Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I'm a psychiatrist who provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults as well as medication for older adolescents and adults when indicated. My areas of focus are relationship issues, life transitions, mood and anxiety issues, trauma, parent-child struggles and developmental issues. I work with you to bring forth your lesser known and understood thoughts, feelings and motivations that trip you up in life. The goal is to diminish their intensity and meaningfully change your most troublesome life patterns so that you can live, love, work and play more fully and freely.
(415) 862-7799
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San Francisco, CA 94115
I'm a psychiatrist who provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults as well as medication for older adolescents and adults when indicated. My areas of focus are relationship issues, life transitions, mood and anxiety issues, trauma, parent-child struggles and developmental issues. I work with you to bring forth your lesser known and understood thoughts, feelings and motivations that trip you up in life. The goal is to diminish their intensity and meaningfully change your most troublesome life patterns so that you can live, love, work and play more fully and freely.
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Psychiatrist Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Dr. Weisz is an experienced, Board Certified Psychiatrist who is distinguished by his gentle and caring manner. Dr. Weisz specializes in treating Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, and Bipolar Disorder.
(628) 244-8941
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Dr. Weisz is an experienced, Board Certified Psychiatrist who is distinguished by his gentle and caring manner. Dr. Weisz specializes in treating Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, and Bipolar Disorder.
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Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Finding a Board Certified Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, one who approaches treatment from an evidence based clinical, holistic, developmental and systems based (family, school, etc) perspective is challenging. I am committed to improving lives of children, adolescents and their families. I specialize in Autism, Anxiety and OCD disorders. I treat these through Cognitive Behavioral, Exposure Response Prevention, Family or Parent Behavioral Management therapies with or without psychotropic medications. I incorporate mindfulness, psychoeducation, sensory and complimentary interventions as appropriate.
(415) 599-4349
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Finding a Board Certified Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, one who approaches treatment from an evidence based clinical, holistic, developmental and systems based (family, school, etc) perspective is challenging. I am committed to improving lives of children, adolescents and their families. I specialize in Autism, Anxiety and OCD disorders. I treat these through Cognitive Behavioral, Exposure Response Prevention, Family or Parent Behavioral Management therapies with or without psychotropic medications. I incorporate mindfulness, psychoeducation, sensory and complimentary interventions as appropriate.
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Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Dr. Thomas G Letourneau, MD, brings kindness and clinical expertise to the treatment of a wide variety of conditions, including depression, anxiety, panic, bipolar disorders, relationship problems, and life transitions. He believes truly caring about his patients and showing them kindness and compassion is the first step in healing. He is an experienced psychopharmacologist who specializes in medication management. He stays on the cutting edge of the most current research and treatment methodologies in order to manage various psychiatric conditions in the most effective way possible.
(628) 212-6840
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Dr. Thomas G Letourneau, MD, brings kindness and clinical expertise to the treatment of a wide variety of conditions, including depression, anxiety, panic, bipolar disorders, relationship problems, and life transitions. He believes truly caring about his patients and showing them kindness and compassion is the first step in healing. He is an experienced psychopharmacologist who specializes in medication management. He stays on the cutting edge of the most current research and treatment methodologies in order to manage various psychiatric conditions in the most effective way possible.
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Psychiatrist, MD, MHS Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94108
I am a Yale and UCSF-trained psychiatrist with expertise in caring for a variety of mental health concerns using psychotherapy and medication. My approach to treatment is personalized to each individual's unique history, difficulties, strengths, and aspirations. I have advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and my practice focuses on producing long-lasting improvements in mental health through psychotherapy with medication when needed. I welcome patients of all backgrounds and identities and earned an Area of Distinction in LGBT mental health from UCSF. I remain involved in academia as a volunteer faculty member at UCSF.
(415) 767-1598
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94108
I am a Yale and UCSF-trained psychiatrist with expertise in caring for a variety of mental health concerns using psychotherapy and medication. My approach to treatment is personalized to each individual's unique history, difficulties, strengths, and aspirations. I have advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and my practice focuses on producing long-lasting improvements in mental health through psychotherapy with medication when needed. I welcome patients of all backgrounds and identities and earned an Area of Distinction in LGBT mental health from UCSF. I remain involved in academia as a volunteer faculty member at UCSF.
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
Dr. Lerner specializes in women's mental health. She has expertise in the management of psychiatric and emotional challenges during pregnancy and when breastfeeding. Dr. Lerner focuses on the evaluation and management of the unique ways depression, anxiety, and ADHD manifest in women. Dr. Lerner utilizes an active and engaging psychotherapy approach in addition to treatment with medications.
(415) 969-2407
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Dr. Lerner specializes in women's mental health. She has expertise in the management of psychiatric and emotional challenges during pregnancy and when breastfeeding. Dr. Lerner focuses on the evaluation and management of the unique ways depression, anxiety, and ADHD manifest in women. Dr. Lerner utilizes an active and engaging psychotherapy approach in addition to treatment with medications.
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Psychiatrist, MD, MPH Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I am a Harvard (MGH) trained psychiatrist, an engineer and a serial entrepreneur. As an integrative physician, I am ambidextrous in performing as a psychopharmacologist, an Ayurvedic healer, a therapist, and a mindful life coach. Together we collaborate closely to identify and remove obstacles to wellness, to reduce suffering, and to gain a personal understanding of the complex relationship between mental and physical health. Your personal preferences and strengths guide our approach. Quite simply, I approach problem solving and treatment planning differently.
(415) 360-0856
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San Francisco, CA 94102
I am a Harvard (MGH) trained psychiatrist, an engineer and a serial entrepreneur. As an integrative physician, I am ambidextrous in performing as a psychopharmacologist, an Ayurvedic healer, a therapist, and a mindful life coach. Together we collaborate closely to identify and remove obstacles to wellness, to reduce suffering, and to gain a personal understanding of the complex relationship between mental and physical health. Your personal preferences and strengths guide our approach. Quite simply, I approach problem solving and treatment planning differently.
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Psychiatrist, PhD, MD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Stanley Terman's career focuses on empowering people to make informed decisions so they can successfully meet challenges in their lives with more pleasure, less suffering, and improved relationships. He helps couples and families in several ways. These include reducing the suffering of terminally ill patients and their loved ones, especially if they face huge challenges of Advanced Dementia and desire an "Ironclad Strategy" to compel others to honor their end-of-life wishes. In collaboration with clinicians, bioethicists, chaplains, and attorneys, he founded a non-profit organization, wrote three books, and created the patient decision aid, "My Way Cards."
(415) 941-3483
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Stanley Terman's career focuses on empowering people to make informed decisions so they can successfully meet challenges in their lives with more pleasure, less suffering, and improved relationships. He helps couples and families in several ways. These include reducing the suffering of terminally ill patients and their loved ones, especially if they face huge challenges of Advanced Dementia and desire an "Ironclad Strategy" to compel others to honor their end-of-life wishes. In collaboration with clinicians, bioethicists, chaplains, and attorneys, he founded a non-profit organization, wrote three books, and created the patient decision aid, "My Way Cards."
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Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
You may be feeling low or anxious or struggling with relationship difficulties. There may be a sense of isolation, or of uneasiness with those you once held close. You may need support through a life transition, or help understanding if you have a condition such as an anxiety, mood or substance use disorder.
(628) 600-3285
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94115
You may be feeling low or anxious or struggling with relationship difficulties. There may be a sense of isolation, or of uneasiness with those you once held close. You may need support through a life transition, or help understanding if you have a condition such as an anxiety, mood or substance use disorder.
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Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
**COVID-19 Update** Life in the Bay Area was already complex and stress-inducing, and now we contend with a major public health crisis. Many of my current clients want help coping with difficult current events and life changes from the pandemic. Generally I see clients experiencing a range of mood and anxiety challenges. Many of my clients are high performers who excel at school or work, yet want to accelerate their personal growth and improve relationships with those around them.
(415) 909-5422
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94118
**COVID-19 Update** Life in the Bay Area was already complex and stress-inducing, and now we contend with a major public health crisis. Many of my current clients want help coping with difficult current events and life changes from the pandemic. Generally I see clients experiencing a range of mood and anxiety challenges. Many of my clients are high performers who excel at school or work, yet want to accelerate their personal growth and improve relationships with those around them.
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Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117
[ This page is for my private practice office. ] I am a UCSF-trained psychiatrist, researcher, and educator based in San Francisco, California.  My practice and research focus is on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies and I have worked on multiple clinical trials investigating psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy – including both MDMA and psilocybin. In addition to my private practice, I am an attending at UCSF and ZSFGH in Psychiatric Emergency Services. Please see my website for more information regarding my private practice services.
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San Francisco, CA 94117
[ This page is for my private practice office. ] I am a UCSF-trained psychiatrist, researcher, and educator based in San Francisco, California.  My practice and research focus is on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies and I have worked on multiple clinical trials investigating psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy – including both MDMA and psilocybin. In addition to my private practice, I am an attending at UCSF and ZSFGH in Psychiatric Emergency Services. Please see my website for more information regarding my private practice services.
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Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
I am a Yale, UCLA and UCSF-trained addiction psychiatrist. I provide confidential, evidence-based treatment for mental health issues and addictions, including opioids, alcohol, cocaine, amphetamines, tobacco, cannabis, and behavioral addictions like internet, gaming, and gambling. These are NOT moral or character failings, but rather medical conditions that can affect anyone at any time, from any walk of life, with oftentimes serious personal, relational, and professional consequences. Though validated treatments exist, these are often underutilized due to medical providers’ discomfort, lack of education, and/or stigma.
(628) 300-3719
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San Francisco, CA 94118
I am a Yale, UCLA and UCSF-trained addiction psychiatrist. I provide confidential, evidence-based treatment for mental health issues and addictions, including opioids, alcohol, cocaine, amphetamines, tobacco, cannabis, and behavioral addictions like internet, gaming, and gambling. These are NOT moral or character failings, but rather medical conditions that can affect anyone at any time, from any walk of life, with oftentimes serious personal, relational, and professional consequences. Though validated treatments exist, these are often underutilized due to medical providers’ discomfort, lack of education, and/or stigma.
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94108
My area of focus includes Depression and Mood Disorders. I was first exposed to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in residency and see it as a powerful treatment that has few adverse effects and offers the possibility for recovery to individuals for whom medications have not been as helpful as hoped.
(916) 794-9979
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San Francisco, CA 94108
My area of focus includes Depression and Mood Disorders. I was first exposed to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in residency and see it as a powerful treatment that has few adverse effects and offers the possibility for recovery to individuals for whom medications have not been as helpful as hoped.
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Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
I am a board-certified psychiatrist with a private practice in San Francisco. I completed medical training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill followed by psychiatry residency at UCSF. I have also received advanced psychotherapy training through the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. I integrate a wide range of perspectives to provide individualized treatment to each patient.
(415) 610-5420
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San Francisco, CA 94118
I am a board-certified psychiatrist with a private practice in San Francisco. I completed medical training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill followed by psychiatry residency at UCSF. I have also received advanced psychotherapy training through the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. I integrate a wide range of perspectives to provide individualized treatment to each patient.
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Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
I am a double board-certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry, and provide psychotherapy and personalized medication treatment. I have an expertise in infant-parent attachment and relationships.
(415) 562-0743
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94131
I am a double board-certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry, and provide psychotherapy and personalized medication treatment. I have an expertise in infant-parent attachment and relationships.
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Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
The process of healing is a collaborative effort. Your role is to share with me your concerns and what issues interfere with your or your child's daily life. Whether it be depression, anxiety or another mental heath topic, accurate identification and intervention is our goal. I offer you my expert training and experience to thoroughly assess and recommend the best course of treatment to consider. Working together we will navigate through the healing process for you to find a happy and satisfying quality of life.
(415) 689-5616
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94115
The process of healing is a collaborative effort. Your role is to share with me your concerns and what issues interfere with your or your child's daily life. Whether it be depression, anxiety or another mental heath topic, accurate identification and intervention is our goal. I offer you my expert training and experience to thoroughly assess and recommend the best course of treatment to consider. Working together we will navigate through the healing process for you to find a happy and satisfying quality of life.
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Psychiatrist, MD, MBA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
I am a Yale and UCSF-trained psychiatrist with board certifications in Adult, Adolescent and Child Psychiatry.
(415) 969-5356
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94118
I am a Yale and UCSF-trained psychiatrist with board certifications in Adult, Adolescent and Child Psychiatry.
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Psychiatrist, DO Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I am a board certified psychiatrist practicing as part of UCSF's faculty practice. My office is located in San Francisco and I can see patients who reside in California via telepsychiatry. I treat a broad range of mental health conditions, substance/behavioral addictions as well as more general issues related to identity, relationships and life transitions. Treatment can include both psychotherapy and medications.
(347) 334-5417
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
I am a board certified psychiatrist practicing as part of UCSF's faculty practice. My office is located in San Francisco and I can see patients who reside in California via telepsychiatry. I treat a broad range of mental health conditions, substance/behavioral addictions as well as more general issues related to identity, relationships and life transitions. Treatment can include both psychotherapy and medications.
Psychiatrist, MD, MSc Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94108
I specialize in treating patients with anxiety or Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). I believe mental health is a vital aspect of any individual's well-being, and I work to have every patient with depression be as symptom-free as possible and enjoy life to the fullest. I find Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to be an essential treatment modality as it allows me to work with my patients and tailor individual treatment modalities specific to their symptoms, and relieve their suffering from depression or another psychological disorder. I believe that TMS can be an instrument as an alternative or additive to medications.
(415) 908-1726
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94108
I specialize in treating patients with anxiety or Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). I believe mental health is a vital aspect of any individual's well-being, and I work to have every patient with depression be as symptom-free as possible and enjoy life to the fullest. I find Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to be an essential treatment modality as it allows me to work with my patients and tailor individual treatment modalities specific to their symptoms, and relieve their suffering from depression or another psychological disorder. I believe that TMS can be an instrument as an alternative or additive to medications.
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Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
My practice utilizes a personalized approach to the psychiatric treatment of adolescents and adults. I focus on comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and individualized treatment of a variety of psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention deficit disorder and post traumatic stress related conditions as well as work related interpersonal challenges and coaching. I work with adolescents and adults to ensure your best care through behavioral interventions, psychotherapy, nutritional analysis, and medication management. Genetic testing and functional medicine are an integral part of my practice and patient care.
(415) 408-7009
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94104
My practice utilizes a personalized approach to the psychiatric treatment of adolescents and adults. I focus on comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and individualized treatment of a variety of psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention deficit disorder and post traumatic stress related conditions as well as work related interpersonal challenges and coaching. I work with adolescents and adults to ensure your best care through behavioral interventions, psychotherapy, nutritional analysis, and medication management. Genetic testing and functional medicine are an integral part of my practice and patient care.

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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in San Francisco is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

San Francisco 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 San Francisco has many sub specialties including pediatric psychiatry (so check for San Francisco child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in San Francisco). 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 (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in San Francisco, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have a MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. San Francisco Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.
How to find the right Psychiatrist?

If you're finding it difficult to the find the right psychiatrist in San Francisco, don't worry--you're not alone. Psychiatrists are highly specialized professionals. They tend to be busy--appointments can be short (e.g. 15 mins.)--and so as a potential client you can sometimes feel lost or confused. Don't let this deter you.

Begin first by checking the psychiatrists listed here nearest to you. If they are limited in number, expand out your search geographically (Broaden your Search) and see who's available further afield. Use the links in the left nav bar to find the relevant insurance, if you intend to use your health insurance to pay for the provider.

If you're still finding it difficult to find a psychiatrist in San Francisco, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in San Francisco as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( San Francisco). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.

If you're looking for a specialist Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse in San Francisco, such as a child psychiatrist or adolescent psychiatrist, expand your search to generate a large pool of professionals and then select a specialty from the left nav bar.