Below is a list of the top and leading Psychiatrists in Los Angeles. To help you find the best Psychiatrists located near you in Los Angeles, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Los Angeles’ Best Psychiatrists:
The top rated Psychiatrists in Los Angeles are:
- Dr. Deborah Fein – Playa Vista Mental Health
- Dr. David Brian Wexler – David Brian Wexler, MD
- Dr. Ellie Mizani – Mental Health Center
- Dr. Michelle Ashley – West Los Angeles Psychiatrist and Therapist
- Dr. Kirsten Thompson – Kirsten Thompson, MD
Playa Vista Mental Health
Dr. Deborah Fein is a psychiatrist in private practice providing mental health services in Los Angeles. She also is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and as well as a member of the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Fein completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biopsychology. She completed her medical training at Western University of Health Science, where she became a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. As a medical student, she chose to pursue extra training in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona. She then trained as a psychiatrist at the UCLA/San Fernando Valley Program while completing an elective in women’s mental health during her fourth year of residency. She mentored incoming residents throughout her four years of residency training and became the Chief Resident of the Outpatient Veterans Affairs Mental Health Clinic in her final year of training.
Medication Management, Individual Therapy, Couples Counseling, Neuropsychological Evaluations, Acute Stress Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder, Dissociative Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenia, Sleep Disorders, Women’s Mental Health, Fertility and Mental Health, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Medications during Pregnancy or Breastfeeding, “Baby Blues”, Postpartum Depression or Psychosis
“If you need counseling they have many options and locations. Parking is difficult and street parking is your best option.” -Corey Bouche
David Brian Wexler, MD
Dr. David Brian Wexler – With more than two decades of professional experience, Dr. Wexler has held a variety of roles in the mental health field. His expertise is in biological psychiatry and psychopharmacology. He is currently exploring the use of entheogens (ketamine) to assist with comprehensive care.
Dr. Wexler has worked as a private practitioner, staff psychiatrist (inpatient and outpatient) in a number of healthcare systems nationally and internationally, Director of Consultation/Liaison Services, team psychiatrist for an NFL franchise, physician wellness psychiatrist for a large managed care consortium, and as director of a university teaching hospital’s psychopharmacology clinic. He prides himself on remaining state-of-the-science, has held academic positions at several medical schools, and has served as a web-based psychiatric consultant for primary care physicians and other medical specialists.
Comprehensive Initial Evaluation, Medication Management, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), Geropsychiatry, Second Opinion Consultations
“Dr. Wexler is a gentle genius… he is kind and reassuring, while also extremely knowledgeable about psychopharmacology. More than a decade ago, I turned to him at a time when I was desperate for help… after my first appointment, I felt a sense of relief that I had found a doctor that would listen and that wouldn’t give up until we’d come to a solution. Not long after our first appointment, I was feeling much better and saw him regularly for several years. He is one of the few doctors I’ve found that I actually trust with my life!” -Miles Ashlock
Mental Health Center
Dr. Ellie Mizani is a psychiatrist specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry and addiction medicine. She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Mizani completed her undergraduate and medical studies at UC Irvine. She also completed her psychiatric and child and adolescent psychiatry subspecialty training at the UC Irvine Medical Center. During the last year of her child psychiatry training, Dr. Mizani served as Chief Fellow and graduated with commendation. Dr. Mizani also trained at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, focusing on pediatric psychopharmacology for ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and autism.
Conditions Treated, Evaluation & Treatment Planning, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy: DBT Informed Skills Group, Medication, Addiction Treatment Planning
“Wonderful experience with this doctor who weaned me off a crazy amount of medication that my last psychiatrist had me on. She explained for the first time in my life what was going on with me and my diagnosis and set me up with an amazing therapist. I would recommend her to anyone.” -Julia Oxana
West Los Angeles Psychiatrist and Therapist
Dr. Michelle Ashley is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and the nuances of prescribing Psychiatric medication when indicated. She helps solve life problems resulting from unresolved grief; transitions such as divorce, parenthood, career change, move to a new city, and relationship difficulties. She treats manic-depression/bipolar disorder; depression; postpartum depression; schizophrenia; anxiety: obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder by integrating cognitive behavior therapy, interpersonal therapy, and Psychiatric medication if indicated. She also is fluent in Spanish and treats Spanish speaking patients.
Manic-depression/bipolar disorder, Depression, Postpartum depression, Schizophrenia, Anxiety: obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder by integrating cognitive behavior therapy, Interpersonal therapy, Psychiatric medication
“Very knowledgeable. I felt very comfortbale talking to the doctor.” -M.P.
Kirsten Thompson, MD
Dr. Kirsten Thompson, MD is a board certified psychiatrist serving patients throughout West Los Angeles from her practice located in Brentwood, California. She helps patients with a variety of mental health conditions including but not limited to major depressive disorder, anxiety, postpartum depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and insomnia. Dr. Thompson also provides psycho-oncology care to cancer patients, survivors, and their families.
Anxiety, Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Postpartum Depression, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Insomnia, Psycho Oncology
“Highly recommended!” -L.E.
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