Education & Certification
Alliant International University - Los Angeles (1999)
National Register Member Since
Jacqueline Williams, PsyD
I have been providing comprehensive psychological services, including psychological and psycho-educational testing, to a multicultural population of children, adolescents, adults, and elderly adults in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles for over 15 years. I provide a safe atmosphere in which to explore individual, couple, and psychological testing needs as they arise, as well as work toward a viable resolution and personal growth.
My practice is based on the principle of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). CBT identifies “irrational”, “dysfunctional”, and “distorted” thinking that causes people to experience depression, chronic worrying, frustration and/or anger. CBT reminds people that they control their own emotional destiny according to whether they think in healthy, rational ways or unhealthy, irrational ways. First, I teach the client to recognize words, thoughts, and events that trigger negative, irrational, distorted thoughts. Secondly, I teach the client to reframe the negative, irrational, distorted thoughts by modeling techniques that dispute and challenge the faulty thinking. I am an active and supportive listener who demonstrates genuineness, warmth, empathy, and sensitivity.
Areas of specialty include: depression, bi-polar, women’s issues (infertility, perimenopause/menopause, postpartum depression), lesbian issues, and midlife transition.Learn more about me on my website: www.jswilliamspsyd.com
Areas of Expertise
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Depression and Other Mood Disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder, major depression, bereavement)
- General Psychological Testing (e.g., intelligence, personality, vocational, aptitude, school placement, health)
- Forensic Psychology (e.g., mental competency, parent-child custody, legal evaluations, violence or risk assessment)
- Adults (18-64 yrs.)
- Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Neuropsychological Testing
- National Register of Health Service Psychologists
- Licensed Psychologist, CA PSY18937
- Certified Sports Psychologist,
- American Psychological Assocation
- California Psychological Association
- North American Menopause Society
Fee Information/Office Policy
Office Hours: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM M-Th, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM F, Saturday Psychological Testing (by appt. only)
$150/hr (45-50 minutes)
$175/hr (couple therapy)
$1800 (psychological testing)
Fee is payable each session. It is the client’s responsibility for payment of all therapy charges at the time of service. Please have your payment prepared before the session to maximize the therapy time together. Upon request following full payment, the psychologist will provide a receipt usable as a “superbill” which can be submitted to the insurance company for reimbursement.
If you have health insurance and the health insurance requires the psychologist to complete forms, upon verification of health insurance coverage and policy limits, the psychologist will bill your insurance carrier for you and the psychologist will be paid directly by the insurance company.
CREDIT/DEBIT CARD. If you would like to pay by credit/debit card, you will need to complete a Credit/Debit Card Payment Consent Form.
If an appointment is missed or canceled with less than 24 hours notice, you will be billed the scheduled fee ($150 or $175). Frequent cancellations may result in the termination of your treatment. The client’s compliance in keeping appointments and active participation in the treatment process are vital.
The client’s therapeutic and financial relationship with the psychologist continues as long as the psychologist is providing professional services or until the client informs the psychologist, in person or in writing, that the client wishes to terminate therapy or the psychologist notifies the client that therapy is being terminated. The psychologist and client will meet at least once before therapy is terminated.
- Anthem BlueCross
- BlueCross BlueShield of California
- Aetna PPO
- Cigna PPO
- Optum/United Healthcare
20720 Ventura Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
P: 818-224-3345 (Office)