Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Psychiatrists in San Diego, CA

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Angela D Han
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
Her philosophy of treatment involves providing individualized/holistic care including med treatment, behavioral modification, cognitive reframing, lifestyle changes, and alternative methods to work toward the clients' goals.
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
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Mohsen Vazirian
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
His specialties include Depression, Anxiety, Chemical Dependency, OCD, CBT , Motivational Enhancement, Stress Management.
Dr. Vazirian is a compassionate psychiatrist who deeply cares about his patient’s health and well-being. He is a kind and expert listener and works closely with each of his patients to develop a detailed treatment plan just for them. He is an experienced board-certified psychiatrist with deep knowledge and expertise in diagnosing and treating a broad spectrum of mental health and emotional conditions using medications and psychotherapy.
(619) 431-3802
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Dr Khosravi at Shafa Psychiatry Center
Psychiatrist, MD, Medical, Doctor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Her approach includes cognitive -behavioral, psychodynamic, dialectical behavioral, and family systems psychotherapeutic interventions and psychiatric medication management for those who decide that psychiatric medications are a helpful too.
Dr Khosravi is an integrative psychiatrist who is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry. She is former OB/GYN specialist with more than 28 years experience in patient care. Her focus in on women's mental health and reproductive psychiatry. She believes in the potential of human beings and the fact that one treatment modality does not necessarily work for all human beings. She uses different treatment modalities and above all, she listens to all patients, try to understand every individual and collaborate with the patient to develop a personalized and research-based treatment.
(657) 325-8909
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San Diego, CA 92109
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Mottsin Thomas
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our providers offer medication management, various modalities of therapy ( CBT ), and telepsychiatry appointments.
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.
(562) 352-2813
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San Diego, CA 92101
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Karen S. Brown, M.D.
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
She is adept in psychopharmacology and various psychotherapy modalities including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Cognitive Therapy.
Dr. Brown is a Christian Psychiatrist practicing Telepsychiatry for California and Massachusetts state residents. She offers an integrated approach bridging the gap between psychiatry and Christianity. The healing process is facilitated by accessing the benefits of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. From this position individual wholeness, empowerment, and freedom, as well as unity within families and within the body of Christ can be achieved. The result is to facilitate a deeper intimate relationship with God for each patient in order to bring about healing of mental health symptoms.
(858) 609-8072
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San Diego, CA 92123
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Listening Post Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, RN, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
I am a Person-Centered prescriber and psychotherapist, and specialize in trauma treatment with Cognitive Processing Therapy.
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
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San Diego, CA 92115
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Satveet Khela
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Verified
Dr. Satveet Khela is a board certified physician specializing in adult psychiatry. She has been practicing since 2021. n addition to focusing on medication management, Dr Khela's practice also prioritizes a whole person approach, incorporating aspects of nutrition, lifestyle, mindfulness, and supportive or brief cognitive behavioral therapy into the treatment plan. Occasionally, Dr. Khela may believe that additional therapy is also needed and ask that you see a separate therapist to provide the best outcome. Dr. Khela received her undergraduate degree from University of California Berkeley and her medical degree from A.T. Still.
(415) 483-0487
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San Diego, CA 92182
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Seamus Connolly DO Inc
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Verified
Note: due to resent change in pharmacy practices, no new ADHD patients unless in person in Indio CA and using nearby pharmacy. Dr Connolly grew up in Connecticut and completed undergrad at the University of Connecticut where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Cognitive Science. Dr Connolly then moved to California for medical school at Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr Connolly received his medical education and doctorate from there before heading to Southern California for residency training.
(760) 437-1413
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Lisa Ekeanyanwu
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Lisa Ekeanyanwu, MD is a board eligible Psychiatrist. She completed her psychiatry residency training at Stanford. She has experience providing patients with compassionate psychiatric care. Dr. Ekeanyanwu's practice centers on pharmacotherapy. She offers this in conjunction with supportive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy, to treat several types of psychiatric conditions. Occasionally she may believe that additional therapy is also needed and ask that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome.
(415) 966-0668
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San Diego, CA 92182
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Adefemi Taiwo
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Taiwo utilizes pharmacotherapy along with cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and supportive therapy as needed.
Dr. Adefemi Taiwo is a dual board-certified psychiatrist in the fields of general adult psychiatry, and addiction medicine. He offers a mix of medication management in conjunction with supportive therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. Dr. Taiwo received his medical degree University of Lagos Nigeria. He then went on to complete a general psychiatry residency training at Penn State College of Medicine Hershey Pennsylvania. Following completion of his psychiatry residency, he went on to complete a post-graduate addiction fellowship at the Yale VA addiction fellowship in Connecticut.
(415) 915-2389
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San Diego, CA 92182
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Tiffany Holm at OmOmbre Mental Health Online
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Verified
OmOmbre provides life-changing, personalized, concierge mental healthcare online that is affordable and easily accessible so people can lead healthier and more vibrant lives. We believe in the old-fashioned idea that the patient-provider relationship is at the heart of good care. Visits are easy, you’ll be texted a Zoom link prior to the appointment to click on. Between visits, you have your providers cellphone and are encouraged to message anytime, 24/7 if you have a question or concern. OmOmbre membership is $125/month, can be canceled anytime without question and you’ll never be charged additional fees. See Yelp for our reviews!
(619) 350-4047
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Ridhima Grover
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Ridhima works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Ridhima believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
(619) 377-1449
San Diego, CA 92108
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Li Liang
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
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
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San Diego, CA 92126
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Jordan Blaine
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS - We know asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be.
(619) 292-0163
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San Diego, CA 92116
Not accepting new clients
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Anushree Parashar
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
We are going through a major mental health crisis. I specialize in depression, and anxiety, mood disorders, especially childhood trauma- the topic of my research at UPenn, eating disorders, autism,ADHD. I work well with schools, blended/ mixed families, and have a special interest in College Mental health, having worked at CAPS clinic at UPenn and the Depression Project at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I have a collaborative approach to patient care where parents and the patient are partners in treatment with the doctor. My approach is - start low and go slow on meds. Any meds I will not give my own kids, I wouldn't yours!
(619) 675-7346
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San Diego, CA 92128
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Randall Bailey
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
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) 339-0459
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San Diego, CA 92101
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Ci Ma
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified
Verified
Conveniently located in Southern California and accepting patients from anywhere in the state, Dr. Ma is Double Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. She is bilingual, treating in both English and Mandarin Chinese 中文普通话. Her track record is very successful in guiding people from diverse backgrounds through acute stress and life crises. With over ten years of experience in major US cities, Dr. Ma has worked extensively with adult patients of all ages, in many outpatient and hospital settings. She directs several outpatient programs at major San Diego hospitals and has privileges in several regional health systems.
(858) 251-6344
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San Diego, CA 92123
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Marym Lateef
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP-C, EFTMP-C
Verified
Verified
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
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San Diego, CA 92101
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Dr. Jon Deam
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Concierge psychiatry to support your journey comprehensively.
(619) 367-8158
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Brian Mozaffari
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Are you running your mind or is your mind running you? In a post COVID-19 era, many of us are adjusting to greater uncertainty while receiving less social support than previous generations. It’s certainly a profitable time for narcotic manufacturers, social media companies, and video streaming services. People have many more avenues of escaping from life, existing in a state of abstract catatonia. I work with people who are motivated to change their life and strive for their full potential.
(858) 754-8833
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San Diego, CA 92110
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Psychiatrists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.




About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

San Diego 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 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, 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 Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.