Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Psychiatrists in Palo Alto, CA

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Sir Norman Melancon
Psychiatrist, MD
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With a personal background in healing arts such as meditation and mindfulness , I bring a sense of grounded warmth and calm to my practice.
Thank you for visiting my site. I am a general adult psychiatrist with special expertise in treating race and gender-based trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety/OCD, and ADHD. As a former college athlete, I also have a unique approach when it comes to sports psychology and caring for college and professional athletes.
(310) 935-0754
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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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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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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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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Moira Kessler, MD
Psychiatrist, MD
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I have a strong background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness -based treatment modalities.
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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J. Andrew Chacko
Psychiatrist, MD, MSE, FAPA
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I draw from a wide range of modalities from hypnosis, and mindfulness , to EMDR, to behavioral and somatic.
I provide a unique approach to psychiatric care, one that fully embraces a strengths-based, and personalized approach. While I treat the whole spectrum of mental health conditions, I specialize in ADD/ADHD, Trauma (PTSD), Sexual Health and Intimacy, Anxiety & Depression My work often focusses on professionals who have been successful, but now find themselves struggling, especially clinicians suffering from burnout.
(628) 210-8367
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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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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Catherine A Reed
Psychiatrist, MD
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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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Angela Rasheed
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PHMNP, MSN
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Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
(650) 436-4466
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Greg Stavaridis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN, RN
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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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Greer Murphy
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
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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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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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Randall Bailey
Psychiatrist, MD
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Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
(310) 340-6034
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Gloria M Kardong
Psychiatrist, MD, DLFAPA, DABPN
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I am a psychiatrist providing psychotherapy and/or psychopharmacology, depending on the client's needs. I believe that it is important to offer individualized care based on the client's specific problems, concerns and preferences. My style is warm, collaborative and interactive. I can help with a practical, solution-focused approach for current problems. I also do exploratory therapy to address unresolved issues from the past that may be interfering with living your life as fully as possible. My clients also seek depth therapy to promote personal growth, insight and self-awareness. LICENSED 20 STATES--Virtual Therapy and Med mgmt.
(650) 334-0938
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Thomas Mottsin
Psychiatrist, MD
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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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Sandra Hah
Psychiatrist, MD
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Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life. Dr. Hah is triple board certified in child and adolescent, adult, and forensic psychiatry.
(310) 340-7571
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Adel Mostafavi
Psychiatrist, MD
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Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
(310) 340-7787
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Randall Scott Bailey
Psychiatrist, MD
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Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
(310) 340-7508
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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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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Stephen H Richmond
Psychiatrist, MD, PsyD
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I treat the entire person, which includes both psychology and biochemistry, if needed. For both people struggling with addictions, and for those with other issues, the focus is on the difficulty with being fully present to one's life. My ideal client is someone motivated to look inside, and ready to open up to the richness and pitfalls of his or her internal world.
(650) 383-8934
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Psychiatrists
For clients with chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and other health issues such as anxiety and depression, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT, is a two-part therapy that aims to reduce stress, manage pain, and embrace the freedom to respond to situations by choice. MCBT blends two disciplines--cognitive therapy and mindfulness. Mindfulness helps by reflecting on moments and thoughts without passing judgment. MBCT clients pay close attention to their feelings to reach an objective mindset, thus viewing and combating life's unpleasant occurrences.




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.