Psychiatrists in 94401

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Eric Alcid
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
I am a University of Washington and UCSF-trained addiction and general psychiatrist and scientist. I carry a small panel of patients so that I can best deliver comprehensive and personalized care. I specialize in treating complex addiction issues, dual-diagnoses such as ADHD and depression combined with substance use, and behavioral addictions such as gambling. I tailor treatment based on the individual, and I have expertise with both abstinence and harm-reduction approaches to recovery. In designing a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan, I consider the most up-to-date evidence-based methods and latest research.
I am a University of Washington and UCSF-trained addiction and general psychiatrist and scientist. I carry a small panel of patients so that I can best deliver comprehensive and personalized care. I specialize in treating complex addiction issues, dual-diagnoses such as ADHD and depression combined with substance use, and behavioral addictions such as gambling. I tailor treatment based on the individual, and I have expertise with both abstinence and harm-reduction approaches to recovery. In designing a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan, I consider the most up-to-date evidence-based methods and latest research.
(415) 843-6288 View (415) 843-6288
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Kimberly Erlich-Pediatric Mental Health Specialist
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, MPH, PNP-PC, PMHS-BC, CIMHP
Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
I am a Yale-trained Pediatric Nurse Practitioner; board certified in Pediatric Primary Care and Pediatric Mental Health & a certified integrative mental health practitioner, and have been in practice for 22 years. My style is collaborative; I am committed to the use of evidence-based practices to promote mental health and wellness and treat behavioral health disorders, while utilizing holistic/integrative interventions as appropriate. I am skilled at treating anxiety, depression, attention disorders, and disorders of behavioral regulation. I partner with Fullscript online supplement pharmacy: us.fullscript.com/welcome/kerlich.
I am a Yale-trained Pediatric Nurse Practitioner; board certified in Pediatric Primary Care and Pediatric Mental Health & a certified integrative mental health practitioner, and have been in practice for 22 years. My style is collaborative; I am committed to the use of evidence-based practices to promote mental health and wellness and treat behavioral health disorders, while utilizing holistic/integrative interventions as appropriate. I am skilled at treating anxiety, depression, attention disorders, and disorders of behavioral regulation. I partner with Fullscript online supplement pharmacy: us.fullscript.com/welcome/kerlich.
(925) 319-5739 View (925) 319-5739
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Aura Mena
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner I worked for 12 years as an inpatient nurse at a local hospital, 8 of which were as an inpatient psychiatric nurse working with the adult population. I've spent the last 6 years working as a Community Mental Health Nurse with underserved communities in the county that suffer from severe mental illnesses. During that time, I also completed the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program at UCSF. My area of expertise are adults suffering from depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders. From the start of my career, I realized that I have the responsibility to meet my clients where they are.
Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner I worked for 12 years as an inpatient nurse at a local hospital, 8 of which were as an inpatient psychiatric nurse working with the adult population. I've spent the last 6 years working as a Community Mental Health Nurse with underserved communities in the county that suffer from severe mental illnesses. During that time, I also completed the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program at UCSF. My area of expertise are adults suffering from depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders. From the start of my career, I realized that I have the responsibility to meet my clients where they are.
(650) 610-2488 View (650) 610-2488
Photo of Kimberly Erlich, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 94401, CA
Kimberly Erlich
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
Kim enjoys the opportunity to partner with pediatric/adolescent patients and their families to address common issues including anxiety, depression, attention and other learning disorders, as well as challenges related to behavioral/emotional regulation. She is committed to using evidence-based diagnostic and treatment approaches, and often collaborates with interdisciplinary colleagues (therapists, schools, dietitians, etc. ) to optimize management.
Kim enjoys the opportunity to partner with pediatric/adolescent patients and their families to address common issues including anxiety, depression, attention and other learning disorders, as well as challenges related to behavioral/emotional regulation. She is committed to using evidence-based diagnostic and treatment approaches, and often collaborates with interdisciplinary colleagues (therapists, schools, dietitians, etc. ) to optimize management.
(650) 675-2071 View (650) 675-2071
Photo of Abi Reddy, Psychiatrist in 94401, CA
Abi Reddy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94401
I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist who uses an integrative approach to treating mental health conditions. Evaluation includes making diagnostic assessments based on symptom burden as well as working with families, caregivers, and schools to determine the best treatment approach.
I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist who uses an integrative approach to treating mental health conditions. Evaluation includes making diagnostic assessments based on symptom burden as well as working with families, caregivers, and schools to determine the best treatment approach.
(415) 851-7145 View (415) 851-7145
Photo of Elizabeth Qin, Psychiatrist in 94401, CA
Elizabeth Qin
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
Dr. Elizabeth Qin is a Psychiatrist in California who has been practicing since 2023. She has an MD, PhD, from Stanford University and completed an Adult Psychiatry Residency at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Qin believes in a collaborative approach and prioritizes working together with patients to help them meet their goals for their mental health. In her spare time, Dr. Qin enjoys spending time outdoors, running, hiking, and going to the beach.
Dr. Elizabeth Qin is a Psychiatrist in California who has been practicing since 2023. She has an MD, PhD, from Stanford University and completed an Adult Psychiatry Residency at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Qin believes in a collaborative approach and prioritizes working together with patients to help them meet their goals for their mental health. In her spare time, Dr. Qin enjoys spending time outdoors, running, hiking, and going to the beach.
(650) 643-4749 View (650) 643-4749
Photo of Dora-Linda Wang, Psychiatrist in 94401, CA
Dora-Linda Wang
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
Treatment Philosophy & Approach: Each individual is unique, and each person's treatment should be unique. Count on me to bring all my experience to your service. This includes my foundations as a Yale-educated physician who was then trained by some of the most expert psychopharmacologists and psychotherapists at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. I was born in Brazil, served as President of the APA Caucus of Asian American Psychiatrists, and I am of the Greek Orthodox faith. I will embrace your unique cultural identity. I have practiced for nearly 30 years.
Treatment Philosophy & Approach: Each individual is unique, and each person's treatment should be unique. Count on me to bring all my experience to your service. This includes my foundations as a Yale-educated physician who was then trained by some of the most expert psychopharmacologists and psychotherapists at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. I was born in Brazil, served as President of the APA Caucus of Asian American Psychiatrists, and I am of the Greek Orthodox faith. I will embrace your unique cultural identity. I have practiced for nearly 30 years.
(650) 663-2900 View (650) 663-2900

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 94401

< 10

Psychiatrists in 94401 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Medication Management
71% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
71% Bipolar Disorder
57% ADHD
43% Child

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Magellan

How Psychiatrists in 94401 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 94401?

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.