Dr. Joshua Feder, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
Dr. Joshua Feder, MD
Dr. Joshua Feder is a child and family psychiatrist with an active clinical practice in Solana Beach, seeing infants through adults and their families to address neuropsychiatric challenges. Dr. Feder is also a Senior Expert for the Early Years in Belfast, traveling to conflict and post conflict regions to support peace building through early childhood care. In addition Dr. Feder is a voluntary professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD School of Medicine researching blended developmental-behavioral interventions for young children with challenges in social communication. His related work includes serving as Medical Director at SymPlay, LLC developing interactive technology and distance learning systems to support relationship-based interventions as well as consulting for other technology companies. Dr. Feder also works at local, state and national levels advocating for patient choice in Evidence Based Practice. He helped write the first American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Practice Parameter for Assessment and Treatment of Autism and Related Disorders. He Co-Chaired the State of California South Counties Autism and Related Disorders Task Force and testifies in clinical and policy related related at the state and local levels. From 2010-2014 Dr. Feder worked as Director of Research at the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning Disorders Graduate School PhD program in Infant Mental Health and Developmental Disorders, teaching courses in critical assessment of research, statistical thinking, biological treatments, and fostering student research in developmental approaches. He continues this work at Fielding Graduate University as an Adjunct Professor, guiding research and teaching. Dr. Feder is known as an engaging speaker and teacher in classes and conferences. Many of his lectures and blog posts can be found online at joshuafedermd and at circlestretch websites.

415 N Highway 101 Ste E

Solana Beach, CA 92075

Contact Information

(619) 417-7506

Dr. Joshua Feder, MD

Dr. Joshua Feder, MD

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Care Philosophy

My work is divided into clinical care, training and teaching, research and technology development, consultation and advocacy here and abroad. My clinical practice is somewhat restricted and referral based, typically providing consultation and treatment when people have already tried other providers, including insurance based providers. Most of the people and families I see require work beyond office visits, including, but not limited to, contact with patients, families, other providers, teachers and school staff, record reviews, documentation, treatment planning, written reports, and meetings at schools or at home. All the time I spend working for you is billed, and we should talk about the extent of work needed so that we have an idea of our goals and plans and timeframe for our work together.


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Dr. Feder's Experience

Dr. Feder's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


  • Counseling Services
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Medication Management
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychotherapy Services

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Naval Medical Center San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Naval Medical Center San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Tripler Army Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Feder has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Feder's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Feder to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Feder Says:

While I hope that most reviews are good ones, I understand that people tend to review when they are dissatisfied. I am always happy to improve my practice and I welcome opportunities to do so.

My practice is busy, and I have been lucky to enjoy a good reputation, but I am not able to see most people who call.  Moreover, current complexities of government programs make it too difficult...

Dr. Feder's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Encinitas, CA |
My child was misdiagnosed by Dr. Feder and he put her on meds that actually increased her manic episodes. He diagnosed her with ADHD and she was actually bi-polar. She got angrier and more and more unstable. This was after spending thousands of dollars there and we weren't even any closer to getting my daughter to a stable place. We switched, got a correct diagnosis, she is stable and excelling.
in San Diego, CA |
I found Dr. Feder to be kind and caring. His expertise managing my medication has allowed me to live life.
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