The Moment By Dr. Stacy Cohen
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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We treat a variety of mental health issues including anxiety and mood disorders, ADHD, and addictive disorders.
I founded www.themomenthealth.com to create a safe space for our clients looking to both heal and grow. By using a bio/psycho/social/spiritual approach, we allow for holistic treatment that is tailored to the individual.
(424) 581-0896
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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We treat a variety of mental health issues including anxiety and mood disorders, ADHD, and addictive disorders.
I founded www.themomenthealth.com to create a safe space for our clients looking to both heal and grow. By using a bio/psycho/social/spiritual approach, we allow for holistic treatment that is tailored to the individual.
Josephine McNary
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers video visits
My training included women's mental health, mood and anxiety disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, and couples and family therapy.
I am a board-certified general psychiatrist with offices in Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, Hermosa Beach, Santa Barbara, Marina del Rey, Echo Park and Pasadena. I also offer tele-psychiatry services. I see a variety of patients in my outpatient practice. I provide medication management. Learn more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq2tAiFIv5o and https://www.calpsychiatry.com. I am interested in the use of complementary medicine for mood and anxiety disorders. I am currently attending staff at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry, where I provide both inpatient psychiatry and consultation services.
(310) 935-0754
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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My training included women's mental health, mood and anxiety disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, and couples and family therapy.
I am a board-certified general psychiatrist with offices in Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, Hermosa Beach, Santa Barbara, Marina del Rey, Echo Park and Pasadena. I also offer tele-psychiatry services. I see a variety of patients in my outpatient practice. I provide medication management. Learn more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq2tAiFIv5o and https://www.calpsychiatry.com. I am interested in the use of complementary medicine for mood and anxiety disorders. I am currently attending staff at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry, where I provide both inpatient psychiatry and consultation services.
Marguerite Maguire
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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I am a general adult psychiatrist, treating a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses with particular interests in depression, anxiety, maternal mental health, and ADHD. I earned my medical degree from the University of Rochester and completed my psychiatry residency at the University of Southern California/LAC+USC.
(310) 935-0754
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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I am a general adult psychiatrist, treating a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses with particular interests in depression, anxiety, maternal mental health, and ADHD. I earned my medical degree from the University of Rochester and completed my psychiatry residency at the University of Southern California/LAC+USC.
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Margaret Haglund
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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My other specialty interests include: helping patients taper down or off pain and anxiety medications; working with new parents during the challenging postpartum period; helping individuals through relationship transitions; and addressing symptoms that arise during medical conditions.
I trained at Columbia and UCLA, and am double Board Certified in Adult and Addiction psychiatry. I completed additional post-graduate training in the UCLA Mood Disorders Fellowship, gaining expertise in depression, bipolar disorder, and treatment resistant conditions. I also have expertise in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, having been selected as a fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association. I previously worked at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center as Assistant Professor and as Medical Director of a Collaborative Care Initiative designed to address the needs of primary care and Ob-Gyn patients.
(310) 935-0754
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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My other specialty interests include: helping patients taper down or off pain and anxiety medications; working with new parents during the challenging postpartum period; helping individuals through relationship transitions; and addressing symptoms that arise during medical conditions.
I trained at Columbia and UCLA, and am double Board Certified in Adult and Addiction psychiatry. I completed additional post-graduate training in the UCLA Mood Disorders Fellowship, gaining expertise in depression, bipolar disorder, and treatment resistant conditions. I also have expertise in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, having been selected as a fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association. I previously worked at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center as Assistant Professor and as Medical Director of a Collaborative Care Initiative designed to address the needs of primary care and Ob-Gyn patients.
Michael Zito
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am a therapist, a board-certified psychiatrist, and a researcher who is interested in helping people with the entire spectrum of mental health concerns. I have a special interest in psychotherapy, and can help people recover from mood disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, and issues related to work or relationships. My therapeutic style is eclectic – I combine techniques rooted in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mentalization-based, and supportive therapies. When necessary, I also can help in selecting appropriate medications.
(213) 908-1971
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am a therapist, a board-certified psychiatrist, and a researcher who is interested in helping people with the entire spectrum of mental health concerns. I have a special interest in psychotherapy, and can help people recover from mood disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, and issues related to work or relationships. My therapeutic style is eclectic – I combine techniques rooted in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mentalization-based, and supportive therapies. When necessary, I also can help in selecting appropriate medications.
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Clear Mind Treatment
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers video visits
Insurance based. Ketamine, Infusions, EMDR, TMS, Neurofeedback are a backbone of our service. We treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance abuse, trauma disorders, personality disorders and more. Clear Mind Treatment is the perfect option for those looking for insurance based psychiatry, medication management services, and an outpatient detox program. Also, Clear Mind is ideal for those seeking a flexible therapy program where they can talk over video conference or in office.
(424) 395-3433
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Insurance based. Ketamine, Infusions, EMDR, TMS, Neurofeedback are a backbone of our service. We treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance abuse, trauma disorders, personality disorders and more. Clear Mind Treatment is the perfect option for those looking for insurance based psychiatry, medication management services, and an outpatient detox program. Also, Clear Mind is ideal for those seeking a flexible therapy program where they can talk over video conference or in office.
Nancy Wu
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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I specialize in childhood/adolescent developmental struggles, ADHD, and mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders.
It takes a lot of courage to ask for help. My goal is to witness and support you as you embark on this heroic journey of self-discovery and growth. I understand that life can be hard and filled with unpredictable ups and downs. I use a holistic approach to help patients ease their suffering and live life with more joy, spontaneity, and well-being.
(424) 374-3461
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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I specialize in childhood/adolescent developmental struggles, ADHD, and mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders.
It takes a lot of courage to ask for help. My goal is to witness and support you as you embark on this heroic journey of self-discovery and growth. I understand that life can be hard and filled with unpredictable ups and downs. I use a holistic approach to help patients ease their suffering and live life with more joy, spontaneity, and well-being.
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Minoo Mahmoudi
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 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.
(424) 295-8725
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Santa Monica, CA 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.
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Jamie Miskell
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Jamie Miskell is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is committed to empathic and lasting relationships with her clients. Her goal is to aid each individual as he or she pursues wholeness and freedom from the weight of emotional stress. She works with those seeking help for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and addiction. Her background also includes achievement in traumatic brain injury including neuropsychological evaluation and counsel for families impacted by a traumatic brain injury.
(424) 238-6962
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Jamie Miskell is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is committed to empathic and lasting relationships with her clients. Her goal is to aid each individual as he or she pursues wholeness and freedom from the weight of emotional stress. She works with those seeking help for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and addiction. Her background also includes achievement in traumatic brain injury including neuropsychological evaluation and counsel for families impacted by a traumatic brain injury.
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Lana Benedek
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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I work with individuals experiencing a wide variety of mental health issues, the most common of these include; anxiety, depression, trauma and addiction.
My practice is different from other mental health treatment in 4 main ways: 1. Holistic- all aspect of your life; mind, body, spirit & community are assessed 2. Address Root Causes - through a detailed history and selective testing 3. Integrative - I use the most helpful of eastern and western approaches to treatment 4. Focus on increasing resiliency and decreasing treatment
(310) 507-1178
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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I work with individuals experiencing a wide variety of mental health issues, the most common of these include; anxiety, depression, trauma and addiction.
My practice is different from other mental health treatment in 4 main ways: 1. Holistic- all aspect of your life; mind, body, spirit & community are assessed 2. Address Root Causes - through a detailed history and selective testing 3. Integrative - I use the most helpful of eastern and western approaches to treatment 4. Focus on increasing resiliency and decreasing treatment
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Andrea Carter Best
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
My practice focuses on Wellness, Nutrition, Mindfulness, along with medication if indicated, to address issues related to Anxiety, Depression, Attention, Sleep, Fatigue, Sex/Libido, Weight, Hormones, and the Gut (Gastrointestinal).
Hello, I have been a physician for 24 years, with a Traditional and Holistic Psychiatry private practice in Southern California for the past 15 years. Prior to medical training, I was a chemist and nutritionist. Through training in these areas, then Western medicine and alternative practices/ Eastern Medicine, I developed a system of evaluation and treatment combining Western and Eastern philosophies. While viewing symptoms, I see each client as well, complete, and whole. All comprehensive evals, one-time second opinion evals, and nutrition/wellness evals include discussions of traditional medicine and naturopathic options.
(818) 394-0894
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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My practice focuses on Wellness, Nutrition, Mindfulness, along with medication if indicated, to address issues related to Anxiety, Depression, Attention, Sleep, Fatigue, Sex/Libido, Weight, Hormones, and the Gut (Gastrointestinal).
Hello, I have been a physician for 24 years, with a Traditional and Holistic Psychiatry private practice in Southern California for the past 15 years. Prior to medical training, I was a chemist and nutritionist. Through training in these areas, then Western medicine and alternative practices/ Eastern Medicine, I developed a system of evaluation and treatment combining Western and Eastern philosophies. While viewing symptoms, I see each client as well, complete, and whole. All comprehensive evals, one-time second opinion evals, and nutrition/wellness evals include discussions of traditional medicine and naturopathic options.
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Meredith Sagan
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Sagan specializes in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction and psycho-spiritual crises.
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.
(310) 421-8906
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Sagan specializes in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction and psycho-spiritual crises.
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.
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Connected Tele-Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers video visits
Choosing a psychiatrist is hard. Let me introduce myself. I am a working mother, spouse, and physician. I understand the challenges facing women and men today. As life becomes more stressful and as we do less to take care of ourselves, problems are likely to emerge. I see adults with Anxiety/Depressive Disorders, Marital/Relationship difficulties and other Life Crises. I focus on present-day coping strategies and on bettering your understanding of the way your difficulties are related to overall life history. I do intensive work with people who want to improve their self-understanding, define goals and lead more productive lives.
(973) 314-1759
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
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Choosing a psychiatrist is hard. Let me introduce myself. I am a working mother, spouse, and physician. I understand the challenges facing women and men today. As life becomes more stressful and as we do less to take care of ourselves, problems are likely to emerge. I see adults with Anxiety/Depressive Disorders, Marital/Relationship difficulties and other Life Crises. I focus on present-day coping strategies and on bettering your understanding of the way your difficulties are related to overall life history. I do intensive work with people who want to improve their self-understanding, define goals and lead more productive lives.
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Roberto Figueroa
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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I specialize in treating anxiety and depression. I use an integrated approach that combines cognitive behavioral (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy with medication treatment when indicated. I have 15 years of experience and advanced specialization in psychopharmacology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and in psychodynamic psychotherapy at Columbia University.
(310) 963-7146
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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I specialize in treating anxiety and depression. I use an integrated approach that combines cognitive behavioral (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy with medication treatment when indicated. I have 15 years of experience and advanced specialization in psychopharmacology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and in psychodynamic psychotherapy at Columbia University.
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Elana Miller
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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I am a functional and integrative psychiatrist who will treat you as a whole person— mind, brain, body, and soul. I combine holistic approaches like nutritional supplementation and herbal/plant-based medicine with traditional psychiatric approaches like medication. I specialize in anxiety, depression, PTSD/Trauma, chronic fatigue and coping with cancer. I have learned through my own experience as a 2x cancer survivor that it's possible to overcome any trauma, and that the happiest days of your life can be in front of you, not behind you. Visit my website https://zenpsychiatry.com/private-practice for more details and fee list.
(424) 217-3197
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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I am a functional and integrative psychiatrist who will treat you as a whole person— mind, brain, body, and soul. I combine holistic approaches like nutritional supplementation and herbal/plant-based medicine with traditional psychiatric approaches like medication. I specialize in anxiety, depression, PTSD/Trauma, chronic fatigue and coping with cancer. I have learned through my own experience as a 2x cancer survivor that it's possible to overcome any trauma, and that the happiest days of your life can be in front of you, not behind you. Visit my website https://zenpsychiatry.com/private-practice for more details and fee list.
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Jacob Moussai
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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My approach includes evidence-based psychotherapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to address issues of depression and anxiety.
Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, ADHD or low self-esteem? Are you stuck in an unwanted repetitive pattern or struggling to find a healthy relationship? I will work with you to shift gears and overcome the obstacles which are holding you back. I use the appropriate treatment for your needs, i.e. psychotherapy and/or medications. I am a board-certified psychiatrist who completed my training at Yale School of Medicine. I provide a comprehensive evaluation using an integrated approach to care, and build on your strengths.
(310) 775-1866
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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My approach includes evidence-based psychotherapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to address issues of depression and anxiety.
Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, ADHD or low self-esteem? Are you stuck in an unwanted repetitive pattern or struggling to find a healthy relationship? I will work with you to shift gears and overcome the obstacles which are holding you back. I use the appropriate treatment for your needs, i.e. psychotherapy and/or medications. I am a board-certified psychiatrist who completed my training at Yale School of Medicine. I provide a comprehensive evaluation using an integrated approach to care, and build on your strengths.
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Roberto Figueroa
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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If you are suffering from anxiety or depression you should know you are not alone. Millions of people in the US and about half a billion people in the world have significant depression or anxiety. Anxiety and depression may be caused by psychological, physical, social, and spiritual factors. Struggling with depression or anxiety can cause intense suffering, affect your ability to have or enjoy relationships and disrupt your ability to function at work or home. Problems with your emotional health can prevent you from pursuing your dreams and living life to the fullest.
(310) 963-7146
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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If you are suffering from anxiety or depression you should know you are not alone. Millions of people in the US and about half a billion people in the world have significant depression or anxiety. Anxiety and depression may be caused by psychological, physical, social, and spiritual factors. Struggling with depression or anxiety can cause intense suffering, affect your ability to have or enjoy relationships and disrupt your ability to function at work or home. Problems with your emotional health can prevent you from pursuing your dreams and living life to the fullest.
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Thomas M Brod
Psychiatrist, MD, DFAPA Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Shame and anxiety (hidden or tormentingly on the surface) are key discomforts in each person; however, everyone is miraculously unique. In my practice, we aim to pinpoint the help you need and offer the quickest and most lasting treatment appropriate. Sometimes that is intensive psychotherapy that can be short-term or go on for years if appropriate; sometimes it is a few sessions of a technique like EMDR that sort-of resets the brain after an emotional trauma. Often I recommend brainwave biofeedback (EEG neurofeedback). Always I'm seeking the most naturalistic treatment, with the least amount of medication practical.
(424) 570-2120
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Shame and anxiety (hidden or tormentingly on the surface) are key discomforts in each person; however, everyone is miraculously unique. In my practice, we aim to pinpoint the help you need and offer the quickest and most lasting treatment appropriate. Sometimes that is intensive psychotherapy that can be short-term or go on for years if appropriate; sometimes it is a few sessions of a technique like EMDR that sort-of resets the brain after an emotional trauma. Often I recommend brainwave biofeedback (EEG neurofeedback). Always I'm seeking the most naturalistic treatment, with the least amount of medication practical.
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Doryann M. Lebe
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Anxiety, depression and loss are also special areas of interest I utilize medication when indicated as well as psychology.
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.
(424) 240-5957
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Anxiety, depression and loss are also special areas of interest I utilize medication when indicated as well as psychology.
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.
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Marvin Flicker
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers video visits
Is therapy right for me? If you are hurting, if there are problems in your life related to fear when you shouldn't be afraid, and sad when you shouldn't feel sad, or have doubts about love capability, maybe it's time to find out. That is one of the purposes of doing a psychiatric evaluation. I have been successfully treating people suffering with anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties for many years.
(424) 732-7083
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
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Is therapy right for me? If you are hurting, if there are problems in your life related to fear when you shouldn't be afraid, and sad when you shouldn't feel sad, or have doubts about love capability, maybe it's time to find out. That is one of the purposes of doing a psychiatric evaluation. I have been successfully treating people suffering with anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties for many years.

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Anxiety Psychiatrists
If you're looking for help with anxiety in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica anxiety psychiatrist, these psychiatrists provide anxiety therapy and general anxiety treatment. They include anxiety psychiatrists, anxiety psychologists in Santa Monica, anxiety psychotherapists and Santa Monica anxiety counselors. They can help with anxiety disorders, social anxiety, anxiety attacks, shyness, social anxiety in Santa Monica, anxiety depression and anxiety panic. They can help with Santa Monica anxiety Psychiatry, anxiety counseling in Santa Monica or counseling for anxiety and overcoming anxiety. Anxiety specialists who provide anxiety therapy in Santa Monica may act as an anxiety psychiatry in Santa Monica.

If your anxiety can be better explained as a feeling of fear and you're looking for help with fear psychiatry in Santa Monica, these psychiatrists provide fear therapy and treatment for fear disorders, social fear and fear attacks in Santa Monica. They provide fear treatment, fear counseling in Santa Monica or counseling for fear and overcoming fear. They can help with fear of flying, fear of commitment, insecurity and coping with fear.

Anxiety is often expressed as phobia. For help with phobia in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica phobia psychiatrist these psychiatrists provide phobia therapy, including exposure therapy, and phobia counseling. There are many defined phobias, including agoraphobia (intense fear of leaving a secure place), claustrophobia (fear or anxiety of places where it is hard to escape), social phobia and emetophobia (fear of vomiting).

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 number of years training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Santa Monica Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.