Find the Best Psychiatrists in Santa Monica, CA

Choose from approximately 190 LifeStance psychiatrists that serve patients in Santa Monica, California. We are the largest behavioral care provider platform in the USA. Our psychiatrists see patients in 45 local offices in California and also provide virtual appointments throughout the state.

Find the best psychiatrist near you in Santa Monica, California, by choosing from approximately 85 local and 105 online psychiatry providers in Santa Monica, California. LifeStance practices represent the largest behavioral care provider platform in the USA. Our highly rated licensed psychiatrists see patients in 45 mental health clinics in California and also provide online psychiatry services. LifeStance psychiatrists specialize in treating a range of mental healthcare issues, including depression, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, adjustment disorders, bipolar disorder, autism, and addictions, in Santa Monica, California.

Find the best LifeStance psychiatrists in Santa Monica, California. Search our psychiatrist directory to find a doctor that specializes in treating a range of mental health care issues, including depression, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, adjustment disorders, bipolar disorder, autism, and addictions.

Whenever you need a psychiatrist to diagnose a mental health disorder for you or a family member or to start a treatment for a condition you have already been diagnosed with, you will find a LifeStance doctor within our network.

Find a LifeStance psychiatrist in Santa Monica, California who specializes in your presenting concerns.

Read more FAQS below about how to find a LifeStance psychiatrist in Santa Monica, California.

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About the City

Santa Monica, located in California, is a coastal gem that exudes a laid-back yet sophisticated vibe. The city is a melting pot of diverse cultures and demographics, attracting a mix of young professionals, families, and retirees. Its neighborhoods, such as Ocean Park and Sunset Park, offer a range of housing options, from beachfront properties to cozy bungalows. What sets Santa Monica apart is its commitment to sustainability and wellness. The city boasts an extensive bike path network, organic farmers markets, and a plethora of health-conscious eateries. With its stunning beaches, iconic pier, and thriving arts scene, Santa Monica truly captures the essence of California's coastal lifestyle.

Neighborhoods in the City

Santa Monica is a coastal city in California with distinct neighborhoods. Ocean Park offers a laid-back beach vibe, while Montana Avenue boasts upscale shops and eateries. Downtown Santa Monica is a bustling hub with the famous Third Street Promenade. The Pico neighborhood is known for its diverse culinary scene and cultural attractions.

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FAQs about how to find a LifeStance psychiatrist in Santa Monica, California

Yes, most California health insurance carriers provide mental health benefits that cover psychiatrist visits, including the initial evaluation and regular sessions (check-ins). However, the exact amount of coverage will vary based on the insurance plan details and whether the selected provider is in-network or out-of-network with your insurance. Just like any other medical professional, if the psychiatrist is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the psychiatrist is out-of-network with your insurance, you may still be able to receive reimbursement after paying the fee.

We work with: Aetna, Evernorth (Cigna), Humana, MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP), MultiPlan (PHCS), Optum (UnitedHealthcare), Partners Direct Health, Provider Network of America (PNOA), Sana Benefits, Tricare East (Humana Military), Elevance Health (Anthem BCBS), Lakeside Medical (Regal Medical), Magellan, Managed Health Network (HealthNet), Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), Carelon (Beacon), ComPsych, Santa Barbara Select IPA (SBSIPA), Medicare, Scripps Health Plan, Elevance Health (Anthem BC), Sharp Health Plan, Behavioral Health Systems (BHS) and Blue Shield of California.

If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan (or so called “open access” plans), you can likely receive some reimbursement when you see a psychiatrist out-of-network in California.

If you have an HMO, EPO, or Medicaid/Medicare plan, you likely cannot receive reimbursement, and would be responsible for the full out-of-network session fee. LifeStance accepts most of the commercial health insurance plans.