Colleen Copelan, MD

Board Certified Psychiatrist, specializing in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry located in Camarillo, CA

About Colleen Copelan, MD

Colleen Copelan, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry in Camarillo, California. She uses integrative psychiatry in order to develop a comprehensive treatment plan, working in conjunction with a patient's doctors, pediatricians, and nutritionists, as necessary. She has expertise in helping with the broad range of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders, including eating disorders in teens, and believes in providing an intensive outpatient program in order to avoid hospitalization.

Dr. Copelan earned her Bachelor of Arts at Bennington College in Vermont. She then earned her Master of Medical Science at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire, before earning her medical degree at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine. Following her medical degree, she completed her internship in internal medicine and psychiatry at the LA County/USC Medical Center, where she also completed her residency in psychiatry. Dr. Copelan then worked as a clinical associate at the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute.

Since 1974, Dr. Copelan has worked in private practice settings in general psychiatry and medicine. She has also worked as a staff psychiatrist at various facilities throughout California, including Camarillo State Hospital, the Ventura County Behavioral Health Department, Ventura County Jail, Vista Del Mar Hospital, and the Peer Review Committee at Vista Del Mar Hospital.

Dr. Copelan is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry, with added qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry. She is a member of numerous associations and professional organizations, including the American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, the California Psychiatric Association, the Southern California Psychiatric Society Ethics Committee, and the Delegate California Medical Association.

Dr. Copelan is also an Associate Professor at USC Keck School of Medicine teaching Introduction to Clinical Medicine through the Family Practice Department. She has also lectured on the topic of psychiatry at several professional groups and programs, including Women’s Self-Esteem Groups, High School Substance Abuse Programs, the Foundation for Pet Provided Therapy, and the Cancer Center of Ventura.

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About Colleen Copelan, MD

Colleen Copelan, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry in Camarillo, California. She uses integrative psychiatry in order to develop a comprehensive treatment plan, working in conjunction with a patient's doctors, pediatricians, and nutritionists, as necessary. She has expertise in helping with the broad range of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders, including eating disorders in teens, and believes in providing an intensive outpatient program in order to avoid hospitalization.

Dr. Copelan earned her Bachelor of Arts at Bennington College in Vermont. She then earned her Master of Medical Science at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire, before earning her medical degree at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine. Following her medical degree, she completed her internship in internal medicine and psychiatry at the LA County/USC Medical Center, where she also completed her residency in psychiatry. Dr. Copelan then worked as a clinical associate at the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute.

Since 1974, Dr. Copelan has worked in private practice settings in general psychiatry and medicine. She has also worked as a staff psychiatrist at various facilities throughout California, including Camarillo State Hospital, the Ventura County Behavioral Health Department, Ventura County Jail, Vista Del Mar Hospital, and the Peer Review Committee at Vista Del Mar Hospital.

Dr. Copelan is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry, with added qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry. She is a member of numerous associations and professional organizations, including the American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, the California Psychiatric Association, the Southern California Psychiatric Society Ethics Committee, and the Delegate California Medical Association.

Dr. Copelan is also an Associate Professor at USC Keck School of Medicine teaching Introduction to Clinical Medicine through the Family Practice Department. She has also lectured on the topic of psychiatry at several professional groups and programs, including Women’s Self-Esteem Groups, High School Substance Abuse Programs, the Foundation for Pet Provided Therapy, and the Cancer Center of Ventura.


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Mission Statement


Accurate, immediate diagnosis of mental illness in youth is the center of my practice. Compassion, acceptance, respect, medical/psychiatric skills all intersect to allow the patient to begin a lasting and hopeful journey of lasting recovery.

I see each and every youth through the lens of compassion, acceptance and respect. Critical to success is the involvement of parents in a non judgmental, open environment of psycho-education. Thorough education of parents and patients allows compliance which protends successful outcome. Collaboration with other providers enriches and insures treatment success.

My commitment to Advocacy through my active, continuous involvement in organized medicine is long-lasting and permanent. This commitment reflects my belief that the individual with a mental health diagnosis will be protected and will receive excellence in mental health treatment . Successful treatment will promote most importantly thriving of the youth thus allowing them to achieve their goals and aspirations for a productive, successful enriched life.

 

  

Accepted Insurances

For your convenience, Dr. Copelan accepts most major insurance plans. Click on “View full list of companies” to see a list of commonly accepted insurances. This list is not entirely inclusive of all the plans we accept. For specific insurance plan inquiries, please contact the office .

Adventist Health
Aetna
Beacon Health Options
Blue Cross
Blue Shield of California
Cigna
Delta Health Systems
Evolution Healthcare
First Health
HealthNet
Kaiser Permanente
Medicare
Meritain Health
Moda Health
Optum
State Farm

 

What to Expect


1. Let's Meet

Dr. Copelan will ask you various questions to learn more about your life and your chief complaints and symptoms.

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2. Learning about You

Dr. Copelan will try to gain an understanding of you as a person. She'll also need a list of the medications you're currently taking.

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3. Comprehensive Plan

A behavioral and/or medication treatment plan may be prescribed following a thorough evaluation process. In order to ensure successful outcome treatments, Dr. Copelan focuses on psycho education for parents.

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4. Follow-up Appointments

Therapy will likely be ongoing with follow-up appointments to ensure you become and remain healthy.

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Colleen Copelan, MD
2011 East Ventura Blvd
Camarillo, CA 93010
Phone: 805-214-1038
Fax: 805-388-1155
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