Bradley Brown
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Not accepting new clients
I am most interested in complex medication management, especially for anxiety and ADHD or other cognitive issues, over a telehealth platform. Patients must be able to tolerate virtual appointments. I focus on medications because that is my personal interest and highest expertise, not because I think they are the best treatment approach. I would rather see someone after they have an inadequate response to therapy than before they have tried any therapy.
(805) 307-7358
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Not accepting new clients
I am most interested in complex medication management, especially for anxiety and ADHD or other cognitive issues, over a telehealth platform. Patients must be able to tolerate virtual appointments. I focus on medications because that is my personal interest and highest expertise, not because I think they are the best treatment approach. I would rather see someone after they have an inadequate response to therapy than before they have tried any therapy.
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Samantha Lau
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Offers video visits
Are you feeling anxious, depressed and/or unmotivated? Do your dreams and goals seem out of reach? Have you been told that you are physically present but emotionally absent in relationships? Maybe your difficult emotions get in your way and you want to move past them, but you aren’t sure how to do it. Have you been with a life coach but want to go further in your transformation? Are you staying in therapy but don’t seem to be going anywhere? You need more specific strategies and a better support system to empower yourself.
(805) 232-7756
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Offers video visits
Are you feeling anxious, depressed and/or unmotivated? Do your dreams and goals seem out of reach? Have you been told that you are physically present but emotionally absent in relationships? Maybe your difficult emotions get in your way and you want to move past them, but you aren’t sure how to do it. Have you been with a life coach but want to go further in your transformation? Are you staying in therapy but don’t seem to be going anywhere? You need more specific strategies and a better support system to empower yourself.
Sherif El-Asyouty
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Our mission is to provide the highest quality treatment for patients with alcohol and drug addiction, mental health disorders, and/or chronic pain in an outpatient setting. The Santa Barbara Recovery Road treatment program helps the person to listen and acknowledge what is inside and to re-establish respect for self.
(805) 307-8858
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Our mission is to provide the highest quality treatment for patients with alcohol and drug addiction, mental health disorders, and/or chronic pain in an outpatient setting. The Santa Barbara Recovery Road treatment program helps the person to listen and acknowledge what is inside and to re-establish respect for self.
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Sherif El-Asyouty
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers video visits
Dr. El-Asyouty believes it’s important to not confuse the person with their illness. Alcoholism, substance abuse and chemical dependency are all diseases that affect the nervous system resulting in a loss of control over the use of substances. Dr. El-Asyouty is aware of the need to be very careful about using addictive medications in patients who are in recovery from addiction. Additionally, it is also important to recognize that people who are in recovery from depression and anxiety usually also require a change in the way that the individual processes feeling information, which Dr. El-Asyouty provides in a training program.
(805) 870-8046
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers video visits
Dr. El-Asyouty believes it’s important to not confuse the person with their illness. Alcoholism, substance abuse and chemical dependency are all diseases that affect the nervous system resulting in a loss of control over the use of substances. Dr. El-Asyouty is aware of the need to be very careful about using addictive medications in patients who are in recovery from addiction. Additionally, it is also important to recognize that people who are in recovery from depression and anxiety usually also require a change in the way that the individual processes feeling information, which Dr. El-Asyouty provides in a training program.
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Jill Norman
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Offers video visits
I am a double board certified child, adolescent and adult (general) psychiatrist with a focus on children, teens, young adults and adult mental health. I provide a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation then make recommendations for specific conditions including different therapeutic approaches and if necessary medication. I specialize in working with children/adolescents and focus on development, behavior, educational and social functioning. I work closely with parents or guardians to better understand the child/adolescent and most importantly to help them thrive.
(805) 243-0772
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Offers video visits
I am a double board certified child, adolescent and adult (general) psychiatrist with a focus on children, teens, young adults and adult mental health. I provide a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation then make recommendations for specific conditions including different therapeutic approaches and if necessary medication. I specialize in working with children/adolescents and focus on development, behavior, educational and social functioning. I work closely with parents or guardians to better understand the child/adolescent and most importantly to help them thrive.
The Focus Doc
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers video visits
Dr. Dave Auluck, M.D. is a 3rd generation physician, 2nd generation psychiatrist, and physician educator. He is passionate about improving the mental health treatment experience. His mission is to ensure personalized, industry-leading, preeminent care is accessible and affordable. He has worked with thousands of patients over the years and overseen program development for tens of thousands of others.
(805) 232-7379
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers video visits
Dr. Dave Auluck, M.D. is a 3rd generation physician, 2nd generation psychiatrist, and physician educator. He is passionate about improving the mental health treatment experience. His mission is to ensure personalized, industry-leading, preeminent care is accessible and affordable. He has worked with thousands of patients over the years and overseen program development for tens of thousands of others.
Josephine McNary
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers video visits
I am a board-certified general psychiatrist with offices throughout the Los Angeles area and Santa Barbara. I also offer tele-psychiatry services. I see a variety of patients in my outpatient practice. I provide medication management. Learn more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq2tAiFIv5o and https://www.calpsychiatry.com. I am interested in the use of complementary medicine for mood and anxiety disorders. I am currently attending staff at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry, where I provide both inpatient psychiatry and consultation services.
(310) 935-0754
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers video visits
I am a board-certified general psychiatrist with offices throughout the Los Angeles area and Santa Barbara. I also offer tele-psychiatry services. I see a variety of patients in my outpatient practice. I provide medication management. Learn more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq2tAiFIv5o and https://www.calpsychiatry.com. I am interested in the use of complementary medicine for mood and anxiety disorders. I am currently attending staff at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry, where I provide both inpatient psychiatry and consultation services.
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Michael D Geis
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers video visits
Your attempts to live a life closer to the essence of who you are, to find the heart and soul of yourself is a quest I too am on. Realizing that in our attempts to ward off pain our familiar self became a walled-in fortress, we seek a way out and a way forward to who we really are. My own search for reconnection to the spirit of my life has taken the form of being a psychotherapist to those trapped in that fortress and, as a result, feeling more and more unreal.
(805) 324-6991
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers video visits
Your attempts to live a life closer to the essence of who you are, to find the heart and soul of yourself is a quest I too am on. Realizing that in our attempts to ward off pain our familiar self became a walled-in fortress, we seek a way out and a way forward to who we really are. My own search for reconnection to the spirit of my life has taken the form of being a psychotherapist to those trapped in that fortress and, as a result, feeling more and more unreal.
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Patrick Sassoon
Psychiatrist, MD, MS Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers video visits
My approach is based on integrative psychiatry, which uses medications, therapy and complementary medicine to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. I address the combined impact of sleep, lifestyle, relationships, nutrition and chronic medical conditions on well-being, and use cutting edge tools like genetic testing to guide personalized treatment with medication and supplements. I consider the patient’s cultural background in my assessments and I can provide treatment in Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. My goal is to help my patients create lasting changes and build vitality, resilience and purpose in life.
(424) 581-1088
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers video visits
My approach is based on integrative psychiatry, which uses medications, therapy and complementary medicine to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. I address the combined impact of sleep, lifestyle, relationships, nutrition and chronic medical conditions on well-being, and use cutting edge tools like genetic testing to guide personalized treatment with medication and supplements. I consider the patient’s cultural background in my assessments and I can provide treatment in Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. My goal is to help my patients create lasting changes and build vitality, resilience and purpose in life.
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Margaret Haglund
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers video visits
I trained at Columbia and UCLA, and am double Board Certified in Adult and Addiction psychiatry. I completed additional post-graduate training in the UCLA Mood Disorders Fellowship, gaining expertise in depression, bipolar disorder, and treatment resistant conditions. I also have expertise in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, having been selected as a fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association. I previously worked at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center as Assistant Professor and as Medical Director of a Collaborative Care Initiative designed to address the needs of primary care and Ob-Gyn patients.
(310) 935-0754
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers video visits
I trained at Columbia and UCLA, and am double Board Certified in Adult and Addiction psychiatry. I completed additional post-graduate training in the UCLA Mood Disorders Fellowship, gaining expertise in depression, bipolar disorder, and treatment resistant conditions. I also have expertise in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, having been selected as a fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association. I previously worked at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center as Assistant Professor and as Medical Director of a Collaborative Care Initiative designed to address the needs of primary care and Ob-Gyn patients.
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Alexis Meshi
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Offers video visits
Receive care from the comfort of your home! Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, or attention and focus difficulties? Are your symptoms causing problems in your life? Are your relationships being affected? Are you not able to work to your potential? Are you unsatisfied in life and want to make major positive changes? Or are you doing well but want to further optimize your life situation? If you or a loved one suffer from emotional or mental distress, you have come to the right place. Welcome to my practice. I look forward meeting you and your loved ones and making your world a happier and a better place.
(949) 528-4283
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Offers video visits
Receive care from the comfort of your home! Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, or attention and focus difficulties? Are your symptoms causing problems in your life? Are your relationships being affected? Are you not able to work to your potential? Are you unsatisfied in life and want to make major positive changes? Or are you doing well but want to further optimize your life situation? If you or a loved one suffer from emotional or mental distress, you have come to the right place. Welcome to my practice. I look forward meeting you and your loved ones and making your world a happier and a better place.
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Brian S. Taylor
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Offers video visits
As a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, I see adults and adolescents ages 16 and older who desire evaluation and treatment of their mental health issue(s) regardless of complexity. I offer a complete psychiatric evaluation, including a psychosocial assessment and make recommendations for you based on evidence-based practice guidelines. I have previously worked in the community mental health setting serving the seriously and persistently mentally ill populations of the Bay Area and Southern California. Psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic strategies are tailored to relieve the distressing symptoms impacting your life and well-being.
(805) 978-8146
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Offers video visits
As a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, I see adults and adolescents ages 16 and older who desire evaluation and treatment of their mental health issue(s) regardless of complexity. I offer a complete psychiatric evaluation, including a psychosocial assessment and make recommendations for you based on evidence-based practice guidelines. I have previously worked in the community mental health setting serving the seriously and persistently mentally ill populations of the Bay Area and Southern California. Psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic strategies are tailored to relieve the distressing symptoms impacting your life and well-being.
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Jane Li
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers video visits
I'm a board-certified, UCLA-trained adult psychiatrist who can provide for patients medication management, psychotherapy, or both. I treat a range of problems including depression, anxiety, bipolar, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, eating disorders, etc.
(805) 283-6074
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers video visits
I'm a board-certified, UCLA-trained adult psychiatrist who can provide for patients medication management, psychotherapy, or both. I treat a range of problems including depression, anxiety, bipolar, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, eating disorders, etc.
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Randall Bailey
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Offers video visits
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) 363-7016
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Offers video visits
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.
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WellPsyche Medical Group
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Offers video visits
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) 396-1190
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Offers video visits
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.
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Hee-Sang Lyu
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers video visits
My ideal patient is someone who is interested in approaching his or her issues from a multi-dimensional approach, which often involves combination of psychotherapy and medications, as warranted. I provide a comprehensive assessment of you as an individual, which includes potential diagnoses to guide treatment. I will tailor a treatment plan to target your specific concerns, which will integrate therapy, medications, and other strategies. If you already have a therapist, I can work with him or her together for your treatment needs.
(424) 359-1618
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers video visits
My ideal patient is someone who is interested in approaching his or her issues from a multi-dimensional approach, which often involves combination of psychotherapy and medications, as warranted. I provide a comprehensive assessment of you as an individual, which includes potential diagnoses to guide treatment. I will tailor a treatment plan to target your specific concerns, which will integrate therapy, medications, and other strategies. If you already have a therapist, I can work with him or her together for your treatment needs.
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Sandra Hah
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Offers video visits
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) 363-4454
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Offers video visits
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.
Martha Mathews Libster
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, APRNCNS, APHN-BC Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers video visits
Looking to relieve your stress and anxiety with greater balance in body and peace of mind? If you are seeking solution-focused, holistic coaching or counseling, I would love to listen and help you find the power within you to heal, make meaning of your life, and sort out your challenges. Lets have a cup of tea or coffee together! Herbal medicine is my speciality and I can teach you precision Self-care with herbs too. I also specialize in care / communication with infants (pre-natal to age 5) and their caregivers and spirituality - especially near death and out of body experience. I also enjoy offering nurses clinical supervision.
(262) 214-3886
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers video visits
Looking to relieve your stress and anxiety with greater balance in body and peace of mind? If you are seeking solution-focused, holistic coaching or counseling, I would love to listen and help you find the power within you to heal, make meaning of your life, and sort out your challenges. Lets have a cup of tea or coffee together! Herbal medicine is my speciality and I can teach you precision Self-care with herbs too. I also specialize in care / communication with infants (pre-natal to age 5) and their caregivers and spirituality - especially near death and out of body experience. I also enjoy offering nurses clinical supervision.
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VirtualPsychiatricCare.com
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Offers video visits
Accepting new patients via telehealth visits for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. I treat anyone suffering with depression, anxiety, or any other mental health issue that is adversely affecting optimal functioning at work, deterring their best social self, or preventing being fully present for loved ones. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment in our website today. Evening and weekend hours are available. We offer affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $249, Follow-ups are $99.
(714) 909-2622
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Offers video visits
Accepting new patients via telehealth visits for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. I treat anyone suffering with depression, anxiety, or any other mental health issue that is adversely affecting optimal functioning at work, deterring their best social self, or preventing being fully present for loved ones. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment in our website today. Evening and weekend hours are available. We offer affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $249, Follow-ups are $99.
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Howard K Gershenfeld
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Offers video visits
Are you struggling with anxiety (Panic, Social Anxiety, OCD, GAD / Worry, Phobia) issues? Is distress from uncertainty, lack of energy, poor sleep, worries, irritability, & decreased pleasure wearing you down? If these issues are interferring with your life, then please consider investing in yourself & getting a thorough evaluation. Indeed, therapy may be your best choice. If it works for you, it will be one of the best investments you ever make. And yet, too many people unnecessarily suffer due to wishful thinking, delays, minimization, shame, & partial improvements, while not getting completely well. I suggest getting help now.
(805) 243-1449
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Offers video visits
Are you struggling with anxiety (Panic, Social Anxiety, OCD, GAD / Worry, Phobia) issues? Is distress from uncertainty, lack of energy, poor sleep, worries, irritability, & decreased pleasure wearing you down? If these issues are interferring with your life, then please consider investing in yourself & getting a thorough evaluation. Indeed, therapy may be your best choice. If it works for you, it will be one of the best investments you ever make. And yet, too many people unnecessarily suffer due to wishful thinking, delays, minimization, shame, & partial improvements, while not getting completely well. I suggest getting help now.

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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara, 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. Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara, 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 Santa Barbara, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in Santa Barbara as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( Santa Barbara). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.