Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Psychiatrists in Palo Alto, CA

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Sir Norman Melancon
Psychiatrist, MD
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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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Dr. Manar Abdelmegeed
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
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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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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Sheela Liao Masifi
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
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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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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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Connie Cha
Psychiatrist, MD
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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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Mottsin Thomas
Psychiatrist, MD
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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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Catherine A Reed
Psychiatrist, MD
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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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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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Thomas Mottsin
Psychiatrist, MD
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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, 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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Applied Clinical Neuroscience
Psychiatrist, MD
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"Somethings's GOT to give. I can't take this any more! No one understands. My spouse? No way. The last doctor said "more meds" and spent as much time with the computer as he did with me! My teenager is sad and going no where fast. I think the younger one might have some kind of Asperger's, ADD, OCD ,ODD,PSTD or some alphabet soup salad that I'm just supposed to deal with. The counselors out there are just too young to understand what I'm going through. Certainly life wasn't meant to be like this."
(650) 288-6479
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Ali Najafian Jazi
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
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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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Richard J Corelli
Psychiatrist, MD
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Richard Corelli specializes in adult psychiatry, specifically mood disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, obsessive -compulsive disorders and life transitions, including divorce and loss.
Bio I am a board-certified Stanford trained adult psychiatrist in practice for over 35 years. I provide compassionate, empathic and knowledge based care. Together, we will gain insight and knowledge about you and where your strengths and conflicts may be. Each person comes with a unique background and through this perspective, I will work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. It is important to understand you as a whole person so that I can provide you with the most up-to-date treatment recommendations. My areas of specialty include mood disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship issues
(650) 749-1725
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Abena Apraku
Psychiatrist, MD
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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. Kevin Luo
Psychiatrist, MD
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My specialties are anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD , PTSD, and tics.
Welcome! I specialize in working with children, teenagers, young adults, and working professionals who are navigating difficult situations at school, at home, at work, and with friends. I provide talk therapy and medication management.
(650) 761-7392
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Dahlia Woods
Psychiatrist, MD
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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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Hugh Brent Solvason
Psychiatrist, PhD, MD
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Dr. Solvason brings more than 20 years of knowledge and experience both doing research using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation TMS and treating patients since it was FDA approved in 2007. IntegralTMS is the culmination of Dr. Solvason’s extensive experience with the most difficult and disabling depression.
(669) 291-2694
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Palo Alto, CA 94304
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Philip B Cawkwell
Psychiatrist, MD
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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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Mu Xu
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
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Dr. Xu obtained his M.D. from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Ph.D. from New York University. He completed his psychiatry residency at New York University. Dr Xu is licensed to practice in California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Massachusetts. Dr. Xu provides both medication management and psych
(650) 648-7343
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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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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Jessica Bentzley
Psychiatrist, MD
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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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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Psychiatrists
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). It affects children, kids, teens and adults. Often the person carries out the behaviors to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only provides temporary relief. Not performing the obsessive rituals can cause great anxiety. A person's level of OCD can be anywhere from mild to severe, but if severe and left untreated, it can destroy a person's capacity to function at work, at school or even to lead a comfortable existence in the home.




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.