Trauma and PTSD Psychiatrists in La Jolla, CA

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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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Robert Voloshin
Psychiatrist, DO
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Times are extremely challenging. With all the changes occurring in the world, many of our underlying issues are arising. I am here to help you address your relational, psychological, and emotional blockages. First and foremost, I am a therapist focused on the healing of psychoemotional wounds. My orientation is informed by the study of trauma , attachment, and systems theory. I utilize Ketamine as well as other Integrative Psychiatric approaches as a catalyst for psychotherapy.
(415) 324-4428
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Stefani LaFrenierre
Psychiatrist, MD
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I have specific interests in the treatment of PTSD , mood disorders, anxiety disorders, maternal health, addiction disorders including Suboxone MAT, and can provide expert care for many other mental health and addiction use disorders.
I offer personalized mental health treatment and utilize an integrative and evidence-based approach for the treatment of mental health and addiction conditions. I am a board-certified psychiatrist that has worked in a variety of settings. I provide a compassionate and safe space for us to work together to help achieve your wellness goals. I focus on building long-lasting changes and resiliency so you can achieve a balanced and fulfilling life. I bring a cautious and conservative approach to medication while considering all aspects of your health in treatment planning. I am therapeutically-oriented, and see Adults and Adolescents.
(310) 742-9259
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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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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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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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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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Jordan Blaine
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
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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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Nancy Wu
Psychiatrist, MD
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I have expertise working with victims of trauma and believe that patients supported with compassionate care have the innate capacity to transform their suffering to self-acceptance and resiliency.
It takes a lot of courage to ask for help. My goal is to witness and support you as you embark on this heroic journey of self-discovery and growth. I understand that life can be hard and filled with unpredictable ups and downs. I use a holistic approach to help patients ease their suffering and live life with more joy, spontaneity, and well-being.
(310) 935-0754
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Ross Palmer
Psychiatrist, MD
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I also have specialized training in OCD, PTSD , and Peripartum Mental Health.
Thank you for considering to work with me as your physician. I opened my private practice clinic because I wanted to create a safe, comfortable space where my patients are always valued and respected, where your most private concerns can be expressed without judgment or stigma. In addition to a calming, friendly environment, I also offer excellent medical knowledge and clinical judgment. In psychiatry residency at the University of California, San Diego, I ranked first of 58 residents by exam scores.
(619) 489-6914
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Dr. Sylvia Cartwright
Psychiatrist, MD
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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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Dr. Adarezza Ferrer
Psychiatrist, MD
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I am a board-certified bilingual general adult psychiatrist. I completed my psychiatric training at Bergen Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey. I have extensive experience working with young and older adult populations treating mood disorders, and behavioral problems among others. I enjoy providing psychotherapy along with medication management to achieve better results. I believe in treating patients as a whole and making changes that improve mind-body-spirit connection. I myself practice yoga and mindfulness meditation. These practices help ground me to better serve my patients.
(760) 274-8206
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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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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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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
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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Yi Ting Halgedahl
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
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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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Araz Tawfique (Video Sessions)
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Araz Tawfique, M.D. is a Board Certified psychiatrist in La Jolla, CA with over ten years of experience working with people with diverse needs. He completed his psychiatric residency training at the University of Reno, Las Vegas, and is trained in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. His specialties are psychiatry and psychotherapy which are techniques that facilitate a better understanding of thoughts, feelings, and motivations. His approach explores the interplay of biology, psychology, and sociology in shaping individuals and their relationships.
(619) 458-3046
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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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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Dr. Monica Federoff
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
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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. I obtained my MD from UC Irvine, PhD in Neurogenetics from University College London and completed my Psychiatry residency training at UC San Diego.
(858) 901-8386
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Trauma and PTSD Psychiatrists
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological reaction that occurs after an extremely stressful event, such as physical violence or military combat. Those suffering from PTSD have recurring memories of the stressful event and are anxious or scared even in the absence of danger. Flashbacks and nightmares are common symptoms as well.



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.