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Katherine Lais
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
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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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Jack Perlov
Psychiatrist, MD
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Perlov has extensive experience in outpatient psychiatric settings where he cared for patients of all ages and most diagnoses including but not limited to: Depression , Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, as well as, physician and therapist “burnout”.
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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Mary Ewing (Formerly Weiss)
Psychiatrist, MD, MBA
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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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Mohammed Ahmed
Psychiatrist, MD
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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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Sarita Shah
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
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Thank you for your interest in my practice. I am a general psychiatrist with experience treating a wide variety of mental conditions. I have specialty training in managing depression , anxiety, bipolar disorder, and maternal mental health. In addition to my broad knowledge and expertise in medication management, I draw upon my training in psychotherapy, motivational enhancement, and lifestyle medicine for a holistic approach to mental health and well-being.
(310) 935-0754
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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The Focus Doc
Psychiatrist, MD
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specializes in treating cognitive issues related to ADHD, Anxiety, Brain Fog, Depression , OCD, and PTSD.
Dr. Dave Auluck, M.D. is a 3rd generation physician, 2nd generation psychiatrist, and physician educator. He is passionate about improving the mental health treatment experience. His mission is to ensure personalized, industry-leading, preeminent care is accessible and affordable. He has worked with thousands of patients over the years and overseen program development for tens of thousands of others.
(619) 329-4608
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Dmitriy Sivtsov
Psychiatrist, MD
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WE ARE DEPRESSION SPECIALISTS.
Starting with the first phone call or email, our central location, knowledgeable staff, expert physicians, seamless process of evaluation, treatment planning and delivery all designed to take unnecessary stress off your shoulders. We will work behind the scenes so you and your doctor can focus on the one most important thing - fighting depression .
(858) 230-7585
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Ashok Parameswaran
Psychiatrist, MD
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In general, my practice focuses on the treatment of mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders including panic and phobic disorders, ADHD, OCD and PTSD.
Parameswaran is a licensed and board certified psychiatrist. Born outside of Philadelphia PA, he moved to San Diego for residency. He has worked at Achieve Medical Center for more than six years. In San Diego, he has worked in a variety of outpatient clinical care settings serving patients from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
(866) 657-6592
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Monica Keo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
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Hi, my name is Monica, I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I am a Prescriber. I am able to diagnose, treat, provide medication refills, medication consult, and medication management. I've been a nurse for almost a decade, devoted to psychiatry and mental health is my specialty. This specialty has found me since I graduated high school, and ever since then it became my passion. I'm able to advocate, medicate (prescribe) and communicate with minor therapy to help find the root of your daily struggles. I am able to help anyone who suffers with depression , anxiety, bipolar, and schizophrenia.
(626) 478-3342
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Jaswinder (Jesse) Kumar
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
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I offer both medication and psychotherapy to individuals struggling with depression , bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, substance use disorders, stress and burnout, and emotional dysregulation.
It’s hard finding access to good mental health care. Whether it's due to long wait times to see someone, or feeling like you're not being heard, it seems that the mental health care system just isn't optimized to deliver effective treatment. With that in mind, I have developed a practice designed to deliver treatment that, at its core, is convenient, comprehensive, and compassionate.
(310) 706-2042
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Azin Khazaeli
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Khazaeli utilizes both psychological and neurobiological perspectives to address a variety of emotional and mental health issues in a thoughtful, caring and comprehensive manner. She is deeply committed to the care of her patients and embraces a collaborative style that can include working closely with our team of psychologists. Dr. Khazaeli's approach is influenced by her knowledge of psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy. She has worked extensively with patients struggling with depression , anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship difficulties, and life transitions.
(619) 675-7971
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La Jolla, CA 92092
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Jordan Blaine
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
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Exclusively focused on mental health issues, Bonmente treats a myriad of psychiatric conditions including anxiety, depression , ADHD, sleep disorders, postpartum depression , PTSD, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, and OCD.
ACCEPTING 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.
(619) 292-0163
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La Jolla, CA 92038
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Peter Kass
Psychiatrist, MD, MEd
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Dr. Kass believes that optimal psychiatric care begins by hearing a patient’s history and understanding his or her goals for entering treatment. There are no algorithms for mental health care; Dr. Kass believes treating mental illness and optimizing patient well-being depends on formulating patients individually and tailoring treatment to meet their unique goals and needs. Psychological distress, whether it be experienced as depression , anxiety, social withdrawal, insomnia, irritability, or emotional numbness, is often due to multiple environmental, social, and psychological factors.
(619) 391-2396
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Marguerite Maguire
Psychiatrist, MD
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I am a general adult psychiatrist, treating a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses with particular interests in depression , anxiety, maternal mental health, and ADHD. I earned my medical degree from the University of Rochester and completed my psychiatry residency at the University of Southern California/LAC+USC.
(310) 935-0754
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Agnes Kwon Simone
Psychiatrist, DO
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Thank you for your interest in my practice. I am a board certified psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression , ADHD, and insomnia in the adolescent, young adult, and adult populations. I have experience working in a variety of settings including academic, community, private, and veterans affairs. I am passionate about my integrative and culturally competent approach to mental health care. While I provide medication management, I also highlight the importance of non-pharmacologic interventions including healthy lifestyle changes, mindfulness, and psychotherapy.
(310) 935-0754
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Lucy Sloninsky
Psychiatrist, MD
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Thank you for your interest in my practice. I am a board certified general adult psychiatrist with special interests in integrative care, collaborative care, and women’s mental health. I approach mental health care with a focus on individualized treatment plans and collaborative care. I utilize medication management to treat disorders including depression , bipolar disorder, and anxiety and have special interests in integrative/holistic care. I have practiced in a variety of clinical settings, including the UCLA faculty as a clinical instructor for UCLA medical students and psychiatry residents.
(310) 935-0754
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Margaret Haglund
Psychiatrist, MD
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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
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Alexis Meshi
Psychiatrist, MD
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Receive care from the comfort of your home! Do you struggle with depression , anxiety, or attention and focus difficulties? Are your symptoms causing problems in your life? Are your relationships being affected? Are you not able to work to your potential? Are you unsatisfied in life and want to make major positive changes? Or are you doing well but want to further optimize your life situation? If you or a loved one suffer from emotional or mental distress, you have come to the right place. Welcome to my practice. I look forward meeting you and your loved ones and making your world a happier and a better place.
(949) 518-3160
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Dr. Jon Deam
Psychiatrist, MD
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Having experience with depression , anxiety, concentration difficulties, and his own previous personal struggle with obesity and lifestyle change, Dr.
Ever feel like something’s missing? Like it’s harder than it should be? The journey of turning inward to find strength, resilience, and meaning is not always an easy one, but it is one we were never meant to take alone. Dr. Jon, founder of Aveo Wellness, knows all about helping you face that challenge and lean into profound growth, with expert medication optimization and identifying where you feel stuck.
(619) 940-1200
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Nikki French
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN
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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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Depression Psychiatrists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

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.