Zachary Love, DNP, PMHNP

Zachary Love, DNP, PMHNP

Dr. Zachary Love is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He completed his Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of San Diego and utilizes his broad range of life experiences, knowledge, and skills to meet patients where they are in order to collaborate on a treatment strategy that works best for them. Dr. Love’s background and interests include novel treatment approaches, military veterans, and other underserved populations.


  • University of San Diego: Psychiatric-Mental Health Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Seattle University: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Mira Costa College: Associates in Arts: Applied Health, Nutrition, and Kinesiology 

Awards & Certificates

PMHNP Board Certification

Clinical Interests



What can patients expect from you as a provider? I strive to understand my patients as individuals first, establishing an alliance through authentic empathy, therapeutic rapport, and a nonjudgmental demeanor to fully assess, diagnose, and treat them in a holistic way. I work with my patients to meet their needs and reach their goals through the use of evidence-based treatment strategies.

What do you specialize in?

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma

What makes you different as a provider? Having previously been a Marine, hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, traveled extensively, etc., these life experiences have resulted in an open mind and calming presence which allows me to relate to patients not as their provider, but as another human being. I aim to improve mental health by focusing on all aspects of one’s wellbeing and supplement their usual care with the use of lifestyle modification and other non-medication approaches when appropriate.

How long have you lived in Southern California? Cumulatively about 15 years

How would you describe your family? In a word: Adventurous

What sort of interests and hobbies do you have?  I have difficulty juggling all my interests, but I enjoy traveling, surfing, cycling, hiking, camping, art, listening to records, bonsai, making things, and playing with my dog, to name a few.

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