Psychiatrists in Encino, CA

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Belinda D De Shay
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436  (Online Only)
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Encino, CA. My practice focuses on the mental health needs of patients ages 18-65. I recognize and focus on the uniqueness of each individual and work to explore the issues causing the distress. My goal is to evaluate and support you through improving your life, whether it be with the use of medication and/or psychotherapy. Research has shown that with the combination of medication and psychotherapy, a patient can expect a far better outcome than with one or the other alone. I also collaborate with other mental health professionals to ensure overall success.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Encino, CA. My practice focuses on the mental health needs of patients ages 18-65. I recognize and focus on the uniqueness of each individual and work to explore the issues causing the distress. My goal is to evaluate and support you through improving your life, whether it be with the use of medication and/or psychotherapy. Research has shown that with the combination of medication and psychotherapy, a patient can expect a far better outcome than with one or the other alone. I also collaborate with other mental health professionals to ensure overall success.
(747) 252-5578 View (747) 252-5578
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Steve Soldinger
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91316
My practice provides care on the cutting edge of psychiatry, including both psychodynamics and psychopharmacology, and I treat many complex medical and neurological illnesses that interface with psychiatry. I offer the future of psychiatry today. Please visit my other site at sanfernandovalleypsychiatrist.com. Assistant Adjunct Clinical Professor (1981-2013),University of California at Los Angeles. Teaching course on film and Psychiatry to residents at Sepulveda VA . Have given over two hundred educational lectures over the past thirty years to undergraduates, medical students, residents, and colleagues. Received the award for best outside lecture of the year from Cal State Northridge.
My practice provides care on the cutting edge of psychiatry, including both psychodynamics and psychopharmacology, and I treat many complex medical and neurological illnesses that interface with psychiatry. I offer the future of psychiatry today. Please visit my other site at sanfernandovalleypsychiatrist.com. Assistant Adjunct Clinical Professor (1981-2013),University of California at Los Angeles. Teaching course on film and Psychiatry to residents at Sepulveda VA . Have given over two hundred educational lectures over the past thirty years to undergraduates, medical students, residents, and colleagues. Received the award for best outside lecture of the year from Cal State Northridge.
(818) 850-5797 View (818) 850-5797
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Rome Evangelista
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone who is experiencing mental health challenges but is motivated to seek help and make positive changes in their life. They may be dealing with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and mood disorders. Despite these struggles, they possess a willingness to engage in the therapeutic process and are open to exploring different treatment options.
My ideal client is someone who is experiencing mental health challenges but is motivated to seek help and make positive changes in their life. They may be dealing with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and mood disorders. Despite these struggles, they possess a willingness to engage in the therapeutic process and are open to exploring different treatment options.
(747) 271-1506 View (747) 271-1506
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Paul Prettapapop
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436
Paul provides a holistic approach to patient care, encompassing each person's experiences, needs, and aspirations. He fosters a trust-based relationship, which he views as foundational to effective healing. As an active listener, Paul tailors his evidence-based care to the unique stories and needs of each individual. He credits empathy as one of his greatest strengths in connecting with patients.
Paul provides a holistic approach to patient care, encompassing each person's experiences, needs, and aspirations. He fosters a trust-based relationship, which he views as foundational to effective healing. As an active listener, Paul tailors his evidence-based care to the unique stories and needs of each individual. He credits empathy as one of his greatest strengths in connecting with patients.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
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Alex Lazar TMS
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436
Welcome to Bliss TMS! Founded and led by Dr. Alex Lazar who has over 25 years of experience in the field of mental health and psychiatry. At the heart of our practice, Bliss TMS is dedicated to treat patients with depression who have failed to attain satisfactory improvement from a prior or current antidepressant medication.
Welcome to Bliss TMS! Founded and led by Dr. Alex Lazar who has over 25 years of experience in the field of mental health and psychiatry. At the heart of our practice, Bliss TMS is dedicated to treat patients with depression who have failed to attain satisfactory improvement from a prior or current antidepressant medication.
(747) 318-5308 View (747) 318-5308
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Kyle Bechaz
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91316
We treat a variety of psychiatric conditions, including major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, addiction problems, and schizophrenia. Several of our doctors also specialize in reproductive psychiatry/women's mental health.
We treat a variety of psychiatric conditions, including major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, addiction problems, and schizophrenia. Several of our doctors also specialize in reproductive psychiatry/women's mental health.
(818) 639-8421 View (818) 639-8421
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Shaoqing Cindy Tang
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Encino, CA 91436
Welcome to Mindspace NP, a nurturing practice dedicated to fostering mental health and well-being under the compassionate care of Shaoqing (Cindy) Tang. At the heart of our practice lies Cindy's unwavering commitment to the mental health field, coupled with her broad spectrum of expertise that spans across medication management services and supportive psychotherapy. Cindy Tang's diverse background, from her start as a registered nurse to her impactful work as a mental health clinician, uniquely qualifies her to meet the varied mental health needs of individuals at Mindspace NP.
Welcome to Mindspace NP, a nurturing practice dedicated to fostering mental health and well-being under the compassionate care of Shaoqing (Cindy) Tang. At the heart of our practice lies Cindy's unwavering commitment to the mental health field, coupled with her broad spectrum of expertise that spans across medication management services and supportive psychotherapy. Cindy Tang's diverse background, from her start as a registered nurse to her impactful work as a mental health clinician, uniquely qualifies her to meet the varied mental health needs of individuals at Mindspace NP.
(747) 239-5558 View (747) 239-5558
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Lindsay Kiriakos
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of Men with Anxiety Disorders with over 20 years of experience in treating Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalised Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and Performance/Speech Anxiety. My ideal client is highly motivated and looking for effective techniques that he can apply immediately.
I specialize in the treatment of Men with Anxiety Disorders with over 20 years of experience in treating Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalised Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and Performance/Speech Anxiety. My ideal client is highly motivated and looking for effective techniques that he can apply immediately.
(747) 318-3178 View (747) 318-3178
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Roberto Figueroa
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436
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.
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.
(818) 647-9687 View (818) 647-9687
Panteha Partovi
Physician Assistant, PA
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436  (Online Only)
Putting off your mental health any longer is not an option. Enroll as a client today! WellPsyche providers can help you regain control of your life and function at your best. We're a telehealth only practice!
Putting off your mental health any longer is not an option. Enroll as a client today! WellPsyche providers can help you regain control of your life and function at your best. We're a telehealth only practice!
(747) 900-8693 View (747) 900-8693
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Dr. Conny Huthsteiner
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436  (Online Only)
Dr. Huthsteiner has always had a strong interest in bio-psycho-social-spiritual aspects of psychiatry and has always seen healing from a holistic perspective. Psychiatry is a unique field in medicine that allows Dr. Huthsteiner the time to really know her patients, and help them to grow in positive ways, using many tools.
Dr. Huthsteiner has always had a strong interest in bio-psycho-social-spiritual aspects of psychiatry and has always seen healing from a holistic perspective. Psychiatry is a unique field in medicine that allows Dr. Huthsteiner the time to really know her patients, and help them to grow in positive ways, using many tools.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
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Barrett Delphine Gottlieb
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436
Clients of all ages are welcome; however I specialize in adolescence through professional development. Individuals, parent-child dyads, or romantic couples that are experiencing increased stress, lack of fulfillment, seasons of change, and more can receive effective services. Let’s work together to help you find your passion and purpose.
Clients of all ages are welcome; however I specialize in adolescence through professional development. Individuals, parent-child dyads, or romantic couples that are experiencing increased stress, lack of fulfillment, seasons of change, and more can receive effective services. Let’s work together to help you find your passion and purpose.
(747) 319-4111 View (747) 319-4111
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Dr. Todd Hill - Neuro Wellness Spa Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436
Dr. Hill has been practicing Psychiatry for nearly 20 years. He now practices both Psychiatry and TMS at Neuro Wellness Spa. Throughout his medical career, he owned his own private practice for 10 years, was on staff as a consultation psychiatrist for multiple Kansas City hospitals, and served as the Medical Director of Psychiatric Services at one of the largest hospitals in the Kansas City Metro area. Additionally, Dr. Hill served as Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Psychiatry at his alma mater, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.
Dr. Hill has been practicing Psychiatry for nearly 20 years. He now practices both Psychiatry and TMS at Neuro Wellness Spa. Throughout his medical career, he owned his own private practice for 10 years, was on staff as a consultation psychiatrist for multiple Kansas City hospitals, and served as the Medical Director of Psychiatric Services at one of the largest hospitals in the Kansas City Metro area. Additionally, Dr. Hill served as Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Psychiatry at his alma mater, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.
(424) 238-6522 View (424) 238-6522
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Mavida Health
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436  (Online Only)
Mavida Health is a deeply specialized, comprehensive mental health platform for the path to parenthood - including those trying to conceive, pregnant - including adoption and surrogacy, experiencing pregnancy loss, or in the postpartum. We offer 1:1 therapy, couples/family therapy, group therapy, prescribing, and medication management.
Mavida Health is a deeply specialized, comprehensive mental health platform for the path to parenthood - including those trying to conceive, pregnant - including adoption and surrogacy, experiencing pregnancy loss, or in the postpartum. We offer 1:1 therapy, couples/family therapy, group therapy, prescribing, and medication management.
(747) 294-4239 View (747) 294-4239
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Ranita Hahm - Neuro Wellness Spa Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436
Ranita Hahm is a Dual Board Certified Adult-Gerontology and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her post-master’s certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and her nurse practitioner master’s degree from the University of California of Los Angeles (UCLA). Her bachelor’s degree is from Mount St. Mary’s University. She practiced in primary care and occupational health for seven years before transitioning to mental health.
Ranita Hahm is a Dual Board Certified Adult-Gerontology and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her post-master’s certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and her nurse practitioner master’s degree from the University of California of Los Angeles (UCLA). Her bachelor’s degree is from Mount St. Mary’s University. She practiced in primary care and occupational health for seven years before transitioning to mental health.
(818) 514-7160 View (818) 514-7160
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Adel Mostafavi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Encino, CA 91436  (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.
(310) 589-4299 View (310) 589-4299
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Randall Bailey
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436  (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) 361-1932 View (424) 361-1932
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Ellie Mizani
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Encino, CA 91436  (Online Only)
My top priority is the well being of my patients and their families and I pride myself in providing the absolute highest quality of psychiatric care to my patients. My practice is focused on treating children, adolescents and young adults with mood, anxiety and behavioral disorders, as well as addiction. One of my areas of specialty is ADHD for which I have had specialized training. I am currently a staff physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and was previously Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Pediatrics at USC and an attending physician at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
My top priority is the well being of my patients and their families and I pride myself in providing the absolute highest quality of psychiatric care to my patients. My practice is focused on treating children, adolescents and young adults with mood, anxiety and behavioral disorders, as well as addiction. One of my areas of specialty is ADHD for which I have had specialized training. I am currently a staff physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and was previously Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Pediatrics at USC and an attending physician at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
(310) 929-6912 View (310) 929-6912
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Sahar Douek
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436
I am a board certified psychiatrist, with sub-speciality in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. I treat children, adolescents and adults. I have an empathetic and non-judgment approach and am committed to providing the highest quality of care for my patients. I use psychotropic medications as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. In my practice, I empower my patients to improve their coping skills and interpersonal skills in order to achieve their optimal mental health.
I am a board certified psychiatrist, with sub-speciality in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. I treat children, adolescents and adults. I have an empathetic and non-judgment approach and am committed to providing the highest quality of care for my patients. I use psychotropic medications as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. In my practice, I empower my patients to improve their coping skills and interpersonal skills in order to achieve their optimal mental health.
(818) 654-4989 View (818) 654-4989
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Meredith Sagan
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91316
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.
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 View (310) 421-8906

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Encino, CA

30+

Average cost per session

$300

Psychiatrists in Encino, CA who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
88% Anxiety
88% Medication Management
82% Bipolar Disorder
79% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
76% ADHD
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
76% Cigna and Evernorth
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in Encino, CA see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

62% Female
38% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Encino?

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.