Bipolar Disorder Psychiatrists in Palo Alto, CA

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Sheela Liao Masifi
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
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1 Endorsed
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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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Philip B Cawkwell
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
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I have specialized training and research experience in first episode psychosis, bipolar disorder , and ADHD.
Hi there - I'm Dr. Philip Cawkwell, board certified in Adult Psychiatry as well as Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. I trained at the top institutions - NYU for medical school, MGH/McLean Harvard for Adult Residency, and Stanford for Child Fellowship. As a younger (mid-30s) provider, I have the ability to connect with teenagers and young adults, as well as the most up-to-date knowledge on the latest in psychiatric treatments.
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Harry David Verby
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I Am a Nationally Recognised Speciaist in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Add/Adhd in Adults, Adolescents and Children as well as its frequently associated Comorbid Conditions such as Anxiety, Depression And Bipolar Disorder My Diagnostic initial Workup includes a thorough Battery of Diagnostic Inventories, A Face To Face Interview, and Administration of The QBT computer test, an FDA Approved Platform For Objective Adhd Diagnossi [see adhdmd.net for details
(650) 437-9558
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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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Mottsin Thomas
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
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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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Greer Murphy
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified
Verified
I can help you with: Treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, compulsions, and trauma. Also, insomnia, chronic fatigue, inattention and lack of focus. Memory and other cognitive concerns, even when complicated by agitation. Overuse and dependence on habit-forming prescription and non-prescription substances. Workplace and family issues. Chronic pain and Long COVID mood, energy, and cognitive changes. Nonresponse to medication and psychotherapies given by other providers. I also have decades of experience treating severe mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder and psychosis in hospital, outpatient, and residential settings.
(650) 629-0909
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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J Helen Wyman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
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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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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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Dr. Anne Phan-Huy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
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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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Leena A Khanzode
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I have expertise in managing Pediatric Bipolar disorder due to the privilege of an extensive clinical and research experience in the Pediatric Mood disorders clinic at Stanford.
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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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Zahida Tayyib
Psychiatrist, MD
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Zahida Tayyib MD founded Mountain View Psychiatry and TMS to create an integrative medicine practice. Our Practice provides help in cases of depression, bipolar disorder , and chemical dependency. We apply therapies (group and individual), pharmacotherapy and medication-free advanced Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). We encourage our patients to follow healthy and active lifestyle by participating in Yoga, Tai-Chi, Feldenkrais. Every person is different, so let us answer your questions by calling 650.969.6772.
(650) 830-0396
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
Heidemarie Ernst
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified
Verified
Welcome to my profile in Psychology Today. I am a Stanford-trained, board-certified psychiatrist who has provided mental health care to a variety of populations over the last 18 years. In my private practice, I see adults over 18 years old, and I have expertise with diagnoses, such as anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression, bipolar disorder , and schizophrenia. When I first meet new patients, they are frequently unsure what kind of treatment they might benefit from. By providing a warm and collaborative environment, I help the patients understand their needs and identify treatment options, such a medications, therapy, or a combination of both. I strongly believe that ‘no patient is a diagnosis’ – instead, we are all a complex combination of genetic predisposition, upbringing, and other influences that make us the people we are.
(650) 282-3962
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Ali Najafian Jazi
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dr. Jazi is a double-board certified Adult and Geriatric Psychiatrist. Dr. Jazi can help you or your loved one dealing with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorder , schizophrenia, different types of dementia, and especially caregiver burden in those who take care of dementia patients. Dr. Jazi practices dynamic psychotherapy alone or combined with medications to treat his patients. Combination of psychotherapy and medications results the most successful outcome in many patients.
(805) 219-7094
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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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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Dr. Manar Abdelmegeed
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified
Verified
Accepting New Patients! Are you a high achieving professional suffering from stress or burn out? Do you have mood changes? Do you feel easily overwhelmed by daily activities? Are you a parent wondering how to help your child reach their maximum potential? I am an integrative psychiatrist board certified in both General Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry who believes in a holistic approach to mental health. I specialize in assessing and treating multiple mental health disorders including anxiety, OCD, depression, ADHD, & bipolar disorder .
(669) 336-4989
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Navmoon Singh Mann
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I provide medication management for conditions like Depression, ADHD, Bipolar disorder , Anxiety, Post-traumatic stress disorder and Schizophrenia.
Mental health challenges can be scary and often leave you feeling overwhelmed. You do not have to face your struggles alone — call me today for a consultation and start down the path toward better health and greater joy.
(209) 440-0901
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Sheela Liao Masifi
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Verified
Verified
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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Cuneyt Tegin
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I am a double board certified (in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine) adult psychiatrist with strong psychopharmacology and psychotherapy(CBT, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing and Couples Therapy) background. I treat adult patients with variety of mental illnesses and substance use problems. I see patients in person and via video teleconferencing.
(657) 255-6312
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Kimberly Burns Bell, MD, Inc.
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I am a board certified Stanford trained psychiatrist with extensive experience in both traditional and alternative medicine. I offer medication management and talk therapy. My goal is to help you maximize your potential by partnering with you to create an individualized treatment program. I look forward to working with you!
(650) 285-5527
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Dr. Sara Chowdhury
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
New patient openings are available in the states of CA and VA. Welcome to your journey towards wellbeing. My goal is to provide tailored care to each individual's needs. I want to foster a therapeutic environment where you belong regardless of the path you took to get here. ​ Growing up and working in different cultures and settings has allowed me to appreciate the various experiences, views and values people come with. Here at Belong, I want to celebrate those differences and work together for better mindful health.
(408) 539-2742
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Palo Alto, CA 94304
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Bipolar Disorder Psychiatrists

What is the most successful approach to treating bipolar disorder?

Living with bipolar disorder can be challenging, and a number of therapies have been found effective in providing support to patients as they gain the skills to understand and manage the disorder. Family-focused therapy is often helpful for children and teens (the majority of cases develop before age 19); it aims to minimize mood cycling by improving family communication and reducing conflict. It also helps young people navigate the developmental challenges the disorder can create. Cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) and variants such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) help patients manage the thoughts and feelings that influence bipolar mood swings as well as develop specific behavioral strategies to counteract them.

What happens in therapy for bipolar disorder?

Because the patterns of mood switching and its triggers differ for each person and can change over time, mood tracking or monitoring becomes a basic way patients learn about the nature of their condition. One of the most common features of therapy is finding a workable method of mood monitoring, in which patients track their daily activities and rate their moods, then use the findings to adjust routines accordingly. Patients learn ways of handling the many stresses that arise in life so that they do not trigger mood swings.

What kinds of problems does therapy help with?

Like many other mental health disorders, BPD is heavily influenced by stress; therapy provides skills for coping with stressors of all kinds. Therapy is extremely important for helping individuals identify the situations that may trigger mood switching, so that mood swings can be prevented. Therapy may especially target recognition of the early stages of mood change so that they can be managed. In addition, therapy helps patients deal with the significant amount of turbulence the disorder can create in relationships and in work life.

What is the goal of therapy for bipolar disorder?

Therapy helps patients set up their lives to maintain stability so that their mood isn’t constantly threatened by daily events. Perhaps the first task of therapy is to educate people about the nature of the disorder. At the same time, a primary goal of therapy is to enhance adherence to drug treatment. Extended periods of mood stability can prompt patients to discontinue medication, triggering relapse, while the early phases of manic episodes can feel so energizing that patients stop medication, ushering in full-blown mania and the altered self-perception that can lead to destructive behaviors. Another major goal of therapy is to understand one’s mood patterns so as to minimize both the frequency and intensity of mood cycling.




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.