing, treatment, and rehabilitation of the mentally ill with the purpose to alleviate mental suffering associated with psychiatric disorders and the optimization of mental well-being.

Dr. Yveline Jacques understands the importance of your mental health and is ready to establish trust, listen to you, being informed of your symptoms and your concerns, involving you in your plan of care, partnership with you in achieving your desired treatment outcome. 

Education

Nova Southeastern University
MS Nursing

Specialties

  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
  • Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Personality Disorder
  • Eating Disorder

 

Desarae Jennings-Osgard
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • New Directions
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Desarae Jennings-Osgard, LMHC

A big believer in taking back control of one’s life, Desarae focuses on offering useful feedback and support to help address various life challenges. She uses a compassionate and empathic approach in meeting clients where they are and delivering appropriate interventions and strategies throughout the counseling process. Desarae strives to teach clients to develop and use skills to cope with their individual setbacks in order to live healthy and fulfilling lives. 

A transplant from the northeast, Desarae moved to Jacksonville, Fl in 2002 for undergraduate studies. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Jacksonville University in 2006 and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2011. Desarae is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Qualified Supervisor in Florida. 

Desarae has worked in a multitude of environments and with clients in various stages of their lives. She is well experienced in dealing with crisis situations as well as day to day life issues. Her main goal is to help clients achieve positive personal growth and ultimately reach their full potentials.

Karen Hanson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BlueCross BlueShield of FL/New Directions
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Karen Hanson, LMHC

Welcome to Thriveworks! Awareness is always the first step to making any desired change. You have that feeling that there is something off balance that needs to change in order for you to function better in your personal life, professional life, and/or in your relationships. Let’s get to it.

Karen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida who has experience partnering with children (ages 6-17) and adults (18-64+) seeking help with a wide range of difficulties. Karen received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Sociology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and her Masters of Science in Community Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Karen has additional certification training in the area of Grief/Loss/Trauma.

As your therapeutic partner, Karen draws upon evidence-based therapy approaches such as, client-centered, strength-based, emotionally- and solution-focused, cognitive- behavioral, and mindfulness skills. Karen is dedicated to meeting you where you are and together co-creating the therapeutic goals to get you where you want and are committed to go.

You can expect compassion, acceptance, and respect as well as, that firm gentle nudge (and a little humor) from Karen as you focus on exploring greater self-insight, clarity, and strategies for you to find that correct balance in your life again.

Karen's Specialties:

  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Depression
  • Mood/Bipolar
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Relationship issues (parent/child, couples)
  • Life transitions
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  • 4243 Sunbeam Rd, Floor 1, Suite 6,
    Jacksonville, FL 32257

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-9:30PM
    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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