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Elizabeth Payne
Self Pay Rate: $99

Elizabeth Payne, LPCC, NCC

Philosophy of Care

Elizabeth Payne is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC #9243) who provides therapy in the state of California. She earned her Master of Arts Degree from New York University in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness. Elizabeth has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who are coping with a range of challenges. Her specialties include working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, life transitions, depression, anger, family conflict, parenting challenges, school issues, substance abuse, and trauma. Elizabeth has worked in a variety of mental health settings including clinics, in-patient treatment centers, and school settings with experience providing individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, and facilitating group therapy.

Elizabeth views every client as a unique individual, with unique needs. She meets clients “where they are” and develops a treatment plan tailored to their individual goals. She utilizes concepts and techniques from cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), strength-based therapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness. Elizabeth works with clients to help them find clarity, develop self-acceptance and inner strength, and learn healthy coping skills to persevere and live their best life.

Whether you are experiencing a specific issue, seeking personal growth, or simply need additional support, you have come to the right place.

Education

New York University
Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting Issues
  • Anger Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Women's Issues
Estefani Crisostomo
Self Pay Rate: $99

Estefani Crisostomo, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Estefani Crisostomo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California who specializes in treating adolescents, couples, and middle-aged adults faced with relationship issues, life transitions, depression, and anxiety. Estefani has 5 years of clinical experience, helping a diverse array of clients to better manage their mental health through counseling and therapy.

Estefani received her Master’s in Clinical Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, from California State University Long Beach. In her sessions, Estefani specializes in cognitive behavioral methods, exposure response prevention, and strength-based therapeutic approaches. She also has prior experience as a school-based therapist and can help teens to quickly develop trust and communication skills to better manage interpersonal and familial conflict.

Estefani seeks to meet your unique mental health needs by utilizing a collaborative approach, helping you to develop positive coping strategies to manage life’s challenges, in a healthy manner. Estefani will work with you to create a personalized therapy "game plan" and wants her clients to feel safe and truly involved in each session.

Education

California State University
Master’s in Clinical Counseling

Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Family Conflict
Jose Gutierrez
Self Pay Rate: $119

Jose Gutierrez, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

I am a bilingual (Spanish/English) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I graduated from Antioch University, Los Angeles with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. I help individuals, children, family, and couples dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, life transitions, and other debilitating situations.

Born and raised in South Los Angeles. As a kid from a low income neighborhood, I was oblivious to psychotherapy and the mental health field. My dad would make statements such as: “boys don’t cry” “act like a man”. Coming from a biracial background (Latino/Black) I grew up confused, as I physically look Latino. There were many stereotypes that I molded into, and it was not till graduate school that I was able to fully process and understand who Jose is.

I specialize in childhood emotional neglect (CEN) and trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) to help adults and children find their own sense of accepting and loving themselves, overcome trauma, and to gain fulfilling relationships.

Utilizing a holistic client centered approach, I bring a blend of ‘my experiences’ and engage with you in many different psychotherapeutic techniques to maximize your own inner strengths. I help to differentiate the past from the present in terms of cognition, emotions, body sensations and behaviors.

I will offer support, show genuine interest and give honest and timely proactive feedback to help you see subjective experiences more objectively and take initiative in your own life. We will aim to let go of the need for perfection and strengthen your won sources of inner knowledge and wisdom.

In an atmosphere of safety and support, I will help you understand yourself in new ways, by empowering you to change areas of your life that once felt stuck or overwhelming. As a biracial queer male, I understand many obstacles life can throw at us.

Education

Antioch University
Masters degree in Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues,
  • Life Transitions
  • Anger Management
  • Family Conflict
  • Self Esteem
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • LGBTQIA+
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
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
Yo-at Silverman
Self Pay Rate: $149

Yo-at Silverman, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Yo-at Silverman is a licensed marriage and family therapist who focuses on client care from a perspective of compassion, kindness and adaptability. She began working in the field of mental health over 15 years ago, and in that time, has worked with a wide variety of patients across mental health settings including private practice, homeless shelters, schools, and day treatment facilities. Today, Yo-at works with adults as they navigate the roads of anxiety, depression, life-change and adjustment struggles.

Yo-at utilizes strength-based, solution-focused individually-minded approaches designed to promote self-awareness, enhance self-care and coping skills, and support clients in their times of transition and need.

Yo-at seeks to form a warm and supportive relationship with you as you work together in reaching your mental health goals.

Education

New College of California
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Couples/Marriage Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Depression
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Anger Management
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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