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.
Master of Science in Nursing
Self Pay Rate: $129
Madeline Brener, PsyD
Philosophy of Care
Dr. Maddy Brener, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist based in San Diego, California has 10+ years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked with a diverse range of children, teens, adults, and seniors with a wide variety of diagnoses ranging from generalized anxiety and major depression to chronic paranoid schizophrenia and personality disorders. Dr. Brener's particular areas of expertise include LGBTQIA+ issues, nonmonogamy/polyamory, kink/BDSM, chronic pain, negative self-talk, military service-related issues, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and interpersonal communication. She puts a great deal of focus on increasing clients' self-acceptance, which includes aiding them in rising above stereotypes and stigmas.
The therapy Dr. Brener provides is primarily based in Cognitive Behavioral and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies. She believes that everyone is the expert on themselves and that it is her role to assist people in the process of creating the road map for their individual emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Her counseling style is pretty laid back and patient-centered, and she is always open to questions.
Dr. Brener has been described as supportive, relatable, and compassionate, with a pretty good sense of humor. She likes to focus on identifying patients' strengths and helping to maximize them to overcome obstacles in a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment. You are not alone. You have taken the first and most important step by reaching out for help — things can and will get better. Dr. Brener looks forward to working with you.
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
- Coping Skills
- Gender Identity/Transgender
- Sexual Orientation/Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
- Women’s Issues
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.
Azusa Pacific University
MSN In Nursing
- Life Adjustments
- Mood Disorders
- Stress Management