Last edited 03/07/2024

Michelle Stevens Sanagustin PhD

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Pacific Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM

Learn more about my:

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I have been helping people heal, learn, and grow for more than 20 years. I am a psychotherapist, coach, teacher, and author of the best-selling book, Scared Selfless, which explores the aftereffects of child abuse and how to heal from it. My greatest gift as a therapist is my well-founded optimism. I know that no matter how bad things may currently seem, my clients can overcome obstacles, process pain, and move on to happier, healthier, more purposeful lives. I believe that all people have an innate capacity to grow into their authentic selves; they simply need the right conditions. I pride myself on offering clients an experience that is validating, accepting, nurturing, and supportive. I have particular expertise in childhood trauma, PTSD, and dissociative disorders. My writing on psychological trauma has appeared in such periodicals as the New York Times, Time, People, Good Housekeeping, The Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and I have been featured on Dr. Phil, The Dr. Oz Show, and People magazine.  I am a therapist at Octave, a behavioral health practice creating a new standard for mental health care that’s both high-quality and accessible.




Family issues


General Expertise


LGBTQIA related issues

Life transitions

Panic attacks & panic disorder

Phobias & fears

Pregnancy, perinatal, & postpartum issues

Self Harm

Sexual Harassment & Assault

In-Network Insurance



Health Net


First Session$205
Individual Therapy$205
Marriage & Couples Counseling$250
Family Therapy$250

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

The Gottman Method


  • California, PhD, 33973


PhD - Clinical Psychology, Saybrook University

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Michelle Stevens Sanagustin, PhD

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Michelle Stevens Sanagustin, PhD, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Michelle Stevens Sanagustin accepting new clients?

Yes, Michelle Stevens Sanagustin is accepting new clients for online therapy in California.

Does Michelle Stevens Sanagustin accept insurance?

Yes, Michelle Stevens Sanagustin accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem and Health Net.

What types of therapy does Michelle Stevens Sanagustin offer?

Michelle Stevens Sanagustin offers therapy for couples, families and individuals.

Does Michelle Stevens Sanagustin offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Michelle Stevens Sanagustin for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Michelle Stevens Sanagustin offer online therapy?

Yes, Michelle Stevens Sanagustin offers online therapy via video sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Michelle Stevens Sanagustin?

Michelle Stevens Sanagustin typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Michelle Stevens Sanagustin speak?

Michelle Stevens Sanagustin conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Michelle Stevens Sanagustin online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Michelle Stevens Sanagustin online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.