Coastal Psychiatric Medical Associates, Inc.

About Coastal Psychiatric Medical Associates

Coastal Psychiatric Medical Associates, Inc. is conveniently located in the Carmel Valley / Del Mar area with quick freeway access and on-site parking. You can also visit our satellite offices located in Pacific Beach or La Jolla. Call us now at (858) 259-0599.

Adoption, the Misunderstood “Disorder”

In my work as a therapist with girls that have been adopted, I experience similar patterns of thinking and behavioral choices that led to these girls being placed in a therapeutic boarding school for at-risk teens. I work in one of these settings with approximately 22 girls of which around 50% are adopted.

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Art Therapy: A Path Toward Self-Understanding

Coastal Psychiatric Medical Associates invites you to explore your intuitive and creative side through art therapy. Teresa Grame, a Registered Art Therapist with over ten years experience in the field, offers individual, family and group art therapy. Art therapy provides an empowering and safe avenue for individuals of all backgrounds and ages to uncover […]

What to Do When You Can’t Stop Worrying

Over the years, I have worked with many self-described “worry warts”. As a recovering worrier myself, I can relate to the tremendous mental and physical exhaustion that comes with worrying most of the time. Many worriers say they cannot manage their distressing thoughts, but, fortunately, there are several effective ways to handle this “what […]

Feeling Depressed? Two Key Ways to Improve Your Mood

When people feel depressed, typically simple activities like getting out of bed in the morning can be challenging. Low energy is a common symptom of depression and can lead to avoiding everyday activities because they feel too daunting. Unfortunately, avoiding daily tasks often leads to feeling overwhelmed and guilty, both of which fuel depression.

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Why Get Therapy for Depression?

Depression is an illness that affects millions of people and it can be very successfully treated either by psychotherapy and/or medication. Sometimes it is biological, runs in families and can be genetically based. Some kinds of depressions are caused by grief, stress, environmental or psychological events. The symptoms of major depression have well-developed guidelines […]