Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am a board certified psychiatrist and scientist with over 10 years experience in the practice of evidence-based medicine. While I specialize in treating patients experiencing disturbed moods and poor impulse control (e.g. Bipolar disorder and ADHD), I treat nearly the full spectrum of psychiatric conditions. With expertise in psychiatry and neurobiology I provide patients with an individualized approach that combines the most effective tools including cognitive-behavioral therapy and state-of-the-art psychopharmacology."
Adults
(310) 692-9011
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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"I am a board certified psychiatrist and scientist with over 10 years experience in the practice of evidence-based medicine. While I specialize in treating patients experiencing disturbed moods and poor impulse control (e.g. Bipolar disorder and ADHD), I treat nearly the full spectrum of psychiatric conditions. With expertise in psychiatry and neurobiology I provide patients with an individualized approach that combines the most effective tools including cognitive-behavioral therapy and state-of-the-art psychopharmacology."
MBMcenter.com, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Our clients come from all walks of life and may enter our program with trouble sleeping, depression, anxiety, apathy, a sense of numbness in life or even unresolved complex medical issues that doctors have failed to solve. Others feel stuck finding their way in relationships, family life and career."
Adults
(310) 773-3511
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Adults
"Our clients come from all walks of life and may enter our program with trouble sleeping, depression, anxiety, apathy, a sense of numbness in life or even unresolved complex medical issues that doctors have failed to solve. Others feel stuck finding their way in relationships, family life and career."
Doryann M. Lebe, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, M.D.
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"I am a psychiatrist, analytically trained, who has been practicing in the Los Angeles area for thirty-five years. I am broadly in general psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychodynamic and humanistic psychology as well as psychopharmacology and geriatric psychiatry. My approach utilizes humanistic, relational, cognitive and psychodynamic techniques that are interactive and unique to each person I treat. My special skills are in treating individuals with relationship and or career conflicts and life transitions."
Adults
(424) 240-5957
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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"I am a psychiatrist, analytically trained, who has been practicing in the Los Angeles area for thirty-five years. I am broadly in general psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychodynamic and humanistic psychology as well as psychopharmacology and geriatric psychiatry. My approach utilizes humanistic, relational, cognitive and psychodynamic techniques that are interactive and unique to each person I treat. My special skills are in treating individuals with relationship and or career conflicts and life transitions."
James Luzano, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
"Dealing with mental illness or struggling with an addiction can be challenging for many of us. Having both can almost seem insurmountable. It can also be hard to ask for help, but if you are here you are taking an important step. I can work with you in dealing with these challenges. I am board-certified in both general and addiction psychiatry and provide treatment specifically tailored for each person. Through diagnostic assessment and clarification, medication management, psychotherapy, and other modalities, I can help build a treatment plan that works for you."
Adults
(310) 307-3063
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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"Dealing with mental illness or struggling with an addiction can be challenging for many of us. Having both can almost seem insurmountable. It can also be hard to ask for help, but if you are here you are taking an important step. I can work with you in dealing with these challenges. I am board-certified in both general and addiction psychiatry and provide treatment specifically tailored for each person. Through diagnostic assessment and clarification, medication management, psychotherapy, and other modalities, I can help build a treatment plan that works for you."
The Happiness Psychiatrist®: Sheenie Ambardar M.D., Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Welcome! Dr. Ambardar is a Top Doctor in Psychiatry as honored by Los Angeles Magazine. Dr. Ambardar graduated with Honors in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, received her M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, completed a research fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and did her Psychiatry residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan. She has been in practice in LA for over 10 years and was awarded the Compassionate Doctor Award 5 times in a row and was twice named a "Super Doctor Rising Star" in Los Angeles Magazine’s annual “Best of LA” edition."
Adults
(424) 888-5610
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
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"Welcome! Dr. Ambardar is a Top Doctor in Psychiatry as honored by Los Angeles Magazine. Dr. Ambardar graduated with Honors in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, received her M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, completed a research fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and did her Psychiatry residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan. She has been in practice in LA for over 10 years and was awarded the Compassionate Doctor Award 5 times in a row and was twice named a "Super Doctor Rising Star" in Los Angeles Magazine’s annual “Best of LA” edition."
Enso Center of Holistic Psychiatry, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Enso Center of Holistic Psychiatry is a premier psychiatric clinic in the heart of Santa Monica. The practice treats an extensive variety of psychiatric ailments for patients age 12+. At Enso Center, each client receives a unique and holistic treatment, healing the mind, body, and spirit. Feel free to explore the website: www.santamonicapsychiatrist.com"
Adults
(310) 526-0768
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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"Enso Center of Holistic Psychiatry is a premier psychiatric clinic in the heart of Santa Monica. The practice treats an extensive variety of psychiatric ailments for patients age 12+. At Enso Center, each client receives a unique and holistic treatment, healing the mind, body, and spirit. Feel free to explore the website: www.santamonicapsychiatrist.com"
Alexis Meshi, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"Receive care from the comfort of your home! Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, or attention and focus difficulties? Are your symptoms causing problems in your life? Are your relationships being affected? Are you not able to work to your potential? Are you unsatisfied in life and want to make major positive changes? Or are you doing well but want to further optimize your life situation? If you or a loved one suffer from emotional or mental distress, you have come to the right place. Welcome to my practice. I look forward meeting you and your loved ones and making your world a happier and a better place."
Adults
(949) 353-6801
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Adults
"Receive care from the comfort of your home! Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, or attention and focus difficulties? Are your symptoms causing problems in your life? Are your relationships being affected? Are you not able to work to your potential? Are you unsatisfied in life and want to make major positive changes? Or are you doing well but want to further optimize your life situation? If you or a loved one suffer from emotional or mental distress, you have come to the right place. Welcome to my practice. I look forward meeting you and your loved ones and making your world a happier and a better place."
Howard Bacal, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
"My therapeutic work focuses on relieving the pain of psychological trauma, finding and strengthening the sense of one's self, enhancing the quality of personal relationships, and re-vitalizing stalled creative capacities. I work with individuals and couples."
Adults
(310) 494-2194
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Adults
"My therapeutic work focuses on relieving the pain of psychological trauma, finding and strengthening the sense of one's self, enhancing the quality of personal relationships, and re-vitalizing stalled creative capacities. I work with individuals and couples."
Tina Thu-Ha Nguyen, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
"I am a double board-certified Child, Adolescent, & Adult Psychiatrist, as well as Psychotherapist. I believe in taking the time to fully understand each person’s unique situation because one’s state of mind is inseparable from the family and social systems that surround us. Each patient is seen as an individual and encouraged to be an active participant and collaborator in their own treatment planning. For some, this will involve medications, after a thorough discussion of risks, benefits, and side effects. And for others the best course may be to start with psychotherapy or other supportive treatments before meds are considered."
Adults
(424) 407-0077
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Adults
"I am a double board-certified Child, Adolescent, & Adult Psychiatrist, as well as Psychotherapist. I believe in taking the time to fully understand each person’s unique situation because one’s state of mind is inseparable from the family and social systems that surround us. Each patient is seen as an individual and encouraged to be an active participant and collaborator in their own treatment planning. For some, this will involve medications, after a thorough discussion of risks, benefits, and side effects. And for others the best course may be to start with psychotherapy or other supportive treatments before meds are considered."
Melissa Fillmore, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Melissa Fillmore, PMHNP-BC is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She graduated in 2016 from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with a Master of Science in Nursing, specializing in Family System Psychiatric Mental Health. She has over five years of direct patient care experience in mental health. Prior to her position at Community Psychiatry, she worked as a Nurse Practitioner at an inpatient psychiatric hospital in New York, working with adolescents and trained using the Collaborative Problem Solving Model."
Adults
(424) 353-3284
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
Adults
"Melissa Fillmore, PMHNP-BC is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She graduated in 2016 from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with a Master of Science in Nursing, specializing in Family System Psychiatric Mental Health. She has over five years of direct patient care experience in mental health. Prior to her position at Community Psychiatry, she worked as a Nurse Practitioner at an inpatient psychiatric hospital in New York, working with adolescents and trained using the Collaborative Problem Solving Model."
Kayse Budd, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Hello! I am an artistic HOLISTIC psychiatrist who is also a yoga + meditation instructor, Ayurvedic educator, professional astrologer, herbalist, & healer. My background includes BS at Duke, MD at UMich & board-certification by ABPN. I was on the medical staff of the renown Chopra Center in Carlsbad for 2.5 yrs (until they closed) as an Intuitive Astrologer, Integrative Psychiatrist, & Ayurvedic Medical Consultant. I now have an ONLINE practice during my transition away from the Center. I am based in LA, but my work is primarily consultative, classes, & ONLINE at present. Sessions can be booked thru my website. ⭐ "
Adults
(808) 670-3390
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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"Hello! I am an artistic HOLISTIC psychiatrist who is also a yoga + meditation instructor, Ayurvedic educator, professional astrologer, herbalist, & healer. My background includes BS at Duke, MD at UMich & board-certification by ABPN. I was on the medical staff of the renown Chopra Center in Carlsbad for 2.5 yrs (until they closed) as an Intuitive Astrologer, Integrative Psychiatrist, & Ayurvedic Medical Consultant. I now have an ONLINE practice during my transition away from the Center. I am based in LA, but my work is primarily consultative, classes, & ONLINE at present. Sessions can be booked thru my website. ⭐ "
Meghan Jain, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
"At Ocean Bay Psychiatry, we believe that each person is unique and strive to know our patients from a biological, psychological, social, and spiritual perspective. We aim to have a whole-person approach that addresses each part of our patients’ lives. We believe in the importance of involving families, schools, and other health care practitioners in a comprehensive treatment plan. We also evaluate for nutrition, exercise, and community involvement with every patient as part of our standard of care. "
Adults
(213) 444-4271
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Adults
"At Ocean Bay Psychiatry, we believe that each person is unique and strive to know our patients from a biological, psychological, social, and spiritual perspective. We aim to have a whole-person approach that addresses each part of our patients’ lives. We believe in the importance of involving families, schools, and other health care practitioners in a comprehensive treatment plan. We also evaluate for nutrition, exercise, and community involvement with every patient as part of our standard of care. "
Alan Hanft, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, M.D.
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"After college, I attended medical school at McGill University. I then completed a residency in Psychiatry at USC and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School. After completing these 10 years of training in 1992, I worked mostly for academic centers. I was faculty in the medical schools of Harvard and Tufts universities, and then returned to California where I was faculty at the University of California and USC for many years. For several years I’ve been Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, General Adult Psychiatry, and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry."
Adults
(424) 238-3859
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Adults
"After college, I attended medical school at McGill University. I then completed a residency in Psychiatry at USC and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School. After completing these 10 years of training in 1992, I worked mostly for academic centers. I was faculty in the medical schools of Harvard and Tufts universities, and then returned to California where I was faculty at the University of California and USC for many years. For several years I’ve been Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, General Adult Psychiatry, and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry."
Mira Gracer, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Mira has two East Side office locations: Downtown LA and Echo Park. Mira has her B.A. from U.C. Santa Barbara and her M.D. from Albany Medical College. She completed psychiatry residency at USC. She treats a variety of psychiatric illnesses, with special expertise in treatment-resistant depression and anxiety."
Adults
(213) 996-0439
Verified
Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Adults
"Mira has two East Side office locations: Downtown LA and Echo Park. Mira has her B.A. from U.C. Santa Barbara and her M.D. from Albany Medical College. She completed psychiatry residency at USC. She treats a variety of psychiatric illnesses, with special expertise in treatment-resistant depression and anxiety."
Adel Mostafavi, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
"Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life."
Adults
(424) 256-0753
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Adults
"Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life."
Arizona Professionals Health Program, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, FASAM, MRO
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am empathetic and highly skilled at treating individuals with substance use disorders and behavioral addictions such as gambling, sex and eating disorders. I understand the prevalence of trauma, mood, and anxiety disorders in patients recovering from substance and/or behavioral addictions, thus I accept patients with dual or multiple diagnoses. Of specific interest to me is working with licensed professionals who have addiction treatment needs. I provide education, intervention, assessment, treatment support, monitoring, and/or relapse prevention to professionals whose licensing and/or ability to practice is at stake. "
Adults
(520) 462-6251
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Adults
"I am empathetic and highly skilled at treating individuals with substance use disorders and behavioral addictions such as gambling, sex and eating disorders. I understand the prevalence of trauma, mood, and anxiety disorders in patients recovering from substance and/or behavioral addictions, thus I accept patients with dual or multiple diagnoses. Of specific interest to me is working with licensed professionals who have addiction treatment needs. I provide education, intervention, assessment, treatment support, monitoring, and/or relapse prevention to professionals whose licensing and/or ability to practice is at stake. "
Meredith Sagan, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
"With extensive expertise in psychiatric medication management, homeopathy, and mind-body medicine psychotherapies, Dr. Sagan offers a unique combination of treatments to help you or your loved one find stability, peace and balance, safely and effectively. At your first appointment Dr. Sagan will review and adjust any medication you may be taking to the most safe and effective regimen possible, or start new medications if indicated. At subsequent appointments, in a dynamic and highly intuitive environment, you will develop a deep understanding of yourself through mind-body techniques that are also designed to eventually replace your medication if practiced regularly."
Adults
(310) 421-8906
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Adults
"With extensive expertise in psychiatric medication management, homeopathy, and mind-body medicine psychotherapies, Dr. Sagan offers a unique combination of treatments to help you or your loved one find stability, peace and balance, safely and effectively. At your first appointment Dr. Sagan will review and adjust any medication you may be taking to the most safe and effective regimen possible, or start new medications if indicated. At subsequent appointments, in a dynamic and highly intuitive environment, you will develop a deep understanding of yourself through mind-body techniques that are also designed to eventually replace your medication if practiced regularly."
Brandon D. Schneider, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Welcome to my practice! I take a multifaceted approach that integrates medications, psychotherapy and behavioral strategies into a comprehensive treatment plan specific to you. I strongly believe in shoring up wellness rather than treating illness, and you can expect to spend a significant amount of time working on sleep, fitness and nutrition, in addition to tackling deeper psychological issues. I have specialized training in treating addiction (including the use of Suboxone for opiate abuse) and women's mental health but am well-versed in treating any mental health condition. "
Adults
(310) 997-4904
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Adults
"Welcome to my practice! I take a multifaceted approach that integrates medications, psychotherapy and behavioral strategies into a comprehensive treatment plan specific to you. I strongly believe in shoring up wellness rather than treating illness, and you can expect to spend a significant amount of time working on sleep, fitness and nutrition, in addition to tackling deeper psychological issues. I have specialized training in treating addiction (including the use of Suboxone for opiate abuse) and women's mental health but am well-versed in treating any mental health condition. "
Kristen Melnyk, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
"I have over 20 years of experience as a psychiatrist specializing in psychotherapy. I have helped people with chronic medical illnesses, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, difficulty with life transitions, relationship difficulties with parents, siblings, partners/spouses, children, friends or co-workers. I prescribe medication when necessary, and I have helped patients who prefer not to take medication or who want to taper off meds."
Adults
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
Adults
"I have over 20 years of experience as a psychiatrist specializing in psychotherapy. I have helped people with chronic medical illnesses, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, difficulty with life transitions, relationship difficulties with parents, siblings, partners/spouses, children, friends or co-workers. I prescribe medication when necessary, and I have helped patients who prefer not to take medication or who want to taper off meds."
Minoo Mahmoudi, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, M.D.
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Minoo Mahmoudi, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Mahmoudi is experienced in working with children and their families; not only in assessment and pharmacotherapy treatment but also providing parenting and behavioral strategies, family and individual therapy. She enjoys working with children and adults with various concerns, including but not limited to ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar, personality disorders, trauma, and schizophrenia. "
Adults
(424) 295-8725
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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"Minoo Mahmoudi, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Mahmoudi is experienced in working with children and their families; not only in assessment and pharmacotherapy treatment but also providing parenting and behavioral strategies, family and individual therapy. She enjoys working with children and adults with various concerns, including but not limited to ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar, personality disorders, trauma, and schizophrenia. "

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The Santa Monica adult psychiatrists listed here have identified their focus on adult therapy in Santa Monica, adult counseling, help for Santa Monica adults in therapy, or Santa Monica adult counseling. An adult psychiatrist in Santa Monica and adult psychologists mostly work with adults, handle a broad range of issues especially as they relate to adult relationships, and adult child relationships.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Santa Monica is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Santa Monica Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in Santa Monica has many sub specialties including pediatric psychiatry (so check for Santa Monica child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Santa Monica). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Santa Monica, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have a MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a few years training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose some mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Santa Monica Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have some basic training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.