Psychiatrists in Santa Maria, CA

Photo of Welby Nielsen, Psychiatrist in Santa Maria, CA
Welby Nielsen
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Verified
Welby Nielsen D.O. sees people of all ages as part of his practice with Mindpath Health. He focuses on wellness promotion and improving the quality of life for each person he helps. At some point in the course of treatment, there will likely be a discussion on the ways nutrition, exercise, and sleep can help promote wellness and happiness. He also utilizes telemedicine in many of his patients to improve access to care. Many of the people he treats are on medications, but some are not.
(805) 316-7092
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Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Dr. Ronil Shah
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Shah is welcoming new patients for video appointments. As a Board-certified M.D. psychiatrist, he specializes in assessing and treating anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD and other psychiatric issues. A holistic provider, he combines non-pharmacologic approaches - including psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy - in addition to medication. He utilizes such therapeutic modalities in medication management appointments as well as dedicated therapy sessions. Consequently, patients benefit from well-integrated treatment that is both systematic and thorough.
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Santa Maria, CA 93454
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VirtualPsychiatricCare.com
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
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.
(408) 716-3819
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Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Online Psychiatrists

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Purificacion-Hency Marquez
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Purificacion-Hency B. Marquez is a compassionate, experienced, and passionate medical health practitioner with a vast experience in psychiatry dating back from her years in medical school. She was a psychiatric nurse prior to being a full-fledged psychiatrist. Being a psychiatrist entails a lot of patience and empathy, of which Dr. Marquez has nurtured and learned a lot of, from her varied work experiences dealing with patients of all ages, of varied conditions and of diverse cultural backgrounds.
(424) 433-4179
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Bakersfield, CA 93309
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Murat Akalin
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dr. Murat Akalin is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Family Medicine. He treats adults, children and adolescents. He is expertly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric illness, including use of medications. He uses exercise, nutrition, behavioral, social and environmental interventions to help his patients, as well as medication when needed. You may visit our website at www.DrAkalin.com for more information about our services.
(760) 615-5036
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Albert Ma
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Being a psychiatrist for 20 plus years, I have learned that a trusting relationship with a patient is more important than any cutting edge medication. The best medication will become outdated in 10 years or less. But a doctor's compassion will never go out of style.
(661) 208-3779
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Bakersfield, CA 93311
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Jill Norman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
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
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Verified
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.
(888) 832-9635
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Jane Li
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
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
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Family Psychiatry - Counseling & Wellness
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Psychiatric Treatment & Counseling for the Whole family. We have a Multidisciplinary Team of Psychiatrist, Nurse Practitioners & Psychotherapists We perform Psychiatric Assessments & Treatment of ADHD in Adults and Children, Anxiety Disorders ( Panic attacks, Generalized Anxiety, OCD ) Depressive Disorders ( Major Depression), Bipolar Disorder, Substance Abuse Disorders Etc. We combine conventional medical treatment with non-medication treatments like Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation ( TMS ) for Severe depression for patients who don't respond well to Medications.
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Oxnard, CA 93036
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VirtualPsychiatricCare.com
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
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.
(657) 286-7044
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Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Howard K Gershenfeld
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified
Verified
Don't let stress, anxiety, depression issues hold you back. Is distress, demoralization, or limiting beliefs wearing you down? If these issues are interferring with your life, then please consider investing in yourself & getting help. Indeed, therapy may be your best choice. If it works for you, it will be among the best investments you ever make. And yet, too many people unnecessarily suffer due to wishful thinking, delays, insecurity, shame, & partial improvements, while not getting completely well. Start getting help and a check up now.
(805) 243-1449
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Goleta, CA 93117
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Darrow Thom
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Thom is a general psychiatrist who has a holistic and humanistic perspective in working with adolescents and adults. He completed undergraduate education at Stanford University and medical school training at Tufts University in Boston. His psychiatric internship and residency were at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he was chief resident. Dr. Thom practiced in the Seattle area before coming with his wife and children to San Luis Obispo in 2016. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry and has a broad range of experience in helping people manage depression, anxiety, bipolar illness, psychosis, and attention deficit disorders.
(805) 316-7346
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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April Bodily
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
Verified
I care deeply about my clients and I believe that working together is the best way to find the most effective medication regimen for each client. Active listening is so important and I strive to make sure that every client feels heard, valued and respected.
(661) 466-4257
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Bakersfield, CA 93308
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Eric Hixon
Physician Assistant, PA
Verified
Verified
My care philosophy is that patients should always be placed at the center of their medical care, knowing that each patient I care for is complex and unique. I appreciate it when patients take the time to share all pertinent medical and life experiences both past and present so that I can provide the best care possible.
(805) 410-1303
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Traci Babcock
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced board-certified nurse practitioner for 23 years. I accept most major insurances. I work with Family Psychological Services, a Regional Behavioral Health Center. I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I work with adolescents and adults ages 17 and up. I have provided direct services through Cedars-Sinai Hospital, USC, and other major neuropsychiatric departments for psychiatric evaluation and medication management for patients with mental health disorders, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, and critical care.
(805) 232-7943
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Patrick Sassoon
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Verified
Verified
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
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Daniel Jon Kostalnick
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
CNS Medical Group, APMC is an independent psychiatric medical practice that offers a comprehensive and individualized approach to whole person health and wellness in a confidential private practice setting. Our patients include adolescents, adults and families with an emphasis on both medical management and psychotherapy.
(925) 481-5408
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Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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VirtualPsychiatricCare.com
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
Accepting new patients via telehealth visits in Rhode Island 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. 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
(805) 232-7529
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Oxnard, CA 93030
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Alexis Meshi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
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) 518-3160
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Bakersfield, CA 93301
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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

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