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Psychiatrist in Los Angeles

Serving individuals in Los Angeles, California, Prairie Health specializes in providing online psychiatry services to help adults struggling with depression or anxiety. We approach mental healthcare in a modern and sophisticated manner through the use of online care, genetics-informed medication plans and ongoing support.

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Psychiatrist in Los Angeles

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Highly skilled mental health experts and full HIPAA compliance

  • Book your appointment online
  • Visits over secure video call
  • Proactive check-ins
  • Prescriptions handled for you
  • 100% judgment-free care
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Psychiatrist in Los Angeles

Prairie's highly-skilled psychiatrists can help you with a variety of mental health conditions.

Our expert psychiatrists specialize in a variety of psychiatric problems, and collectively offer decades of experience treating adults with various conditions, including but not limited to the following:

  • Major depressive disorder
  • Postpartum depression
  • Acute stress disorder
  • Sleep disorders
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
  • General anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Seasonal affective disorder
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Phobias

While Prairie is working to expand our support to more patients, we are unable to prescribed controlled substances, which are often used for the treatment of the following :

  • Severe bipolar type 1, severe borderline personality disorder
  • Recent suicide attempts (within the past 3 years)
  • Schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, unspecified psychosis
  • Severe eating disorder(s), substance abuse

Our doctors can prescribe non-controlled mental health medications, including SSRIs, NDRIs, SNRIs and alpha-agonists. In most cases, prescriptions involve one (or more) of the following medications:

SSRIs: Citalopram, Escitalopram, Fluoxetine, Fluvoxamine, Paroxetine, Sertraline.

SNRIs: Atomoxetine, Buspirone, Desvenlafaxine, Duloxetine, Venlafaxine.

TCAs: Amitryptyline, Desipramine, Nortryptyline.

Others: Bupropion, Trazodone, Topiramate, Propranolol.

Expert Psychiatric Services in
Los Angeles, California

  • With our expert team of licensed psychiatrists, Prairie Health offers a personalized approach to mental health treatment, backed by genetic testing. Our uniquely integrated care helps you to find the best medication for your body for a smooth and quick recovery, with little to no side effects.
  • To alleviate stress and manage your mental health around your prior life commitments, you are in control of when you schedule your appointments. We cater our support around your preferences to fully fuse your treatment plan into daily life.
  • With hundreds of satisfied clients already successfully treated, Prairie Health can help you to identify your mental health needs, by providing you with comprehensive psychiatric care.
Psychiatrist in Los Angeles

Customized Treatment Plan

  • Prairie Health treats clients using a detailed, scientific approach. Active treatment includes ongoing, secure discussions with a psychiatrist who takes into account how your genetics influences your treatment and may prescribe medication.
  • Using a saliva sample, our doctors can discover the most suitable medicine for your body using pharmacogenomic testing.
  • If you have previously tried mental health medicinal treatment before without success, or strong unpleasant side effects have been a prior issue, genetic testing can help assign a medicine most compatible to your body and needs.
Psychiatrist in Los Angeles

Unrivaled Support & Care

  • At Prairie Health, we are committed to providing accessible, personalized treatment plans. Our clients are in the care of the best psychiatrists that Los Angeles, California has to offer.
  • With proactive check-ins from Care Coordinators and personalized medication plans, our client’s wellbeing is our top priority.
  • We know that reaching out for help when you suffer from poor mental health can be difficult, which is why we are dedicated to making this process as comfortable for our clients as possible.
Psychiatrist in Los Angeles
Psychiatrist in Los Angeles

Our incredible team of psychiatrists serving Los Angeles can help you to regain your mental health with the following services.

Prairie Psychiatry enables our clients to enjoy a clinical experience in the comfort of their own homes. We offer:

  • Specialized psychiatry to treat depression and anxiety. 
  • An expert board-certified psychiatrist will assist you throughout your treatment.
  • A personalized care plan utilizing medication and in-depth video appointments.
  • Secure, online booking process for easy access to appointments.

Your DNA directly affects how your body metabolizes medications, and genetic testing is integral for analyzing this.

  • Free access to modern, scientific care for a greater chance of treatment success. 
  • Gain a better understanding of which medications work for you.
  • Minimize the risk of adverse medication side effects.
  • Non-invasive testing process that can be performed by you at home!

Our custom depression treatment mixes the traditional success of mental health medicine with in-depth video chats with a trained psychiatrist.

  • Book online appointments according to your schedule.
  • High-quality treatment with expertly trained, board-certified psychiatrists.
  • Have an honest, open, and sympathetic discussion in our safe, online spaces.
  • Ask questions or check in with your Care Coordinator at any time! 

Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health issues in California. Our custom anxiety treatment wants to change this. 

  • Free consultation services for prospective clients experiencing anxiety. 
  • A thorough and accurate diagnosis is explained to clients in detail. 
  • An open discussion on a personalized course of treatment.
  • Option for free of charge genetic testing to optimize prescribed medication.

Some Common Questions

1) Answer a few questions to see if we are able to support you, and decide whether you are interested in psychiatry (for medication) or talk therapy. For psychiatry, you have the option to receive a free pharmacogenetic test in the mail, which your psychiatrist uses to personalize your treatment and reduce your risk of side effects based on the way in which your body metabolizes medication.

2) Schedule a judgment-free, full-length evaluation with one of our expert providers. This initial session is conducted via a secure, online video visit and lasts about 50 minutes.

3) Complete your intake form before your visit so your provider has the information needed for your appointment.

4) During the first online visit, your provider will review your medical and mental health history, talk about your goals, make or confirm your diagnosis and propose a treatment plan.

5) If you are prescribed medication(s), you will have the option to have it delivered or to pick it up at your preferred pharmacy.

6) For psychiatry, you will typically see your doctor for short online visits once a month for the first few months to better tailor your treatment plan. Once your treatment plan is optimized, you may meet with your provider once every 3-4 months. Of course, you always have the choice of seeing your provider more often if necessary.

For therapy, appointments occur weekly.

Prairie Health is available in California to adults (age 18 or older) with mental health conditions like depression, mild bipolar, insomnia or anxiety disorders like generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD and panic disorder.

We do not prescribe controlled medications like benzodiazepines or stimulants. That means we are not a good fit for people with ADHD seeking medication like Adderall or Vyvanse.

    We are not able to support people with the following conditions:

  • Active substance abuse
  • Borderline personality disorders
  • Severe bipolar
  • Severe eating disorder(s)
  • Severe OCD
  • Severe personality disorders
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Suicide attempt(s) in the last 3 years
  • Unspecified psychosis

We will be expanding to more states and supporting additional conditions over time, so check back frequently.

For our psychiatry services, Prairie accepts Medicare and some commercial insurances like Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California and Cigna. For the latest on what insurances we support, please review our Insurance page.

For Prairie Therapy, our therapists are considered out-of-network providers. Our Care Coordinators can help you get reimbursements from your health plan.

If you have an insurance plan we aren’t in network with, we can bill your insurance on your behalf, so you can receive reimbursement. Often, this reimbursement is 60-80% back for PPO plans.

You may be able to use your insurance to cover your medication copay if you decide to opt out of medication delivery and use your own pharmacy.

You are solely responsible for payment

If you have health insurance we accept, your exact costs depend on your specific plan. See our Insurance page for more details. The below are our cash rates.

Psychiatry: the initial 50-minute intake costs $295, and 20-minute follow-up appointments cost $160.

Therapy: 50-minute sessions occur weekly and cost $210.

Different genes mean different responses to medication. Prairie conducts genetic testing via a spit sample in order to help psychiatrists personalize dosing decisions and avoid medications your body will not process well. By doing so, we minimize potentially serious side effects and ensure your care journey is as smooth as possible. Visit our genetic testing page to learn more about how it works and why we include this in care.

1) You are able to schedule your appointment with your psychiatrist as soon as possible, often within a matter of days.

2) When you sign up, you have the option to receive a genetic test delivered to you free of charge. Once you receive your genetic testing kit, send us back your saliva sample right away. Your results are typically processed within 2 weeks of the lab receiving your sample.

3) During your first visit (the intake), your psychiatrist will discuss your symptoms and medical history. If you completed a genetic test and your results are ready, your psychiatrist will incorporate them when crafting your personalized treatment plan from the start. This enables them to better tune your prescription dosage and avoid medications your body likely will not process well.

4) If prescribed, you can pick up your medication at your preferred pharmacy or choose to have it delivered to your door for a flat $15/month per medication.

5) Continue to meet with your psychiatrist to ensure you are on the right track and treatment is working as expected. Expect more frequent visits if you are starting on a new medication and less frequent visits if your medication is working well.

Still have questions? Dive deeper on our FAQ page.
Psychiatrist in Los Angeles


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