AMIR ETTEKAL, MD
The decision to see a psychiatrist is not easy. I am aware of this and have committed my career to understanding the vicissitudes of life and how we can work through unfortunate circumstances. I believe that we are more effective than ever in helping suffering. Humanity has never had better access to medications which, despite their shortcomings, offer hope and efficacy in a relatively short period of time. True healing, however, requires a person to look within to understand their self, their origins, and the path on which they travel. The use of psychotherapy, in particular, is essential in forming lasting and meaningful change.
As a physician and a psychiatrist, I believe in treatment of the person as a whole. My evaluation and treatment plan strongly consider the developmental process and the life events that have shaped a person. Biology also plays an important role in determining who we are and where we are going.
Ultimately, the most gratifying part of my job is watching a person grow, heal and gain a better understanding for who they are in order to live a fulfilling life.
As a board certified psychiatrist, I treat adults with a wide spectrum of disorders and issues. I have offices in Hermosa Beach and Santa Monica and offer early morning and day appointments to accommodate busy schedules. To learn more about me, click here.
Below are links to some mental health resources that you might find helpful.
Amir Ettekal, MD