Psychiatrists in 92109

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Cecilia M Lipira
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified, Cornell and Mount Sinai-trained adult and child psychiatrist in New York and California. My approach to treatment is holistic and firmly rooted in the science of the brain, combining psychotherapy (for individuals, families, and couples) with nutrition, lifestyle modification, as well as state-of-the-art medication treatment, when helpful. I view each person as a complex individual with a unique story to tell, so I take time getting to know my clients and work collaboratively to develop a targeted plan to achieve their treatment goals.
I am a board-certified, Cornell and Mount Sinai-trained adult and child psychiatrist in New York and California. My approach to treatment is holistic and firmly rooted in the science of the brain, combining psychotherapy (for individuals, families, and couples) with nutrition, lifestyle modification, as well as state-of-the-art medication treatment, when helpful. I view each person as a complex individual with a unique story to tell, so I take time getting to know my clients and work collaboratively to develop a targeted plan to achieve their treatment goals.
(917) 525-4558 View (917) 525-4558
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Robert Masoner
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
Welcome and thank you for you interest in seeking out care. I have eight years of experience in primary care as well as the experience that I have in Psychiatry. I enjoy integrating my expertise in mental health along with my understanding of physical health in a comprehensive manner. I am open to multiple modalities of treatment but I also recognize that there is no "one size fits all" approach to medicine. I enjoy empowering patients in their care as much as is possible and safe. My ideal patient is therefore someone who is open and honest about their symptoms so that I can most effectively treat their specific problems.
Welcome and thank you for you interest in seeking out care. I have eight years of experience in primary care as well as the experience that I have in Psychiatry. I enjoy integrating my expertise in mental health along with my understanding of physical health in a comprehensive manner. I am open to multiple modalities of treatment but I also recognize that there is no "one size fits all" approach to medicine. I enjoy empowering patients in their care as much as is possible and safe. My ideal patient is therefore someone who is open and honest about their symptoms so that I can most effectively treat their specific problems.
(619) 736-3985 View (619) 736-3985
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Ripal Patel
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
Hello! As a psychiatric nurse practitioner provider, I am committed to providing high-quality, evidence-based, and individualized care to each of my patients. I believe that mental health care should be tailored to each person's specific needs and experiences.
Hello! As a psychiatric nurse practitioner provider, I am committed to providing high-quality, evidence-based, and individualized care to each of my patients. I believe that mental health care should be tailored to each person's specific needs and experiences.
(619) 332-1169 View (619) 332-1169
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Dr Khosravi at Shafa Psychiatry Center
Psychiatrist, MD, Medical, Doctor
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92109
Dr Khosravi is an integrative psychiatrist who is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry. She is former OB/GYN specialist with more than 28 years experience in patient care. Her focus in on women's mental health and reproductive psychiatry. She believes in the potential of human beings and the fact that one treatment modality does not necessarily work for all human beings. She uses different treatment modalities and above all, she listens to all patients, try to understand every individual and collaborate with the patient to develop a personalized and research-based treatment.
Dr Khosravi is an integrative psychiatrist who is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry. She is former OB/GYN specialist with more than 28 years experience in patient care. Her focus in on women's mental health and reproductive psychiatry. She believes in the potential of human beings and the fact that one treatment modality does not necessarily work for all human beings. She uses different treatment modalities and above all, she listens to all patients, try to understand every individual and collaborate with the patient to develop a personalized and research-based treatment.
(657) 325-8909 View (657) 325-8909
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Madalyn Cosensci
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
As a California Licensed Psychiatric Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) my role is to diagnose and treat a diverse array of psychiatric ailments. With over seven years of experience in acute inpatient psychiatric hospitals, my approach to treatment is founded upon the principles of a collaborative team dynamic. My priority lies in alleviating suffering, enhancing resilience, and fostering long-term mental well-being for each patient under my care.
As a California Licensed Psychiatric Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) my role is to diagnose and treat a diverse array of psychiatric ailments. With over seven years of experience in acute inpatient psychiatric hospitals, my approach to treatment is founded upon the principles of a collaborative team dynamic. My priority lies in alleviating suffering, enhancing resilience, and fostering long-term mental well-being for each patient under my care.
(657) 300-4804 View (657) 300-4804
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Jason H Bennett
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
My practice as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist is influenced by an appreciation of the unique biological, psychological and social aspects that contribute to emotional well being and/or suffering of an individual person. Biological treatments like medications can be part of a solution but must be used rationally and carefully and are rarely "cures." Insight into the psychology of the individual, especially unexpressed thoughts, feelings and behaviors can be invaluable, even if hard won in psychotherapy. Attending to one's social environment in concert with the above areas is the final part of effective treatment.
My practice as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist is influenced by an appreciation of the unique biological, psychological and social aspects that contribute to emotional well being and/or suffering of an individual person. Biological treatments like medications can be part of a solution but must be used rationally and carefully and are rarely "cures." Insight into the psychology of the individual, especially unexpressed thoughts, feelings and behaviors can be invaluable, even if hard won in psychotherapy. Attending to one's social environment in concert with the above areas is the final part of effective treatment.
(858) 391-4937 View (858) 391-4937
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Stephanie Chen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
Dr. Stephanie Chen was born and raised in northern California. She is a licensed general adult psychiatrist who is well-versed in using a combination of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy techniques to treat diverse populations of patients in outpatient, inpatient, and emergency settings. She also has specialized training in managing trauma disorders, mood disorders, and various forms of psychotherapy.
Dr. Stephanie Chen was born and raised in northern California. She is a licensed general adult psychiatrist who is well-versed in using a combination of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy techniques to treat diverse populations of patients in outpatient, inpatient, and emergency settings. She also has specialized training in managing trauma disorders, mood disorders, and various forms of psychotherapy.
(858) 302-4305 View (858) 302-4305
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Katherine Lais
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109
Dr. Lais is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) treating all people, from children and adolescents to adults and older adults. Dr. Lais primarily worked with patients in community/public health clinics before working with the dedicated team at Mind Bloom La Jolla. She has extensive experience in treating PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and addiction disorders. She has over 14 years of experience in the mental health field.
Dr. Lais is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) treating all people, from children and adolescents to adults and older adults. Dr. Lais primarily worked with patients in community/public health clinics before working with the dedicated team at Mind Bloom La Jolla. She has extensive experience in treating PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and addiction disorders. She has over 14 years of experience in the mental health field.
(858) 221-9759 View (858) 221-9759
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Nadege Barbe
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
I am a Board-Certified adult and child/adolescent psychiatrist serving patients throughout Florida. I chose to complete additional training to work with children, adolescents, and young adults, as I understand how early intervention is of utmost importance and can impact a person for many years to come. I consider it a privilege to listen to a patients' stories, work with them through life’s challenges. I am committed to working with socially, culturally, and economically diverse populations. My approach is never to be paternalistic; I try to meet my patients where they are and offer any help I can.
I am a Board-Certified adult and child/adolescent psychiatrist serving patients throughout Florida. I chose to complete additional training to work with children, adolescents, and young adults, as I understand how early intervention is of utmost importance and can impact a person for many years to come. I consider it a privilege to listen to a patients' stories, work with them through life’s challenges. I am committed to working with socially, culturally, and economically diverse populations. My approach is never to be paternalistic; I try to meet my patients where they are and offer any help I can.
(305) 419-3379 View (305) 419-3379
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Bryan Amaro
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92109
I want my patients to know that their concerns are my priority. I care deeply about mental health and take very seriously the trust my patients have in me. You can count on me to be present, focused, and solution oriented during our visits. It's important to me that my patients know I'm a regular person-just like them, and my goal is to use the skills I've learned through my experience in treating mental health conditions.
I want my patients to know that their concerns are my priority. I care deeply about mental health and take very seriously the trust my patients have in me. You can count on me to be present, focused, and solution oriented during our visits. It's important to me that my patients know I'm a regular person-just like them, and my goal is to use the skills I've learned through my experience in treating mental health conditions.
(858) 264-3622 View (858) 264-3622
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Kathryn Weaver
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109
I specialize in treating patients with medications, therapy or both. I have particular interest in Family therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including Exposure Therapy), and Psychodynamic therapy. I commonly work with patients experiencing issues with mood, anxiety, stress, attention/concentration, school, work, family dynamics, or relationships. Originally from the midwest, I attended medical school at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. I completed my adult psychiatry residency training at the University of Chicago-Medicine and my child and adolescent psychiatry training at UCLA.
I specialize in treating patients with medications, therapy or both. I have particular interest in Family therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including Exposure Therapy), and Psychodynamic therapy. I commonly work with patients experiencing issues with mood, anxiety, stress, attention/concentration, school, work, family dynamics, or relationships. Originally from the midwest, I attended medical school at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. I completed my adult psychiatry residency training at the University of Chicago-Medicine and my child and adolescent psychiatry training at UCLA.
(858) 326-9991 View (858) 326-9991
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Angela Lim
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109
Angela is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She received her Master of Science in Nursing from California State University, San Marcos and has over six years of mental and behavioral health care experience. Angela has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in settings which include intensive outpatient programs and psychiatric emergency rooms. In these settings, she has provided care for various diagnoses, including but not limited to, anxiety, ADHD, depression, mood disorders, schizophrenia, and PTSD.
Angela is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She received her Master of Science in Nursing from California State University, San Marcos and has over six years of mental and behavioral health care experience. Angela has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in settings which include intensive outpatient programs and psychiatric emergency rooms. In these settings, she has provided care for various diagnoses, including but not limited to, anxiety, ADHD, depression, mood disorders, schizophrenia, and PTSD.
(415) 964-5885 View (415) 964-5885
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Megan Gotiangco
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, DNP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109
Dr. Megan Gotiangco is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in California who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Doctoral degree in Psychiatric Nursing Practice from Oregon Health & Science University and a Bachelor in Nursing Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Gotiangco has experience working with a wide range of mental health disorders in various settings, including inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care. She is able to provide diagnostic clarity for patients initially seeking care and medication management supported by the latest research in the medical field.
Dr. Megan Gotiangco is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in California who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Doctoral degree in Psychiatric Nursing Practice from Oregon Health & Science University and a Bachelor in Nursing Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Gotiangco has experience working with a wide range of mental health disorders in various settings, including inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care. She is able to provide diagnostic clarity for patients initially seeking care and medication management supported by the latest research in the medical field.
(858) 463-6790 View (858) 463-6790
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Claudio Demb
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109
Claudio Demb is a boardcertified psychiatrist with vast expertise in the field of mental health. Claudio was born in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, amidst the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and open lands. He attended medical school at the National University of La Plata, Argentina. Claudio subsequently pursued a rotating internship at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University in Israel, before relocating to the United States to complete his psychiatry residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Claudio Demb is a boardcertified psychiatrist with vast expertise in the field of mental health. Claudio was born in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, amidst the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and open lands. He attended medical school at the National University of La Plata, Argentina. Claudio subsequently pursued a rotating internship at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University in Israel, before relocating to the United States to complete his psychiatry residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
(858) 358-5965 View (858) 358-5965
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Rawan Alshaikh
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109
I strive to provide the time, respect, and support necessary for my patients to safely share and explore their concerns. As a professional in the healthcare field, I firmly believe that the approach taken towards caring for the patient has an integral role to play in patient outcomes. As such, I take an integrative approach to care; one that is patient-centered, healing oriented, and appreciative of the unique set of biological, psychological, social, and spiritual circumstances that contribute to an individual's life and experiences.
I strive to provide the time, respect, and support necessary for my patients to safely share and explore their concerns. As a professional in the healthcare field, I firmly believe that the approach taken towards caring for the patient has an integral role to play in patient outcomes. As such, I take an integrative approach to care; one that is patient-centered, healing oriented, and appreciative of the unique set of biological, psychological, social, and spiritual circumstances that contribute to an individual's life and experiences.
(858) 682-7248 View (858) 682-7248
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Adelle Schaefer
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
My ideal patient is willing to be open and honest during sessions, motivated to improve their life, and desires to better understand themself. I enjoy working with individuals from many different backgrounds.
My ideal patient is willing to be open and honest during sessions, motivated to improve their life, and desires to better understand themself. I enjoy working with individuals from many different backgrounds.
(516) 703-4332 View (516) 703-4332
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Kelsey Stevens
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109
I am both an adult and child trained psychiatrist, with specialized training in children and adolescents due to my passion for this age group. Our generation of youth has been faced with unimaginable stressors over the last decade and as a result has had some struggles in dealing with some of these challenges. My approach is to utilize my strong foundation in child development and then take the time to understand the unique nature of your child, appreciating their strengths and identifying the areas that have lead to their distress, in order to help them overcome this challenging time.
I am both an adult and child trained psychiatrist, with specialized training in children and adolescents due to my passion for this age group. Our generation of youth has been faced with unimaginable stressors over the last decade and as a result has had some struggles in dealing with some of these challenges. My approach is to utilize my strong foundation in child development and then take the time to understand the unique nature of your child, appreciating their strengths and identifying the areas that have lead to their distress, in order to help them overcome this challenging time.
(858) 504-6898 View (858) 504-6898
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David Crabtree, MD
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 92109

10+

Average cost per session

$200

Psychiatrists in 92109 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
78% ADHD
78% Trauma and PTSD
61% Bipolar Disorder
61% Medication Management
56% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Aetna
93% Cigna and Evernorth
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in 92109 see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 92109?

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.