Psychiatrist, MD
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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."
Psychodynamic
(310) 943-9223
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Psychodynamic
"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."
Chelsea Neumann, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
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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."
Psychodynamic
(310) 870-1201
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Psychodynamic
"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."
Soroya Bacchus, M.D., Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
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Santa Monica, California 90403
"Welcome! I am a psychiatrist that specializes in addiction medicine, psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. Psychosomatic medicine is now called consultation liaison psychiatry. Integrative psychiatry is a biopsychosocial approach to total health. Functional capability and full health restoration is the goal. This approach is comprehensive, simple, fast and highly customized for each patient. APPOINTMENTS for office visits can now be scheduled ONLINE. I am able to identify the core issues of suffering and address them with medications and psychotherapy in the quickest and easiest way possible."
Psychodynamic
(310) 829-4640
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Psychodynamic
"Welcome! I am a psychiatrist that specializes in addiction medicine, psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. Psychosomatic medicine is now called consultation liaison psychiatry. Integrative psychiatry is a biopsychosocial approach to total health. Functional capability and full health restoration is the goal. This approach is comprehensive, simple, fast and highly customized for each patient. APPOINTMENTS for office visits can now be scheduled ONLINE. I am able to identify the core issues of suffering and address them with medications and psychotherapy in the quickest and easiest way possible."
James Luzano, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
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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."
Psychodynamic
(310) 307-3063
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Santa Monica, California 90402
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Psychodynamic
"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, MD, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, M.D.
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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."
Psychodynamic
(424) 581-0623
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Santa Monica, California 90401
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Psychodynamic
"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."
Latitude Mental Health, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
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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."
Psychodynamic
(323) 922-4109
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Psychodynamic
"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."
Doryann M. Lebe, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, M.D.
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"I am a psychiatrist, analytically trained, who has been practicing in the Los Angeles area for thirty-five years. I am broadly in general psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychodynamic and humanistic psychology as well as psychopharmacology and geriatric psychiatry. My approach utilizes humanistic, relational, cognitive and psychodynamic techniques that are interactive and unique to each person I treat. My special skills are in treating individuals with relationship and or career conflicts and life transitions."
Psychodynamic
(424) 240-5957
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Santa Monica, California 90401
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Psychodynamic
"I am a psychiatrist, analytically trained, who has been practicing in the Los Angeles area for thirty-five years. I am broadly in general psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychodynamic and humanistic psychology as well as psychopharmacology and geriatric psychiatry. My approach utilizes humanistic, relational, cognitive and psychodynamic techniques that are interactive and unique to each person I treat. My special skills are in treating individuals with relationship and or career conflicts and life transitions."
Alan Hanft, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, M.D.
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"After college, I attended medical school at McGill University. I then completed a residency in Psychiatry at USC and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School. After completing these 10 years of training in 1992, I worked mostly for academic centers. I was faculty in the medical schools of Harvard and Tufts universities, and then returned to California where I was faculty at the University of California and USC for many years. For several years I’ve been Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, General Adult Psychiatry, and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry."
Psychodynamic
(424) 238-3859
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Santa Monica, California 90405
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Psychodynamic
"After college, I attended medical school at McGill University. I then completed a residency in Psychiatry at USC and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School. After completing these 10 years of training in 1992, I worked mostly for academic centers. I was faculty in the medical schools of Harvard and Tufts universities, and then returned to California where I was faculty at the University of California and USC for many years. For several years I’ve been Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, General Adult Psychiatry, and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry."
Amir E Ettekal, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
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Santa Monica, California 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."
Psychodynamic
(310) 341-2905
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
Psychodynamic
"*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."
Bernadette Grosjean, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
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Santa Monica, California 90401
"I have practiced psychiatry for over 27 years including 11 years as a professor of psychiatry at Harbor UCLA and 15 years in a NGO based in the Asian community. Working with individuals with wide-ranging diagnoses and very different life journeys, I learned the value of flexibility and use different modes of psychotherapy based on my assessment of the patient's needs. I have a strong psychopharmacology background and prescribe medication when appropriate. I believe in a candid, respectful and collaborative relationship with the patient as well as with his or her family if appropriate, and referring healthcare professional always."
Psychodynamic
(310) 896-4039
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Santa Monica, California 90401
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Psychodynamic
"I have practiced psychiatry for over 27 years including 11 years as a professor of psychiatry at Harbor UCLA and 15 years in a NGO based in the Asian community. Working with individuals with wide-ranging diagnoses and very different life journeys, I learned the value of flexibility and use different modes of psychotherapy based on my assessment of the patient's needs. I have a strong psychopharmacology background and prescribe medication when appropriate. I believe in a candid, respectful and collaborative relationship with the patient as well as with his or her family if appropriate, and referring healthcare professional always."
Roberto Figueroa, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
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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."
Psychodynamic
(310) 963-7146
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Psychodynamic
"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."
Maria T Lymberis, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"There are many reasons one seeks help. The fit between the person and the clinician is the first step in the process of working on one's problems. Trust yourself to seek for those factors in the therapist that are important to you. Keep in mind that the art of medicine can not be taught but that the knowledge base and experience of the therapist has to be a required fundamental factor in your decision. The helping profession is composed by good dedicated people. What I want you to know about me is this: I practice what I do."
Psychodynamic
(310) 773-5298
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Psychodynamic
"There are many reasons one seeks help. The fit between the person and the clinician is the first step in the process of working on one's problems. Trust yourself to seek for those factors in the therapist that are important to you. Keep in mind that the art of medicine can not be taught but that the knowledge base and experience of the therapist has to be a required fundamental factor in your decision. The helping profession is composed by good dedicated people. What I want you to know about me is this: I practice what I do."
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."
Psychodynamic
(424) 407-0077
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Santa Monica, California 90404
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Psychodynamic
"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."
Dan Begel, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
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Santa Monica, California 90401
"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. "
Psychodynamic
(424) 610-8627
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Santa Monica, California 90401
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Psychodynamic
"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. "
Kyle P. Smith, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, M.D.
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Santa Monica, California 90403
"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."
Psychodynamic
(323) 673-3759
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Psychodynamic
"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."
Mark McDonald, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
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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)."
Psychodynamic
(310) 596-4145
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Santa Monica, California 90402
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Psychodynamic
"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)."
Daniel Son, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
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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."
Psychodynamic
(310) 872-1783
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Santa Monica, California 90401
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Psychodynamic
"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."
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."
Psychodynamic
(424) 645-5192
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Psychodynamic
"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."
Candyce DeLoatch, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"Let's work together to help you reach your goals. Whether you or your child desire to emerge from the depths of persistent sadness, stabilize your highs and lows, diminish the impact of voices, visions and paranoid thinking, or reduce chronic worry and fear, we'll devise a plan to improve your state of mind. If you or your child have trouble paying attention in school, struggle with social interactions or making friends, display behavioral problems including tantrums and physical aggression or suffer low mood or chronic worry, request an evaluation to begin the treatment process. "
Psychodynamic
(424) 322-1087
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Psychodynamic
"Let's work together to help you reach your goals. Whether you or your child desire to emerge from the depths of persistent sadness, stabilize your highs and lows, diminish the impact of voices, visions and paranoid thinking, or reduce chronic worry and fear, we'll devise a plan to improve your state of mind. If you or your child have trouble paying attention in school, struggle with social interactions or making friends, display behavioral problems including tantrums and physical aggression or suffer low mood or chronic worry, request an evaluation to begin the treatment process. "
Brandon D. Schneider, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
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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. "
Psychodynamic
(310) 997-4904
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Psychodynamic
"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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Psychodynamic Psychiatrists
Psychodynamic therapy in Santa Monica, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.

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.