Psychosis Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Emily Treichler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
I have expertise in more severe and chronic mental health concerns, including psychosis, PTSD, depression, and difficulty managing emotions, connecting with others and/or thinking.
Do you feel overwhelmed and trapped by trauma, difficult feelings, and thoughts you can't shake? Are you looking for support for yourself or a family member experiencing symptoms of psychosis? Do you feel disempowered? It is my honor as a therapist to meet each client exactly where they are and use therapy as an opportunity for growth, validation, and empowerment. I enjoy collaborating with clients to understand their values, preferences, and goals, and identify an approach that research has found to be helpful for similar people. Ultimately, therapy should help light a path forward towards a life you enjoy and find meaningful.
I have expertise in more severe and chronic mental health concerns, including psychosis, PTSD, depression, and difficulty managing emotions, connecting with others and/or thinking.
Do you feel overwhelmed and trapped by trauma, difficult feelings, and thoughts you can't shake? Are you looking for support for yourself or a family member experiencing symptoms of psychosis? Do you feel disempowered? It is my honor as a therapist to meet each client exactly where they are and use therapy as an opportunity for growth, validation, and empowerment. I enjoy collaborating with clients to understand their values, preferences, and goals, and identify an approach that research has found to be helpful for similar people. Ultimately, therapy should help light a path forward towards a life you enjoy and find meaningful.
(619) 514-3136 View (619) 514-3136
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Gather Your Strength Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
With almost 10 years in the field, I have helped individuals who have experienced symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, and Psychosis.
Welcome, my name is Michael James Garrett, MA, LMFT. I work with youth, adults, families, and couples who are challenged by everyday life stressors. As a Geek therapist, I am able to use the psychology of geek culture in order to better ourselves and avoid unwanted behaviors. Do you find yourself feeling extremely sad, lonely, or have difficulty getting out of bed? Do you feel so anxious that it is difficult to get through each day? Perhaps you or even someone you know is struggling with finding a balance between video games and life. If any of this sounds familiar to you, I’m here to help.
With almost 10 years in the field, I have helped individuals who have experienced symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, and Psychosis.
Welcome, my name is Michael James Garrett, MA, LMFT. I work with youth, adults, families, and couples who are challenged by everyday life stressors. As a Geek therapist, I am able to use the psychology of geek culture in order to better ourselves and avoid unwanted behaviors. Do you find yourself feeling extremely sad, lonely, or have difficulty getting out of bed? Do you feel so anxious that it is difficult to get through each day? Perhaps you or even someone you know is struggling with finding a balance between video games and life. If any of this sounds familiar to you, I’m here to help.
(619) 494-0485 View (619) 494-0485
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Irwin Ford Rosenfarb
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92131
Hello and welcome. I offer psychotherapy for adults, couples, families, and teens dealing with relationship difficulties, depression and anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality issues, schizophrenia, and other mental health problems. I also help family members understand their loved one's difficulties and help couples and families communicate more effectively. I believe that change occurs within the context of a positive therapeutic relationship and my focus is on creating a caring, compassionate, and sensitive space where individuals, couples, and families can make significant change in their lives.
Hello and welcome. I offer psychotherapy for adults, couples, families, and teens dealing with relationship difficulties, depression and anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality issues, schizophrenia, and other mental health problems. I also help family members understand their loved one's difficulties and help couples and families communicate more effectively. I believe that change occurs within the context of a positive therapeutic relationship and my focus is on creating a caring, compassionate, and sensitive space where individuals, couples, and families can make significant change in their lives.
(858) 943-4693 View (858) 943-4693
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Joseph Edwards LMFT Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Structured Interview for Psychosis-Risk Syndromes (SIPS) assessment, Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER) model intervention, and Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT).
If you find that you or your child are struggling with unique and painful challenges, I am qualified to help. I do so by using clinical knowledge, compassion, respect, and humor to create a safe therapeutic environment for my clients to learn about and improve themselves. I have been working in the mental health field since 2006, and I've been working as a Therapist since 2010. Also, I am currently the Clinical Supervisor at a psychosis prevention clinic. I treat clients who have experienced severe mental illness (SMI) ranging from mood and anxiety disorders to chronic schizophrenia.
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Structured Interview for Psychosis-Risk Syndromes (SIPS) assessment, Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER) model intervention, and Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT).
If you find that you or your child are struggling with unique and painful challenges, I am qualified to help. I do so by using clinical knowledge, compassion, respect, and humor to create a safe therapeutic environment for my clients to learn about and improve themselves. I have been working in the mental health field since 2006, and I've been working as a Therapist since 2010. Also, I am currently the Clinical Supervisor at a psychosis prevention clinic. I treat clients who have experienced severe mental illness (SMI) ranging from mood and anxiety disorders to chronic schizophrenia.
(619) 780-2902 View (619) 780-2902
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Shaina Ponce
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92121
My specialized training and expertise is in treating psychosis and schizophrenia.
Are you experiencing a very challenging time in your life? Does it feel like you can't see your way back to you? Is it hard to recognize who you are from the way you feel? I can be there for you when it seems like the darkest, most difficult time in life. Many of my clients have told me that I am mothering and nurturing as a therapist. I approach therapy from a caring and compassionate perspective, more so after I became a mother of three children. Together we can use DBT techniques to help you reconnect with the things that are important to you and help you get back to being the person you want to be with the life you want to live.
My specialized training and expertise is in treating psychosis and schizophrenia.
Are you experiencing a very challenging time in your life? Does it feel like you can't see your way back to you? Is it hard to recognize who you are from the way you feel? I can be there for you when it seems like the darkest, most difficult time in life. Many of my clients have told me that I am mothering and nurturing as a therapist. I approach therapy from a caring and compassionate perspective, more so after I became a mother of three children. Together we can use DBT techniques to help you reconnect with the things that are important to you and help you get back to being the person you want to be with the life you want to live.
(858) 667-7265 View (858) 667-7265
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Giovanna F Fattorini-Ocampo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92182  (Online Only)
I have experience working with adolescents, transitional age youth, adults and older adults dealing with mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis, trauma, personality disorders, developmental disorders, and substance use as well as with those going through life transitions and struggling finding their way.
Whether you have been struggling with mental health problems most of your life or are experiencing some personal hardships and are looking for help, you have come to the right place. Be proud of yourself for recognizing that what's going on is not working for you and reaching out for support. The journey might not be easy but the goal is to help you have a life that you find meaningful and fulfilling.
I have experience working with adolescents, transitional age youth, adults and older adults dealing with mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis, trauma, personality disorders, developmental disorders, and substance use as well as with those going through life transitions and struggling finding their way.
Whether you have been struggling with mental health problems most of your life or are experiencing some personal hardships and are looking for help, you have come to the right place. Be proud of yourself for recognizing that what's going on is not working for you and reaching out for support. The journey might not be easy but the goal is to help you have a life that you find meaningful and fulfilling.
(925) 886-0963 View (925) 886-0963
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Sean O'Hara
Psychologist, PsyD, NCAC, I, SAP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92127
O'Hara treats depression, anxiety, ADHD, psychosis, Bipolar, PTSD.
Sean O'Hara Psy.D, NCAC I, SAP is a State of California and State of Hawai'i Board Licensed Psychologist in San Diego, California and Kahului, Hawai'i, with 36 years experience with psychiatric, mental health, dual-diagnosis and crises intervention health problems. Dr. O'Hara works in Rancho Bernardo and does tele heath sessions. Dr. O'Hara travels the United States to work with clients, corporations and athletes residing in other states. Dr. O'Hara works with all populations and does diversified work with corporations, collegiate and professional sports teams, the entertainment industries and concert tours.
O'Hara treats depression, anxiety, ADHD, psychosis, Bipolar, PTSD.
Sean O'Hara Psy.D, NCAC I, SAP is a State of California and State of Hawai'i Board Licensed Psychologist in San Diego, California and Kahului, Hawai'i, with 36 years experience with psychiatric, mental health, dual-diagnosis and crises intervention health problems. Dr. O'Hara works in Rancho Bernardo and does tele heath sessions. Dr. O'Hara travels the United States to work with clients, corporations and athletes residing in other states. Dr. O'Hara works with all populations and does diversified work with corporations, collegiate and professional sports teams, the entertainment industries and concert tours.
(619) 567-5255 View (619) 567-5255
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Michelle Fulks
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92111
Welcoming new clients! With a focus on clients struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, dual diagnosis and mental health issues including psychotic features associated with bipolar and schizophrenia. I have been licensed over 20 years as an LMFT and most recently working with the chronically mentally ill. I have a desire to help alleviate the pain you are experiencing and provide support and most of all HOPE and relief. Through a whole person and mindful approach, I aim to help you find the solution to what is happening in your life now.
Welcoming new clients! With a focus on clients struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, dual diagnosis and mental health issues including psychotic features associated with bipolar and schizophrenia. I have been licensed over 20 years as an LMFT and most recently working with the chronically mentally ill. I have a desire to help alleviate the pain you are experiencing and provide support and most of all HOPE and relief. Through a whole person and mindful approach, I aim to help you find the solution to what is happening in your life now.
(858) 408-6951 View (858) 408-6951
Alexandra Pestereanu- Gere
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109
I have experience serving various populations in the following areas: Anxiety, Depressive Disorders, Addictive Behaviors and Substance Use Issues, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Suicidal Self-Harm Behavior, Personality Disorders, Physical Sexual and Emotional Abuse, Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia and various symptoms of psychosis, Trauma and abuse.
I am particularly zealous about social injustice issues and working with the marginalized population. I am passionate about working with and helping people who are facing: depression, anxiety, traumatic events, racism, relationship conflicts, childhood problems, self-esteem issues, communication problems, and acculturation. I am concerned with the impact of anxiety and depression and improving intervention to support daily functioning and living with anxiety and depression for better emotional, physical, and relationship health.
I have experience serving various populations in the following areas: Anxiety, Depressive Disorders, Addictive Behaviors and Substance Use Issues, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Suicidal Self-Harm Behavior, Personality Disorders, Physical Sexual and Emotional Abuse, Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia and various symptoms of psychosis, Trauma and abuse.
I am particularly zealous about social injustice issues and working with the marginalized population. I am passionate about working with and helping people who are facing: depression, anxiety, traumatic events, racism, relationship conflicts, childhood problems, self-esteem issues, communication problems, and acculturation. I am concerned with the impact of anxiety and depression and improving intervention to support daily functioning and living with anxiety and depression for better emotional, physical, and relationship health.
(760) 280-5240 View (760) 280-5240
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Melody Donboli
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92128
Some of my specialties include early psychosis support & psychoedcation for caregivers of family members with psychosis or bipolar, LGBTQQI support & advocacy.
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and find more helpful ways of living. I offer a collaborative and client-centered approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs and cultural backgrounds to help attain the personal growth you're striving for. Your life experiences and history contribute to your individual uniqueness. Sometimes it's helpful if your therapist has a base knowledge of aspects of your culture so you don't have to explain everything. Between cultural elements of the LGBTQ community, to intersectionality experiences for persons of color, my background and training aid in this understanding.
Some of my specialties include early psychosis support & psychoedcation for caregivers of family members with psychosis or bipolar, LGBTQQI support & advocacy.
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and find more helpful ways of living. I offer a collaborative and client-centered approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs and cultural backgrounds to help attain the personal growth you're striving for. Your life experiences and history contribute to your individual uniqueness. Sometimes it's helpful if your therapist has a base knowledge of aspects of your culture so you don't have to explain everything. Between cultural elements of the LGBTQ community, to intersectionality experiences for persons of color, my background and training aid in this understanding.
(858) 376-7580 View (858) 376-7580
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Daniel Powell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92104
I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I'm comfortable working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, bi-polar, substance abuse, psychosis, autism spectrum disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder. I implement individual evidenced based interventions designed to positive behavior change. I enjoy working with couples, families, parent training, adults and adolescents.
I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I'm comfortable working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, bi-polar, substance abuse, psychosis, autism spectrum disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder. I implement individual evidenced based interventions designed to positive behavior change. I enjoy working with couples, families, parent training, adults and adolescents.
(619) 305-0826 View (619) 305-0826
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Elijah Monsivais
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
I like to provided a relaxed atmosphere where we can explore your life story, find your strengths, direction and start helping you to heal. I have had the opportunity to work with people of all ages from older adults to teens and children as small as 3 years old with variety of experiences from life changes, anxiety/ depression, families, behavior issues, lgbtq issues, careers, biploar, schizoaffective, psychosis and more.
I like to provided a relaxed atmosphere where we can explore your life story, find your strengths, direction and start helping you to heal. I have had the opportunity to work with people of all ages from older adults to teens and children as small as 3 years old with variety of experiences from life changes, anxiety/ depression, families, behavior issues, lgbtq issues, careers, biploar, schizoaffective, psychosis and more.
(210) 672-1151 View (210) 672-1151
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Diane F Gaston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92131
For over 20 years I worked with clients with schizophrenia, bipolar and other psychiatric disorders.
What motivates me to be a therapist is my desire to help clients maximize their potential for personal growth. I work with individuals, families and couples to help them in their journey of discovering their innate abilities of solving their own problems. In this way I will direct them in learning what obstacles they create for themselves and how to use their abilities to evoke change. My preference is in-person, but am willing to do Telehealth, as needed, after initial in-person assessment, in-person offers valuable energy exchange necessary for the human connection between therapist and client. I'm fully vaccinated.
For over 20 years I worked with clients with schizophrenia, bipolar and other psychiatric disorders.
What motivates me to be a therapist is my desire to help clients maximize their potential for personal growth. I work with individuals, families and couples to help them in their journey of discovering their innate abilities of solving their own problems. In this way I will direct them in learning what obstacles they create for themselves and how to use their abilities to evoke change. My preference is in-person, but am willing to do Telehealth, as needed, after initial in-person assessment, in-person offers valuable energy exchange necessary for the human connection between therapist and client. I'm fully vaccinated.
(858) 762-9387 View (858) 762-9387
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Leslie Salas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92127
She primarily works with adult clients dealing with Co-Occurring disorders, Substance Use, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Personality Disorders.
Leslie Salas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California who has been practicing since 2023. Leslie, as a first-generation Mexican American, is passionate about providing mental health support to those who are bilingual or monolingual (Spanish/English). She understands and empathizes with the challenges faced by individuals coming to the United States. Leslie offers Evidence-Based Therapy approaches such as DBT, ACT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy.
She primarily works with adult clients dealing with Co-Occurring disorders, Substance Use, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Personality Disorders.
Leslie Salas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California who has been practicing since 2023. Leslie, as a first-generation Mexican American, is passionate about providing mental health support to those who are bilingual or monolingual (Spanish/English). She understands and empathizes with the challenges faced by individuals coming to the United States. Leslie offers Evidence-Based Therapy approaches such as DBT, ACT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy.
(858) 585-4744 View (858) 585-4744
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Alexa Douros
LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103
My niches include trauma work, identity work, depression, anxiety, psychosis and paranoia, shame, guilt, non-traditional relationship styles and non-monogamy/polyamory, and the LGBTQIA+ community.
You might be in survival-mode, and that makes sense. Together, we can explore ways to cultivate safety and recovery in your life. My approach emphasizes genuine curiosity, self-compassion, and non-judgment to empower your journey towards healing. Whether you're seeking support for trauma, self-esteem challenges, negative self-talk, anxiety, depression, shame, or difficulties in your relationships, I can help.
My niches include trauma work, identity work, depression, anxiety, psychosis and paranoia, shame, guilt, non-traditional relationship styles and non-monogamy/polyamory, and the LGBTQIA+ community.
You might be in survival-mode, and that makes sense. Together, we can explore ways to cultivate safety and recovery in your life. My approach emphasizes genuine curiosity, self-compassion, and non-judgment to empower your journey towards healing. Whether you're seeking support for trauma, self-esteem challenges, negative self-talk, anxiety, depression, shame, or difficulties in your relationships, I can help.
(760) 479-7064 View (760) 479-7064
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Parwin Wasimi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92154
My name is Parwin Wasimi, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in San Deigo, California. In addition to providing Telehealth services, I am working with adults who experience stress, anxiety, depression and also individuals who are diagnosed with Schizophrenia in an Intensive Outpatient Program. I am passionate about helping clients develop the skills and resources they need to live more fulfilling lives using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My communication style is compassionate, patient, active listener, and nonjudgmental.
My name is Parwin Wasimi, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in San Deigo, California. In addition to providing Telehealth services, I am working with adults who experience stress, anxiety, depression and also individuals who are diagnosed with Schizophrenia in an Intensive Outpatient Program. I am passionate about helping clients develop the skills and resources they need to live more fulfilling lives using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My communication style is compassionate, patient, active listener, and nonjudgmental.
(619) 824-6248 View (619) 824-6248
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Latisha Hill: Blueprint Counseling Solutions
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PPSC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
Latisha has experience with the following populations and areas: Immigration, LGBTQ, Veterans, Child Welfare System/ Foster Care, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Probation, Early Psychosis, Substance Abuse, HIV+/ AIDS, Grief, Trauma (PTSD, Abuse, Neglect, Loss, Employment-related), and Homelessness.
After many years working in the public sector, Latisha identified the need to promote and encourage strength-based dialogue surrounding mental health care at the state, county, community and individual levels. Latisha believes that with guidance and a strong support system, individuals can accomplish their goals. She created Blueprint Counseling Solutions with the belief that people aren’t aware of their true potential until they learn to navigate through resources and use their inner strength to tap into hidden talents.
Latisha has experience with the following populations and areas: Immigration, LGBTQ, Veterans, Child Welfare System/ Foster Care, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Probation, Early Psychosis, Substance Abuse, HIV+/ AIDS, Grief, Trauma (PTSD, Abuse, Neglect, Loss, Employment-related), and Homelessness.
After many years working in the public sector, Latisha identified the need to promote and encourage strength-based dialogue surrounding mental health care at the state, county, community and individual levels. Latisha believes that with guidance and a strong support system, individuals can accomplish their goals. She created Blueprint Counseling Solutions with the belief that people aren’t aware of their true potential until they learn to navigate through resources and use their inner strength to tap into hidden talents.
(619) 844-1345 View (619) 844-1345
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Michael McCormick
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92113
Hello, my name is Dr. Michael McCormick. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. My approach to therapy is meeting my client where they are and moving them to where they want to be. My areas of focus are psychosis, depression, anxiety, mania, anger management, and trauma. My therapeutic approach to therapy is that I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral and Object Relations techniques. Since high school, I have been fascinated with the field of Psychology. I always was the friend who people came to help them resolve their problems. As a result, I decided to become a Psychologist.
Hello, my name is Dr. Michael McCormick. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. My approach to therapy is meeting my client where they are and moving them to where they want to be. My areas of focus are psychosis, depression, anxiety, mania, anger management, and trauma. My therapeutic approach to therapy is that I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral and Object Relations techniques. Since high school, I have been fascinated with the field of Psychology. I always was the friend who people came to help them resolve their problems. As a result, I decided to become a Psychologist.
(619) 916-4455 View (619) 916-4455
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Courtney Swanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92129
My name is Courtney Farrell Swanson, and I am an LCSW. I provide strengths-based, client-centered therapy. I believe that connection is an important part of the therapeutic relationship, whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, a mood disorder, psychosis, PTSD or other traumas. I have worked with a wide spectrum of mental health issues, ranging from mild depression and anxiety to severe mental illness, as well as co-occurring disorders. I have worked with many clients from the LGBTQIA community, as well as all age groups. I prefer transitional-aged youth to the elderly population.
My name is Courtney Farrell Swanson, and I am an LCSW. I provide strengths-based, client-centered therapy. I believe that connection is an important part of the therapeutic relationship, whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, a mood disorder, psychosis, PTSD or other traumas. I have worked with a wide spectrum of mental health issues, ranging from mild depression and anxiety to severe mental illness, as well as co-occurring disorders. I have worked with many clients from the LGBTQIA community, as well as all age groups. I prefer transitional-aged youth to the elderly population.
(858) 434-1428 View (858) 434-1428
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Nadia Zamani
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
Hi there! I have experience working in substance use treatment centers (specifically with men) with mental health being the primary issue. I have worked at psych hospitals and specialize in working with individuals experiencing psychosis and schizoaffective disorder. I have experience working with children and adults diagnosed with Autism. In addition to private practice, I am head of Clinical Services at a non profit specializing in domestic violence within the refugee community.
Hi there! I have experience working in substance use treatment centers (specifically with men) with mental health being the primary issue. I have worked at psych hospitals and specialize in working with individuals experiencing psychosis and schizoaffective disorder. I have experience working with children and adults diagnosed with Autism. In addition to private practice, I am head of Clinical Services at a non profit specializing in domestic violence within the refugee community.
(619) 485-1484 View (619) 485-1484
Psychosis Therapists

What’s the most effective treatment for psychosis?

The most effective treatment for psychosis is coordinated specialty care. In this model, a team of professionals works with a patient to address all aspects of the underlying disorder. This approach incorporates individual or group therapy, employment and education support, family support and education, medication management (which often involves low doses of antipsychotics), and case management to facilitate problem-solving as needed.

When should people seek treatment for psychosis?

People should seek immediate treatment at the earliest indication of psychosis. Symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, disorganized or blocked speech, and agitated body movements. Early signs that a person may be developing a disorder that will lead to psychosis include suspiciousness of others, memory problems and distractibility, an inability to think clearly, rapid or nonsensical speech, withdrawal from friends or family, aggression toward others, and sensitivity to bright lights or noises.

What if psychosis is left untreated?

Without treatment, psychosis can have significant repercussions, including injuries, job loss, homelessness, financial or legal trouble, ruptured relationships, and suffering for the person and their family. While early treatment for psychosis often yields the best results, there is no point past which it becomes useless to seek treatment. At any point, treatment can make a difference.

How do I get someone else to seek treatment for psychosis?

It’s extremely difficult to watch a loved one suffer from hallucinations, delusions, and other elements of psychosis—sometimes exacerbated by their fears of treatment. Have a conversation with them in a quiet space and maintain a calm, supportive tone. Share your concerns about behaviors you’ve observed, suggest treatment, and explain the potential benefits. Listen carefully to their responses. The person may not be ready after one conversation, but with time, they may come around.