Psychiatrists in Oakland, CA

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Stacy E Banks
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Ellen M Walker
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
My goal is to help you make transformative life changes and build emotional resilience through a collaborative process. We will work using talk therapy to explore your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, personality, and relationships to better sort out your reasons for seeking help. We will consider whether there is a biological aspect to your difficulties and if you may benefit from medications to enhance your therapy. Finally, we will identify your goals, strengths, temperament, interests, personality traits, and life experiences to tailor an individual treatment for you.
(510) 457-0922
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Zainab Al-Dhaher
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Zainab Al-Dhaher is a board certified psychiatrist. After completing her undergraduate and master's degrees at McGill University, she graduated medical school in 2011 from St. George's University. Dr. Al-Dhaher trained at Long Island Jewish-Northwell Hospital, New York for her adult residency, where she fulfilled the role of chief resident. She then trained at New York University and Bellevue Hospital for her child and adolescent fellowship.
(209) 732-3847
Oakland, CA 94612
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Anna Budayr
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
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
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Oakland, CA 94618
Waitlist for new clients
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Brandon Vance
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you feeling stuck in your relationships and/or with your feelings? We all run into conflict at times and have brief ups and downs. But when we get stuck - perhaps in a pattern of reacting to "triggers" in a relationship, or in one mood state like depression or anxiety, it can be so frustrating, lonely and feel hopeless at times. I love to facilitate relationships getting unstuck and find the combination of EFT and tools from David Burns' team therapy effective in facilitating this. *See also my Feeing Great Book Club, an educational group to reading this David Burns' self help book, only costing 12$ per session.*
(628) 258-6239
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Waitlist for new clients
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Marcus J (Bo) Houston
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified
Verified
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
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Kate Benham-Suk
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Columbia and UCSF trained psychiatrist and psychotherapist working in Oakland. I believe psychotherapy helps individuals attain greater self-understanding, feel more fully alive, and develop stronger relationships. I utilize a variety of modalities, but with an emphasis on psychodynamic psychotherapy. This means we will explore your conscious and unconscious thoughts and motivations. Medication is also a tool that can be helpful, and I prescribe it where indicated, in collaboration with the goals and preferences of my patients.
(510) 272-7374
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Greg Roussett
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Verified
Are you looking to improve your mood while boosting your levels of productivity at work and/or home? I work with high achieving individuals and offer a full range of psychiatry services. I will help you gain control over your mood, focus, and stress levels.
(510) 694-7905
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Abena Apraku
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Apraku is welcoming new patients for video appointments. As a Board-certified M.D. psychiatrist, she specializes in providing psychiatric diagnostic assessments and treatment for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD and PTSD. As a well-rounded provider, her focus is on medication management (including for patients wishing to decrease reliance on medication) in combination with extensive psycho-education. Read more about her approach at apraku.com/services.
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Not accepting new clients
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K. Whitney Smith, MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
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
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Oakland, CA 94618
Not accepting new clients
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Restorative Psychiatry: Be Well. Sleep Well.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, NP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Trouble sleeping or can't focus? Big meeting the next day and you're not at your 100%? For more than a decade, I’ve helped high achieving individuals overcome insomnia.
(510) 944-0698
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Denine Baldor
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
Denine Baldor is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with 10+ years of clinical experience. She first received her Master’s in Adult Psychiatry at the Yale School of Nursing followed by a Fellowship with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates serving a general community population. Her love of the outdoors brought her to California where she spent 6+ years working at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System where she not only became proficient in PTSD and Veterans’ issues but was also trained in evidence-based behavioral management of insomnia and specialized in complex chronic pain.
(510) 588-5031
Oakland, CA 94612
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Mindful Health Solutions - Natasha Wallace, MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I focus on treating mood disorders, including depression and anxiety. I am an empathetic practitioner and believe mental health wellness can be obtained through a healthy diet, exercise, self-care, and psychiatric care, using treatments such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), which can be used as a conjunctive partner with medications. I appreciate the motivation of patients who are striving to get better and partner with me during treatment.
(844) 288-4107
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Dr. Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Verified
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.
(888) 832-9635
Oakland, CA 94611
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Gut Feelings Psychosomatic Medicine
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I treat clients who have suffered from depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, PTSD or who simply feel that something is just not right with their mind or body and are looking for a diagnosis and/or relief. My clients are busy professionals who seek a real-world approach to psychiatric treatment. I meaningfully use technology to make interactions convenient, comfortable and no-nonsense.
(415) 941-3692
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Mary Sullivan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified
Verified
Mary Sullivan, PMHNP-BC is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 18 years of experience in the care of adults with psychiatric illness. She obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Masters of Science Degree in Nursing at the University of Rhode Island. Her areas of interest are geriatric psychiatry, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery, and integrating meditation practices and Eastern philosophy into treatment.
(510) 694-7868
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Emily Asher
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist based in Oakland, California. I offer compassionate and evidence-based treatment to alleviate distress and cultivate strengths. I see myself as a guide, helping patients reach their goals, foster well-being and find meaning in their lives.
(510) 961-6027
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Oakland, CA 94618
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David Russell
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PsychNP
Verified
Verified
Online ADHD treatment personalized to individual needs. Go to EnhancePsychiatry.com to book an appointment. No need to call or email the office. Prescriptions are electronically sent to your pharmacy of choice right after your first telehealth visit. Next day and weekend appointments available. This practice is: judgment free, compassionate, understands that ADHD is a real struggle, and easily accessible through telehealth. This practice aims to reduce the stress, shame, and anxiety of ADHD and help clients with the skills they need to get motivated, focused, organized, and perform closer to their true potential.
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Catherine Stayer
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified
Verified
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
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Oakland, CA 94610
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Photo of Mindful Health Solutions - Ryan Vidrine, MD, Psychiatrist in Oakland, CA
Mindful Health Solutions - Ryan Vidrine, MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treating patients with OCD, Body Dysmorphia, Anxiety Disorders, and Treatment-Resistant Depression. I provide medication management, as well as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), for my patients whose symptoms have not completely resolved with therapy and medication. I approach all my patient encounters from the perspective of providing treatment in the interest of getting people to connect with and move closer to their values, and I incorporate various disciplines including ACT, CBT, ERP, Mindfulness, and the latest evidence in pharmacology, neuroscience, and neuromodulation.
(844) 867-8444
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Oakland, CA 94609
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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Oakland 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 Oakland 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 Oakland, 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. Oakland Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.
How to find the right Psychiatrist?

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