Psychiatrists in San Diego, CA

Photo of Tom Flegler, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Tom Flegler
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92110
Accepting new patients for in-person or telemedicine visits. Tell me, what is going on in your life? Does our rapidly changing world leave you feeling overwhelmed? Are you having difficulties with your relationships, focus, or sleep? Have you lost the energy — or interest — to engage in activities that once brought you joy? Do you feel your problems are not being acknowledged or treated adequately? Nearly everyone has hit rough patches that required them to stop and reassess if their life is headed in a direction that reflects their values. If you’re reading this, it’s likely you may be feeling a little lost in the woods yourself.
Accepting new patients for in-person or telemedicine visits. Tell me, what is going on in your life? Does our rapidly changing world leave you feeling overwhelmed? Are you having difficulties with your relationships, focus, or sleep? Have you lost the energy — or interest — to engage in activities that once brought you joy? Do you feel your problems are not being acknowledged or treated adequately? Nearly everyone has hit rough patches that required them to stop and reassess if their life is headed in a direction that reflects their values. If you’re reading this, it’s likely you may be feeling a little lost in the woods yourself.
(619) 304-5951 View (619) 304-5951
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Usha Ramineni
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92123
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
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Ryan Thebo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP, CICP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
Unsure if medication is right for you or need help optimizing your current treatment? While medication can be beneficial, the most effective approach to mental health challenges often combines the right medications with holistic treatments. Sadly, the profit-driven mental healthcare system may not always prioritize your well-being. My goal is to help you thrive through holistic psychiatry, enabling you to achieve optimal wellness. Easily schedule an online appointment for personalized medication management at www.pwpsychiatry.com/CA and take the first step towards a healthier you.
Unsure if medication is right for you or need help optimizing your current treatment? While medication can be beneficial, the most effective approach to mental health challenges often combines the right medications with holistic treatments. Sadly, the profit-driven mental healthcare system may not always prioritize your well-being. My goal is to help you thrive through holistic psychiatry, enabling you to achieve optimal wellness. Easily schedule an online appointment for personalized medication management at www.pwpsychiatry.com/CA and take the first step towards a healthier you.
(619) 432-4984 View (619) 432-4984
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Jaclyn Joyce
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92106
Hi there. I'm a board-certified psychiatrist and psychotherapist based out of San Diego, California. I can prescribe medication, provide psychotherapy, or both. I genuinely enjoy working with clients, hearing unique life stories, and finding ways to help each person as an individual. I have experience working with a wide variety of psychiatric concerns. There are also a few areas in which I have a special focus, including: working with older adolescents and college students, pregnancy, and new parents.
Hi there. I'm a board-certified psychiatrist and psychotherapist based out of San Diego, California. I can prescribe medication, provide psychotherapy, or both. I genuinely enjoy working with clients, hearing unique life stories, and finding ways to help each person as an individual. I have experience working with a wide variety of psychiatric concerns. There are also a few areas in which I have a special focus, including: working with older adolescents and college students, pregnancy, and new parents.
(619) 431-2004 View (619) 431-2004
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Khadija Hamisi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
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
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Lauren Prasek
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92131
I am board-certified to see all ages but my primary focus is to empower women on their wellness journey by offering an approachable and causal setting for treatment.
I am board-certified to see all ages but my primary focus is to empower women on their wellness journey by offering an approachable and causal setting for treatment.
(619) 771-0505 View (619) 771-0505
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Brandon Cole
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117
Are you seeking compassionate support on your mental health journey? I would be honored to be your dedicated guide to holistic wellness and empowerment. I am passionate about helping my clients reach their full potential and have more satisfaction in life and relationships. My approach is anything but one-size-fits-all. I believe in the power of personalized care, tailored to your unique needs, goals, and values. I combine evidence-based practices with a holistic perspective, addressing the multifaceted nature of mental health struggles with understanding and empathy.
Are you seeking compassionate support on your mental health journey? I would be honored to be your dedicated guide to holistic wellness and empowerment. I am passionate about helping my clients reach their full potential and have more satisfaction in life and relationships. My approach is anything but one-size-fits-all. I believe in the power of personalized care, tailored to your unique needs, goals, and values. I combine evidence-based practices with a holistic perspective, addressing the multifaceted nature of mental health struggles with understanding and empathy.
(858) 923-4646 View (858) 923-4646
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Heather Saltos
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Child Psychiatrist residing in San Diego, CA. I love working with children, teens and their families. I understand the struggle of finding a good mental health provider and I am here to help. I have my board certification in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry from Dartmouth University and am Adult certified as well. I am family oriented, have 3 children of my own, and value both therapy and medication management strategies. There is not a one step approach for treatment and I tailor my management on a patient by patient basis.If you or your family member are struggling, please do not hesitate to reach to reach out.
I am a Child Psychiatrist residing in San Diego, CA. I love working with children, teens and their families. I understand the struggle of finding a good mental health provider and I am here to help. I have my board certification in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry from Dartmouth University and am Adult certified as well. I am family oriented, have 3 children of my own, and value both therapy and medication management strategies. There is not a one step approach for treatment and I tailor my management on a patient by patient basis.If you or your family member are struggling, please do not hesitate to reach to reach out.
(858) 358-6956 View (858) 358-6956
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Dr. Fernando Kwiatkowski
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Dr. Fernando Kwiatkowski is a board-certified psychiatrist with over 30 years of mental health care experience. Dr. K believes that a multidimensional approach is key to achieving optimal well-being.
Dr. Fernando Kwiatkowski is a board-certified psychiatrist with over 30 years of mental health care experience. Dr. K believes that a multidimensional approach is key to achieving optimal well-being.
(619) 332-0810 View (619) 332-0810
Photo of Nai Saeturn, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Nai Saeturn
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92128
Nai helps adults with anxiety and depression.
Nai helps adults with anxiety and depression.
(858) 568-7546 View (858) 568-7546
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Cecilia M Lipira
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified, Cornell and Mount Sinai-trained adult and child psychiatrist in New York and California. My approach to treatment is holistic and firmly rooted in the science of the brain, combining psychotherapy (for individuals, families, and couples) with nutrition, lifestyle modification, as well as state-of-the-art medication treatment, when helpful. I view each person as a complex individual with a unique story to tell, so I take time getting to know my clients and work collaboratively to develop a targeted plan to achieve their treatment goals.
I am a board-certified, Cornell and Mount Sinai-trained adult and child psychiatrist in New York and California. My approach to treatment is holistic and firmly rooted in the science of the brain, combining psychotherapy (for individuals, families, and couples) with nutrition, lifestyle modification, as well as state-of-the-art medication treatment, when helpful. I view each person as a complex individual with a unique story to tell, so I take time getting to know my clients and work collaboratively to develop a targeted plan to achieve their treatment goals.
(917) 525-4558 View (917) 525-4558
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Arlin Bhattacharjee
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
For those who battle depression, anxiety, or the relentless combination of both, life can become an intricate labyrinth of suffocating emotions and endless exhaustion. Perhaps the racing thoughts in your mind makes it impossible to concentrate, or maybe undiagnosed ADHD compounds your struggles. Insomnia may be an unwelcome companion, stealing precious moments of rest. I understand how daunting this journey can be, especially when it seems that no one is there to truly hear your story, to grasp the unique turmoil you're experiencing. But I'm here to assure you, there is hope. There is a way to get better.
For those who battle depression, anxiety, or the relentless combination of both, life can become an intricate labyrinth of suffocating emotions and endless exhaustion. Perhaps the racing thoughts in your mind makes it impossible to concentrate, or maybe undiagnosed ADHD compounds your struggles. Insomnia may be an unwelcome companion, stealing precious moments of rest. I understand how daunting this journey can be, especially when it seems that no one is there to truly hear your story, to grasp the unique turmoil you're experiencing. But I'm here to assure you, there is hope. There is a way to get better.
(310) 807-2730 View (310) 807-2730
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Marym Lateef
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP-C, EFTMP-C
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
Is life becoming unmanageable? Looking for real answers? Seeking the best group of clinicians who accept your insurance? Welcome to WellPsyche Medical Group! WellPsyche providers are experts in Wellness and Mental Health. Our providers take a Thoughtful, Practical, and Caring approach to therapy and can help you balance your life. WellPsyche is also a leader in Telemedicine. Now you can visit with your provider from the privacy and convenience of your home or work.
Is life becoming unmanageable? Looking for real answers? Seeking the best group of clinicians who accept your insurance? Welcome to WellPsyche Medical Group! WellPsyche providers are experts in Wellness and Mental Health. Our providers take a Thoughtful, Practical, and Caring approach to therapy and can help you balance your life. WellPsyche is also a leader in Telemedicine. Now you can visit with your provider from the privacy and convenience of your home or work.
(619) 493-3897 View (619) 493-3897
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Mottsin Thomas
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130  (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.
(858) 832-2519 View (858) 832-2519
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Dr. Karine Khatchatrian
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92128
Dr. Karine Khatchatrian helps adults with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
Dr. Karine Khatchatrian helps adults with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
(858) 568-7546 View (858) 568-7546
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Negean Shahnematollahi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with 15 years of nursing experience. My degree from CSU San Marcos as well as a rigorous externship at UCSD outpatient psychiatric services provided me with a well-rounded training and experience. I enjoy working with clients across the lifespan. I believe mental health and wellness is a journey guided by support, empowerment and growth. I provide a compassionate, collaborative and safe space to help guide my clients in this process of healing.
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with 15 years of nursing experience. My degree from CSU San Marcos as well as a rigorous externship at UCSD outpatient psychiatric services provided me with a well-rounded training and experience. I enjoy working with clients across the lifespan. I believe mental health and wellness is a journey guided by support, empowerment and growth. I provide a compassionate, collaborative and safe space to help guide my clients in this process of healing.
(619) 566-1302 View (619) 566-1302
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Fay M Azad
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
I take new patients from anywhere within California and offer telehealth which makes my availability flexible. I have a special interest in treating insomnia, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, OCD, and ADHD. My recommended therapy may include over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, lifestyle modifications, and antidepressant/ antianxiety/ other psychiatric medications. I use the lowest effective dosing and utilize genetic testing when indicated.
I take new patients from anywhere within California and offer telehealth which makes my availability flexible. I have a special interest in treating insomnia, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, OCD, and ADHD. My recommended therapy may include over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, lifestyle modifications, and antidepressant/ antianxiety/ other psychiatric medications. I use the lowest effective dosing and utilize genetic testing when indicated.
(747) 529-7992 View (747) 529-7992
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Tara Mauro
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Tara Mauro, DO is a board certified psychiatrist licensed to practice medicine in California. Her core practice is in general psychiatry. Dr. Mauro has served the military for 13 years with a tour to Iraq. She has served as a Medical Director in both Addictions and Psychiatry where she has trained medical students, residents and physician assistants. She has transitioned to the Civilian sector where she has worked both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs to better help patients with anxiety and mood disorders.
Tara Mauro, DO is a board certified psychiatrist licensed to practice medicine in California. Her core practice is in general psychiatry. Dr. Mauro has served the military for 13 years with a tour to Iraq. She has served as a Medical Director in both Addictions and Psychiatry where she has trained medical students, residents and physician assistants. She has transitioned to the Civilian sector where she has worked both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs to better help patients with anxiety and mood disorders.
(858) 648-6104 View (858) 648-6104
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Avis Hershfield
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Avis Hershfield, a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I am passionate about helping people find balance using a collaborative approach that blends personalized and effective evidence-based medication management with brief supportive therapy and/or other evidence based therapeutic modalities based on your needs. Medication plays a key role in managing mental health, but it's not the sole answer. Think of me as your partner in this journey.
Hello, I'm Avis Hershfield, a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I am passionate about helping people find balance using a collaborative approach that blends personalized and effective evidence-based medication management with brief supportive therapy and/or other evidence based therapeutic modalities based on your needs. Medication plays a key role in managing mental health, but it's not the sole answer. Think of me as your partner in this journey.
(858) 330-5472 View (858) 330-5472
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La Tanya Wallace
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103
Welcome! Are you experiencing life’s transitions, self-esteem, or relationship struggles which leave you feeling lost and overwhelmed? Do you find yourself yearning for clarity, a renewed sense of purpose, and meaningful connections? In these moments, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to navigate this journey alone. With holistic support and guidance, it is possible to find balance and regain control over your life. Together, we can explore the path to healing and growth, illuminating a way forward to a brighter, more fulfilling future.
Welcome! Are you experiencing life’s transitions, self-esteem, or relationship struggles which leave you feeling lost and overwhelmed? Do you find yourself yearning for clarity, a renewed sense of purpose, and meaningful connections? In these moments, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to navigate this journey alone. With holistic support and guidance, it is possible to find balance and regain control over your life. Together, we can explore the path to healing and growth, illuminating a way forward to a brighter, more fulfilling future.
(619) 473-7437 View (619) 473-7437

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in San Diego, CA

400+

Average cost per session

$225

Psychiatrists in San Diego, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Depression
77% ADHD
77% Bipolar Disorder
76% Trauma and PTSD
73% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
68% Medication Management

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% Aetna
91% Cigna and Evernorth
87% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in San Diego, CA see their clients

51% In Person and Online
49% Online Only

Gender breakdown

59% Female
40% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in San Diego?

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.