John A. “Jay” Faber, MD
Psychiatrist, Amen Clinics, Costa Mesa, CA
John A. “Jay” Faber, MD is a clinical and forensic double board-certified psychiatrist with more
than three decades of experience in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry and
Pharmacological Management, treating patients in clinical private practices in Colorado,
California and Georgia. Currently he is on the medical staff at the Amen Clinics in Encino, CA.
In addition to his psychiatric education, Dr. Faber has taken an avid scientific interest in the
mind-body connection and how to holistically care for both entities. From this passion, Dr.
Faber has become board certified in metabolic medicine by the American Academy of Anti-
Aging Medicine. Furthermore, he is currently working on his master’s degree in Integrative
Medicine at George Washington University. With this additional knowledge, Dr. Faber has been
able to address hormonal, toxic, inflammatory, metabolic, and immunologic conditions of the
brain as well as other body systems.
Through diverse therapies including vitamins, minerals, supplements, traditional Eastern
Medicine, and medications, Dr. Faber holistically treats his patients in a manner that promotes
optimal change. Bright, eager, visionary, and always looking for cutting edge treatments, Dr.
Faber connects with his patients at a level that delivers hope, resilience, and inspiration. Such
an approach fosters the values of health, vitality, and well-being.
Dr. Faber has written the book, Escape; Rehab Your Brain to Stay out of the Legal System.
Recognizing the high percentage of prisoners who suffer from mental illness and substance
abuse, Dr. Faber has specifically written a book for them. In this document, Dr. Faber instructs
the criminal how he/she can rehabilitate their brain such that they can make better sound
choices, develop constructive relationships, and prevent future legal problems.
Before coming to the Amen Clinics, Dr .Faber served as Vice President and Medical Director for
ValueOptions Public Service Division, North Texas, serving 1.1 million members. In this role, he
created a new cost effective formulary that provided appropriate and effective pharmacological
agents to its members.
Prior to this position, Dr. Faber served as the National Medical Director for Humana’s
Behavioral Health Division. During his stay, he initiated a medical and behavior integration
system that supports patients’ psychological as well as medical needs. In 2010, Dr. Faber
received the “Century Award” from the Humana Board of Directors.
Dr. Faber is double Board Certified in Child /Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry by the American
Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at
University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., and an MD from the University of Minnesota. Dr.
Faber completed his Residency in Adult Psychiatry, and went on to receive a Fellowship in Child
and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Harbor UCLA Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Faber
completed a Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at USC Institute of Psychiatry and Law in 1995.
Dr. Faber is a member of the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association
and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.