Timothy Veal, M.D. (La Jolla)
Board-certiifed psychiatrist specializing in medication management
Dr. Veal is a board-certified psychiatrist with expertise in using psychiatric medications for the treatment of anxiety/panic disorders, depression, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, substance use disorders, PTSD/trauma, and eating disorders. In addition to prescribing medications, Dr. Veal has experience in individual psychotherapy to address relationship difficulties, personality disorders, and personal or existential issues. Dr. Veal has worked in numerous clinical settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds and welcomes the opportunity to work with a wide array of clients.
Dr. Veal’s style of practice encompasses an integrative approach involving components of object relations, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic/psychoanalytic and motivational interviewing. The integrative approach allows Dr. Veal to prescribe psychiatric medications mindfully to control particular symptoms and avoid instances of over-prescription and over-medication. Dr. Veal sees the use of medications as a small component of treating psychiatric conditions and believes psychotherapy along with self-introspection in a nonjudgmental setting can produce the greatest change.
Dr. Veal graduated from Clark University in Worcester Massachusetts with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Prior to enrolling in medical school he spent time in biomedical research and completed his medical degree in June 2011. After medical school, Dr. Veal relocated to San Diego to complete his general psychiatry residency with the US Navy. Dr. Veal is currently in advanced training in psychoanalysis at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center.
In his personal life, Dr. Veal enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. One of the weirdest places Dr. Veal has been was Guantanamo Bay.
Dr. Veal currently provides medication management in San Diego through Hillcrest Psychological Associates. Dr. Veal is currently in network for clients who have Cigna, Anthem Blue Cross, and Aetna. He has offices in La Jolla and Hillcrest.