Sexual Abuse Psychiatrists in Palo Alto, CA

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Photo of Gloria M Kardong, Psychiatrist in Palo Alto, CA
Gloria M Kardong
Psychiatrist, MD, DLFAPA, DABPN
Verified
Verified
In addition, I have a specialty in Women's Health Care, eg pregnancy and postpartum- related problems, infertility, gynecologic oncology, menopause, PMS and other hormonal issues, PTSD/childhood sexual abuse , weight, eating disorders, sexuality and relationships.
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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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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Greg Stavaridis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN, RN
Verified
Verified
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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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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Susan Edelman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Welcome to my practice of Psychotherapy and Psychiatry. It can be difficult to reach out for help when you need it. This is not a failure — it’s a sign of strength to recognize that you may need help and to ask for it. You deserve the help you need to get your life back on track. Together, we will discuss your goals and find a treatment plan based on your specific issues, concerns, and preferences. I'll work with you to establish rapport based on understanding and good communication. I can help you to find more satisfaction in your relationships, cope with losses, and sort out who you are and who you want to become.
(833) 850-6004
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Angela Rasheed
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PHMNP, MSN
Verified
Verified
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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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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Randall Bailey
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
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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Sandra Hah
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
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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Randall Scott Bailey
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
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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Adel Mostafavi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
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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Applied Clinical Neuroscience
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
"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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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Jeffrey L Seal
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I am a psychiatrist specializing in therapy and medication management for adults and late adolescents. My practice provides the time for an in-depth assessment of a patient's needs and the formulation of a detailed treatment plan. The initial assessment usually takes two meetings and forms the foundation for an ongoing therapeutic relationship. I primarily utilize psychodynamic approaches, within a holistic framework that considers diet, exercise, and work-life balance. I provide treatment in a warm, compassionate, and accepting environment.
(415) 619-6405
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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J. Andrew Chacko
Psychiatrist, MD, MSE, FAPA
Verified
Verified
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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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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Charlotte Mizuta
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
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) 668-0579
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Britney Shipman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PHMNP, MSN, RN
Verified
Verified
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.
(415) 481-3499
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Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Mayumi Okuda Benavides
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I want to congratulate you on taking the first steps towards self-improvement. You’ve tried everything: therapy, mindfulness, lifestyle changes, but are still struggling. I understand that making that first appointment can often be one of the biggest hurdles. As your psychiatrist, I will work closely with you every step of the way to determine the best treatment that is tailored specifically to your personal needs.
(831) 539-0572
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Los Altos, CA 94022
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Sandra Hah
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
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.
(408) 805-3014
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Los Altos, CA 94022
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Adel Mostafavi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
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) 340-7661
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Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Sexual Abuse Psychiatrists

How do therapists treat sexual abuse?

A good therapist will be nonjudgmental and possibly demonstrate active listening, repeating back what the client says to show that they have understood. These skills allow people to feel comfortable discussing their traumatic experiences openly. Some important treatment goals are to restore a sense of safety and to rebuild confidence. In addition to working one-on-one with the patient, a therapist might bring in supportive family members to assist the client.

Do you have to talk extensively about sexual abuse in therapy?

Survivors frequently find it difficult to describe what happened to them out loud. They can even still be in a state of denial if the sexual abuse occurred recently. It is important for survivors to acknowledge that what happened isn’t their fault and to challenge and reappraise any unhealthy feelings or thoughts as they arise. Art therapy and play therapy are useful non-verbal means of communication for some survivors.

How long does treatment for sexual abuse take?

Recovery from sexual abuse can be a long and difficult process. Some survivors are able to move on naturally on their own, given time, while others require the guidance of a trained therapist. Therapy needs vary and can range from a few sessions to months or even years. Healing from sexual abuse takes time, and everyone’s journey will look a little different.

Can trauma symptoms caused by sexual abuse come back after treatment?

As occurs in many cases of trauma, survivors of sexual abuse may experience PTSD-like symptoms long after the abuse has ceased or after an initial round of treatment has occurred. In such a case, there is evidence that prolonged exposure therapy is a useful treatment for survivors, and may be more efficacious than supportive counseling alone. While triggers may continue to cause distress, the idea is that, with time and repeated exposure, their power will fade, allowing survivors to move on with their lives.




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.