Dr. Ambardar named a 2018 Top Doctor by Los Angeles Magazine and a 2016 and 2017 Super Doctor Rising Star by Los Angeles Magazine

Welcome to the website of The Happiness Psychiatrist®, Dr. Sheenie Ambardar, M.D.

Read Dr. Ambardar’s popular Huffington Post article “10 Ways to Improve Depression and Anxiety without Meds”

We are now offering Teletherapy/Telepsychiatric video appointments throughout California.

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As the founder of  Happiness Psychiatry™, Dr. Ambardar believes that happiness is a state of mind that takes practice, effort, and vigilance and that it is within everyone’s reach if we are willing to put in the time and effort for authentic self-reflection and personal growth. To this end, Dr. Ambardar’s award-winning and unique integrative and spiritual treatment method blends Eastern and Western philosophies for the optimal benefit of her patients.

She uses psychiatric medications in conjunction with an eclectic blend of psychotherapeutic modalities including psychodynamic or insight-oriented therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, interpersonal therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, journal therapy, walking therapy, group therapy, meditation, and Kundalini Yoga.

Dr. Ambardar’s boutique private practice specializes in providing compassionate, experienced, confidential, and highly-customized psychiatric and psychotherapy services for men and women, ages 18 and older, in the Beverly Hills, Malibu, and surrounding Los Angeles areas.

Dr. Ambardar also provides Telepsychiatry services to patients in Northern, Southern, and Central California via video and phone. Telepsychiatry offers patients access to award-winning, concierge care in the comfort of their own homes and can be conducted with ease using a HIPAA-compliant video app. This level of convenience is especially helpful for professionals and students with busy schedules.


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Dr. Ambardar graduated with Honors in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, received her M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, completed a clinical postdoctoral research fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and received her Adult Psychiatry residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan/New York Medical College. She has worked for Kaiser Permanente Southern California as an Attending Physician, and in 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 was awarded the Compassionate Doctor Award based on patient ratings and reviews, and was identified as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors. Dr. Ambardar was also named by Los Angeles Magazine as a Super Doctor Rising Star in 2017 and 2016 in the magazine’s annual “Best of LA” edition. She was also recently honored by Los Angeles Magazine as a Top Doctor in 2018.

Our offices in Beverly Hills and Malibu as well as our Telepsychiatry practice offer the following:

  • Highly-customized treatment plans offering a blend of medication management, psychotherapy, and Eastern spiritual philosophies
  • Late evening office appointments
  • State-of-the-art electronic prescribing with paperless e-prescriptions and electronic medical records

We invite you to explore our website, learn more about the unique Happiness Psychiatry™ services we offer, and contact us with any questions or comments you may have.

To your mental health,

Dr. Ambardar




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