Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Psychiatrists in Palo Alto, CA

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Nina Kapitanski
Psychiatrist, MD
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This integrative approach may utilize elements from psychodynamic, cognitive -behavioral, interpersonal, and mindfulness therapies, as well as medication management when medically appropriate.
Dr. Kapitanski was drawn to the field of medicine at a young age. She continued to explore this curiosity, and was captivated by the intricacies of the human mind and its resilience. During medical school training, Dr. Kapitanski examined the link between depression and quality of life, publishing in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. Beyond excellent training that allows Dr. Kapitanski to treat a diverse group of adult patients, with a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds, and sexual orientations, she pursued specialized training at Stanford Hospital in the fields of women's mental health and psychotherapy for couples/families.
(650) 288-1365
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Ahmed Khan
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
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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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The Happiness Psychiatrist: Integrative Telehealth
Psychiatrist, MD
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She uses low-dose medications in conjunction with an eclectic blend of psychotherapeutic modalities including psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive -behavioral therapy, meditation, and Kundalini Yoga.
Welcome! Dr. Ambardar graduated from Stanford University with Honors in Biological Sciences, received her M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, completed a research fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and did her Psychiatry residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan. In 2012, she founded The Happiness Psychiatrist, an award-winning California telehealth and wellness practice that provides integrative psychiatry and psychotherapy services to adult patients throughout California and life coaching services to clients of all ages worldwide.
(310) 878-4117
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Greer Murphy
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
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I am skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of psychiatric, cognitive , and addiction problem.
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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Jeffrey Chen
Psychiatrist, MD
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l am experienced in both therapy and medication management and utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ).
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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Dr. Anne Phan-Huy
Psychiatrist, MD
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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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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Thomas Mottsin
Psychiatrist, MD
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Our providers offer medication management, various modalities of therapy ( CBT ), and telepsychiatry appointments.
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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The Happiness Psychiatrist: Integrative TeleHealth
Psychiatrist, MD
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She uses low-dose medications in conjunction with an eclectic blend of psychotherapeutic modalities including psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive -behavioral therapy, meditation, and Kundalini Yoga.
Welcome! Dr. Ambardar graduated from Stanford with Honors in Biological Sciences, received her MD from Baylor College of Medicine, completed a clinical research fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, & did her Psychiatry residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan. She has been an award-winning psychiatrist in California for over a decade, was awarded the Compassionate Doctor Award 5 times in a row, was twice named a "Super Doctor Rising Star" in LA Magazine’s annual “Best of LA” edition, and named a "Super Doctor" in the field of Psychiatry from 2016-2022.
(310) 598-7580
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Palo Alto Wellness
Psychiatrist, MD
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PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT ACCEPT INSURANCE. Dr. Shivani Chmura is an expert in treating patients with an evidence based, compassionate approach. She also has extensive experience with medication management for eating disorders. Dr. Chmura is trained in both Child and Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry from UCSF and Stanford Universities. She uses a warm, holistic approach to treating every individual, couple, and family. Dr. Chmura is trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities, ( CBT , DBT, Supportive). She is an expert on pharmacologic management for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD, and post-partum depression and anxiety.
(415) 993-4146
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Leena A Khanzode
Psychiatrist, MD
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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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Matthew May
Psychiatrist, MD
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You can also learn more about TEAM- CBT listening to the Feeling Good Podcast, including samples of live therapy conducted by myself and Dr.
Perhaps you are suffering from anxiety or depression, would like better relationships or healthier habits? If so, I have some excellent news for you. There are many new and powerful therapy methods that can lead to rapid and profound improvements, even cures, without requiring medication. If this sounds interesting to you, I would be honored to work with you, collaboratively and compassionately, to help you achieve your goals.
(650) 209-7669
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Dahlia Woods
Psychiatrist, MD
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David Burns in TEAM- CBT , a new framework for therapy.
Do you feel down in the dumps? Are you struggling with anxiety, worry, or stress? Are anxiety attacks keeping you from being successful? Would you like to feel happy and more fulfilled? Anxiety and mood disorders are very treatable. I am a psychiatrist offering therapy and/or medication management. In my practice, I assist adults who seek help in overcoming anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship problems. Often, people experience significant relief from symptoms and meaningful improvements in the quality of their lives in just a few months of working together.
(650) 488-5627
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Palo Alto, CA 94305
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Moira Kessler, MD
Psychiatrist, MD
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I approach my clients' wellness by examining their physical, emotional, and cognitive well-being and also examining the systems that they exist in (ie.
My strongest clinical background is in treating adults and adolescents with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. I also have expertise in consulting with schools to help best support adolescents. I have worked extensively with patients and families in improving relationships and communication. I have clinical expertise in providing diagnostic assessment, consultation, and care linkage for children, adolescents, and adults as well.
(650) 542-0240
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Palo Alto, CA 94304
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Cuneyt Tegin
Psychiatrist, MD
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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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Harry David Verby
Psychiatrist, MD
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I offer adhd treatment help in the form of varied Medication Options ,Nutrition and Vitamin Supplements as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
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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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Alex Clarke
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Alex Clarke, MD is a Board-certified, Stanford-trained psychiatrist and psychotherapist with expertise in biological and psychological approaches to treatment ( CBT , Psychoanalytic, EFT, DBT, IPT, Clinical Hypnosis, Mindfulness, etc). He is a skilled and compassionate clinician who emphasizes a highly individualized and collaborative approach to care.
(650) 770-1928
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Nancy Wu
Psychiatrist, MD
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I trained in Mindfulness Stress Reduction, Cognitive Therapy, and Self-Compassion and taught mindfulness practices to children, adolescents, and adults.
It takes a lot of courage to ask for help. My goal is to witness and support you as you embark on this heroic journey of self-discovery and growth. I understand that life can be hard and filled with unpredictable ups and downs. I use a holistic approach to help patients ease their suffering and live life with more joy, spontaneity, and well-being.
(310) 935-0754
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Patrick Sassoon
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
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My approach is based on integrative psychiatry, which uses medications, therapy and complementary medicine to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. I address the combined impact of sleep, lifestyle, relationships, nutrition and chronic medical conditions on well-being, and use cutting edge tools like genetic testing to guide personalized treatment with medication and supplements. I consider the patient’s cultural background in my assessments and I can provide treatment in Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. My goal is to help my patients create lasting changes and build vitality, resilience and purpose in life.
(650) 629-0875
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Dora L Wang
Psychiatrist, MD, MA
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Therapy can bring a few quick benefits, then longterm change. Meds can have minimal side effects. I appreciate and welcome people from all walks of life. My training at Yale and the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, and over 25 years of experience, will be a part of every session. I also have areas of special expertise. At UCLA, I trained in the Mood and Anxiety Programs, and started San Francisco's first OCD Program in the '90's. I taught brief therapies for a decade at the Univ of New Mexico. I have a dual career as an author, and experience working with artists and creatives.
(650) 910-5674
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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M Rameen Ghorieshi
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
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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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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Psychiatrists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.




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.