Roberto  Figueroa

Roberto Figueroa

Psychiatrist, MD PhD
California Accepting Online
Santa Monica Not Accepting In-person
Updated June 1, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Pregnancy & postpartum mental health

Professional statement

Roberto Figueroa is a board-certified psychiatrist that specializes in the psychotherapeutic treatment of anxiety and depression in adults. Dr. Figueroa’s experience in multiple psychotherapy approaches enables him to tailor treatment to each patient’s needs and style.

As a psychiatrist, Dr. Figueroa is also able to prescribe medications to his psychotherapy patients when indicated, after ample consideration of the potential benefits, risks and alternatives. Dr. Figueroa has extensive training, specialization and experience in psychopharmacology.

Dr. Figueroa trained in general psychiatry at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of the University of Pittsburgh. After completing his residency in 2003, he was awarded a fellowship to specialize in psychopharmacology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

Dr. Figueroa joined the faculty at Mount Sinai as an Assistant Professor in 2004 where he supervised residents and taught psychopharmacology. Dr. Figueroa obtained advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research of Columbia University. Dr. Figueroa used his expertise in Cognitive Behavioral THerapy (CBT) to co-found and design MindQuire– an online application that allows patients to practice CBT exercises.

In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Figueroa has experience in phase I – III clinical trials, health services research, health policy and business consulting. He earned a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Carnegie Mellon, specializing in the evaluation of quality of health care. He has published numerous research articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Figueroa also worked as a consultant for McKinsey And Company, serving clients in multiple industries, including pharmaceutical, health insurance, private equity and international health systems.

Dr. Figueroa’s office is located between Westwood and West LA in the west side of Los Angeles in the corner of Sepulveda and Santa Monica Blvd.


Message to clients

If you are suffering from anxiety or depression you should know you are not alone. Millions of people in the US and about half a billion people in the world have significant depression or anxiety. Anxiety and depression may be caused by psychological, physical, social, and spiritual factors. Struggling with depression or anxiety can cause intense suffering, affect your ability to have or enjoy relationships and disrupt your ability to function at work or home. Problems with your emotional health can prevent you from pursuing your dreams and living life to the fullest.
Finding hope is the first step in getting better. And there are reasons to be hopeful. Research has consistently demonstrated the benefit of multiple treatment approaches. It has also shown that the most effective treatment is the combination of psychotherapy and medication treatment.

I specialize in treating anxiety and depression. I use an integrated approach that combines cognitive behavioral (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy with medication treatment when indicated.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

Pregnancy & postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (30min)
  • Initial session: $400 (60min)
  • Longer ongoing sessions: $400 (60min)
  • Shorter ongoing sessions: $195 (15min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Santa Monica practice
11111 Santa Monica Boulevard, S.1700, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Psychopharmacology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Psychodynamic psychotherapy, Columbia University

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Psychopharmacology
Columbia University, Psychodynamic psychotherapy


Languages

English

Spanish