Chelsea Neumann
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
My approach includes cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, dialectical behavioral, and family systems psychotherapeutic interventions and psychiatric medication management for those who decide that psychiatric medications are a helpful tool.
I provide psychiatric and psychotherapeutic treatment for individuals of all ages. I believe each individual's development is unique, influenced by their formative experiences throughout their life. To help navigate these turbulent experiences, I provide psychiatric interventions using an integrative approach with the most up-to-date evidence-based treatments available.
(310) 870-1201
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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My approach includes cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, dialectical behavioral, and family systems psychotherapeutic interventions and psychiatric medication management for those who decide that psychiatric medications are a helpful tool.
I provide psychiatric and psychotherapeutic treatment for individuals of all ages. I believe each individual's development is unique, influenced by their formative experiences throughout their life. To help navigate these turbulent experiences, I provide psychiatric interventions using an integrative approach with the most up-to-date evidence-based treatments available.
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The Happiness Psychiatrist®: Sheenie Ambardar, MD
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers video visits
She uses low dose medication in conjunction with an eclectic blend of psychotherapeutic modalities including psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, journal therapy, walking therapy, group therapy, meditation, and Kundalini Yoga.
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.
(424) 581-0623
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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She uses low dose medication in conjunction with an eclectic blend of psychotherapeutic modalities including psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, journal therapy, walking therapy, group therapy, meditation, and Kundalini Yoga.
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.
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Eric Wexler
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
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.
(310) 692-9011
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Santa Monica, CA 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.
Michael Zito
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am a therapist, a board-certified psychiatrist, and a researcher who is interested in helping people with the entire spectrum of mental health concerns. I have a special interest in psychotherapy, and can help people recover from mood disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, and issues related to work or relationships. My therapeutic style is eclectic – I combine techniques rooted in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mentalization-based, and supportive therapies. When necessary, I also can help in selecting appropriate medications.
(213) 908-1971
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am a therapist, a board-certified psychiatrist, and a researcher who is interested in helping people with the entire spectrum of mental health concerns. I have a special interest in psychotherapy, and can help people recover from mood disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, and issues related to work or relationships. My therapeutic style is eclectic – I combine techniques rooted in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mentalization-based, and supportive therapies. When necessary, I also can help in selecting appropriate medications.
Nancy Wu
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers video visits
I trained in Mindfulness Stress Reduction, Cognitive Therapy, and Self-Compassion and taught mindfulness practices to children, adolescents, and adults.
It takes a lot of courage to ask for help. My goal is to witness and support you as you embark on this heroic journey of self-discovery and growth. I understand that life can be hard and filled with unpredictable ups and downs. I use a holistic approach to help patients ease their suffering and live life with more joy, spontaneity, and well-being.
(424) 374-3461
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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I trained in Mindfulness Stress Reduction, Cognitive Therapy, and Self-Compassion and taught mindfulness practices to children, adolescents, and adults.
It takes a lot of courage to ask for help. My goal is to witness and support you as you embark on this heroic journey of self-discovery and growth. I understand that life can be hard and filled with unpredictable ups and downs. I use a holistic approach to help patients ease their suffering and live life with more joy, spontaneity, and well-being.
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The Happiness Psychiatrist®: Sheenie Ambardar M.D.
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers video visits
She uses low dose medication in conjunction with an eclectic blend of psychotherapeutic modalities including psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, journal therapy, walking therapy, group therapy, meditation, and Kundalini Yoga.
Welcome! Dr. Ambardar is a 2020 Southern California Super Doctor® as seen in the Los Angeles Times. 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.
(424) 888-5610
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers video visits
She uses low dose medication in conjunction with an eclectic blend of psychotherapeutic modalities including psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, journal therapy, walking therapy, group therapy, meditation, and Kundalini Yoga.
Welcome! Dr. Ambardar is a 2020 Southern California Super Doctor® as seen in the Los Angeles Times. 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.
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Roberto Figueroa
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
I specialize in treating anxiety and depression. I use an integrated approach that combines cognitive behavioral (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy with medication treatment when indicated. I have 15 years of experience and advanced specialization in psychopharmacology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and in psychodynamic psychotherapy at Columbia University.
(310) 963-7146
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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I specialize in treating anxiety and depression. I use an integrated approach that combines cognitive behavioral (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy with medication treatment when indicated. I have 15 years of experience and advanced specialization in psychopharmacology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and in psychodynamic psychotherapy at Columbia University.
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Roberto Figueroa
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
I use an integrated approach that combines cognitive behavioral (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy with medication treatment when indicated.
If you are suffering from anxiety or depression you should know you are not alone. Millions of people in the US and about half a billion people in the world have significant depression or anxiety. Anxiety and depression may be caused by psychological, physical, social, and spiritual factors. Struggling with depression or anxiety can cause intense suffering, affect your ability to have or enjoy relationships and disrupt your ability to function at work or home. Problems with your emotional health can prevent you from pursuing your dreams and living life to the fullest.
(310) 963-7146
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
I use an integrated approach that combines cognitive behavioral (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy with medication treatment when indicated.
If you are suffering from anxiety or depression you should know you are not alone. Millions of people in the US and about half a billion people in the world have significant depression or anxiety. Anxiety and depression may be caused by psychological, physical, social, and spiritual factors. Struggling with depression or anxiety can cause intense suffering, affect your ability to have or enjoy relationships and disrupt your ability to function at work or home. Problems with your emotional health can prevent you from pursuing your dreams and living life to the fullest.
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Jacob Moussai
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers video visits
My approach includes evidence-based psychotherapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to address issues of depression and anxiety.
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.
(310) 775-1866
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers video visits
My approach includes evidence-based psychotherapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to address issues of depression and anxiety.
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.
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Michelle G Ashley
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, & Medications if indicated to treat depression, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety: panic disorder, OCD,and generalized anxiety disorder; as well as life problems resulting from unresolved grief, relationship difficulties, & transitions: new baby, new job, new city. Se habla espanol.
(310) 341-0730
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, & Medications if indicated to treat depression, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety: panic disorder, OCD,and generalized anxiety disorder; as well as life problems resulting from unresolved grief, relationship difficulties, & transitions: new baby, new job, new city. Se habla espanol.
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Shahla J Modir
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers video visits
I am a licensed buprenorphine provider, dual diagnosis expert, and trained in motivational interviewing, CBT, and DBT.
My team and I exist to help you learn to navigate your unique situation, past, stressors, and challenges to find recovery and long-term well-being. When you or a loved one are struggling with mental health issues, trauma, shame, drug addiction, alcohol addiction, or behavioral addictions, All Points North Lodge offers evidence-based and holistic hope, giving you support, therapy, medication management, and a way forward. As the Chief Medical Officer at APN Lodge, I am able to offer input, assessments, and appointments as needed for clients in residential or PHP treatment at the Lodge or in IOP or counseling via our telehealth app.
(970) 446-9221
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers video visits
I am a licensed buprenorphine provider, dual diagnosis expert, and trained in motivational interviewing, CBT, and DBT.
My team and I exist to help you learn to navigate your unique situation, past, stressors, and challenges to find recovery and long-term well-being. When you or a loved one are struggling with mental health issues, trauma, shame, drug addiction, alcohol addiction, or behavioral addictions, All Points North Lodge offers evidence-based and holistic hope, giving you support, therapy, medication management, and a way forward. As the Chief Medical Officer at APN Lodge, I am able to offer input, assessments, and appointments as needed for clients in residential or PHP treatment at the Lodge or in IOP or counseling via our telehealth app.
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Brightside Health
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers video visits
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.
(415) 680-9285
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers video visits
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.
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Gregory Sayer
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers video visits
He is experienced in cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, supportive therapy, and parent management training for children with disruptive behaviors.
Dr. Sayer is a board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who specializes in medication management and psychotherapy. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, all appointments are currently virtual. He is licensed in New York and California. He founded the group private practice, Sage Minds. In private practice, he sees children, teens, and adults. Dr. Sayer understands that the best outcomes happen when patients and doctors work as a team. It is his mission to use his expertise, in combination with the unique characteristics of each patient, to empower patients to make meaningful progress in their lives.
(929) 244-4659
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers video visits
He is experienced in cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, supportive therapy, and parent management training for children with disruptive behaviors.
Dr. Sayer is a board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who specializes in medication management and psychotherapy. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, all appointments are currently virtual. He is licensed in New York and California. He founded the group private practice, Sage Minds. In private practice, he sees children, teens, and adults. Dr. Sayer understands that the best outcomes happen when patients and doctors work as a team. It is his mission to use his expertise, in combination with the unique characteristics of each patient, to empower patients to make meaningful progress in their lives.
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Amir E Ettekal
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 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.
(310) 341-2905
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 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.
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Patrick Sassoon
Psychiatrist, MD, MS Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers video visits
My approach is based on integrative psychiatry, which uses medications, therapy and complementary medicine to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. I address the combined impact of sleep, lifestyle, relationships, nutrition and chronic medical conditions on well-being, and use cutting edge tools like genetic testing to guide personalized treatment with medication and supplements. I consider the patient’s cultural background in my assessments and I can provide treatment in Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. My goal is to help my patients create lasting changes and build vitality, resilience and purpose in life.
(424) 581-1088
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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My approach is based on integrative psychiatry, which uses medications, therapy and complementary medicine to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. I address the combined impact of sleep, lifestyle, relationships, nutrition and chronic medical conditions on well-being, and use cutting edge tools like genetic testing to guide personalized treatment with medication and supplements. I consider the patient’s cultural background in my assessments and I can provide treatment in Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. My goal is to help my patients create lasting changes and build vitality, resilience and purpose in life.
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Jasmine Singh
Psychiatrist, DO Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers video visits
My ideal client would be an individual who is invested in improving their mental health by way of medication, therapy, lifestyle choices. They would seek guidance on how to reach their treatment goals.
(424) 387-3735
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers video visits
My ideal client would be an individual who is invested in improving their mental health by way of medication, therapy, lifestyle choices. They would seek guidance on how to reach their treatment goals.
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Alicia Ruelaz Maher
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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. AMaherMD.com
(310) 570-2476
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90401
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. AMaherMD.com
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Dan Begel
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers video visits
Dr. Begel received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Yale University, where he also completed his residency in psychiatry. At Yale he studied the conceptual foundations of psychiatry and the core principles of diverse treatment methods. Today he treats people for a wide variety of issues, from the seemingly mild to the severe. He is up to date on psychiatric research and treatment, and utilizes the full range of methods in his work, including genetic analysis, psychotherapy, and medication management.
(424) 610-8627
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Dr. Begel received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Yale University, where he also completed his residency in psychiatry. At Yale he studied the conceptual foundations of psychiatry and the core principles of diverse treatment methods. Today he treats people for a wide variety of issues, from the seemingly mild to the severe. He is up to date on psychiatric research and treatment, and utilizes the full range of methods in his work, including genetic analysis, psychotherapy, and medication management.
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Arsalan Malik
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
I focus on my patient as an equal and active partner in treatment. I conceptualize psychiatric treatment as a collaboration involving a process of two people thinking and changing what either alone cannot think or change. Overall, I have found medications can be, but are not always a first line choice for the individual. Psychotherapy has been relegated to the backburner as drugs occupy an increasingly pivotal role in patient care. I endeavor to find a middle road of plain old therapy, in addition to medications to help my patients find meaning in their lives and satisfaction in their relationships.
(424) 259-2673
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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I focus on my patient as an equal and active partner in treatment. I conceptualize psychiatric treatment as a collaboration involving a process of two people thinking and changing what either alone cannot think or change. Overall, I have found medications can be, but are not always a first line choice for the individual. Psychotherapy has been relegated to the backburner as drugs occupy an increasingly pivotal role in patient care. I endeavor to find a middle road of plain old therapy, in addition to medications to help my patients find meaning in their lives and satisfaction in their relationships.
Kayse Budd
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
My particular passion (& what I feel to be my destiny) is helping others find their *true soul path*. If you feel that is ultimately what you are seeking, please visit my website to learn more. My process is to use astrology to see what each soul intended, intuition to refine the message in the (astrology) chart, & creative thinking to help people with ideas that can set (or support) them on their course. I am a board-certified HOLISTIC psychiatrist, artist, & yogi, as well as a professional astrologer, Ayurvedic health coach, writer, & educator. I emphasize the astrology, coaching, & educational aspects of my practice these days.
(808) 670-3390
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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My particular passion (& what I feel to be my destiny) is helping others find their *true soul path*. If you feel that is ultimately what you are seeking, please visit my website to learn more. My process is to use astrology to see what each soul intended, intuition to refine the message in the (astrology) chart, & creative thinking to help people with ideas that can set (or support) them on their course. I am a board-certified HOLISTIC psychiatrist, artist, & yogi, as well as a professional astrologer, Ayurvedic health coach, writer, & educator. I emphasize the astrology, coaching, & educational aspects of my practice these days.

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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Psychiatrists
Cognitive-behavioral therapy stresses the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. It is based on the belief that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings. The therapist assists the client in identifying, testing the reality of, and correcting dysfunctional beliefs underlying his or her thinking. The therapist then helps the client modify those thoughts and the behaviors that flow from them. CBT is a structured collaboration between therapist and client and often calls for homework assignments.

If you're looking for CBT therapy in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica CBT psychiatrist these professionals provide cognitive behavioral therapy, cbt group therapy, cbt therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, cognitive therapy and behavioral therapy. They include CBT therapists, CBT psychologists, CBT psychotherapists and CBT 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 number of years training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Santa Monica Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.