Below is a list of the top and leading Psychiatrists in San Diego. To help you find the best psychiatrist located near you in San Diego, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.
The top rated Psychiatrists in San Diego are:
- Sirpa Tavakoli – ClearInsight Psychiatry
Shashita Inamdar – Achieve Concierge
- Jeremy D. Flagel – Insight Integrative Health
- Raphael Morris – PsyCare
Ann Lowe – True Life Center
Dr. Sirpa A Tavakoli is an American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) certified psychiatrist. She graduated from the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden and completed her psychiatric residency training in the University of Oklahoma in 2003. She joined ClearInsight Psychiatry in 2018.
Dr. Tavakoli has exceptional experience and expertise in psychiatric patient care. She has worked in varieties of settings, such as hospital in-patient units, crisis stabilization units, outpatient clinics.
Adult ADHD; Alcohol and other illicit drug use disorder; Bipolar disorders; Mood changes due to chronic pain syndrome; Dementia and other cognitive disorders; Depression; Eating disorder; Generalized anxiety disorder; Insomnia; OCD; Panic disorder; PTSD; Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders; Women’s mental health issues
“This office is exactly what I needed. Since moving to San Diego, I have been searching for a quality psychiatrist which is hard to come by. After trying a few different doctors, most of whom seemed like they would rather be elsewhere, I finally came across ClearInsight Psychiatry. Dr Li Lang and her staff have been a great help in my mental health treatment. Dr Li Lang is so straightforward and honest and I really appreciate that about her. The office staff is very helpful too! I’ve seen a few doctors who see patients in a private practice but don’t have office staff and it’s always a nightmare. I definitely don’t have that problem anymore. I just wish I found this practice sooner! Thank you for all your help!” – Devin Widmer
Shashita Inamdar is a licensed physician and a board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist, and member of the Clinical Faculty at UCSD School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry and Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Department of Family Practice, and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Inamdar is also the Medical Director at the Center for Discovery a leading Residential and Outpatient eating disorder treatment program for women, teens and adolescents with mental health, and substance abuse disorders.
Dr. Inamdar’s care is based on the premise that patients who require mental health care respond best to a combination of therapy and medication. She places special emphasis on the integration of a psychotherapeutic approach, with careful and limited use of medication prescribed only when necessary. Dr. Inamdar applies her knowledge in neuropharmacology and ongoing research towards newer treatment options to improve patient health. Her willingness to work with patients seeking to explore alternative/complementary treatments, and working in collaboration with a dietician/nutritionist, and personal trainer, helps to look at treatment options beyond the traditional medications-only approach.
Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, ADHD, Personality Disorder, Trauma, OCD, Mood Disorders, Thyroid Hormone Insufficiency, Nutrient Deficiency, Sex, Gambling, Shopping Addictions
“She is an amazing Therapist, Psychiatrist and Pharmacologist.” – Benoit Velge
Insight Integrative Health
Jeremy Flagel, M.D., graduated from the Keck School of Medicine at USC after receiving his B.A. in Psychology from Cornell University.
After serving as Chief Resident in Psychiatry at the University of Washington, he began practicing in San Diego.
Over the years, he became dissatisfied with the medication management mill that insurance models and managed care dictated and sought out further training in Integrative Medicine. In 2011, he learned about Functional Medicine and began a new training path – eventually becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM), and then a Certified Practitioner with the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFMCP). He has been incorporating integrative and functional medicine principles into his practice for the past 4 years and opened his practice in San Diego in 2017. He attends numerous conferences each year to further his training and learn more in the integrative realm.
Functional Medicine Treatment Plan, Integrative Medication Prescribing, Health Coaching, Group Programs, Mental Health Nutrition, Do-It-Yourself Functional Medicine
“Dr Flagel saved my son’s life. He went out on a limb to make sure he got what he needed. I will forever be thankful. He will be missed here in Portland. Such a terrific man, Dr and person. I wish you well Dr. Flagel, and thank you again for what you did for us.” – C S
Raphael Morris, MD is board certified in general and forensic psychiatry. He has extensive experience in assessing and treating adults and adolescents in both psychotherapy and with medications. Following forensic psychiatry fellowship training, he opened a clinical and forensic private practice and is particularly adept at assessing psychiatric disabilities, and managing the treatment needs of clients when there has been some involvement with the legal system, e.g. divorce, custody disputes, juvenile delinquency, prior criminal history, drug history, or other high risk behaviors. For three years he was the Director of Forensic Services at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, where in addition to organizing the prison wards, he supervised forensic psychiatrist and trainees in the treatment of inmates with acute mood and psychotic disorders. He has been a speaker at Grand Rounds for the state hospital system and has lectured to the courts on variety of topics. For the past 4 years he has been a guest lecturer at analytic institutes regarding psychopharmacology and psychotherapy focusing on how to effectively refer clients for medication evaluations. In addition, Dr.Morris has extensive experience working with clients with medical conditions, appreciating how those conditions can affect psychiatric treatment while being able to screen for potential drug interactions.
PsyCare provides the full spectrum of psychological and psychiatric services for adolescents and children.
“The absolute BEST!” – Kerri Kirkland
True Life Center
Dr. Lowe’s passion for her field – and for providing outstanding integrative care for her patients – has only grown. Helping patients along their journey to healing is a privilege in her mind, and she is committed to investing the time and energy necessary to form authentic connections and achieve meaningful results.
Before specializing in mental health, Dr. Lowe worked for years in cardiology and primary care. She was able to witness firsthand the powerful role emotional wellbeing can play on illness and pain. Her belief in holistic medicine is reflected by her doctoral dissertation which investigated the effect of aromatherapy on the fMRI brain activation patterns on women with IBS. She has extensive history working with the geriatric population as well as with patients with severe anxiety, depression and complex trauma. She has seen time and again how neurofeedback has helped patients transform their lives and alleviate their suffering and she is thrilled to offer neurofeedback to patients at True Life. From her years of experience as a medical and holistic provider, she knows that in order to have authentic healing from the inside out, both the body and the mind need to be treated and addressed on the journey to full health.
Jeanie Burford is a reporter for Kev’s Best. After graduating from UCLA, Amy got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a beat reporter and producer. Jeanie has also worked as a columnist for The Brookings Register. Amy covers economy and community events for Kev’s Best.