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Dr. Joshua Elan Kuluva, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry, Neurology
4053 Lone Tree Way; Suite 101
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Kuluva works as a psychiatrist and neurologist in Berkeley, CA, Antioch, CA, and Oakland, CA. Dr. Kuluva is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kuluva trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kuluva (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Kuluva's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
3454 Hillcrest Avenue
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Melanie Akalal works as a geriatric psychiatrist. Dr. Akalal accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She is conversant in Filipino.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
1120 2nd Street; Suite 109
Brentwood, CA
 

Dr. Rolf Palmer is a physician who specializes in psychiatry. Patients gave Dr. Palmer an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Free University of Brussels. In addition to English, Dr. Palmer speaks French.

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Specializes in Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine
401 Silver Spur Lane
Oakley, CA
 

Dr. Simone Litsch is a medical specialist in psychiatry and sleep medicine. She speaks German. She is a graduate of the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Litsch accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
1016 W Town & Country Road
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Giselle Rocha specializes in family therapy and psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rocha include adoption issues, behavior therapy, and conflict mediation. She takes Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Rocha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
3454 Hillcrest Avenue
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Beatrice St. Claire is a medical specialist in psychiatry. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. St. Claire is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
3454 Hillcrest Avenue
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Christine Lim's specialty is psychiatry. She accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Lim studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Specializes in Social Work
3432 Hillcrest Avenue; Suite 175
Antioch, CA
 

Ms. Veronica Baines specializes in social work and practices in Antioch, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Baines accepts.

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Specializes in Psychology
6327 Bethel Island Road; Suite A
Bethel Island, CA
 

Dr. Shelly Minor works as a psychologist in Bethel Island, CA. She takes Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
1111 W. Town & Country Road; Suite #51
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Asoka Jayasinghe specializes in psychiatry and practices in Orange, CA. Dr. Jayasinghe graduated from the University of Ceylon.

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Specializes in Social Work, Counseling
201 Sand Creek Road; Suite L
Brentwood, CA
 

Ms. Susan Alonso works as a social worker and counselor. Areas of expertise for Ms. Alonso include sandplay therapy, anger management, and art therapy treatment. She honors Medi-Cal and Medicaid insurance.

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Specializes in Psychology
3454 Hillcrest Avenue
Antioch, CA
 

Specializes in Family Therapy
815 1st Street; Suite 4
Brentwood, CA
 

Ms. Amy Bentancourt's area of specialization is family therapy. She is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Psychology
3720 Sunset Lane; Suite D
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Carl Viesti works as a psychologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Viesti is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Audiology, Child Psychology
1181 Central Boulevard; Suite B
Brentwood, CA
 

Dr. Linda Twilling works as a pediatric audiologist and child psychologist in Brentwood, CA, Fremont, CA, and Oakland, CA. Dr. Twilling accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. She is professionally affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
3501 Lone Tree Way; Suite 200
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Edward Lau's medical specialty is pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Lau studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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What is Mental Health Care?

Mental health care refers to a broad group of professionals who work to keep people mentally well. Just as physical illness can cause unwanted aches and pains, mental illness can cause unwanted thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. Even people who are not dealing with a mental illness can suffer from the effects of a stressful situation and find it difficult to cope. Mental health care workers seek to improve the emotional, psychological, and social well-being of their clients, usually through therapy.

There are many kinds of mental health care providers. Some examples include psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, psychiatric nurses, substance abuse professionals, and social workers. Mental health workers treat patients at all stages of life and through many common problems, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and several others.

Some of the symptoms that occur with mental health issues and may cause a person to seek treatment include:
  • Changes in eating or sleeping
  • Decreased energy, fatigue
  • Numbness or a lack of interest in life
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Recurrent, persistent thoughts
  • Feeling unusually anxious, sad, angry, worried, or on edge
  • An inability to care for one’s self or perform daily tasks

Patients seeking mental health treatment have several options. The most widely used treatment is psychotherapy, also called talk therapy or simply ‘therapy’. In therapy, mental health workers guide patients as they talk about issues in their life and problem-solve ways to make positive, healthy changes. Some patients also take medication to treat mental illness. Medications are especially effective at treating the chemical imbalances behind more severe cases of depression, anxiety, and illnesses such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Many mental illnesses are treated with a combination of both medication and therapy. For example, in substance abuse care, medications to ease withdrawal symptoms are commonly used together with a specific kind of therapy called behavior therapy, which teaches patients how to handle challenging situations without drugs or alcohol. Mental health workers may also consult with physicians or use community resources to help patients function at their best.
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