David Gersten

Psychiatrist, MD

Verified by Psychology Today
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David Gersten

Psychiatrist, MD

Verified by Psychology Today

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David Gersten, M.D.
3088 Pio Pico Drive
Suite 203
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 659-5043
Offers online therapy

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About

I practice Integrative Psychiatry and Functional Medicine. I utilize amino acid therapy and trauma-based modalities. I rarely use psych medications. I gather information about every aspect of your life with the intention that you will feel safe sharing "anything." My goal is to provide an accepting, nonjudgmental environment in which you feel you are "not simply a diagnosis." I want you to feel heard and understood. I strive to establish Connection. With connection comes hope. With hope people are motivated to engage in the healing process. Here's my intro video on Amino Acid Therapy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqrFS6OtAmE
Amino Acid Therapy (X35 years). Every neurotransmitter except for one is made from amino acids. My recommendations are based on nutritional lab work, including neurotransmitter testing. If you’ve tried numerous medications that didn’t work or no longer work, I’m your guy! Psychotherapy modalities: guided imagery and trauma-based counseling when needed.
1. I believe my patients are supposed to get better. That belief creates expectations of success. 2. Every mental problem has physical components; every physical problem has mental/emotional components. 3. 99.9% of neurotransmitters are made from amino acids. 4. Most people have spiritual issues that need to be addressed.

Finances

Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 44 Years
  • License: California / G32898
  • School: UC San Diego
  • Year Graduated: 1978
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Location

David Gersten, M.D.
3088 Pio Pico Drive
Suite 203
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 659-5043
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
Issues
  • Amino Acid Therapy, Spiritual Emergency
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Amino Acid Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Integrative
  • Interactive Guided Imagery, Strategic Counseling
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 1 Jul 2022
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David Gersten

Psychiatrist, MD