Psychiatrists in Poway, CA

Photo of Dr. Sofia Elkind, MD, Psychiatrist
Dr. Sofia Elkind
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Poway, CA 92064
I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist dedicated to providing thorough, personalized, and compassionate care. I treat people with various mental health concerns, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and ADHD. I am passionate about working with survivors of trauma, individuals with various co-occurring physical conditions which impact their mental health, as well as women throughout the perinatal period.
I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist dedicated to providing thorough, personalized, and compassionate care. I treat people with various mental health concerns, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and ADHD. I am passionate about working with survivors of trauma, individuals with various co-occurring physical conditions which impact their mental health, as well as women throughout the perinatal period.
(619) 494-0507 View (619) 494-0507
Nuri Ohn
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poway, CA 92064
I’m a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner based in San Diego. I help individuals struggling with mental health issues take charge of their lives by offering personalized treatment that gets to the root of the problems. By trade, I’m a nurse with a graduate education that allows me to prescribe medication with integrated therapy in collaboration with a psychiatrist. Having started my NP career on a consult liaison team for the Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus, I’m well-trained for complex psychopharmacology challenges, especially within the context of comorbid psychiatric and general medical conditions.
I’m a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner based in San Diego. I help individuals struggling with mental health issues take charge of their lives by offering personalized treatment that gets to the root of the problems. By trade, I’m a nurse with a graduate education that allows me to prescribe medication with integrated therapy in collaboration with a psychiatrist. Having started my NP career on a consult liaison team for the Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus, I’m well-trained for complex psychopharmacology challenges, especially within the context of comorbid psychiatric and general medical conditions.
(858) 746-8796 View (858) 746-8796
Marina Katz
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Poway, CA 92064
Dr Marina Katz graduated in a medical school in the Republic of Moldova. She completed United States Medical Licensing Examination requirements in 1998 and graduated from a psychiatric residency program at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, in 2003. Dr. Marina Katz has been practicing psychiatry from 2003. She has been seeing patients in various settings, including office stetting, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, emergency rooms. Her interests include telemedicine, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders. Dr Marina Katz sees patients ages 18 and older.
Dr Marina Katz graduated in a medical school in the Republic of Moldova. She completed United States Medical Licensing Examination requirements in 1998 and graduated from a psychiatric residency program at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, in 2003. Dr. Marina Katz has been practicing psychiatry from 2003. She has been seeing patients in various settings, including office stetting, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, emergency rooms. Her interests include telemedicine, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders. Dr Marina Katz sees patients ages 18 and older.
(858) 251-8204 View (858) 251-8204
Photo of Nelly Duarti - Braincom Advanced Nursing , APRN, PMHNP-, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Braincom Advanced Nursing
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poway, CA 92064  (Online Only)
Hi, are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you having difficulty waking up in the morning, getting through the day, and sleeping through the night? Are you going through cycles of sadness, mood changes, nervousness, and tiredness? We provide holistic and patient-centered care for adolescents and adults from diverse populations to facilitate the process of healing.
Hi, are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you having difficulty waking up in the morning, getting through the day, and sleeping through the night? Are you going through cycles of sadness, mood changes, nervousness, and tiredness? We provide holistic and patient-centered care for adolescents and adults from diverse populations to facilitate the process of healing.
(951) 499-1250 View (951) 499-1250
Photo of Rachael Mehl, MSN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Rachael Mehl
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Poway, CA 92064
Helping individuals achieve optimal health and happiness is my greatest calling. As a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I am dedicated to providing comprehensive mental health care across the lifespan. With a strong nursing foundation and specialized psychiatric training, I offer a unique blend of clinical expertise and compassionate care. My goal is to empower those struggling with mental health challenges through a holistic, patient-centered approach.
Helping individuals achieve optimal health and happiness is my greatest calling. As a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I am dedicated to providing comprehensive mental health care across the lifespan. With a strong nursing foundation and specialized psychiatric training, I offer a unique blend of clinical expertise and compassionate care. My goal is to empower those struggling with mental health challenges through a holistic, patient-centered approach.
(760) 624-3182 View (760) 624-3182
Photo of M Zenilde A M De Lima, MD, Psychiatrist
M Zenilde A M De Lima
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Poway, CA 92064  (Online Only)
I am an Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatrist with a background in Pediatrics. My 15-year experience as a pediatrician has helped me integrate Biology, Psychological Development, and Social Environment in my work.
I am an Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatrist with a background in Pediatrics. My 15-year experience as a pediatrician has helped me integrate Biology, Psychological Development, and Social Environment in my work.
(619) 382-2364 View (619) 382-2364

More Psychiatrists Nearby

Photo of Angela D Han, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Angela D Han
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
Angela Han is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with 14 years of experience in treating children, adolescents, adults, and elders. Her experience involves providing psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and therapy for clients, working with families, and collaborating with other providers and school.
Angela Han is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with 14 years of experience in treating children, adolescents, adults, and elders. Her experience involves providing psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and therapy for clients, working with families, and collaborating with other providers and school.
(760) 334-4559 View (760) 334-4559
Photo of Nancy Pletcher, MSN, PMHNP, -BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Nancy Pletcher
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92131
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! My name is Nancy and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with 7 years of nursing experience. I specialize in depression, anxiety, medication management. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! My name is Nancy and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with 7 years of nursing experience. I specialize in depression, anxiety, medication management. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
(415) 417-2972 View (415) 417-2972
Photo of Li Liang, MD, Psychiatrist
Li Liang
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92126
I am a licensed physician and a board certified psychiatrist in San Diego specializing in adult psychiatry. I have a wide range of clinical interests and experiences. I recognize that everyone's situation is unique and make every effort to understand all aspects of one's life in order to bring the optimum health and best outcome for my patients. I firmly believe that a healthy mind leads to a healthy life.
I am a licensed physician and a board certified psychiatrist in San Diego specializing in adult psychiatry. I have a wide range of clinical interests and experiences. I recognize that everyone's situation is unique and make every effort to understand all aspects of one's life in order to bring the optimum health and best outcome for my patients. I firmly believe that a healthy mind leads to a healthy life.
(858) 397-5171 View (858) 397-5171
Photo of Usha Ramineni, MD, Psychiatrist
Usha Ramineni
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92131
Dr. Usha Ramineni sees patients ages 5 to 64. Dr. Ramineni was recognized as one of America's Top Psychiatrists in 2010 by SLD Industries; and, from 2009 to 2014, Dr. Ramineni was given awards for her excellence as one of America's Top Psychiatrists by the Consumers' Research Council of America.
Dr. Usha Ramineni sees patients ages 5 to 64. Dr. Ramineni was recognized as one of America's Top Psychiatrists in 2010 by SLD Industries; and, from 2009 to 2014, Dr. Ramineni was given awards for her excellence as one of America's Top Psychiatrists by the Consumers' Research Council of America.
(858) 293-5398 View (858) 293-5398
Photo of Robynn Cavaliere, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Robynn Cavaliere
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92127
I am a nationally board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. (PMHNP-BC) in Rancho Bernardo. I received my Doctorate Degree from University of San Diego (USD). I am board certified to treat children, adolescents, and adult patients with various mental health concerns.
I am a nationally board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. (PMHNP-BC) in Rancho Bernardo. I received my Doctorate Degree from University of San Diego (USD). I am board certified to treat children, adolescents, and adult patients with various mental health concerns.
(858) 758-9668 View (858) 758-9668
Photo of Doris Asombrado, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Doris Asombrado
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92029
I am a dual board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner & Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and pursuing my Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing at the University of San Diego. I am a board certified fellow in Antiaging and Regenerative medicine. I have a special interest in COVID -19 related mental illness and the mental health recovery of athletes with traumatic brain injuries. I presented my dissertation proposal at Sigma Theta Tau International Research Conference in Scotland Summer 2022 regarding COVID-19 in psych naive patients
I am a dual board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner & Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and pursuing my Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing at the University of San Diego. I am a board certified fellow in Antiaging and Regenerative medicine. I have a special interest in COVID -19 related mental illness and the mental health recovery of athletes with traumatic brain injuries. I presented my dissertation proposal at Sigma Theta Tau International Research Conference in Scotland Summer 2022 regarding COVID-19 in psych naive patients
(855) 419-3254 View (855) 419-3254
Photo of Ashlee Bolt, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ashlee Bolt
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92131
I have a strong belief in mind-body wellness and encompasses an integrative approach using complementary treatments, pharmacogenetic testing, 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. Emphasizing quality care and accessibility, I am easily reachable even outside of regular appointment times via text, email, or phone.
I have a strong belief in mind-body wellness and encompasses an integrative approach using complementary treatments, pharmacogenetic testing, 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. Emphasizing quality care and accessibility, I am easily reachable even outside of regular appointment times via text, email, or phone.
(858) 280-2985 View (858) 280-2985
Photo of Adel Mostafavi - WellPsyche Medical Group, MD, Psychiatrist
WellPsyche Medical Group
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92128  (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.
(424) 287-1347 View (424) 287-1347
Photo of Molly McLaren, MSN, APNP, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Molly McLaren
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
22 Endorsed
Escondido, CA 92025  (Online Only)
Are you often tense, restless, or irritable? Are you frequently distracted or forgetful in daily tasks? Do you often feel sad, empty, or hopeless for extended periods? Navigating ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Insomnia, Trauma, or Autism is overwhelming. You need personalized care from someone who listens attentively, not an algorithm. You're more than just a diagnosis or prescription. Your goal is to find effective solutions that bring permanent relief, not a bandaid. Beyond medication, you desire genuine understanding that is often overlooked in typical medication management.
Are you often tense, restless, or irritable? Are you frequently distracted or forgetful in daily tasks? Do you often feel sad, empty, or hopeless for extended periods? Navigating ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Insomnia, Trauma, or Autism is overwhelming. You need personalized care from someone who listens attentively, not an algorithm. You're more than just a diagnosis or prescription. Your goal is to find effective solutions that bring permanent relief, not a bandaid. Beyond medication, you desire genuine understanding that is often overlooked in typical medication management.
(619) 453-0131 View (619) 453-0131
Photo of Khadija Hamisi, DNP, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Khadija Hamisi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Khadija Hamisi, DNP, PMHNP-BC, takes a unique and progressive approach to mental health illnesses. Treatment is personalized, based on evidence research, and encompasses on a myriad of treatment modalities. The influence of three factors: one's past and upbringing, current life situations, and one's genetic makeup, affecting mental illness Being trained and current with the best evidence-bas medication treatment strategy, he places a strong emphasis on psychosocial, and psychodynamic factors as the foundation of his treatment. Many psychiatric conditions have an underlying biological and genetic component of treatment.
Khadija Hamisi, DNP, PMHNP-BC, takes a unique and progressive approach to mental health illnesses. Treatment is personalized, based on evidence research, and encompasses on a myriad of treatment modalities. The influence of three factors: one's past and upbringing, current life situations, and one's genetic makeup, affecting mental illness Being trained and current with the best evidence-bas medication treatment strategy, he places a strong emphasis on psychosocial, and psychodynamic factors as the foundation of his treatment. Many psychiatric conditions have an underlying biological and genetic component of treatment.
(619) 313-5659 View (619) 313-5659
Photo of Annabelle Touponce, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Annabelle Touponce
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92127  (Online Only)
I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health NP (PMHNP) specializing in, but not limited to mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis and ADHD. I have worked in the healthcare/mental health field for 10 years, with experience in adolescents, adults and the geriatric population.
I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health NP (PMHNP) specializing in, but not limited to mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis and ADHD. I have worked in the healthcare/mental health field for 10 years, with experience in adolescents, adults and the geriatric population.
(858) 997-0743 View (858) 997-0743
Photo of Dr. Stephen Signer, MD, Psychiatrist
Dr. Stephen Signer
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92128
Dr. Stephen Signer focuses on neurobehavior and neuropsychiatry for adults.
Dr. Stephen Signer focuses on neurobehavior and neuropsychiatry for adults.
(858) 568-7546 View (858) 568-7546
Photo of Al Alam, MD, Psychiatrist
Al Alam
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92126
Al works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. He seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Al believes that establishing a strong alliance with his clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, he partners with his clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
Al works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. He seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Al believes that establishing a strong alliance with his clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, he partners with his clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
(858) 358-5135 View (858) 358-5135
Photo of Catvy Nguyen, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Catvy Nguyen
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Escondido, CA 92029
Catvy Nguyen takes a unique and progressive approach to mental health illnesses. Treatment is personalized, based on evidence research, and encompasses on a myriad of treatment modalities. Kathy believes in the influence of three factors: one's past and upbringing, current life situations, and one's genetic makeup, affecting mental illness.
Catvy Nguyen takes a unique and progressive approach to mental health illnesses. Treatment is personalized, based on evidence research, and encompasses on a myriad of treatment modalities. Kathy believes in the influence of three factors: one's past and upbringing, current life situations, and one's genetic makeup, affecting mental illness.
(619) 492-5910 View (619) 492-5910

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Poway, CA

< 10

Psychiatrists in Poway, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Bipolar Disorder
100% Sleep or Insomnia
100% Medication Management
83% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in Poway, CA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Poway?

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.