Orlando J. Cartaya
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
Eclectic, experienced, well trained psychopharmacologist & therapist. Ketamine & Bupinorphine prescriber. Holistic clinician. Med: USC/ Residency: UCLA/ Fellowship - NIMH Cross-Cultural Psychiatry/Additional qualifications in substance use & related concerns. ‘Best outcomes: as little as necessary, to be as best symptom free as possible’.
(310) 742-8950
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Eclectic, experienced, well trained psychopharmacologist & therapist. Ketamine & Bupinorphine prescriber. Holistic clinician. Med: USC/ Residency: UCLA/ Fellowship - NIMH Cross-Cultural Psychiatry/Additional qualifications in substance use & related concerns. ‘Best outcomes: as little as necessary, to be as best symptom free as possible’.
Matthew Goldenberg
Psychiatrist, DO , FAPA, FASAM Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Matthew Goldenberg D.O. is double Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO). Dr. Goldenberg is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of mental health disorders and is an addiction specialist for adults in his private practice in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Goldenberg is a trusted aviation and HIMS trained psychiatrist and has extensive clinical and academic experience evaluating and treating healthcare providers.
(424) 369-0822
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Matthew Goldenberg D.O. is double Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO). Dr. Goldenberg is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of mental health disorders and is an addiction specialist for adults in his private practice in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Goldenberg is a trusted aviation and HIMS trained psychiatrist and has extensive clinical and academic experience evaluating and treating healthcare providers.
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Emil Soorani MD
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
I have over 38 yrs of experience using psychopharmacology to treat depression, bi-polar, anxiety, dementias, ADHD, traumatic injuries, PTSD, and complex psychiatric disorders compounded by medical illnesses. I believe a holistic approach to treatment offers optimal outcomes. I also offer home consultations and Concierge Service.
(424) 294-8980
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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I have over 38 yrs of experience using psychopharmacology to treat depression, bi-polar, anxiety, dementias, ADHD, traumatic injuries, PTSD, and complex psychiatric disorders compounded by medical illnesses. I believe a holistic approach to treatment offers optimal outcomes. I also offer home consultations and Concierge Service.
David Taylor
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 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.
(310) 943-9223
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Santa Monica, CA 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.
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Minoo Mahmoudi
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Minoo Mahmoudi, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Mahmoudi is experienced in working with children and their families; not only in assessment and pharmacotherapy treatment but also providing parenting and behavioral strategies, family and individual therapy. She enjoys working with children and adults with various concerns, including but not limited to ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar, personality disorders, trauma, and schizophrenia.
(424) 295-8725
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90403
Minoo Mahmoudi, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Mahmoudi is experienced in working with children and their families; not only in assessment and pharmacotherapy treatment but also providing parenting and behavioral strategies, family and individual therapy. She enjoys working with children and adults with various concerns, including but not limited to ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar, personality disorders, trauma, and schizophrenia.
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Enso Center of Holistic Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 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
(310) 526-0768
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Santa Monica, CA 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
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Eric Wexler
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD Verified
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.
(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.
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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.
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Dmitriy Shmaryan @ The Moment
Psychiatrist, DO Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
An individual seeking help with restoration of their body's innate ability to heal itself accomplished through the identification and resolution of barriers to optimal mental health.
(310) 340-6273
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
An individual seeking help with restoration of their body's innate ability to heal itself accomplished through the identification and resolution of barriers to optimal mental health.
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Dan Begel
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
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.
(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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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.
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.
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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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Brian Elledge
Psychiatrist, DO Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Dr. Elledge’s approach to treating patients is personalized and caring, with special emphasis given to the safe and evidence-based prescribing of medications. His use of benzodiazepines (e.g. Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan) and stimulants (e.g. Ritalin, Adderall) is particularly limited and careful, after having treated hundreds of patients successfully without the aid of these potentially habit-forming controlled substances. Dr. Elledge is certified as a Master Psychopharmacologist with Distinction through the Neuroscience Education Institute.
(424) 368-9505
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Dr. Elledge’s approach to treating patients is personalized and caring, with special emphasis given to the safe and evidence-based prescribing of medications. His use of benzodiazepines (e.g. Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan) and stimulants (e.g. Ritalin, Adderall) is particularly limited and careful, after having treated hundreds of patients successfully without the aid of these potentially habit-forming controlled substances. Dr. Elledge is certified as a Master Psychopharmacologist with Distinction through the Neuroscience Education Institute.
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Mottsin Thomas
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers video visits
Pacific Mind Health approaches mental health using a variety of evidence-based treatments including medication, psychotherapy, telemedicine, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). We are excited to offer Theta Burst Stimulation (TBS) - a revolutionary 3-minute procedure with equal or better efficacy to standard 40+ minute TMS protocols. We provide a thorough diagnostic evaluation to create a personalized treatment plan that will help guide you towards wellness. Treating mental health in a modern society requires compassion, flexibility, and innovation.
(424) 371-7442
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Pacific Mind Health approaches mental health using a variety of evidence-based treatments including medication, psychotherapy, telemedicine, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). We are excited to offer Theta Burst Stimulation (TBS) - a revolutionary 3-minute procedure with equal or better efficacy to standard 40+ minute TMS protocols. We provide a thorough diagnostic evaluation to create a personalized treatment plan that will help guide you towards wellness. Treating mental health in a modern society requires compassion, flexibility, and innovation.
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Adel Mostafavi
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers video visits
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.
(424) 256-0753
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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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.
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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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Joshua Flatow
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers video visits
Pacific Mind Health approaches mental health using a variety of evidence-based treatments including medication, psychotherapy, telemedicine, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). We are excited to offer Theta Burst Stimulation (TBS) - a revolutionary 3-minute procedure with equal or better efficacy to standard 40+ minute TMS protocols. We provide a thorough diagnostic evaluation to create a personalized treatment plan that will help guide you towards wellness. Treating mental health in a modern society requires compassion, flexibility, and innovation.
(424) 367-1395
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Pacific Mind Health approaches mental health using a variety of evidence-based treatments including medication, psychotherapy, telemedicine, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). We are excited to offer Theta Burst Stimulation (TBS) - a revolutionary 3-minute procedure with equal or better efficacy to standard 40+ minute TMS protocols. We provide a thorough diagnostic evaluation to create a personalized treatment plan that will help guide you towards wellness. Treating mental health in a modern society requires compassion, flexibility, and innovation.
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Roberto Figueroa
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers video visits
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
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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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Brandon D. Schneider
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers video visits
Welcome to my practice! I take a multifaceted approach that integrates medications, psychotherapy and behavioral strategies into a comprehensive treatment plan specific to you. I strongly believe in shoring up wellness rather than treating illness, and you can expect to spend a significant amount of time working on sleep, fitness and nutrition, in addition to tackling deeper psychological issues. I have specialized training in treating addiction (including the use of Suboxone for opiate abuse) and women's mental health but am well-versed in treating any mental health condition.
(310) 997-4904
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Welcome to my practice! I take a multifaceted approach that integrates medications, psychotherapy and behavioral strategies into a comprehensive treatment plan specific to you. I strongly believe in shoring up wellness rather than treating illness, and you can expect to spend a significant amount of time working on sleep, fitness and nutrition, in addition to tackling deeper psychological issues. I have specialized training in treating addiction (including the use of Suboxone for opiate abuse) and women's mental health but am well-versed in treating any mental health condition.

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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.
How to find the right Psychiatrist?

If you're finding it difficult to the find the right psychiatrist in Santa Monica, don't worry--you're not alone. Psychiatrists are highly specialized professionals. They tend to be busy--appointments can be short (e.g. 15 mins.)--and so as a potential client you can sometimes feel lost or confused. Don't let this deter you.

Begin first by checking the psychiatrists listed here nearest to you. If they are limited in number, expand out your search geographically (Broaden your Search) and see who's available further afield. Use the links in the left nav bar to find the relevant insurance, if you intend to use your health insurance to pay for the provider.

If you're still finding it difficult to find a psychiatrist in Santa Monica, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in Santa Monica as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( Santa Monica). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.

If you're looking for a specialist Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse in Santa Monica, such as a child psychiatrist or adolescent psychiatrist, expand your search to generate a large pool of professionals and then select a specialty from the left nav bar.