About me

Welcome! Dr. Ambardar is the founder of The Happiness Psychiatrist®, an award-winning, holistic therapy & psychiatry practice that has proudly served the California area since 2012. Dr. Ambardar’s unique treatment method blends modern medicine with ancient Hindu and Buddhist spiritual philosophies for the optimal benefit of her patients. She uses low-dose medications in conjunction with an eclectic blend of psychotherapeutic modalities including psychodynamic therapy, walking therapy, journal therapy, meditation, and Kundalini Yoga

Dr. Ambardar’s concierge telepsychiatry and teletherapy practice specializes in providing compassionate, experienced, confidential, and highly-customized services for men and women, ages 18 and older, throughout the California area. She also provides coaching services to clients outside of California and international clients as well.

Dr. Ambardar graduated from Stanford with Honors in Biological Sciences, received her MD from Baylor College of Medicine, completed a clinical research fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and did her Psychiatry residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan. As a practicing psychiatrist and psychotherapist, she has been awarded the Compassionate Doctor Award 5 times in a row, was thrice named a “Super Doctor Rising Star” in LA Magazine’s annual “Best of LA” edition, and has been named a “Super Doctor” in the field of Psychiatry in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.

To schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation with Dr. Ambardar, please e-mail DrAmbardar@happinesspsychiatrist.com



Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: A105369

License State/Territory: CA

Years in Practice: 14

Additional Credentials:

Dr. Ambardar is also a mental health advocate, human rights activist, and writer. She has been published in the New York Times and the Huffington Post and has been interviewed by the Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, Shape, Women’s Health, and other magazines.

If you are finally ready to:

-understand the underlying and deep-seated reasons for your unhelpful behaviors
-transform your life from the inside-out and reduce feelings of fear, sadness, inadequacy, and shame 
-stop feeling trapped and stuck by seemingly unchangeable life circumstances
-heal the past, live mindfully in the present, and reach your highest potential
-have healthy, loving, and mutually rewarding personal relationships
-confidently pursue your dreams and live the life you were born to live
-and experience happiness, peace, joy and contentment…

then our Happiness Psychiatry services are right for you. To set up your free 15-minute phone consultation, please e-mail DrAmbardar@happinesspsychiatrist.com. We look forward to helping you live a life full of happiness, hope, joy, and vitality!

Insurance Plans: Insurance not accepted directly, but reimbursement is possible via superbill

Prescribe Medication: Yes

Practical Details



Types of Clients
Young People
Older Adults
Session Types

Bipolar Disorder
Difficulties with Self-Esteem/Self-Confidence

Narcissistic, Abusive Parents and Extended Family

Chronic Insomnia
Workplace Issues/Occupational Stress
Physician/Attorney/Tech Burnout
Adult ADHD/Adult ADD
Difficulties with Assertiveness
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Issues
Codependency/Codependent Relationship/Love Addiction

Spotting and Combating Manipulators & Manipulation
Emotional/Compulsive Overeating
Binge-Eating Disorder
Complex Trauma (C-PTSD)
Emotional Abuse/Verbal Abuse
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Financial Abuse

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