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."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(310) 692-9011
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"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."
James Luzano, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
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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."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(310) 307-3063
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"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."
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."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(424) 888-5610
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"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"
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(310) 526-0768
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Santa Monica, California 90405
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"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"
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."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(424) 407-0077
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"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."
Kayse Budd, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Hello! I am an artistic HOLISTIC psychiatrist who is also a yoga + meditation instructor, Ayurvedic educator, professional astrologer, herbalist, & healer. My background includes BS at Duke, MD at UMich & board-certification by ABPN. I was on the medical staff of the renown Chopra Center in Carlsbad for 2.5 yrs (until they closed) as an Intuitive Astrologer, Integrative Psychiatrist, & Ayurvedic Medical Consultant. I now have an ONLINE practice during my transition away from the Center. I am based in LA, but my work is primarily consultative, classes, & ONLINE at present. Sessions can be booked thru my website. ⭐ "
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(808) 670-3390
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"Hello! I am an artistic HOLISTIC psychiatrist who is also a yoga + meditation instructor, Ayurvedic educator, professional astrologer, herbalist, & healer. My background includes BS at Duke, MD at UMich & board-certification by ABPN. I was on the medical staff of the renown Chopra Center in Carlsbad for 2.5 yrs (until they closed) as an Intuitive Astrologer, Integrative Psychiatrist, & Ayurvedic Medical Consultant. I now have an ONLINE practice during my transition away from the Center. I am based in LA, but my work is primarily consultative, classes, & ONLINE at present. Sessions can be booked thru my website. ⭐ "
Alan Hanft, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, M.D.
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"After college, I attended medical school at McGill University. I then completed a residency in Psychiatry at USC and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School. After completing these 10 years of training in 1992, I worked mostly for academic centers. I was faculty in the medical schools of Harvard and Tufts universities, and then returned to California where I was faculty at the University of California and USC for many years. For several years I’ve been Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, General Adult Psychiatry, and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(424) 238-3859
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"After college, I attended medical school at McGill University. I then completed a residency in Psychiatry at USC and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School. After completing these 10 years of training in 1992, I worked mostly for academic centers. I was faculty in the medical schools of Harvard and Tufts universities, and then returned to California where I was faculty at the University of California and USC for many years. For several years I’ve been Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, General Adult Psychiatry, and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry."
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. "
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(520) 462-6251
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"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. "
Chelsea Neumann, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"The adolescent and early adult years are a time of growth, challenges and change. This is a very common time for mental health problems to occur. 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, family-based approach with the most up-to-date evidence-based treatments available."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(310) 870-1201
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"The adolescent and early adult years are a time of growth, challenges and change. This is a very common time for mental health problems to occur. 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, family-based approach with the most up-to-date evidence-based treatments available."
Michelle G Ashley, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 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."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(310) 341-0730
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"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."
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. "
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(415) 680-9285
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"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. "
Daniel Son, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Thank you for viewing my page. I am a Psychiatrist practicing in West Los Angeles. I offer medication management and psychotherapy services in my practice. I specialize in Adolescent Addictions and have completed fellowship training in both Child & Adolescent and Addiction Psychiatry. My practice is able to treat a wide range of mental health issues including: Adolescent Addictions, ADHD, Depressive Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Oppositional/Conduct Disorders, and Personality Disorders. I enjoy collaborating with other therapists and primary care providers to ensure the best quality of care for our patients. Dr. Son offers flexible scheduling and immediate availability."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(310) 872-1783
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"Thank you for viewing my page. I am a Psychiatrist practicing in West Los Angeles. I offer medication management and psychotherapy services in my practice. I specialize in Adolescent Addictions and have completed fellowship training in both Child & Adolescent and Addiction Psychiatry. My practice is able to treat a wide range of mental health issues including: Adolescent Addictions, ADHD, Depressive Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Oppositional/Conduct Disorders, and Personality Disorders. I enjoy collaborating with other therapists and primary care providers to ensure the best quality of care for our patients. Dr. Son offers flexible scheduling and immediate availability."
Neevon Esmaili MD, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"I enjoy the process of providing care to my patients, and entered the medical field with the intent to become a psychiatrist from the beginning. I have a passion for clinical care and dedication to providing the highest quality of service. Bringing together my medical, psychotherapeutic, and psychiatric knowledge inspires me everyday. Providing a safe and therapeutic environment is my goal. I am dual board certified to work with children and adolescents and also with adults."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(424) 324-3241
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"I enjoy the process of providing care to my patients, and entered the medical field with the intent to become a psychiatrist from the beginning. I have a passion for clinical care and dedication to providing the highest quality of service. Bringing together my medical, psychotherapeutic, and psychiatric knowledge inspires me everyday. Providing a safe and therapeutic environment is my goal. I am dual board certified to work with children and adolescents and also with adults."
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."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(424) 581-0623
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"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."
Roberto Figueroa, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
"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."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(310) 963-7146
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"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."
Arsalan Malik, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"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."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(424) 259-2673
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"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."
Clear Mind Treatment, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
"Clear Mind Treatment is the ideal option for those with mental health concerns seeking a long term solution to treatment. We treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance abuse, trauma disorders, and more. Clear Mind Treatment is the perfect option for those looking for insurance based psychiatry, medication management services, and an outpatient detox program that's an alternative to inpatient rehab programs. Also, Clear Mind is ideal for those seeking a flexible therapy program where they can talk over video conference or in office. "
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(424) 395-3433
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"Clear Mind Treatment is the ideal option for those with mental health concerns seeking a long term solution to treatment. We treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance abuse, trauma disorders, and more. Clear Mind Treatment is the perfect option for those looking for insurance based psychiatry, medication management services, and an outpatient detox program that's an alternative to inpatient rehab programs. Also, Clear Mind is ideal for those seeking a flexible therapy program where they can talk over video conference or in office. "
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Hello, my name is David Taylor MD, and I am a board certified psychiatrist and assistant clinical professor at UCLA. As a physician, I am able to offer both therapy and medications to my patients. Although some people choose to have a separate therapist and psychiatrist, I believe that symptom improvement is enhanced when both treatments are provided by one professional."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(310) 943-9223
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"Hello, my name is David Taylor MD, and I am a board certified psychiatrist and assistant clinical professor at UCLA. As a physician, I am able to offer both therapy and medications to my patients. Although some people choose to have a separate therapist and psychiatrist, I believe that symptom improvement is enhanced when both treatments are provided by one professional."
Soroya Bacchus, M.D., Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Welcome! I am a psychiatrist that specializes in addiction medicine, psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. Psychosomatic medicine is now called consultation liaison psychiatry. Integrative psychiatry is a biopsychosocial approach to total health. Functional capability and full health restoration is the goal. This approach is comprehensive, simple, fast and highly customized for each patient. APPOINTMENTS for office visits can now be scheduled ONLINE. I am able to identify the core issues of suffering and address them with medications and psychotherapy in the quickest and easiest way possible."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(310) 829-4640
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"Welcome! I am a psychiatrist that specializes in addiction medicine, psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. Psychosomatic medicine is now called consultation liaison psychiatry. Integrative psychiatry is a biopsychosocial approach to total health. Functional capability and full health restoration is the goal. This approach is comprehensive, simple, fast and highly customized for each patient. APPOINTMENTS for office visits can now be scheduled ONLINE. I am able to identify the core issues of suffering and address them with medications and psychotherapy in the quickest and easiest way possible."
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."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(323) 922-4109
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"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."

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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 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.