Psychiatrists in Laguna Hills, CA

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Christine Ricketts
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist. I earned my medical degree at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and did my psychiatry training at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. I believe it is important to look at all aspects of my patients in order to formulate an individualized treatment plan.
I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist. I earned my medical degree at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and did my psychiatry training at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. I believe it is important to look at all aspects of my patients in order to formulate an individualized treatment plan.
(949) 541-8590 View (949) 541-8590
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Isaac Lee
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
I believe in a holistic approach to mental healthcare that involves healing not just the mind but the body and spirit as well. I love working with my clients to ensure that together, we can figure out how to reach their maximum potential.
I believe in a holistic approach to mental healthcare that involves healing not just the mind but the body and spirit as well. I love working with my clients to ensure that together, we can figure out how to reach their maximum potential.
(949) 666-2798 View (949) 666-2798
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Amy Cameron
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Accepting new patients. I believe good mental health provides a nurturing of the mental, relational, spiritual, physical, and psychological aspects of the person. I choose Azusa Pacific University for my graduate school because of the Christian values that align with my beliefs. I have practiced nursing for over 14 years, my experience allows me to provide a well-rounded approach to treating the whole person. I will advocate for you to get to the best version of yourself. I will listen to you with genuine empathy and concern. We will work together to develop the best treatment plan tailored to you.
Accepting new patients. I believe good mental health provides a nurturing of the mental, relational, spiritual, physical, and psychological aspects of the person. I choose Azusa Pacific University for my graduate school because of the Christian values that align with my beliefs. I have practiced nursing for over 14 years, my experience allows me to provide a well-rounded approach to treating the whole person. I will advocate for you to get to the best version of yourself. I will listen to you with genuine empathy and concern. We will work together to develop the best treatment plan tailored to you.
(949) 776-8367 x1 View (949) 776-8367 x1
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Keeban Nam
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653  (Online Only)
We provide top-quality comprehensive mental health services to help you foster the life you never thought possible. Our team of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, psychologists, therapists, and tele-behavioral health clinicians are skilled in treating children and adults dealing with ADHD, addiction, anxiety, and depression, among many other conditions. As a client-focused center, we collaborate with your clinical providers to maximize your treatment outcome and to help you reach your greatest potential.
We provide top-quality comprehensive mental health services to help you foster the life you never thought possible. Our team of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, psychologists, therapists, and tele-behavioral health clinicians are skilled in treating children and adults dealing with ADHD, addiction, anxiety, and depression, among many other conditions. As a client-focused center, we collaborate with your clinical providers to maximize your treatment outcome and to help you reach your greatest potential.
(949) 506-4921 View (949) 506-4921
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Summer Brown
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
In my practice, I embrace the full spectrum of adult life, from my youngest client at 18 to my oldest at 103. This wide range reflects my commitment to providing dedicated mental health care to all adults, whether you're facing conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, or seeking overall mental wellness. My approach is centered on understanding and addressing your unique needs with personalized medication management and supportive therapy. Committed to navigating life’s challenges with you, I offer same-day appointments, ensuring a treatment plan that respects and responds to the diverse experiences of all ages.
In my practice, I embrace the full spectrum of adult life, from my youngest client at 18 to my oldest at 103. This wide range reflects my commitment to providing dedicated mental health care to all adults, whether you're facing conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, or seeking overall mental wellness. My approach is centered on understanding and addressing your unique needs with personalized medication management and supportive therapy. Committed to navigating life’s challenges with you, I offer same-day appointments, ensuring a treatment plan that respects and responds to the diverse experiences of all ages.
(949) 990-5650 View (949) 990-5650
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Jordan Blaine
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653  (Online Only)
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.
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.
(949) 264-5219 View (949) 264-5219
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Ya (Tracy) Peralta
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, AGNP, MSN
Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
I believe we are created with intention and to live a life w purpose. As we go about with life, we face challenges, stressors, and trauma. We find ourselves being defined and trapped by those moments. Depression, anxiety, despair, and mental health illness begin to be part of the narrative of our life. As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, it would be an honor to be part of your mental health journey to help you heal, rediscover who you are, and find your life’s purpose. To start creating a new narrative of your life that is lived out w intention.
I believe we are created with intention and to live a life w purpose. As we go about with life, we face challenges, stressors, and trauma. We find ourselves being defined and trapped by those moments. Depression, anxiety, despair, and mental health illness begin to be part of the narrative of our life. As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, it would be an honor to be part of your mental health journey to help you heal, rediscover who you are, and find your life’s purpose. To start creating a new narrative of your life that is lived out w intention.
(949) 373-4142 View (949) 373-4142
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Stephany Lavigne - Anew Era TMS & Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP
Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Dr. Stephany Lavigne, a distinguished Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice with honors from the University of South Alabama. With over a decade of experience, she has excelled in forensic psychiatry at Metropolitan State Hospital, caring for patients under penal codes and conservatorship. Dr. Lavigne has also demonstrated her commitment in diverse outpatient settings, providing quality mental health care.
Dr. Stephany Lavigne, a distinguished Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice with honors from the University of South Alabama. With over a decade of experience, she has excelled in forensic psychiatry at Metropolitan State Hospital, caring for patients under penal codes and conservatorship. Dr. Lavigne has also demonstrated her commitment in diverse outpatient settings, providing quality mental health care.
(714) 477-1076 View (714) 477-1076
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Christine J Kim
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653  (Online Only)
I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I earned my Masters of Science in Nursing degree at UCLA and a post-master's certificate as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at California State University, Long Beach. I enjoy treating children, adolescents, and adults, and also speak fluent Korean.
I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I earned my Masters of Science in Nursing degree at UCLA and a post-master's certificate as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at California State University, Long Beach. I enjoy treating children, adolescents, and adults, and also speak fluent Korean.
(949) 979-4980 View (949) 979-4980
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Sunny Hills Medical Center
Psychiatrist, MD, MBA
Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Welcome to Sunny Hills Behavioral HeaIth. If you or loved ones are struggling with depression, anxiety, focus, attention problems, ability to advance in your career, or other issues affecting relationships, you are at the right place to make positive changes. Dr. Gudapati uses an interactive, solution-focused approach that is tailored to each client. Dr. Gudapati provides therapy for behavioral and emotional issues such as depression, anxiety, anger management, bipolar disorders, and mood disorders. Dr. Gudapati is also a certified TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) physician for treatment of depression.
Welcome to Sunny Hills Behavioral HeaIth. If you or loved ones are struggling with depression, anxiety, focus, attention problems, ability to advance in your career, or other issues affecting relationships, you are at the right place to make positive changes. Dr. Gudapati uses an interactive, solution-focused approach that is tailored to each client. Dr. Gudapati provides therapy for behavioral and emotional issues such as depression, anxiety, anger management, bipolar disorders, and mood disorders. Dr. Gudapati is also a certified TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) physician for treatment of depression.
(714) 786-5084 View (714) 786-5084
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Dr. Terry Eagan - Anew Era TMS & Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Dr. Terry Eagan brings to Anew Era TMS & Psychiatry an extensive body of professional experience in the field of psychiatry, encompassing both his clinical private practice and multiple Medical Director positions where he provides medical and psychiatric oversight of mental health treatment centers. Dr. Eagan’s diverse background includes the founding of various institutes that focus on providing specialized and innovative treatment for a variety of psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Terry Eagan brings to Anew Era TMS & Psychiatry an extensive body of professional experience in the field of psychiatry, encompassing both his clinical private practice and multiple Medical Director positions where he provides medical and psychiatric oversight of mental health treatment centers. Dr. Eagan’s diverse background includes the founding of various institutes that focus on providing specialized and innovative treatment for a variety of psychiatric disorders.
(657) 366-5804 View (657) 366-5804
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Eunice Lee
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653  (Online Only)
I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I earned my Master of Science in Nursing degree and a post-master’s certificate as a PMHNP at Azusa Pacific University. I have been a clinical nurse leader for 9 years.
I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I earned my Master of Science in Nursing degree and a post-master’s certificate as a PMHNP at Azusa Pacific University. I have been a clinical nurse leader for 9 years.
(949) 979-5061 View (949) 979-5061
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Dr Priti Bhardwaj - Anew Era TMS & Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Dr. Priti Bhardwaj knows how difficult it can be to seek help, but by doing so you’re taking a step closer to where you want to be. Struggles with anxiety, depression, attention, and insecurity interfere with our emotional and physical well-being as well as our ability to connect with others. Her goal with patients and families is to provide a warm, safe, and accepting environment for them to communicate the difficulties and challenges they face and work on finding solutions that nourish them toward becoming the healthiest and best version of themselves.
Dr. Priti Bhardwaj knows how difficult it can be to seek help, but by doing so you’re taking a step closer to where you want to be. Struggles with anxiety, depression, attention, and insecurity interfere with our emotional and physical well-being as well as our ability to connect with others. Her goal with patients and families is to provide a warm, safe, and accepting environment for them to communicate the difficulties and challenges they face and work on finding solutions that nourish them toward becoming the healthiest and best version of themselves.
(949) 828-2417 View (949) 828-2417
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John Anthony Diya - Anew Era TMS & Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
John Anthony Diya is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health NP, certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. He graduated from Charles R. Drew University. He has over 9 years of experience in providing psychiatric care to patients of all ages. He began his career in healthcare as a Registered Nurse working in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
John Anthony Diya is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health NP, certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. He graduated from Charles R. Drew University. He has over 9 years of experience in providing psychiatric care to patients of all ages. He began his career in healthcare as a Registered Nurse working in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
(657) 385-7024 View (657) 385-7024
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Mottsin Thomas
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653  (Online Only)
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS-Bonmente knows 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.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS-Bonmente knows 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.
(657) 256-5949 View (657) 256-5949
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Dr. Nadia Bening - Anew Era TMS & Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Dr. Nadia Bening is a Psychiatrist and Certified Brain Health Coach in addition to wife and mom of 3 boys. She has over a decade of experience in the traditional psychiatric clinical setting and was Medical Director at a substance abuse rehabilitation center for the past 3 years.
Dr. Nadia Bening is a Psychiatrist and Certified Brain Health Coach in addition to wife and mom of 3 boys. She has over a decade of experience in the traditional psychiatric clinical setting and was Medical Director at a substance abuse rehabilitation center for the past 3 years.
(714) 586-8294 View (714) 586-8294
Carol Massey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PHMNP, MSN, RN
Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653  (Online Only)
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.
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.
(949) 541-9380 View (949) 541-9380
Bettina Franz
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Not accepting new clients
I am no longer accepting new patients
I am no longer accepting new patients
(949) 328-6942 View (949) 328-6942
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R. Dennis Porch
Psychiatrist, MD, PsyD
Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
I am experienced in treating both adults and children with the use of Psychoanalytic methods. I use the object relations approaches of Klein, Winnicott and Bion. In child therapy, I engage children on a deep level through play, dreams, art and conversation. With adults, I use free association, night and day dreams. My object is to expose patients to their primitive, deep anxieties allowing them to work through their troubled minds, facilitating internal growth and development, and positive social interactions. I also work with mothers and babies having bonding difficulties. My practice is busy so use email for best results.
I am experienced in treating both adults and children with the use of Psychoanalytic methods. I use the object relations approaches of Klein, Winnicott and Bion. In child therapy, I engage children on a deep level through play, dreams, art and conversation. With adults, I use free association, night and day dreams. My object is to expose patients to their primitive, deep anxieties allowing them to work through their troubled minds, facilitating internal growth and development, and positive social interactions. I also work with mothers and babies having bonding difficulties. My practice is busy so use email for best results.
(949) 544-1600 View (949) 544-1600
Photo of Mottsin Thomas, Psychiatrist in Laguna Hills, CA
Mottsin Thomas
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Laguna Hills, CA 92637  (Online Only)
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS-Bonmente knows 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.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS-Bonmente knows 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.
(310) 361-3579 View (310) 361-3579

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Number of Psychiatrists in Laguna Hills, CA

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Psychiatrists in Laguna Hills, CA who prioritize treating:

84% Depression
80% Anxiety
76% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
76% Bipolar Disorder
72% Sleep or Insomnia
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Medication Management

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Aetna
87% Blue Cross
78% Anthem | Elevance

How Psychiatrists in Laguna Hills, CA see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Laguna Hills?

The Psychology Today Directory enables you to search specifically for psychiatrists, using the drop down provider menu in the navigation bar, by city or zip code, or by the name of the psychiatrist. Search results provide detailed profiles of professionals, including their treatment approach and areas of expertise. In addition, listings provide important information about each psychiatrist’s credentials, fees, payment options, and insurance affiliations. Directory users can select psychiatrists who meet an array of personally-desired criteria, such as familiarity with a specific community or condition.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

Psychiatrists are medical specialists who focus on understanding, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the brain and disorders of the mind and behavior. As physicians, psychiatrists are trained to recognize the often-subtle biological causes of mental disorders and to monitor the effects of mental disturbances on physical conditions, such as heart disease. Psychologists are especially attuned to the influence of early experience on development and behavior, emotional and cognitive processes, the nature of personality, and social functioning. They are also trained to deploy an array of psychological tests—IQ tests, personality tests, behavioral assessments—to gauge a person’s functioning.

What is a psychiatric nurse practitioner?

A psychiatric nurse practitioner, also known as a mental health nurse practitioner, is a registered nurse who completes advanced training in psychiatric care, earning either a master’s or doctoral degree in psychiatric nursing, and in the U.S., passes a national certification exam. Like psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions. In some locales, psychiatric nurse practitioners can offer the full range of psychiatric care, including prescribing and managing medication. In other places, they must work in collaboration with a physician.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed psychiatrist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors. All psychiatrists listed in the directory have a valid license issued by the state(s) in which they practice and are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some individuals or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

Can a psychiatrist prescribe medication?

Psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors who are trained to recognize the many ways body processes affect the functioning of the brain and mind. As physicians, they can prescribe medication. Patients who are prescribed medications will typically need to continue to see a psychiatrist so that the effects of the medication can be monitored. For many psychiatric conditions, including common disorders such as anxiety and depression, the preferred treatment is combination therapy—medication accompanied by psychotherapy.

Do psychiatrists offer therapy?

Psychiatrists are generally trained in a number of treatment modalities, including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and, increasingly, somatic therapies. Typically, psychiatrists make a diagnosis and determine a course of treatment based on chemical or biological factors, using lab tests, brain scans and physical and psychological evaluations. While psychotherapy may be used in the first session to aid in diagnosis, it is not typically utilized in subsequent visits. In fact, after the introductory session, most sessions with a psychiatrist may only be 15-20 minutes in length and are largely focused on medication management. Many psychiatrists who do not offer psychotherapy work collaboratively with psychologists and other mental health clinicians and can refer clients seeking talk therapy to those providers.

How do I know if I need a psychiatrist or a therapist?

It is not always easy to know which type of mental health practitioner to choose. Many people are unaware of the root of their mental or behavioral problem. One way many people learn which type of care is best for them is by seeing their primary care provider first. Depending on the nature and severity of the symptoms, the physician may review their medical history or perform medical tests to determine whether biological factors are involved before making a referral. It is not necessary for a person to know precisely what type of care they need in order to seek help. Many psychiatrists and psychologists refer clients to each other depending on client needs.

Do I need a referral to see a psychiatrist?

A referral to a psychiatrist is often not required. However, seeing your primary care physician first can be helpful and actually prove to be a shortcut to getting what you need. Your PCP may have a clear idea whether psychiatric help is needed and/or which kind of mental health care would be most beneficial and refer you to the right type of practitioner. For that reason alone, some psychiatrists require a referral. Further, many insurance plans require a referral from a PCP if they cover all of part of the cost of seeing a specialist; if, however, you are paying out of pocket, you may not need a referral. In any case, a referral may speed the process of securing an appointment with a psychiatrist, especially in areas where there is a shortage of mental health specialists and new patients face long waits for appointments.