Psychiatrists in Ojai, CA

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Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Ojai, CA 93023  (Online Only)
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.
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.
(818) 873-5345 View (818) 873-5345
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Samantha Lau
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ojai, CA 93023
I specialize in ketamine/psychedelic assisted psychotherapy and psychiatric med management. Are you feeling anxious, depressed and/or unmotivated? Do your dreams and goals seem out of reach? Have you been told that you are physically present but emotionally absent in relationships? Maybe your difficult emotions get in your way and you want to move past them, but you aren’t sure how to do it. Have you been with a life coach but want to go further in your transformation? Are you staying in therapy but don’t seem to be going anywhere? You need more specific strategies and a better support system to empower yourself.
I specialize in ketamine/psychedelic assisted psychotherapy and psychiatric med management. Are you feeling anxious, depressed and/or unmotivated? Do your dreams and goals seem out of reach? Have you been told that you are physically present but emotionally absent in relationships? Maybe your difficult emotions get in your way and you want to move past them, but you aren’t sure how to do it. Have you been with a life coach but want to go further in your transformation? Are you staying in therapy but don’t seem to be going anywhere? You need more specific strategies and a better support system to empower yourself.
(805) 232-7756 View (805) 232-7756
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Margaret Coffey
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Ojai, CA 93023
(203) 347-0929 View (203) 347-0929

Online Psychiatrists

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Lisa Chan
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660  (Online Only)
We know asking for help is a challenging 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. Now, welcoming new patients!
We know asking for help is a challenging 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. Now, welcoming new patients!
(949) 919-5328 View (949) 919-5328
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Nima Lal
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90248  (Online Only)
Nima Lal is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner specializing in medication management.
Nima Lal is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner specializing in medication management.
(877) 515-8113 View (877) 515-8113
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Kara Ditto
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90015  (Online Only)
My name is Kara Ditto, MD and I am a board-certified psychiatrist offering online medication management to adults. I treat an array of conditions, however, my specializations include bipolar, depression, psychotic disorders, PTSD, trauma, mood disorders, and women's issues. I do not prescribe controlled substances or stimulants.
My name is Kara Ditto, MD and I am a board-certified psychiatrist offering online medication management to adults. I treat an array of conditions, however, my specializations include bipolar, depression, psychotic disorders, PTSD, trauma, mood disorders, and women's issues. I do not prescribe controlled substances or stimulants.
(213) 699-5721 View (213) 699-5721
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The Focus Doc
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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. He truly understands there is no "one size fits all" approach.
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. He truly understands there is no "one size fits all" approach.
(805) 232-7379 View (805) 232-7379
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Emily Lippincott
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anaheim, CA 92807
I enjoy working in close collaboration with my patients to help them achieve their optimal wellness. Emphasizing psychoeducation, I prioritize that patients are actively involved in making well-informed decisions about their treatment plan. I believe that good therapeutic rapport, and frequent discussions to better understand the patient’s priorities and desires is an important step for setting the foundation to achieve any treatment goal. I enjoy working with the perinatal population and love helping my patients navigate the unique mental health challenges that occur during pregnancy and after the birth of a child.
I enjoy working in close collaboration with my patients to help them achieve their optimal wellness. Emphasizing psychoeducation, I prioritize that patients are actively involved in making well-informed decisions about their treatment plan. I believe that good therapeutic rapport, and frequent discussions to better understand the patient’s priorities and desires is an important step for setting the foundation to achieve any treatment goal. I enjoy working with the perinatal population and love helping my patients navigate the unique mental health challenges that occur during pregnancy and after the birth of a child.
(714) 598-1953 View (714) 598-1953
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Remedy Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90049  (Online Only)
Are you struggling in your daily life and wondering if prescription medication might help you? But, you don't want to wait weeks to get an appointment or pay alot to get personalized medication management? You are not alone, and that is why we started Remedy. See one of our mental health specialists for an in-depth mental health evaluation, diagnosis and ongoing medication management care. Treating adults, teens and children from the comfort of home or comfort space over video - days, nights and weekends.
Are you struggling in your daily life and wondering if prescription medication might help you? But, you don't want to wait weeks to get an appointment or pay alot to get personalized medication management? You are not alone, and that is why we started Remedy. See one of our mental health specialists for an in-depth mental health evaluation, diagnosis and ongoing medication management care. Treating adults, teens and children from the comfort of home or comfort space over video - days, nights and weekends.
(424) 232-0801 View (424) 232-0801
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Keerthan Somanath
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90028  (Online Only)
Dr. Somanath graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with honors, completing a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. He subsequently worked as a software engineer at National Instruments in Austin, Texas, where he developed an interest in neuroscience, and eventually medicine after working with one of the company's clients.
Dr. Somanath graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with honors, completing a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. He subsequently worked as a software engineer at National Instruments in Austin, Texas, where he developed an interest in neuroscience, and eventually medicine after working with one of the company's clients.
(424) 588-5350 View (424) 588-5350
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Samir Hamed
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Fullerton, CA 92832
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 Allied Healers, 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.
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 Allied Healers, 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.
(341) 888-6292 View (341) 888-6292
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Uchenna Okoye
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91355  (Online Only)
We know asking for help is a challenging 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. Now, welcoming new patients!
We know asking for help is a challenging 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. Now, welcoming new patients!
(661) 271-3314 View (661) 271-3314
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Porsha Peterson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90045  (Online Only)
In my mental health practice, I advocate for a holistic treatment approach, recognizing the intricate connection between mind, body, and spirit. My emphasis goes beyond symptom relief, delving into the root causes of mental well-being. By integrating diverse therapeutic modalities, lifestyle adjustments, and mindfulness techniques, I strive to facilitate a well-rounded healing experience. My goal is to empower individuals on a journey toward balance, resilience, and lasting mental health.
In my mental health practice, I advocate for a holistic treatment approach, recognizing the intricate connection between mind, body, and spirit. My emphasis goes beyond symptom relief, delving into the root causes of mental well-being. By integrating diverse therapeutic modalities, lifestyle adjustments, and mindfulness techniques, I strive to facilitate a well-rounded healing experience. My goal is to empower individuals on a journey toward balance, resilience, and lasting mental health.
(657) 571-6893 View (657) 571-6893
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Judith Armstrong
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Judith. I enjoy treating adult ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, insomnia, and various other mental health conditions.
Hi, I'm Judith. I enjoy treating adult ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, insomnia, and various other mental health conditions.
(562) 564-6483 View (562) 564-6483
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VirtualPsychiatricCare.com
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, APRN
Verified Verified
Pacoima, CA 91331
Accepting new patients via telehealth visits for psychiatric evaluations, talk therapy, and medication management. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment in our website today. Evening and weekend hours are available. We offer affordable visit rates.
Accepting new patients via telehealth visits for psychiatric evaluations, talk therapy, and medication management. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment in our website today. Evening and weekend hours are available. We offer affordable visit rates.
(747) 298-5140 View (747) 298-5140
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Eric Nghe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Ontario, CA 91761  (Online Only)
Eric is a doctorally prepared psychiatric nurse practitioner. He received his PMHNP Certificate in Nursing from California State University, Los Angeles. Eric has gained a well-rounded knowledge in outpatient, inpatient, and crisis stabilization for mental health. He offers evidence-based care while maintaining a supportive, compassionate, and judgment-free environment for his clients.
Eric is a doctorally prepared psychiatric nurse practitioner. He received his PMHNP Certificate in Nursing from California State University, Los Angeles. Eric has gained a well-rounded knowledge in outpatient, inpatient, and crisis stabilization for mental health. He offers evidence-based care while maintaining a supportive, compassionate, and judgment-free environment for his clients.
(951) 330-7279 View (951) 330-7279
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Jonathan Allotey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92618  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Online Psychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: www.pwpsychiatry.com/CA
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Online Psychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: www.pwpsychiatry.com/CA
(949) 779-3975 View (949) 779-3975
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Carative Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, MA, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Hi- I am available for telehealth appointments throughout the state of California. I am a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, and I look forward to virtually meeting you. My goal is improve your quality of life by assisting you with your medication management needs. Our journey together will focus on supporting you in pursuing wholeness, resilience and relief. I am committed to lasting relationships with my clients and enjoy seeing the positive changes that can occur as we work together! ​
Hi- I am available for telehealth appointments throughout the state of California. I am a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, and I look forward to virtually meeting you. My goal is improve your quality of life by assisting you with your medication management needs. Our journey together will focus on supporting you in pursuing wholeness, resilience and relief. I am committed to lasting relationships with my clients and enjoy seeing the positive changes that can occur as we work together! ​
(415) 449-1845 View (415) 449-1845
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Mary P Meiselman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Mary is passionate about guiding patients on their journey to improved wellness. Focused on psychiatry and medication management, she thrives on the dynamic nature of the field and embraces its ever-changing advances. Mary incorporates evidence-based approaches, offering support and psychoeducation and encouraging collaboration with other health care providers and family members. Her patients, predominantly composed of women, benefit from her holistic biopsychosocial approach, considering factors like support systems, living conditions, medical history, and social networks during evaluation and treatment.
Mary is passionate about guiding patients on their journey to improved wellness. Focused on psychiatry and medication management, she thrives on the dynamic nature of the field and embraces its ever-changing advances. Mary incorporates evidence-based approaches, offering support and psychoeducation and encouraging collaboration with other health care providers and family members. Her patients, predominantly composed of women, benefit from her holistic biopsychosocial approach, considering factors like support systems, living conditions, medical history, and social networks during evaluation and treatment.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
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Maurice A. Wiggins
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Maurice A. Wiggins, M.D. is a physician who is board-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is skilled in treating a wide spectrum of conditions in adolescents and adults. In his clinical practice, Doctor Wiggins recognized the need to help individuals that were not responding to traditional therapies, such as medication and or talk therapy. Subsequently, he expanded the scope of his practice to include TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) therapy. This allowed Dr. Wiggins to treat patients who were not responsive to medication alone.
Maurice A. Wiggins, M.D. is a physician who is board-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is skilled in treating a wide spectrum of conditions in adolescents and adults. In his clinical practice, Doctor Wiggins recognized the need to help individuals that were not responding to traditional therapies, such as medication and or talk therapy. Subsequently, he expanded the scope of his practice to include TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) therapy. This allowed Dr. Wiggins to treat patients who were not responsive to medication alone.
(714) 577-2861 View (714) 577-2861

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Number of Psychiatrists in Ojai, CA

< 10

Psychiatrists in Ojai, CA who prioritize treating:

67% Depression
67% Anxiety
67% ADHD
67% Grief
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Career Counseling
67% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

18 Years

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

How Psychiatrists in Ojai, CA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Ojai?

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.