Psychiatric Nurse, MSN
Verified by Psychology Today
Berkeley, California 94705
"Jon Michael Duey is Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. He obtained his BA in Psychology at UC Berkeley in 2008. Jon has vast experience as a counselor in various settings for children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbance. He then obtained his Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Columbia University in 2012 and completed the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Columbia University in 2014. Since graduating, he has served the role of a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, providing medication management and psychoeducation to children, adolescents, and adults affected by severe mental illness. "
(510) 694-1464
Verified
Berkeley, California 94705
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"Jon Michael Duey is Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. He obtained his BA in Psychology at UC Berkeley in 2008. Jon has vast experience as a counselor in various settings for children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbance. He then obtained his Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Columbia University in 2012 and completed the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Columbia University in 2014. Since graduating, he has served the role of a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, providing medication management and psychoeducation to children, adolescents, and adults affected by severe mental illness. "
Sara K Sheriff, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Berkeley, California 94705
"I am a board certified psychiatrist with a focus on in-depth psychotherapy. I have experience treating a wide variety of psychological and emotional difficulties with both psychotherapy and medication. I am particularly interested in working with those seeking a greater sense of well being, satisfaction in relationships, and understanding of self. I offer treatment for adults including individual psychotherapy, psychiatric consultation and medication management. Treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation typically lasting one to three sessions. During this time, we will attempt to understand and refine the nature of existing difficulties and discuss treatment options."
(510) 953-4802
Verified
Berkeley, California 94705
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"I am a board certified psychiatrist with a focus on in-depth psychotherapy. I have experience treating a wide variety of psychological and emotional difficulties with both psychotherapy and medication. I am particularly interested in working with those seeking a greater sense of well being, satisfaction in relationships, and understanding of self. I offer treatment for adults including individual psychotherapy, psychiatric consultation and medication management. Treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation typically lasting one to three sessions. During this time, we will attempt to understand and refine the nature of existing difficulties and discuss treatment options."
Alison Potter, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Berkeley, California 94708
"After training in Adult and then Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harvard, and practicing psychiatry in Boston for over 30 years, I'm delighted to return to my Bay Area roots and open a new practice. I have worked with all ages and a variety of modalities, from play therapy to talk therapy, and I consider and prescribe medication when appropriate. My style can be described as engaged, pragmatic and accessible. I believe that our symptoms are often our bodies' way of asking for help."
(510) 900-8706
Verified
Berkeley, California 94708
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"After training in Adult and then Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harvard, and practicing psychiatry in Boston for over 30 years, I'm delighted to return to my Bay Area roots and open a new practice. I have worked with all ages and a variety of modalities, from play therapy to talk therapy, and I consider and prescribe medication when appropriate. My style can be described as engaged, pragmatic and accessible. I believe that our symptoms are often our bodies' way of asking for help."
K. Whitney Smith, MD, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"At times anxiety, depression, transitions in life or interpersonal relationships can begin to feel overwhelming. I provide therapy and, if appropriate, medications to assist individuals during these periods. My approach is warm, responsive and practical. My technique is based in psycho-dynamic theory and incorporates elements of mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy. My use of medications is thoughtful and aims to treat symptoms while minimizing side effects."
(415) 275-8280
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"At times anxiety, depression, transitions in life or interpersonal relationships can begin to feel overwhelming. I provide therapy and, if appropriate, medications to assist individuals during these periods. My approach is warm, responsive and practical. My technique is based in psycho-dynamic theory and incorporates elements of mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy. My use of medications is thoughtful and aims to treat symptoms while minimizing side effects."
TMS Health Solutions - Mark Hessenthaler, MD, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I treat patients who suffer from anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Upon first witnessing the positive response my patients were having with a treatment course of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), I knew I wanted to incorporate this therapy into my practice. "
(833) 244-4107
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"I treat patients who suffer from anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Upon first witnessing the positive response my patients were having with a treatment course of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), I knew I wanted to incorporate this therapy into my practice. "
Anna Budayr, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I have a unique practice style combining the use of psychotropic medications with psychodynamic psychotherapy, and a unique treatment plan is formulated for every individual patient. For more information please feel free to call my office."
(510) 878-4521
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"I have a unique practice style combining the use of psychotropic medications with psychodynamic psychotherapy, and a unique treatment plan is formulated for every individual patient. For more information please feel free to call my office."
TMS Health Solutions - Jack Gillean, MD, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"My areas of expertise include mood disorders, such as depression, bipolar and anxiety. I offer my patients a range of treatment options, including pharmacological and advanced non-invasive therapies such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). I work openly and collaboratively with patients to develop a treatment plan that facilitates recovery and attainment of goals and leads to healing. I appreciate the opportunity to form a strong relationship with my patients."
(855) 953-0680
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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"My areas of expertise include mood disorders, such as depression, bipolar and anxiety. I offer my patients a range of treatment options, including pharmacological and advanced non-invasive therapies such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). I work openly and collaboratively with patients to develop a treatment plan that facilitates recovery and attainment of goals and leads to healing. I appreciate the opportunity to form a strong relationship with my patients."
Catherine Stayer, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"INTEGRATIVE PSYCHIATRY for CHILDREN, TEENS, ADULTS, and COUPLES. I see my role as one who accompanies you on a journey towards optimal health, vitality, and personal growth. Depending on your unique needs, my approach combines conventional modalities (i.e., medications and therapy) with complementary (i.e., botanicals, nutriceuticals, nutrition, acupuncture, guided imagery, etc.). The goal is not merely to treat symptoms, but to address the matrix of underlying causes and the obstacles that keep you from living your best life."
(510) 206-2620
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
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"INTEGRATIVE PSYCHIATRY for CHILDREN, TEENS, ADULTS, and COUPLES. I see my role as one who accompanies you on a journey towards optimal health, vitality, and personal growth. Depending on your unique needs, my approach combines conventional modalities (i.e., medications and therapy) with complementary (i.e., botanicals, nutriceuticals, nutrition, acupuncture, guided imagery, etc.). The goal is not merely to treat symptoms, but to address the matrix of underlying causes and the obstacles that keep you from living your best life."
Daniel Jon Kostalnick, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA
Verified by Psychology Today
Pleasanton, California 94566
"CNS Medical Group, APMC is an independent psychiatric medical practice that offers a comprehensive and individualized approach to whole person health and wellness in a confidential private practice setting. Our patients include adolescents, adults and families with an emphasis on both medical management and psychotherapy."
(925) 784-4000
Verified
Pleasanton, California 94566
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"CNS Medical Group, APMC is an independent psychiatric medical practice that offers a comprehensive and individualized approach to whole person health and wellness in a confidential private practice setting. Our patients include adolescents, adults and families with an emphasis on both medical management and psychotherapy."
Zoe Strominger, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MS, NP
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94610
"Hello! I’m a nurse practitioner specializing in integrative psychiatry and mental health. My training and scope of practice includes: talk therapy, including mindfulness, acceptance, and attachment-based approaches; prescribing and monitoring psychiatric medications; recommendations for supplements and herbs; clinical hypnosis or guided imagery; nutritional and lifestyle counseling; and yogi approaches to mental health."
(510) 738-3597
Verified
Oakland, California 94610
"Hello! I’m a nurse practitioner specializing in integrative psychiatry and mental health. My training and scope of practice includes: talk therapy, including mindfulness, acceptance, and attachment-based approaches; prescribing and monitoring psychiatric medications; recommendations for supplements and herbs; clinical hypnosis or guided imagery; nutritional and lifestyle counseling; and yogi approaches to mental health."
Jennifer S. Birch, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified by Psychology Today
Berkeley, California 94704
"As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I've helped people who struggle with symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, or ADHD, and/or who are questioning their relationship with alcohol or other substances. My goal is to listen to you without judgment. I will try to provide you with information about your treatment options in a way that you can understand, so that you feel empowered and can make informed decisions about your care. In my experience, the most successful treatment plans are designed collaboratively, so I value your perspective and find your input essential to developing a plan that will work for you."
(510) 629-6267
Verified
Berkeley, California 94704
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"As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I've helped people who struggle with symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, or ADHD, and/or who are questioning their relationship with alcohol or other substances. My goal is to listen to you without judgment. I will try to provide you with information about your treatment options in a way that you can understand, so that you feel empowered and can make informed decisions about your care. In my experience, the most successful treatment plans are designed collaboratively, so I value your perspective and find your input essential to developing a plan that will work for you."
Dipti Bhakta, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Pleasanton, California 94588
"Dr. Bhakta treats patients with anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD and eating disorders. She has been in private practice in Pleasanton, CA for over 20 years"
(925) 227-1967
Verified
Pleasanton, California 94588
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"Dr. Bhakta treats patients with anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD and eating disorders. She has been in private practice in Pleasanton, CA for over 20 years"
David Finkelstein, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Pleasanton, California 94588
"I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist, whose primary interest is in psychotherapy. I typically see people for weekly psychotherapy sessions. If appropriate, I can also prescribe psychiatric medications, though my primary approach to addressing issues is therapy. I usually utilize a psychodynamic, or insight-oriented, approach to try to help people figure out how possible unconscious factors from past experiences might be contributing to current life troubles or maladaptive patterns. I have participated in the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute."
(925) 392-6360
Verified
Pleasanton, California 94588
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"I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist, whose primary interest is in psychotherapy. I typically see people for weekly psychotherapy sessions. If appropriate, I can also prescribe psychiatric medications, though my primary approach to addressing issues is therapy. I usually utilize a psychodynamic, or insight-oriented, approach to try to help people figure out how possible unconscious factors from past experiences might be contributing to current life troubles or maladaptive patterns. I have participated in the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute."
Jeryl Girton, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN , APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Berkeley, California 94705
"My ideal client is someone who seeks a greater sense of well-being, a strong mentality over any form of dependency, and a greater understanding of their own healthcare. I specialize in treating children and young adults who are suffering from ADHD, Autism, and PTSD. Additionally, I have years of experience in hands-on research in chemical dependency, so I am also interested in working with anyone who is suffering from drug addiction or drug abuse. I believe that everyone has the right to pursue their ideal lifestyle and reach their ideal state of mental health, and I am here to make sure that happens. "
(925) 361-3358
Verified
Berkeley, California 94705
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"My ideal client is someone who seeks a greater sense of well-being, a strong mentality over any form of dependency, and a greater understanding of their own healthcare. I specialize in treating children and young adults who are suffering from ADHD, Autism, and PTSD. Additionally, I have years of experience in hands-on research in chemical dependency, so I am also interested in working with anyone who is suffering from drug addiction or drug abuse. I believe that everyone has the right to pursue their ideal lifestyle and reach their ideal state of mental health, and I am here to make sure that happens. "
Jeanne Leventhal Alexander, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, ABPN, FRCPC, FAPA, FACPsyc
Verified by Psychology Today
Berkeley, California 94705
"Anyone in need of an experienced psychopharmacologist for medical psychiatric care is my ideal client. I do detailed and in depth evaluations of your history, family history, and medical problems. My intake varies from 60 minutes to 120 minutes depending on the complexity of the issue. I find that if the initial evaluation is done properly, the treatment becomes much more clear. My ideal client is someone who wishes to have their mental health problem carefully thought through as well as any health problems taken into account. Women with hormone related issues at any age is an area of expertise."
(510) 878-5665
Verified
Berkeley, California 94705
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"Anyone in need of an experienced psychopharmacologist for medical psychiatric care is my ideal client. I do detailed and in depth evaluations of your history, family history, and medical problems. My intake varies from 60 minutes to 120 minutes depending on the complexity of the issue. I find that if the initial evaluation is done properly, the treatment becomes much more clear. My ideal client is someone who wishes to have their mental health problem carefully thought through as well as any health problems taken into account. Women with hormone related issues at any age is an area of expertise."
Candice Rugg, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Candice Marie Rugg, PMHNP is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who received her advanced practice education from University of California, San Francisco and specialty training in the San Francisco Department of Veteran's Affairs with a focus on complex medication management and substance use disorders as well as providing trauma-focused CBT and CBT for anxiety and depression. Since 2011, she has worked extensively in community mental health since in both assertive community treatment outpatient and inpatient settings, providing individual therapy and medication management."
(510) 879-5659
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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"Candice Marie Rugg, PMHNP is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who received her advanced practice education from University of California, San Francisco and specialty training in the San Francisco Department of Veteran's Affairs with a focus on complex medication management and substance use disorders as well as providing trauma-focused CBT and CBT for anxiety and depression. Since 2011, she has worked extensively in community mental health since in both assertive community treatment outpatient and inpatient settings, providing individual therapy and medication management."
Marcus J (Bo) Houston, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I am a board-certified psychiatrist in the East Bay. I am trained to address all of the major psychiatric diagnoses and specialize in both psychotherapy and medication management. My approach recognizes the practical necessity of diagnostic categories, but I also value and rely on the uniqueness of one's subjective experience to help guide the treatment process. It can be helpful for some people to hear that they may benefit from psychiatric or psychotherapeutic help even when a diagnosis may be unclear or unnecessary."
(510) 808-6278
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"I am a board-certified psychiatrist in the East Bay. I am trained to address all of the major psychiatric diagnoses and specialize in both psychotherapy and medication management. My approach recognizes the practical necessity of diagnostic categories, but I also value and rely on the uniqueness of one's subjective experience to help guide the treatment process. It can be helpful for some people to hear that they may benefit from psychiatric or psychotherapeutic help even when a diagnosis may be unclear or unnecessary."
Deirdre Hanna Pepper, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RN MA , MS GNP , P/MHNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Berkeley, California 94705
"Hanna has been in active practice for over 30 years. After graduating from UC Berkeley, she went on to receive a Master’s degree in clinical psychology. This, coupled with a Master’s degree from the Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Program at Oregon Health Sciences Program led Hanna to work as a Geropsychiatric Nurse Practitioner for several years. She honed her medical skills and enhanced her ability to assess and treat mental illnesses in the elderly. With a second post-master’s from UC San Francisco’s Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program, Hanna has worked with many different mental illnesses."
(510) 345-1322
Verified
Berkeley, California 94705
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"Hanna has been in active practice for over 30 years. After graduating from UC Berkeley, she went on to receive a Master’s degree in clinical psychology. This, coupled with a Master’s degree from the Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Program at Oregon Health Sciences Program led Hanna to work as a Geropsychiatric Nurse Practitioner for several years. She honed her medical skills and enhanced her ability to assess and treat mental illnesses in the elderly. With a second post-master’s from UC San Francisco’s Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program, Hanna has worked with many different mental illnesses."
Kumar Vedantham, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Berkeley, California 94709
"Combining Science with Kindness is what drew me to psychiatry and is the cornerstone of my practice. My interest in the mind led to a degree in Cognitive Science at Brown University. After graduating with distinction from Brown Medical School, I pursued my psychiatry training at UCSF and then completed two years of research on trauma. I am privileged to have worked for the VA since 1998. My private practice gives me the opportunity to serve a broader array of clients and to share my expertise with others. I am proficient at treating Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, ADHD, Psychosis, and Addiction."
(510) 757-1624
Verified
Berkeley, California 94709
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"Combining Science with Kindness is what drew me to psychiatry and is the cornerstone of my practice. My interest in the mind led to a degree in Cognitive Science at Brown University. After graduating with distinction from Brown Medical School, I pursued my psychiatry training at UCSF and then completed two years of research on trauma. I am privileged to have worked for the VA since 1998. My private practice gives me the opportunity to serve a broader array of clients and to share my expertise with others. I am proficient at treating Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, ADHD, Psychosis, and Addiction."
Stacy E Banks, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I am a psychiatrist working in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland. My treatment philosophy embraces a holistic approach to helping clients explore their lives and grow. I offer medication evaluation and management as well as individual therapy, utilizing the latest treatment approaches. I employ an integrative style of psychotherapy, utilizing psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and mindfulness techniques to provide individualized treatment to each client."
(650) 492-6793
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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"I am a psychiatrist working in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland. My treatment philosophy embraces a holistic approach to helping clients explore their lives and grow. I offer medication evaluation and management as well as individual therapy, utilizing the latest treatment approaches. I employ an integrative style of psychotherapy, utilizing psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and mindfulness techniques to provide individualized treatment to each client."

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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Alameda County Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication or psychotropics. Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

Some psychiatric practitioners in Alameda County specialize in age groups (so check for Alameda County child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Alameda County). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists or geropsychiatrists.

Other related specialties include psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics and neuroimaging.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Alameda County, or mental health nurse practitioners, perform many of the same functions as a psychiatrist. This includes diagnosing mental illness and prescribing medication. Alameda County Psychiatric nurse practitioners also act as a therapist, helping patients with depression, anxiety and suicidal individuals, as well as other conditions that can be remedied with counseling.

Nurses monitor for side effects and responses to medical treatments and offer information on medications so that clients can make informed choices about their use.
How to find the right Psychiatrist?

If you're finding it difficult to the find the right psychiatrist in Alameda County, don't worry--you're not alone. Psychiatrists are highly specialized professionals. They tend to be busy--appointments can be short (e.g. 15 mins.)--and so as a potential client you can sometimes feel lost or confused. Don't let this deter you.

Begin first by checking the psychiatrists listed here nearest to you. If they are limited in number, expand out your search geographically (Broaden your Search) and see who's available further afield. Use the links in the left nav bar to find the relevant insurance, if you intend to use your health insurance to pay for the provider.

If you're still finding it difficult to find a psychiatrist in Alameda County, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in Alameda County as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( Alameda County). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.

If you're looking for a specialist Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse in Alameda County, such as a child psychiatrist or adolescent psychiatrist, expand your search to generate a large pool of professionals and then select a specialty from the left nav bar.