Our Services Go Beyond Symptom Relief
Alcohol abuse and dependence are due to many interrelated factors. There is no two cases alike and will vary including social influences, how you were raised, genetics, possible race predisposition, and the various stresses in a person’s life. What is common is alcohol will begin to affect a person’s self-esteem, relationships, career, and every aspect of their life. Alcohol abuse can be difficult to recognize at first. In our society, drinking is accepted and encouraged in some situations. Eventually a person may begin to rely on alcohol to get through the day, skip activities so they can drink, may suffer withdrawal symptoms when not drinking, or have difficulty controlling how much they drink. We have specialized treatments using VIvitrol® in conjunction with therapy to help you or a love one succeed at staying sober.
Children with emotional or behavioral problems often struggle at school, home, relationships, and social adjustments. Their challenges are significant but there is hope with proper diagnosis and treatment. There are many different approaches when it comes to treating children with psychiatric disorders. We begin with a complete psychiatric evaluation and then design a treatment plan that is right for the individual child. Our services are designed to assist your child, adolescent, and your family to understand and work together toward a happy fulfilling life.
We offer comprehensive psychological services for older adults throughout San Diego County. We want to improve the mental health and well-being of our clients as they face the unique challenges that arise later in their life. Through consultations and testing, these areas will be identified and a strategy developed unique to their situation. We offer our services in our offices, as well to clients in long term care or nursing homes who are unable to come to our facilities. Contact us to see a list of locations we visit or to request services.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder makes people feel very anxious with repeated feelings or thoughts in your mind. These thoughts create distress, apprehension, fear, or a need to do something or follow specific routines. When a person is stressed or tense these symptoms can worsen. This is also a disorder that grows with age. If you feel you might have a mild case of OCD it might get worse over the coming years. Untreated, OCD can take over your life. Obtaining a diagnosis and treatment can help you feel in control and make your life more enjoyable.
Schizophrenia is a complex chronic brain disorder that affects over 2 million people a year. Usually beginning in young adulthood, this illness can cause distorted thoughts, hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, and disorganized behavior. The symptoms vary in every case and increase intensity with age, but in common, the unusual behaviors cause a profound disruption of the client’s life as well as everyone around them. A person suffering from Schizophrenia may have difficulty holding a job, keeping friends, and functioning in every day society. We can help you understand the different causes, diagnoses, and treatments that are available for schizophrenia.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a developmental condition of inattention and distractibility, with or without accompanying hyperactivity. This has now become a common problem in children and adults. Currently the disorder is being identified more than ever before. ADHD may be characterized by excessive activity, impulsive behavior, difficulty concentrating, difficulty socializing and interacting with peers and family or School performance problem. We can provide and extensive work-up which can include psychological testing, evaluating your current symptoms and providing treatment with medication management and therapy. If you feel these symptoms prevent you from living daily life and completing task, call us for an appointment.
We all have times in our lives where we might become lonely, sad or even feel hopeless for short periods. If those feelings persist over longer periods of time and interfere with your everyday life, you may be suffering from the medical illness of Depression. Depression can distort how you view situations, people around you, and yourself. There are many contributing factors to depression, but there is effective treatment for those who suffer from it. When you are ready, let us help you take pleasure again and improve the quality of your life.
Our team of psychiatrist are specially trained in diagnosing and treating memory disorders adn will perform evaluations for patients experiencing memory loss. The memory work up may consist of an MRI of the brain, laboratory test and neuropsychological testing. However, each patient is treated individually and medical work ups will vary. Once the evaluarion for the patient has been completed, your provider will discuss treatment plan which includesdiagnosing specific condition, educating patients and families and providing ongoing medication management.
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and go beyond symptom relief
At Crownview Medical Group we are devoted to providing quality comprehensive psychiatric services. Our team prides itself in our expertise with both the diagnosis and treatment of the occurence of mental illness and believes that the relationship between health care provider and patient is of the utmost importance. We take a balanced approached to go beyond symptom relief and help you find ways to revitalize your life so that you can thrive in all of your endeavors.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. - Confucius
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We are San Diego's Leading Psychiatrists and Therapists
The professionals at Crownview Medical Group have a wide range of skills to tap into an individual's well being. Our therapists are licensed MFT's and PhD's and their expertise is specialized in all psychological disorders, hypnosis, EMDR, and neuropsychological testing.
Dr Mark Melden is a psychiatrist who specializes in the psychiatric evaluation, complementary therapy approach, and medical management of an individual who is suffering from mental illness. This Psychiatrist provides services and maintains a private practice in Coronado and Carlsbad, California where he is CEO/President...
Mark Melden, D.O., DABPN
Kendra Bartels is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Bartels holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master’s degree in Nursing Science from the University of San Diego. Prior to graduate school, Ms. Bartels spent years as a Registered Nurse in...
Kendra Bartels, NP
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Minor, Business Administration
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, June 2002
Master’s, Marriage and Family Therapy
Alliant International University, San Diego, CA, June 2005
Brianna is a Marriage and Family Therapist, licensed with...
Brianna Forbes, MFT
Master Level Clinician
Service Provided: Individual (children, adolescents, and adults), couples and family therapy. Marika’s approach helps to promote immediate relief of suffering by providing individuals with tools for coping with current struggles or symptoms, combined with insight oriented work aimed at exploring and understanding...
Marika Peckham, LCSW
Master Level Clinician
Rafael J. Cortina is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (License MFC #48209)
in the state of California. As a bilingual (English-Spanish) therapist he has worked in Mexico and the United States. He has over 12 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups. He has a Masters of...
Rafael J. Cortina, MFT
Master Level Clinician
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides support and guidance for individuals working towards life changes, personal growth, and managing life's obstacles. I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Business from the University of San Diego. I received my Masters and Doctorate of...
Kristina Miholich, Psy.D.
Primary Field of Experience and Interest:
Corrective & targeted nutrition based on laboratory findings (takes out the guesswork)
Digestive Dysfunction / Health
Adrenal Dysfunction / Health
Trauma Release – Changing our perception of traumatic events...
Jeannette Santino Ph.D.
Integrative Clinical Nutritionist
Wallace M. Graves III
Business Development/Military Advocate
Crownview Medical Group
Wally Graves III is a retired Navy Seal with a 27‐year background in Naval Special Warfare (NSW)...