Jamie Miskell
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
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
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
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.
Photo of Eric Wexler, Psychiatrist
Eric Wexler
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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
Verified
View

Santa Monica, CA 90403
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.
Photo of Margaret Haglund, Psychiatrist
Margaret Haglund
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers video visits
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
Verified
View

Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers video visits
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.
Photo of Bernadette Grosjean, Psychiatrist
Bernadette Grosjean
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers video visits
Specific areas of expertise are Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), PTSD and Bipolar Disorders.
I have practiced psychiatry for 30 years including 11 years as a professor of psychiatry at Harbor UCLA and 18 years in a NGO based in the Asian community. Working with individuals with wide-ranging diagnoses and very different life journeys, I learned the value of flexibility and use different modes of psychotherapy based on my assessment of the patient's needs. I have a strong psychopharmacology background and prescribe medication when appropriate. I believe in a candid, respectful and collaborative relationship with the patient as well as with his or her family if appropriate, and referring healthcare professional always.
(310) 896-4039
Verified
View

Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers video visits
Specific areas of expertise are Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), PTSD and Bipolar Disorders.
I have practiced psychiatry for 30 years including 11 years as a professor of psychiatry at Harbor UCLA and 18 years in a NGO based in the Asian community. Working with individuals with wide-ranging diagnoses and very different life journeys, I learned the value of flexibility and use different modes of psychotherapy based on my assessment of the patient's needs. I have a strong psychopharmacology background and prescribe medication when appropriate. I believe in a candid, respectful and collaborative relationship with the patient as well as with his or her family if appropriate, and referring healthcare professional always.
Photo of Minoo Mahmoudi, Psychiatrist
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
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.
Photo of Beverly Reader, Psychiatrist
Beverly Reader
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers video visits
My specialty areas include, trauma and PTSD, family of origin issues, interpersonal and relationship issues, depression, anxiety and Bipolar disorder.
I am a very diversified psychiatrist, having worked a variety of mental health settings, and a wide range of needs. Having treated a wide spectrum of psychiatric illness and very serious issues, to more mild or moderate, seeking to resolve interpersonal issues in their lives, process trauma, or simply learn how reframe their thoughts and improve their quality of life. I use psychotropic medications, ketamine assisted therapy, and psychotherapy in my private practice. I also have a part time insurance based practice in Sherman Oaks. However, please note this is strictly medication management only at this location.
(747) 239-7644
Verified
View

Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers video visits
My specialty areas include, trauma and PTSD, family of origin issues, interpersonal and relationship issues, depression, anxiety and Bipolar disorder.
I am a very diversified psychiatrist, having worked a variety of mental health settings, and a wide range of needs. Having treated a wide spectrum of psychiatric illness and very serious issues, to more mild or moderate, seeking to resolve interpersonal issues in their lives, process trauma, or simply learn how reframe their thoughts and improve their quality of life. I use psychotropic medications, ketamine assisted therapy, and psychotherapy in my private practice. I also have a part time insurance based practice in Sherman Oaks. However, please note this is strictly medication management only at this location.
Photo of Alan Hanft, Psychiatrist
Alan Hanft
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers video visits
My experience includes treating depression, bipolar, anxiety, psychosis, ADHD, and autism.
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.
(424) 238-3859
Verified
View

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers video visits
My experience includes treating depression, bipolar, anxiety, psychosis, ADHD, and autism.
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.
Photo of Psychiatry with Dr. Lei, Psychiatrist
Psychiatry with Dr. Lei
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers video visits
I am a general, adult Psychiatrist treating a variety of mental illness with particular interest in anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD, ADHD, and maternal mental health.
Anxiety, depression, haven’t been feeling yourself? What can I do to help - is what I ask myself every time I’m facing someone who is struggling to get to where they want to be in life. Having lived in four very different places (mainland China, French Canada, Las Vegas, New York City) before age 20, I come from a diverse cultural background that accepts and appreciates all. Compassionate, always ready to listen, without a trace of judgement, I am here to understand what is uniquely you. There is no dilemma too small to ponder, and no problem too big to tackle. Witnessing positive change gives me the utmost joy in life.
(747) 239-5373
Verified
View

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers video visits
I am a general, adult Psychiatrist treating a variety of mental illness with particular interest in anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD, ADHD, and maternal mental health.
Anxiety, depression, haven’t been feeling yourself? What can I do to help - is what I ask myself every time I’m facing someone who is struggling to get to where they want to be in life. Having lived in four very different places (mainland China, French Canada, Las Vegas, New York City) before age 20, I come from a diverse cultural background that accepts and appreciates all. Compassionate, always ready to listen, without a trace of judgement, I am here to understand what is uniquely you. There is no dilemma too small to ponder, and no problem too big to tackle. Witnessing positive change gives me the utmost joy in life.
Photo of BiBi Psych, Psychiatrist
BiBi Psych
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
We effectively treat Depression & Anxiety disorders, Bipolar disorders, OCD, PTSD, ADHD,Psychotic disorders, eating disorders,Grief & Stress disorders, relational issues, Personality disorders,Anger management ,Dual diagnosis,Men and women issues and LGBTQ issues.
Availability—-only through TELEHEALTH/ ZOOM/ SKYPE/ FACETIME/WHATSAPP. Appointments are available within 48- 72 hours. Focus—MEDICATION MANAGEMENT & THERAPY. My clinic is all about you, making you feel better and productive in your life.Daily grind of life can bring anyone down and our goal is to make you go up and stay there. Each treatment is customized to your needs utilizing the latest scientific knowledge with minimal medication side effects. We treat vast spectrum of psychiatric and psychological disorders. Your privacy and safety is extremely important to me and we monitor it very closely aided by a professional staff.
(417) 815-3605
Verified
View

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
We effectively treat Depression & Anxiety disorders, Bipolar disorders, OCD, PTSD, ADHD,Psychotic disorders, eating disorders,Grief & Stress disorders, relational issues, Personality disorders,Anger management ,Dual diagnosis,Men and women issues and LGBTQ issues.
Availability—-only through TELEHEALTH/ ZOOM/ SKYPE/ FACETIME/WHATSAPP. Appointments are available within 48- 72 hours. Focus—MEDICATION MANAGEMENT & THERAPY. My clinic is all about you, making you feel better and productive in your life.Daily grind of life can bring anyone down and our goal is to make you go up and stay there. Each treatment is customized to your needs utilizing the latest scientific knowledge with minimal medication side effects. We treat vast spectrum of psychiatric and psychological disorders. Your privacy and safety is extremely important to me and we monitor it very closely aided by a professional staff.
Photo of Carolina Covarrubias, Psychiatrist
Carolina Covarrubias
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers video visits
I have worked with people who represent the full range of mental health issues including Depression, Bipolar disorder, Trauma, Anxiety/OCD, and difficulty with Grief/Loss and Relationship Issues.
I am a UCLA Board Certified Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist who specializes in providing a holistic approach to mental health. I believe that some people do benefit greatly from medications and others may need different treatments to recover, such as supplements, therapy, and life style changes. I pride myself in not over-prescribing medications and I enjoy educating patients and letting them play a part in developing a well rounded treatment plan. The people I treat would tell you that I have a warm and caring personality and that I always have their best interest in mind.
(310) 933-5057
Verified
View

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers video visits
I have worked with people who represent the full range of mental health issues including Depression, Bipolar disorder, Trauma, Anxiety/OCD, and difficulty with Grief/Loss and Relationship Issues.
I am a UCLA Board Certified Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist who specializes in providing a holistic approach to mental health. I believe that some people do benefit greatly from medications and others may need different treatments to recover, such as supplements, therapy, and life style changes. I pride myself in not over-prescribing medications and I enjoy educating patients and letting them play a part in developing a well rounded treatment plan. The people I treat would tell you that I have a warm and caring personality and that I always have their best interest in mind.
Photo of Melissa Fillmore, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Melissa Fillmore
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
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.
(424) 353-3284
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
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.
Photo of Arsalan Malik, Psychiatrist
Arsalan Malik
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
I focus on my patient as an equal and active partner in treatment. I conceptualize psychiatric treatment as a collaboration involving a process of two people thinking and changing what either alone cannot think or change. Overall, I have found medications can be, but are not always a first line choice for the individual. Psychotherapy has been relegated to the backburner as drugs occupy an increasingly pivotal role in patient care. I endeavor to find a middle road of plain old therapy, in addition to medications to help my patients find meaning in their lives and satisfaction in their relationships.
(424) 259-2673
Verified
View

Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
I focus on my patient as an equal and active partner in treatment. I conceptualize psychiatric treatment as a collaboration involving a process of two people thinking and changing what either alone cannot think or change. Overall, I have found medications can be, but are not always a first line choice for the individual. Psychotherapy has been relegated to the backburner as drugs occupy an increasingly pivotal role in patient care. I endeavor to find a middle road of plain old therapy, in addition to medications to help my patients find meaning in their lives and satisfaction in their relationships.
Photo of Brian Elledge, Psychiatrist
Brian Elledge
Psychiatrist, DO Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
Dr. Elledge’s approach to treating patients is personalized and caring, with special emphasis given to the safe and evidence-based prescribing of medications. His use of benzodiazepines (e.g. Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan) and stimulants (e.g. Ritalin, Adderall) is particularly limited and careful, after having treated hundreds of patients successfully without the aid of these potentially habit-forming controlled substances. Dr. Elledge is certified as a Master Psychopharmacologist with Distinction through the Neuroscience Education Institute.
(424) 368-9505
Verified
View

Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
Dr. Elledge’s approach to treating patients is personalized and caring, with special emphasis given to the safe and evidence-based prescribing of medications. His use of benzodiazepines (e.g. Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan) and stimulants (e.g. Ritalin, Adderall) is particularly limited and careful, after having treated hundreds of patients successfully without the aid of these potentially habit-forming controlled substances. Dr. Elledge is certified as a Master Psychopharmacologist with Distinction through the Neuroscience Education Institute.
Photo of Roberto Figueroa, Psychiatrist
Roberto Figueroa
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
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
Verified
View

Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
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.
Photo of Katherine Watkins, Psychiatrist
Katherine Watkins
Psychiatrist, MD, MSHS Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I am a Los Angeles-based psychiatrist with a private practice in West Los Angeles. I believe people can best realize their potential to grow in the context of supportive relationships and that a good relationship with a therapist can change your life. I also believe that mental illness is a disease of the brain, and that medication, when used judiciously, can be enormously helpful in relieving suffering. While I individualize treatment depending on your needs and preferences, I also stay abreast of the research literature to give you state-of-the-art treatment that is scientifically supported by the most current evidence.
(424) 232-0453
Verified
View

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I am a Los Angeles-based psychiatrist with a private practice in West Los Angeles. I believe people can best realize their potential to grow in the context of supportive relationships and that a good relationship with a therapist can change your life. I also believe that mental illness is a disease of the brain, and that medication, when used judiciously, can be enormously helpful in relieving suffering. While I individualize treatment depending on your needs and preferences, I also stay abreast of the research literature to give you state-of-the-art treatment that is scientifically supported by the most current evidence.
Matthew Goldenberg
Psychiatrist, DO , FAPA, FASAM Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
Matthew Goldenberg D.O. is double Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO). Dr. Goldenberg is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of mental health disorders and is an addiction specialist for adults in his private practice in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Goldenberg is a trusted aviation and HIMS trained psychiatrist and has extensive clinical and academic experience evaluating and treating healthcare providers.
(424) 369-0822
Verified
View

Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
Matthew Goldenberg D.O. is double Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO). Dr. Goldenberg is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of mental health disorders and is an addiction specialist for adults in his private practice in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Goldenberg is a trusted aviation and HIMS trained psychiatrist and has extensive clinical and academic experience evaluating and treating healthcare providers.
Photo of Dan Begel, Psychiatrist
Dan Begel
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers video visits
Dr. Begel received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Yale University, where he also completed his residency in psychiatry. At Yale he studied the conceptual foundations of psychiatry and the core principles of diverse treatment methods. Today he treats people for a wide variety of issues, from the seemingly mild to the severe. He is up to date on psychiatric research and treatment, and utilizes the full range of methods in his work, including genetic analysis, psychotherapy, and medication management.
(424) 610-8627
Verified
View

Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers video visits
Dr. Begel received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Yale University, where he also completed his residency in psychiatry. At Yale he studied the conceptual foundations of psychiatry and the core principles of diverse treatment methods. Today he treats people for a wide variety of issues, from the seemingly mild to the severe. He is up to date on psychiatric research and treatment, and utilizes the full range of methods in his work, including genetic analysis, psychotherapy, and medication management.
Photo of Julie Thomas, Psychiatrist
Julie Thomas
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers video visits
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.
(424) 360-1670
Verified
View

Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers video visits
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.
Photo of The Happiness Psychiatrist®: Sheenie Ambardar, MD, Psychiatrist
The Happiness Psychiatrist®: Sheenie Ambardar, MD
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers video visits
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.
(424) 581-0623
Verified
View

Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers video visits
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.
Photo of Chelsea Neumann, Psychiatrist
Chelsea Neumann
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
I provide psychiatric and psychotherapeutic treatment for individuals of all ages. I believe each individual's development is unique, influenced by their formative experiences throughout their life. To help navigate these turbulent experiences, I provide psychiatric interventions using an integrative approach with the most up-to-date evidence-based treatments available.
(310) 870-1201
Verified
View

Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
I provide psychiatric and psychotherapeutic treatment for individuals of all ages. I believe each individual's development is unique, influenced by their formative experiences throughout their life. To help navigate these turbulent experiences, I provide psychiatric interventions using an integrative approach with the most up-to-date evidence-based treatments available.

See more therapy options for Santa Monica

Bipolar Disorder Psychiatrists
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a chronically recurring condition involving moods that swing between the highs of mania and the lows of depression. Depression is by far the most pervasive feature of the illness, and the manic phase is usually a mix of irritability, anger, and depression, with or without euphoria. The elation may manifest as unusual energy and overconfidence, playing out in bouts of overspending or promiscuity.

While the depression of bipolar disorder can resist treatment, mood swings and recurrences can often be delayed or prevented with a mood stabilizer, alone or combined with other drugs. Therapy is an important adjunct to drugs, especially for dealing with the work and relationship problems that can accompany the disorder.

If you're looking for help with bipolar in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica bipolar psychiatrist these professionals provide bipolar therapy (and bipolar therapies), bipolar treatment and bipolar help in Santa Monica. They include bipolar psychiatrists, bipolar psychologists, bipolar psychotherapists and bipolar counselors in Santa Monica. They can help teen suffering from bipolar disorder. They provide Santa Monica bipolar counseling, bipolar support, referrals to bipolar support groups in Santa Monica and Santa Monica bipolar groups. If you're depressed in Santa Monica, get help from one of these bipolar specialists.

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.