Psychiatrist in Goleta, California Sofia Encarnacion, Psychiatrist

License: MD

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 18-65+

Appointments: In-office only. Telehealth not available

Manages Medications: Yes

Psychiatrist in Goleta, California Sofia Encarnacion, MD

Sofia Encarnacion, MD

Sofia Encarnacion, M.D., treats adults of all ages. She has devoted her life to the identification, treatment, and alleviation of patient discomfort. She does this through a carefully crafted mixture of caring, listening, and application of the most advanced therapeutic techniques and medications. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

In her many years of patient treatment, first as a clinical psychologist then as a psychiatrist, Dr. Encarnacion has developed particular expertise in the treatment of ADHD, female sexual medicine, and life coaching. Her upbringing in the Caribbean and South America have uniquely qualified her to successfully treat patients from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Dr. Encarnacion earned her medical doctorate from the University of Buenos Aires. She trained and practiced at Cedars Sinai Hospital, a world-renowned psychiatric and medical facility in Los Angeles, and remains an attending psychiatrist there. She maintained a successful private practice in Beverly Hills, where she also served as the director of psychiatric services at El Dorado Community Services, a community based psychiatric facility.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BC)
  • Magellan
  • Managed Health Network (HealthNet)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Sana Benefits
  • Santa Barbara Select IPA (SBSIPA)


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Medical Procedure Evaluations
  • Mindfulness


  • First Responders
  • Women


  • English
  • Spanish



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Sofia Encarnacion. You can also call 562-431-8822 to have someone assist you.

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