Bipolar Disorder Psychiatrists in Solana Beach, CA

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Jordan Blaine
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
Exclusively focused on mental health issues, Bonmente treats a myriad of psychiatric conditions including anxiety, depression, ADHD, sleep disorders, postpartum depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder , panic attacks, and OCD.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS - We know asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be.
(858) 251-6239
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Riz Ahmad
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Exclusively focused on mental health issues, Bonmente treats a myriad of psychiatric conditions including anxiety, depression, ADHD, sleep disorders, postpartum depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder , panic attacks, and OCD.
Bonmente knows asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be.
(657) 325-8756
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Jamie Sanders
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
Verified
Hi, my name is Jamie. I'm a psychiatric nurse practitioner which means generally people see me for medication evaluations and management to improve their mental health. My role is not limited to prescribing and I am a strong believer in the benefit of psychotherapy. My approach is very patient-centered and I am creative in integrating a variety of approaches, utilizing both medication and psychotherapeutic modalities, in my work with patients. My approach to medication management is founded in neurochemistry and neurobiology, tailored to each individual and their symptoms.
(858) 533-0894
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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$300 per session
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Pavel Ksendz
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) specialized in treating mood, anxiety, cognitive, trauma-related, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. I am a strong proponent of the philosophy that health is multifactorial, made up of physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual facets. I value taking a collaborative approach with clients to create a thorough, individualized treatment plan that best meets their specific needs and goals. I have a long-held passion for mental healthcare and have worked with individuals of all ages in a variety of settings within psychiatry.
(858) 251-9556
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Rita Onwenna
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Verified
Dr. Rita Onwenna is an experienced and a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Dr. Onwenna completed her doctorate degree in nursing practice at Walden University. She received her post doctorate certificate as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner from Bradman University. She obtained her master’s degrees in nursing with emphasis in family nurse practitioner and school health credential from California State University, Long Beach.
(562) 548-7007
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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$205 (individual)$205 (couples)
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Sandy Hah
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life. 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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Joecoline Nwachukwu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Verified
Hi there, I'm Joecolin. Are you overwhelmed with emotional and mental health issues?
(858) 768-8573
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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$110 per session
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WellPsyche Medical Group
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
(424) 363-4991
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Adel Mostafavi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
(424) 363-4654
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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WellPsyche Medical Group
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
(424) 374-0250
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Holly Bechard
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, EdD, PMHNP, DNP
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
(424) 329-5944
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Sandra Hah
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life. 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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Casandra Moyer
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
(424) 365-8431
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Katrina Pratcher
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Verified
Hi. How are you? I'm Katrina, and I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. As you know, many people in this nation and around the world are experiencing psychological and mental discomfort. Our society is struggling because of inflation, strange new diseases, increase in crime and a multitude of other situations that impact out lives, thoughts relationships and overall ability to grow and live productive lives.
(858) 544-3342
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
$200 per session
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Min Cen
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Verified
A little bit about me: I have been practicing as a PMHNP for 3 years. I have been practicing as a FNP for 5 years. In the past, I had been operating my own restaurant for about 20 years. I am always passionate about helping people. I love what I am doing.
(442) 233-8313
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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$120 per session
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WellPsyche Medical Group
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life. 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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Laura Wakil
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I am board certified in psychiatry and neurology, and 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 believe in integrative care . 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. ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS AT THIS TIME.
(415) 682-6443
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Nina Chandler
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
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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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.
(760) 313-9209
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Solana Beach, CA 92075
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$250 per session
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Sharon Anthony
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can be hard but it’s the struggle that unites us. When we are in the midst of hardship it can be difficult to reach out for help. It is this knowledge that compels me to be a source of support to my clients. It is this understanding that motivates my empathy. Science teaches us of the interconnectedness of the mind and body and the benefits of community. Therefore, a holistic approach which addresses physical, emotional, spiritual, and social wellbeing along with medication evaluation can be the most healing for mental health.
(760) 965-7131
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Bipolar Disorder Psychiatrists

What is the most successful approach to treating bipolar disorder?

Living with bipolar disorder can be challenging, and a number of therapies have been found effective in providing support to patients as they gain the skills to understand and manage the disorder. Family-focused therapy is often helpful for children and teens (the majority of cases develop before age 19); it aims to minimize mood cycling by improving family communication and reducing conflict. It also helps young people navigate the developmental challenges the disorder can create. Cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) and variants such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) help patients manage the thoughts and feelings that influence bipolar mood swings as well as develop specific behavioral strategies to counteract them.

What happens in therapy for bipolar disorder?

Because the patterns of mood switching and its triggers differ for each person and can change over time, mood tracking or monitoring becomes a basic way patients learn about the nature of their condition. One of the most common features of therapy is finding a workable method of mood monitoring, in which patients track their daily activities and rate their moods, then use the findings to adjust routines accordingly. Patients learn ways of handling the many stresses that arise in life so that they do not trigger mood swings.

What kinds of problems does therapy help with?

Like many other mental health disorders, BPD is heavily influenced by stress; therapy provides skills for coping with stressors of all kinds. Therapy is extremely important for helping individuals identify the situations that may trigger mood switching, so that mood swings can be prevented. Therapy may especially target recognition of the early stages of mood change so that they can be managed. In addition, therapy helps patients deal with the significant amount of turbulence the disorder can create in relationships and in work life.

What is the goal of therapy for bipolar disorder?

Therapy helps patients set up their lives to maintain stability so that their mood isn’t constantly threatened by daily events. Perhaps the first task of therapy is to educate people about the nature of the disorder. At the same time, a primary goal of therapy is to enhance adherence to drug treatment. Extended periods of mood stability can prompt patients to discontinue medication, triggering relapse, while the early phases of manic episodes can feel so energizing that patients stop medication, ushering in full-blown mania and the altered self-perception that can lead to destructive behaviors. Another major goal of therapy is to understand one’s mood patterns so as to minimize both the frequency and intensity of mood cycling.




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.