The Focus Doc
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
specializes in treating cognitive issues related to ADHD, Anxiety, Brain Fog, Depression, OCD, and PTSD.
Dr. Dave Auluck, M.D. is a 3rd generation physician, 2nd generation psychiatrist, and physician educator. He is passionate about improving the mental health treatment experience. His mission is to ensure personalized, industry-leading, preeminent care is accessible and affordable. He has worked with thousands of patients over the years and overseen program development for tens of thousands of others.
(415) 301-4583
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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specializes in treating cognitive issues related to ADHD, Anxiety, Brain Fog, Depression, OCD, and PTSD.
Dr. Dave Auluck, M.D. is a 3rd generation physician, 2nd generation psychiatrist, and physician educator. He is passionate about improving the mental health treatment experience. His mission is to ensure personalized, industry-leading, preeminent care is accessible and affordable. He has worked with thousands of patients over the years and overseen program development for tens of thousands of others.
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Carative Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
Offers video visits
We treat a wide range of issues which include pediatric consultations, postpartum depression, depression, anxiety, mood disorders/bipolar, ADHD, and alcoholism.
Welcome to Carative Psychiatry! Our mission is to enhance wellness and motivate self-improvement by strengthening minds. We offer high quality health care for patients seeking a trustworthy long-term psychiatric provider who can provide medication management and supportive counseling. At Carative Psychiatry, we desire to provide health services to our clients that focus on improving their mental health but also to educate and prevent future issues. Carative Psychiatry is a Nurse practitioner owned psychiatric practice that uses evidenced based practice to improve the quality of life of their clients. We see our clients through zoom
(415) 326-1374
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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We treat a wide range of issues which include pediatric consultations, postpartum depression, depression, anxiety, mood disorders/bipolar, ADHD, and alcoholism.
Welcome to Carative Psychiatry! Our mission is to enhance wellness and motivate self-improvement by strengthening minds. We offer high quality health care for patients seeking a trustworthy long-term psychiatric provider who can provide medication management and supportive counseling. At Carative Psychiatry, we desire to provide health services to our clients that focus on improving their mental health but also to educate and prevent future issues. Carative Psychiatry is a Nurse practitioner owned psychiatric practice that uses evidenced based practice to improve the quality of life of their clients. We see our clients through zoom
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Jeff Leininger
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
Offers video visits
I specialize in anxiety, mood, ADHD and sleep disorders.
I have been successful in helping individuals who are experiencing challenging life transitions, acute or chronic anxiety, depression, attention issues, insomnia and chemical dependency. I also work with clients during their times of wellness in order to create a more balanced, mindful and body-centered consciousness. I can help you articulate blind spots or resolve chronic anxieties that have traditionally disrupted your healing process or kept you from experiencing a greater sense of fulfillment. I have considerable experience working with individuals who are reconsidering their relationship to alcohol and other substances.
(415) 325-2941
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San Francisco, CA 94103
Offers video visits
I specialize in anxiety, mood, ADHD and sleep disorders.
I have been successful in helping individuals who are experiencing challenging life transitions, acute or chronic anxiety, depression, attention issues, insomnia and chemical dependency. I also work with clients during their times of wellness in order to create a more balanced, mindful and body-centered consciousness. I can help you articulate blind spots or resolve chronic anxieties that have traditionally disrupted your healing process or kept you from experiencing a greater sense of fulfillment. I have considerable experience working with individuals who are reconsidering their relationship to alcohol and other substances.
George K. Lerner, M.D.
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Dr. George Lerner is a board-certified psychiatrist based in San Francisco's financial district. He specializes in the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) in adults. Dr. Lerner has extensive experience in treating adults who have been successful in their professional endeavors but have found attention deficit symptoms to be an impediment to achieving their full potential.
(415) 969-9421
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Dr. George Lerner is a board-certified psychiatrist based in San Francisco's financial district. He specializes in the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) in adults. Dr. Lerner has extensive experience in treating adults who have been successful in their professional endeavors but have found attention deficit symptoms to be an impediment to achieving their full potential.
Cara Hoepner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RN, MS, CS, PMHNP Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111
Offers video visits
I'm interested in a person's priorities, what engages them in life, and how they want to get there. I take a whole-person, root cause approach that delivers enhanced resilience and renewed feelings of wellbeing beyond "good enough”. I strive for truly well, without side effects. Integrative psychiatry offers solutions to support the complexity and sustained recovery of mood, anxiety, trauma, cognition/ADHD, and sleep-related challenges, including "treatment resistance," which may simply indicate the correct diagnosis has not been found, a biological clue has been missed, or a treatment strategy is not optimal.
(415) 527-3365
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San Francisco, CA 94111
Offers video visits
I'm interested in a person's priorities, what engages them in life, and how they want to get there. I take a whole-person, root cause approach that delivers enhanced resilience and renewed feelings of wellbeing beyond "good enough”. I strive for truly well, without side effects. Integrative psychiatry offers solutions to support the complexity and sustained recovery of mood, anxiety, trauma, cognition/ADHD, and sleep-related challenges, including "treatment resistance," which may simply indicate the correct diagnosis has not been found, a biological clue has been missed, or a treatment strategy is not optimal.
Remedy Psychiatry San Francisco
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
Offers video visits
Our board certified psychiatric experts treat the widest range of mental health symptoms – anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, bipolar, insomnia and more; with all available psychiatric medications.
Are you struggling in your day to day? With Remedy, you can get unlimited online psychiatry appointments at an affordable price. We treat the widest range of mental health symptoms with all available medications so you can live your best life.
(310) 943-1267
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San Francisco, CA 94122
Offers video visits
Our board certified psychiatric experts treat the widest range of mental health symptoms – anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, bipolar, insomnia and more; with all available psychiatric medications.
Are you struggling in your day to day? With Remedy, you can get unlimited online psychiatry appointments at an affordable price. We treat the widest range of mental health symptoms with all available medications so you can live your best life.
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Benjamin Elswick
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Offers video visits
Dr. Elswick is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist who emphasizes personality structure assays, functional biographical analysis, and relational behavior pat­terns, to tailor an individual treatment plan for medications and psychotherapy. He enjoys helping patients find their way through existential, spiritual, relational, and career problems. He specializes in treating adult ADHD and in reducing the burden of medications wherever possible. Dr. Elswick works closely with our psychologists, so he can provide a collaborative treatment plan to patients.
(628) 265-8639 x1
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Dr. Elswick is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist who emphasizes personality structure assays, functional biographical analysis, and relational behavior pat­terns, to tailor an individual treatment plan for medications and psychotherapy. He enjoys helping patients find their way through existential, spiritual, relational, and career problems. He specializes in treating adult ADHD and in reducing the burden of medications wherever possible. Dr. Elswick works closely with our psychologists, so he can provide a collaborative treatment plan to patients.
Bay Area Psychiatric - Integrative Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MS, RN, CS, PMHNP Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111
Offers video visits
I'm interested in a person's priorities, what engages them in life, and how they want to get there. I take a whole-person, root cause approach that delivers enhanced resilience and renewed feelings of wellbeing beyond "good enough”. I strive for truly well, without side effects. Integrative psychiatry offers solutions to support the complexity and sustained recovery of mood, anxiety, trauma, cognition/ADHD, and sleep-related challenges, including "treatment resistance," which may simply indicate the correct diagnosis has not been found, a biological clue has been missed, or a treatment strategy is not optimal.
(415) 650-4303
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94111
Offers video visits
I'm interested in a person's priorities, what engages them in life, and how they want to get there. I take a whole-person, root cause approach that delivers enhanced resilience and renewed feelings of wellbeing beyond "good enough”. I strive for truly well, without side effects. Integrative psychiatry offers solutions to support the complexity and sustained recovery of mood, anxiety, trauma, cognition/ADHD, and sleep-related challenges, including "treatment resistance," which may simply indicate the correct diagnosis has not been found, a biological clue has been missed, or a treatment strategy is not optimal.
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Michelle Guchereau
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist for adults, adolescents and children. I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD), depression and anxiety. I provide thorough psychiatric assessments, medications and/or psychotherapy for adults and youth. I also collaborate with other therapists to provide medication evaluations and treatment for patients who are actively in therapy elsewhere. I have offices in downtown San Francisco and Marin, and I also offer appointments by videoconference.
(415) 969-5396
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist for adults, adolescents and children. I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD), depression and anxiety. I provide thorough psychiatric assessments, medications and/or psychotherapy for adults and youth. I also collaborate with other therapists to provide medication evaluations and treatment for patients who are actively in therapy elsewhere. I have offices in downtown San Francisco and Marin, and I also offer appointments by videoconference.
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Dannie Brown
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
Her areas of focus include (but are not limited to) Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD.
Dannie is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), with a background in psychology and over 10 years experience working as a medical-surgical nurse. She provides comprehensive mental health evaluations, individually tailored treatment plans, brief therapy and prescribes psychopharmacological medications where indicated. Dannie combines evidence-based practices with clinical experience, and if necessary, collaborates with additional providers to deliver safe and effective care.
(415) 234-4435
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
Her areas of focus include (but are not limited to) Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD.
Dannie is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), with a background in psychology and over 10 years experience working as a medical-surgical nurse. She provides comprehensive mental health evaluations, individually tailored treatment plans, brief therapy and prescribes psychopharmacological medications where indicated. Dannie combines evidence-based practices with clinical experience, and if necessary, collaborates with additional providers to deliver safe and effective care.
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Gloria Sim Le
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
She has experience treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, and bipolar disorders.
Gloria Sim Le is a bay area native and an experienced board certified family nurse practitioner. She has a variety of experience in different clinical settings including neurological ICU, long-term care facilities, school nursing, primary care clinics, weight management, and aesthetics. During her time in family medicine, she found her true passion in psychiatry. While mental health disorders may occur without any underlying conditions, she ensures there is not a physiological cause of mental illness prior to initiating treatment.
(510) 201-5876
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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She has experience treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, and bipolar disorders.
Gloria Sim Le is a bay area native and an experienced board certified family nurse practitioner. She has a variety of experience in different clinical settings including neurological ICU, long-term care facilities, school nursing, primary care clinics, weight management, and aesthetics. During her time in family medicine, she found her true passion in psychiatry. While mental health disorders may occur without any underlying conditions, she ensures there is not a physiological cause of mental illness prior to initiating treatment.
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Erik Lee, PMHNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Offers video visits
I perform diagnostic evaluations and personalized medication management for ADHD; and mood, anxiety, trauma, and substance use disorders.
The judicious use of prescription medications can be an important component of any recovery plan. My aspiration to make high-quality psychiatric care more accessible began when I was unable to find a psychiatric provider who would take my (very good) insurance, so after gaining experience at an early psychosis clinic, a mental health crisis clinic, and dual diagnosis programs, I started a solo practice in 2017 that expanded into a group practice from 2019 to 2021. Today, I continue to see patients from my solo practice. I bill insurance directly whenever possible.
(415) 936-0047
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Offers video visits
I perform diagnostic evaluations and personalized medication management for ADHD; and mood, anxiety, trauma, and substance use disorders.
The judicious use of prescription medications can be an important component of any recovery plan. My aspiration to make high-quality psychiatric care more accessible began when I was unable to find a psychiatric provider who would take my (very good) insurance, so after gaining experience at an early psychosis clinic, a mental health crisis clinic, and dual diagnosis programs, I started a solo practice in 2017 that expanded into a group practice from 2019 to 2021. Today, I continue to see patients from my solo practice. I bill insurance directly whenever possible.
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Meena Rajendren
Psychiatrist, MD
San Francisco, CA 94118
Offers video visits
Dr. Rajendren has worked in a wide variety of settings and believes in providing care that is empathetic, honest, and in the best interest of the patient. If you're suffering from ADD/ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Anger Management, Cultural/Ethnic Issues, Depressive Disorders, Divorce/Blended Family Issues, Grief/Bereavement, Medication Management, OCD, and/or PTSD, Dr. Rajendren can help.
(415) 326-1696 x1
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Dr. Rajendren has worked in a wide variety of settings and believes in providing care that is empathetic, honest, and in the best interest of the patient. If you're suffering from ADD/ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Anger Management, Cultural/Ethnic Issues, Depressive Disorders, Divorce/Blended Family Issues, Grief/Bereavement, Medication Management, OCD, and/or PTSD, Dr. Rajendren can help.
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Gabriel Aranovich
Psychiatrist Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Offers video visits
Dr. Gabriel Aranovich is a top-rated board certified psychiatrist, specializing in psychotherapy and medication management for optimizing mental health. At The Clinic, with locations in with locations in San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Jose, Berkeley, and Marin County, California, Dr. Aranovich treats both adults and adolescents with a wide range of issues, such as: depression, anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, substance use and other common and complex mental health conditions. In addition, Dr. Aranovich, who speaks both English and Spanish, offers video and telemedicine services to patients residing in the state of California.
(844) 950-3167
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Offers video visits
Dr. Gabriel Aranovich is a top-rated board certified psychiatrist, specializing in psychotherapy and medication management for optimizing mental health. At The Clinic, with locations in with locations in San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Jose, Berkeley, and Marin County, California, Dr. Aranovich treats both adults and adolescents with a wide range of issues, such as: depression, anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, substance use and other common and complex mental health conditions. In addition, Dr. Aranovich, who speaks both English and Spanish, offers video and telemedicine services to patients residing in the state of California.
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Armando León
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
León treats patients with a wide variety of psychiatric diagnoses including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD and other common and complex conditions.
Dr. Armando León is a licensed psychiatrist with experience in medication management and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. His clinical approach acknowledges the important roles that mindfulness and curiosity play in achieving and maintaining wellness. He sees early relationships as foundational to how we operate in the world and hopes to promote greater insight and capacity for change through this lens.
(415) 799-5738
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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León treats patients with a wide variety of psychiatric diagnoses including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD and other common and complex conditions.
Dr. Armando León is a licensed psychiatrist with experience in medication management and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. His clinical approach acknowledges the important roles that mindfulness and curiosity play in achieving and maintaining wellness. He sees early relationships as foundational to how we operate in the world and hopes to promote greater insight and capacity for change through this lens.
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Karin Hastik, M.D.
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
My practice utilizes a personalized approach to the psychiatric treatment of adolescents and adults. I focus on comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and individualized treatment of a variety of psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention deficit disorder and post traumatic stress related conditions as well as work related interpersonal challenges and coaching. I work with adolescents and adults to ensure your best care through behavioral interventions, psychotherapy, nutritional analysis, and medication management. Genetic testing and functional medicine are an integral part of my practice and patient care.
(415) 408-7009
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
My practice utilizes a personalized approach to the psychiatric treatment of adolescents and adults. I focus on comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and individualized treatment of a variety of psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention deficit disorder and post traumatic stress related conditions as well as work related interpersonal challenges and coaching. I work with adolescents and adults to ensure your best care through behavioral interventions, psychotherapy, nutritional analysis, and medication management. Genetic testing and functional medicine are an integral part of my practice and patient care.
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J. Andrew Chacko
Psychiatrist, MD, MSE, FAPA Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Offers video visits
I provide a unique approach to psychiatric care, one that fully embraces a strengths-based, and personalized approach. While I treat the whole spectrum of mental health conditions, I specialize in ADD/ADHD, Trauma (PTSD), Sexual Health and Intimacy, Anxiety & Depression My work often focusses on professionals who have been successful, but now find themselves struggling, especially clinicians suffering from burnout.
(628) 210-8367
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Offers video visits
I provide a unique approach to psychiatric care, one that fully embraces a strengths-based, and personalized approach. While I treat the whole spectrum of mental health conditions, I specialize in ADD/ADHD, Trauma (PTSD), Sexual Health and Intimacy, Anxiety & Depression My work often focusses on professionals who have been successful, but now find themselves struggling, especially clinicians suffering from burnout.
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Carative Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, MA, APRN, PMHNP, BC Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
Offers video visits
I provide medication management for those seeking help for anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Hi- I am available for telehealth appointments throughout the state of California. I am a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, and I look forward to virtually meeting you. My goal is improve your quality of life by assisting you with your medication management needs. Our journey together will focus on supporting you in pursuing wholeness, resilience and relief. I am committed to lasting relationships with my clients and enjoy seeing the positive changes that can occur as we work together! ​
(415) 449-1845
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San Francisco, CA 94122
Offers video visits
I provide medication management for those seeking help for anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Hi- I am available for telehealth appointments throughout the state of California. I am a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, and I look forward to virtually meeting you. My goal is improve your quality of life by assisting you with your medication management needs. Our journey together will focus on supporting you in pursuing wholeness, resilience and relief. I am committed to lasting relationships with my clients and enjoy seeing the positive changes that can occur as we work together! ​
Uma Lerner
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
Offers video visits
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.
(415) 969-2407
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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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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Zachary D. Torry
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
I also specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist and provide medication management as well as psychotherapy to late teens and adults. My treatment philosophy incorporates a humanistic mind-body approach that appreciates the unique strengths and cultural background of each individual. My emphasis is on helping and not medicating. I strongly value the therapeutic relationship and make every effort to ensure that each patient's experience in treatment is comfortable and safe. And, importantly, I firmly believe in walking down the treatment path together.
(650) 204-3992
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San Francisco, CA 94123
I also specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist and provide medication management as well as psychotherapy to late teens and adults. My treatment philosophy incorporates a humanistic mind-body approach that appreciates the unique strengths and cultural background of each individual. My emphasis is on helping and not medicating. I strongly value the therapeutic relationship and make every effort to ensure that each patient's experience in treatment is comfortable and safe. And, importantly, I firmly believe in walking down the treatment path together.

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ADHD Psychiatrists
Some children and adults with ADHD find it difficult to concentrate on tasks at school or work and may daydream frequently. Children with ADHD may become disruptive, defiant, or have trouble getting along with parents, peers, or teachers. Children who struggle with hyperactivity and impulsivity, in particular, often have behavioral challenges that can be difficult for adults to manage. Adults, on the other hand, may be more likely to report feeling restless or fidgety; if they struggle with impulsivity, they may make rash decisions that adversely affect their life. For both children and adults, executive functioning (planning, emotional regulation, and decision-making) is often affected as well. Many children and adults display either hyperactive or inattentive symptoms of ADHD, but it’s also possible for both sets of symptoms to exist together, in what is typically called combined type ADHD.

If you're looking for a San Francisco ADHD psychiatrist, these professionals provide ADHD therapy and counseling in San Francisco.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in San Francisco is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

San Francisco Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans, and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in San Francisco has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in San Francisco, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. San Francisco Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.