Enso Center of Holistic Psychiatry

SANTA MONICA, CA  ||  213-909-2537

Enso Center of Holistic Psychiatry is a premier psychiatric clinic in the heart of Santa Monica. The practice treats an extensive variety of psychiatric ailments for patients age 12+.

At Enso Center, each client receives a unique and holistic treatment, healing the mind, body, and spirit.

Mobirise

Kevin Zhang
MD

Board-Certified Psychiatrist

Dr. Zhang integrates the diversity of his life experiences, the caliber of his intellectual achievements, and the passion for his craft to provide the highest quality of care to his patients. Born in China, he moved to the US at the age of five. He grew up in New Mexico and Colorado before settling in Minnesota. On a merit scholarship, he completed his Bachelor's at University of Southern California, graduating magna cum laude with further distinction as a Renaissance Scholar. Thereafter, he attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston on another merit scholarship, where he scored 99th percentile on his Step 1 exam and published research articles in three different fields. He completed psychiatry residency training in New York at Mount Sinai Hospital, while undergoing psychoanalytic training at New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, renowned as the first psychoanalytic institute in the US and for being founded by the father of psychiatry, Sigmund Freud.

As Dr. Zhang understands that medication alone is not enough to cure a patient, he devotes extensive research into psychology, philosophy, and theology. He attended University of Oxford in England after psychiatry residency to formally study theology. His study of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam and his residence among ordaining priests in a Christian hall have given him insight into the way that different belief systems help people cope with the blessings and struggles of life.

Dr. Zhang's appreciation for different cultures and his open-mindedness have also helped him become a supportive member of the LGBT community. In his free time, Dr. Zhang enjoys meditating, painting in acrylic, and performing acoustic indie rock.

The Holistic Approach

At Enso Center, each client is treated holistically, healing the mind, body, and spirit:

Mind

Dr. Zhang understands that good treatment begins with good listening. Thus, he listens very carefully to all his patients, working with them to process their thoughts and emotions on the conscious and subconscious levels.

Dr. Zhang utilizes CBT and psychoanalytical approaches from Freudian, Jungian, and Object Relations schools of thought to provide deep, meaningful psychotherapy.

Body

Dr. Zhang is aware of the potential short and long-term side effects of medications and thus only prescribes medications that are necessary for the patients' physical and mental condition.

Dr. Zhang provides the most up-to-date, evidence-based care by integrating his research and training in biology, neurology, pharmacology, and medicine.

Spirit

Dr. Zhang appreciates the emphasis that modern medicine places on the physical at the expense of the spiritual. Thus, he selectively applies perspectives from theology and philosophy to better understand his patients' spiritual needs. 

Dr. Zhang also values the healing power of alternative modalities such as meditation and mindfulness, incorporating these techniques into his practice when appropriate.

Curriculum Vitae

Medical Education

Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY | Department of Psychiatry | Residency Training

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX | Medical School | Medical Doctorate

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | College of Letters, Arts, & Science | Biological Sciences B.A. | Magna cum laude, Renaissance Scholar

Specialized Education

University of Oxford
Oxford, England | Faculty of Theology and Religion | Post-graduate study

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
New York, NY | Psychoanalytic Training Institute | Trainee

Community Work

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
San Francisco, CA | Inpatient Hospital Psychiatrist

Samaritan Medical Center
Watertown, NY | Inpatient Hospital Psychiatrist

San Fernando Valley Community MHC

Van Nuys, CA | Outpatient Psychiatrist in Underserved Community

Kedren Community Health Center
Los Angeles, CA | Outpatient Psychiatrist in Underserved Community

Publications

(1) Belanger C, Zhang KS, et al. Inflammatory disorders of the orbit in childhood: a case series. Am J Ophthal. 2010 Oct;150(4):460-3. (2) Hamill MB, Zhang KS. A Novel Technique to Center the Donor Punch for Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty. Cornea 2010 Dec;29(12):1445-7. (3) Zhang KS, Quan LT, Hsu S. Treatment of necrobiosis lipoidica with etanercept and adalimumab. DOJ 2009;15(12):12. (4) Thomas BB, Samant DM, Seiler MJ, Aramant RB, Sheikholeslami S, Zhang KS, et al. Behavioral evaluation of visual function of rats using a visual discrimination apparatus. J Neurosci Methods 2007 May;162:84-90. Posters: (5) Zhang KS, Thomas BB, et al. 2006. Behavioral testing of rats using a visual discrimination apparatus. UG Research Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 2006. (6) Campbell P, Esposito C, Zhang KS, et al. 2009. Cementless femoral fixation for hip resurfacing. 55th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Las Vegas, NV, 22-25 Feb 2009. 

Treatments:

At Enso Center, each client receives a unique treatment. Below are sample treatment plans:

1. Depressive Disorders
Treatment begins with identifying potential biological causes of depression and maintaining patient safety. Next, the focus is on understanding the personal and interpersonal causes of the patient's depression, providing supportive and cognition-based therapies, and prescribing medications if indicated. In the long-term, treatment focuses on understanding how the patient's mood and behaviors are influenced by their subconscious thoughts, childhood experiences, and personal relationships.

2. Anxiety Disorders
Treatment begins with identifying potential biological causes of anxiety. Next, the focus is on treating the anxiety through medication if indicated and alleviating associated symptoms such as panic attacks and insomnia. In the long-term, treatment focuses on understanding the patient's thought patterns, childhood experiences. and coping mechanisms, while providing cognitive-based therapy, insighted-oriented therapy, meditation, and mindfulness.

3. Bipolar Disorder
Treatment begins with maintaining patient safety and providing education on the nature of the illness. Next, the focus is on achieving mood stability and improving daily function and sleep through medication. In the long-term, the treatment focuses on addressing associated symptoms, such as depression and interpersonal issues, as well as providing the respective modalities of psychotherapy.

4. Schizophrenia
Treatment begins with maintaining patient safety and providing education on the nature of the illness. Next, the focus is on removing or reducing the psychosis to its minimal level through medication titration. In the long-term, the treatment focuses on addressing associated symptoms, including mood and interpersonal issues, while providing appropriate psychotherapy.

5. Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Treatment begins with identifying potential biological and/or psychological causes of the symptoms. Next, the focus is on improving concentration and daily performance through medication titration. In the long-term, the treatment focuses on addressing associated symptoms, including mood and interpersonal issues, while providing appropriate psychotherapy.

6. Interpersonal Conflicts
Treatment begins with identifying potential biological or psychological causes influencing the behaviors of members. Next, the focus will be on making sure each member has the opportunity to be heard, while identifying interpersonal communication styles, roles, and narratives. In the long-term, the treatment focuses on improving communication, optimizing roles, and altering maladaptive habits.

7. Others treated disorders include:
Sleep Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Personality Disorders, among others

Insurance

Dr. Zhang does not participate in any insurance networks directly. However, most insurances reimburse 60-80% of the bill as an out-of-network service, upon patient submission. Feel free to contact your insurance provider with any questions.

Rates

New Patient Intake (60 minutes): $350
Psychotherapy Session (50 minutes): $350
Medication Follow-Up (25 minutes): $180
Accepting cash, check, credit card, and Venmo.

Make Appointment

By Phone

213-909-2537
Call or text. Appointments available Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

or

By Email

kzhang@tutamail.com
Email preferred dates and times. Appointments available Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Address

2665 30th Street
Suite 109
Santa Monica, CA 90405


Street Parking Available