Dr. Sanjai Thankachen, M.D., Psychiatrist


Medical Doctor & Psychiatrist
Member, American Psychiatric Association (APA)
Member, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
Member, California Chapter of ASAMIn 2017, Dr. Thankachen (affectionately known as “Doctor T”) joined the Hotel California by the Sea family as a Medical Doctor and Psychiatrist. Dr. T has been practicing medicine and psychiatry in California since 2008 and brings a wealth of psychiatric knowledge to the treatment of our clients at Hotel California by the Sea.

Dr. T has over a decade of experience in providing the best evidence-based treatment for individuals suffering from the disease of addiction, substance use disorders, and mental health conditions at all levels of care (detoxification, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient).

After Dr. T earned his medical degree, he completed his four-year residency in Psychiatry at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens Village, New York. During his four-year psychiatric residency in New York City, Dr. T obtained a significant amount of intensive psychiatric experience and provided treatment to a large number of NYC’s notoriously complex and culturally diverse population.

Dr. T is a proud member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the California Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.