Medical Weight Care/GLP-1 Therapy

Get Expert Help for Binge-Eating Disorder, Emotional Eating, Food Chatter, and Overweight with GLP-1 Therapy

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Now Serving California and New York
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Now Serving California and New York
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Now Serving California and New York
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Now Serving California and New York
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Now Serving California and New York
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Now Serving California and New York
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Now Serving California and New York
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Now Serving California and New York
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Now Serving California and New York
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Now Serving California and New York

Medical Weight Care Services & Fees

Dr. Ambardar is among a handful of clinical psychiatrists at the forefront of utilizing GLP-1 agonists to target both the psychological and physical aspects of binge-eating, emotional eating, food chatter, and overweight. To learn more about GLP-1 Therapy, please see here . Dr. Ambardar has training and certification in Medical Weight Management from the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM) -
approved by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Initial 75-Minute Medical Weight Management Evaluation

Initial 75-Minute Medical Weight Management Evaluation

This is the first integrative telehealth visit you will have with Dr. Ambardar in which she will review your full medical, psychiatric, psychosocial, and family history. An accurate medical history is important to obtain because some weight management medications are contraindicated in patients with certain medical conditions. Before this visit, please remember to complete the Medical Weight Management Intake Form so that we will be able to make the best use of our time. During this session, your reason(s) for seeking treatment will be discussed in depth and a full treatment plan (including medications, blood work, and lifestyle adjustments) will be prescribed. Fee: $750

This is the first integrative telehealth visit you will have with Dr. Ambardar in which she will review your full medical, psychiatric, psychosocial, and family history. An accurate medical history is important to obtain because some weight management medications are contraindicated in patients with certain medical conditions. Before this visit, please remember to complete the Medical Weight Management Intake Form so that we will be able to make the best use of our time. During this session, your reason(s) for seeking treatment will be discussed in depth and a full treatment plan (including medications, blood work, and lifestyle adjustments) will be prescribed. Fee: $750

Medical Weight Management Follow-Up: 50-Minute Psychotherapy + Med Management

Medical Weight Management Follow-Up: 50-Minute Psychotherapy + Med Management

During this dual-purpose, customized follow-up session, we will adjust and alter your weight management medication as needed, as well as engage in intensive psychotherapy. Dr. Ambardar's general treatment principle regarding weight management medications is to use the lowest effective dose of medication that successfully helps you reach your weight management goals. Regarding psychotherapy, specific treatment modalities used during sessions include psychodynamic or insight- oriented therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, inner child work, and journal therapy. During these sessions, we will explore the symbolism of what specific foods might mean to you and how you can have a more peaceful relationship with food as well as yourself. Fee: $450

During this dual-purpose, customized follow-up session, we will adjust and alter your weight management medication as needed, as well as engage in intensive psychotherapy. Dr. Ambardar's general treatment principle regarding weight management medications is to use the lowest effective dose of medication that successfully helps you reach your weight management goals. Regarding psychotherapy, specific treatment modalities used during sessions include psychodynamic or insight- oriented therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, inner child work, and journal therapy. During these sessions, we will explore the symbolism of what specific foods might mean to you and how you can have a more peaceful relationship with food as well as yourself. Fee: $450

Medical Weight Management Follow-Up: 25-Minute Med Management + Psychotherapy

Medical Weight Management Follow-Up: 25-Minute Med Management + Psychotherapy

During this follow-up session, we will adjust your weight management medication as needed as well as review your treatment progress. Your food and weight goals will be discussed thoroughly, appropriate medication changes will be made, and supportive psychotherapy will be performed. Fee: $300

During this follow-up session, we will adjust your weight management medication as needed as well as review your treatment progress. Your food and weight goals will be discussed thoroughly, appropriate medication changes will be made, and supportive psychotherapy will be performed. Fee: $300

Other Professional Services

Other Professional Services

Professional services such as letter writing, completing prior authorizations, filling out certified medical forms, telephone calls, extensive email conversations, preparation of treatment summaries, or time spent performing any other functions are charged $150 for each 15-minute increment.

Professional services such as letter writing, completing prior authorizations, filling out certified medical forms, telephone calls, extensive email conversations, preparation of treatment summaries, or time spent performing any other functions are charged $150 for each 15-minute increment.


Payment Policy

Please note that in order to provide you with the highest-quality personalized services and to ensure the full confidentiality of your medical records, we do not contract directly with insurance providers. Services are paid for in full at the time of service via credit card, debit card, or HSA/FSA card.

If requested, Dr. Ambardar is happy to provide you with a “superbill” or reimbursement form which you can submit to your insurance company in order to seek partial reimbursement for psychiatric, psychotherapeutic, or group therapy services rendered.

In order to make claim-filing easier for you, our office has partnered with Reimbursify, a service that helps you get reimbursed directly from your insurance company.

If you have any questions about our payment policy, please feel free to contact Dr. Ambardar at DrAmbardar@happinesspsychiatrist.com

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Intake Forms

If you are a new Psychiatry or Psychotherapy patient, please fill out and sign all of the Intake Forms before your first online visit. If you are a new Medical Weight Management or Coaching client, Dr. Ambardar will email you a separate set of intake forms.

Intake Forms Page

Testimonials

“As a professional colleague of Dr. Ambardar’s who has worked closely with her in both the outpatient clinic and ER hospital settings, I can attest to Dr. Ambardar’s superb clinical and diagnostic skills, her agreeable bedside manner, and her genuine concern for patients. Dr. Ambardar is a consummate professional and a wonderful, caring psychiatrist. Her patients have always spoken very highly of her and I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone seeking a bright, compassionate physician for themselves or their family members.”

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Sidney Gold, M.D., Former Chief of Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Sherman Terrace Medical Offices, Los Angeles, CA.

“Dr. Ambardar maintains a true professionalism and calm that is not equaled by many of her colleagues. She has a quiet, unassuming demeanor, but underneath she is intelligent, hard working, and her psychiatric evaluations of patients are well thought out, organized, and sound. Sheenie is a good person. She is honest, decent, and fun. She is well liked by the faculty and staff. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Ambardar. She would be an asset to any faculty or medical school.”

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Sofia Matta, M.D., former Unit Chief and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center in New York, NY.

I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Ambardar for the past 3 years. She is a highly intelligent, compassionate, and thoughtful practitioner. I am confident in her skills and am happy to refer my patients to her for their psychiatric care as I know they will be in excellent hands.

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Patrice Robins, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica, CA.

“Dr. Ambardar has tremendous insight into personal and collective trauma and the impact of ancestral trauma on a person's life. It is not often you come across a professional who has an in-depth understanding of collective trauma and its impact on an individual's life. Her work and her insights have been supportive in my own healing journey. I highly recommend anyone wanting to connect with their ancestral histories, collective trauma, and current life experiences to work with Dr. Ambardar. She is a caring professional.”

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B.S.

Thank you so much for everything you have done for me. I greatly appreciate it. I really think you are a wonderful doctor and I tell everybody about you. I really feel that you are the best doctor I’ve ever been to and that you really listen to me. Again thanks so much.

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Former Patient

I highly recommend Dr. Ambardar to anyone looking for an empathetic therapist. She is truly concerned about improving her patients’ well-being. At the same time, she is very professional and knowledgeable and I felt like I was in extremely capable hands. She has helped me overcome so much, and I feel like my life and mental peace are both in such a better place since I started seeing her.

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Former Patient

Dr. Ambardar is an outstanding psychiatrist. She is extremely kind and exhibits a vast working knowledge of psychiatric, emotional, and mental disorders and the issues and symptoms that stem from these disorders. I always felt at ease with her and I have really appreciated and benefited from being under such excellent care.

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Former Patient

I am a woman in her late-50s who has been living chronically with Bipolar Disorder for many years. Finding a psychiatrist that you really click with is hard and just a matter of luck. I was really lucky to have found Dr. Ambardar when I lived in LA. She always listened to my concerns and is such a sweetheart. I actually looked forward to each appointment. Everyone should have a doctor like Dr. Ambardar!

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Former Patient

“Dr. Ambardar is always professional and helpful. She is a wonderful and compassionate doctor who truly understands what her patient’s needs are. I am grateful to have her as my doctor. Her recommendations have been excellent.”

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Current Patient

“As a professional colleague of Dr. Ambardar’s who has worked closely with her in both the outpatient clinic and ER hospital settings, I can attest to Dr. Ambardar’s superb clinical and diagnostic skills, her agreeable bedside manner, and her genuine concern for patients. Dr. Ambardar is a consummate professional and a wonderful, caring psychiatrist. Her patients have always spoken very highly of her and I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone seeking a bright, compassionate physician for themselves or their family members.”

—  
Sidney Gold, M.D., Former Chief of Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Sherman Terrace Medical Offices, Los Angeles, CA.

“Dr. Ambardar maintains a true professionalism and calm that is not equaled by many of her colleagues. She has a quiet, unassuming demeanor, but underneath she is intelligent, hard working, and her psychiatric evaluations of patients are well thought out, organized, and sound. Sheenie is a good person. She is honest, decent, and fun. She is well liked by the faculty and staff. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Ambardar. She would be an asset to any faculty or medical school.”

—  
Sofia Matta, M.D., former Unit Chief and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center in New York, NY.

I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Ambardar for the past 3 years. She is a highly intelligent, compassionate, and thoughtful practitioner. I am confident in her skills and am happy to refer my patients to her for their psychiatric care as I know they will be in excellent hands.

—  
Patrice Robins, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica, CA.

“Dr. Ambardar has tremendous insight into personal and collective trauma and the impact of ancestral trauma on a person's life. It is not often you come across a professional who has an in-depth understanding of collective trauma and its impact on an individual's life. Her work and her insights have been supportive in my own healing journey. I highly recommend anyone wanting to connect with their ancestral histories, collective trauma, and current life experiences to work with Dr. Ambardar. She is a caring professional.”

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B.S.

Thank you so much for everything you have done for me. I greatly appreciate it. I really think you are a wonderful doctor and I tell everybody about you. I really feel that you are the best doctor I’ve ever been to and that you really listen to me. Again thanks so much.

—  
Former Patient

I highly recommend Dr. Ambardar to anyone looking for an empathetic therapist. She is truly concerned about improving her patients’ well-being. At the same time, she is very professional and knowledgeable and I felt like I was in extremely capable hands. She has helped me overcome so much, and I feel like my life and mental peace are both in such a better place since I started seeing her.

—  
Former Patient

Dr. Ambardar is an outstanding psychiatrist. She is extremely kind and exhibits a vast working knowledge of psychiatric, emotional, and mental disorders and the issues and symptoms that stem from these disorders. I always felt at ease with her and I have really appreciated and benefited from being under such excellent care.

—  
Former Patient

I am a woman in her late-50s who has been living chronically with Bipolar Disorder for many years. Finding a psychiatrist that you really click with is hard and just a matter of luck. I was really lucky to have found Dr. Ambardar when I lived in LA. She always listened to my concerns and is such a sweetheart. I actually looked forward to each appointment. Everyone should have a doctor like Dr. Ambardar!

—  
Former Patient

“Dr. Ambardar is always professional and helpful. She is a wonderful and compassionate doctor who truly understands what her patient’s needs are. I am grateful to have her as my doctor. Her recommendations have been excellent.”

—  
Current Patient

“As a professional colleague of Dr. Ambardar’s who has worked closely with her in both the outpatient clinic and ER hospital settings, I can attest to Dr. Ambardar’s superb clinical and diagnostic skills, her agreeable bedside manner, and her genuine concern for patients. Dr. Ambardar is a consummate professional and a wonderful, caring psychiatrist. Her patients have always spoken very highly of her and I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone seeking a bright, compassionate physician for themselves or their family members.”

— 
Sidney Gold, M.D., Former Chief of Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Sherman Terrace Medical Offices, Los Angeles, CA.

“Dr. Ambardar maintains a true professionalism and calm that is not equaled by many of her colleagues. She has a quiet, unassuming demeanor, but underneath she is intelligent, hard working, and her psychiatric evaluations of patients are well thought out, organized, and sound. Sheenie is a good person. She is honest, decent, and fun. She is well liked by the faculty and staff. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Ambardar. She would be an asset to any faculty or medical school.”

— 
Sofia Matta, M.D., former Unit Chief and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center in New York, NY.

I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Ambardar for the past 3 years. She is a highly intelligent, compassionate, and thoughtful practitioner. I am confident in her skills and am happy to refer my patients to her for their psychiatric care as I know they will be in excellent hands.

— 
Patrice Robins, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica, CA.

“Dr. Ambardar has tremendous insight into personal and collective trauma and the impact of ancestral trauma on a person's life. It is not often you come across a professional who has an in-depth understanding of collective trauma and its impact on an individual's life. Her work and her insights have been supportive in my own healing journey. I highly recommend anyone wanting to connect with their ancestral histories, collective trauma, and current life experiences to work with Dr. Ambardar. She is a caring professional.”

— 
B.S.

Thank you so much for everything you have done for me. I greatly appreciate it. I really think you are a wonderful doctor and I tell everybody about you. I really feel that you are the best doctor I’ve ever been to and that you really listen to me. Again thanks so much.

— 
Former Patient

I highly recommend Dr. Ambardar to anyone looking for an empathetic therapist. She is truly concerned about improving her patients’ well-being. At the same time, she is very professional and knowledgeable and I felt like I was in extremely capable hands. She has helped me overcome so much, and I feel like my life and mental peace are both in such a better place since I started seeing her.

— 
Former Patient

Dr. Ambardar is an outstanding psychiatrist. She is extremely kind and exhibits a vast working knowledge of psychiatric, emotional, and mental disorders and the issues and symptoms that stem from these disorders. I always felt at ease with her and I have really appreciated and benefited from being under such excellent care.

— 
Former Patient

I am a woman in her late-50s who has been living chronically with Bipolar Disorder for many years. Finding a psychiatrist that you really click with is hard and just a matter of luck. I was really lucky to have found Dr. Ambardar when I lived in LA. She always listened to my concerns and is such a sweetheart. I actually looked forward to each appointment. Everyone should have a doctor like Dr. Ambardar!

— 
Former Patient

“Dr. Ambardar is always professional and helpful. She is a wonderful and compassionate doctor who truly understands what her patient’s needs are. I am grateful to have her as my doctor. Her recommendations have been excellent.”

— 
Current Patient

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At The Happiness Psychiatrist®, our patient philosophy centers around treating the whole person: mind, body, and spirit.
We believe that the judicious use of psychopharmacology, coupled with psychotherapy and other integrative treatments (such as meditation, Kundalini yoga, and walking therapy), can bring about transformative changes in the lives of those suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, binge-eating disorder, OCD, and other common mental health conditions and life issues.

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