Psychiatrists in Carlsbad, CA

Photo of Laurie Costa, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Carlsbad, CA
Laurie Costa
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, an amazing experience for me is to participate and observe an individual improve the quality of their mental health and their life through personalized and collaborative treatment plans that may include medication management, supportive therapy, and lifestyle educational strategies. I value mental health as a core element in achieving recovery and a meaningful life through the instillation of hope, connection, and empowerment of the individual.
As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, an amazing experience for me is to participate and observe an individual improve the quality of their mental health and their life through personalized and collaborative treatment plans that may include medication management, supportive therapy, and lifestyle educational strategies. I value mental health as a core element in achieving recovery and a meaningful life through the instillation of hope, connection, and empowerment of the individual.
(858) 295-7601 View (858) 295-7601
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Martina Klein
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Dr. Martina Klein is a general adult psychiatrist treating patients with depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. Dr. Klein also evaluates substance use disorders and treats schizophrenia and eating disorders.
Dr. Martina Klein is a general adult psychiatrist treating patients with depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. Dr. Klein also evaluates substance use disorders and treats schizophrenia and eating disorders.
(760) 993-3610 View (760) 993-3610
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Andrea Paulitsch-Buckingham
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Andrea Paulitsch-Buckingham, M.D. is a board-certified adult psychiatrist. Born and raised in Austria, she attended Medical School at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. Dr. Buckingham then moved to the United States to pursue her postgraduate medical education, completing a psychiatric residency in Buffalo, New York. After working as an outpatient psychiatrist with the Buffalo Veterans Hospital, she relocated to San Diego to be near family and pursue her psychiatric career. Dr. Buckingham has had the opportunity to work with various populations including LGBTQ, transitional aged youth, and veterans.
Andrea Paulitsch-Buckingham, M.D. is a board-certified adult psychiatrist. Born and raised in Austria, she attended Medical School at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. Dr. Buckingham then moved to the United States to pursue her postgraduate medical education, completing a psychiatric residency in Buffalo, New York. After working as an outpatient psychiatrist with the Buffalo Veterans Hospital, she relocated to San Diego to be near family and pursue her psychiatric career. Dr. Buckingham has had the opportunity to work with various populations including LGBTQ, transitional aged youth, and veterans.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
Photo of Sheila Cai, Psychiatrist in Carlsbad, CA
Sheila Cai
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92011  (Online Only)
Dr. Sheila Cai is board-certified and has extensive and diverse experience treating patients with complex medical and psychiatric conditions. She has worked with adult inpatient facilities, psychiatric consultation services, and pediatric patients.
Dr. Sheila Cai is board-certified and has extensive and diverse experience treating patients with complex medical and psychiatric conditions. She has worked with adult inpatient facilities, psychiatric consultation services, and pediatric patients.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
Photo of Brooke Marino, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Carlsbad, CA
Brooke Marino
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008
The best part of what I do is getting to meet individuals from all different walks of life. No matter where your journey began or where you currently are, I acknowledge that in this life, we all could use a little support sometimes. When it comes to your mental health, I recognize that your needs are specific to you; treatment is not one-size-fits-all. My goal is to be the best advocate I can be for my patients and to provide holistic care, addressing patient concerns from all angles. I am passionate about the relationship between mental and physical health. I firmly believe that they must work together to promote overall wellbeing.
The best part of what I do is getting to meet individuals from all different walks of life. No matter where your journey began or where you currently are, I acknowledge that in this life, we all could use a little support sometimes. When it comes to your mental health, I recognize that your needs are specific to you; treatment is not one-size-fits-all. My goal is to be the best advocate I can be for my patients and to provide holistic care, addressing patient concerns from all angles. I am passionate about the relationship between mental and physical health. I firmly believe that they must work together to promote overall wellbeing.
(760) 388-7964 View (760) 388-7964
Photo of Daniel Reyes, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Carlsbad, CA
Daniel Reyes
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Living with ADHD can feel like a whirlwind, where every new thought demands immediate attention, making it tough to focus or complete tasks. This constant mental buzz can be exhausting, turning simple tasks into daunting challenges. But it's important to remember that ADHD also brings unique perspectives and rapid problem-solving skills. My goal is to help you channel these strengths, while effectively managing the more challenging aspects of ADHD.
Living with ADHD can feel like a whirlwind, where every new thought demands immediate attention, making it tough to focus or complete tasks. This constant mental buzz can be exhausting, turning simple tasks into daunting challenges. But it's important to remember that ADHD also brings unique perspectives and rapid problem-solving skills. My goal is to help you channel these strengths, while effectively managing the more challenging aspects of ADHD.
(858) 298-2518 View (858) 298-2518
Photo of Traci Ferguson, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Carlsbad, CA
Traci Ferguson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Traci is a dual board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse and primary care nurse practitioner. Traci embraces a holistic philosophy to live one’s life to the fullest. Traci uses cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies and motivational interviewing. Traci has previous experience in community mental health, behavioral home health, residential recovery centers, and unhoused populations.
Traci is a dual board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse and primary care nurse practitioner. Traci embraces a holistic philosophy to live one’s life to the fullest. Traci uses cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies and motivational interviewing. Traci has previous experience in community mental health, behavioral home health, residential recovery centers, and unhoused populations.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
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Mehdi Bubba Thomas
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008  (Online Only)
We know asking for help is a challenging thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here, and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be. Now, welcoming new patients!
We know asking for help is a challenging thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here, and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be. Now, welcoming new patients!
(760) 249-7568 View (760) 249-7568
Photo of Ashley Falcone, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Carlsbad, CA
Ashley Falcone
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008
My experience is with adults who suffer from mood disorders, anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, ADD/ADHD and dementia. I have a special interest in geriatric psychiatry. I have provided services to patients in long term care, rehab, assisted living and memory care settings. I am also certified in cognitive screens if there is a concern for memory loss.
My experience is with adults who suffer from mood disorders, anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, ADD/ADHD and dementia. I have a special interest in geriatric psychiatry. I have provided services to patients in long term care, rehab, assisted living and memory care settings. I am also certified in cognitive screens if there is a concern for memory loss.
(760) 421-5737 View (760) 421-5737
Photo of Joy Melhado, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Carlsbad, CA
Joy Melhado
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
During our first visit I want to get to know you, to assist you on a journey to achieve optimal wellness. I will be an attentive listener, provide an empathic therapeutic approach by partnering with you to achieve your ultimate lifetime goals. I am a strong advocate for mental health and will assist you to navigate the healthcare system that can be confusing at times.
During our first visit I want to get to know you, to assist you on a journey to achieve optimal wellness. I will be an attentive listener, provide an empathic therapeutic approach by partnering with you to achieve your ultimate lifetime goals. I am a strong advocate for mental health and will assist you to navigate the healthcare system that can be confusing at times.
(858) 946-4378 View (858) 946-4378
Photo of Linda Blair, Physician Assistant in Carlsbad, CA
Linda Blair
Physician Assistant, PA
Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Navigating life can feel overwhelming and frustrating without support for your mental health. Conditions like depression, anxiety, and ADHD can turn even routine tasks and activities into monumental challenges in the absence of an understanding and compassionate care team. Treatment that helps you overcome these challenges can empower you to learn more about yourself and build the knowledge and skills that form a foundation for holistic mental wellness.
Navigating life can feel overwhelming and frustrating without support for your mental health. Conditions like depression, anxiety, and ADHD can turn even routine tasks and activities into monumental challenges in the absence of an understanding and compassionate care team. Treatment that helps you overcome these challenges can empower you to learn more about yourself and build the knowledge and skills that form a foundation for holistic mental wellness.
(858) 630-4362 View (858) 630-4362
Photo of Evelyn Ciampa, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Carlsbad, CA
Evelyn Ciampa
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92009  (Online Only)
I provide psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and pragmatic therapy. Listening to and understanding my patients is the foundation of my psychiatric practice. If possible, I will give my referrals or provide guidance to you in finding another prescriber if my practice is full.
I provide psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and pragmatic therapy. Listening to and understanding my patients is the foundation of my psychiatric practice. If possible, I will give my referrals or provide guidance to you in finding another prescriber if my practice is full.
(442) 253-2154 View (442) 253-2154
Photo of David Gersten, Psychiatrist in Carlsbad, CA
David Gersten
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
I practice Integrative Psychiatry and Nutritional Medicine. I utilize amino acid therapy and trauma-based modalities. I gather information about every aspect of your life with the intention that you will feel safe sharing "anything." My goal is to provide an accepting, nonjudgmental environment in which you feel you are "not simply a diagnosis." I want you to feel heard and understood. I strive to establish Connection. With connection comes hope. With hope people are motivated to engage in the healing process. I don't work with medications. Here's my intro video on Amino Acid Therapy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqrFS6OtAmE
I practice Integrative Psychiatry and Nutritional Medicine. I utilize amino acid therapy and trauma-based modalities. I gather information about every aspect of your life with the intention that you will feel safe sharing "anything." My goal is to provide an accepting, nonjudgmental environment in which you feel you are "not simply a diagnosis." I want you to feel heard and understood. I strive to establish Connection. With connection comes hope. With hope people are motivated to engage in the healing process. I don't work with medications. Here's my intro video on Amino Acid Therapy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqrFS6OtAmE
(760) 659-5043 View (760) 659-5043
Photo of WellPsyche Medical Group, Psychiatrist in Carlsbad, CA
WellPsyche Medical Group
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008  (Online Only)
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.
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) 361-1958 View (424) 361-1958
Photo of Carolyn Clark, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Carlsbad, CA
Carolyn Clark
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92011  (Online Only)
Ms. Carolyn Clark is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Clark helps patients struggling with varied psychiatric diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and bipolar disorder to manage their symptoms through both medication and lifestyle interventions. Carolyn focuses on an integrative approach to treating psychiatric disorders, incorporating elements of mindfulness, nutrition, and exercise into her treatment recommendations. She works with clients across the lifespan to include children, adolescents, and adults.
Ms. Carolyn Clark is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Clark helps patients struggling with varied psychiatric diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and bipolar disorder to manage their symptoms through both medication and lifestyle interventions. Carolyn focuses on an integrative approach to treating psychiatric disorders, incorporating elements of mindfulness, nutrition, and exercise into her treatment recommendations. She works with clients across the lifespan to include children, adolescents, and adults.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
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Sham Singh
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92011  (Online Only)
We know asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here, and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be. Now, welcoming new patients!
We know asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here, and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be. Now, welcoming new patients!
(760) 970-8792 View (760) 970-8792
Photo of Mottsin Thomas, Psychiatrist in Carlsbad, CA
Mottsin Thomas
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008  (Online Only)
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS-Bonmente knows asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS-Bonmente knows asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be.
(760) 214-9822 View (760) 214-9822
Photo of Cynthia Manly, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Carlsbad, CA
Cynthia Manly
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Returning to civilian life after service can bring with it echoes of intense and challenging experiences. You may find yourself facing vivid flashbacks, heightened alertness, or a sense of detachment from those around you. These feelings are not just symptoms; they're reflections of a profound journey
Returning to civilian life after service can bring with it echoes of intense and challenging experiences. You may find yourself facing vivid flashbacks, heightened alertness, or a sense of detachment from those around you. These feelings are not just symptoms; they're reflections of a profound journey
(760) 463-9845 View (760) 463-9845
Photo of Catalina Villa, Psychiatrist in Carlsbad, CA
Catalina Villa
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92011  (Online Only)
We know asking for help is a challenging thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here, and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be. Now, welcoming new patients!
We know asking for help is a challenging thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here, and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be. Now, welcoming new patients!
(760) 313-3130 View (760) 313-3130
Photo of Karen Vogel, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Carlsbad, CA
Karen Vogel
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008  (Online Only)
I am a functional and integrative psychiatric nurse practitioner who will treat you as a whole person— mind, body, and soul. I combine holistic approaches like nutritional supplementation, herbal/plant-based medicine, advanced laboratory testing, and mind-body medicine with traditional psychiatric approaches like medication and solution-oriented psychotherapy. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma and weight loss management.
I am a functional and integrative psychiatric nurse practitioner who will treat you as a whole person— mind, body, and soul. I combine holistic approaches like nutritional supplementation, herbal/plant-based medicine, advanced laboratory testing, and mind-body medicine with traditional psychiatric approaches like medication and solution-oriented psychotherapy. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma and weight loss management.
(760) 314-4159 View (760) 314-4159

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Carlsbad, CA

60+

Average cost per session

$300

Psychiatrists in Carlsbad, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
94% Depression
87% Medication Management
81% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
81% Trauma and PTSD
79% ADHD
78% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% Aetna
95% Cigna and Evernorth
91% Optum

How Psychiatrists in Carlsbad, CA see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

57% Female
43% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Carlsbad?

The Psychology Today Directory enables you to search specifically for psychiatrists, using the drop down provider menu in the navigation bar, by city or zip code, or by the name of the psychiatrist. Search results provide detailed profiles of professionals, including their treatment approach and areas of expertise. In addition, listings provide important information about each psychiatrist’s credentials, fees, payment options, and insurance affiliations. Directory users can select psychiatrists who meet an array of personally-desired criteria, such as familiarity with a specific community or condition.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

Psychiatrists are medical specialists who focus on understanding, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the brain and disorders of the mind and behavior. As physicians, psychiatrists are trained to recognize the often-subtle biological causes of mental disorders and to monitor the effects of mental disturbances on physical conditions, such as heart disease. Psychologists are especially attuned to the influence of early experience on development and behavior, emotional and cognitive processes, the nature of personality, and social functioning. They are also trained to deploy an array of psychological tests—IQ tests, personality tests, behavioral assessments—to gauge a person’s functioning.

What is a psychiatric nurse practitioner?

A psychiatric nurse practitioner, also known as a mental health nurse practitioner, is a registered nurse who completes advanced training in psychiatric care, earning either a master’s or doctoral degree in psychiatric nursing, and in the U.S., passes a national certification exam. Like psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions. In some locales, psychiatric nurse practitioners can offer the full range of psychiatric care, including prescribing and managing medication. In other places, they must work in collaboration with a physician.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed psychiatrist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors. All psychiatrists listed in the directory have a valid license issued by the state(s) in which they practice and are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some individuals or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

Can a psychiatrist prescribe medication?

Psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors who are trained to recognize the many ways body processes affect the functioning of the brain and mind. As physicians, they can prescribe medication. Patients who are prescribed medications will typically need to continue to see a psychiatrist so that the effects of the medication can be monitored. For many psychiatric conditions, including common disorders such as anxiety and depression, the preferred treatment is combination therapy—medication accompanied by psychotherapy.

Do psychiatrists offer therapy?

Psychiatrists are generally trained in a number of treatment modalities, including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and, increasingly, somatic therapies. Typically, psychiatrists make a diagnosis and determine a course of treatment based on chemical or biological factors, using lab tests, brain scans and physical and psychological evaluations. While psychotherapy may be used in the first session to aid in diagnosis, it is not typically utilized in subsequent visits. In fact, after the introductory session, most sessions with a psychiatrist may only be 15-20 minutes in length and are largely focused on medication management. Many psychiatrists who do not offer psychotherapy work collaboratively with psychologists and other mental health clinicians and can refer clients seeking talk therapy to those providers.

How do I know if I need a psychiatrist or a therapist?

It is not always easy to know which type of mental health practitioner to choose. Many people are unaware of the root of their mental or behavioral problem. One way many people learn which type of care is best for them is by seeing their primary care provider first. Depending on the nature and severity of the symptoms, the physician may review their medical history or perform medical tests to determine whether biological factors are involved before making a referral. It is not necessary for a person to know precisely what type of care they need in order to seek help. Many psychiatrists and psychologists refer clients to each other depending on client needs.

Do I need a referral to see a psychiatrist?

A referral to a psychiatrist is often not required. However, seeing your primary care physician first can be helpful and actually prove to be a shortcut to getting what you need. Your PCP may have a clear idea whether psychiatric help is needed and/or which kind of mental health care would be most beneficial and refer you to the right type of practitioner. For that reason alone, some psychiatrists require a referral. Further, many insurance plans require a referral from a PCP if they cover all of part of the cost of seeing a specialist; if, however, you are paying out of pocket, you may not need a referral. In any case, a referral may speed the process of securing an appointment with a psychiatrist, especially in areas where there is a shortage of mental health specialists and new patients face long waits for appointments.