Psychiatrists in 92118

Photo of Tara Pundiak Toohey, MD, Psychiatrist
Tara Pundiak Toohey
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92118
Dr. Toohey is board certified in adult psychiatry with extensive experience in emergency psychiatry and reproductive mental health with a boutique psychiatry practice in California. She completed residency at NYU/Bellevue Hospital in New York City and has over 20 years' experience. She served as faculty at UCSD and University of Hawaii. In addition to the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis and ADHD, her areas of expertise include reproductive psychiatry and management of psychiatric symptoms occurring from complex medical illness. She is a consultant in hospitals and emergency rooms throughout California.
Dr. Toohey is board certified in adult psychiatry with extensive experience in emergency psychiatry and reproductive mental health with a boutique psychiatry practice in California. She completed residency at NYU/Bellevue Hospital in New York City and has over 20 years' experience. She served as faculty at UCSD and University of Hawaii. In addition to the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis and ADHD, her areas of expertise include reproductive psychiatry and management of psychiatric symptoms occurring from complex medical illness. She is a consultant in hospitals and emergency rooms throughout California.
(619) 279-5992 View (619) 279-5992
Photo of Mark Melden, DO, FABPN, Psychiatrist
Mark Melden
Psychiatrist, DO, FABPN
Verified Verified
Coronado, CA 92118
Our numerous specialties include the following: MOOD, ANXIETY, Bipolar, Panic disorder, GERIATRIC DISORDERS, CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DISORDERS, ADD/ADHD, PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS, Schizophrenia and Schizophrenic, POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER and TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, AUTISM and ASPERGER disorders, FORENSIC EVALUATIONS, Testamentary Changes, Disability Evaluations, Capacity Evaluations for Lanterman-Petris Short (LPS) and Probate Conservatorship, NEURO-PSYCHIATRIC TESTING, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, Memory Loss and Cognitive Dysfunctions, SUBSTANCE AND ALCOHOL Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Suboxone Prescribers for Opiate Dependence, WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM
Our numerous specialties include the following: MOOD, ANXIETY, Bipolar, Panic disorder, GERIATRIC DISORDERS, CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DISORDERS, ADD/ADHD, PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS, Schizophrenia and Schizophrenic, POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER and TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, AUTISM and ASPERGER disorders, FORENSIC EVALUATIONS, Testamentary Changes, Disability Evaluations, Capacity Evaluations for Lanterman-Petris Short (LPS) and Probate Conservatorship, NEURO-PSYCHIATRIC TESTING, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, Memory Loss and Cognitive Dysfunctions, SUBSTANCE AND ALCOHOL Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Suboxone Prescribers for Opiate Dependence, WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM
(619) 432-6510 View (619) 432-6510
Crownview Concierge Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coronado, CA 92118
We are currently accepting new patients! Concierge services allow you to have appointments more conveniently without long waiting periods! We prioritize your schedule and respond within 48 hours. We take pride in being upfront and honest as well as being available to answer any questions that you have. First adult member: $240 a month, $720/quarter, or $2800/ year and Each additional member: $200 off per year. Services include coordination between specialists, emergency help, and unlimited visits. Services do not include TMS, ketamine treatments, infusions, and injections but we offer these services at our Thrive location.
We are currently accepting new patients! Concierge services allow you to have appointments more conveniently without long waiting periods! We prioritize your schedule and respond within 48 hours. We take pride in being upfront and honest as well as being available to answer any questions that you have. First adult member: $240 a month, $720/quarter, or $2800/ year and Each additional member: $200 off per year. Services include coordination between specialists, emergency help, and unlimited visits. Services do not include TMS, ketamine treatments, infusions, and injections but we offer these services at our Thrive location.
(619) 374-4788 View (619) 374-4788
Photo of Jamie M Sorenson, PMHNP, PMHCNS, APRN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jamie M Sorenson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, PMHCNS, APRN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coronado, CA 92118
I am passionate about providing comprehensive care & improving the overall health in my patients. I strongly believe in the total body connection & recognizing illnesses are much more than just a “body part.” I am well known for my energy, out of the box thinking & ability to recognize missed health conditions. I am very open minded & considers many options to improve mental health, in addition to medication & therapy. I work hard to get my patients well .
I am passionate about providing comprehensive care & improving the overall health in my patients. I strongly believe in the total body connection & recognizing illnesses are much more than just a “body part.” I am well known for my energy, out of the box thinking & ability to recognize missed health conditions. I am very open minded & considers many options to improve mental health, in addition to medication & therapy. I work hard to get my patients well .
(619) 568-2426 View (619) 568-2426
Photo of Daniel Brockett, MD, Psychiatrist
Daniel Brockett
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Coronado, CA 92118
Thank you for visiting my profile. If you are reading this, your suffering has likely reached a point where you are considering professional help. You may be seeking relief from painful emotional symptoms, problems with self-esteem, problems with addictive substances or behaviors. It may be that you would like to improve your relationships or adjust to a physical illness.
Thank you for visiting my profile. If you are reading this, your suffering has likely reached a point where you are considering professional help. You may be seeking relief from painful emotional symptoms, problems with self-esteem, problems with addictive substances or behaviors. It may be that you would like to improve your relationships or adjust to a physical illness.
(858) 914-4619 View (858) 914-4619
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Jaclyn Joyce
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Coronado, CA 92118
Hi there. I'm a board-certified psychiatrist and psychotherapist based out of San Diego, California. I can prescribe medication, provide psychotherapy, or both. I genuinely enjoy working with clients, hearing unique life stories, and finding ways to help each person as an individual. I have experience working with a wide variety of psychiatric concerns. There are also a few areas in which I have a special focus, including: working with older adolescents and college students, pregnancy, and new parents.
Hi there. I'm a board-certified psychiatrist and psychotherapist based out of San Diego, California. I can prescribe medication, provide psychotherapy, or both. I genuinely enjoy working with clients, hearing unique life stories, and finding ways to help each person as an individual. I have experience working with a wide variety of psychiatric concerns. There are also a few areas in which I have a special focus, including: working with older adolescents and college students, pregnancy, and new parents.
(619) 431-2004 View (619) 431-2004
Photo of Ross Palmer, MD, Psychiatrist
Ross Palmer
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Coronado, CA 92118  (Online Only)
Thank you for considering to work with me as your physician. I opened my private practice clinic because I wanted to create a safe, comfortable space where my patients are always valued and respected, where your most private concerns can be expressed without judgment or stigma. In addition to a calming, friendly environment, I also offer excellent medical knowledge and clinical judgment. In psychiatry residency at the University of California, San Diego, I ranked first of 58 residents by exam scores.
Thank you for considering to work with me as your physician. I opened my private practice clinic because I wanted to create a safe, comfortable space where my patients are always valued and respected, where your most private concerns can be expressed without judgment or stigma. In addition to a calming, friendly environment, I also offer excellent medical knowledge and clinical judgment. In psychiatry residency at the University of California, San Diego, I ranked first of 58 residents by exam scores.
(619) 489-6914 View (619) 489-6914

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 92118

< 10

Psychiatrists in 92118 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
86% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
86% Medication Management
71% Addiction
71% ADHD

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in 92118 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 92118?

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.