Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am a board certified psychiatrist and scientist with over 10 years experience in the practice of evidence-based medicine. While I specialize in treating patients experiencing disturbed moods and poor impulse control (e.g. Bipolar disorder and ADHD), I treat nearly the full spectrum of psychiatric conditions. With expertise in psychiatry and neurobiology I provide patients with an individualized approach that combines the most effective tools including cognitive-behavioral therapy and state-of-the-art psychopharmacology."
Coaching
(310) 692-9011
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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"I am a board certified psychiatrist and scientist with over 10 years experience in the practice of evidence-based medicine. While I specialize in treating patients experiencing disturbed moods and poor impulse control (e.g. Bipolar disorder and ADHD), I treat nearly the full spectrum of psychiatric conditions. With expertise in psychiatry and neurobiology I provide patients with an individualized approach that combines the most effective tools including cognitive-behavioral therapy and state-of-the-art psychopharmacology."
MBMcenter.com, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Our clients come from all walks of life and may enter our program with trouble sleeping, depression, anxiety, apathy, a sense of numbness in life or even unresolved complex medical issues that doctors have failed to solve. Others feel stuck finding their way in relationships, family life and career."
Coaching
(310) 773-3511
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Coaching
"Our clients come from all walks of life and may enter our program with trouble sleeping, depression, anxiety, apathy, a sense of numbness in life or even unresolved complex medical issues that doctors have failed to solve. Others feel stuck finding their way in relationships, family life and career."
The Happiness Psychiatrist®: Sheenie Ambardar M.D., Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Welcome! Dr. Ambardar is a Top Doctor in Psychiatry as honored by Los Angeles Magazine. Dr. Ambardar graduated with Honors in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, received her M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, completed a research fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and did her Psychiatry residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan. She has been in practice in LA for over 10 years and was awarded the Compassionate Doctor Award 5 times in a row and was twice named a "Super Doctor Rising Star" in Los Angeles Magazine’s annual “Best of LA” edition."
Coaching
(424) 888-5610
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Coaching
"Welcome! Dr. Ambardar is a Top Doctor in Psychiatry as honored by Los Angeles Magazine. Dr. Ambardar graduated with Honors in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, received her M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, completed a research fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and did her Psychiatry residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan. She has been in practice in LA for over 10 years and was awarded the Compassionate Doctor Award 5 times in a row and was twice named a "Super Doctor Rising Star" in Los Angeles Magazine’s annual “Best of LA” edition."
Enso Center of Holistic Psychiatry, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Enso Center of Holistic Psychiatry is a premier psychiatric clinic in the heart of Santa Monica. The practice treats an extensive variety of psychiatric ailments for patients age 12+. At Enso Center, each client receives a unique and holistic treatment, healing the mind, body, and spirit. Feel free to explore the website: www.santamonicapsychiatrist.com"
Coaching
(310) 526-0768
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Coaching
"Enso Center of Holistic Psychiatry is a premier psychiatric clinic in the heart of Santa Monica. The practice treats an extensive variety of psychiatric ailments for patients age 12+. At Enso Center, each client receives a unique and holistic treatment, healing the mind, body, and spirit. Feel free to explore the website: www.santamonicapsychiatrist.com"
Adel Mostafavi, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
"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."
Coaching
(424) 256-0753
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Coaching
"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."
Arizona Professionals Health Program, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, FASAM, MRO
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am empathetic and highly skilled at treating individuals with substance use disorders and behavioral addictions such as gambling, sex and eating disorders. I understand the prevalence of trauma, mood, and anxiety disorders in patients recovering from substance and/or behavioral addictions, thus I accept patients with dual or multiple diagnoses. Of specific interest to me is working with licensed professionals who have addiction treatment needs. I provide education, intervention, assessment, treatment support, monitoring, and/or relapse prevention to professionals whose licensing and/or ability to practice is at stake. "
Coaching
(520) 462-6251
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Coaching
"I am empathetic and highly skilled at treating individuals with substance use disorders and behavioral addictions such as gambling, sex and eating disorders. I understand the prevalence of trauma, mood, and anxiety disorders in patients recovering from substance and/or behavioral addictions, thus I accept patients with dual or multiple diagnoses. Of specific interest to me is working with licensed professionals who have addiction treatment needs. I provide education, intervention, assessment, treatment support, monitoring, and/or relapse prevention to professionals whose licensing and/or ability to practice is at stake. "
Meredith Sagan, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
"With extensive expertise in psychiatric medication management, homeopathy, and mind-body medicine psychotherapies, Dr. Sagan offers a unique combination of treatments to help you or your loved one find stability, peace and balance, safely and effectively. At your first appointment Dr. Sagan will review and adjust any medication you may be taking to the most safe and effective regimen possible, or start new medications if indicated. At subsequent appointments, in a dynamic and highly intuitive environment, you will develop a deep understanding of yourself through mind-body techniques that are also designed to eventually replace your medication if practiced regularly."
Coaching
(310) 421-8906
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Coaching
"With extensive expertise in psychiatric medication management, homeopathy, and mind-body medicine psychotherapies, Dr. Sagan offers a unique combination of treatments to help you or your loved one find stability, peace and balance, safely and effectively. At your first appointment Dr. Sagan will review and adjust any medication you may be taking to the most safe and effective regimen possible, or start new medications if indicated. At subsequent appointments, in a dynamic and highly intuitive environment, you will develop a deep understanding of yourself through mind-body techniques that are also designed to eventually replace your medication if practiced regularly."
Brightside Health, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
"Depression can feel overwhelming and confusing. At Brightside we’re here to help you find your way with comprehensive care on your terms. We offer step-by-step treatment including medication, therapy, and self care—all from the privacy of your home. We evaluate your symptoms, prescribe the right regimen, and have your medication delivered to your door. Our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) lessons can be completed at your own pace, and help you learn simple skills that have a big impact. "
Coaching
(415) 680-9285
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Coaching
"Depression can feel overwhelming and confusing. At Brightside we’re here to help you find your way with comprehensive care on your terms. We offer step-by-step treatment including medication, therapy, and self care—all from the privacy of your home. We evaluate your symptoms, prescribe the right regimen, and have your medication delivered to your door. Our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) lessons can be completed at your own pace, and help you learn simple skills that have a big impact. "
The Happiness Psychiatrist®: Sheenie Ambardar, MD, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, M.D.
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Welcome! Dr. Ambardar is a Top Doctor in Psychiatry as honored by Los Angeles Magazine. Dr. Ambardar graduated with Honors in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, received her M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, completed a research fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and did her Psychiatry residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan. She has been in practice in LA for over 10 years and was awarded the Compassionate Doctor Award 5 times in a row and was twice named a "Super Doctor Rising Star" in Los Angeles Magazine’s annual “Best of LA” edition."
Coaching
(424) 581-0623
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Coaching
"Welcome! Dr. Ambardar is a Top Doctor in Psychiatry as honored by Los Angeles Magazine. Dr. Ambardar graduated with Honors in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, received her M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, completed a research fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and did her Psychiatry residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan. She has been in practice in LA for over 10 years and was awarded the Compassionate Doctor Award 5 times in a row and was twice named a "Super Doctor Rising Star" in Los Angeles Magazine’s annual “Best of LA” edition."
Latitude Mental Health, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"We are a team of mental health experts dedicated to improving mental health care through wellness. At Latitude Mental Health, we believe that high quality mental health care is more than treating illness - it is a journey to achieving wellness. We aim to guide our clients towards peak emotional and cognitive performance through programs that optimize mental health functioning by integrating medicine, therapy and coaching. Our approach is to help clients form more effective strategies for managing stress so they can feel better, take control of their circumstances and recognize that the power to improve is in their hands."
Coaching
(323) 922-4109
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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"We are a team of mental health experts dedicated to improving mental health care through wellness. At Latitude Mental Health, we believe that high quality mental health care is more than treating illness - it is a journey to achieving wellness. We aim to guide our clients towards peak emotional and cognitive performance through programs that optimize mental health functioning by integrating medicine, therapy and coaching. Our approach is to help clients form more effective strategies for managing stress so they can feel better, take control of their circumstances and recognize that the power to improve is in their hands."
Alicia Ruelaz Maher, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Through over 20 years of studying, practicing and teaching in academic medicine, living yoga in yearly ashram retreats, and observing medical care during travel to more than 30 countries, I have developed tools to guide clients in understanding and utilizing their brains more effectively. I will 'meet you where you are', and work with you to discover what optimum mental wellness means to you. I will then offer you a wide array of resources including medication, psychotherapy, alternative therapies, Eastern practices and others, allowing you to choose what resonates with you. ScienceForTheJourney.com"
Coaching
(310) 570-2476
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
Coaching
"Through over 20 years of studying, practicing and teaching in academic medicine, living yoga in yearly ashram retreats, and observing medical care during travel to more than 30 countries, I have developed tools to guide clients in understanding and utilizing their brains more effectively. I will 'meet you where you are', and work with you to discover what optimum mental wellness means to you. I will then offer you a wide array of resources including medication, psychotherapy, alternative therapies, Eastern practices and others, allowing you to choose what resonates with you. ScienceForTheJourney.com"
Jacob Moussai, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, ADHD or low self-esteem? Are you stuck in an unwanted repetitive pattern or struggling to find a healthy relationship? I will work with you to shift gears and overcome the obstacles which are holding you back. I use the appropriate treatment for your needs, i.e. psychotherapy and/or medications. I am a board-certified psychiatrist who completed my training at Yale School of Medicine. I provide a comprehensive evaluation using an integrated approach to care, and build on your strengths."
Coaching
(310) 775-1866
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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"Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, ADHD or low self-esteem? Are you stuck in an unwanted repetitive pattern or struggling to find a healthy relationship? I will work with you to shift gears and overcome the obstacles which are holding you back. I use the appropriate treatment for your needs, i.e. psychotherapy and/or medications. I am a board-certified psychiatrist who completed my training at Yale School of Medicine. I provide a comprehensive evaluation using an integrated approach to care, and build on your strengths."
Amir E Ettekal, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
"*Offices in Hermosa Beach & Santa Monica.* I am a psychiatrist specialized in understanding both the biological and psychological factors of human emotions. I take the time to understand what my patients need and through a collaborative approach, we create a personalized treatment plan based on your unique needs. Through my work in clinical trials, I stay on the forefront of medication innovation and safety, giving me first-hand experience in the most effective, and safe treatments. Through my training in psychotherapy I continue to address the emotional and psychological aspects of that person."
Coaching
(310) 341-2905
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
Coaching
"*Offices in Hermosa Beach & Santa Monica.* I am a psychiatrist specialized in understanding both the biological and psychological factors of human emotions. I take the time to understand what my patients need and through a collaborative approach, we create a personalized treatment plan based on your unique needs. Through my work in clinical trials, I stay on the forefront of medication innovation and safety, giving me first-hand experience in the most effective, and safe treatments. Through my training in psychotherapy I continue to address the emotional and psychological aspects of that person."
Amir Ahuja, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"My practice is focused on mental wellness in all forms. It is important to not only treat mental illness, but to promote healthy coping skills and relational patterns. My ideal client is someone who wants to work on their mental state both in the office and in between appointments so that we can achieve the best results. "
Coaching
(424) 201-2668
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Coaching
"My practice is focused on mental wellness in all forms. It is important to not only treat mental illness, but to promote healthy coping skills and relational patterns. My ideal client is someone who wants to work on their mental state both in the office and in between appointments so that we can achieve the best results. "
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Robert Moradi, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"As a Psychoanalyst and a Board Certified Psychiatrist I am interested in treating adults who are searching for the meaning of their life through reflection on their suffering. I treat patients primarily through talk therapy and dream analysis. When indicated, I prescribe medications as adjunct to psychotherapy. In the treatment of children, as a Child Analyst and Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist I prescribe medications sparingly. My work with young children is family focused. In the treatment of adolescents I work both individually and with the family."
(424) 645-5192
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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"As a Psychoanalyst and a Board Certified Psychiatrist I am interested in treating adults who are searching for the meaning of their life through reflection on their suffering. I treat patients primarily through talk therapy and dream analysis. When indicated, I prescribe medications as adjunct to psychotherapy. In the treatment of children, as a Child Analyst and Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist I prescribe medications sparingly. My work with young children is family focused. In the treatment of adolescents I work both individually and with the family."
Doryann M. Lebe, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, M.D.
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"I am a psychiatrist, analytically trained, who has been practicing in the Los Angeles area for thirty-five years. I am broadly in general psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychodynamic and humanistic psychology as well as psychopharmacology and geriatric psychiatry. My approach utilizes humanistic, relational, cognitive and psychodynamic techniques that are interactive and unique to each person I treat. My special skills are in treating individuals with relationship and or career conflicts and life transitions."
(424) 240-5957
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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"I am a psychiatrist, analytically trained, who has been practicing in the Los Angeles area for thirty-five years. I am broadly in general psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychodynamic and humanistic psychology as well as psychopharmacology and geriatric psychiatry. My approach utilizes humanistic, relational, cognitive and psychodynamic techniques that are interactive and unique to each person I treat. My special skills are in treating individuals with relationship and or career conflicts and life transitions."
James Luzano, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
"Dealing with mental illness or struggling with an addiction can be challenging for many of us. Having both can almost seem insurmountable. It can also be hard to ask for help, but if you are here you are taking an important step. I can work with you in dealing with these challenges. I am board-certified in both general and addiction psychiatry and provide treatment specifically tailored for each person. Through diagnostic assessment and clarification, medication management, psychotherapy, and other modalities, I can help build a treatment plan that works for you."
(310) 307-3063
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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"Dealing with mental illness or struggling with an addiction can be challenging for many of us. Having both can almost seem insurmountable. It can also be hard to ask for help, but if you are here you are taking an important step. I can work with you in dealing with these challenges. I am board-certified in both general and addiction psychiatry and provide treatment specifically tailored for each person. Through diagnostic assessment and clarification, medication management, psychotherapy, and other modalities, I can help build a treatment plan that works for you."
Alexis Meshi, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"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) 353-6801
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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"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."
Howard Bacal, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
"My therapeutic work focuses on relieving the pain of psychological trauma, finding and strengthening the sense of one's self, enhancing the quality of personal relationships, and re-vitalizing stalled creative capacities. I work with individuals and couples."
(310) 494-2194
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
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"My therapeutic work focuses on relieving the pain of psychological trauma, finding and strengthening the sense of one's self, enhancing the quality of personal relationships, and re-vitalizing stalled creative capacities. I work with individuals and couples."
Tina Thu-Ha Nguyen, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
"I am a double board-certified Child, Adolescent, & Adult Psychiatrist, as well as Psychotherapist. I believe in taking the time to fully understand each person’s unique situation because one’s state of mind is inseparable from the family and social systems that surround us. Each patient is seen as an individual and encouraged to be an active participant and collaborator in their own treatment planning. For some, this will involve medications, after a thorough discussion of risks, benefits, and side effects. And for others the best course may be to start with psychotherapy or other supportive treatments before meds are considered."
(424) 407-0077
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
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"I am a double board-certified Child, Adolescent, & Adult Psychiatrist, as well as Psychotherapist. I believe in taking the time to fully understand each person’s unique situation because one’s state of mind is inseparable from the family and social systems that surround us. Each patient is seen as an individual and encouraged to be an active participant and collaborator in their own treatment planning. For some, this will involve medications, after a thorough discussion of risks, benefits, and side effects. And for others the best course may be to start with psychotherapy or other supportive treatments before meds are considered."

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Coaching Psychiatrists
Life coaching is an increasingly popular profession that has no specific licensing or academic requirements. Though psychologists also often consider themselves life coaches, these therapists don't focus on treating mental illness. Instead, they help individuals realize their goals in work and in life.

If you're looking for Coaching in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica Coaching therapist these professionals provide life counseling, personal counseling and career counseling. They include life coaches, personal life coaches, business life coaches plus Coaching therapists, Coaching psychologists, Coaching psychotherapists and Coaching counselors.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Santa Monica 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 Monica has many sub specialties including pediatric psychiatry (so check for Santa Monica child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Santa Monica). 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 (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Santa Monica, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have a MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a few years training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose some mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Santa Monica Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have some basic training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.