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Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in San Francisco, CA

Jamie Bennett
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BlueCross BlueShield
Self Pay Rate: $149

Jamie Bennett, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Jamie Bennett is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. She completed her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at the University of Michigan and received her Masters of Social Work at Columbia University. Her past experiences include individual and group work within private practice, clinic, and hospital settings and Jamie now specializes in anxiety disorders, depression, life transitions, mood, and personality disorders. She has honed a comprehensive therapeutic style to best support patients’ sustainable life changes.

Jamie currently works in an individual capacity with adolescents and adults, identifying their most pervasive symptoms with the intention of liberating them from their emotional confines. She first conducts a psychodynamic exploration and collaborates with patients to create meaningful, individualized goals. Throughout the therapeutic work, Jamie is vigilant about relaying relevant cognitive and dialectical behavioral strategies to enhance therapeutic outcomes. 

Jamie maintains a compassionate and empathic approach in order to create a "judgment-free zone" for patients. She lives and works by the belief that there is value in every experience and by uncovering the meaning in challenges, patients can maximize the rest of their lives.

Education

Columbia University
Masters of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Stress Management
Jude Levasseur
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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
Accepting:
  • MHN
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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
William Mack Shannon
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Managed Health Network
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $199

William Mack Shannon, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Philosophy of Care

Dr. William Shannon is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and certificated School Psychologist in the state of California who has 23 years of experience partnering with children, adolescents, young adults and couples who are seeking help with depression and anxiety disorders, LGBTQI issues, students with special needs, mental health disorders due to medical conditions, conduct and adjustment issues, anger management, racial justice and cultural dissonance concerns. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Grove City College (PA), his Master’s degree in Psychology at Millersville State University (PA) in Psychology and his Doctorate degree in Psychology at North Carolina State University (NC). His doctorate dissertation focused on a counseling intervention emphasizing the utilization of “Cuento” therapy and ethnic identity/cultural heritage awareness activities for Puerto Rican adolescents who were ‘at-risk’ of dropping out of the public school system. “Cuento” therapy utilizes a story-telling format that incorporates discussions of how famous artists, athletes, TV personalities and public figures (heroes/heroines) had to utilize their own strengths and talents in order to overcome significant hardships/poverty/illnesses/obstacles of life transitions in order to make significant contributions to society and self-preservation. The strategies they utilized are discussed in therapy as to motivation for clients that may be dealing with similar situations themselves.

The utilization of Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral philosophical/models and BRIEF/motivational interviewing methods are emphasized in the development of treatment goals/plans for all ages of clients. Strength based, client-centered, culturally sensitive, mindfulness, “cuento” therapy and educationally focused approaches are also utilized in therapy to enhance the involvement of the client in his/her own development of strategies and goals for meeting his/her own needs. The goals that the clients develop on their own and with their therapist increases the strength of the ‘ownership’ of their treatment plan and the desire for living their most meaningful and self-empowered life.

Education

Millersville State University
North Carolina State University
Master’s degree in Psychology
Doctorate degree in Psychology

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • PTSD
  • CBT
  • DBT
Joseph Derije
Accepting:
  • MHN
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
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
Accepting:
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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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