Darren A. Lucas, M.D.


(858) 255 - 0981


Personalized care provided to you in the comfort and privacy of your home.

*No longer accepting new patients*

  • Online and convenient telepsychiatry appointments only

  • Appointments typically within a few days with flexible scheduling

  • Medication evaluations offered

  • Out of network for insurance plans

  • Serving and caring for patients throughout California

A practice of general adult Psychiatry specializing in, but not limited to, the following disorders:
Anxiety, Depression,
Bipolar, Mood, OCD, PTSD, Psychosis, and more. Please refer to the 'FAQ' section for further information about my practice. Call me with any questions or to schedule an appointment. (858) 255 - 0981

About me:

I provide a caring and holistic treatment approach. This type of treatment approach combines medications with lifestyle changes that may include discussions about diet, exercise, sleep, and supplements. I have extensive experience and expertise in psychopharmacology, treating patients in both outpatient and acute care inpatient settings, and successfully managing and streamlining complex lists of medications. Treating mood disorders (i.e. depression, treatment resistant depression, bipolar) is a particular area of interest.

As someone who practices a vegan lifestyle and yoga, I strive to also incorporate nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, and psychotherapy into my treatment recommendations. This may include supporting you in your current work with a therapist, providing support during a difficult life transition, and motivational techniques. I am a psychotherapy oriented psychiatrist, coming from a background of psychodynamic and interpersonal therapy perspectives with training from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno.

I am here to support you in your courageous effort and work to make meaningful changes in life.

About my practice:

The ultimate goal is getting you to feel better. I operate a small private practice where the focus is on exceptional service and care. I am highly responsive and a good listener. We take our time in the evaluation phase to work together and find a personalized treatment plan that will work for you. You will receive your treatment plan via email so you are able to focus on getting the most out of our time together.

Telepsychiatry is done virtually, via a secure video platform so you can have appointments from the comfort and convenience of your home via computer, tablet, or smartphone. There are no travel or parking hassles in coming to see me. Every interaction and communication is with me directly. After we establish a working relationship I am available by email to address small issues that invariably occur in between appointments at no extra charge.

I am highly responsive, which means that I am offering concierge like services without the additional concierge fees. In our shared goal in getting you to feel better, we will work together to address your concerns and find a holistic solution.

What patients are saying about me:

  • "I really appreciate your approach; it's comprehensive, direct, and personable. I am so glad to have found you."

  • "I feel so lucky to have found you. You're offering an invaluable service for people like me who would have to wait many weeks to see a psychiatrist."

  • "I was so tired of dealing with office staff, I love how I get to deal directly with you."

  • "I really appreciate your thoroughness and availability."

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