Dr. Thomas Ciesla, MD

Dr. Thomas Ciesla, MD

Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
81 y/o
12 reviews

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • PacifiCare Health Systems
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Ciesla specializes in Psychiatry and practices in Santa Monica, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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Patient Reviews (2)
in Santa Monica, CA |
He has wisdom beyond his years. He is thorough and takes the whole body approach, as I call it. If you have psych problems and other health problems, he is going to weigh you and take your blood pressure. He will also give you common sense advice. He refills prescriptions in the building quickly and efficiently. He is cautious, kindly and very intelligent.
Santa Monica, CA |
Called to set up an appointment and was interrupted mid sentence by Dr. Ciesla and told, Forget it, I can't help you.
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Dr. Ciesla's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Addiction Psychiatry and Psychiatry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder


  • Medical School
    University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1961

  • Internship Hospital
    University of California

    Completed in 1962

  • Residency Hospital
    Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute

    Completed in 1968

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)