Psychiatrists in Martinez, CA

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Dr. Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Martinez, CA 94553  (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.
(925) 690-1546 View (925) 690-1546
Leah Haile
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RN, MSN, PMHNP, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Martinez, CA 94553
Leah Haile is a highly credited Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of experience with specialties in Perinatal Mental Health, Birth Trauma, and Infertility. Driven by her passion for comprehensive care, Leah earned three degrees: a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, a Masters of Nursing as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, and a Masters of Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
Leah Haile is a highly credited Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of experience with specialties in Perinatal Mental Health, Birth Trauma, and Infertility. Driven by her passion for comprehensive care, Leah earned three degrees: a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, a Masters of Nursing as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, and a Masters of Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
(925) 477-2715 View (925) 477-2715
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Tarun Bhandari
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Martinez, CA 94553
(Please visit:tbhandarimd.com for more information) Dr.Bhandari is Board Certified in both Adult and Child Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. It is his vision that every patient is unique and despite common themes each patient needs a thorough assessment and care that is best suited for them.He specializes in Medication management and evidence based techniques to manage both adult and pediatric conditions .
(Please visit:tbhandarimd.com for more information) Dr.Bhandari is Board Certified in both Adult and Child Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. It is his vision that every patient is unique and despite common themes each patient needs a thorough assessment and care that is best suited for them.He specializes in Medication management and evidence based techniques to manage both adult and pediatric conditions .
(925) 231-1590 View (925) 231-1590
Photo of Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy, Psychiatrist in Martinez, CA
Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Martinez, CA 94553  (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.
(925) 304-3857 View (925) 304-3857

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Photo of Cindy Bolter, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Martinez, CA
Cindy Bolter
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
I am a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has been working and providing care in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings for over 30 years. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from San Francisco State University, my Master of Science in Child and Family Psychiatric Nursing and my Child and Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of California, San Francisco, and my Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
I am a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has been working and providing care in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings for over 30 years. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from San Francisco State University, my Master of Science in Child and Family Psychiatric Nursing and my Child and Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of California, San Francisco, and my Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
(925) 302-2312 View (925) 302-2312
Photo of Satoko Miyamoto, Psychiatrist in Martinez, CA
Satoko Miyamoto
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Dr. Satoko Miyamoto is a board-certified psychiatrist. Dr. Miyamoto combines elements of therapy during medication management sessions.
Dr. Satoko Miyamoto is a board-certified psychiatrist. Dr. Miyamoto combines elements of therapy during medication management sessions.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
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Dan Barrett
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Not accepting new clients
My goal when I meet a new patient is to understand what they are going through and what has affected their life. If I work with you or your family member I will try and understand your situation and history and will get a sense of how to shape modalities of therapy to help you and/or your family member to overcome the problems. I see a range of ages from children and adolescents to adults. Although every individual problem is unique, I have expertise in Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) in children and adults, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
My goal when I meet a new patient is to understand what they are going through and what has affected their life. If I work with you or your family member I will try and understand your situation and history and will get a sense of how to shape modalities of therapy to help you and/or your family member to overcome the problems. I see a range of ages from children and adolescents to adults. Although every individual problem is unique, I have expertise in Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) in children and adults, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
(510) 858-0960 View (510) 858-0960
Photo of Yuhuan Xie, Psychiatrist in Martinez, CA
Yuhuan Xie
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Mental illnesses not only cause psychological pain, they also prevents you from fully engaging and functioning in daily school/work, personal and family life. You want to restore your previous functioning as soon as possible.
Mental illnesses not only cause psychological pain, they also prevents you from fully engaging and functioning in daily school/work, personal and family life. You want to restore your previous functioning as soon as possible.
(925) 478-3698 View (925) 478-3698
Photo of Sir Norman Melancon, Psychiatrist in Martinez, CA
Sir Norman Melancon
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
There may be parts of your life and your identity that have been undernourished or ignored. Something is going on within you and around you that is causing distress and suffering. Perhaps, that experience is more complicated because of your gender, culture, religion, profession, and you are looking for someone with both the medical tools and the life experience to be able to understand you. People who are drawn to work with me are seeking a doctor who they can connect with, not based on the names of their disorders, but rather because they know that they can share the hidden parts of themselves and receive expert medical care.
There may be parts of your life and your identity that have been undernourished or ignored. Something is going on within you and around you that is causing distress and suffering. Perhaps, that experience is more complicated because of your gender, culture, religion, profession, and you are looking for someone with both the medical tools and the life experience to be able to understand you. People who are drawn to work with me are seeking a doctor who they can connect with, not based on the names of their disorders, but rather because they know that they can share the hidden parts of themselves and receive expert medical care.
(415) 965-8504 View (415) 965-8504
Photo of Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy, Psychiatrist in Martinez, CA
Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549  (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.
(925) 394-4987 View (925) 394-4987
Photo of Ardis C Martin, Psychiatrist in Martinez, CA
Ardis C Martin
Psychiatrist, MD
Not Verified Not Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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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Zachary Schwab
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Welcome to my practice! I am a double board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. I specialize in the treatment of emotional, behavioral, and cognitive issues in individuals of all ages. I am committed to delivering exceptional patient care with a focus on personalized treatment. My approach is rooted in compassion, collaboration, and evidence-based medicine, ensuring that each individual receives the highest standard of care. I believe in treating the whole person, considering not only the symptoms but also understanding one's emotions, life framework, and cultural context.
Welcome to my practice! I am a double board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. I specialize in the treatment of emotional, behavioral, and cognitive issues in individuals of all ages. I am committed to delivering exceptional patient care with a focus on personalized treatment. My approach is rooted in compassion, collaboration, and evidence-based medicine, ensuring that each individual receives the highest standard of care. I believe in treating the whole person, considering not only the symptoms but also understanding one's emotions, life framework, and cultural context.
(415) 909-3109 View (415) 909-3109
Photo of Jeanne Leventhal Alexander, Psychiatrist in Martinez, CA
Jeanne Leventhal Alexander
Psychiatrist, MD, ABPN, FRCPC, FAPA, FACPsyc
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
J. B, Danville, wrote: " I am a post-menopausal woman whose ADD was undiagnosed prior to the thorough evaluation by Dr Alexander. My life has certainly improved with the treatment she has prescribed. I have found her to be insightful, compassionate and intelligent. I highly recommend her!" ....... Greg, Walnut Creek, wrote: "Dr. Alexander's diagnostic skills and her ability to empathize make her an extremely effective psychiatrist… I found her to be patient, thoughtful, intelligent, professional, and caring, and highly recommend her."
J. B, Danville, wrote: " I am a post-menopausal woman whose ADD was undiagnosed prior to the thorough evaluation by Dr Alexander. My life has certainly improved with the treatment she has prescribed. I have found her to be insightful, compassionate and intelligent. I highly recommend her!" ....... Greg, Walnut Creek, wrote: "Dr. Alexander's diagnostic skills and her ability to empathize make her an extremely effective psychiatrist… I found her to be patient, thoughtful, intelligent, professional, and caring, and highly recommend her."
(510) 878-5665 View (510) 878-5665
Photo of Marcus J (Bo) Houston, Psychiatrist in Martinez, CA
Marcus J (Bo) Houston
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
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.
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 View (510) 808-6278
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Simrita Singh
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Simrita Singh, M.D. received her medical degree from Lady Hardinge Medical College in New Delhi, India. She completed her residency and internship in psychiatry at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, where she served as Chief Resident from July 2008-June 2009. She has taught as a Clinical Assistant Instructor at SUNY's School of Medicine and biomedical Sciences and has been published in Psychiatric Times. Dr. Singh also holds a Masters of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Simrita Singh, M.D. received her medical degree from Lady Hardinge Medical College in New Delhi, India. She completed her residency and internship in psychiatry at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, where she served as Chief Resident from July 2008-June 2009. She has taught as a Clinical Assistant Instructor at SUNY's School of Medicine and biomedical Sciences and has been published in Psychiatric Times. Dr. Singh also holds a Masters of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
Photo of Sarah Schenk, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Martinez, CA
Sarah Schenk
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, CA 94549  (Online Only)
As a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional, I specialize in helping young professionals, healthcare workers and adults age 18-65 struggling with perfectionism, low self-worth, burnout, and a constant feeling of “tired but wired” achieve a more balanced and joyful life by offering a holistic approach to treatment.
As a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional, I specialize in helping young professionals, healthcare workers and adults age 18-65 struggling with perfectionism, low self-worth, burnout, and a constant feeling of “tired but wired” achieve a more balanced and joyful life by offering a holistic approach to treatment.
(925) 477-2646 View (925) 477-2646
Photo of Michael Joseph Minzenberg, Psychiatrist in Martinez, CA
Michael Joseph Minzenberg
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549  (Online Only)
Greetings. I am a psychiatrist with an outpatient clinical practice in Lafayette, California, named the California Neuromodulation Institute (https://www.canmi.org). I am currently available for new referrals for adults with depressive and anxiety disorders. Please visit my website for more details.
Greetings. I am a psychiatrist with an outpatient clinical practice in Lafayette, California, named the California Neuromodulation Institute (https://www.canmi.org). I am currently available for new referrals for adults with depressive and anxiety disorders. Please visit my website for more details.
(925) 302-2859 View (925) 302-2859
Photo of Larry Ozowara, Psychiatrist in Martinez, CA
Larry Ozowara
Psychiatrist, MD, MA
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
I am a board certified psychiatrist in the San Francisco East Bay, and specialize in psychopharmacology and short-term evidence-based psychotherapy.
I am a board certified psychiatrist in the San Francisco East Bay, and specialize in psychopharmacology and short-term evidence-based psychotherapy.
(925) 397-0228 View (925) 397-0228
Photo of Jennifer Elle Roberts, Psychiatrist in Martinez, CA
Jennifer Elle Roberts
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563
We are each on our own unique journey. Let me help you work through challenges to discover your best self, and move forward from current roadblocks.
We are each on our own unique journey. Let me help you work through challenges to discover your best self, and move forward from current roadblocks.
(628) 230-2790 View (628) 230-2790
Photo of Shannon LeMaster, Psychiatrist in Martinez, CA
Shannon LeMaster
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Dr. Shannon LeMaster is a board-certified psychiatrist and has been with Mindpath Health since 2016. Dr. LeMaster completed her psychiatric residency at Boston University Medical Center.
Dr. Shannon LeMaster is a board-certified psychiatrist and has been with Mindpath Health since 2016. Dr. LeMaster completed her psychiatric residency at Boston University Medical Center.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Martinez, CA

< 10

Psychiatrists in Martinez, CA who prioritize treating:

75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% ADHD
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Medication Management
50% Relationship Issues
50% Child

Average years in practice

22 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
50% BHS | Behavioral Health Systems
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in Martinez, CA see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

66% Male
34% Female

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Martinez?

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.