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About Dr. Douek

Sahar Douek, M.D.

Sahar Douek, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Dr. Douek earned her bachelors of science in Neuroscience from University of California, Los Angeles, and her medical degree at State University of New York at Buffalo. She then returned to UCLA, performing her general residency at the UCLA/SFV Psychiatry Residency Training program and then a two-year fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at USC. Dr. Douek is currently a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.

A Message from Doctor Douek

Thank you for your interest in me, and in Sunshine Psychiatry. I am a board certified psychiatrist, treating children, adolescents and adults. I have an empathetic and non-judgmental approach, and I am committed to providing the highest quality of care for my patients. In my practice, I empower my patients to improve their coping skills and interpersonal skills in order to achieve their optimal mental health. I believe that psychotropic medications, when required, should only be one part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Seeing patients in a private practice setting allows me to customize care for my patients without feeling rushed. I feel privileged that my sub-specialization in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry gives me the opportunity to diagnose and treat mental health issues at early stages and improve lifetime health outcomes.

Among other areas of expertise, I have experience in treating anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, mood disorders (bipolar disorder), psychotic disorders, trauma related conditions such as PTSD, personality disorders, substance use disorders, irritability and anger problems as well as neurodevelopment disorders including intellectual disabilities, autism, learning disorders, and ADHD.

I look forward to working with you, your family and other health professionals to help you achieve your optimal mental health and happiness.

Sincerely,

Sahar Douek, M.D.

Praise from Colleagues

Dr. Douek is an excellent child and adolescent psychiatrist. She truly cares about her patients and goes beyond the office to learn and research more about their condition. She gives CME talks to other psychiatrists and pediatricians and is a wonderful resource for us. As a pediatrician I frequently refer patients to her. I know my patients are in good hands and well taken care of with her.

— Dr. Dafna Ahdoot

Dr. Douek is an incredible physician, scientist, and human being. Her understanding of the psyche, combined with her effective communication skills and her ability to relate to others make for a supreme psychiatrist with the capacity to heal and restore the mind.

— Jennifer Ahdout, M.D.

I endorse Dr. Sahar Douek. She is extremely knowledgeable and genuinely cares about her patients. Dr. Douek’s extensive and diverse training in child psychiatry and her non-judgmental approach in treating her patients makes her unique and special. I highly recommend her.

— Dr. Debora Markzar, Pharm.D.

Dr. Douek has truly mastered the art of medicine. She cares about the well being of all of her patients as well as their families. She is intelligent, compassionate, and has sound clinical judgment. Dr. Douek is also a great mentor having worked with both medical students and residents. I feel honored to be able to call her a colleague.

— Dr. Amy Woods

Dr. Douek is a very kind, caring, and sensitive person. When you couple this with her extensive background and training in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry, she is a great asset and resource to her clients!

— Dr. Raymond Nourmand, Ph.D.