Grief Psychiatrists in San Diego, CA

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Abigail Clark
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
I am a psychiatrist located in San Diego, California. I am licensed in the state of California and board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. I provide both medication management and psychotherapy to adults throughout the state of California. While I treat a wide array of psychiatric disorders, I specialize in treating those who are struggling with grief, PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
I am a psychiatrist located in San Diego, California. I am licensed in the state of California and board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. I provide both medication management and psychotherapy to adults throughout the state of California. While I treat a wide array of psychiatric disorders, I specialize in treating those who are struggling with grief, PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
(619) 688-8111 View (619) 688-8111
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Avis Hershfield
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with women and young women who need help with Women's Issues, Medication Management, Pregnancy, Prenatal, and Postpartum Mood Disorders, Abortion Grief, Depression, Anxiety and Bipolar Disorders, Prolonged Grief, Substance Use Disorders, Trauma/PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Sex/Human Trafficking, Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Violence.
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.
I specialize in working with women and young women who need help with Women's Issues, Medication Management, Pregnancy, Prenatal, and Postpartum Mood Disorders, Abortion Grief, Depression, Anxiety and Bipolar Disorders, Prolonged Grief, Substance Use Disorders, Trauma/PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Sex/Human Trafficking, Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Violence.
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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Open Mind Health
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, isolation, relationship/family issues? At Open Mind Health, we get to the “root cause” of what’s actually leading to your emotional challenges, while treating the resulting issues and developing lasting solutions to help you feel optimistic and hopeful. We offer customized holistic treatment plans in our wellness tracks developed to provide lasting results, Our therapists and life coaches are compassionate and forward-thinkers. Call us today to get started on your path to mental wellness at 855-550-MIND (6463).
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, isolation, relationship/family issues? At Open Mind Health, we get to the “root cause” of what’s actually leading to your emotional challenges, while treating the resulting issues and developing lasting solutions to help you feel optimistic and hopeful. We offer customized holistic treatment plans in our wellness tracks developed to provide lasting results, Our therapists and life coaches are compassionate and forward-thinkers. Call us today to get started on your path to mental wellness at 855-550-MIND (6463).
(619) 949-0858 View (619) 949-0858
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Laura Wakil
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
I see patients for a variety of mental health, emotional and medical concerns that cause psychiatric issues including depression, anxiety, insomnia, OCD, trauma, ADHD, mood, eating disorders, pregnancy/postpartum, infertility, and menopause, grief, or stress.
I am board certified in psychiatry and neurology, and trained in functional medicine. I 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 integrative. 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.
I see patients for a variety of mental health, emotional and medical concerns that cause psychiatric issues including depression, anxiety, insomnia, OCD, trauma, ADHD, mood, eating disorders, pregnancy/postpartum, infertility, and menopause, grief, or stress.
I am board certified in psychiatry and neurology, and trained in functional medicine. I 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 integrative. 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.
(858) 876-2333 View (858) 876-2333
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Maryam Hakma Lateef
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MHNP-BC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92182  (Online Only)
Hi there, Are you struggling with depression, grief, trauma, anxiety, not able to focus or concentrate when you need to? Are you considering psychiatric medication management as part of your treatment along with an integrated, holistic approach? Then welcome to my practice. I specialize in treating these conditions, using a holistic, integrated approach, including bio-energenetics. Each individual is a unique, multidimensional being with expressions of mind, body and spirit. The continuum of health, is maintained through a delicate balance of these divisions within the human energy field.
Hi there, Are you struggling with depression, grief, trauma, anxiety, not able to focus or concentrate when you need to? Are you considering psychiatric medication management as part of your treatment along with an integrated, holistic approach? Then welcome to my practice. I specialize in treating these conditions, using a holistic, integrated approach, including bio-energenetics. Each individual is a unique, multidimensional being with expressions of mind, body and spirit. The continuum of health, is maintained through a delicate balance of these divisions within the human energy field.
(520) 666-8099 View (520) 666-8099
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Nicole Bellisario
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNPBC, CNL
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92132  (Online Only)
If you are having problems with communication, relationships, anger, low frustration tolerance, stress, grief, trauma, burnout, powerlessness, or self-esteem, I am dedicated to your deep healing in a safe, relaxed, judgment-free space.
I have extensive experience in psychiatric nursing working with diverse patient populations in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. I have been a nurse for seven years and my absolute favorite part of my job has always been a genuine, therapeutic relationship with my clients. I provide both medication management and eclectic psychotherapy in caring for the mental health of women, men, adolescents, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, healthcare workers, first responders, and trauma survivors. My current focus is clients with anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and ADHD.
If you are having problems with communication, relationships, anger, low frustration tolerance, stress, grief, trauma, burnout, powerlessness, or self-esteem, I am dedicated to your deep healing in a safe, relaxed, judgment-free space.
I have extensive experience in psychiatric nursing working with diverse patient populations in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. I have been a nurse for seven years and my absolute favorite part of my job has always been a genuine, therapeutic relationship with my clients. I provide both medication management and eclectic psychotherapy in caring for the mental health of women, men, adolescents, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, healthcare workers, first responders, and trauma survivors. My current focus is clients with anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and ADHD.
(562) 573-9296 View (562) 573-9296
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Joshua Flatow
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
Pacific Mind Health approaches mental health using a variety of evidence-based treatments including medication, psychotherapy, telemedicine, Spravato and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). We are excited to offer Theta Burst Stimulation (TBS) - a revolutionary 3-minute procedure with equal or better efficacy to standard 40+ minute TMS protocols. We provide a thorough diagnostic evaluation to create a personalized treatment plan that will help guide you towards wellness. Please use this link for a free informational TMS session https://www.pacificmindhealth.com/tmsinfo.html
Pacific Mind Health approaches mental health using a variety of evidence-based treatments including medication, psychotherapy, telemedicine, Spravato and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). We are excited to offer Theta Burst Stimulation (TBS) - a revolutionary 3-minute procedure with equal or better efficacy to standard 40+ minute TMS protocols. We provide a thorough diagnostic evaluation to create a personalized treatment plan that will help guide you towards wellness. Please use this link for a free informational TMS session https://www.pacificmindhealth.com/tmsinfo.html
(424) 367-1395 View (424) 367-1395
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Raphael Morris
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Raphael Morris, MD is board certified in general psychiatry. He has extensive experience in assessing and treating adults and adolescents in both psychotherapy and with medications. Following forensic psychiatry fellowship training, he opened a clinical and forensic private practice and is particularly adept at assessing psychiatric disabilities, and managing the treatment needs of clients when there has been some involvement with the legal system, e. g. divorce, custody disputes, juvenile delinquency, and substance abuse histories.
Raphael Morris, MD is board certified in general psychiatry. He has extensive experience in assessing and treating adults and adolescents in both psychotherapy and with medications. Following forensic psychiatry fellowship training, he opened a clinical and forensic private practice and is particularly adept at assessing psychiatric disabilities, and managing the treatment needs of clients when there has been some involvement with the legal system, e. g. divorce, custody disputes, juvenile delinquency, and substance abuse histories.
(858) 533-0652 View (858) 533-0652
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Dr. Ronil Shah
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92104
Why choose Dr. Ronil Shah? Because his top-notch expertise combines with compassionate, personalized care. Treatment with Dr. Shah is a two-way collaboration. Working together, you will design a mental wellness strategy that’s tailored just for you. His philosophy? Your path to wellness should be as unique as you are, shaped by empathy and expertise, and empowered by evidence-based insights and tools.
Why choose Dr. Ronil Shah? Because his top-notch expertise combines with compassionate, personalized care. Treatment with Dr. Shah is a two-way collaboration. Working together, you will design a mental wellness strategy that’s tailored just for you. His philosophy? Your path to wellness should be as unique as you are, shaped by empathy and expertise, and empowered by evidence-based insights and tools.
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Dr. Andrew Kaminsky, DNP, PMHNP of The Focus Doc
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
Dr. Andrew Kaminsky, DNP, PMHNP completed his doctorate of nursing practice in psychiatry at Columbia University. He has half a decade of extensive clinical experience in providing medication management for a varied patient demographic.
Dr. Andrew Kaminsky, DNP, PMHNP completed his doctorate of nursing practice in psychiatry at Columbia University. He has half a decade of extensive clinical experience in providing medication management for a varied patient demographic.
(619) 514-1201 View (619) 514-1201
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Michael They
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
Michael They is a board-certified Psychiatric nurse practitioner. He is treating adults who has Depression, Anxiety Disorders (eg. Panic Disorder, GAD, PTSD, OCD), ADHD, Mood Disorders, bipolar, schizophrenia, Suboxone, and substance use disorder.
Michael They is a board-certified Psychiatric nurse practitioner. He is treating adults who has Depression, Anxiety Disorders (eg. Panic Disorder, GAD, PTSD, OCD), ADHD, Mood Disorders, bipolar, schizophrenia, Suboxone, and substance use disorder.
(707) 505-9140 View (707) 505-9140
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Ronit Lyon
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Ronit 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. Ronit 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.
Ronit 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. Ronit 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) 815-7632 View (619) 815-7632
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Kirsten Manalo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92116
I am a board-certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner that specializes in treating a variety of mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and ADHD. I have 8 years of nursing experience with background specialties in psychiatric/mental health, medical-surgical, home health, and academia. My education and experience enables me to treat patients with a holistic approach meaning other factors that affect mental health and well-being are taken into consideration as well. This includes addressing multiple facets of health including emotional, psychological, physiological, sociocultural, and spiritual.
I am a board-certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner that specializes in treating a variety of mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and ADHD. I have 8 years of nursing experience with background specialties in psychiatric/mental health, medical-surgical, home health, and academia. My education and experience enables me to treat patients with a holistic approach meaning other factors that affect mental health and well-being are taken into consideration as well. This includes addressing multiple facets of health including emotional, psychological, physiological, sociocultural, and spiritual.
(858) 522-0145 View (858) 522-0145
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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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Pacific Mind Health
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
Pacific Mind Health approaches mental health using a variety of evidence-based treatments including medication, Psychotherapy, Telemedicine, Spravato, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). We are excited to offer Theta Burst Stimulation (TBS) - a revolutionary 3-minute procedure with equal or better efficacy to standard 40+ minute TMS protocols. We provide a thorough diagnostic evaluation to create a personalized treatment plan that will help guide you towards wellness. Please use this link for a free informational TMS session https://www.pacificmindhealth.com/tmsinfo.html
Pacific Mind Health approaches mental health using a variety of evidence-based treatments including medication, Psychotherapy, Telemedicine, Spravato, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). We are excited to offer Theta Burst Stimulation (TBS) - a revolutionary 3-minute procedure with equal or better efficacy to standard 40+ minute TMS protocols. We provide a thorough diagnostic evaluation to create a personalized treatment plan that will help guide you towards wellness. Please use this link for a free informational TMS session https://www.pacificmindhealth.com/tmsinfo.html
(424) 300-1164 View (424) 300-1164
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Dr. Krista Roybal
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
*Please Note, I currently only see adults enrolled in True Life Center for Wellbeing Intensive Outpatient (IOP) program.* At True Life Center, patients receive compassionate, individualized, holistic care from a full team of diverse and talented practitioners. In addition to an approach to psychotherapy that is suited to you, we offer couples & family therapy, mindfulness self-compassion & meditation, individualized yoga, acupuncture, massage, nutrition, and fitness. Our approach to care is rooted in the belief that achieving optimal mental health requires attention to the needs of the whole individual - mind, body, and spirit.
*Please Note, I currently only see adults enrolled in True Life Center for Wellbeing Intensive Outpatient (IOP) program.* At True Life Center, patients receive compassionate, individualized, holistic care from a full team of diverse and talented practitioners. In addition to an approach to psychotherapy that is suited to you, we offer couples & family therapy, mindfulness self-compassion & meditation, individualized yoga, acupuncture, massage, nutrition, and fitness. Our approach to care is rooted in the belief that achieving optimal mental health requires attention to the needs of the whole individual - mind, body, and spirit.
(858) 386-7265 View (858) 386-7265
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Dr. Anushree Parashar
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92128
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!
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 View (619) 675-7346
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Ryan Wilke
Psychiatrist, DO, ABPN
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92127
Dr. Wilke is a Board Certified Psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is currently the Director of the Kaiser-Permanente Unit at Aurora Behavioral Healthcare, San Diego. He also maintains an outpatient private practice in Rancho Bernardo. It is Dr. Wilke's goal to provide accessible and affordable healthcare of the highest quality to his home community.
Dr. Wilke is a Board Certified Psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is currently the Director of the Kaiser-Permanente Unit at Aurora Behavioral Healthcare, San Diego. He also maintains an outpatient private practice in Rancho Bernardo. It is Dr. Wilke's goal to provide accessible and affordable healthcare of the highest quality to his home community.
(858) 780-5026 x108 View (858) 780-5026 x108
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Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
(619) 612-5816 View (619) 612-5816
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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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Grief Psychiatrists

How long does therapy take for grief?

There is no exact timeline for grief counseling. Some people may start to feel better after just a few sessions, while others may take months or longer to feel relief. Some specific approaches, including some types of CBT, may involve a set number of sessions, or therapy may be open-ended until the patient determines they are ready to wrap up. Just as there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there is no right or wrong way to seek therapy for grief.

When should you seek therapy for grief?

Many people mistakenly believe that their grief needs to be debilitating or all-encompassing to warrant therapy. This is not the case. While people who experience severe, prolonged grief—particularly those who are considering self-harm or engaging in unhealthy substance use—are especially likely to benefit from therapy, so too are people whose grief is less intense but still interfering with well-being or daily functioning. In practice, almost anyone struggling to process a loss could benefit from grief counseling.

Can grief be managed without therapy?

Oftentimes, yes. Grief is a near-universal part of being human, and many find that their grief, while profound, does not stop them from participating in day-to-day life and steadily eases over time without outside help. For others, however, the harsh pain of early grief persists for months or years or leaves them unable to function. This group is especially likely to benefit from seeing a therapist, who can guide them through their grief and help them reconnect with the world.

What happens if grief is left untreated?

Because grief does not in itself necessitate therapy, untreated grief will often resolve on its own. However, for some people—particularly those who would qualify for a diagnosis of prolonged grief disorder—untreated grief can be a source of seemingly endless pain or lead them to withdraw from the world. In such cases, treatment can be indispensable, as it can help an individual adapt to the loss and start living again.