Psychiatrists in 92116

Photo of Jordan Blaine, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jordan Blaine
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92116  (Online Only)
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS - We know asking for help is not an easy 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.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS - We know asking for help is not an easy 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.
(619) 292-0163 View (619) 292-0163
Photo of Brittany Watson, PMHNPBC, DNP, FNP-C, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Brittany Watson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC, DNP, FNP-C
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92116
Brittany Watson is a licensed and dual board-certified Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner in family medicine and psychiatric mental health. Her training in both specialties allows her to understand the critical link between physical and mental well-being across the lifespan. She has a strong belief in holistic care utilizing a variety of treatment modalities including psychotropic medications, in addition to evidence based complementary and alternative treatments. She believes in a collaborative approach with her client's in reaching their goals. She is a San Diego native and enjoys playing sports, traveling and beach days.
Brittany Watson is a licensed and dual board-certified Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner in family medicine and psychiatric mental health. Her training in both specialties allows her to understand the critical link between physical and mental well-being across the lifespan. She has a strong belief in holistic care utilizing a variety of treatment modalities including psychotropic medications, in addition to evidence based complementary and alternative treatments. She believes in a collaborative approach with her client's in reaching their goals. She is a San Diego native and enjoys playing sports, traveling and beach days.
(858) 522-0145 View (858) 522-0145
Photo of Kirsten Manalo, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Kirsten Manalo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92116
I am a board-certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner that specializes in treating a variety of mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and ADHD. I have 8 years of nursing experience with background specialties in psychiatric/mental health, medical-surgical, home health, and academia. My education and experience enables me to treat patients with a holistic approach meaning other factors that affect mental health and well-being are taken into consideration as well. This includes addressing multiple facets of health including emotional, psychological, physiological, sociocultural, and spiritual.
I am a board-certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner that specializes in treating a variety of mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and ADHD. I have 8 years of nursing experience with background specialties in psychiatric/mental health, medical-surgical, home health, and academia. My education and experience enables me to treat patients with a holistic approach meaning other factors that affect mental health and well-being are taken into consideration as well. This includes addressing multiple facets of health including emotional, psychological, physiological, sociocultural, and spiritual.
(858) 522-0145 View (858) 522-0145
Photo of Saroj JOSHI, MD, Psychiatrist
Saroj JOSHI
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92116
I"m a Board Certified Adult and Child Psychiatrist and have been in private practice since 1982 . My work in helping people through difficult times , has been my calling in life. I was born and raised in India and witnessed much suffering all around ,becoming a doctor gave me hope that I could perhaps help . I came to the USA to further my studies and since then have been in private practice. In the mean time I have also raised 3 children and dealt with major issues of Migration, Cultural assimilation, personal losses , and learnt through experiences of life, however the most valuable lessons have come from my work with patients.
I"m a Board Certified Adult and Child Psychiatrist and have been in private practice since 1982 . My work in helping people through difficult times , has been my calling in life. I was born and raised in India and witnessed much suffering all around ,becoming a doctor gave me hope that I could perhaps help . I came to the USA to further my studies and since then have been in private practice. In the mean time I have also raised 3 children and dealt with major issues of Migration, Cultural assimilation, personal losses , and learnt through experiences of life, however the most valuable lessons have come from my work with patients.
(858) 879-6177 View (858) 879-6177
Photo of Ruth Ann Powe, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, -BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ruth Ann Powe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92116  (Online Only)
License states: CA, FL, IA, NM, VA & WA. Meet Ruth, a seasoned PMHNP-BC with 22+ years of nursing experience. She specializes in treating various mental health conditions, offering comprehensive care for patients aged 13 years and older. Ruth holds a Post-Masters Certificate from the University of Southern Mississippi and an MSN from William Carey University. Her focus is on high-quality care, patient education, and overall well-being. Schedule an appointment with Ruth for personalized care and a brighter future.
License states: CA, FL, IA, NM, VA & WA. Meet Ruth, a seasoned PMHNP-BC with 22+ years of nursing experience. She specializes in treating various mental health conditions, offering comprehensive care for patients aged 13 years and older. Ruth holds a Post-Masters Certificate from the University of Southern Mississippi and an MSN from William Carey University. Her focus is on high-quality care, patient education, and overall well-being. Schedule an appointment with Ruth for personalized care and a brighter future.
(619) 639-1726 View (619) 639-1726
Photo of Trisha Paniagua, PMHNPBC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Trisha Paniagua
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92116
My name is Trisha Paniagua and I chose to be a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner because I desire to advocate for and educate patients in managing life’s challenges and their mental health. I’d like to help in assisting with a treatment plan, diagnosis and medication management. I desire to be able to participate in diminishing the stigma in mental healthcare. I have an extensive background in mental health that has helped me to gain a wealth of experience in working with a vast population of patients, students, and families of different cultures, varied socio-economic backgrounds, and with multiple diagnosis.
My name is Trisha Paniagua and I chose to be a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner because I desire to advocate for and educate patients in managing life’s challenges and their mental health. I’d like to help in assisting with a treatment plan, diagnosis and medication management. I desire to be able to participate in diminishing the stigma in mental healthcare. I have an extensive background in mental health that has helped me to gain a wealth of experience in working with a vast population of patients, students, and families of different cultures, varied socio-economic backgrounds, and with multiple diagnosis.
(858) 522-0145 View (858) 522-0145
Photo of Sandra Ramsey | Spravato Treatment Provider, DNP, PMHNPBC, FNP-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Sandra Ramsey | Spravato Treatment Provider
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNPBC, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92116
My practice is integrated care for adults (psychiatric medication management, psychedelic esketamine (Spravato) treatments, primary care, weight loss injection therapy and asthetics). I am board certified in medical and psychiatric care. I understand that you are coming to me at one of the most vulnerable and difficult times in your life. I will listen to your concerns without judgement and provide a safe space to help you overcome your unique challenges. I am here to help if you are struggling with overwhelming feelings of sadness, irritability, anxious thoughts, or chaotic shifts in your mood.
My practice is integrated care for adults (psychiatric medication management, psychedelic esketamine (Spravato) treatments, primary care, weight loss injection therapy and asthetics). I am board certified in medical and psychiatric care. I understand that you are coming to me at one of the most vulnerable and difficult times in your life. I will listen to your concerns without judgement and provide a safe space to help you overcome your unique challenges. I am here to help if you are struggling with overwhelming feelings of sadness, irritability, anxious thoughts, or chaotic shifts in your mood.
(702) 996-8528 View (702) 996-8528
Photo of Jeremy Flagel, MD, ABIHM, IFMCP, Psychiatrist
Jeremy Flagel
Psychiatrist, MD, ABIHM, IFMCP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92116
Conventionally and holistically trained, I'm a psychiatrist also certified in Functional Medicine. Applying an integrative and functional approach to psychiatry provides a more complete model to treating chronic illness. We partner to evaluate how your unique biology, history, lifestyle and environment are contributing to disease. Taking a wider lens to view the systems involved in underlying disease we can focus on healing root causes, rather than just trying to cover up the symptoms. Seeking short term relief while planning long term recovery, together, we seek the right balance of body, mind and spirit.
Conventionally and holistically trained, I'm a psychiatrist also certified in Functional Medicine. Applying an integrative and functional approach to psychiatry provides a more complete model to treating chronic illness. We partner to evaluate how your unique biology, history, lifestyle and environment are contributing to disease. Taking a wider lens to view the systems involved in underlying disease we can focus on healing root causes, rather than just trying to cover up the symptoms. Seeking short term relief while planning long term recovery, together, we seek the right balance of body, mind and spirit.
(619) 536-1566 View (619) 536-1566
Photo of Nate Miller | Sea To Summit Psychiatry, MD, PhD, Psychiatrist
Nate Miller | Sea To Summit Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92116  (Online Only)
Welcome to Sea to Summit Psychiatry! I’m Dr. Nate Miller. I see adults throughout California for telehealth visits. It would be an honor for me to partner with you on your mental health journey. I think you will find my approach open-minded and comprehensive, empowering you to realize your potential.
Welcome to Sea to Summit Psychiatry! I’m Dr. Nate Miller. I see adults throughout California for telehealth visits. It would be an honor for me to partner with you on your mental health journey. I think you will find my approach open-minded and comprehensive, empowering you to realize your potential.
(415) 965-5015 View (415) 965-5015
Photo of Romilynn Danko, DNP, PMHNPBC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Romilynn Danko
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92116
Dr. Danko is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who received her DNP from the University of San Diego. Having worked with children, adolescents, and adults in the mental health field for over 19 years, she welcomes all ages as clients. Her approach to mental health care is based on a strong belief in mind-body wellness that integrates complementary treatments including talk therapy, lifestyle modification, and medication management as well as alternative options.
Dr. Danko is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who received her DNP from the University of San Diego. Having worked with children, adolescents, and adults in the mental health field for over 19 years, she welcomes all ages as clients. Her approach to mental health care is based on a strong belief in mind-body wellness that integrates complementary treatments including talk therapy, lifestyle modification, and medication management as well as alternative options.
(858) 463-3790 View (858) 463-3790
Photo of Emily Econie, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Emily Econie
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92116
Emily Econie is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in California who has been practicing since 2021. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Homeland Security from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing/Nurse Practitioner from Azusa Pacific University. Emily has a diverse background working in a variety of environments including San Diego's busiest Emergency Departments as well as the acute inpatient psychiatric setting. Most people are surprised to hear that nursing is not her first career.
Emily Econie is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in California who has been practicing since 2021. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Homeland Security from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing/Nurse Practitioner from Azusa Pacific University. Emily has a diverse background working in a variety of environments including San Diego's busiest Emergency Departments as well as the acute inpatient psychiatric setting. Most people are surprised to hear that nursing is not her first career.
(858) 544-6844 View (858) 544-6844
Photo of Joy Kennedy, MD, Psychiatrist
Joy Kennedy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92116
Joy Kennedy, MD is a Board-Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist in California who has been practicing since 2006. She received her Bachelor of Science from The University of Texas at Austin. She then completed her medical degree, general psychiatry residency, and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at The University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Kennedy offers a comprehensive treatment approach to both individual and family problems. She integrates psychotherapy and medications when necessary, and strongly believes in tailoring the treatment plan to fit the unique needs of each client.
Joy Kennedy, MD is a Board-Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist in California who has been practicing since 2006. She received her Bachelor of Science from The University of Texas at Austin. She then completed her medical degree, general psychiatry residency, and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at The University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Kennedy offers a comprehensive treatment approach to both individual and family problems. She integrates psychotherapy and medications when necessary, and strongly believes in tailoring the treatment plan to fit the unique needs of each client.
(858) 758-3527 View (858) 758-3527

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 92116

10+

Average cost per session

$300

Psychiatrists in 92116 who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
92% ADHD
92% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
83% Bipolar Disorder
75% Medication Management
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
89% Cigna and Evernorth
89% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in 92116 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 92116?

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.