Psychiatrists in Orinda, CA

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Linda Kim
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Orinda, CA 94563  (Online Only)
I am a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and therapist providing excellence in reproductive mental health. I specialize in helping women and their families feel their emotional best throughout pregnancy, postpartum, menopause, infertility, and more. I will support you in maximizing your emotional wellness so that you can be at your best personally and professionally. I offer a holistic and comprehensive approach to your care.
I am a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and therapist providing excellence in reproductive mental health. I specialize in helping women and their families feel their emotional best throughout pregnancy, postpartum, menopause, infertility, and more. I will support you in maximizing your emotional wellness so that you can be at your best personally and professionally. I offer a holistic and comprehensive approach to your care.
(925) 386-7589 View (925) 386-7589
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Jerry H. Gelbart
Psychiatrist, MD, QME, FAPA
Verified
Orinda, CA 94563  (Online Only)
My name is Jerry Gelbart. I was born in Cleveland, Ohio, went to college in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan and received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I attended medical school at Ohio State University, and trained in Psychiatry at UCLA. I’ve been in private practice for 30+ years. I have helped many people suffering from psychological symptoms with medication and firmly advocate biologic methods of treatment. I’ve had an even greater passion, however, for teaching people how to understand their emotions, and how to put that information to use to reduce problematic symptoms and find greater fulfillment in life.
My name is Jerry Gelbart. I was born in Cleveland, Ohio, went to college in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan and received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I attended medical school at Ohio State University, and trained in Psychiatry at UCLA. I’ve been in private practice for 30+ years. I have helped many people suffering from psychological symptoms with medication and firmly advocate biologic methods of treatment. I’ve had an even greater passion, however, for teaching people how to understand their emotions, and how to put that information to use to reduce problematic symptoms and find greater fulfillment in life.
(510) 904-3092 x3 View (510) 904-3092 x3
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Rochelle Gordon
Psychiatrist, MD, DABPN
Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
Everybody has problems. They might be relationships, job stress, depression, anxiety, moodswings... I posit every problem has a solution and that we can work together to find it. I have helped people for over 25 years. I am a board certified psychiatrist. I am empathic & nonjudgemental. You and I will become partners in understanding which of these issues are uniquely yours, and how you have been dealing with them. We all use tools which may have worked with past problems but in fact may be working against us now. We can replace these with successful ways of dealing with life!
Everybody has problems. They might be relationships, job stress, depression, anxiety, moodswings... I posit every problem has a solution and that we can work together to find it. I have helped people for over 25 years. I am a board certified psychiatrist. I am empathic & nonjudgemental. You and I will become partners in understanding which of these issues are uniquely yours, and how you have been dealing with them. We all use tools which may have worked with past problems but in fact may be working against us now. We can replace these with successful ways of dealing with life!
(925) 267-6224 View (925) 267-6224
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David A Atkins
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563
I am a Harvard-trained board certified general psychiatrist with over 30 years experience treating a wide variety of conditions and disorders associated with my specialty. I strive to provide the highest standard of care and compassion to each of my patients via psychotherapy and psychotropic medication treatments.
I am a Harvard-trained board certified general psychiatrist with over 30 years experience treating a wide variety of conditions and disorders associated with my specialty. I strive to provide the highest standard of care and compassion to each of my patients via psychotherapy and psychotropic medication treatments.
(925) 633-5926 View (925) 633-5926
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Dr. Jen Sweet
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563  (Online Only)
I offer mental healthcare for women and their loved ones, encompassing a more holistic, and I believe, warmer approach to emotional health treatment. I aim to provide specialized and comprehensive treatment for challenges specific to your different life stages. I offer inclusive and truly quality care with the ultimate goal of helping you overcome emotional hurdles that you face, in any phase of your life.
I offer mental healthcare for women and their loved ones, encompassing a more holistic, and I believe, warmer approach to emotional health treatment. I aim to provide specialized and comprehensive treatment for challenges specific to your different life stages. I offer inclusive and truly quality care with the ultimate goal of helping you overcome emotional hurdles that you face, in any phase of your life.
(925) 248-4512 View (925) 248-4512
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Scott Smolar
Psychiatrist, DO, DFASAM, PC
Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
Dr. Smolar's extensive experience treating a full range of ages, backgrounds, mental health and addiction issues makes him well suited to help individuals struggling with a multitude of psychiatric conditions.
Dr. Smolar's extensive experience treating a full range of ages, backgrounds, mental health and addiction issues makes him well suited to help individuals struggling with a multitude of psychiatric conditions.
(415) 407-1198 View (415) 407-1198
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Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Orinda, CA 94563  (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) 406-3759 View (925) 406-3759
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Arman Danielyan
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA, DFAACAP
Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
Dr. Danielyan offers psychiatric diagnostic evaluation and treatment for various psychiatric conditions in youth and young adults. Those include depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, panic disorder, psychotic illnesses, autism spectrum conditions and others. Dr. Danielyan's practice covers the East Bay area, including Walnut Creek and Lafayette, CA. For more information, including the testimonials from the patients, please visit www.baypsychiatry.com.
Dr. Danielyan offers psychiatric diagnostic evaluation and treatment for various psychiatric conditions in youth and young adults. Those include depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, panic disorder, psychotic illnesses, autism spectrum conditions and others. Dr. Danielyan's practice covers the East Bay area, including Walnut Creek and Lafayette, CA. For more information, including the testimonials from the patients, please visit www.baypsychiatry.com.
(925) 230-9413 View (925) 230-9413
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Jennifer Elle Roberts
Psychiatrist, MD
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
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Michael Swetye, M.D., P.C.
Psychiatrist, MD, MBA
Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
I am a Yale and UCSF-trained psychiatrist with board certifications in Adult, Adolescent and Child Psychiatry. I work with adults (including young adults), couples, families, teens, and middle schoolers.
I am a Yale and UCSF-trained psychiatrist with board certifications in Adult, Adolescent and Child Psychiatry. I work with adults (including young adults), couples, families, teens, and middle schoolers.
(415) 969-5356 View (415) 969-5356
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Dr. Zohaib Abbasi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm a board-certified psychiatrist offering convenient online video visits throughout California and currently accepting new patients. In addition to traditional psychiatric medications and psychotherapy, I specialize in an integrative patient-centered approach, using lifestyle changes and natural treatments that are supported by scientific evidence. I want you to feel empowered and have control over your treatment. I offer personalized care to individuals who want to get a more accurate diagnosis and minimize unnecessary medications.
Hi! I'm a board-certified psychiatrist offering convenient online video visits throughout California and currently accepting new patients. In addition to traditional psychiatric medications and psychotherapy, I specialize in an integrative patient-centered approach, using lifestyle changes and natural treatments that are supported by scientific evidence. I want you to feel empowered and have control over your treatment. I offer personalized care to individuals who want to get a more accurate diagnosis and minimize unnecessary medications.
(415) 409-9492 View (415) 409-9492

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Michael Joseph Minzenberg
Psychiatrist, MD
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
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Anne Guerinoni
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Anne Guerinoni is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in California who has been practicing since 2018. She has a Bachelors in Science from Dominican University of California, a Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Arizona, where she also earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Anne then furthered her education at the University of Cincinnati where she earned a psychiatric mental health degree and is now dual board certified as an FNP and PMHNP. Anne's treatment approach to managing mental health conditions is a team-based strategy with the patient.
Anne Guerinoni is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in California who has been practicing since 2018. She has a Bachelors in Science from Dominican University of California, a Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Arizona, where she also earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Anne then furthered her education at the University of Cincinnati where she earned a psychiatric mental health degree and is now dual board certified as an FNP and PMHNP. Anne's treatment approach to managing mental health conditions is a team-based strategy with the patient.
(925) 248-4659 View (925) 248-4659
Photo of Deborah Raphael, Psychiatrist in Orinda, CA
Deborah Raphael
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Dr. Raphael is a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist who has been practicing since 2009. She graduated from UC San Diego with a major in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience and a minor in Sociology. She then continued on at UC San Diego for Medical School. She completed her General Adult Psychiatry Residency, and then also her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, at UC San Francisco.
Dr. Raphael is a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist who has been practicing since 2009. She graduated from UC San Diego with a major in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience and a minor in Sociology. She then continued on at UC San Diego for Medical School. She completed her General Adult Psychiatry Residency, and then also her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, at UC San Francisco.
(925) 854-4809 View (925) 854-4809
Photo of Jenna Kuru, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Orinda, CA
Jenna Kuru
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Growing up in Montana, Jenna obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Montana State University in 2009. She spent much of her nursing career working with clients affected by severe, acute and chronic mental illness. Jenna later went on to complete her Masters of Science in Nursing from Gonzaga University in 2018 and is certified as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Jenna is trained to provide medication management, psycho-education and psychotherapies of various modalities across the lifespan.
Growing up in Montana, Jenna obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Montana State University in 2009. She spent much of her nursing career working with clients affected by severe, acute and chronic mental illness. Jenna later went on to complete her Masters of Science in Nursing from Gonzaga University in 2018 and is certified as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Jenna is trained to provide medication management, psycho-education and psychotherapies of various modalities across the lifespan.
(925) 690-1753 View (925) 690-1753
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Dorothy Moore
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
I think it is important to tailor treatment plans to fit the individual. There is no one-sized solution in mental health care. Therapy is often a key part of that treatment plan and I encourage patients to seek therapy in addition to medication. I use a holistic approach to care, combined with evidence-based research. I provide medication management for ages 15 and older. I have a strong background in treating addiction, especially opioid use disorder and alcoholism.
I think it is important to tailor treatment plans to fit the individual. There is no one-sized solution in mental health care. Therapy is often a key part of that treatment plan and I encourage patients to seek therapy in addition to medication. I use a holistic approach to care, combined with evidence-based research. I provide medication management for ages 15 and older. I have a strong background in treating addiction, especially opioid use disorder and alcoholism.
(925) 267-6647 View (925) 267-6647
Photo of Cindy Bolter, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Orinda, CA
Cindy Bolter
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
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
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Jeryl Girton
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B
Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
I am a dual ANCC Board Certified Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have been working in the mental health field since 1990 in various roles. I have had the opportunity to utilize my Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner skills with various ages and in various settings. I integrate medication management and psychotherapeutic approaches when indicated. My previous mental health clinical experiences include acute and long-term psychiatric facilities, as well as practicing in outpatient psychiatric clinics for children, adolescents and adults.
I am a dual ANCC Board Certified Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have been working in the mental health field since 1990 in various roles. I have had the opportunity to utilize my Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner skills with various ages and in various settings. I integrate medication management and psychotherapeutic approaches when indicated. My previous mental health clinical experiences include acute and long-term psychiatric facilities, as well as practicing in outpatient psychiatric clinics for children, adolescents and adults.
(925) 488-2819 View (925) 488-2819
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Dan Barrett
Psychiatrist, DO
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 Pamela Giacalone, Psychiatrist in Orinda, CA
Pamela Giacalone
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
While I am comfortable with managing medications when clinically necessary, my primary treatment modality is psychodynamic therapy. My approach is straightforward and warm, and I am flexible about the structure of sessions. Some patients appreciate coaching and education, while others find meaning in more open-minded and abstract discussions. I am especially interested in working with patients with depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, binge eating disorder, and/or alcohol abuse, and I am skilled in helping women cope with emotional changes associated with pregnancy, the postpartum period, and menopause.
While I am comfortable with managing medications when clinically necessary, my primary treatment modality is psychodynamic therapy. My approach is straightforward and warm, and I am flexible about the structure of sessions. Some patients appreciate coaching and education, while others find meaning in more open-minded and abstract discussions. I am especially interested in working with patients with depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, binge eating disorder, and/or alcohol abuse, and I am skilled in helping women cope with emotional changes associated with pregnancy, the postpartum period, and menopause.
(925) 297-1779 View (925) 297-1779

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Orinda, CA

10+

Average cost per session

$287

Psychiatrists in Orinda, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
73% Relationship Issues
73% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Medication Management
64% ADHD

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
67% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in Orinda, CA see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

55% Male
45% Female

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Orinda?

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.