Family Therapy Psychiatrists in La Mesa, CA

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Photo of Tracy Dawes, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in La Mesa, CA
Tracy Dawes
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DrPH, PMHNP, FNP
Verified
Verified
Hi there, congratulations on your first step to wellness. You may be here seeking help for anxiety, depression, alcohol disorders, family issues, or other conditions that require therapy and/or medications. Appropriate mental health care is your right and I aim to deliver it utilizing a person-centered care model. Whether this means initiating medications to manage your mental health or initiating therapy, I can assist you in making the best choice for you.
(909) 500-4159
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La Mesa, CA 91942
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Semira Semino-Asaro
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, PMHNP, PMHCNS
Verified
Verified
I am so glad you have reached out. I know it can be difficult to take this step. I am here to offer understanding and support. In addition to providing psychotherapy and medication management for general mood and anxiety mental health conditions, I have received specialized training in perinatal mental health as well as infant-parent mental health. I have an infant/young child friendly office that is easily accessible in La Mesa, CA with private parking. I also offer tele-psychiatry.
(619) 612-0689
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La Mesa, CA 91942
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Photo of Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy, Psychiatrist in La Mesa, CA
Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Verified
As a family and community psychiatrist, he performs respectful psychotherapy with empathy in addition to careful medication management.
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
(619) 612-5816
San Diego, CA 92103
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Photo of Bruce Hubbard M.D., Psychiatrist in La Mesa, CA
Bruce Hubbard M.D.
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I can't imagine an ideal client because I see a broad range of clients and I enjoy helping them all. The typical patient who comes to me needs help with depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, addiction, or another disorder and may have a family history of these symptoms or diagnoses. They are usually wanting to understand their symptoms and gain an accurate understanding or diagnosis. Medication may be appropriate for some of these patients. For patients who do not find relief from medication or who experience side effects, we offer TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) which is non-drug treatment for depression and anxiety
(619) 485-6837
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Photo of Josephine McNary, Psychiatrist in La Mesa, CA
Josephine McNary
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My training included women's mental health, mood and anxiety disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, and couples and family therapy .
I am a board-certified general psychiatrist. I see a variety of patients in my outpatient practice. I provide medication management. Learn more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq2tAiFIv5o and https://www.calpsychiatry.com. I am interested in the use of complementary medicine for mood and anxiety disorders. I am currently attending staff at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry, where I provide both inpatient psychiatry and consultation services.
(310) 935-0754
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Photo of Thomas A. Gonda Jr, Psychiatrist in La Mesa, CA
Thomas A. Gonda Jr
Psychiatrist, MD, MFT
Verified
Verified
Please call or email me for an adult, couples, teen or family therapy consultation today.
I offer the physician perspective to help you gain insight and knowledge in a comfortable, confidential and supportive atmosphere. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client's individual needs to help attain the personal growth they're striving for. I am a psychiatrist who does talk therapy. Offices in: Oakland, San Francisco, San Diego, Reno and Las Vegas. I offer weekend and evening hours. I have a DEA license to prescribe Subutex and Suboxone. I offer hypnotherapy as an additional treatment modality. I am a licensed physician in California and Nevada.
(510) 221-6740
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Photo of Lauren Sarah Debski, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in La Mesa, CA
Lauren Sarah Debski
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP
Verified
Verified
Are you doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results? Have you tried countless times to change a your behavior, such as quitting alcohol, opioids, benzodiazepines, heroin, methamphetamines, or nicotine? Have you recently left inpatient rehabilitation or an inpatient psychiatric ward and need additional support? Do you feel like your mood, anxiety, and depression are running your life? Do you feel triggered by your past? Making these changes can be extremely difficult and cannot be done alone. My name is Lauren Debski. I am a dual board-certified family and psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner.
(760) 276-6579
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San Diego, CA 92102
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Photo of Open Mind Health, Psychiatrist in La Mesa, CA
Open Mind Health
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, isolation, relationship/ family issues? At Open Mind Health, we get to the “root cause” of what’s actually leading to your emotional challenges, while treating the resulting issues and developing lasting solutions to help you feel optimistic and hopeful. We offer customized holistic treatment plans in our wellness tracks developed to provide lasting results, Our therapists and life coaches are compassionate and forward-thinkers. Call us today to get started on your path to mental wellness at 855-550-MIND (6463).
(619) 949-0858
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Photo of Anushree Parashar, Psychiatrist in La Mesa, CA
Anushree Parashar
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I use a collaborative and Family based approach in all my patient care.
We are going through a major mental health crisis. I specialize in depression, and anxiety, mood disorders, especially childhood trauma- the topic of my research at UPenn, eating disorders, autism,ADHD. I work well with schools, blended/ mixed families, and have a special interest in College Mental health, having worked at CAPS clinic at UPenn and the Depression Project at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I have a collaborative approach to patient care where parents and the patient are partners in treatment with the doctor. My approach is - start low and go slow on meds. Any meds I will not give my own kids, I wouldn't yours!
(619) 675-7346
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San Diego, CA 92128
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Photo of Assal Parsa, Physician Assistant in La Mesa, CA
Assal Parsa
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified
Verified
Assal is a board-certified Physician Assistant specializing in psychiatry with a diverse background working in a variety of clinical settings, including family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and urgent care.
Pacific Mind Health approaches mental health using a variety of evidence-based treatments including medication, psychotherapy, telemedicine, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). We are excited to offer Theta Burst Stimulation (TBS) - a revolutionary 3-minute procedure with equal or better efficacy to standard 40+ minute TMS protocols. We provide a thorough diagnostic evaluation to create a personalized treatment plan that will help guide you towards wellness. Please use this link for a free informational TMS session https://www.pacificmindhealth.com/tmsinfo.html
(424) 300-1164
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San Diego, CA 92101
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Photo of Jaime Gardner, Psychiatrist in La Mesa, CA
Jaime Gardner
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
***PLEASE READ*** Currently, I only see adults enrolled at Sober Life Recovery Solutions. (www.soberlifesd.com) Potential patients must be enrolled in Intensive Outpatient program (IOP) or Partial Hospitalization (PHP) , where individual, group, couples, family therapy services are provided as well as psy
(619) 724-4356
San Diego, CA 92101
Photo of Dr. Jon Deam, Psychiatrist in La Mesa, CA
Dr. Jon Deam
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
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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San Diego, CA 92103
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Photo of Ashlee Bolt, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in La Mesa, CA
Ashlee Bolt
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have a strong belief in mind-body wellness and encompass an integrative approach using complementary treatments, genetic testing, therapy, lifestyle modification, and medication management. I strive to create a welcoming and trusting environment allowing us to work together in addressing your concerns and achieving positive outcomes. Clients are offered 50% longer appointment times than the industry standard to ensure all questions are addressed and to instill a sense of confidence in our plan. Emphasizing quality care and accessibility, I am easily reachable even outside of regular appointment times via text, email, or phone.
(858) 280-2985
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San Diego, CA 92101
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Photo of Mohammed Ahmed, Psychiatrist in La Mesa, CA
Mohammed Ahmed
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
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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San Diego, CA 92101
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Mark Melden
Psychiatrist, DO, FABPN
Verified
Verified
Our numerous specialties include the following: MOOD, ANXIETY, Bipolar, Panic disorder, GERIATRIC DISORDERS, CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DISORDERS, ADD/ADHD, PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS, Schizophrenia and Schizophrenic, POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER and TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, AUTISM and ASPERGER disorders, FORENSIC EVALUATIONS, Testamentary Changes, Disability Evaluations, Capacity Evaluations for Lanterman-Petris Short (LPS) and Probate Conservatorship, NEURO-PSYCHIATRIC TESTING, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, Memory Loss and Cognitive Dysfunctions, SUBSTANCE AND ALCOHOL Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Suboxone Prescribers for Opiate Dependence, WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM
(619) 432-6510
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San Diego, CA 92102
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KMG Psychiatry (Dr. Ankur Bindal)
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH, FAPA, FAASM
Verified
Verified
KMG Psychiatry is an integrative psychiatry practice delivering high-quality, comprehensive care to the communities of San-Diego County, with a multi-faceted approach, striving to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths, creating an individualized treatment plan for every patient, using a combination of traditional and innovative treatments. We offer medication management, psychotherapy and state of the art Neurostar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).
(619) 393-3114
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El Cajon, CA 92020
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Telepsychiatrist Piedmont Behavioral Services
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
We provide Child and Adult Psychiatry, Therapy and Substance abuse clients via video across Florida. Our Board Certified Psychiatrists and Therapists are available to help everyday and we can offer same day appointments. Telepsychiatry or Telemedicine uses video link (via computer or smartphone) to offer appointments from home or outside clinic. It offers the option to see a psychiatrist any time as long as you have access to your smart phone or computer.
(828) 575-5095
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San Diego, CA 92105
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Photo of The Moment By Dr. Stacy Cohen, Psychiatrist in La Mesa, CA
The Moment By Dr. Stacy Cohen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I founded www.themomenthealth.com to create a safe space for our clients looking to both heal and grow. By using a bio/psycho/social/spiritual approach, we allow for holistic treatment that is tailored to the individual.
(424) 581-0896
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San Diego, CA 92102
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Photo of Sandra Hah, Psychiatrist in La Mesa, CA
Sandra Hah
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
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. Dr. Hah is triple board certified in child and adolescent, adult, and forensic psychiatry.
(424) 339-0174
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San Diego, CA 92101
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Photo of David Crabtree, MD, Psychiatrist in La Mesa, CA
David Crabtree, MD
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified
Verified
Private practice physician specializing in drug/alcohol addiction and common mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia.
(619) 432-3941
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Family Therapy Psychiatrists

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.




About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

La Mesa 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 Mesa 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 Mesa, 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 Mesa Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.