S.E. Specter MD PhD
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90049
With clinical academic appointments in the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine and the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Dr. Specter has experience treating a wide range of mental health/behavioral issues, including mood dysregulation (depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety, thought disorders (psychosis, obsessive-compulsive disorder), and relationship or work difficulties. He's a former Professor of Nutrition and most recent Medical Director for the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hosp. Adult Eating Disorders Program -- work with eating behavior/body image issues is a practice specialty. For more information, go to www.psychiatry-nutrition.com.
(310) 707-1867
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Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90049
With clinical academic appointments in the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine and the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Dr. Specter has experience treating a wide range of mental health/behavioral issues, including mood dysregulation (depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety, thought disorders (psychosis, obsessive-compulsive disorder), and relationship or work difficulties. He's a former Professor of Nutrition and most recent Medical Director for the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hosp. Adult Eating Disorders Program -- work with eating behavior/body image issues is a practice specialty. For more information, go to www.psychiatry-nutrition.com.
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Hee-Sang Lyu
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Offers video visits
I am a board certified psychiatrist trained at UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and continue to be involved at UCLA as a clinical instructor.
My ideal patient is someone who is interested in approaching his or her issues from a multi-dimensional approach, which often involves combination of psychotherapy and medications, as warranted. I provide a comprehensive assessment of you as an individual, which includes potential diagnoses to guide treatment. I will tailor a treatment plan to target your specific concerns, which will integrate therapy, medications, and other strategies. If you already have a therapist, I can work with him or her together for your treatment needs.
(424) 359-1618
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Los Angeles, CA 90064
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I am a board certified psychiatrist trained at UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and continue to be involved at UCLA as a clinical instructor.
My ideal patient is someone who is interested in approaching his or her issues from a multi-dimensional approach, which often involves combination of psychotherapy and medications, as warranted. I provide a comprehensive assessment of you as an individual, which includes potential diagnoses to guide treatment. I will tailor a treatment plan to target your specific concerns, which will integrate therapy, medications, and other strategies. If you already have a therapist, I can work with him or her together for your treatment needs.
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Candyce DeLoatch
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Offers video visits
Let's work together to help you reach your goals. Whether you or your child desire to emerge from the depths of persistent sadness, stabilize your highs and lows, diminish the impact of voices, visions and paranoid thinking, or reduce chronic worry and fear, we'll devise a plan to improve your state of mind. If you or your child have trouble paying attention in school, struggle with social interactions or making friends, display behavioral problems including tantrums and physical aggression or suffer low mood or chronic worry, request an evaluation to begin the treatment process.
(424) 322-1087
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
Offers video visits
Let's work together to help you reach your goals. Whether you or your child desire to emerge from the depths of persistent sadness, stabilize your highs and lows, diminish the impact of voices, visions and paranoid thinking, or reduce chronic worry and fear, we'll devise a plan to improve your state of mind. If you or your child have trouble paying attention in school, struggle with social interactions or making friends, display behavioral problems including tantrums and physical aggression or suffer low mood or chronic worry, request an evaluation to begin the treatment process.
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Center For Behavior Medicine
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90039
At Center for Behavior Medicine, patients receive the benefits of a 
holistic medical health practice, bringing together both Psychiatric 
and Psychological practitioners into one, unified center. For over 
30 years, Center for Behavior Medicine has been servicing the LA 
County community, and now also services Orange County 
with our Yorba Linda office. At Center for Behavior Medicine, we cultivate a well rounded, multi-
cultural, staff of clinicians who as a unit, offer a variety of perspectives, 
backgrounds, and philosophies for treatment.
(424) 373-6743
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Los Angeles, CA 90039
At Center for Behavior Medicine, patients receive the benefits of a 
holistic medical health practice, bringing together both Psychiatric 
and Psychological practitioners into one, unified center. For over 
30 years, Center for Behavior Medicine has been servicing the LA 
County community, and now also services Orange County 
with our Yorba Linda office. At Center for Behavior Medicine, we cultivate a well rounded, multi-
cultural, staff of clinicians who as a unit, offer a variety of perspectives, 
backgrounds, and philosophies for treatment.
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L. David Willison
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Since 2008, I have provided treatment and care to adult patients with myriad diagnoses including major depression and other depressive disorders, ADHD/ADD, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, bipolar disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. Since 2011 I have concentrated on treating childhood- and adolescent-onset psychiatric disorders including neurodevelopmental disorders (such as Autism and Asperger's Disorder), as well as other childhood-onset psychiatric disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and childhood behavioral problems.
(310) 879-5381
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Los Angeles, CA 90024
Since 2008, I have provided treatment and care to adult patients with myriad diagnoses including major depression and other depressive disorders, ADHD/ADD, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, bipolar disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. Since 2011 I have concentrated on treating childhood- and adolescent-onset psychiatric disorders including neurodevelopmental disorders (such as Autism and Asperger's Disorder), as well as other childhood-onset psychiatric disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and childhood behavioral problems.
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Roberto Montenegro
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Offers video visits
I can help with a wide range of psychiatric conditions including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bipolar disorder, behavioral disorders, attention deficit disorders, psychosis and physician burnout.
I work with children and adults and provide numerous types of treatments, including therapy and medication management. I have a particular interest and expertise in cross cultural psychiatry and providing mental health services to physicians and other professionals with "high-stakes" jobs. I am a Yale trained board certified adult psychiatrist and a University of Washington (UW) trained board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist; I am licensed to see patients in CA, WA, AK, and WY.
(310) 361-4558
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Los Angeles, CA 90024
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I can help with a wide range of psychiatric conditions including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bipolar disorder, behavioral disorders, attention deficit disorders, psychosis and physician burnout.
I work with children and adults and provide numerous types of treatments, including therapy and medication management. I have a particular interest and expertise in cross cultural psychiatry and providing mental health services to physicians and other professionals with "high-stakes" jobs. I am a Yale trained board certified adult psychiatrist and a University of Washington (UW) trained board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist; I am licensed to see patients in CA, WA, AK, and WY.
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Keerthan Somanath
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Offers video visits
Somanath completed residency at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, where he extensively trained at both UCLA and the West LA Veterans Affairs.
Dr. Somanath graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with honors, completing a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. He subsequently worked as a software engineer at National Instruments in Austin, Texas, where he developed an interest in neuroscience, and eventually medicine after working with one of the company's clients.
(818) 405-8345
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Los Angeles, CA 90029
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Somanath completed residency at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, where he extensively trained at both UCLA and the West LA Veterans Affairs.
Dr. Somanath graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with honors, completing a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. He subsequently worked as a software engineer at National Instruments in Austin, Texas, where he developed an interest in neuroscience, and eventually medicine after working with one of the company's clients.
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Gregory Sayer
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Offers video visits
He is experienced in cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, supportive therapy, and parent management training for children with disruptive behaviors.
Dr. Sayer is a board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who specializes in medication management and psychotherapy. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, all appointments are currently virtual. He is licensed in New York and California. He founded the group private practice, Sage Minds. In private practice, he sees children, teens, and adults. Dr. Sayer understands that the best outcomes happen when patients and doctors work as a team. It is his mission to use his expertise, in combination with the unique characteristics of each patient, to empower patients to make meaningful progress in their lives.
(929) 244-4659
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Los Angeles, CA 90024
Offers video visits
He is experienced in cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, supportive therapy, and parent management training for children with disruptive behaviors.
Dr. Sayer is a board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who specializes in medication management and psychotherapy. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, all appointments are currently virtual. He is licensed in New York and California. He founded the group private practice, Sage Minds. In private practice, he sees children, teens, and adults. Dr. Sayer understands that the best outcomes happen when patients and doctors work as a team. It is his mission to use his expertise, in combination with the unique characteristics of each patient, to empower patients to make meaningful progress in their lives.
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Shervin Parvizi Ravan
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Offers video visits
I am a Columbia University trained and affiliated (Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry) psychiatrist and psychotherapist and the Medical Director of Greene Clinic. My treatment model combines evidence based psychotherapies, medications, nutrition and complementary/alternative interventions with the goal of providing comprehensive, well rounded, and individually focused care. Psychotherapy is central to my work and I utilize a variety of modalities including interpersonal psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). My approach is collaborative and non-authoritarian.
(347) 514-9562
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Los Angeles, CA 90039
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I am a Columbia University trained and affiliated (Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry) psychiatrist and psychotherapist and the Medical Director of Greene Clinic. My treatment model combines evidence based psychotherapies, medications, nutrition and complementary/alternative interventions with the goal of providing comprehensive, well rounded, and individually focused care. Psychotherapy is central to my work and I utilize a variety of modalities including interpersonal psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). My approach is collaborative and non-authoritarian.
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Jona A Perlmutter
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
"I work by way of an interpersonal-interactive method, placing emphasis on a person's behavior and experience. I use dialogue, or conversation, rather than a one-sided examination by a therapist of a patient -- in order to develop trust and mutual understanding. As I apply it, conversation can be both unsettling and reassuring, flowing back and forth from one to the other."
(310) 651-7973
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
"I work by way of an interpersonal-interactive method, placing emphasis on a person's behavior and experience. I use dialogue, or conversation, rather than a one-sided examination by a therapist of a patient -- in order to develop trust and mutual understanding. As I apply it, conversation can be both unsettling and reassuring, flowing back and forth from one to the other."
Sarah (Hyang) Cho Ko
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN, RN
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Offers video visits
I offer psychiatric evaluation, follow up, psycho- education, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and psychoactive prescription medications.
Do you feel hopeless, helpless, or as if your life has no purpose? Do you have thoughts that you are not good enough? Are you confused with your life situations? Do you have trouble falling and staying asleep? If this is you, it is important that you realize you are not alone, and I can help you find the answers, insights and purposes for which you are searching.
(213) 344-0304
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Los Angeles, CA 90006
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I offer psychiatric evaluation, follow up, psycho- education, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and psychoactive prescription medications.
Do you feel hopeless, helpless, or as if your life has no purpose? Do you have thoughts that you are not good enough? Are you confused with your life situations? Do you have trouble falling and staying asleep? If this is you, it is important that you realize you are not alone, and I can help you find the answers, insights and purposes for which you are searching.
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Ashley Pirozzi
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Offers video visits
*Accepting new patients* I am a double board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with a focus on children, teens, and young adults (ages 4-26). I provide a comprehensive psychiatrist evaluation with a focus on the child's development, behavior, and educational functioning. I am able to recommend therapeutic approaches for specific conditions as well as psychiatric medication if appropriate. I work closely with parents or guardians to help a child or adolescent thrive.
(323) 310-0560
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
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*Accepting new patients* I am a double board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with a focus on children, teens, and young adults (ages 4-26). I provide a comprehensive psychiatrist evaluation with a focus on the child's development, behavior, and educational functioning. I am able to recommend therapeutic approaches for specific conditions as well as psychiatric medication if appropriate. I work closely with parents or guardians to help a child or adolescent thrive.
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Mark McDonald
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Offers video visits
For medical-legal inquiries (QME, IME, deposition, and consultation), please visit my website. I specialize in child and adolescent psychiatry but see patients of all ages for both medication management and therapy. I completed residency training at the University of Cincinnati and fellowship training at Harbor-UCLA. I hold board certifications in both adult and child psychiatry. In addition to family systems therapy, couples therapy, play therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, I offer psychoanalytically-oriented individual therapy and am currently a candidate in adult psychoanalysis at the Psychoanalytic Center of California (PCC).
(310) 596-4145
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Los Angeles, CA 90064
Offers video visits
For medical-legal inquiries (QME, IME, deposition, and consultation), please visit my website. I specialize in child and adolescent psychiatry but see patients of all ages for both medication management and therapy. I completed residency training at the University of Cincinnati and fellowship training at Harbor-UCLA. I hold board certifications in both adult and child psychiatry. In addition to family systems therapy, couples therapy, play therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, I offer psychoanalytically-oriented individual therapy and am currently a candidate in adult psychoanalysis at the Psychoanalytic Center of California (PCC).
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Playa Vista Mental Health
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90230
Offers video visits
Dr. Merrill is a Harvard trained psychiatrist who completed her undergraduate studies in Neuroscience at UCLA and obtained her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She finished post-graduate training at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program and completed a fellowship in Women's Mental Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital and has a specific interest in working with women suffering from issues related to the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, postpartum, infertility and menopause. She is trained in advanced psychopharmacology, psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and managing patients with complex medical conditions.
(323) 992-0829
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Los Angeles, CA 90230
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Dr. Merrill is a Harvard trained psychiatrist who completed her undergraduate studies in Neuroscience at UCLA and obtained her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She finished post-graduate training at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program and completed a fellowship in Women's Mental Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital and has a specific interest in working with women suffering from issues related to the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, postpartum, infertility and menopause. She is trained in advanced psychopharmacology, psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and managing patients with complex medical conditions.
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Michael Mahgerefteh
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Offers video visits
Mike's unique approach involves personalized pharmacotherapy with a dynamic psychotherapeutic base with focus on an integrative approach including lifestyle modification, behavioral activation, mindfulness meditation, and more.
Meet Michael Mahgerefteh, MD - better known to his patients as Dr. Mike Mah. Through training and active treatment, Dr. Mike has honed his expertise in providing comprehensive psychiatric care for a variety of mental illnesses including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, psychosis, addiction, and personality disorders.
(323) 379-1237
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Mike's unique approach involves personalized pharmacotherapy with a dynamic psychotherapeutic base with focus on an integrative approach including lifestyle modification, behavioral activation, mindfulness meditation, and more.
Meet Michael Mahgerefteh, MD - better known to his patients as Dr. Mike Mah. Through training and active treatment, Dr. Mike has honed his expertise in providing comprehensive psychiatric care for a variety of mental illnesses including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, psychosis, addiction, and personality disorders.
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Rashad Hardaway
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Not accepting new clients
Person-first health means to never view you as a mental health or physical diagnosis. It means you are always person, first (and foremost), and I prioritize the things in your life that matter to you. I treat a broad range of mental health conditions such as autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and OCD. And I treat individuals with developmental disabilities for emotional and behavioral problems. I see a diverse range of clients: from children to young adults to early career professionals. Additionally, I work with college and graduate students who are dealing with life and academic challenges.
(510) 474-0505
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Los Angeles, CA 90008
Not accepting new clients
Person-first health means to never view you as a mental health or physical diagnosis. It means you are always person, first (and foremost), and I prioritize the things in your life that matter to you. I treat a broad range of mental health conditions such as autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and OCD. And I treat individuals with developmental disabilities for emotional and behavioral problems. I see a diverse range of clients: from children to young adults to early career professionals. Additionally, I work with college and graduate students who are dealing with life and academic challenges.
Josephine McNary
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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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Los Angeles, CA 90012
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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.
Sensible Care
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Offers video visits
Everyone's story is different, but there are research-based tools to help you write that story. Our team of exceptional behavioral health providers offers expertise on challenges big and small. Receive care in-person or online in just 2-3 days. We have support staff that helps our patients navigate their care, handle insurance, and whom can provide copay clarity from the start.
(714) 759-5358
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Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Everyone's story is different, but there are research-based tools to help you write that story. Our team of exceptional behavioral health providers offers expertise on challenges big and small. Receive care in-person or online in just 2-3 days. We have support staff that helps our patients navigate their care, handle insurance, and whom can provide copay clarity from the start.
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Eric Wexler
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Offers video visits
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.
(310) 692-9011
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Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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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.
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Joseph L. Gulino
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Offers video visits
Once a differential diagnosis has been formulated, we discuss treatment options, which may include medication, lifestyle changes, psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or a combination of interventions.
To hear a patient say, "I finally feel like myself again, thanks to you" shows that with the right doctor and treatment, people can start to feel better quickly. I established Beverly Hills Psychiatry to promote psychiatric wellness and healthy functioning in adults, adolescents, and children in the greater Los Angeles area. I strive to create an environment in which patients can feel comfortable discussing their symptoms, experiences and concerns. I place maximum value on really listening to my patients and establishing an honest and trusting doctor-patient alliance. To make appointments more convenient, I now offer telehealth/video appointments.
(424) 336-9049
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Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Once a differential diagnosis has been formulated, we discuss treatment options, which may include medication, lifestyle changes, psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or a combination of interventions.
To hear a patient say, "I finally feel like myself again, thanks to you" shows that with the right doctor and treatment, people can start to feel better quickly. I established Beverly Hills Psychiatry to promote psychiatric wellness and healthy functioning in adults, adolescents, and children in the greater Los Angeles area. I strive to create an environment in which patients can feel comfortable discussing their symptoms, experiences and concerns. I place maximum value on really listening to my patients and establishing an honest and trusting doctor-patient alliance. To make appointments more convenient, I now offer telehealth/video appointments.

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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. 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 , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Los Angeles, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Los Angeles Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.