Psychiatrists in 91942

Photo of Maryam Hakma Lateef, MHNP-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Maryam Hakma Lateef
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MHNP-BC
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91942  (Online Only)
Hi there, Are you struggling with depression, grief, trauma, anxiety, not able to focus or concentrate when you need to? Are you considering psychiatric medication management as part of your treatment along with an integrated, holistic approach? Then welcome to my practice. I specialize in treating these conditions, using a holistic, integrated approach, including bio-energenetics. Each individual is a unique, multidimensional being with expressions of mind, body and spirit. The continuum of health, is maintained through a delicate balance of these divisions within the human energy field.
Hi there, Are you struggling with depression, grief, trauma, anxiety, not able to focus or concentrate when you need to? Are you considering psychiatric medication management as part of your treatment along with an integrated, holistic approach? Then welcome to my practice. I specialize in treating these conditions, using a holistic, integrated approach, including bio-energenetics. Each individual is a unique, multidimensional being with expressions of mind, body and spirit. The continuum of health, is maintained through a delicate balance of these divisions within the human energy field.
(520) 666-8099 View (520) 666-8099
Photo of Wendy Alva, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Wendy Alva
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91942
Wendy Alva is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in California who has been practicing since 2000. She graduated as a Masters Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of San Diego and a Post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Cincinnati. Wendy values partnering with patients to help find the best options to fit one's individual needs to facilitate healing. She believes in an integrative and holistic approach to care. Wendy has a special interest and training in treating children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Wendy Alva is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in California who has been practicing since 2000. She graduated as a Masters Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of San Diego and a Post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Cincinnati. Wendy values partnering with patients to help find the best options to fit one's individual needs to facilitate healing. She believes in an integrative and holistic approach to care. Wendy has a special interest and training in treating children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
(619) 492-2554 View (619) 492-2554
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Listening Post Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, RN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91942
The most powerful resources for improving mental health are the ones that you might not know you already possess. Finding those inner resources is sometimes best achieved with the help of a fellow human being who knows how to relate in ways that facilitate self discovery. Relationship is the foundation of psychiatry, and then specific evidence-based medication or psychotherapy approaches can be applied toward particular goals.
The most powerful resources for improving mental health are the ones that you might not know you already possess. Finding those inner resources is sometimes best achieved with the help of a fellow human being who knows how to relate in ways that facilitate self discovery. Relationship is the foundation of psychiatry, and then specific evidence-based medication or psychotherapy approaches can be applied toward particular goals.
(619) 419-0687 x858380 View (619) 419-0687 x858380
Dr. Heywood Zeidman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91942
Dr. Woody Zeidman focuses on diagnosing and treating adolescents and adults with anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and sleep issues.
Dr. Woody Zeidman focuses on diagnosing and treating adolescents and adults with anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and sleep issues.
(619) 453-0114 View (619) 453-0114
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Lindsey Hughes
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91942
I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and I have been in the healthcare field for 10 years. I have experience working in a variety of settings including inpatient, acute care psychiatric rehab, and residential treatment facilities. I use a comprehensive method of caring for patients and realize therapeutic medications work in combination with psychotherapy. I take a non-judgmental and compassionate approach and believe patients should be partners in their care and have choices.
I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and I have been in the healthcare field for 10 years. I have experience working in a variety of settings including inpatient, acute care psychiatric rehab, and residential treatment facilities. I use a comprehensive method of caring for patients and realize therapeutic medications work in combination with psychotherapy. I take a non-judgmental and compassionate approach and believe patients should be partners in their care and have choices.
(858) 330-2467 View (858) 330-2467
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Avis Hershfield
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91942
Avis is a therapist for San Diego based mental healthcare provider Fusion Care Group. Fusion Care Group is changing the way people think about and receive mental health service and support. We offer a welcoming and accepting environment where you can feel calm and comfortable while in our care. Our relaxed, modern atmosphere and our amazing, highly trained Psychologists, Psychiatrists and therapists are here for you. Our hope is to provide a place to help our clients achieve their life goals, explore life-circumstances, move through difficult life transitions.
Avis is a therapist for San Diego based mental healthcare provider Fusion Care Group. Fusion Care Group is changing the way people think about and receive mental health service and support. We offer a welcoming and accepting environment where you can feel calm and comfortable while in our care. Our relaxed, modern atmosphere and our amazing, highly trained Psychologists, Psychiatrists and therapists are here for you. Our hope is to provide a place to help our clients achieve their life goals, explore life-circumstances, move through difficult life transitions.
(619) 975-3326 View (619) 975-3326
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Dr. Nita Paintal
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91942
Dr. Nita Paintal is an adult and geriatric psychiatrist.
Dr. Nita Paintal is an adult and geriatric psychiatrist.
(619) 453-0114 View (619) 453-0114
Photo of Tracy Dawes, DrPH, PMHNP, FNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Tracy Dawes
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DrPH, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91942
Hi there, congratulations on your first step to wellness. You may be here seeking help for anxiety, depression, alcohol disorders, family issues, or other conditions that require therapy and/or medications. Appropriate mental health care is your right and I aim to deliver it utilizing a person-centered care model. Whether this means initiating medications to manage your mental health or initiating therapy, I can assist you in making the best choice for you.
Hi there, congratulations on your first step to wellness. You may be here seeking help for anxiety, depression, alcohol disorders, family issues, or other conditions that require therapy and/or medications. Appropriate mental health care is your right and I aim to deliver it utilizing a person-centered care model. Whether this means initiating medications to manage your mental health or initiating therapy, I can assist you in making the best choice for you.
(909) 500-4159 View (909) 500-4159
TMS Therapeutics in San Diego, Inc
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91942
(858) 264-1261 View (858) 264-1261

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 91942

< 10

Psychiatrists in 91942 who prioritize treating:

67% Anxiety
67% Medication Management
56% Depression
56% ADHD
56% Bipolar Disorder
44% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
44% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in 91942 see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 91942?

The Psychology Today Directory enables you to search specifically for psychiatrists, using the drop down provider menu in the navigation bar, by city or zip code, or by the name of the psychiatrist. Search results provide detailed profiles of professionals, including their treatment approach and areas of expertise. In addition, listings provide important information about each psychiatrist’s credentials, fees, payment options, and insurance affiliations. Directory users can select psychiatrists who meet an array of personally-desired criteria, such as familiarity with a specific community or condition.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

Psychiatrists are medical specialists who focus on understanding, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the brain and disorders of the mind and behavior. As physicians, psychiatrists are trained to recognize the often-subtle biological causes of mental disorders and to monitor the effects of mental disturbances on physical conditions, such as heart disease. Psychologists are especially attuned to the influence of early experience on development and behavior, emotional and cognitive processes, the nature of personality, and social functioning. They are also trained to deploy an array of psychological tests—IQ tests, personality tests, behavioral assessments—to gauge a person’s functioning.

What is a psychiatric nurse practitioner?

A psychiatric nurse practitioner, also known as a mental health nurse practitioner, is a registered nurse who completes advanced training in psychiatric care, earning either a master’s or doctoral degree in psychiatric nursing, and in the U.S., passes a national certification exam. Like psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions. In some locales, psychiatric nurse practitioners can offer the full range of psychiatric care, including prescribing and managing medication. In other places, they must work in collaboration with a physician.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed psychiatrist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors. All psychiatrists listed in the directory have a valid license issued by the state(s) in which they practice and are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some individuals or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

Can a psychiatrist prescribe medication?

Psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors who are trained to recognize the many ways body processes affect the functioning of the brain and mind. As physicians, they can prescribe medication. Patients who are prescribed medications will typically need to continue to see a psychiatrist so that the effects of the medication can be monitored. For many psychiatric conditions, including common disorders such as anxiety and depression, the preferred treatment is combination therapy—medication accompanied by psychotherapy.

Do psychiatrists offer therapy?

Psychiatrists are generally trained in a number of treatment modalities, including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and, increasingly, somatic therapies. Typically, psychiatrists make a diagnosis and determine a course of treatment based on chemical or biological factors, using lab tests, brain scans and physical and psychological evaluations. While psychotherapy may be used in the first session to aid in diagnosis, it is not typically utilized in subsequent visits. In fact, after the introductory session, most sessions with a psychiatrist may only be 15-20 minutes in length and are largely focused on medication management. Many psychiatrists who do not offer psychotherapy work collaboratively with psychologists and other mental health clinicians and can refer clients seeking talk therapy to those providers.

How do I know if I need a psychiatrist or a therapist?

It is not always easy to know which type of mental health practitioner to choose. Many people are unaware of the root of their mental or behavioral problem. One way many people learn which type of care is best for them is by seeing their primary care provider first. Depending on the nature and severity of the symptoms, the physician may review their medical history or perform medical tests to determine whether biological factors are involved before making a referral. It is not necessary for a person to know precisely what type of care they need in order to seek help. Many psychiatrists and psychologists refer clients to each other depending on client needs.

Do I need a referral to see a psychiatrist?

A referral to a psychiatrist is often not required. However, seeing your primary care physician first can be helpful and actually prove to be a shortcut to getting what you need. Your PCP may have a clear idea whether psychiatric help is needed and/or which kind of mental health care would be most beneficial and refer you to the right type of practitioner. For that reason alone, some psychiatrists require a referral. Further, many insurance plans require a referral from a PCP if they cover all of part of the cost of seeing a specialist; if, however, you are paying out of pocket, you may not need a referral. In any case, a referral may speed the process of securing an appointment with a psychiatrist, especially in areas where there is a shortage of mental health specialists and new patients face long waits for appointments.