Autism Psychiatrists in Solana Beach, CA

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Sandra Hah
Psychiatrist, MD
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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) 363-4052
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Adel Mostafavi
Psychiatrist, MD
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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) 363-4654
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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WellPsyche Medical Group
Psychiatrist, MD
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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) 374-0250
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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WellPsyche Medical Group
Psychiatrist, MD
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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) 363-4991
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Casandra Moyer
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP
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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) 365-8431
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Andrea Mann
Psychiatrist, DO
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My practice is focused on providing high quality psychotherapy. I have an open, integrative approach with experience working with a wide range of ages, disorders, and cultural backgrounds. I have a special interest in helping young children (ages 2-12) and their parents with disruptive behaviors and anxiety disorders, and helping adults navigate professional and personal relationships.
(858) 923-4769
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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$250 per session
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Holly Bechard
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, EdD, PMHNP, DNP
Verified
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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) 329-5944
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Sandy Hah
Psychiatrist, MD
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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) 396-1216
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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WellPsyche Medical Group
Psychiatrist, MD
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Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life. Dr. Hah is triple board certified in child and adolescent, adult, and forensic psychiatry.
(424) 349-5155
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Nina Chandler
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
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Nina Chandler is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with a passion for connecting with her patients to provide the best care possible. She understands that your mental health is crucial to all aspects of life and is dedicated to collaborating with you to deliver a uniquely tailored treatment plan. She enjoys patients of all ages but has a special interest in adolescence and women’s health.
(858) 358-6519
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Anushree Parashar
Psychiatrist, MD
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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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Encinitas, CA 92024
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$200 per session
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Jack Perlov
Psychiatrist, MD
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Perlov has extensive experience in outpatient psychiatric settings where he cared for patients of all ages and most diagnoses including but not limited to: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Autism , as well as, physician and therapist “burnout”.
Jack Perlov, M.D. is a board certified psychiatrist with over 30 years of experience as a University professor, psychotherapist and treating all ages and most conditions. He attended medical school at The University of Manitoba and went on to complete his psychiatric residency at the McMaster University Medical Center and University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Perlov completed his Child and Adolescent fellowship at the University of Toronto, where he also served as a Chief Resident at the Hospital for Sick Children.
(858) 263-0903
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La Jolla, CA 92037
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Mark Melden
Psychiatrist, DO, FABPN
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Our numerous specialties include the following: MOOD, ANXIETY, Bipolar, Panic disorder, GERIATRIC DISORDERS, CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DISORDERS, ADD/ADHD, PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS, Schizophrenia and Schizophrenic, POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER and TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, AUTISM and ASPERGER disorders, FORENSIC EVALUATIONS, Testamentary Changes, Disability Evaluations, Capacity Evaluations for Lanterman-Petris Short (LPS) and Probate Conservatorship, NEURO-PSYCHIATRIC TESTING, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, Memory Loss and Cognitive Dysfunctions, SUBSTANCE AND ALCOHOL Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Suboxone Prescribers for Opiate Dependence, WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM
(619) 432-6510
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Del Mar, CA 92014
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$250 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Joseph Modestus
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN, APRN, MBA
Verified
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I have always been interested in people, their stories, and what motivates them. My initial curiosity led to a desire and interest in the mental health field. I advocate for mental health awareness to debunk misconception the general public has about mental health . I’m committed in my quest for total education to public at -large to this issue . I’m also committed to equal access to mental health . so believe in excellence , compassion, collaboration to achieve access and delivery of best care to my clients and their families . I’m a excellent listener and easy to work with . I’m here for you to help achieve results .
(213) 699-9430
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La Jolla, CA 92037
$105 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Kristin Lulich
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
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Dr. Lulich is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, providing care to children, adolescents, and adults. She received her MSN and DNP from the University of San Diego, and is an NEI Master Psychopharmacologist. Her experience has encompassed a variety of settings and specialties including inpatient, outpatient, crisis stabilization, consult-liaison psychiatry, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). She has a strong belief in holistic care and creates individualized treatment plans using combinations of pharmacotherapy and individual therapy as well as complimentary and alternative approaches.
(858) 212-0924
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San Diego, CA 92122
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Lauren Prasek
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
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I believe in an integrative and holistic approach to treating the mind and body. Together we will collaborate through the use of evidence-based medication management, complimentary treatments and lifestyle management in order to address concerns and achieve your goals. As we work together you can expect a comprehensive but compassionate experience. I am board certified to treat children, adolescents and adults of all ages and have experience working with a variety of cultural backgrounds. I strive to foster a comfortable and trusting atmosphere for patients.
(619) 771-0505
San Diego, CA 92121
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David R. Ruecker
Psychiatrist, MD
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Thanks for checking out my psychology today website. To quickly start the consultation process click on the "website" button just below my photo. I have medical board certifications in both child/adolescent and adult psychiatry. I'm glad that you are starting down the road towards improvement. I hope I can help guide you down that path with my expertise. As a medical doctor, I provide a unique patient opportunity for improvement with pharmaceuticals and can offer a wide perspective on other interventions. Together we can hopefully find the best possible path for you. Looking forward to guiding you towards happier horizons.
(760) 292-9043
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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WellPsyche Medical Group
Psychiatrist, MD
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Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
(424) 287-1347
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San Diego, CA 92130
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Sheila Cai
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Cai has worked in various clinical settings throughout her career. It is her belief that the essence of psychiatric treatment should focus on the therapeutic alliance, integrated biological, psychosocial, and wellness approach to achieve optimal function for her patients. She served as the medical director for a residential treatment center and worked in an adult inpatient psychiatric hospital as well as psychiatric consultation services for a medical facility. She was a faculty member of the MIHS Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program, where she taught psychopharmacology and supervised fellows for over 12 years.
(858) 240-1422
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Carlsbad, CA 92011
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Todd Benjamin Young
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Young is a board-certified psychiatrist serving the communities of Northern San Diego County, with offices conveniently located in Encinitas. He has extensive experience treating children, adolescents, and adults, both in outpatient and acute care settings. Areas of focus include mood and anxiety disorders, addictions, ADHD, psychotic disorders, trauma-related conditions, behavioral disorders, and many others.Primary treatment modalities include psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy, using applied principles of psychodynamic psychiatry, functional medicine, nutrition, healthy relationships, personal development and lifestyle design
(760) 313-3762
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Autism Psychiatrists

What is the most effective treatment for autism?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has come to be considered the standard treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder, and research has confirmed its effectiveness for many children. Therapists trained in ABA techniques work with children (and their parents) on developing social skills, communication and learning abilities, and everyday habits of hygiene and grooming. The clinician will tailor their program to the child’s particular need but the overarching goal will be to help them advance as far as possible toward independence based on their level of symptoms and decrease the need for additional special services. Families should seek a mental health professional specifically trained in ABA, and holding special certification in the technique, who has extensive experience not only with the approach but in using it with children with the same level of symptoms as the child who needs care.

How does ABA work?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) sessions, which typically focus on positive reinforcement, can be intensive, lasting two or more hours several times a week, and continuing for two years or more. Therapists can also be expected to ask parents to take an active role in reinforcing lessons. Research has found that the technique can lead to major improvements that decrease the need for additional special services.

How does treatment for autism work?

Therapy sessions based on Applied Behavior Analysis will likely be frequent, intensive, and highly structured. After a thorough assessment, a therapist will help a child understand and develop skills in a range of areas, including communication, motor skills, social skills, self-care, play, and academic skills, as well as routines of daily living like hygiene. Typically, the therapist will help a child break down the components of a behavior—often referred to as the antecedent (what prompts an action), the behavior, and the consequence(what immediately follows)—and then reward the child at every step, while also asking parents to reinforce the lessons, and the rewards, throughout the day. This core therapy may be supplemented by occupational or speech therapy, and antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anticonvulsants may be prescribed to address specific severe symptoms.

How long does therapy for autism take?

Some people with autism spectrum disorder may be engaged in some level of therapy for many years, but research shows that treatment will be most effective if it is begun early and delivered intensively. When therapy begins by age 3, children tend to be better able to grasp and adopt the skills needed to manage everyday life, including attending school and establishing social relationships. This type of early-intervention treatment regimen is highly structured, typically involving 20 to 40 hours of one-on-one therapy per week, along with additional hours of engagement managed by parents, for a period of two years of more, although the duration of treatment is dependent on the child’s level of symptoms and pace of progress.




About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

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