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Angharad Ames, M.D., M.A.

Board-Certified Psychiatrist

Board-Certified Psychiatrist in Costa Mesa

Meet Dr. Ames

My passion is helping individuals overcome mental and emotional suffering associated with various aspects of the human condition. I practice a holistic, individualized, and comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment-planning that centers on a person's unique experiences, symptoms, and goals in order to alleviate symptoms and address root causes. I consider numerous factors that contribute to psychiatric symptoms and I emphasize the dynamic interplay between mind, body, and lifestyle that influences the biological, psychological, and social facets of illness and wellness.

I am a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, integrative treatment, TMS, and women's mental health. I diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, including disorders of mood, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, attention deficit and hyperactivity, and addiction. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and couples.

I consider the different factors that contribute to mental health, including stress, inflammation, hormonal factors, neurophysiology, relationships, trauma, nutrition, physical activity, and sleep, among others. I apply psychotherapeutic techniques derived from psychodynamic, existential, cognitive-behavioral, and cognitive processing therapies.

Biopsychosocial model of mental health


  • Mood Disorders (e.g. Depression, Bipolar Disorder)

  • Anxiety Disorders (e.g. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder)

  • Adjustment Disorders / Life Transitions

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Thought Disorders (e.g. Schizophrenia)

  • Women's Mental Health / Reproductive Psychiatry

  • Relationship Conflict

Psychiatric Evaluation & Assessment

Medicine / Medication


Integrative Psychiatry

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Practice Locations

In-Person Appointments
Telepsychiatry/ Video

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South Coast Psychiatry
950 S. Coast Drive #235
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Southern California TMS Center
940 S. Coast Drive #215
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(866) 608-9805

What Patients Say

"Dr. Ames is my psychiatrist and I cannot say enough good things about her. From the moment I met her, I felt heard, understood, and that she cared for my mental health. She actually listens and creates a treatment plan based off what will help you."

Rhiannon S.


“In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.”

Albert Camus
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