Psychiatrists in California

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Photo of Nishi Bhopal, Psychiatrist in California
Nishi Bhopal
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94133  (Online Only)
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Another late night trying to catch up. Setting boundaries is tough because you don’t want to let your team down, but the workload keeps piling up and your personal life is suffering. It’s hard to relax, your mind is on overdrive, and restful sleep feels like a thing of the past. Imposter syndrome is creeping in and you try to work even harder, but it’s taking a toll on your physical and mental health. Anxiety, fatigue, restlessness, and digestive problems are a daily occurrence. You know you’re not on your A game but you don’t know where to start. Medications might be helpful, but you want more than just a prescription for pills.
Another late night trying to catch up. Setting boundaries is tough because you don’t want to let your team down, but the workload keeps piling up and your personal life is suffering. It’s hard to relax, your mind is on overdrive, and restful sleep feels like a thing of the past. Imposter syndrome is creeping in and you try to work even harder, but it’s taking a toll on your physical and mental health. Anxiety, fatigue, restlessness, and digestive problems are a daily occurrence. You know you’re not on your A game but you don’t know where to start. Medications might be helpful, but you want more than just a prescription for pills.
(415) 942-5037 View (415) 942-5037
Photo of Dr. Monica Federoff, Psychiatrist in California
Dr. Monica Federoff
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Thank you for your interest in my practice. I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist practicing at the CalPsychiatry San Diego La Jolla office. I am passionate about treating patients holistically with a variety of psychiatric disorders including mood and anxiety disorders, women’s reproductive mental health, sleep disorders, OCD and ADHD. I value a personalized yet integrative approach to patient care and wellness, including both behavioral and pharmacologic based treatments. I obtained my MD from UC Irvine, PhD in Neurogenetics from University College London and completed my Psychiatry residency training at UC San Diego.
Thank you for your interest in my practice. I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist practicing at the CalPsychiatry San Diego La Jolla office. I am passionate about treating patients holistically with a variety of psychiatric disorders including mood and anxiety disorders, women’s reproductive mental health, sleep disorders, OCD and ADHD. I value a personalized yet integrative approach to patient care and wellness, including both behavioral and pharmacologic based treatments. I obtained my MD from UC Irvine, PhD in Neurogenetics from University College London and completed my Psychiatry residency training at UC San Diego.
(858) 901-8386 View (858) 901-8386
Photo of Sara Royal, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in California
Sara Royal
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92122
I can't wait to meet you! I want to get to know my patients and their goals so that together we may develop a treatment plan to meet their needs.
I can't wait to meet you! I want to get to know my patients and their goals so that together we may develop a treatment plan to meet their needs.
(858) 282-0377 View (858) 282-0377
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Private In Home Detox - Detox Concierge
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
When discretion and comfort matter most, we're here for you. At Detox Concierge, we understand addiction is a personal thing. Having to fight this battle every day is exhausting, you don't need a public audience following every step of your recovery journey. We offer effective and discreet treatment in the privacy of your own home. With around-the-clock care by licensed professionals and customized treatment plans tailored specifically to the patient, our goal is to provide a safe and comfortable detox experience in the safety of the patients own home with a focus on recovery and not status. Addiction is a personal journey. Reach out today we're here to help. Www.detoxconcierge.com
When discretion and comfort matter most, we're here for you. At Detox Concierge, we understand addiction is a personal thing. Having to fight this battle every day is exhausting, you don't need a public audience following every step of your recovery journey. We offer effective and discreet treatment in the privacy of your own home. With around-the-clock care by licensed professionals and customized treatment plans tailored specifically to the patient, our goal is to provide a safe and comfortable detox experience in the safety of the patients own home with a focus on recovery and not status. Addiction is a personal journey. Reach out today we're here to help. Www.detoxconcierge.com
(310) 235-3897 View (310) 235-3897
Photo of Richard A Oliva, Psychiatrist in California
Richard A Oliva
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94129
New practice opening summer 2023! Richard A Oliva, MD is a board-certified Psychiatrist, graduate of UCSF Psychiatry and USC School of Medicine. Now offering private practice with in-person visits located in San Francisco's beautiful Presidio. Perfect for adults looking for outpatient psychiatry for medication evaluations, ongoing prescribing, psychotherapy and more.
New practice opening summer 2023! Richard A Oliva, MD is a board-certified Psychiatrist, graduate of UCSF Psychiatry and USC School of Medicine. Now offering private practice with in-person visits located in San Francisco's beautiful Presidio. Perfect for adults looking for outpatient psychiatry for medication evaluations, ongoing prescribing, psychotherapy and more.
(415) 918-5521 View (415) 918-5521
Photo of Uju Osagie, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in California
Uju Osagie
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045  (Online Only)
I am a doctoral-prepared nurse practitioner with dual board certification: Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificate. I have over 23 years of extensive nursing experience in critical care, behavioral health, and addiction.
I am a doctoral-prepared nurse practitioner with dual board certification: Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificate. I have over 23 years of extensive nursing experience in critical care, behavioral health, and addiction.
(424) 587-0752 View (424) 587-0752
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Karla Benzl
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
I enjoy working with a diverse population of adults, and have extensive experience treating mood and anxiety disorders. I have additional expertise in women's mental health. My goal first and foremost is to develop a strong connection with my patients. I seek to understand each individual's life story and current circumstances to best understand how I can help. I am thorough in my assessment and mindful of your preferences.
I enjoy working with a diverse population of adults, and have extensive experience treating mood and anxiety disorders. I have additional expertise in women's mental health. My goal first and foremost is to develop a strong connection with my patients. I seek to understand each individual's life story and current circumstances to best understand how I can help. I am thorough in my assessment and mindful of your preferences.
(949) 787-2048 View (949) 787-2048
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Craig Fisher
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I use joint decision making with you on achieving your mental health goals. I work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and goals. My specialty is in the treatment, diagnosis, and medication management of mental health disorders. I am committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome and will work collaboratively with your therapist and other providers for you to receive the best treatment and benefits of medication management.
I use joint decision making with you on achieving your mental health goals. I work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and goals. My specialty is in the treatment, diagnosis, and medication management of mental health disorders. I am committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome and will work collaboratively with your therapist and other providers for you to receive the best treatment and benefits of medication management.
(805) 622-2916 View (805) 622-2916
Photo of Aline Bales, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in California
Aline Bales
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93314  (Online Only)
Dr. Aline Bales, DNP, PMHNP-BC, is dedicated to providing personalized, empathetic care for all psychiatric and mental health issues. Her unique blend of expertise in diagnosis, medication management, and a range of therapeutic modalities ensures a comprehensive, tailored approach to your mental health journey. My current rates per session: $100.00 Psychiatric Medication Management- 20 min, $260.00 Psychotherapy- 55 min, $300.00 Psychotherapy and Medication Managment- 60 - 75 min
Dr. Aline Bales, DNP, PMHNP-BC, is dedicated to providing personalized, empathetic care for all psychiatric and mental health issues. Her unique blend of expertise in diagnosis, medication management, and a range of therapeutic modalities ensures a comprehensive, tailored approach to your mental health journey. My current rates per session: $100.00 Psychiatric Medication Management- 20 min, $260.00 Psychotherapy- 55 min, $300.00 Psychotherapy and Medication Managment- 60 - 75 min
(661) 338-5924 View (661) 338-5924
Photo of Amy Blood, Psychiatrist in California
Amy Blood
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92612
I treat a variety of patients, but I particularly enjoy helping people who are going through a stressful time in their life, such as a relationship transition, and need extra support. I have a collaborative approach and will work with you toward any goals that you set, or refer you to someone who can. I work primarily over video and can see anyone in the state of California or Arizona, but I also offer in-person appointments to those near Irvine. I do not provide emergency care.
I treat a variety of patients, but I particularly enjoy helping people who are going through a stressful time in their life, such as a relationship transition, and need extra support. I have a collaborative approach and will work with you toward any goals that you set, or refer you to someone who can. I work primarily over video and can see anyone in the state of California or Arizona, but I also offer in-person appointments to those near Irvine. I do not provide emergency care.
(949) 773-9207 View (949) 773-9207
Photo of Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy, Psychiatrist in California
Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340  (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.
(209) 270-6193 View (209) 270-6193
Photo of Leyla Mallak, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in California
Leyla Mallak
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
I am a dedicated Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a specialization in anxiety, depression, ADHD, and mood disorders. With a passion for mental health, I offer a comprehensive range of services, including various types of psychotherapy, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), expertise in addressing marital, relationship, and familial conflicts. My commitment to adhering to the latest advancements in psychiatric care ensures that I provide the best possible care.
I am a dedicated Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a specialization in anxiety, depression, ADHD, and mood disorders. With a passion for mental health, I offer a comprehensive range of services, including various types of psychotherapy, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), expertise in addressing marital, relationship, and familial conflicts. My commitment to adhering to the latest advancements in psychiatric care ensures that I provide the best possible care.
(310) 775-1866 View (310) 775-1866
Photo of Vanessa Naval, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in California
Vanessa Naval
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90248  (Online Only)
Vanessa Naval is a Nurse Practitioner Specialist in California. She graduated with honors in 2012. Having more than 10 years of diverse experiences, especially as a Nurse Practitioner. A compassionate results-driven healthcare professional with progressive experience in a wide variety of scopes.
Vanessa Naval is a Nurse Practitioner Specialist in California. She graduated with honors in 2012. Having more than 10 years of diverse experiences, especially as a Nurse Practitioner. A compassionate results-driven healthcare professional with progressive experience in a wide variety of scopes.
(424) 378-0731 View (424) 378-0731
Photo of Joshua Kayman, Psychiatrist in California
Joshua Kayman
Psychiatrist, MD, FASAM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
I’m a Psychiatrist specializing in Addiction, Sleep, Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, ADHD, and Psychosis. I see clients aged 16 and older in California. You can meet with me virtually. I do not take private insurance and I am happy to provide a superbill to submit to your provider. Please feel free to call for a 15 minute conversation to see if we are a good fit.
I’m a Psychiatrist specializing in Addiction, Sleep, Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, ADHD, and Psychosis. I see clients aged 16 and older in California. You can meet with me virtually. I do not take private insurance and I am happy to provide a superbill to submit to your provider. Please feel free to call for a 15 minute conversation to see if we are a good fit.
(510) 340-4602 View (510) 340-4602
Photo of Jonathan Allotey, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in California
Jonathan Allotey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bakersfield, CA 93309  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Online Psychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: www.pwpsychiatry.com/CA
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Online Psychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: www.pwpsychiatry.com/CA
(661) 438-0261 View (661) 438-0261
Photo of Michael Blumenfield, M.D., Psychiatrist in California
Michael Blumenfield, M.D.
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Woodland Hills, CA 91367  (Online Only)
I am a board certified psychiatrist and I specialize in psychotherapy with adults. I also prescribe medication, when indicated, either in combination with psychotherapy or alone. I work with people with a wide variety of symptoms for coming to see a psychiatrist. Every person is unique. I have worked with people from many different backgrounds, including the sports world, the entertainment industry, business, teaching, students, parenting and other settings. At present due to the pandemic I am only seeing patients remotely.You may be interested in a new book that I have recently published titled Shrinktalk ( available on Amazon)
I am a board certified psychiatrist and I specialize in psychotherapy with adults. I also prescribe medication, when indicated, either in combination with psychotherapy or alone. I work with people with a wide variety of symptoms for coming to see a psychiatrist. Every person is unique. I have worked with people from many different backgrounds, including the sports world, the entertainment industry, business, teaching, students, parenting and other settings. At present due to the pandemic I am only seeing patients remotely.You may be interested in a new book that I have recently published titled Shrinktalk ( available on Amazon)
(818) 564-4207 View (818) 564-4207
Photo of Madalyn Cosensci, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in California
Madalyn Cosensci
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Chula Vista, CA 91910  (Online Only)
As a California Licensed Psychiatric Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) my role is to diagnose and treat a diverse array of psychiatric ailments. With over seven years of experience in acute inpatient psychiatric hospitals, my approach to treatment is founded upon the principles of a collaborative team dynamic. My priority lies in alleviating suffering, enhancing resilience, and fostering long-term mental well-being for each patient under my care.
As a California Licensed Psychiatric Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) my role is to diagnose and treat a diverse array of psychiatric ailments. With over seven years of experience in acute inpatient psychiatric hospitals, my approach to treatment is founded upon the principles of a collaborative team dynamic. My priority lies in alleviating suffering, enhancing resilience, and fostering long-term mental well-being for each patient under my care.
(657) 300-4804 View (657) 300-4804
Photo of Smita Reddy, Psychiatrist in California
Smita Reddy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Roseville, CA 95661
Dr. Smita Reddy is an adult psychiatrist. She was born and raised in the southern part of India and is a fourth-generation physician in her family, but the first psychiatrist in the clan. Dr. Reddy is passionate about destigmatizing mental health globally.
Dr. Smita Reddy is an adult psychiatrist. She was born and raised in the southern part of India and is a fourth-generation physician in her family, but the first psychiatrist in the clan. Dr. Reddy is passionate about destigmatizing mental health globally.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
Photo of Nita Paintal, Psychiatrist in California
Nita Paintal
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
La Mesa, CA 91942
Dr. Nita Paintal is an adult and geriatric psychiatrist.
Dr. Nita Paintal is an adult and geriatric psychiatrist.
(619) 453-0114 View (619) 453-0114
Photo of Joshua Flatow, Psychiatrist in California
Joshua Flatow
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95131  (Online Only)
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) 396-2687 View (424) 396-2687

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Average cost per session

$300

Psychiatrists in California who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
92% Depression
80% Medication Management
76% ADHD
74% Trauma and PTSD
74% Bipolar Disorder
73% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
87% Cigna and Evernorth
83% Optum

How Psychiatrists in California see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

57% Female
42% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in California?

The Psychology Today Directory enables you to search specifically for psychiatrists, using the drop down provider menu in the navigation bar, by city or zip code, or by the name of the psychiatrist. Search results provide detailed profiles of professionals, including their treatment approach and areas of expertise. In addition, listings provide important information about each psychiatrist’s credentials, fees, payment options, and insurance affiliations. Directory users can select psychiatrists who meet an array of personally-desired criteria, such as familiarity with a specific community or condition.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

Psychiatrists are medical specialists who focus on understanding, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the brain and disorders of the mind and behavior. As physicians, psychiatrists are trained to recognize the often-subtle biological causes of mental disorders and to monitor the effects of mental disturbances on physical conditions, such as heart disease. Psychologists are especially attuned to the influence of early experience on development and behavior, emotional and cognitive processes, the nature of personality, and social functioning. They are also trained to deploy an array of psychological tests—IQ tests, personality tests, behavioral assessments—to gauge a person’s functioning.

What is a psychiatric nurse practitioner?

A psychiatric nurse practitioner, also known as a mental health nurse practitioner, is a registered nurse who completes advanced training in psychiatric care, earning either a master’s or doctoral degree in psychiatric nursing, and in the U.S., passes a national certification exam. Like psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions. In some locales, psychiatric nurse practitioners can offer the full range of psychiatric care, including prescribing and managing medication. In other places, they must work in collaboration with a physician.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed psychiatrist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors. All psychiatrists listed in the directory have a valid license issued by the state(s) in which they practice and are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some individuals or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

Can a psychiatrist prescribe medication?

Psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors who are trained to recognize the many ways body processes affect the functioning of the brain and mind. As physicians, they can prescribe medication. Patients who are prescribed medications will typically need to continue to see a psychiatrist so that the effects of the medication can be monitored. For many psychiatric conditions, including common disorders such as anxiety and depression, the preferred treatment is combination therapy—medication accompanied by psychotherapy.

Do psychiatrists offer therapy?

Psychiatrists are generally trained in a number of treatment modalities, including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and, increasingly, somatic therapies. Typically, psychiatrists make a diagnosis and determine a course of treatment based on chemical or biological factors, using lab tests, brain scans and physical and psychological evaluations. While psychotherapy may be used in the first session to aid in diagnosis, it is not typically utilized in subsequent visits. In fact, after the introductory session, most sessions with a psychiatrist may only be 15-20 minutes in length and are largely focused on medication management. Many psychiatrists who do not offer psychotherapy work collaboratively with psychologists and other mental health clinicians and can refer clients seeking talk therapy to those providers.

How do I know if I need a psychiatrist or a therapist?

It is not always easy to know which type of mental health practitioner to choose. Many people are unaware of the root of their mental or behavioral problem. One way many people learn which type of care is best for them is by seeing their primary care provider first. Depending on the nature and severity of the symptoms, the physician may review their medical history or perform medical tests to determine whether biological factors are involved before making a referral. It is not necessary for a person to know precisely what type of care they need in order to seek help. Many psychiatrists and psychologists refer clients to each other depending on client needs.

Do I need a referral to see a psychiatrist?

A referral to a psychiatrist is often not required. However, seeing your primary care physician first can be helpful and actually prove to be a shortcut to getting what you need. Your PCP may have a clear idea whether psychiatric help is needed and/or which kind of mental health care would be most beneficial and refer you to the right type of practitioner. For that reason alone, some psychiatrists require a referral. Further, many insurance plans require a referral from a PCP if they cover all of part of the cost of seeing a specialist; if, however, you are paying out of pocket, you may not need a referral. In any case, a referral may speed the process of securing an appointment with a psychiatrist, especially in areas where there is a shortage of mental health specialists and new patients face long waits for appointments.