Private Practice Psychiatrist in San Diego, CA – (619) 900-9750

UCSD Trained | Board Certified | Insurance accepted | Highly ranked and reviewed | Accepting new patients

Dr. Palmer

I completed my psychiatry residency at the University of California, San Diego, ranking #1 out of 58 residents on exams in my final year.

I have substantial experience with military personnel, including a year-long deployment to Iraq as a contractor for the US Army and Marine Corps.

I am board-certified in psychiatry, and have specialized training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, OCD, PTSD, and mental health issues related to childbirth and women.

Meet Dr. Palmer’s Team


I established my private practice to offer a safe and respectful environment for patients to share their concerns without fear of judgment.

My approach to mental health combines evidence-based medical treatments with a strong emphasis on the fundamentals of good health: adequate sleep, a healthy diet, regular exercise, sobriety, and supportive social interactions. As an expert in psychopharmacology, I often prescribe medication, but I also prioritize non-pharmacological factors in all consultations.

Our clinic is committed to non-discrimination, welcoming individuals of all races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, spiritual beliefs, disabilities, and veteran statuses.

My professional integrity is paramount; I maintain financial relationships solely with my patients and their insurers, and do not accept funding from pharmaceutical companies.


I value your time, privacy, and personal goals.

Our clinic ensures minimal waiting, with an average wait time under 5 minutes, and we guarantee a response to calls and messages within one business day.

Your privacy is paramount. We strictly adhere to HIPAA standards, ensuring your health information is shared only with your written consent, barring legal or emergency requirements.

In treatment, I emphasize a collaborative approach, respecting your values and objectives. Together, we’ll work towards alleviating mental health challenges, combining your personal goals with my medical expertise for a more personalized and effective care experience.

Conditions Treated

I do not perform Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) evaluations, or diagnose ADHD.

I treat patients over the age of 18 suffering from:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Insomnia
  • Women’s Mental Health (including pregnancy and lactation questions)
  • Drug and Alcohol abuse
  • Interpersonal conflicts and difficulties
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Eating disorders

  • I accept Medicare, Tricare, and many private health insurers such as Aetna, UnitedHealthCare, Cigna, and more. Please contact us for details.
  • I don’t accept Medi-Cal insurance.
  • If I don’t accept your insurance, we can provide a “superbill” for your “out of network” benefits claim.
  • You may self-pay by check or credit card ($400 initial appointment, $100-200 medication follow-ups)

  • Medication Management
  • Telepsychiatry (video appointment)


If you are having a mental health emergency, please call 988 or the Access and Crisis Line at 888-724-7240.

Send a message

Phone: (619) 900-9750

Fax: (720) 710-2223

Mailing address: 11878 Avenue of Industry, San Diego, CA 92128


San Diego, CA

All appointments are by video visit only. Click here to start a video visit.