Psychiatrists in Pleasant Hill, CA

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Aldrin Nieves
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC, AGNP, C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Not accepting new clients
Aldrin Nieves is a nurse practitioner from Concord, CA, who is dually board certified in psychiatric-mental health and adult gerontology primary care. He works with adults (18+ years old) and older adults (65+ years old) and provides care for patients who struggle with a wide range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, insomnia, psychosis, and other mood disorders. Aldrin’s treatment approach is rooted in integrating evidence-based techniques into medication management, psychoeducation, and supportive psychotherapy for treating mental illness.
Aldrin Nieves is a nurse practitioner from Concord, CA, who is dually board certified in psychiatric-mental health and adult gerontology primary care. He works with adults (18+ years old) and older adults (65+ years old) and provides care for patients who struggle with a wide range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, insomnia, psychosis, and other mood disorders. Aldrin’s treatment approach is rooted in integrating evidence-based techniques into medication management, psychoeducation, and supportive psychotherapy for treating mental illness.
(925) 248-9056 View (925) 248-9056
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Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523  (Online Only)
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
(925) 304-3857 View (925) 304-3857

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Allison Shue
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Allison is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 10 years of experience helping children and adults.
Allison is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 10 years of experience helping children and adults.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
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Laura Compton
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Laura is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over a decade of experience working with clients with acute, complex, and chronic mental health needs. Laura strives to blend science- and evidence-based diagnostic and treatment strategies with the recovery model of care, which sees the client as a unique person rather than a constellation of symptoms and helps clients achieve their goals through shared decision-making and responsibility.
Laura is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over a decade of experience working with clients with acute, complex, and chronic mental health needs. Laura strives to blend science- and evidence-based diagnostic and treatment strategies with the recovery model of care, which sees the client as a unique person rather than a constellation of symptoms and helps clients achieve their goals through shared decision-making and responsibility.
(925) 369-7882 View (925) 369-7882
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Simrita Singh
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Simrita Singh, M.D. received her medical degree from Lady Hardinge Medical College in New Delhi, India. She completed her residency and internship in psychiatry at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, where she served as Chief Resident from July 2008-June 2009. She has taught as a Clinical Assistant Instructor at SUNY's School of Medicine and biomedical Sciences and has been published in Psychiatric Times. Dr. Singh also holds a Masters of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Simrita Singh, M.D. received her medical degree from Lady Hardinge Medical College in New Delhi, India. She completed her residency and internship in psychiatry at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, where she served as Chief Resident from July 2008-June 2009. She has taught as a Clinical Assistant Instructor at SUNY's School of Medicine and biomedical Sciences and has been published in Psychiatric Times. Dr. Singh also holds a Masters of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
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Jeryl Girton
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I am a dual ANCC Board Certified Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have been working in the mental health field since 1990 in various roles. I have had the opportunity to utilize my Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner skills with various ages and in various settings. I integrate medication management and psychotherapeutic approaches when indicated. My previous mental health clinical experiences include acute and long-term psychiatric facilities, as well as practicing in outpatient psychiatric clinics for children, adolescents and adults.
I am a dual ANCC Board Certified Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have been working in the mental health field since 1990 in various roles. I have had the opportunity to utilize my Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner skills with various ages and in various settings. I integrate medication management and psychotherapeutic approaches when indicated. My previous mental health clinical experiences include acute and long-term psychiatric facilities, as well as practicing in outpatient psychiatric clinics for children, adolescents and adults.
(925) 488-2819 View (925) 488-2819
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Pavel Ksendz
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Concord, CA 94520
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) specialized in treating mood, anxiety, cognitive, trauma-related, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. I am a strong proponent of the philosophy that health is multifactorial, made up of physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual facets. I value taking a collaborative approach with clients to create a thorough, individualized treatment plan that best meets their specific needs and goals. I have a long-held passion for mental healthcare and have worked with individuals of all ages in a variety of settings within psychiatry.
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) specialized in treating mood, anxiety, cognitive, trauma-related, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. I am a strong proponent of the philosophy that health is multifactorial, made up of physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual facets. I value taking a collaborative approach with clients to create a thorough, individualized treatment plan that best meets their specific needs and goals. I have a long-held passion for mental healthcare and have worked with individuals of all ages in a variety of settings within psychiatry.
(925) 281-4770 View (925) 281-4770
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Zainab Al-Dhaher
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Dr. Zainab Al-Dhaher is a dual board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. Dr. Al-Dhaher empowers the family unit and strengthens school and community support when working with children and teenagers. She believes mindfulness, a healthy lifestyle, and strong social connections are crucial to improving mental health.
Dr. Zainab Al-Dhaher is a dual board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. Dr. Al-Dhaher empowers the family unit and strengthens school and community support when working with children and teenagers. She believes mindfulness, a healthy lifestyle, and strong social connections are crucial to improving mental health.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
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Satoko Miyamoto
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Dr. Satoko Miyamoto is a board-certified psychiatrist. Dr. Miyamoto combines elements of therapy during medication management sessions.
Dr. Satoko Miyamoto is a board-certified psychiatrist. Dr. Miyamoto combines elements of therapy during medication management sessions.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
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Anne Guerinoni
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Anne Guerinoni is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in California who has been practicing since 2018. She has a Bachelors in Science from Dominican University of California, a Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Arizona, where she also earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Anne then furthered her education at the University of Cincinnati where she earned a psychiatric mental health degree and is now dual board certified as an FNP and PMHNP. Anne's treatment approach to managing mental health conditions is a team-based strategy with the patient.
Anne Guerinoni is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in California who has been practicing since 2018. She has a Bachelors in Science from Dominican University of California, a Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Arizona, where she also earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Anne then furthered her education at the University of Cincinnati where she earned a psychiatric mental health degree and is now dual board certified as an FNP and PMHNP. Anne's treatment approach to managing mental health conditions is a team-based strategy with the patient.
(925) 248-4659 View (925) 248-4659
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Michael Joseph Minzenberg
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  (Online Only)
Greetings. I am a psychiatrist with an outpatient clinical practice in Lafayette, California, named the California Neuromodulation Institute (https://www.canmi.org). I am currently available for new referrals for adults with depressive and anxiety disorders. Please visit my website for more details.
Greetings. I am a psychiatrist with an outpatient clinical practice in Lafayette, California, named the California Neuromodulation Institute (https://www.canmi.org). I am currently available for new referrals for adults with depressive and anxiety disorders. Please visit my website for more details.
(925) 302-2859 View (925) 302-2859
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Sir Norman Melancon
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
There may be parts of your life and your identity that have been undernourished or ignored. Something is going on within you and around you that is causing distress and suffering. Perhaps, that experience is more complicated because of your gender, culture, religion, profession, and you are looking for someone with both the medical tools and the life experience to be able to understand you. People who are drawn to work with me are seeking a doctor who they can connect with, not based on the names of their disorders, but rather because they know that they can share the hidden parts of themselves and receive expert medical care.
There may be parts of your life and your identity that have been undernourished or ignored. Something is going on within you and around you that is causing distress and suffering. Perhaps, that experience is more complicated because of your gender, culture, religion, profession, and you are looking for someone with both the medical tools and the life experience to be able to understand you. People who are drawn to work with me are seeking a doctor who they can connect with, not based on the names of their disorders, but rather because they know that they can share the hidden parts of themselves and receive expert medical care.
(415) 965-8504 View (415) 965-8504
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Deborah Raphael
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Dr. Raphael is a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist who has been practicing since 2009. She graduated from UC San Diego with a major in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience and a minor in Sociology. She then continued on at UC San Diego for Medical School. She completed her General Adult Psychiatry Residency, and then also her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, at UC San Francisco.
Dr. Raphael is a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist who has been practicing since 2009. She graduated from UC San Diego with a major in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience and a minor in Sociology. She then continued on at UC San Diego for Medical School. She completed her General Adult Psychiatry Residency, and then also her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, at UC San Francisco.
(925) 854-4809 View (925) 854-4809
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Dr. Anne Phan-Huy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  (Online Only)
Dr. Phan-Huy's philosophy of care is all about you. Your beliefs, your experiences, your goals. By partnering with Dr. Phan-Huy, you will be empowered with the tools necessary to achieve fulfilment. That’s because – with Board certification in psychiatry and specialty training from the University of Michigan – Dr. Phan-Huy is a beacon of clarity in the complex world of mental health.
Dr. Phan-Huy's philosophy of care is all about you. Your beliefs, your experiences, your goals. By partnering with Dr. Phan-Huy, you will be empowered with the tools necessary to achieve fulfilment. That’s because – with Board certification in psychiatry and specialty training from the University of Michigan – Dr. Phan-Huy is a beacon of clarity in the complex world of mental health.
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David Kan
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I am an addiction and general psychiatrist. I practice evidence-based treatment and Medication Assisted Treatment for addictive disorders (Suboxone, Naltrexone). I believe in a patient-centered approach to treatment. I want to meet you where you are to craft a treatment plan that gets you to where you want to be. I can help you achieve control over your addiction (Opioids like Heroin, Oxycontin, Vicodin, alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, and/or tobacco). I am a general psychiatrist as well and you don't need to be addicted in order to seek help.
I am an addiction and general psychiatrist. I practice evidence-based treatment and Medication Assisted Treatment for addictive disorders (Suboxone, Naltrexone). I believe in a patient-centered approach to treatment. I want to meet you where you are to craft a treatment plan that gets you to where you want to be. I can help you achieve control over your addiction (Opioids like Heroin, Oxycontin, Vicodin, alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, and/or tobacco). I am a general psychiatrist as well and you don't need to be addicted in order to seek help.
(925) 361-3399 View (925) 361-3399
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Jason Jemera
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  (Online Only)
Mental health is not one glove fits all. We each have our unique backgrounds, stories, lifestyles, struggles, beliefs, and sources of joy. It is my mission to offer you a safe space where you can genuinely express and be seen as your whole self; and not just as a quick diagnosis and prescription. I help high-functioning individuals better understand their mental health and progress further in their lives. My clients have included doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers, lawyers, teachers, diversity and inclusion program directors, engineers, tech specialists, artists, musicians, CEOs, community leaders, parents and more.
Mental health is not one glove fits all. We each have our unique backgrounds, stories, lifestyles, struggles, beliefs, and sources of joy. It is my mission to offer you a safe space where you can genuinely express and be seen as your whole self; and not just as a quick diagnosis and prescription. I help high-functioning individuals better understand their mental health and progress further in their lives. My clients have included doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers, lawyers, teachers, diversity and inclusion program directors, engineers, tech specialists, artists, musicians, CEOs, community leaders, parents and more.
(916) 827-4852 View (916) 827-4852
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Olukemi Kuku
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I am doctorally prepared, board-certified "across life span" psychiatry mental health nurse practitioner. I provide brief psychotherapy, personalized medication treatment and management. I have an expertise in young adult and adult psychiatry.
I am doctorally prepared, board-certified "across life span" psychiatry mental health nurse practitioner. I provide brief psychotherapy, personalized medication treatment and management. I have an expertise in young adult and adult psychiatry.
(707) 289-3926 View (707) 289-3926
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Dorothy Moore
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I think it is important to tailor treatment plans to fit the individual. There is no one-sized solution in mental health care. Therapy is often a key part of that treatment plan and I encourage patients to seek therapy in addition to medication. I use a holistic approach to care, combined with evidence-based research. I provide medication management for ages 15 and older. I have a strong background in treating addiction, especially opioid use disorder and alcoholism.
I think it is important to tailor treatment plans to fit the individual. There is no one-sized solution in mental health care. Therapy is often a key part of that treatment plan and I encourage patients to seek therapy in addition to medication. I use a holistic approach to care, combined with evidence-based research. I provide medication management for ages 15 and older. I have a strong background in treating addiction, especially opioid use disorder and alcoholism.
(925) 267-6647 View (925) 267-6647
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Gillian Reierson
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
A primary goal of my practice is to aid in the alleviation of suffering. As your psychiatrist, I will meet with you first to perform a thorough evaluation. By listening to your concerns and getting to know you, I will be able to formulate an assessment and develop a treatment plan. We will then collaborate on which treatment options work best for you. My approach usually involves a combination of talk therapy with medications to target symptoms. I believe in prescribing medications conservatively when possible "” using the least number and the lowest effective doses.
A primary goal of my practice is to aid in the alleviation of suffering. As your psychiatrist, I will meet with you first to perform a thorough evaluation. By listening to your concerns and getting to know you, I will be able to formulate an assessment and develop a treatment plan. We will then collaborate on which treatment options work best for you. My approach usually involves a combination of talk therapy with medications to target symptoms. I believe in prescribing medications conservatively when possible "” using the least number and the lowest effective doses.
(925) 966-4018 View (925) 966-4018
Photo of Dan Barrett, Psychiatrist in Pleasant Hill, CA
Dan Barrett
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Not accepting new clients
My goal when I meet a new patient is to understand what they are going through and what has affected their life. If I work with you or your family member I will try and understand your situation and history and will get a sense of how to shape modalities of therapy to help you and/or your family member to overcome the problems. I see a range of ages from children and adolescents to adults. Although every individual problem is unique, I have expertise in Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) in children and adults, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
My goal when I meet a new patient is to understand what they are going through and what has affected their life. If I work with you or your family member I will try and understand your situation and history and will get a sense of how to shape modalities of therapy to help you and/or your family member to overcome the problems. I see a range of ages from children and adolescents to adults. Although every individual problem is unique, I have expertise in Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) in children and adults, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
(510) 858-0960 View (510) 858-0960

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Number of Psychiatrists in Pleasant Hill, CA

< 10

Psychiatrists in Pleasant Hill, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Sleep or Insomnia
100% Medication Management
100% Veterans
100% Racial Identity

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Oxford

How Psychiatrists in Pleasant Hill, CA see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Pleasant Hill?

The Psychology Today Directory enables you to search specifically for psychiatrists, using the drop down provider menu in the navigation bar, by city or zip code, or by the name of the psychiatrist. Search results provide detailed profiles of professionals, including their treatment approach and areas of expertise. In addition, listings provide important information about each psychiatrist’s credentials, fees, payment options, and insurance affiliations. Directory users can select psychiatrists who meet an array of personally-desired criteria, such as familiarity with a specific community or condition.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

Psychiatrists are medical specialists who focus on understanding, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the brain and disorders of the mind and behavior. As physicians, psychiatrists are trained to recognize the often-subtle biological causes of mental disorders and to monitor the effects of mental disturbances on physical conditions, such as heart disease. Psychologists are especially attuned to the influence of early experience on development and behavior, emotional and cognitive processes, the nature of personality, and social functioning. They are also trained to deploy an array of psychological tests—IQ tests, personality tests, behavioral assessments—to gauge a person’s functioning.

What is a psychiatric nurse practitioner?

A psychiatric nurse practitioner, also known as a mental health nurse practitioner, is a registered nurse who completes advanced training in psychiatric care, earning either a master’s or doctoral degree in psychiatric nursing, and in the U.S., passes a national certification exam. Like psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions. In some locales, psychiatric nurse practitioners can offer the full range of psychiatric care, including prescribing and managing medication. In other places, they must work in collaboration with a physician.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed psychiatrist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors. All psychiatrists listed in the directory have a valid license issued by the state(s) in which they practice and are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some individuals or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

Can a psychiatrist prescribe medication?

Psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors who are trained to recognize the many ways body processes affect the functioning of the brain and mind. As physicians, they can prescribe medication. Patients who are prescribed medications will typically need to continue to see a psychiatrist so that the effects of the medication can be monitored. For many psychiatric conditions, including common disorders such as anxiety and depression, the preferred treatment is combination therapy—medication accompanied by psychotherapy.

Do psychiatrists offer therapy?

Psychiatrists are generally trained in a number of treatment modalities, including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and, increasingly, somatic therapies. Typically, psychiatrists make a diagnosis and determine a course of treatment based on chemical or biological factors, using lab tests, brain scans and physical and psychological evaluations. While psychotherapy may be used in the first session to aid in diagnosis, it is not typically utilized in subsequent visits. In fact, after the introductory session, most sessions with a psychiatrist may only be 15-20 minutes in length and are largely focused on medication management. Many psychiatrists who do not offer psychotherapy work collaboratively with psychologists and other mental health clinicians and can refer clients seeking talk therapy to those providers.

How do I know if I need a psychiatrist or a therapist?

It is not always easy to know which type of mental health practitioner to choose. Many people are unaware of the root of their mental or behavioral problem. One way many people learn which type of care is best for them is by seeing their primary care provider first. Depending on the nature and severity of the symptoms, the physician may review their medical history or perform medical tests to determine whether biological factors are involved before making a referral. It is not necessary for a person to know precisely what type of care they need in order to seek help. Many psychiatrists and psychologists refer clients to each other depending on client needs.

Do I need a referral to see a psychiatrist?

A referral to a psychiatrist is often not required. However, seeing your primary care physician first can be helpful and actually prove to be a shortcut to getting what you need. Your PCP may have a clear idea whether psychiatric help is needed and/or which kind of mental health care would be most beneficial and refer you to the right type of practitioner. For that reason alone, some psychiatrists require a referral. Further, many insurance plans require a referral from a PCP if they cover all of part of the cost of seeing a specialist; if, however, you are paying out of pocket, you may not need a referral. In any case, a referral may speed the process of securing an appointment with a psychiatrist, especially in areas where there is a shortage of mental health specialists and new patients face long waits for appointments.