Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Thousand Oaks, CA

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Heather Nisenbaum
Self Pay Rate: $149

Heather Nisenbaum, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Heather Nisenbaum is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from Los Angeles California. She has over 15 years of experience providing psychosocial assessments and therapeutic care to adults and couples needing help with finding solutions to make their lives happier and more fulfilling. With the use of proven therapeutic techniques, individuals and couples struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, and various life transitions can learn to reconcile and manage the stressors that create barriers to well-lived lives and healthy relationships.

Heather uses collaborative and strength-based techniques that motivate change: solution-focused, cognitive behavioral skills, and acceptance and commitment approaches that may be the key to unlocking your best self(s).

Because relationships are the fundamental foundations of self, Heather seeks to build such a relationship that provides warmth, flexibility, collaboration, and trust so that goals can be met and sustained. Everyone deserves the opportunity to live a meaningful and fulfilled life. The marathon of life begins one step at a time. Let’s get to work!


University of Southern California
Master of Social Work


  • Alcohol Use
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Substance Use
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.


Master of Science in Nursing
Walden University


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • ADHD
  • OCD
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.


Gonzaga University
Master’s of Science in Nursing


  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Schizophrenia
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.


Azusa Pacific University
MSN In Nursing


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life Adjustments
  • Mood Disorders
  • Stress Management

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