Psychiatrists in 94609

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Nicholas Reeves, MD | Mindful Health Solutions
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
As a psychiatrist, I specialize in managing a range of mental health conditions, from mood disorders like depression and bipolar disorder to treatment-resistant depression and various anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, and panic disorder. I also have experience treating psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, as well as substance use disorders and addictions. My ultimate goal is to do more than just help my patients achieve remission. I aim to reduce their suffering and elevate their sense of peace so they can truly thrive and flourish in their lives.
As a psychiatrist, I specialize in managing a range of mental health conditions, from mood disorders like depression and bipolar disorder to treatment-resistant depression and various anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, and panic disorder. I also have experience treating psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, as well as substance use disorders and addictions. My ultimate goal is to do more than just help my patients achieve remission. I aim to reduce their suffering and elevate their sense of peace so they can truly thrive and flourish in their lives.
(510) 640-8625 View (510) 640-8625
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Empower Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
Welcome! At Empower, we are a dedicated group of psychiatrists providing patient-centered, personalized, culturally-informed, and evidence-based virtual mental health care for adults in California. We are currently accepting new patients. We are committed to helping you gain control over your mental health and well-being. We want to get to know you as a person and partner with you to empower and support you in your path to wellbeing.
Welcome! At Empower, we are a dedicated group of psychiatrists providing patient-centered, personalized, culturally-informed, and evidence-based virtual mental health care for adults in California. We are currently accepting new patients. We are committed to helping you gain control over your mental health and well-being. We want to get to know you as a person and partner with you to empower and support you in your path to wellbeing.
(415) 980-4025 View (415) 980-4025
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Kushagra Nijhara
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
Dr. Kushagra Nijhara aspires to empower patients to leverage their strengths, navigate challenges, and achieve holistic growth and healing. He focuses on addressing debilitating mood disorders, including the challenges of treatment-resistant depression and a comprehensive range of anxiety disorders. Dr. Nijhara's patient-focused and evidence-based approach sees each individual with strengths while collaboratively addressing areas of challenge using psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.
Dr. Kushagra Nijhara aspires to empower patients to leverage their strengths, navigate challenges, and achieve holistic growth and healing. He focuses on addressing debilitating mood disorders, including the challenges of treatment-resistant depression and a comprehensive range of anxiety disorders. Dr. Nijhara's patient-focused and evidence-based approach sees each individual with strengths while collaboratively addressing areas of challenge using psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
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Meghaa Bhargava
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Dr. Meghaa Bhargava (pronounced May-ga Bar-guv) is dual board-certified in general and child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Bhargava has a collaborative and evidence-based approach to treatment, empowering every individual to integrate their unique life experience into their care plan. She incorporates behavioral and psychodynamic techniques in caring for children, adolescents, and adults.
Dr. Meghaa Bhargava (pronounced May-ga Bar-guv) is dual board-certified in general and child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Bhargava has a collaborative and evidence-based approach to treatment, empowering every individual to integrate their unique life experience into their care plan. She incorporates behavioral and psychodynamic techniques in caring for children, adolescents, and adults.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
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Stacia Mills
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
I help individuals with medical illnesses, women's health issues, and those who are pregnant or family planning navigate their psychiatric conditions. Everyone is welcome, especially those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups.
I help individuals with medical illnesses, women's health issues, and those who are pregnant or family planning navigate their psychiatric conditions. Everyone is welcome, especially those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups.
(510) 399-2281 View (510) 399-2281
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Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609  (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.
(415) 484-1642 View (415) 484-1642
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Gut Feelings Psychosomatic Medicine
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
I treat clients who have suffered from depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, PTSD or who simply feel that something is just not right with their mind or body and are looking for a diagnosis and/or relief. My clients are busy professionals who seek a real-world approach to psychiatric treatment. I meaningfully use technology to make interactions convenient, comfortable and no-nonsense.
I treat clients who have suffered from depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, PTSD or who simply feel that something is just not right with their mind or body and are looking for a diagnosis and/or relief. My clients are busy professionals who seek a real-world approach to psychiatric treatment. I meaningfully use technology to make interactions convenient, comfortable and no-nonsense.
(415) 941-3692 View (415) 941-3692
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Dr. Emily R Watters
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist who has been in practice for 14+ years. I primarily treat trauma-related issues, depression, anxiety and ADHD. My approach is psychodynamically-oriented and practical. I understand the importance of creating safety in a relationship and carefully tailor my approach to what will best meet your needs and best allow you to heal and grow. I love to help people through major life transitions and those who are struggling in school or in their careers.
I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist who has been in practice for 14+ years. I primarily treat trauma-related issues, depression, anxiety and ADHD. My approach is psychodynamically-oriented and practical. I understand the importance of creating safety in a relationship and carefully tailor my approach to what will best meet your needs and best allow you to heal and grow. I love to help people through major life transitions and those who are struggling in school or in their careers.
(510) 662-0971 View (510) 662-0971
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Faisal Akram
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Dr. Faisal Akram’s interest in the complexity of the brain, mind interactions, and uniqueness led him to psychiatry. Dr. Akram has been actively engaged in psychiatric research with ambitions to uncover the biological, psychological, and social contributors to mental illnesses. He diagnoses and treats anxiety, depression, seasonal affective disorder, and suicidal ideation. Dr. Akram’s approach uses medication management, education, existential therapy, individual therapy, and group therapy.
Dr. Faisal Akram’s interest in the complexity of the brain, mind interactions, and uniqueness led him to psychiatry. Dr. Akram has been actively engaged in psychiatric research with ambitions to uncover the biological, psychological, and social contributors to mental illnesses. He diagnoses and treats anxiety, depression, seasonal affective disorder, and suicidal ideation. Dr. Akram’s approach uses medication management, education, existential therapy, individual therapy, and group therapy.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
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Rebecca Blakesley
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with a focus on managing care for patients with depression, anxiety, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I have always been fascinated with how the mind works and how the role of an individual’s relationships, genetics, and environmental factors contribute to their well-being. At age sixteen, I enrolled in college with a particular interest in child development, which expanded my curiosity about psychiatric conditions and holistic treatment approaches.
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with a focus on managing care for patients with depression, anxiety, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I have always been fascinated with how the mind works and how the role of an individual’s relationships, genetics, and environmental factors contribute to their well-being. At age sixteen, I enrolled in college with a particular interest in child development, which expanded my curiosity about psychiatric conditions and holistic treatment approaches.
(510) 945-1944 View (510) 945-1944
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Amy Thomson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Amy Thomson, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who trained at the University of California, San Francisco. With a client- centered lens and evidence-based practice I provide psychiatric assessments, medications and psychotherapy for adults. I listen with a sincere interest to understanding your experience & concerns and with a compassionate approach teach adaptive strategies that foster wellness. Building a strong therapeutic connection is one of the aspects of this work I enjoy the most.
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who trained at the University of California, San Francisco. With a client- centered lens and evidence-based practice I provide psychiatric assessments, medications and psychotherapy for adults. I listen with a sincere interest to understanding your experience & concerns and with a compassionate approach teach adaptive strategies that foster wellness. Building a strong therapeutic connection is one of the aspects of this work I enjoy the most.
(510) 822-7536 View (510) 822-7536
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Joshua Kayman
Psychiatrist, MD, FASAM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
I’m a Psychiatrist specializing in Addiction, Sleep, Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, ADHD, and Psychosis. I see clients aged 16 and older in California. You can meet with me virtually. I do not take private insurance and I am happy to provide a superbill to submit to your provider. Please feel free to call for a 15 minute conversation to see if we are a good fit.
I’m a Psychiatrist specializing in Addiction, Sleep, Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, ADHD, and Psychosis. I see clients aged 16 and older in California. You can meet with me virtually. I do not take private insurance and I am happy to provide a superbill to submit to your provider. Please feel free to call for a 15 minute conversation to see if we are a good fit.
(510) 340-4602 View (510) 340-4602
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Chanelle Ramsubick
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Dr. Chanelle Ramsubick works with patients of all ages with a focus on mood disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. She uses a compassionate and non-judgmental approach that can include medication management, supportive therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Dr. Ramsubick collaborates with patients in a safe environment to create an individualized treatment plan. She believes mental health is an integral part of overall health and should be prioritized.
Dr. Chanelle Ramsubick works with patients of all ages with a focus on mood disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. She uses a compassionate and non-judgmental approach that can include medication management, supportive therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Dr. Ramsubick collaborates with patients in a safe environment to create an individualized treatment plan. She believes mental health is an integral part of overall health and should be prioritized.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
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Jessica Bentzley
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a Stanford-trained, board-certified adult psychiatrist licensed in California. I am currently accepting new patients. I see adults ages 18-60 with a broad range of conditions and concerns, and I have a special interest in serving women across the lifespan, including during pregnancy and postpartum. I am committed to understanding my patients and the unique factors impacting their mental health. I aim to thoughtfully create values-based, personalized treatment plans that may involve psychotherapy, lifestyle changes, and/or medications.
Welcome! I am a Stanford-trained, board-certified adult psychiatrist licensed in California. I am currently accepting new patients. I see adults ages 18-60 with a broad range of conditions and concerns, and I have a special interest in serving women across the lifespan, including during pregnancy and postpartum. I am committed to understanding my patients and the unique factors impacting their mental health. I aim to thoughtfully create values-based, personalized treatment plans that may involve psychotherapy, lifestyle changes, and/or medications.
(628) 265-8501 View (628) 265-8501
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Denine Baldor
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
Denine is board-certified and has over 10 years of experience working with adults and seniors. She is passionate about the destigmatization of mental illness and works with incarcerated individuals with chronic mental illness.
Denine is board-certified and has over 10 years of experience working with adults and seniors. She is passionate about the destigmatization of mental illness and works with incarcerated individuals with chronic mental illness.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
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Michael Swetye, M.D., P.C.
Psychiatrist, MD, MBA
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
I am a Yale and UCSF-trained psychiatrist with board certifications in Adult, Adolescent and Child Psychiatry. I work with adults (including young adults), couples, families, teens, and middle schoolers.
I am a Yale and UCSF-trained psychiatrist with board certifications in Adult, Adolescent and Child Psychiatry. I work with adults (including young adults), couples, families, teens, and middle schoolers.
(415) 969-5356 View (415) 969-5356
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Mindful Health Solutions - Sahab Yaqubi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist with a strong specialty in helping patients struggling with Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Anxiety Disorders. I find Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive therapeutic tool that can play a crucial role for those with treatment-resistant mood or anxiety disorders. I take a holistic approach to patient care and treatment plans, considering biological, psychological, and social factors. I have found that being in tune with his patient’s emotional pain is the key to developing a good rapport.
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist with a strong specialty in helping patients struggling with Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Anxiety Disorders. I find Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive therapeutic tool that can play a crucial role for those with treatment-resistant mood or anxiety disorders. I take a holistic approach to patient care and treatment plans, considering biological, psychological, and social factors. I have found that being in tune with his patient’s emotional pain is the key to developing a good rapport.
(628) 200-3605 View (628) 200-3605
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Ardis C Martin
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
I'm a Board Certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist devoted to providing comprehensive and integrative care to develop optimal mental health for children, adolescents, their families, and adults. My goal in treatment is to help people identify the areas where they are struggling and create a personalized plan that can help them get back to enjoying their lives.
I'm a Board Certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist devoted to providing comprehensive and integrative care to develop optimal mental health for children, adolescents, their families, and adults. My goal in treatment is to help people identify the areas where they are struggling and create a personalized plan that can help them get back to enjoying their lives.
(925) 492-7033 View (925) 492-7033
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Kimberly Dow
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, RN, MSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
I embrace a collaborative approach with my patients. I want to provide knowledge and experience so as to empower my patients to make informed decisions about their available treatment options. My style is grounded in the mind-body connection by blending mindfulness, behaviors, and holistic interventions with medications.
I embrace a collaborative approach with my patients. I want to provide knowledge and experience so as to empower my patients to make informed decisions about their available treatment options. My style is grounded in the mind-body connection by blending mindfulness, behaviors, and holistic interventions with medications.
(650) 640-1708 View (650) 640-1708
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Cris Bissonnette
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC, FNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94609
As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I provide compassionate and competent care to everyone who comes into my office. My belief is that mental and emotional wellness is a nonlinear process, often characterized by periods of stability, growth, and occasional setbacks- and I am here to support clients in whatever stage they are in with compassion and non-judgment.
As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I provide compassionate and competent care to everyone who comes into my office. My belief is that mental and emotional wellness is a nonlinear process, often characterized by periods of stability, growth, and occasional setbacks- and I am here to support clients in whatever stage they are in with compassion and non-judgment.
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Number of Psychiatrists in 94609

20+

Average cost per session

$325

Psychiatrists in 94609 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
86% Medication Management
81% ADHD
81% Trauma and PTSD
76% Bipolar Disorder
76% Stress

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Blue Shield
67% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Psychiatrists in 94609 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 94609?

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.