Bruce W. Scotton, MD, DLFAPA, Psychiatrist in San Francisco
I am especially interested in working with people who see healing their wounds and problems as only one part of an ongoing effort to develop themselves as far as possible. This effort includes development beyond the personal into familial, community, global, and spiritual realms. Seeking to promote this perspective I am the senior editor of Textbook of Transpersonal Psychiatry and Psychology for which we won the Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication. This perspective also values learning the accumulated knowledge of other cultures.
In doing so, I have studied spiritual traditions, particularly Hinduism and Buddhism, for forty years. For the last twenty years I have worked with two indigenous medicine people from the Sierra Madre in Mexico, learning the ancient pre-Colombian traditions in Mesoamerica. I apply all these traditions to my clinical work.
In addition, I believe it is essential to be well grounded in our own healing tradition. I am Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco where I have taught residents for thirty years. I am a certified Jungian analyst and teach at the San Francisco Jung Institute.
Take the first step to help. Call Bruce W. Scotton now - (650) 924-9400


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Columbia University
  • Year Graduated: 1972
  • License No. and State: G25516 California
  • Board Certification: Forensic Med., Forensic Exam.


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Dept. of Psychiatry, UC San Francisco / completion of residency
  • Certificate Date: 1978
  • Certificate: San Francisco Jung Insitute / Certified Jungian Analyst
  • Certificate Date: 1987


  • Spirituality
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Asperger's Syndrome


  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Native American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Eclectic
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Humanistic
  • Jungian
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2016
Bruce W. Scotton, MD, DLFAPA, Psychiatrist in San Francisco

Bruce W. Scotton

Psychiatrist, MD, DLFAPA