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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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Sonya Hintz
Psychiatrist, MD
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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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Romilynn Danko
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNPBC
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Dr. Danko is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who received her DNP from the University of San Diego. Having worked with children, adolescents, and adults in the mental health field for over 19 years, she welcomes all ages as clients. Her approach to mental health care is based on a strong belief in mind-body wellness that integrates complementary treatments including talk therapy, lifestyle modification, and medication management as well as alternative options.
(858) 463-3790
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Kirsten Kuhn
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
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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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Kristin Lulich
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
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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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Kory Juckem
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
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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
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Jack Perlov
Psychiatrist, MD
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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
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Kelsey Stevens
Psychiatrist, MD
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I am both an adult and child trained psychiatrist, with specialized training in children and adolescents due to my passion for this age group. Our generation of youth has been faced with unimaginable stressors over the last decade and as a result has had some struggles in dealing with some of these challenges. My approach is to utilize my strong foundation in child development and then take the time to understand the unique nature of your child, appreciating their strengths and identifying the areas that have lead to their distress, in order to help them overcome this challenging time.
(858) 504-6898
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Jill Gaskill
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PHMNP-B, MSN, RN
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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
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Robert Alessi
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Robert Alessi was born and raised in NYC. He graduated from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine and completed his Psychiatric training at Columbia and Cornell. Thereafter, he was a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at NYU and had a successful private outpatient and consultation practice in NYC. He moved to Virginia where he was a medical director and was overseeing an outpatient practice, a psychiatric hospital and consultation services at a general hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia for 15 years. He relocated to Upstate NY where he served as the Chief Medical Officer of a Prominent Psychiatric facility in Saratoga Springs, NY.
(858) 465-4219
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Jennifer Kearney
Psychiatrist, MD
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Jennifer A. Kearney MD, is a graduate of Georgetown University Medical School. She completed her General Adult Psychiatry Residency and her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Dr. Kearney’s practice specializes in the diagnosis and psychopharmacological treatment of mental and behavioral disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. She has practiced in a variety of outpatient settings since 1990. Dr. Kearney’s specific interests include the diagnosis and treatment of Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and ADHD in children, adolescents, and young adults
(858) 295-8406
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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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Emily Samuel
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
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MindTree is an outpatient mental health and wellness clinic. Get comprehensive, convenient and personalized mental health care from the comfort of your own home, or come into the office if you prefer.
(415) 941-3740
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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WellPsyche Medical Group
Psychiatrist, MD
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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) 374-0250
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Adel Mostafavi
Psychiatrist, MD
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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) 363-4654
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Pacific Psych Centers
Psychiatrist, DO
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The mission of Pacific Psych Centers is to provide quality psychiatric treatment for psychiatric disorders for patients ages 18 to 64. We are contracted with most major health insurance companies. We do not accept Medicare or Medicaid. We both virtual and in-person psychiatric evaluations and online scheduling.
(858) 348-5189
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Azin Khazaeli
Psychiatrist, MD
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1 Endorsed
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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Jingyi Theis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
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Hi, my name is Jingyi (Jennifer) Theis, I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) interested in providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services to adult clients of California.
(949) 799-4343
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Dr. Obidi Obienu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP
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Hello, my name is Obidi. Do you think you or your loved one need help with any mental health issues, and want to talk about it, I’m here for you. Your choice of a clinician is a very important decision; however, a well-suited one is necessary to make a productive progress. As an experienced clinician, my mission is not only to help individuals resolve the issues that bring them to me but also to assist them achieve greater satisfaction in their lives.
(323) 310-5018
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Open Minds Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-C
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Halima Lawal is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) trained and experienced in treating patients with mental health conditions across the lifespan. She graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Psychiatry from the University of South Alabama in 2020. During the span of her career, she has served as a mentor and is enthusiastic about learning and teaching. She completed her training for psychiatry in the inpatient, outpatient, and telepsychiatry settings. She is passionate about what she does and is invested in positive patient outcomes and overall wellbeing.
(530) 771-6624
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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.