Albert Ma

Psychiatrist, MD

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
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(661) 208-3779

Albert Ma

Psychiatrist, MD

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Arise Psychiatric Clinic. 1500 Haggin Oaks Boulevard
Suite 202
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 208-3779
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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About

Being a psychiatrist for 20 plus years, I have learned that a trusting relationship with a patient is more important than any cutting edge medication. The best medication will become outdated in 10 years or less. But a doctor's compassion will never go out of style.
I have been a clinician and teacher in California for the last decade and a half. I have been equally passionate about clinical practice and academic work. I have had academic appointments at UCLA, UCSD, Touro, Pacific, and Cal Northern. I believe my work in academics helps me to stay on the cutting edge of psychiatric treatment modalities.
Besides standard psychiatric practices, I specialize in autism, special education, ADHD, and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Finances

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Health Net
  • MHN | Health Net
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 22 Years
  • License: California / A93179
  • School: University of Illinois
  • Year Graduated: 1997
  • Board Certification: Adult Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Cal Northern Medical School. Previous Assistant Clinical Professor UCLA, UCSD.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Psychiatric Association
  • Member Since: 2005
  • Membership: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Member Since: 2000

Endorsements

Psychiatrist, MD

Location

Arise Psychiatric Clinic. 1500 Haggin Oaks Boulevard
Suite 202
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 208-3779
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Child
  • Autism
  • Developmental Disorders
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medical Detox
  • Medication Management
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

I also speak: Mandarin
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 24 Aug 2021
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Albert Ma

Psychiatrist, MD