Psychiatrists in 94304

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Dr. Sara Chowdhury
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Welcome to your journey towards wellbeing. I am currently accepting new patients. Please feel free to book a complimentary consultation at calendly.com/drsarachowdhury/15mins. I have in person appointments available in Virginia (Lansdowne and Mclean) and virtual appointments across the DC-MD-VA area and in CA.
Welcome to your journey towards wellbeing. I am currently accepting new patients. Please feel free to book a complimentary consultation at calendly.com/drsarachowdhury/15mins. I have in person appointments available in Virginia (Lansdowne and Mclean) and virtual appointments across the DC-MD-VA area and in CA.
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Hari Nair
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94304
I strive to create a judgement free, welcoming environment and treat my patients in a holistic and culturally competent manner through the use of evidence-based therapies and medications. I use a comprehensive approach to understand the emotional, psychosocial and interpersonal spheres of my patients' lives. This allows me to identify the strengths, vulnerabilities and needs of my patients. I prioritize making my patients feel as comfortable as possible, often by engaging them in their own interests.
I strive to create a judgement free, welcoming environment and treat my patients in a holistic and culturally competent manner through the use of evidence-based therapies and medications. I use a comprehensive approach to understand the emotional, psychosocial and interpersonal spheres of my patients' lives. This allows me to identify the strengths, vulnerabilities and needs of my patients. I prioritize making my patients feel as comfortable as possible, often by engaging them in their own interests.
(650) 627-7523 View (650) 627-7523
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Moira Kessler, MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94304
I currently am accepting new patients, including early evening hours. My strongest clinical background is in treating adults, older children, and adolescents with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. I offer individual psychotherapy as well as medication management appointments. I also have expertise in consulting with schools to help best support students. I have worked extensively with patients and families in improving relationships and communication. I have clinical expertise in providing diagnostic assessments, consultation, and care linkage for children, adolescents, and adults as well.
I currently am accepting new patients, including early evening hours. My strongest clinical background is in treating adults, older children, and adolescents with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. I offer individual psychotherapy as well as medication management appointments. I also have expertise in consulting with schools to help best support students. I have worked extensively with patients and families in improving relationships and communication. I have clinical expertise in providing diagnostic assessments, consultation, and care linkage for children, adolescents, and adults as well.
(650) 542-0240 View (650) 542-0240
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Kathryn Kinasz
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Thank you for your interest in my practice. I am a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. I specialize in the treatment of psychiatric illnesses that impact children and adolescents including but not limited to mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, and eating disorders. I also see children struggling with behavioral issues at home or at school and adolescents exploring their gender identity. I see adults with similar disorders and have a unique interest in women’s mental health including women facing infertility, psychiatric issues in pregnancy and postpartum, and challenges of new motherhood.
Thank you for your interest in my practice. I am a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. I specialize in the treatment of psychiatric illnesses that impact children and adolescents including but not limited to mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, and eating disorders. I also see children struggling with behavioral issues at home or at school and adolescents exploring their gender identity. I see adults with similar disorders and have a unique interest in women’s mental health including women facing infertility, psychiatric issues in pregnancy and postpartum, and challenges of new motherhood.
(310) 935-0754 View (310) 935-0754
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Grace Lee
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Welcome! I am a Stanford-trained psychiatrist offering both therapy and medication services. Together, we will identify and work through the pain points in your life, as well as explore and lean into your vision for a meaningful and balanced life. If you are interested in exploring your personal and/or professional identities, cultural background, relationships, life values and aspirations, patterns of thought and behavior, and/or impactful life experiences, I may be a good fit for you.
Welcome! I am a Stanford-trained psychiatrist offering both therapy and medication services. Together, we will identify and work through the pain points in your life, as well as explore and lean into your vision for a meaningful and balanced life. If you are interested in exploring your personal and/or professional identities, cultural background, relationships, life values and aspirations, patterns of thought and behavior, and/or impactful life experiences, I may be a good fit for you.
(650) 405-0990 View (650) 405-0990
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Dr. Patricia Pop
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! I'm excited to get to know you. You may have been in therapy long enough to know a thing or two about yourself. And you're ready for the next step or a new direction. Let's help you dig deep - gently, compassionately, and with genuine warmth. You'll be able to embody those insights and enact that knowledge in to your daily life. Whether you're taking stock of the way life has gone or are trying to make sense of your past or recent psychedelic experiences - I'm happy to help.
Welcome! I'm excited to get to know you. You may have been in therapy long enough to know a thing or two about yourself. And you're ready for the next step or a new direction. Let's help you dig deep - gently, compassionately, and with genuine warmth. You'll be able to embody those insights and enact that knowledge in to your daily life. Whether you're taking stock of the way life has gone or are trying to make sense of your past or recent psychedelic experiences - I'm happy to help.
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Janet Baek
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94304
For appointment requests, please complete an online form on my website www.janetbaekmd.com. I am a Stanford-trained child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist and therapist. I provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and treatments, including medication management and pyschotherapy.
For appointment requests, please complete an online form on my website www.janetbaekmd.com. I am a Stanford-trained child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist and therapist. I provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and treatments, including medication management and pyschotherapy.
(650) 407-2078 View (650) 407-2078
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Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94304  (Online Only)
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
(408) 645-7516 View (408) 645-7516
Photo of Hugh Brent Solvason, Psychiatrist in 94304, CA
Hugh Brent Solvason
Psychiatrist, PhD, MD
Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Dr. Solvason brings more than 20 years of knowledge and experience both doing research using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation TMS and treating patients since it was FDA approved in 2007. IntegralTMS is the culmination of Dr. Solvason’s extensive experience with the most difficult and disabling depression.
Dr. Solvason brings more than 20 years of knowledge and experience both doing research using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation TMS and treating patients since it was FDA approved in 2007. IntegralTMS is the culmination of Dr. Solvason’s extensive experience with the most difficult and disabling depression.
(669) 291-2694 View (669) 291-2694

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 94304

< 10

Psychiatrists in 94304 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
78% Relationship Issues
78% ADHD
78% Medication Management
78% Stress
67% Behavioral Issues

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Magellan
100% Medicare

How Psychiatrists in 94304 see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 94304?

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.