Gary Dylewski, DO, Psychiatrist in Costa Mesa
I would rather teach a skill than prescribe a pill, but I will. In other words, if you or someone you know is on or in need of psychiatric medications, yet would prefer to explore other ways to address their current circumstances, my practice is a great fit. This may include those who have tried multiple medications in the past and have had less then optimal success, found that they are very sensitive to medication effects, or wish to explore alternatives such as; learning mind/emotion/stress management skills, herbal or supplement alternatives (orthomolecular medicine), and spiritual practices to support their healing process.
Over the last 15 years of practice I have applied my holistic psychiatry approach with great success to first break Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective and Bipolar Disorder and other mood disorders, i.e., depression and anxiety spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and substance abuse, with an emphasis on adolescents and adults.
My therapy style is eclectic, and I have been using Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy even before it was defined as such. I teach meditation techniques and support the development of daily practices. This creates more long term stable change though helping to identify unconscious self-sabotaging tendencies.
Call or Email Gary Dylewski for a free phone consultation now - (949) 482-4344


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of California, Irvine
  • Year Graduated: 1986
  • License No. and State: 20A 6529 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $350
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network


  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Spirituality


  • 1st break bipolar/schizophrenia, mindful
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Medication Management
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Native American


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Jungian
  • Life Style Medicine
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Osteopathic-Holistic-Integral
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trans persoanl & Body Centered
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2016
Gary Dylewski, DO, Psychiatrist in Costa Mesa

Gary Dylewski

Psychiatrist, DO