Psychiatrists in 92069

Dennis Payne
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Dr. Payne is board certified in the following specialties: General Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. He treats adults experiencing problems with depression, mood swings, anxiety, and panic attacks, as well as anyone wishing to learn how to lead a healthier lifestyle. Psychiatric evaluations involve taking a detailed history of symptoms, making an initial diagnosis and coming up with a treatment plan. Lifestyle health evaluations involve evaluating a person's eating and sleep patterns, exercise regimens, current stressors and work patterns, then developing a course of action designed to improve one's health
Dr. Payne is board certified in the following specialties: General Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. He treats adults experiencing problems with depression, mood swings, anxiety, and panic attacks, as well as anyone wishing to learn how to lead a healthier lifestyle. Psychiatric evaluations involve taking a detailed history of symptoms, making an initial diagnosis and coming up with a treatment plan. Lifestyle health evaluations involve evaluating a person's eating and sleep patterns, exercise regimens, current stressors and work patterns, then developing a course of action designed to improve one's health
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Alan Berkowitz
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Dr. Alan Berkowitz is a board-certified psychiatrist and geropsychiatric. He focuses on psychopharmacologic treatments and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Dr. Berkowitz uses a holistic, collaborative approach. He is a clinical associate professor at the University of California, San Diego, and serves as the psychiatric consultant for ActivCare Living, a nationally- based memory care program.
Dr. Alan Berkowitz is a board-certified psychiatrist and geropsychiatric. He focuses on psychopharmacologic treatments and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Dr. Berkowitz uses a holistic, collaborative approach. He is a clinical associate professor at the University of California, San Diego, and serves as the psychiatric consultant for ActivCare Living, a nationally- based memory care program.
(619) 332-0810 View (619) 332-0810
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Dennis Ordas
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Dr. Dennis Ordas helps adults and is clinically fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Dennis Ordas helps adults and is clinically fluent in Spanish.
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Michelle Kleiner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Michelle is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
Michelle is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
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Anil Patel
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Dr. Anil Patel is a board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who treats attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and other behavioral issues.
Dr. Anil Patel is a board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who treats attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and other behavioral issues.
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Josefa Licas
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Dr. Josefa Licas sees patients ages 18 to 64. Dr. Licas attended undergraduate school at University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Dr. Licas completed her medical degree in CEBU Doctors College of Medicine in Cebu, Philippines. She did community service such as outreach programs and medical missions for indigents before immigrating to the United States.
Dr. Josefa Licas sees patients ages 18 to 64. Dr. Licas attended undergraduate school at University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Dr. Licas completed her medical degree in CEBU Doctors College of Medicine in Cebu, Philippines. She did community service such as outreach programs and medical missions for indigents before immigrating to the United States.
(760) 309-3608 View (760) 309-3608
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Genevieve Saeturn
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Genevieve helps adolescents and adults improve their mental health to study, work, and maintain healthy relationships with family and friends.
Genevieve helps adolescents and adults improve their mental health to study, work, and maintain healthy relationships with family and friends.
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Muralikrishnan Parthasarathy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Dr. Parthasarathy graduated from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Science, Bangalore University, India in 1992. He practiced general medicine in India from 1992 to 2000. Dr. Parthasarathy completed General Psychiatry Residency in 2006 and Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in 2008 at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. He also served as a Chief Resident during Child Fellowship training. Dr. Parthasarathy has extensive experience in treating children and adolescents.
Dr. Parthasarathy graduated from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Science, Bangalore University, India in 1992. He practiced general medicine in India from 1992 to 2000. Dr. Parthasarathy completed General Psychiatry Residency in 2006 and Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in 2008 at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. He also served as a Chief Resident during Child Fellowship training. Dr. Parthasarathy has extensive experience in treating children and adolescents.
(760) 227-5081 View (760) 227-5081
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Mehdi Bubba Thomas
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069  (Online Only)
We know asking for help is a challenging thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here, and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be. Now, welcoming new patients!
We know asking for help is a challenging thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here, and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be. Now, welcoming new patients!
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Jay Timacdog
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MBA, PMHNP, AGNP, APRN
Verified Verified
San Marcos, CA 92069
Are you ready to reclaim control over your mental health and start prioritizing what truly matters to you? Imagine being able to travel, enjoy a movie, or spend quality time with your loved ones without the burden of mental health challenges holding you back. Hi there, I'm Jay Timacdog, and I'm available to help make that vision a reality.
Are you ready to reclaim control over your mental health and start prioritizing what truly matters to you? Imagine being able to travel, enjoy a movie, or spend quality time with your loved ones without the burden of mental health challenges holding you back. Hi there, I'm Jay Timacdog, and I'm available to help make that vision a reality.
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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 92069

10+

Average cost per session

$149

Psychiatrists in 92069 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Sleep or Insomnia
90% Trauma and PTSD
90% Bipolar Disorder
90% Medication Management

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
80% Magellan

How Psychiatrists in 92069 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Male
25% Female

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 92069?

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.