Psychiatrists in La Jolla, CA

Photo of Dina Lim, Psychiatrist in La Jolla, CA
Dina Lim
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
My practice is designed for individuals who have been struggling and frustrated by an inability to achieve their goals in life. Together, we will work on recovery, growth, and flourishing. I have advanced training in biological psychiatry and psychotherapy. My philosophy on psychopharmacology is a thoughtful and minimalistic approach. We will use medications to enhance your own mind and body’s own healing powers to reassert themselves.
(858) 293-8124 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Jack Perlov
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Jack Perlov, M.D. is a board certified psychiatrist with over 30 years of experience as a University professor, psychotherapist and treating all ages and most conditions. He attended medical school at The University of Manitoba and went on to complete his psychiatric residency at the McMaster University Medical Center and University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Perlov completed his Child and Adolescent fellowship at the University of Toronto, where he also served as a Chief Resident at the Hospital for Sick Children.
(858) 263-0903 
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Mohammed Ahmed
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Symptoms such as depression and anxiety can be caused by chemical imbalances in a person’s brain. Medications can relieve these symptoms by changing brain chemicals that influence mood and thought patterns. Because every individual responds differently to every medication, a specialized neuropsychiatrist is the best equipped to prescribe and manage drug therapy. At Kaizen, our neuropsychiatrist considers the whole patient, including symptom and medication history. Dr. Ahmed also has a strong background with military, veteran, and active-duty patients suffering from PTSD, MDD, or Generalized Anxiety.
(844) 417-7209 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Jason H Bennett
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
My practice as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist is influenced by an appreciation of the unique biological, psychological and social aspects that contribute to emotional well being and/or suffering of an individual person. Biological treatments like medications can be part of a solution but must be used rationally and carefully and are rarely "cures." Insight into the psychology of the individual, especially unexpressed thoughts, feelings and behaviors can be invaluable, even if hard won in psychotherapy. Attending to one's social environment in concert with the above areas is the final part of effective treatment.
(619) 405-9672 
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Mary Ewing (Formerly Weiss)
Psychiatrist, MD, MBA
Verified
Dr. Weiss has extensive experience treating a variety of mental health conditions in outpatient, community, and hospital settings. In addition to expertise in psychopharmacology, she specializes in individuals with treatment resistant depression, utilizing Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for individuals who have had limited response to medications.
(858) 377-8894 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Kirsten Kuhn
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
As a provider, Kirsten takes a holistic approach to mental health care and aims to use the least amount of medication possible. She sees great value in helping her clients access alternative treatments (development of executive functioning skills, focusing on nutrition and exercise, promoting talk therapy, acupuncture and energy healing, etc.) that are often overlooked by conventional psychiatric providers. 
(858) 251-7395 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Kory Juckem
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified
Kory Juckem, MSN, PMHNP-BC, is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner seeing adult patients in La Jolla, California. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama. Kory has experience in working with adults with mental illness and her expertise includes the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mood, anxiety, and thought disorders.
(858) 247-3844 
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Dr. Monica Federoff
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified
Thank you for your interest in my practice. I am a general adult psychiatrist practicing at the CalPsychiatry San Diego La Jolla office. I am passionate about treating patients holistically with a variety of psychiatric disorders including mood and anxiety disorders, women’s reproductive mental health, sleep disorders, OCD and ADHD. I value a personalized yet integrative approach to patient care and wellness, including both behavioral and pharmacologic based treatments.
(858) 901-8386 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Yi Ting Halgedahl
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Yi Ting educates her patients on their diagnosis and guides them through different treatment options. She specializes in adult psychiatry and offers neurological and laboratory testing to help determine a diagnosis. Yi Ting offers medication and non-medication modalities during treatment. She works collaboratively with her patients to help them understand that healing is a journey and can have complications. Yi Ting is also fluent in Mandarin.
(858) 391-4459 
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Deval A Shah
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
I provide psychiatric evaluations, medication management and consultation as well as psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults. I also work with other providers who are providing psychotherapy where I would manage the psychiatric medications of the patient. I believe in working together with all providers as a team.
(858) 926-5815 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Sonya Hintz
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
As a psychodynamic psychiatrist, I am committed to help my patients find relief from their suffering and work toward their unique goals. I find that the psychodynamic perspective informs both short-term and long-term treatment collaborations, and encourages respect for the individual. I emphasize the "talk" part of therapy, and I integrate the use of medication where this seems helpful.
(858) 240-4467 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Brook Choulet
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Dr. Brook Choulet is a board-certified concierge psychiatrist with expertise in working with adults, children, and adolescents. She focuses on creating treatment plans that best fit the individual, which can include medication management, therapy, or a combination of both. Dr. Choulet works with individuals looking to enhance their emotional and physical well-being by approaching the whole person and addressing symptoms.
(858) 358-7492 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Nikki French
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN
Verified
I believe in an integrated approach to care across the full span of the reproductive cycle. This includes disorders with symptoms rooted in the sensitivity to hormonal changes experienced during the premenstrual cycle, through the post-menopausal period, observed in disorders such as PMDD and postpartum depression, giving great variety to the types of symptoms a patient experiences, the age of onset, and duration of symptoms, but most importantly how patients respond to treatment. I develop a personalized strategy for each of my clients using modalities such as psychotherapy, medication management and TMS among others.
(858) 201-7695 
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Debbie Bates
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified
Debbie Bates is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, specializing in psychotherapy and medication management to optimize mental health. She provides holistic, evidenced-based, and culturally sensitive care. She specializes in trauma, mood disorders, PTSD, ADHD, anxiety, substance use and other common and complex mental health diagnoses.
(858) 879-3178 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Katherine Lais
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified
Dr. Lais is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) treating all people, from children and adolescents to adults and older adults. Dr. Lais primarily worked with patients in community/public health clinics before working with the dedicated team at Mind Bloom La Jolla. She has extensive experience in treating PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and addiction disorders. She has over 14 years of experience in the mental health field.
(858) 221-9759 
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Kristin Lulich
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Dr. Lulich is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, providing care to children, adolescents, and adults. She received her MSN and DNP from the University of San Diego, and is an NEI Master Psychopharmacologist. Her experience has encompassed a variety of settings and specialties including inpatient, outpatient, crisis stabilization, consult-liaison psychiatry, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). She has a strong belief in holistic care and creates individualized treatment plans using combinations of pharmacotherapy and individual therapy as well as complimentary and alternative approaches.
(858) 212-0924 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Sylvia Cartwright
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
I am here to help you on your journey to mental wellness and utilize both modern science and traditional healing to achieve your goals. Because you are an integrated body and mind, I use a holistic, i.e. integrative approach. We will proceed through a comprehensive evaluation, followed by a focused, solution-oriented treatment approach which combines therapy and, when appropriate, medications. I have experience working with patients from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. All want to get better to live fuller lives. All are welcome.
(858) 251-1053 
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Jill Gaskill
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PHMNP-B, MSN, RN
Verified
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.
(858) 956-7268 
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Donna Kashani
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Donna Kashani, M.D. is a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist who has worked with healthy and high functioning individuals in a private practice setting for over twenty-five years. Dr. Kashani has enjoyed providing a concierge model of care to her clients for the entirety of her practice. She works with individuals to identify their core competencies, with the focus being on recognizing patterns of behavior leading to personal bests in wellness, career and health. She has been ranked by Healthgrades as the #1 child and adolescent psychiatrist in the country since 2016.
(858) 358-7757 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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David Feifel
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified
If traditional approaches alone ( psychotherapy, anti-depressant medications) have failed you, my team and I have cutting edge, evidenced-based alternatives that may help you break through the impasse and move forward. I was the fist provider to introduce FDA-cleared TMS and low dose Ketamine infusions to San Diego and I have more cumulative experience in utilizing these two innovative techniques than any other provider.
(858) 412-4130 
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La Jolla, CA 92037


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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

La Jolla 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 La Jolla 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 La Jolla, 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. La Jolla Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.
How to find the right Psychiatrist?

If you're finding it difficult to find the right psychiatrist in La Jolla, don't worry--you're not alone. Psychiatrists are highly specialized professionals. They tend to be busy--appointments can be short (e.g. 15 mins.)--and so as a potential client you can sometimes feel lost or confused. Don't let this deter you.

Begin first by checking the psychiatrists listed here nearest to you. If they are limited in number, expand out your search geographically (Broaden your Search) and see who's available further afield. Use the links in the left nav bar to find the relevant insurance, if you intend to use your health insurance to pay for the provider.

If you're still finding it difficult to find a psychiatrist in La Jolla, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in La Jolla as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( La Jolla). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.