Opening Hours

Monday ……………. 9 am – 8 pm
Tuesday ……………. 9 am – 8 pm
Wednesday ………. 9 am – 8 pm
Thursday ………….. 9 am – 8 pm
Friday ……………….. 9 am – 8 pm
Saturday …………… Closed
Sunday ……………… Closed

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Dr. Cohen’s practice offers comprehensive treatment for mood and anxiety disorders. In addition to psychopharmacology and psychotherapy, Dr. Cohen’s office offers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a medication-free alternative treatment for depression and other disorders; Ketamine, a cutting-edge psycho-pharmacological approach to depression; and pharmaco-genetic testing to help guide the approach to medication. 

Principium Psychiatry Santa Monica

2222 Santa Monica Blvd #105, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Welcome to Principium Psychiatry, Santa Monica! We are a mental health practice bringing cutting edge, state of the art, precision treatments to the Los Angeles metro area.

Our expertise includes:
  • mood disorders (e.g. depression, bipolar)
  • anxiety disorders
  • ADHD
  • Trauma
  • and other conditions.

The term “principium” is derived from Latin, meaning “principle” or “foundation.” In Principium Psychiatry, the term refers to an approach to mental health care that is grounded in fundamental principles and values. This approach emphasizes evidence-based practices, patient-centered care, and a holistic understanding of mental health and well-being.
Here are some key elements that are associated with a “Principium Psychiatry” approach:
1. **Holistic Perspective:** Principium Psychiatry focuses on treating the whole person, taking into account their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. It recognizes that mental health is interconnected with various aspects of an individual’s life.
2. **Evidence-Based Practices:** A Principium-based approach prioritizes evidence-based treatments, which are interventions that have been rigorously studied and proven effective in clinical research. This ensures that patients receive the most effective and appropriate care for their specific conditions.
3. **Patient-Centered Care:** Patient-centered care is an essential aspect of any principium-based approach. It involves actively involving patients in treatment decisions, understanding their unique needs and preferences, and respecting their autonomy and agency in the treatment process.
4. **Collaborative Treatment:** Principium Psychiatry emphasizes collaboration among different mental health professionals, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors. This interdisciplinary approach allows for a comprehensive understanding of a patient’s condition and the development of personalized treatment plans.
5. **Cultural Sensitivity:** A Principium-based approach recognizes the importance of cultural competence in mental health care. It acknowledges and respects the cultural backgrounds, beliefs, and values of patients, ensuring that treatments are culturally sensitive and appropriate.
6. **Preventive Care:** Principium Psychiatry also emphasizes the importance of preventive mental health care. This includes promoting mental health awareness, early intervention, and the identification of risk factors to prevent the development of more severe mental health issues.
7. **Continuous Learning and Improvement:** A Principium-based approach encourages mental health professionals to stay updated with the latest research and advances in the field. This commitment to continuous learning allows practitioners to provide the best possible care to their patients.
8.**Precision Psychiatry:** Precision psychiatry is an evolving approach that tailors mental health treatments to individuals based on their unique characteristics, genetics, and responses to therapies. It utilizes advanced technologies like genetic testing and cutting-edge treatments like TMS and ketamine.  This personalized approach aims to optimize treatment outcomes and improve overall mental well-being. By considering an individual’s biological, psychological, and social determinants, precision psychiatry offers targeted and effective interventions. Precision psychiatry holds the promise of revolutionizing mental health care, providing personalized and improved treatments to individuals with mental health conditions.
Please feel free to email us at to set up an appointment. You may also use our online booking tool. You can reach our office by dialing 310-564-0110 and dialing extension 1.

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