Anxiety Psychiatrists in Palo Alto, CA

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Photo of Ahmed Khan, Psychiatrist in Palo Alto, CA
Ahmed Khan
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified
Verified
I am a Stanford and Emory trained child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. Each patient of mine is a distinct individual with their own unique life experiences, strengths and challenges. Therefore, I create a specialized treatment plan in a collaborative and respectful manner, providing compassionate and evidence-based psychotherapy and/or pharmacologic management in a warm, supportive environment. I have particular expertise in ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and Adult ADHD. I am trained, among other therapeutic methods, in Family-Based Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Stanford University.
(650) 714-7737
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Jessica Bentzley
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Jessica Bentzley is a licensed physician who offers medication management and combined medication management/psychotherapy for adults with depression, anxiety , bipolar disorder, ADHD, and other mental health conditions. Dr. Bentzley also has a special interest in women’s mental health. She has a holistic approach and works closely with her patients to create individualized, evidence-supported treatment plans that consider the unique factors impacting their mental health.
(628) 265-8501
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Sheela Liao Masifi
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Verified
Verified
I love to treat people from all walks of life, and specialize in anxiety disorders (social anxiety , OCD, panic ) and minority mental health.
Be seen during flexible hours, within a week of your request! Have you ever heard your psychiatrist say, “I’m here to prescribe your medications; talk to your therapist about that”? My approach is just the opposite! Your story is essential to making sure you get the proper treatment, whether involving meds, therapy, a combination, or neither. I request and welcome your opinions and preferences while making your treatment plan. I make sure to answer questions about your symptoms and treatments in a judgment-free zone, and in language free of medical jargon.
(714) 735-0677
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Beatrice Rabkin
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I completed my psychiatry residency training at USC, where my training included medication management, women’s mental health, mood and anxiety disorders, cognitive behavior therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Thank you for visiting my profile! I am a board-certified general psychiatrist, working with a variety of patients in my outpatient practice. While I specialize in medication management, I use a multimodal approach with clients that draws upon psychotherapy, mindfulness work, Yoga psychology, and other integrative practices. For more info about my holistic approach to treatment, here's an informative podcast highlighting my work: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/holistic-psychiatry-dr-beatrice-rabkin-md/id1501515784?i=1000502625263 or https://youtu.be/wJe3t3ZzkNs
(310) 935-0754
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Catherine A Reed
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and lifestyle modification to treat issues including depression, anxiety , OCD, bipolar disorders, and ADHD.
Welcome to Peninsula Mental Health and the office of Catherine Reed, MD! My approach to caring for patients is collaborative and non-judgmental. My treatment emphasis is individually centered on assisting people in their entirety along their journey to wellness, rather than viewing them through the lens of a limited set of pathologies. My goal is healing in a welcoming, safe environment.
(650) 684-5180
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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M Rameen Ghorieshi
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified
Verified
I care for patients from the paradigm that mental and physical health are so strongly intertwined that one may not fully achieve either without striving for both. I treat both a vast range of psychiatric conditions and help those who wish to better understand themselves and their relationships. My areas of interest include anxiety , depression, whole body health, coping with medical illness, and addiction medicine. I will formulate a customized treatment plan, which may include psychotherapy, medications, and behavioral techniques, to best care for your condition and meet your needs.
(650) 204-3479
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Judi Saini
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
My specialty areas include depression, anxiety , affective disorders, personality disorders, and psychosis.
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I received my Master's in Science of Nursing with the emphasis in mental health from Regis College in Massachusetts. I have experience in home health care, acute inpatient, and community based nursing.
(650) 249-7859
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Mottsin Thomas
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Exclusively focused on mental health issues, Bonmente treats a myriad of psychiatric conditions including anxiety , depression, ADHD, sleep disorders, postpartum depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, and OCD.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS-Bonmente knows asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be.
(650) 686-5441
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Grace Liu
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I have experience in specialized clinics for depression, anxiety , bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, schizophrenia and addictions.
I am a California-licensed, Stanford-trained psychiatrist in Palo Alto specializing in combining psychotherapy and medication treatment for individual adults between the ages of 17 and 65. I work to develop deep, trusting and safe alliances with my patients, and collaborate with patients to foster their own ability to reach their full potential in professional, interpersonal, and inner lives. I am also an Adjunct Clinical Faculty member at Stanford University School of Medicine, where I teach medical students and residents in their learning of psychiatry and psychotherapy.
(650) 405-0980
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Greg Stavaridis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN, RN
Verified
Verified
My specialties include: Trauma Anxiety Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
I have a passion for working with motivated individuals and routinely incorporate both pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to health in my treatment plans. I care for patients ages 16 to 65 years old.
(650) 718-8067
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Connie Cha
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I am an NYU and Cornell educated psychiatrist who is dedicated to improving client's lives through an individualized approach. I treat adults 18 and over with a wide range of psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety , and obsessive-compulsive disorder. I also have an interest in helping those who are struggling with relationship difficulties, problems with work or school, or other life transitions.
(650) 563-7336
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Neal D Amin
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified
Verified
Therapy is a gateway to a new understanding of your life, your relationships, your thoughts and your feelings. I strive to create a therapeutic space in which we will explore the issues and challenges you face. We will begin with a consultation phase, and if you wish to continue, we will progress to 50-minute once or more weekly sessions. My practice is based in psychodynamic psychotherapy in long term (open-ended) and time-limited formats (e.g. months-long and interpersonal-focused). I am also experienced with psychopharmacological management of mood and anxiety disorders.
(650) 719-4159
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Dr. Anne Phan-Huy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Phan-Huy treats adults of all walks of life. Backed by medical and specialty training from the University of Michigan coupled with broad clinical experience, she provides bespoke care for various psychiatric concerns, including anxiety , OCD, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD and trauma-related disorders. Her treatment philosophy is to combine medication where indicated with psychotherapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. This integrative approach sets the foundation for healing and life-long well-being.
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Sheela Liao Masifi
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with adults primarily with mood disorders (depression, anxiety , bipolar disorder) and have special interests in mental health of minority populations and social anxiety .
Schedule an appointment & be seen within a week of your request! I specialize in personalized mental healthcare and put you in the driver's seat. You will always be speaking directly to me about your care, no need to communicate through support staff or encounter long delays. I welcome your opinions and preferences while making your treatment plan. I will gladly answer questions and concerns about your symptoms and potential treatments, using language free of medical jargon.
(562) 306-1269
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Marianne Chai
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
If you are looking for an experienced, compassionate psychiatrist and psychotherapist, I am here to help you. I specialize in mental health issues ranging from stress, anxiety , mood, focus and concentration, life transitions, grief and loss, racial and cultural challenges and relationship issues. I have extensive experience helping individuals with substance use problems and addictive behaviors (compulsive sex, gambling, or eating). Together, we will collaborate to help you find meaningful solutions to achieve your optimal well-being, health and life goals.
(347) 274-8925
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Thomas Mottsin
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Exclusively focused on mental health issues, Bonmente treats a myriad of psychiatric conditions including anxiety , depression, ADHD, sleep disorders, postpartum depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, OCD, and gender dysphoria.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS-Bonmente knows asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be.
(844) 993-0717
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Juliet Morgan
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Thank you for your interest in my practice. I am a psychiatrist and neuropsychiatrist working with a variety of clients in-person and over tele-health. I specialize in the integrative treatment of patients with mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, neuropsychiatric illness, and healing from trauma. I am a board certified neurologist, and understand the complex interplay between the structural “hardware” and emotional “software” in the brain. I have been featured in several media outlets including KQED and CBS for my work with clients with COVID-19 patients. I also teach extensively on neuropsychiatry and neuroanatomy at UCSF.
(310) 935-0754
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Jeffrey Chen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treating children, adolescents and adults. I completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Washington, and some of my main areas of expertise include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, ADHD and behavioral problems.
(650) 753-7794
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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J Helen Wyman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Wyman is a licensed physician. She strives to understand her patients beyond their symptoms or diagnoses, to understand them as whole people with unique values, beliefs and hopes. Her clinical interests include complex and developmental trauma, adult ADHD, and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She treats patients with depression, anxiety , bipolar disorder, adult ADHD, and other common and complex conditions.
(628) 228-6252
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Leena A Khanzode
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I have a special interest in Mood disorders, anxiety disorder, ADHD and parent training for parents with kids who have been diagnosed with ADHD.
I am tranied in both Adult and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry from Stanford Hospital and Clinics. I am also an experienced Board certified Psychiatrist.I provide quality,evidence based treatment to help individuals and families overcome difficulties and lead happier, more productive lives. I believe in a holistic approach to address your concerns through careful evaluation and psychotherapy and medication management. I offer treatment including both psychotherapy and medication management, for a wide variety of psychiatric disorders for all ages including Children, Adolescents and Adults. I provide Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Interpersonal therapy (IPT, Mindfullness based psychotherapy,family therapy and Parent training.
(650) 262-5598
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Anxiety Psychiatrists

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other popular forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.




About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto, 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. Palo Alto Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.