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Venice Sanchez, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist. At her practice in Newport Beach, California, Dr. Sanchez takes a holistic approach to care that emphasizes not only medication management and traditional medicine, but also the incorporation of therapy, spirituality, healthy eating and exercise, and social factors. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Sanchez received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her 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 acknowledgment for her dedicated efforts in education, the clinics, and her work with her patients.

Dr. Sanchez has had extensive training at multiple facilities under the 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 the Long Beach VA, various addiction rehabilitation centers, and San Diego Detention facilities allowed her to gain expertise in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, substance abuse, and mood and thought disorders underlying substance use.

Dr. Sanchez realizes the significant need in women's health, especially in treating pregnant and postpartum patients who are struggling with mental illness. She not only trained with a specialist at the Maternal and Fetal clinic at UCI Medical Center, but she was also at the 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. She also specializes in treatment-resistant psychiatric disorders.

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Board Certified in Addiction Medicine


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  • Lea   Cercado
    Lea Cercado
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Odalys  Real
    Odalys Real
    Clinic Supervisor
  • Doris  Payan
    Doris Payan
    Medical Assistant
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    Sydney Cercado
    Medical Coordinator
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    Jerome JeanJacquet
    Medical Assistant


Dr. Sanchez is now accepting insurance and provides tele-psychiatry!! For respective cash rates, please contact Dr. Sanchez. Please call your insurance company to inquire about coverage for Dr. Sanchez. Be aware that your mental health benefits may be carved out to a health insurance carrier that may be different from what appears on your insurance card. We highly recommend calling your insurance company to verify coverage.

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    "She has helped me stay sober and my quality of life is so much better now. Her staff is really sweet too! I definitely recommend seeing her."

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    "Im glad I chose Dr Sanchez. She took the time to listen to me and was able to understand what I was trying to say. I feel so much better after this first appointment."

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    "Working with Dr Sanchez has been a great experience! She is very compassionate and makes sure to set aside the right amount of time for each patient."

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    "Dr Sanchez has been great to me and has helped me with finding what i need over the past years. In the recent time, we have really made strides in determining..."

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    "Dr. Sanchez gives me my full fifteen minutes. She is the most thorough psychiatrist that I have ever had."

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Venice Sanchez, MD
20311 Southwest Birch street, Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-269-6142
Fax: 888-507-7138

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