Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
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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."
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(310) 692-9011
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Santa Monica, California 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."
MBMcenter.com, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Our clients come from all walks of life and may enter our program with trouble sleeping, depression, anxiety, apathy, a sense of numbness in life or even unresolved complex medical issues that doctors have failed to solve. Others feel stuck finding their way in relationships, family life and career."
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(310) 773-3511
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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"Our clients come from all walks of life and may enter our program with trouble sleeping, depression, anxiety, apathy, a sense of numbness in life or even unresolved complex medical issues that doctors have failed to solve. Others feel stuck finding their way in relationships, family life and career."
Robert Moradi, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"As a Psychoanalyst and a Board Certified Psychiatrist I am interested in treating adults who are searching for the meaning of their life through reflection on their suffering. I treat patients primarily through talk therapy and dream analysis. When indicated, I prescribe medications as adjunct to psychotherapy. In the treatment of children, as a Child Analyst and Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist I prescribe medications sparingly. My work with young children is family focused. In the treatment of adolescents I work both individually and with the family."
Male
(424) 645-5192
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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"As a Psychoanalyst and a Board Certified Psychiatrist I am interested in treating adults who are searching for the meaning of their life through reflection on their suffering. I treat patients primarily through talk therapy and dream analysis. When indicated, I prescribe medications as adjunct to psychotherapy. In the treatment of children, as a Child Analyst and Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist I prescribe medications sparingly. My work with young children is family focused. In the treatment of adolescents I work both individually and with the family."
James Luzano, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
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."
Male
(310) 307-3063
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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"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."
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"
Male
(310) 526-0768
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Santa Monica, California 90405
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"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"
Howard Bacal, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
"My therapeutic work focuses on relieving the pain of psychological trauma, finding and strengthening the sense of one's self, enhancing the quality of personal relationships, and re-vitalizing stalled creative capacities. I work with individuals and couples."
Male
(310) 494-2194
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
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"My therapeutic work focuses on relieving the pain of psychological trauma, finding and strengthening the sense of one's self, enhancing the quality of personal relationships, and re-vitalizing stalled creative capacities. I work with individuals and couples."
Adel Mostafavi, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
"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."
Male
(424) 256-0753
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Male
"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."
Brandon D. Schneider, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"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. "
Male
(310) 997-4904
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Male
"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. "
Minoo Mahmoudi, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, M.D.
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 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. "
Male
(424) 295-8725
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Male
"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. "
Mark McDonald, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
"For medical-legal inquiries (QME, IME, deposition, and consultation), please visit my website. I specialize in child and adolescent psychiatry but see patients of all ages for both medication management and therapy. I completed residency training at the University of Cincinnati and fellowship training at Harbor-UCLA. I hold board certifications in both adult and child psychiatry. In addition to family systems therapy, couples therapy, play therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, I offer psychoanalytically-oriented individual therapy and am currently a candidate in adult psychoanalysis at the Psychoanalytic Center of California (PCC)."
Male
(310) 596-4145
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Male
"For medical-legal inquiries (QME, IME, deposition, and consultation), please visit my website. I specialize in child and adolescent psychiatry but see patients of all ages for both medication management and therapy. I completed residency training at the University of Cincinnati and fellowship training at Harbor-UCLA. I hold board certifications in both adult and child psychiatry. In addition to family systems therapy, couples therapy, play therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, I offer psychoanalytically-oriented individual therapy and am currently a candidate in adult psychoanalysis at the Psychoanalytic Center of California (PCC)."
Marvin Flicker, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
"Is therapy right for me? If you are hurting, if there are problems in your life related to fear when you shouldn't be afraid, and sad when you shouldn't feel sad, or have doubts about love capability, maybe it's time to find out. That is one of the purposes of doing a psychiatric evaluation. I have been successfully treating people suffering with anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties for many years."
Male
(424) 732-7083
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Male
"Is therapy right for me? If you are hurting, if there are problems in your life related to fear when you shouldn't be afraid, and sad when you shouldn't feel sad, or have doubts about love capability, maybe it's time to find out. That is one of the purposes of doing a psychiatric evaluation. I have been successfully treating people suffering with anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties for many years."
Matthew Goldenberg, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, D.O. , FAPA, FASAM
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"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. "
Male
(424) 369-0822
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Male
"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. "
Dmitriy Shmaryan @ The Moment, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 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."
Male
(310) 340-6273
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Male
"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."
Thomas M Brod, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, DFAPA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"Shame and anxiety (hidden or tormentingly on the surface) are key discomforts in each person; however, everyone is miraculously unique. In my practice, we aim to pinpoint the help you need and offer the quickest and most lasting treatment appropriate. Sometimes that is intensive psychotherapy that can be short-term or go on for years if appropriate; sometimes it is a few sessions of a technique like EMDR that sort-of resets the brain after an emotional trauma. Often I recommend brainwave biofeedback (EEG neurofeedback). Always I'm seeking the most naturalistic treatment, with the least amount of medication practical."
Male
(424) 570-2120
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Male
"Shame and anxiety (hidden or tormentingly on the surface) are key discomforts in each person; however, everyone is miraculously unique. In my practice, we aim to pinpoint the help you need and offer the quickest and most lasting treatment appropriate. Sometimes that is intensive psychotherapy that can be short-term or go on for years if appropriate; sometimes it is a few sessions of a technique like EMDR that sort-of resets the brain after an emotional trauma. Often I recommend brainwave biofeedback (EEG neurofeedback). Always I'm seeking the most naturalistic treatment, with the least amount of medication practical."
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."
Male
(310) 872-1783
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Male
"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."
Male
(424) 324-3241
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Male
"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."
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."
Male
(310) 963-7146
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Male
"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."
Male
(424) 259-2673
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Male
"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."
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."
Male
(310) 943-9223
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Male
"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."
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."
Male
(323) 922-4109
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Santa Monica, California 90405
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"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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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.
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.