Dr. James Shafer, PHD

Psychology •  Male
  
Dr. Shafer
6 Venture Ste 350 Irvine, CA 92618

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(949) 929-7159

Dr. Shafer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity Behavioral Health Network-CA
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Shafer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shafer

4.9

Based on 33 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (32)
  • Explained conditions well (32)
  • Listened & answered questions (32)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (26)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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Dr Shafer in 2 sessions changed my life. I never do reviews. Stuck in the 80's I guess but this man deserves the time.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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M Clarke – Jul 18, 2019
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Dr. Shafer has helped me through some immensely difficult decisions in my life, and he continues to support me throughout the next steps. He doesn't just quietly listen like many therapists, but actively offers thoughts and input that he encourages you to question and make your own decisions. I would recommend him to anyone. His availability is not the best, but his scheduling system makes it very easy to find when he is available and make an appointment. He has always been available when needed
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aarononius in OC, CA – Feb 19, 2019
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Dr. Shafer really cares about his patients. He brings vast knowledge and experience into his sessions. He excels at helping to identify clear problems to be solved and clear goals to be achieved while offering a wide array of techniques to help move toward those goals. He provides highly individualized treatment in partnership with the people he helps. He is an outstanding psychologist and excellent therapist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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OC Patient in Irvine, CA – Aug 07, 2018
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Dr. Shafer helped me through the toughest time of my life as I was going through a divorce from a toxic person with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. He helped guide me out of a scared, confused and depressed state to a beautiful state of clarity, confidence and peace. I embrace his approach to psychology, which combines transcendental meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy. His presence, demeanor and genuine care sets him apart. I am very thankful for our paths crossing.
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Irvine, CA – Nov 22, 2017
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Dr. Shafer has had such a positive effect on my life. He is very smart, genuine, professional, and very easy to talk to. I am so glad I didn't give up after my first terrible experience with another psychologist. The actual psychologist makes a world of difference!
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Tustin, CA – Oct 25, 2017
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Jim is about the most outstanding counselor I've ever worked with. I'm forever grateful to the progress I've seen since working with him.
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Santa Ana, CA – Sep 25, 2017
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Dr. Shafer's client -centered approach is infused with sincerity and empathy, allowing his clients to achieve their counseling objectives and a deep sense of inner peace. My life, thanks to Dr Shafer, has, at 57, at long last become meaningful.
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Jun 04, 2017
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Dr. Shafer is an amazing therapist. I have been seeing him for years for various reasons and he has helped me immensely. I have seen a few therapists before him and I couldn't have been luckier to have come across him on my insurance list, because he is the absolute best! I recommend him to everyone I know. I could never thank him enough for all he has done for me.
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Natalie in CA – Mar 27, 2017
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Dr. Shafer has helped me tremendously over the past few months of working with him. I was nervous about seeking treatment for my anxiety and depression but Dr. Shafer immediately made me feel comfortable. He's so easy to talk to and he really does care about his patients.
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Irvine, CA – Oct 17, 2016
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Dr. James Shafer, PHD is a Psychologist in Irvine, CA. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shafer to book an appointment.

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  • Psychology

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6 Venture Ste 350 Irvine, CA 92618
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