Psychiatrists in 94131

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Brightside Health
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131  (Online Only)
Brightside Health offers online psychiatry and therapy from the comfort of home. Meet with a psychiatric provider in as little as 24 hours. We provide personalized, data-driven psychiatry, evidence-based therapy, and continuous support from expert providers to help our members feel better and stay that way. Our precision-prescribing analyzes over 100 unique data points and decades of clinical research to pinpoint your best match. At Brightside, we track your progress at every step so you and your provider can make informed decisions and adjust your care until it’s right for you.
Brightside Health offers online psychiatry and therapy from the comfort of home. Meet with a psychiatric provider in as little as 24 hours. We provide personalized, data-driven psychiatry, evidence-based therapy, and continuous support from expert providers to help our members feel better and stay that way. Our precision-prescribing analyzes over 100 unique data points and decades of clinical research to pinpoint your best match. At Brightside, we track your progress at every step so you and your provider can make informed decisions and adjust your care until it’s right for you.
(415) 851-9447 View (415) 851-9447
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Beatrice Rabkin
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
Thank you for visiting my profile! I am a board-certified general psychiatrist, working with a variety of patients in my outpatient practice. I have office locations in San Francisco and Palo Alto. While I specialize in medication management, I use a multimodal approach with clients that draws upon psychotherapy, mindfulness work, Yoga psychology, and other integrative practices. For more info about my holistic approach to treatment, here's an informative podcast highlighting my work: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/holistic-psychiatry-dr-beatrice-rabkin-md/id1501515784?i=1000502625263 or https://youtu.be/wJe3t3ZzkNs
Thank you for visiting my profile! I am a board-certified general psychiatrist, working with a variety of patients in my outpatient practice. I have office locations in San Francisco and Palo Alto. While I specialize in medication management, I use a multimodal approach with clients that draws upon psychotherapy, mindfulness work, Yoga psychology, and other integrative practices. For more info about my holistic approach to treatment, here's an informative podcast highlighting my work: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/holistic-psychiatry-dr-beatrice-rabkin-md/id1501515784?i=1000502625263 or https://youtu.be/wJe3t3ZzkNs
(650) 955-0435 View (650) 955-0435
Uma Lerner
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131  (Online Only)
Dr. Lerner specializes in women's mental health. She has expertise in the management of psychiatric and emotional challenges during pregnancy and when breastfeeding. Dr. Lerner focuses on the evaluation and management of the unique ways depression, anxiety, and ADHD manifest in women. Dr. Lerner utilizes an active and engaging psychotherapy approach in addition to treatment with medications.
Dr. Lerner specializes in women's mental health. She has expertise in the management of psychiatric and emotional challenges during pregnancy and when breastfeeding. Dr. Lerner focuses on the evaluation and management of the unique ways depression, anxiety, and ADHD manifest in women. Dr. Lerner utilizes an active and engaging psychotherapy approach in addition to treatment with medications.
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Lois Parkison
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
I bring empathy as well as experience to every new client, thinking with you about your symptoms and how best to address them with a comprehensive treatment plan. 03/25/24 UPDATE: I currently only have room in my practice for new patients for medication management who are already actively working with a separate psychotherapist.
I bring empathy as well as experience to every new client, thinking with you about your symptoms and how best to address them with a comprehensive treatment plan. 03/25/24 UPDATE: I currently only have room in my practice for new patients for medication management who are already actively working with a separate psychotherapist.
(415) 824-1448 View (415) 824-1448
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Haining Yu
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
Not accepting new clients
I am a Harvard and UCSF trained child, adolescent perinatal and adult psychiatrist who sees patients across the diagnostic spectrum. I have expertise in conditions which are more common in youth such as ADHD, Autism, OCD. I also have specialized training in women's mental health and maternal mental health, including issues with infertility, pregnancy and postpartum. I am very interested in how cultural identity shapes mental and emotional wellbeing, with a lens on how intergenerational trauma affects individuals and families.
I am a Harvard and UCSF trained child, adolescent perinatal and adult psychiatrist who sees patients across the diagnostic spectrum. I have expertise in conditions which are more common in youth such as ADHD, Autism, OCD. I also have specialized training in women's mental health and maternal mental health, including issues with infertility, pregnancy and postpartum. I am very interested in how cultural identity shapes mental and emotional wellbeing, with a lens on how intergenerational trauma affects individuals and families.
(628) 262-2204 View (628) 262-2204
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Sidney A Edsall
Psychiatrist, MD, DABMA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94131
Balancing the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing of each of my clients in relationship to others and within community is essential for whole-being health and holistic healing. I work with individuals who are willing to take an active role in their health and recovery, to not just survive but to thrive in living more fully, reaching their goals and fullest potentials in life.
Balancing the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing of each of my clients in relationship to others and within community is essential for whole-being health and holistic healing. I work with individuals who are willing to take an active role in their health and recovery, to not just survive but to thrive in living more fully, reaching their goals and fullest potentials in life.
(415) 903-1898 View (415) 903-1898

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 94131

< 10

Psychiatrists in 94131 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Medication Management
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Bipolar Disorder
67% Relationship Issues
67% ADHD

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in 94131 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 94131?

The Psychology Today Directory enables you to search specifically for psychiatrists, using the drop down provider menu in the navigation bar, by city or zip code, or by the name of the psychiatrist. Search results provide detailed profiles of professionals, including their treatment approach and areas of expertise. In addition, listings provide important information about each psychiatrist’s credentials, fees, payment options, and insurance affiliations. Directory users can select psychiatrists who meet an array of personally-desired criteria, such as familiarity with a specific community or condition.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

Psychiatrists are medical specialists who focus on understanding, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the brain and disorders of the mind and behavior. As physicians, psychiatrists are trained to recognize the often-subtle biological causes of mental disorders and to monitor the effects of mental disturbances on physical conditions, such as heart disease. Psychologists are especially attuned to the influence of early experience on development and behavior, emotional and cognitive processes, the nature of personality, and social functioning. They are also trained to deploy an array of psychological tests—IQ tests, personality tests, behavioral assessments—to gauge a person’s functioning.

What is a psychiatric nurse practitioner?

A psychiatric nurse practitioner, also known as a mental health nurse practitioner, is a registered nurse who completes advanced training in psychiatric care, earning either a master’s or doctoral degree in psychiatric nursing, and in the U.S., passes a national certification exam. Like psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions. In some locales, psychiatric nurse practitioners can offer the full range of psychiatric care, including prescribing and managing medication. In other places, they must work in collaboration with a physician.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed psychiatrist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors. All psychiatrists listed in the directory have a valid license issued by the state(s) in which they practice and are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some individuals or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

Can a psychiatrist prescribe medication?

Psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors who are trained to recognize the many ways body processes affect the functioning of the brain and mind. As physicians, they can prescribe medication. Patients who are prescribed medications will typically need to continue to see a psychiatrist so that the effects of the medication can be monitored. For many psychiatric conditions, including common disorders such as anxiety and depression, the preferred treatment is combination therapy—medication accompanied by psychotherapy.

Do psychiatrists offer therapy?

Psychiatrists are generally trained in a number of treatment modalities, including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and, increasingly, somatic therapies. Typically, psychiatrists make a diagnosis and determine a course of treatment based on chemical or biological factors, using lab tests, brain scans and physical and psychological evaluations. While psychotherapy may be used in the first session to aid in diagnosis, it is not typically utilized in subsequent visits. In fact, after the introductory session, most sessions with a psychiatrist may only be 15-20 minutes in length and are largely focused on medication management. Many psychiatrists who do not offer psychotherapy work collaboratively with psychologists and other mental health clinicians and can refer clients seeking talk therapy to those providers.

How do I know if I need a psychiatrist or a therapist?

It is not always easy to know which type of mental health practitioner to choose. Many people are unaware of the root of their mental or behavioral problem. One way many people learn which type of care is best for them is by seeing their primary care provider first. Depending on the nature and severity of the symptoms, the physician may review their medical history or perform medical tests to determine whether biological factors are involved before making a referral. It is not necessary for a person to know precisely what type of care they need in order to seek help. Many psychiatrists and psychologists refer clients to each other depending on client needs.

Do I need a referral to see a psychiatrist?

A referral to a psychiatrist is often not required. However, seeing your primary care physician first can be helpful and actually prove to be a shortcut to getting what you need. Your PCP may have a clear idea whether psychiatric help is needed and/or which kind of mental health care would be most beneficial and refer you to the right type of practitioner. For that reason alone, some psychiatrists require a referral. Further, many insurance plans require a referral from a PCP if they cover all of part of the cost of seeing a specialist; if, however, you are paying out of pocket, you may not need a referral. In any case, a referral may speed the process of securing an appointment with a psychiatrist, especially in areas where there is a shortage of mental health specialists and new patients face long waits for appointments.