Marina Del Rey - Community Psychiatry

Marina Del Rey

4553 Glencoe Ave
Suite 315
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

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Sean Tai, D.O.

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Sean Tai, D.O., is a board certified psychiatrist with the American Board of Psychiat … Read More

ry and Neurology. He is originally from the Los Angeles area but attended medical school on the east coast at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. While in medical school, Dr. Tai co-founded the LGBT Medical Alliance of the New River Valley, a community organization aimed at educating the public in rural Appalachia on LGBT-related health issues. In recognition of his work with LGBT patients, Dr. Tai received the LGBT Health Service Award from the American Medical Student Association/Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (AMSA/GLMA). Dr. Tai subsequently received his residency training in psychiatry at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. During his time in residency, Dr. Tai was given the resident professionalism award and served as chief resident. In addition, Dr. Tai pursued special training in psycho-oncology and sports psychiatry, working with both college and professional athletes. 

Haiyan Wang, M.D.

Haiyan Wang, M.D. is a board certified Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut in P … Read More

hysiology and Neurobiology and received her Medical Degree from Wuhan University School of Medicine in China. Dr. Wang completed the first three years of her adult psychiatry residency at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington D.C. and then moved on to complete her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at New York University, one of the nation’s leading institutes in children’s mental health. She has also received psychoanalytical training from Washington Baltimore Psychoanalytic Institute. Prior to her residency and fellowship, Dr. Wang invested years in psychiatric and neuroscience research and published journal articles. She is particularly passionate about diagnosing and practicing evidence-based treatments in children, adolescents and young adults who have anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, mood disorder, PTSD, disruptive behavior, and psychosis as well as providing parenting and behavioral strategies. She has a thorough knowledge of the neuroscience that is related to psychiatric illnesses and stays up to date with current research on those topics.

Dr. Wang speaks both English and Mandarin. She enjoys hiking and golf!

Edward Nino, PMHNP-BC

Edward B. Nino MSN, RN, PHN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC is Dual Board Certified as both a Family Nurse Practitioner and as a Psychiatric-M … Read More

ental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Life Span) with more than twenty years of experience. He has full prescriptive authority in several states, including California, Nevada, Arizona, Iowa, Tennessee, and Virginia. He earned his Master’s degree in Nursing with a sub-specialty in neuropsychiatry from the University of California at Los Angeles followed by a Post-Master’s Certificate in Psychiatry from Azusa Pacific University. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Tagalog.

Edward’s medical approach is evidence-based and guided by his knowledge of both traditional and holistic psychiatry, and grounded in scientific studies in the growing fields of epigenetics, nutrient-based psychiatry, and the gut-brain connection.

Ed’s treatment approach is based on his recognition that each patient is a unique human being with a vast array of individual experiences, the sum of which have shaped our inner self to create the person that we are today. His treatment approach focuses on the goal of helping each patient function comfortably and joyfully in both their personal and work lives. “Life presents all of us with daily challenges that may occasionally cause pain and difficulty. Some patients may have a hidden genetic predisposition that makes it difficult to deal competently with such daily stressors, and they can develop medical symptoms directly related to those underlying psychiatric conditions. This is where I can help.

My approach is based on a wellness model that includes the entire person. While it is necessary to focus immediately on the symptoms that lead a patient to seek treatment, I think it is a disservice to focus solely on a person’s symptoms and illness. In reality, people are much more than the symptoms that they may be experiencing. Each person is a human being with strengths, talents, interests, a vast array of experiences, and a support network of friends and family. I think that the most effective way to help a person begin to heal is by focusing long-term on their strengths, harnessing their available resources while promptly treating the symptoms that led them to seek treatment.

As a result, after a thorough medical and psychiatric assessment, I collaborate with my patients to formulate a plan to target first the symptoms that led them to seek treatment. At the same time, I also begin to address other areas of the patient’s life. Together we talk about their human relationships, work-life and career, health, including diet, exercise, and any underlying medical conditions, personal development, and spiritual life. After that review, we develop a comprehensive plan together to identify specific goals in each of these areas. By addressing the whole person, and not just the current problem or symptom, we can work together effectively to improve the overall quality of their life.”