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About Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists

Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists is a leading mental health medical group founded on the principle of treating patients with the care, compassion, and understanding of family members. They offer exceptional treatments for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors, from three conveniently located offices in Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Orange and Dana Point, California. 

Dr. Alejandro Alva is the Chief Medical Officer and CEO of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists. He founded PNS to provide the highest quality treatment in the field of psychiatry. PNS serves as a model of exemplary mental health care for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. 

Dr. Alva's pioneering vision of PNS integrates the latest advances in psychoanalysis, psychology, scientific research, social and behavioral therapies, neurochemistry, psychopharmacology as well as non-pharmacological modalities (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) with the purpose of treating mental illness including chemical/alcohol dependence. 

PNS is proud to have participated in the development of a great majority of treatments available to patients today. The practice’s health care professionals include top-trained psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants with expertise in treating adults, children, adolescents, and seniors. The clinical team takes a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to care. 

PNS provides excellent administrative support. They are dedicated to providing the highest quality care and continue to be at the forefront of the most current research and treatment programs available for you and your loved ones. PNS is committed to making treatment accessible and is in-network with most insurance carriers. 

PNS staff enhances the well-being of persons with mental, neuropsychiatric disorders, and chemical dependence through optimal clinical care via residential care, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs and outpatient services. If a more intense approach is needed, they have an ample net of inpatient referrals. PNS treats people who suffer from a wide array of cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and chemical dependence/alcohol disorders. PNS strives to deliver the highest standard of mental health care available to patients anywhere. 

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Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists

Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists is a leading mental health medical group founded on the principle of treating patients with the care, compassion, and understanding of family members. They offer exceptional treatments for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors, from three conveniently located offices in Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Orange and Dana Point, California. 

Dr. Alejandro Alva is the Chief Medical Officer and CEO of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists. He founded PNS to provide the highest quality treatment in the field of psychiatry. PNS serves as a model of exemplary mental health care for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. 

Dr. Alva's pioneering vision of PNS integrates the latest advances in psychoanalysis, psychology, scientific research, social and behavioral therapies, neurochemistry, psychopharmacology as well as non-pharmacological modalities (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) with the purpose of treating mental illness including chemical/alcohol dependence. 

PNS is proud to have participated in the development of a great majority of treatments available to patients today. The practice’s health care professionals include top-trained psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants with expertise in treating adults, children, adolescents, and seniors. The clinical team takes a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to care. 

PNS provides excellent administrative support. They are dedicated to providing the highest quality care and continue to be at the forefront of the most current research and treatment programs available for you and your loved ones. PNS is committed to making treatment accessible and is in-network with most insurance carriers. 

PNS staff enhances the well-being of persons with mental, neuropsychiatric disorders, and chemical dependence through optimal clinical care via residential care, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs and outpatient services. If a more intense approach is needed, they have an ample net of inpatient referrals. PNS treats people who suffer from a wide array of cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and chemical dependence/alcohol disorders. PNS strives to deliver the highest standard of mental health care available to patients anywhere. 


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We are moving from crisis to crisis; and suffer one disturbance and shock after another. As your Orange County Psychiatry Provider, we have come to terms the Coronavirus (or Covid-19) is part of the new reality.

It is understandable you may experience problems adjusting to major life changes or stress. You may feel coronavirus anxiety, worry, or fear. What we are going through as a society might make you feel depressed or negatively impact your mood. Coping with a new reality is hard for anyone.

We at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists listen, we care, and we are passionate about serving you. We are experienced in understanding your physical and mental health - and how they affect each other.

We will assess all of your mental and physical symptoms, make a diagnosis, and work with you to develop a management plan for your treatment and recovery. We utilize different tools including psychological treatment, medication management, Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and others. Psychiatry is a great tool to get you back on the path to recovery and freedom.

Whether it is an in-office visit or using our Telemed services we:

  • Provide urgent care for sudden mental illness
  • Help you to manage a long-term mental health condition
  • Provide advice about lifestyle changes
  • Work with you individually
  • Provide second opinions

And we are a resource for other doctors and health care professionals.

  • You are an individual, the help you need may be complex or difficult to diagnose.
  • You may have suicidal ideas or plans.  Stress may be severe or happen suddenly.
  • You may not be responding to standard treatment through your primary care physician and you may need medication that only a psychiatrist can prescribe.

Our goal is to give you the power to make positive changes in your life and target the exact issues relating to mental or behavioral health challenges.  We want to improve your Quality of Life, because we care about you.

Please, give us a call and see why we are Orange County’s preferred mental health professionals.

Our Mission


We are committed to being the Best Psychiatric Practice in Orange County.  Our team of Psychiatry professionals see patients for a variety of reasons, many reasons include:

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Depression

  • Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Adult PsychiatryMedically Assisted Weight Loss

  • Alcohol/Chemical Dependency Therapy

  • Medication Management

  • Anxiety

  • Psychotherapy & Counseling

  • Schizoaffective Disorder

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Schizophrenia

  • Dementia

  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Give us a call and find out why we develop long-term relationships with our clients and why the experience at PNS is second to none.

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Words from our patients

  • Google

    "I was so impressed with the team at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists that I'd definitely refer friends and family. 5 stars all the way around!"

    Buah B.
  • Google

    "Dr. Alva is highly regarded by all who know of him. He's also very personable and actually cares very much about his patients. Worth the wait for your first appointment"

    Randy H.
  • Google

    "Sheena Patel was amazing at listening to what I had to say. She explained everything thoroughly and offered me an opportunity to ask any questions."

    Kristina P.
  • Yelp

    "It's nice to have someone who understands depression and anxiety and can walk you through the right steps to improve your mental health."

    Stef R.
  • Yelp

    "Brooke Blaser was amazing, she answered all my questions and helped put my concerns to ease."

    Denise R.
  • Yelp

    "This is a group of people you know are working hard and doing their best to provide the best service possible for their patients"

    Sarah V.
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