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Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Long Beach, CA

Ann Alsaadi
Self Pay Rate: $119

Ann Alsaadi, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Hello my name is Ann Alsaadi. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) since 2007. I have conducted groups for Parenting, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Sexual Offenses and Victims of Crime. I also worked in the foster care and adoption field through both the social work and mental health perspectives for many years. Through this I gained experience with working with several issues in regards to children, families, infertility, adoption issues and issues related to foster care from the perspectives of the foster children and youth, resource parents and birth families. 

My passion in all the work I have done is to help people reach their goals, heal from trauma related issues and issues related to different phases of life. I provide non-judgmental and open hearted support for people in my work and feel honored to be a part of each person’s journey. I work from a person-centered approach in the therapeutic relationship with my client. I strive to meet each client "where they are" and to provide support to each person in his or her individual process of self-discovery and path towards self-actualization.

Talking through your feelings and receiving an alternative viewpoint can be therapeutic in itself. I am interested in your personal story and will provide support, guidance, and understanding throughout your wellness journey. In working from a relational lens, I help individuals form better relationships with themselves and others. We will explore your unique story, discuss attachment and discover the underlying thoughts and feelings that may contribute to discord and conflict. Also, as a brainspotting practitioner, I can help you to process unresolved traumas and work with you to expand your heart’s desire within yourself. 

In therapy, the client is the expert and the path and pace of therapy is the choice of the client. My role as a therapist is to provide structure and support while holding space for my client on his or her own personal journey towards healing and self discovery. 

Sometimes people just need someone to talk to. Therapy provides a warm and safe place to explore issues and clear emotional and mental obstacles so that you can live your best life. Transformation is not easy. It is a brave and difficult choice at times to make the decision to seek help for anything, including and sometimes especially, when it comes to mental health. Contact me if you feel I can help you. 

Education

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
Pepperdine University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Women's Issues
Anthony Konstantinidis
Self Pay Rate: $119

Anthony Konstantinidis, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

I have worked extensively with adolescents and adults who have struggled with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, self-esteem issues, and life transitions to name a few. Additionally, the clients that I have helped have come from various diverse backgrounds, from being in the foster system, former juvenile hall clients, various SES backgrounds, different cultural/ethnic backgrounds, K-12 aged clients, adult clients, and court mandated clients. My goal is always to help reach goals client's have in addition to building our therapeutic relationship.

Clients know that I provide a safe space for them to be themselves and feel free to talk about whatever they need help on without ever feeling judged. My philosophy is that if a client feels supported, validated, and has a strong therapeutic relationship with me, that everything else will fall into place. I have a strong ability to help clients feel like their best selves by being empathic and understanding. I also help clients feel better by getting them to laugh as I feel as though laughter is important for feeling happier.

If you are looking for a therapist where you can feel like your best self, feel relaxed, and feel happier, look no further as I am the right for you.

We all struggle with obstacles in our lives that hold us back. We all can use extra support from an outside source to help us overcome these obstacles.

Education

California State University
Master's of Science in Marriage Family Therapy
Master's of Science in Counseling (Student Development in Higher Education)

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Career Transitions
  • School Related Issues
  • Family Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Coping Skills
Fernando Avila
Self Pay Rate: $139

Fernando Avila, Licensed Psychologist

Fernando offers therapy services in English and Spanish

Philosophy of Care

Fernando Avila is a licensed psychologist in the state of California who has 10 years experience working with adults and teenagers seeking help with depression, anxiety management, anger management and frustration tolerance, and stress management. He completed his Bachelor of Arts from George Mason University, a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D./Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University Of Denver.

Fernando utilizes a collaborative strength based approach using Cognitive- Behavioral and Person-Centered therapy with special attention paid to diversity issues. Fernando takes a flexible approach with client input in order to help each individual meet their needs in therapy and to learn new positive coping skills that can be used on a daily basis.

Fernando wants to establish a warm and caring rapport with you in order to help accomplish your therapy goals and to live a better meaningful life on a daily basis.

Fernando is a flexible therapist that seeks to collaborate with you and help you get
desired results.

Education

California State University/University Of Denver
Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling/Ph.D./Doctorate in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self-esteem
  • Anger Management
  • Family issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Diversity issues
Jennifer Reynolds
Self Pay Rate: $119

Jennifer Reynolds, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Jennifer Reynolds is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 105804, who has been practicing therapy for eight years. She graduated from Santa Clara University with her MA in Counseling Psychology in 2013. She utilizes a combination of evidence-based strategies such as CBT, DBT, Solution-focused, and a client-centered approach.

Education

Santa Clara University
Master of Arts in Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Depression
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Grief/Loss
  • Mindfulness
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
Samaneh Ferdosian
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Samaneh Ferdosian, PMHNP

**Samaneh offers therapy services in English and Farsi***

Philosophy of Care

Samaneh Ferdowsian is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the state of California, who graduated from Walden University. Samaneh has been in the mental health field for over five years and has experience working with both adolescents and adults. She completed her Bachelors of Science at Chamberlain University and received her Masters of Science in Psychiatry from Walden University.

Samaneh uses a collaborative and holistic approach to address biological, psychological, and social factors that impact a client’s health. She utilizes mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy to meet the needs of every client in their own unique way. In addition, she is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

Samaneh believes that one of the most crucial factors in becoming an effective Advanced Practice Nurse is promoting hope to individuals and families with mental illnesses, to instill self-responsibility and empowerment, and in helping individuals living with mental illness seek a meaningful role in life. With this, she hopes to help clients meet their goals in order to live the life they value and desire. 

Education

Walden University
Masters of Science in Psychiatry

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self-esteem
  • ADHD
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
Leana Smith
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Leana Smith, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Leana Smith is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a certificate of additional qualifications in addiction. She offers expertise in the treatment of adult and adolescent ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and PTSD with experience in treating the full range of psychiatric disorders. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including public and private inpatient and outpatient settings.

Leana received her Master of Science in nursing at the University of California—San Francisco. Having earned a minor in genomics and currently conducting research, she is also now also seeing clients at Thriveworks.

Leana's clinical approach is steeped in the importance of a thorough patient-centered psychiatric evaluation. She practices conservative medication management and values the importance of utilizing various forms of psychotherapy. She adopts a structured approach with regular follow-up to anticipate interventions to optimize my patient’s mental health.

As a working mother of five children, Leana understands that life doesn’t always go as planned and can leave you feeling stressed out, irritated, tired, and lonely. It’s time to normalize the human condition. Caring for your thoughts and emotions shouldn’t be an afterthought. We have primary providers for our physical well-being, and we all deserve a primary provider for our mental well-being. Leana thanks you for choosing her to care for you on your journey to holistic health.

Education

University of California - San Francisco
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Relationships
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
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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