David Gersten

Psychiatrist, MD

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David Gersten, MD, Psychiatrist in Encinitas
(760) 659-5043 Website

David Gersten

Psychiatrist, MD


Location

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187 Calle Magdalena
208
Encinitas, California 92024
(760) 659-5043

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1106 Second Street
Suite 900
Encinitas, California 92024
(760) 659-5043

I practice Integrative Psychiatry, which includes Conventional and Alternative approaches. I work with medications as well as natural alternatives. I specialize in Amino Acid Therapy. 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. The first session, in particular, is about establishing connection. With connection comes hope. With hope people are motivated to engage in the healing process.

I specialize in Amino Acid Therapy. 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! My psychotherapy modalities are interactive guided imagery, meditation,

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. Almost all neurotransmitters are made from amino acids. 4. Most people have spiritual issues that need to be addressed.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 41 Years
  • School: UC San Diego
  • Year Graduated: 1978
  • License and State: G32898 California
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $240 - $300
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Location

Self
187 Calle Magdalena
208
Encinitas, California 92024
(760) 659-5043

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Mailing Address
1106 Second Street
Suite 900
Encinitas, California 92024
(760) 659-5043
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
Issues
  • Amino Acid Therapy, Spiritual Emergency
  • Chronic Pain
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

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

Treatment Approach

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

Links

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Last Modified: 22 Feb 2019
David Gersten, MD, Psychiatrist in Encinitas

David Gersten

Psychiatrist, MD