Psychiatrists in San Diego County, CA

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Photo of Donna Kashani, Psychiatrist in San Diego County, CA
Donna Kashani
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Donna Kashani, M.D. is a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist who has worked with healthy and high functioning individuals in a private practice setting for over twenty-five years. Dr. Kashani has enjoyed providing a concierge model of care to her clients for the entirety of her practice. She works with individuals to identify their core competencies, with the focus being on recognizing patterns of behavior leading to personal bests in wellness, career and health. She has been ranked by Healthgrades as the #1 child and adolescent psychiatrist in the country since 2016.
(858) 358-7757 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers video visits
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Abena Apraku
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Dr. Apraku is welcoming new patients for video appointments. As a Board-certified M.D. psychiatrist, she specializes in providing psychiatric diagnostic assessments and treatment for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD and PTSD. As a well-rounded provider, her focus is on medication management (including for patients wishing to decrease reliance on medication) in combination with extensive psycho-education. Read more about her approach at apraku.com/services.
 
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San Diego, CA 92104
Offers video visits
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Frederick Yuh Huang
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
I am direct and respectful in my professional approach to every person I treat. I view our work as a collaborative effort and will do my best to meet you where you are at. Together we will create a treatment plan that will best meet your needs. I specialize in working with patients who suffer from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, loss and grief. I also have expertise studying the emotional strain associated with immigration and growing up the child of immigrants.
(415) 712-2811 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
Offers video visits
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WellPsyche Medical Group
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life. Dr. Hah is triple board certified in child and adolescent, adult, and forensic psychiatry.
(424) 349-5155 
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San Diego, CA 92130
Offers video visits
Photo of Azin Khazaeli, Psychiatrist in San Diego County, CA
Azin Khazaeli
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Dr. Khazaeli utilizes both psychological and neurobiological perspectives to address a variety of emotional and mental health issues in a thoughtful, caring and comprehensive manner. She is deeply committed to the care of her patients and embraces a collaborative style that can include working closely with our team of psychologists. Dr. Khazaeli's approach is influenced by her knowledge of psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy. She has worked extensively with patients struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship difficulties, and life transitions.
(619) 675-7971 
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San Diego, CA 92121
Offers video visits
Photo of Shawn Barnes, Psychiatrist in San Diego County, CA
Shawn Barnes
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Accepting new patients. I practice integrative psychiatry emphasizing wellness over medications. Do you feel like doctors have been medicating you, but not understanding you? Have you been disappointed with psychiatric medications and are seeking a different path, without the risks that may come with medications? Do you worry that you may have become dependent on sleeping pills or medications for mood/anxiety and hope to live a full, meaningful life without them? Are you seeking a psychiatrist who is comfortable with alternative, complementary, and holistic treatments? If these questions resonate with you, perhaps we should meet.
(760) 487-8344 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
Offers video visits
Photo of Sheila Cai, Psychiatrist in San Diego County, CA
Sheila Cai
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Dr. Cai has worked in various clinical settings throughout her career. It is her belief that the essence of psychiatric treatment should focus on the therapeutic alliance, integrated biological, psychosocial, and wellness approach to achieve optimal function for her patients. She served as the medical director for a residential treatment center and worked in an adult inpatient psychiatric hospital as well as psychiatric consultation services for a medical facility. She was a faculty member of the MIHS Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program, where she taught psychopharmacology and supervised fellows for over 12 years.
(858) 240-1422 
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Offers video visits
Photo of Jack Perlov, Psychiatrist in San Diego County, CA
Jack Perlov
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Jack Perlov, M.D. is a board certified psychiatrist with over 30 years of experience as a University professor, psychotherapist and treating all ages and most conditions. He attended medical school at The University of Manitoba and went on to complete his psychiatric residency at the McMaster University Medical Center and University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Perlov completed his Child and Adolescent fellowship at the University of Toronto, where he also served as a Chief Resident at the Hospital for Sick Children.
(858) 263-0903 
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers video visits
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Sanjoy Sathpathy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
From an early age, I have been encouraged to be curious and inquisitive in humanity. This attracted me to the profession of psychiatry, which gave me the opportunity to have a positive impact on an individual. Empowering each patient is of my highest concern and I make every effort to instill confidence and provide support through the healing process.
(858) 264-1160 
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San Diego, CA 92126
Offers video visits
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WellPsyche Medical Group
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
(424) 287-1347 
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San Diego, CA 92101
Offers video visits
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Robert Zalewski-Zaragoza
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
I believe in a individualized approach to treatment. Although many patients may present with similar symptoms, the causes and context underlying those symptoms can be very different and thus the treatment plans are unique. Some patients may benefit from psychotropic medications either for a short period of time or for long term maintenance treatment. Others would gain more benefit from psychotherapy or talk therapy, where some of the root causes underlying the symptoms can be addressed and healed. The choice to use medications, therapy or a combination of both depends on the context of symptoms and the patient's wishes.
(619) 618-4216 
San Diego, CA 92101
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Peter Kass
Psychiatrist, MD, MEd
Verified
Dr. Kass believes that optimal psychiatric care begins by hearing a patient’s history and understanding his or her goals for entering treatment. There are no algorithms for mental health care; Dr. Kass believes treating mental illness and optimizing patient well-being depends on formulating patients individually and tailoring treatment to meet their unique goals and needs. Psychological distress, whether it be experienced as depression, anxiety, social withdrawal, insomnia, irritability, or emotional numbness, is often due to multiple environmental, social, and psychological factors.
(619) 391-2396 
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San Diego, CA 92104
Offers video visits
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R.D. Dipp, D.O.
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
We provide both psychiatric medication evaluation management and psychoanalytic therapy, an approach that offers the opportunity to explore both best means to address the struggles that an individual is going through, as well as looking for ways to facilitate internal psychology growth in terms of sense of self, and relationship with others.
(858) 215-1935 
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San Diego, CA 92101
Offers video visits
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Randall Bailey
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
(424) 363-4298 
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
Offers video visits
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Sonya Hintz
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
As a psychodynamic psychiatrist, I am committed to help my patients find relief from their suffering and work toward their unique goals. I find that the psychodynamic perspective informs both short-term and long-term treatment collaborations, and encourages respect for the individual. I emphasize the "talk" part of therapy, and I integrate the use of medication where this seems helpful.
(858) 240-4467 
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Laura Wakil
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
I am board certified in psychiatry and neurology, and specialize in adult/geriatric, reproductive, and adolescent psychiatry . I focus on the whole individual -- not just a constellation of symptoms -- and the treatment I provide is comprehensive, and believe in integrative care . My focus is on the relationship with my patients, maintaining trust, and providing excellent care. I approach my patients with the same dedication I would want my own loved ones and family to receive. I do not accept insurance but provide a superbill that you can submit for out of network benefits. ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS AT THIS TIME.
(415) 682-6443 
Del Mar, CA 92014
Offers video visits
Photo of Mariel Janowsky, Psychiatrist in San Diego County, CA
Mariel Janowsky
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified
Welcome! I am a physician trained in Family Medicine and Psychiatry, with a focus in Integrative Wellness and Trauma-Informed Care. I see myself as a partner to help guide you to your destination. In doing so, I use a variety of modalities including therapy and mind-body techniques. I have had training in multiple types of treatment, including hypnosis, inte
(760) 642-5472 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
Offers video visits
Photo of Andrea Mann, Psychiatrist in San Diego County, CA
Andrea Mann
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
My practice is focused on providing high quality psychotherapy. I have an open, integrative approach with experience working with a wide range of ages, disorders, and cultural backgrounds. I have a special interest in helping young children (ages 2-12) and their parents with disruptive behaviors and anxiety disorders, and helping adults navigate professional and personal relationships.
(858) 923-4769 
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
Offers video visits
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Listening Post Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, RN, PMHNP
Verified
Whether you're struggling with the effects of trauma, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues, or other life stressors, I believe that the most powerful resources are the ones that you might not know you already possess. Finding those inner resources is sometimes best achieved with the help of a fellow human being who knows how to relate in ways that facilitate self discovery. Relationship is the foundation of psychiatry, and then specific evidence-based medication or psychotherapy techniques can be applied toward particular goals. I am committed to achieving the outcomes that you define for yourself.
(619) 419-0687 x858380 
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La Mesa, CA 91941
Offers video visits
Photo of Joseph Mawhinney, Psychiatrist in San Diego County, CA
Joseph Mawhinney
Psychiatrist, MD, DLFAPA
Verified
Dr. Mawhinney did his undergraduate work at Georgetown University. He went on to St. Louis University Medical School with a special interest in psychiatry. Upon graduating in 1967, he entered the Air Force Flight Surgeon program and did his internship at Travis AFB. He served in Taiwan as the Base Medical Director. Dr. Mawhinney completed his Community and General Psychiatry residency in San Mateo County at Chope Hospital and his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
(858) 295-8569 
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers video visits


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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in San Diego County is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

San Diego County Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans, and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in San Diego County has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in San Diego County, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. San Diego County Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.
How to find the right Psychiatrist?

If you're finding it difficult to find the right psychiatrist in San Diego County, don't worry--you're not alone. Psychiatrists are highly specialized professionals. They tend to be busy--appointments can be short (e.g. 15 mins.)--and so as a potential client you can sometimes feel lost or confused. Don't let this deter you.

Begin first by checking the psychiatrists listed here nearest to you. If they are limited in number, expand out your search geographically (Broaden your Search) and see who's available further afield. Use the links in the left nav bar to find the relevant insurance, if you intend to use your health insurance to pay for the provider.

If you're still finding it difficult to find a psychiatrist in San Diego County, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in San Diego County as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( San Diego County). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.