From individual therapy to medication management, psychiatry is an area of medicine that provides comprehensive mental health care. Aloha Integrative Health strives to ensure each patient receives the quality care they deserve at their office in San Diego, California. With a board-certified psychiatrist and psychiatric nurses in-house, the team creates individualized treatment plans for anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

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What is psychiatry?

Psychiatry is an area of medicine that focuses on preventing, diagnosing, treating, and managing mental health conditions. A psychiatrist can provide comprehensive mental health care through therapy, medication, and nutritional counseling.

With an emphasis on holistic care, the providers at Aloha Integrative Health strive to target the root of a person’s mental health concerns rather than masking the symptoms.

How is psychiatry different from psychology?

The main difference between psychiatry and psychology is that a psychiatrist is a medical doctor who can prescribe medication and provide therapy. With a board-certified psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse, Aloha Integrative Health can deliver dynamic care that targets your unique needs and mental health concerns.

What services does psychiatry include?

Aloha Integrative Health offers an array of psychiatric services to ensure each patient receives a comprehensive treatment plan. These include:

Psychiatric evaluations

A psychiatric evaluation is a thorough mental health screening performed at your initial visit. The assessment consists of a medical history review, a discussion of your symptoms, and an assessment of your current medications.

Mediation management

If you take one or more medications, the team works with you to determine how well your current plan works. They may discuss adjustments, refills, or new medications to ensure you have the appropriate treatment plan for your needs.


Also called talk therapy, psychotherapy includes research-based techniques, like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), to address mental health concerns.


Aloha Integrative Health offers individual, family, marriage, and addiction counseling to address various mental health concerns.

Nutritional management

Nutrition plays a key role in how you look, feel, and function. Addressing nutritional deficiencies and tailoring your diet to your unique needs is a medication-free way to improve your mental and physical health.

Which mental health concerns can psychiatry address?

Psychiatry can help many patients manage mental health conditions and relieve unwanted symptoms. The psychiatric team at Aloha Integrative Health provides comprehensive care for many mental health challenges, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Addiction and substance abuse

Connecting with a psychiatry specialist at Aloha Integrative Health can also help you manage stress, learn new symptom-coping strategies, and better understand your condition.

Call Aloha Integrative Health today or schedule an appointment online to meet with a team that understands the importance of holistic psychiatric care.