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."
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
(310) 692-9011
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
"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
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."
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
(310) 307-3063
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
"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."
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
(424) 888-5610
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
"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"
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
(310) 526-0768
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
"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"
Alexis Meshi, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"Receive care from the comfort of your home! Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, or attention and focus difficulties? Are your symptoms causing problems in your life? Are your relationships being affected? Are you not able to work to your potential? Are you unsatisfied in life and want to make major positive changes? Or are you doing well but want to further optimize your life situation? If you or a loved one suffer from emotional or mental distress, you have come to the right place. Welcome to my practice. I look forward meeting you and your loved ones and making your world a happier and a better place."
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
(949) 353-6801
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
"Receive care from the comfort of your home! Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, or attention and focus difficulties? Are your symptoms causing problems in your life? Are your relationships being affected? Are you not able to work to your potential? Are you unsatisfied in life and want to make major positive changes? Or are you doing well but want to further optimize your life situation? If you or a loved one suffer from emotional or mental distress, you have come to the right place. Welcome to my practice. I look forward meeting you and your loved ones and making your world a happier and a better place."
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."
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
(310) 494-2194
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
"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."
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."
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
(424) 407-0077
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
"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. ⭐ "
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
(808) 670-3390
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
"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. ⭐ "
Meghan Jain, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
"At Ocean Bay Psychiatry, we believe that each person is unique and strive to know our patients from a biological, psychological, social, and spiritual perspective. We aim to have a whole-person approach that addresses each part of our patients’ lives. We believe in the importance of involving families, schools, and other health care practitioners in a comprehensive treatment plan. We also evaluate for nutrition, exercise, and community involvement with every patient as part of our standard of care. "
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
(213) 444-4271
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
"At Ocean Bay Psychiatry, we believe that each person is unique and strive to know our patients from a biological, psychological, social, and spiritual perspective. We aim to have a whole-person approach that addresses each part of our patients’ lives. We believe in the importance of involving families, schools, and other health care practitioners in a comprehensive treatment plan. We also evaluate for nutrition, exercise, and community involvement with every patient as part of our standard of care. "
Mira Gracer, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Mira has two East Side office locations: Downtown LA and Echo Park. Mira has her B.A. from U.C. Santa Barbara and her M.D. from Albany Medical College. She completed psychiatry residency at USC. She treats a variety of psychiatric illnesses, with special expertise in treatment-resistant depression and anxiety."
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
(213) 996-0439
Verified
Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
"Mira has two East Side office locations: Downtown LA and Echo Park. Mira has her B.A. from U.C. Santa Barbara and her M.D. from Albany Medical College. She completed psychiatry residency at USC. She treats a variety of psychiatric illnesses, with special expertise in treatment-resistant depression and anxiety."
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."
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
(424) 256-0753
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
"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. "
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
(310) 997-4904
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
"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. "
Kristen Melnyk, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
"I have almost 20 years of experience as a psychiatrist specializing in psychotherapy. I have helped people with chronic medical illnesses, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, difficulty with life transitions, relationship difficulties with parents, siblings, partners/spouses, children, friends or co-workers. I prescribe medication when necessary, and I have helped patients who prefer not to take medication or who want to taper off meds."
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
"I have almost 20 years of experience as a psychiatrist specializing in psychotherapy. I have helped people with chronic medical illnesses, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, difficulty with life transitions, relationship difficulties with parents, siblings, partners/spouses, children, friends or co-workers. I prescribe medication when necessary, and I have helped patients who prefer not to take medication or who want to taper off meds."
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."
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
(310) 870-1201
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
"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."
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
(310) 341-0730
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
"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."
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)."
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
(310) 596-4145
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
"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)."
Marguerite Maguire, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am a general, adult Psychiatrist practicing in Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, Marina del Rey and Hermosa Beach. I earned my medical degree from the University of Rochester. I completed Psychiatry residency at the University of Southern California/LAC+USC. I treat a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses but have particular interests in depression, anxiety, maternal mental health, and ADHD. I treat patients in Spanish and English. "
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
(310) 935-0754
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
"I am a general, adult Psychiatrist practicing in Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, Marina del Rey and Hermosa Beach. I earned my medical degree from the University of Rochester. I completed Psychiatry residency at the University of Southern California/LAC+USC. I treat a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses but have particular interests in depression, anxiety, maternal mental health, and ADHD. I treat patients in Spanish and English. "
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."
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
(424) 732-7083
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
"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."
Carolina Covarrubias, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"I am a UCLA Board Certified Psychiatrist who specializes in providing a holistic approach to mental health. I believe that some people do benefit greatly from medications and others may need different treatments to recover. I pride myself in not over-prescribing and I enjoy educating patients and letting them play a part in developing a well rounded treatment plan. The patients I treat would tell you that I have a warm and caring personality and that I always have their best interest in mind. "
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
(310) 933-5057
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
"I am a UCLA Board Certified Psychiatrist who specializes in providing a holistic approach to mental health. I believe that some people do benefit greatly from medications and others may need different treatments to recover. I pride myself in not over-prescribing and I enjoy educating patients and letting them play a part in developing a well rounded treatment plan. The patients I treat would tell you that I have a warm and caring personality and that I always have their best interest in mind. "
Josephine McNary, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am a board-certified general psychiatrist with offices in Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, and Hermosa Beach. I see a variety of patients in my outpatient practice. I provide medication management. Learn more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq2tAiFIv5o and https://www.calpsychiatry.com. I am interested in the use of complementary medicine for mood and anxiety disorders. I am currently attending staff at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry, where I provide both inpatient psychiatry and consultation services. "
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
(310) 935-0754
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
"I am a board-certified general psychiatrist with offices in Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, and Hermosa Beach. I see a variety of patients in my outpatient practice. I provide medication management. Learn more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq2tAiFIv5o and https://www.calpsychiatry.com. I am interested in the use of complementary medicine for mood and anxiety disorders. I am currently attending staff at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry, where I provide both inpatient psychiatry and consultation services. "

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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) (Trichotillomania (TTM), Hair Pulling, Skin Picking) Psychiatrists
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). It affects children, kids, teens and adults. Often the person carries out the behaviors to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only provides temporary relief. Not performing the obsessive rituals can cause great anxiety. A person's level of OCD can be anywhere from mild to severe, but if severe and left untreated, it can destroy a person's capacity to function at work, at school or even to lead a comfortable existence in the home.

If you're looking for help with OCD psychiatry in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica OCD psychiatrist ,these professionals provide OCD treatment and obsessive compulsive disorder treatment. They include OCD psychiatrists, OCD psychologists, OCD psychotherapists and OCD counselors in Santa Monica. They can help with Santa Monica OCD counseling, OCD symptoms, OCD children, obsessive compulsive disorder, and OCPD.

Hair-pulling (trichotillomania) and skin picking (dematillomania), collectively referred to as Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, are classified as OCD-related disorders. Treatment for trichotillomiania in Santa Monica or TTM or hair pulling in Santa Monica or skin picking can be found from these psychiatrists.

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.