Dr. Araz Tawfique, M.D. is an award-winning, Board Certified psychiatrist in La Jolla, CA with over ten years of experience working with people with diverse needs. After starting a pediatrics residency at the University of Pennsylvania, he discovered his true passion for psychiatry and completed his psychiatric residency training at the University of Reno, Las Vegas, where he became experienced in both psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. A San Diego native, he returned to Southern California to receive additional training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, and start his private practice. His specialties are psychiatry and psychotherapy, which are techniques that facilitate a better understanding of thoughts, feelings, and motivations. His approach explores the interplay of biology, psychology, and sociology in shaping individuals and their relationships. Dr. Tawfique has additional experience and specialization in addiction medicine and substance abuse treatment.
Dr. Tawfique’s experience includes delivering comprehensive addiction treatment at substance abuse centers in San Diego County, work as the Medical Director of Consultation/Liaison Psychiatric Services at Sharp Coronado Hospital, providing psychiatric emergency evaluations at San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital, and work in private practice psychiatry, psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis.
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