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Amir Ettekal, MD

Los Angeles Psychiatrist

Since 2008, I have been proud to serve the Southbay and Santa Monica areas, I now also offer telehealth appointments.  I ensure that all patients receive the exceptional care they deserve.  I am dedicated to not only making you feel better, but helping you stay healthy and live the life you deserve. Contact me today to learn more.

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My Services

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 an office in Hermosa Beach and do telehealth visits as well. I offer early morning and day appointments to accommodate busy schedules.  To learn more about me, click here.

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I believe that in no other time in the history of humanity have we had access to such powerful and transforming medications. Considering the suffering that has gone untreated, and the lengths that human beings have gone through to address these issues, we are fortunate today to have access to medicines that work so effectively.


I am a true believer in the power of good, effective therapy.  I often work with patients who want to explore therapy as a treatment option or in combination with medication.

Concierge Services

I offer in home, or on location appointments for people who are unable to leave their home or would prefer to been treated in the privacy of their own residence.

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Office Locations


Hermosa Beach Office

1200 Artesia Boulevard, Suite 204

Hermosa Beach, California 90254

Telehealth Visits Available

(310) 281-3365

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