Jamesina Johns
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP, RN Verified
Offers video visits
$150
I am a proud ally and psychiatric provider to those who identify as racial minorities, queer, or other marginalized and vulnerable groups.
Are you tired of providers who don’t make time to listen to you? Providers who don’t even take time to ask how you are truly doing? As a philosophy, I believe that you should have a voice in your psychiatric care. Together you and I will create a plan that is individually tailored and attainable for you. As a compassionate provider, I am the sounding board that silently guides and walks with you. Providing quality care through initial assessments, medication management, and psychotherapy is my passion.
LGBTQ+
(760) 493-7904
Verified
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Offers video visits
$150 Per Session
LGBTQ+
I am a proud ally and psychiatric provider to those who identify as racial minorities, queer, or other marginalized and vulnerable groups.
Are you tired of providers who don’t make time to listen to you? Providers who don’t even take time to ask how you are truly doing? As a philosophy, I believe that you should have a voice in your psychiatric care. Together you and I will create a plan that is individually tailored and attainable for you. As a compassionate provider, I am the sounding board that silently guides and walks with you. Providing quality care through initial assessments, medication management, and psychotherapy is my passion.
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Steven James Pennybaker
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Offers video visits
$300
I also have an interest in LGBTQ mental health care and am happy to provide care for patients anywhere on the queer-spectrum.
I am a psychiatrist who works with patients with a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and psychotic illness. My practice is a multimodal approach including medication management, ketamine, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). I enjoy working with patients and finding a treatment plan that works for them. Whether your goal be symptom reduction, minimizing side-effect burden, or minimizing medications, I’m happy to provide my insight and help you reach your goals.
LGBTQ+
(415) 687-5889 x200
Verified
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Offers video visits
$300 Per Session
LGBTQ+
I also have an interest in LGBTQ mental health care and am happy to provide care for patients anywhere on the queer-spectrum.
I am a psychiatrist who works with patients with a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and psychotic illness. My practice is a multimodal approach including medication management, ketamine, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). I enjoy working with patients and finding a treatment plan that works for them. Whether your goal be symptom reduction, minimizing side-effect burden, or minimizing medications, I’m happy to provide my insight and help you reach your goals.
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Israel Katz
Psychiatrist Verified
Offers video visits
My practice is LGBTQ+ affirming.
You may be struggling with anxiety and depression. Or you may have the nagging sense of not living up to your potential, or feeling lost, overwhelmed, and confused. I have the experience to help you deal with life challenges and help you come more into your own, with greater freedom. Something powerful in the conversation created together can help you become more of yourself and help us understand what may be holding you back. This unique experience can provide support in dealing with the current struggles while also looking at the bigger picture of your life and your wishes, hopes, and dreams.
LGBTQ+
(415) 549-0020
Verified
Offers video visits
LGBTQ+
My practice is LGBTQ+ affirming.
You may be struggling with anxiety and depression. Or you may have the nagging sense of not living up to your potential, or feeling lost, overwhelmed, and confused. I have the experience to help you deal with life challenges and help you come more into your own, with greater freedom. Something powerful in the conversation created together can help you become more of yourself and help us understand what may be holding you back. This unique experience can provide support in dealing with the current struggles while also looking at the bigger picture of your life and your wishes, hopes, and dreams.
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John Haupert
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNPBC Verified
Offers video visits
I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner with extensive experience providing therapy and medication to adults of all ages. I provide non-judgmental care for clients who want to improve their mental health and wellbeing. I am oriented towards the harm-reduction model and feel it is important to meet each client where they are in their individual mental health and wellness journey. My primary areas of interest are in trauma, substance abuse, and in working with the LGBTQ+ community. My other areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, ADHD, and addiction, among many other mental health concerns.
LGBTQ+
(628) 232-8613
Verified
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Offers video visits
LGBTQ+
I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner with extensive experience providing therapy and medication to adults of all ages. I provide non-judgmental care for clients who want to improve their mental health and wellbeing. I am oriented towards the harm-reduction model and feel it is important to meet each client where they are in their individual mental health and wellness journey. My primary areas of interest are in trauma, substance abuse, and in working with the LGBTQ+ community. My other areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, ADHD, and addiction, among many other mental health concerns.
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Jonathan Shaw At Home Adhd Testing- Lgbtq+ Telepsychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC Verified
Offers video visits
Hello! I’m Jonathan founder of LGBTQ+ Telepsychiatry. Have you ever felt judged by your family, friends or colleagues for your way of life, values, or world view? If yes, then you’re in the right place. I noticed that there weren’t many mental health options tailored to assist the specific needs for the LGBTQ+ community & as a black gay male, I knew this would be my niche. I create a safe space where you can be yourself without judgement regardless of self-identity. Everyone has a story to tell, & I love being able to hear one’s own perspective of who they are versus what others portray them to be. I'm here to listen & to guide you.
LGBTQ+
(424) 346-8760
Verified
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Offers video visits
LGBTQ+
Hello! I’m Jonathan founder of LGBTQ+ Telepsychiatry. Have you ever felt judged by your family, friends or colleagues for your way of life, values, or world view? If yes, then you’re in the right place. I noticed that there weren’t many mental health options tailored to assist the specific needs for the LGBTQ+ community & as a black gay male, I knew this would be my niche. I create a safe space where you can be yourself without judgement regardless of self-identity. Everyone has a story to tell, & I love being able to hear one’s own perspective of who they are versus what others portray them to be. I'm here to listen & to guide you.
Kevin Chun
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Offers video visits
$425
I have a passion for and experience in working with college students, Asian American families, and LGBT backgrounds.
As a faculty member working at an academic medical center, I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, and OCD. I focus on helping patients work on school/academic issues, suicidal thoughts, or family conflicts. I have extensive experience evaluating complex cases and providing treatments using medications, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and family therapy. I am also double-board certified in adult psychiatry and child & adolescent psychiatry.
LGBTQ+
(949) 403-6286
Verified
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Offers video visits
$425 Per Session
LGBTQ+
I have a passion for and experience in working with college students, Asian American families, and LGBT backgrounds.
As a faculty member working at an academic medical center, I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, and OCD. I focus on helping patients work on school/academic issues, suicidal thoughts, or family conflicts. I have extensive experience evaluating complex cases and providing treatments using medications, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and family therapy. I am also double-board certified in adult psychiatry and child & adolescent psychiatry.
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The Moment By Dr. Stacy Cohen
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Offers video visits
In addition, we specialize in substance use disorders and process addictions, Peri-Partum mental health, and working with the LGBTQ community.
I founded www.themomenthealth.com to create a safe space for our clients looking to both heal and grow. By using a bio/psycho/social/spiritual approach, we allow for holistic treatment that is tailored to the individual.
LGBTQ+
(424) 581-0896
Verified
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Offers video visits
LGBTQ+
In addition, we specialize in substance use disorders and process addictions, Peri-Partum mental health, and working with the LGBTQ community.
I founded www.themomenthealth.com to create a safe space for our clients looking to both heal and grow. By using a bio/psycho/social/spiritual approach, we allow for holistic treatment that is tailored to the individual.
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Mind Health Institute, Pasadena
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Offers video visits
They provide Gender and LGBTQ support, equine assisted psychotherapy, Resiliency Wellness Center that offers movement/exercise, pediatric yoga, mindfulness, and meditation.
Francisco Navarro, M.D. is an associate clinical professor at UCLA's #1 nationally ranked child and adolescent fellowship program. He is triple board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, and the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. Dr. Navarro is also involved in UCLA's Training Advisory Committee for future psychiatrists. Dr. Navarro is passionate about caring for children, teens and adults with mental health conditions. His life mission is to increase awareness of common mental illnesses in the hopes of decreasing suffering and eradicating the stigma surrounding mental health.
LGBTQ+
(626) 263-6237
Verified
Offers video visits
LGBTQ+
They provide Gender and LGBTQ support, equine assisted psychotherapy, Resiliency Wellness Center that offers movement/exercise, pediatric yoga, mindfulness, and meditation.
Francisco Navarro, M.D. is an associate clinical professor at UCLA's #1 nationally ranked child and adolescent fellowship program. He is triple board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, and the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. Dr. Navarro is also involved in UCLA's Training Advisory Committee for future psychiatrists. Dr. Navarro is passionate about caring for children, teens and adults with mental health conditions. His life mission is to increase awareness of common mental illnesses in the hopes of decreasing suffering and eradicating the stigma surrounding mental health.
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Danielle Granger
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Offers video visits
I also have a special interest in working with different populations including; child/adolescent, adoption/foster, veterans, and LGBTQ.
Hello! I'm a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who specializes in psychiatric medication evaluations. If you’re considering starting medication for the first time, need adjustments to your current medication, or simply need a follow-up visit, I'll be happy to collaborate with you while having an open mind and compassion. It can be unnerving to find a psychiatric provider, and just searching for one is already a big step! I am humbled to be able to work with a variety of individuals who are on a path to a more fulfilled, present, and an overall improved quality of life.
LGBTQ+
(760) 227-2598
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Offers video visits
LGBTQ+
I also have a special interest in working with different populations including; child/adolescent, adoption/foster, veterans, and LGBTQ.
Hello! I'm a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who specializes in psychiatric medication evaluations. If you’re considering starting medication for the first time, need adjustments to your current medication, or simply need a follow-up visit, I'll be happy to collaborate with you while having an open mind and compassion. It can be unnerving to find a psychiatric provider, and just searching for one is already a big step! I am humbled to be able to work with a variety of individuals who are on a path to a more fulfilled, present, and an overall improved quality of life.
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Amir Ahuja
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA Verified
Offers video visits
I specialize in LGBTQ and minority concerns, though I treat everyone with dignity and as an individual.
My practice is focused on mental wellness in all forms. It is important to not only treat mental illness, but to promote healthy coping skills and relational patterns. My ideal client is someone who wants to work on their mental state both in the office and in between appointments so that we can achieve the best results. I believe in holistic change, which means I collaborate closely with your other providers to make sure all areas of your life are maximized. I want you to rediscover your passions, your purpose in life, and your connection to others.
LGBTQ+
(424) 201-2668
Verified
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Offers video visits
LGBTQ+
I specialize in LGBTQ and minority concerns, though I treat everyone with dignity and as an individual.
My practice is focused on mental wellness in all forms. It is important to not only treat mental illness, but to promote healthy coping skills and relational patterns. My ideal client is someone who wants to work on their mental state both in the office and in between appointments so that we can achieve the best results. I believe in holistic change, which means I collaborate closely with your other providers to make sure all areas of your life are maximized. I want you to rediscover your passions, your purpose in life, and your connection to others.
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Sandra Kamiak
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Offers video visits
Usually people come in for help when there is some distress ( symptoms can be a wake-up call to pay attention- to grow or heal- change- or rest more): I see people from all walks of life- with anxiety, prolonged sadness,grief or stress, pms- menopause symptoms,chronic fatigue, allergies-asthma, thyroid issues, insomnia, co-dependent or burned out workers/ givers, alcoholics wanting more recovery, straight-or gay people etc. I work best with someone that really wants to clear or transform deeper dysfunctional patterns as well, and strive toward higher qualities of soul purpose,love, joy, serenity, focus, balance, and self-discovery.
LGBTQ+
(408) 610-1249
Verified
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Offers video visits
LGBTQ+
Usually people come in for help when there is some distress ( symptoms can be a wake-up call to pay attention- to grow or heal- change- or rest more): I see people from all walks of life- with anxiety, prolonged sadness,grief or stress, pms- menopause symptoms,chronic fatigue, allergies-asthma, thyroid issues, insomnia, co-dependent or burned out workers/ givers, alcoholics wanting more recovery, straight-or gay people etc. I work best with someone that really wants to clear or transform deeper dysfunctional patterns as well, and strive toward higher qualities of soul purpose,love, joy, serenity, focus, balance, and self-discovery.
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Shervin Parvizi Ravan
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Offers video visits
I work with a diverse population of people and have particular expertise in issues related to identity, academia, creative work, cross-cultural dynamics, technology, LGBTQ experience, and physical illnesses such as pelvic pain, IBS and headaches.
I am a Columbia University trained and affiliated (Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry) psychiatrist and psychotherapist and the Medical Director of Greene Clinic. My treatment model combines evidence based psychotherapies, medications, nutrition and complementary/alternative interventions with the goal of providing comprehensive, well rounded, and individually focused care. Psychotherapy is central to my work and I utilize a variety of modalities including interpersonal psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). My approach is collaborative and non-authoritarian.
LGBTQ+
(347) 514-9562
Verified
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Offers video visits
LGBTQ+
I work with a diverse population of people and have particular expertise in issues related to identity, academia, creative work, cross-cultural dynamics, technology, LGBTQ experience, and physical illnesses such as pelvic pain, IBS and headaches.
I am a Columbia University trained and affiliated (Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry) psychiatrist and psychotherapist and the Medical Director of Greene Clinic. My treatment model combines evidence based psychotherapies, medications, nutrition and complementary/alternative interventions with the goal of providing comprehensive, well rounded, and individually focused care. Psychotherapy is central to my work and I utilize a variety of modalities including interpersonal psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). My approach is collaborative and non-authoritarian.
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Candice Marie Rugg
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, BSN, RN, MSN, PMHNP, BC Verified
Offers video visits
I specialize in working with patients who struggle with substance use disorders. My approach is based on a harm reduction model, utilizing trauma informed care and a whole person focus when considering treatment options. The care I offer is always client centric and non-judgemental. My other areas of interest include sexual health/sex positivity, and I am passionate in providing culturally sensitive care that is gender-affirming, body-positive, Alt sex/Alt relationship-affirming, and LGBTQIA informed.
LGBTQ+
(628) 230-4994
Verified
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Offers video visits
LGBTQ+
I specialize in working with patients who struggle with substance use disorders. My approach is based on a harm reduction model, utilizing trauma informed care and a whole person focus when considering treatment options. The care I offer is always client centric and non-judgemental. My other areas of interest include sexual health/sex positivity, and I am passionate in providing culturally sensitive care that is gender-affirming, body-positive, Alt sex/Alt relationship-affirming, and LGBTQIA informed.
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Catherine Sullivan
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Offers video visits
I am LGBTQ+ friendly and welcome patients of all backgrounds to my practice.
I am a Stanford University trained, board certified adult psychiatrist. I take a holistic, compassionate approach to treating individuals with a variety of conditions. Reasons for seeking treatment can be complex, and I recommend and prescribe medications using evidence-based practices only after a thorough assessment and when my client and I are in agreement with the plan. I am happy to collaborate with outside therapists and other medical professionals as needed to provide comprehensive treatment for clients.
LGBTQ+
(626) 322-2693
Verified
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Offers video visits
LGBTQ+
I am LGBTQ+ friendly and welcome patients of all backgrounds to my practice.
I am a Stanford University trained, board certified adult psychiatrist. I take a holistic, compassionate approach to treating individuals with a variety of conditions. Reasons for seeking treatment can be complex, and I recommend and prescribe medications using evidence-based practices only after a thorough assessment and when my client and I are in agreement with the plan. I am happy to collaborate with outside therapists and other medical professionals as needed to provide comprehensive treatment for clients.
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Laura Compton
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC Verified
Offers video visits
Laura is a member of the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), and is committed to creating a supportive, affirming, and empowering environment for clients of all sizes, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, faiths, ages, and abilities.
Laura Compton, PMHNP-BC, is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has more than a decade of experience working with clients with complex acute and chronic mental health needs. Laura strives to blend science- and evidence-based diagnostic and treatment strategies with the Recovery Model of care, which sees the client as a unique person rather than a constellation of symptoms and helps clients achieve their goals through shared decision-making and shared responsibility.
LGBTQ+
(925) 403-4060
Verified
Offers video visits
LGBTQ+
Laura is a member of the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), and is committed to creating a supportive, affirming, and empowering environment for clients of all sizes, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, faiths, ages, and abilities.
Laura Compton, PMHNP-BC, is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has more than a decade of experience working with clients with complex acute and chronic mental health needs. Laura strives to blend science- and evidence-based diagnostic and treatment strategies with the Recovery Model of care, which sees the client as a unique person rather than a constellation of symptoms and helps clients achieve their goals through shared decision-making and shared responsibility.
Open Mind Health
Psychiatrist Verified
Offers video visits
$175
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, isolation, relationship/family issues? At Open Mind Health, we get to the “root cause” of what’s actually leading to your emotional challenges, while treating the resulting issues and developing lasting solutions to help you feel optimistic and hopeful. We offer customized holistic treatment plans in our wellness tracks developed to provide lasting results, Our therapists and life coaches are compassionate and forward-thinkers. Call us today to get started on your path to mental wellness at 855-550-MIND (6463).
LGBTQ+
(619) 215-5281
Verified
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Offers video visits
$175 Per Session
LGBTQ+
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, isolation, relationship/family issues? At Open Mind Health, we get to the “root cause” of what’s actually leading to your emotional challenges, while treating the resulting issues and developing lasting solutions to help you feel optimistic and hopeful. We offer customized holistic treatment plans in our wellness tracks developed to provide lasting results, Our therapists and life coaches are compassionate and forward-thinkers. Call us today to get started on your path to mental wellness at 855-550-MIND (6463).
Kyle P. Smith
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Offers video visits
Our relationship begins with careful listening to your story. By learning your unique values, strengths, and challenges, my goal is to create a working partnership in which you feel understood and respected. Personalized treatment takes a holistic approach and may include medication, psychotherapy, and behavioral strategies.
LGBTQ+
(323) 673-3759
Verified
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Offers video visits
LGBTQ+
Our relationship begins with careful listening to your story. By learning your unique values, strengths, and challenges, my goal is to create a working partnership in which you feel understood and respected. Personalized treatment takes a holistic approach and may include medication, psychotherapy, and behavioral strategies.
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Philip Blumenshine, MD
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Offers video visits
$350
Have you been feeling "stuck?" Do you have a sense that there are things outside of your awareness impacting your relationships? Have you wanted to understand in greater depth your relationship patterns and your ways of handling stress. I'm interested in helping individuals get "un-stuck" from their old ways of responding to anxiety, relating to others, and thinking about themselves. If you are interested in living a fuller, more actualized life, psychoanalytic psychotherapy may be a good fit for you.
LGBTQ+
(310) 928-2272
Verified
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Offers video visits
$350 Per Session
LGBTQ+
Have you been feeling "stuck?" Do you have a sense that there are things outside of your awareness impacting your relationships? Have you wanted to understand in greater depth your relationship patterns and your ways of handling stress. I'm interested in helping individuals get "un-stuck" from their old ways of responding to anxiety, relating to others, and thinking about themselves. If you are interested in living a fuller, more actualized life, psychoanalytic psychotherapy may be a good fit for you.
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Dr. Mark Chofla | Telepsychiatrist
Psychiatrist, DO Verified
Offers video visits
$500
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
LGBTQ+
(415) 903-8684
Verified
Offers video visits
$500 Per Session
LGBTQ+
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
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Paul Pawlowski MD
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Offers video visits
$250
I am a board certified psychiatrist who specializes in psychotherapy and medication management services for adults. As a psychiatrist, I am uniquely poised to combine psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in a manner that resonates with a client’s goals and personal experiences.  For some people this involves psychotherapy alone, focused on creating a comfortable space to examine and ameliorate the patterns and behaviors which may be inadvertently furthering one’s dissatisfaction.  For other individuals, the complementary use of medications or alternative treatments may be indicated. 
LGBTQ+
(323) 968-7316
Verified
Offers video visits
$250 Per Session
LGBTQ+
I am a board certified psychiatrist who specializes in psychotherapy and medication management services for adults. As a psychiatrist, I am uniquely poised to combine psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in a manner that resonates with a client’s goals and personal experiences.  For some people this involves psychotherapy alone, focused on creating a comfortable space to examine and ameliorate the patterns and behaviors which may be inadvertently furthering one’s dissatisfaction.  For other individuals, the complementary use of medications or alternative treatments may be indicated. 

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Teletherapy Psychiatrists
Teletherapy and Online counseling have grown enormously as a medium for therapy since the advent of social distancing. Most therapists are happy to provide sessions by video or phone.

All professionals are licensed to provide video therapy to clients within the State in which they hold their license. Cross State licensing exists, but is rare.

So if you're a client in California, this list of teletherapists are licensed to provide therapy to you online (by phone, video or text based chat) because they are within your state. They are sorted nearest to furthest, with professionals in California listed first.

Teletherapy via phone or video can be very similar to conventional in person sessions. The message is the same, even if the medium is different. There are some advantages in the form of convenience, lack of travel and being in comfort of your own home. Set against those, professionals find it more difficult to read non-verbal signals of their clients, and you may find you yourself can be more easily distracted.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in California is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

California 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 California has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. 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 , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in California, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. California Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.

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