Dr.  Venice Sanchez is  diplomate of the american board of psychiatry and neurology. She received her Bachelor's degree from University of California, Los Angeles and Medical Degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.  She continued her training at the University of California, Irvine Psychiatry Residency Program where she was recognized by faculty with the Outstanding Resident of the Year Award as an acknowledgement for her dedicated efforts in education, the clinics and her work with her patients.


Dr. Sanchez has had  extensive training at multiple facilities under supervision of experts in her field, which allowed her to gain comprehensive knowledge and experience in treating a wide array of psychiatric disorders.   Her work at Long Beach VA, various addiction rehabilitation centers, San Diego Detention facilities allowed her to gain expertise in  Post Traumatic Stress disorder, Substance Abuse and mood and thought disorders underlying the substance use.  Dr. Sanchez realizes the significant need in women's health, especially in treating pregnant and post-partum patients who are struggling with mental illness.  She not only trained with a specialist at the Maternal and Fetal clinic at UCI Medical Center, she was also a forefront in opening up the first Women's Mental Health Medication Management Clinic at Long Beach VA Veteran's Hospital.  Her passion for her field allowed her to diligently pursue the much needed training and experience in treating  patients who have a comorbid psychiatric diagnosis. Other areas of expertise include:


  • Mental Illness in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • DETOX AND REHAB MEDICATION MANAGEMENT-Substance Dependence/ Dual Diagnosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Bereavement
  • Acute stress disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)
  • Treatment of Stuttering
  • Tourette's Disorder/Tic Disorders
  • Managing Autism in adulthood
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Impulse disorders  

ABOUT DR. VENICE SANCHEZ

Venice Sanchez, M.D.

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