Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94108
"I am focused on treating patients with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric disorders. I am particularly interested in using interventional psychiatric approaches including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for treatment-resistant depression."
(415) 338-9307
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San Francisco, California 94108
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"I am focused on treating patients with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric disorders. I am particularly interested in using interventional psychiatric approaches including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for treatment-resistant depression."
Michael B Murphy, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
"I take a collaborative approach toward helping patients achieve their goals, which begins with a full evaluation process that can last from one to a few sessions, until we have reached an understanding of what the difficulties are and we can discuss treatment recommendations. I believe strongly in both understanding and treating symptoms and difficulties in living in the context of a whole person. I have had training in multiple approaches to psychotherapy and work with patients to broaden their emotional and cognitive experience, gain insight into their psychological functioning, and make improvements in their qualities of life."
(415) 630-5144
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San Francisco, California 94114
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"I take a collaborative approach toward helping patients achieve their goals, which begins with a full evaluation process that can last from one to a few sessions, until we have reached an understanding of what the difficulties are and we can discuss treatment recommendations. I believe strongly in both understanding and treating symptoms and difficulties in living in the context of a whole person. I have had training in multiple approaches to psychotherapy and work with patients to broaden their emotional and cognitive experience, gain insight into their psychological functioning, and make improvements in their qualities of life."
Dr. Erin Griffiths, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, DO, MA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94132
"You are tired. Tired of feeling stuck, tired of knowing that you need help and tired of trying to white-knuckle the day to day. You know you need and deserve support and you may have even considered going to a psychiatrist in the past but you are so scared they are going to automatically prescribe you meds without really getting to know you and your needs. You also may be thinking of the added stress of trying to fight traffic and pay for parking and childcare to get to your appointments with a therapist. At Beyond Psychiatry, you will get the support and care that you need in a collaborative and convenient way that works for YOU. "
(628) 212-6787
Verified
San Francisco, California 94132
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"You are tired. Tired of feeling stuck, tired of knowing that you need help and tired of trying to white-knuckle the day to day. You know you need and deserve support and you may have even considered going to a psychiatrist in the past but you are so scared they are going to automatically prescribe you meds without really getting to know you and your needs. You also may be thinking of the added stress of trying to fight traffic and pay for parking and childcare to get to your appointments with a therapist. At Beyond Psychiatry, you will get the support and care that you need in a collaborative and convenient way that works for YOU. "
Steven Reidbord, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, M.D.
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
"Please contact me for: (1) a psychiatric evaluation without jumping to conclusions, explained in plain English; (2) traditional dynamic psychotherapy — only flexible, non-stuffy, and straightforward; (3) recognition of mind-body medicine, i.e., how the body affects the mind, and vice versa; (4) prescription writing when needed, with a light touch and full attention to pros and cons. The ideal patient appears successful on the outside, but suffers longstanding dissatisfaction or self-defeating behavior. Examples include prolonged reactions to trauma or grief, undue guilt or self-blame, or a pattern of interpersonal conflicts."
(415) 474-7600
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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"Please contact me for: (1) a psychiatric evaluation without jumping to conclusions, explained in plain English; (2) traditional dynamic psychotherapy — only flexible, non-stuffy, and straightforward; (3) recognition of mind-body medicine, i.e., how the body affects the mind, and vice versa; (4) prescription writing when needed, with a light touch and full attention to pros and cons. The ideal patient appears successful on the outside, but suffers longstanding dissatisfaction or self-defeating behavior. Examples include prolonged reactions to trauma or grief, undue guilt or self-blame, or a pattern of interpersonal conflicts."
Paul Abramson, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94108
"Paul Abramson MD is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine and specializes in the treatment of chemical dependency. A graduate of Stanford and UCSF, He utilizes the most advanced available techniques and medication strategies in the treatment of people addicted to opioids, alcohol, benzodiazepines and other substances. He has special expertise in the use of buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex), baclofen and benzodiazepine tapers. He founded My Doctor Medical Group in San Francisco, which offers an integrated treatment program including psychotherapy, group therapy, nutrition, acupuncture and comprehensive medical care."
(415) 483-1528
Verified
San Francisco, California 94108
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"Paul Abramson MD is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine and specializes in the treatment of chemical dependency. A graduate of Stanford and UCSF, He utilizes the most advanced available techniques and medication strategies in the treatment of people addicted to opioids, alcohol, benzodiazepines and other substances. He has special expertise in the use of buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex), baclofen and benzodiazepine tapers. He founded My Doctor Medical Group in San Francisco, which offers an integrated treatment program including psychotherapy, group therapy, nutrition, acupuncture and comprehensive medical care."
Mirene Winsberg, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
"I am a Stanford trained psychiatrist with over 20 years of clinical experience. I tailor my therapeutic approach to the individual's particular needs and goals. Psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness based approaches are all used, along with medication. I treat mood disorders, anxiety, relationship problems, women's issues, disordered eating, sport performance, as well as adjustments such as divorce, loss, medical problems, career changes. Medication is best managed in the context of a psychotherapeutic relationship. I believe in the role lifestyle and physical health can play on emotional health, and I incorporate these principles into my therapy practice."
(628) 888-1161
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San Francisco, California 94104
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"I am a Stanford trained psychiatrist with over 20 years of clinical experience. I tailor my therapeutic approach to the individual's particular needs and goals. Psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness based approaches are all used, along with medication. I treat mood disorders, anxiety, relationship problems, women's issues, disordered eating, sport performance, as well as adjustments such as divorce, loss, medical problems, career changes. Medication is best managed in the context of a psychotherapeutic relationship. I believe in the role lifestyle and physical health can play on emotional health, and I incorporate these principles into my therapy practice."
Takeo Toyoshima, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 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
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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"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. "
TMS Health Solutions - Jesse Bastiaens, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94117
"I specialize in treating people suffering from depression and anxiety spectrum disorders (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, Panic), among other disorders. I am a strong proponent of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a newer advancement in psychiatry that can often help people when medications and therapy are not enough."
(415) 666-2989
Verified
San Francisco, California 94117
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"I specialize in treating people suffering from depression and anxiety spectrum disorders (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, Panic), among other disorders. I am a strong proponent of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a newer advancement in psychiatry that can often help people when medications and therapy are not enough."
Rihan Javid, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
"Dr. Rihan Javid is a licensed physician, specializing in medication management for optimizing mental health. He treats both adults and adolescents with a wide range of concerns including, depression, anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, substance use and other common and complex mental health conditions. He has enjoyed working in community mental health as well as inpatient and outpatient settings."
(628) 300-0454
Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
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"Dr. Rihan Javid is a licensed physician, specializing in medication management for optimizing mental health. He treats both adults and adolescents with a wide range of concerns including, depression, anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, substance use and other common and complex mental health conditions. He has enjoyed working in community mental health as well as inpatient and outpatient settings."
Madison Johnson, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 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, California 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. "
Karin Hastik, M.D., Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 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, California 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."
TMS Health Solutions - Ferhad Ahmad, MD, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 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 important 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 alternative or additive to medications."
(844) 557-0695
Verified
San Francisco, California 94108
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"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 important 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 alternative or additive to medications."
Scott Smolar, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, D.O., DFASAM, PC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94111
"Dr. Smolar's extensive experience treating a full range of ages, backgrounds, mental health and addiction issues makes him well suited to help individuals struggling with a multitude of psychiatric conditions."
(415) 212-6295
Verified
San Francisco, California 94111
"Dr. Smolar's extensive experience treating a full range of ages, backgrounds, mental health and addiction issues makes him well suited to help individuals struggling with a multitude of psychiatric conditions."
TMS Health Solutions - Nikhil Majumdar, MD, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94108
"I work with patients who may be experiencing clinical depression or other psychiatric disorders. I consider Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to be at the forefront of neurological and psychiatric treatment. I can use this treatment to stimulate the brain in a specific area to improve symptoms from depression."
(415) 908-1928
Verified
San Francisco, California 94108
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"I work with patients who may be experiencing clinical depression or other psychiatric disorders. I consider Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to be at the forefront of neurological and psychiatric treatment. I can use this treatment to stimulate the brain in a specific area to improve symptoms from depression."
Samantha Scherzinger, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
"Samantha Scherzinger is a board-certified family psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. Samantha has a broad range of experience working with patients from diverse backgrounds across the lifespan. She has worked in community mental health settings as well as John Hopkins Medical Center. Samantha focuses on empowering her patients to achieve their optimal level of health and quality of life."
(628) 444-4882
Verified
San Francisco, California 94109
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"Samantha Scherzinger is a board-certified family psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. Samantha has a broad range of experience working with patients from diverse backgrounds across the lifespan. She has worked in community mental health settings as well as John Hopkins Medical Center. Samantha focuses on empowering her patients to achieve their optimal level of health and quality of life."
Ariel Schonfeld, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"I provide compassionate, evidence-based and practical care through psychotherapy and medication management. I begin with a comprehensive evaluation to understand the needs and strengths of each person. We would work in a collaborative way so that my services are personalized and effective. I will often involve psychotherapy; I only recommend medications if medically indicated and attempt to keep them as simple as possible."
(628) 214-4475
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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"I provide compassionate, evidence-based and practical care through psychotherapy and medication management. I begin with a comprehensive evaluation to understand the needs and strengths of each person. We would work in a collaborative way so that my services are personalized and effective. I will often involve psychotherapy; I only recommend medications if medically indicated and attempt to keep them as simple as possible."
Israel Katz, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"Working with a skilled professional can provide you with compassionate support and solutions for overcoming what may be troubling you and the core issues of your challenges. There is something uniquely powerful about speaking your mind in a place of acceptance, careful listening, and understanding. We work together in looking at parts of yourself you may not yet know and that may be causing you ongoing difficulties, examining how the past may be repeating itself in the present, and having a space where what has yet to be talked about and felt can be developed, allowing the possibility for greater peace of mind. "
(415) 549-0020
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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"Working with a skilled professional can provide you with compassionate support and solutions for overcoming what may be troubling you and the core issues of your challenges. There is something uniquely powerful about speaking your mind in a place of acceptance, careful listening, and understanding. We work together in looking at parts of yourself you may not yet know and that may be causing you ongoing difficulties, examining how the past may be repeating itself in the present, and having a space where what has yet to be talked about and felt can be developed, allowing the possibility for greater peace of mind. "
Liz Moore, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"To see me, book your appointment in less than 10 minutes at www.helloahead.com/get-treatment."
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San Francisco, California 94102
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"To see me, book your appointment in less than 10 minutes at www.helloahead.com/get-treatment."
Ravi Chandra, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, DFAPA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"Experience, insight, integrity, depth, support. I specialize in understanding you and what's happening: your culture, current dilemmas, patterns, strengths, interests, relationships, life history, and visions of yourself and the world. Our work will be tailored to fit your individual needs, through therapy, medications, or both. I have advanced training and interest in depth work, including psychodynamic and mindfulness approaches. The goal is to help you cope with life, grow, enjoy fulfilling relationships, achieve your potential and develop resilience. Board Certified Distinguished Fellow of the APA, active writer, and member of Asian American committee of the Northern California Psychiatric Society."
(415) 763-5921
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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"Experience, insight, integrity, depth, support. I specialize in understanding you and what's happening: your culture, current dilemmas, patterns, strengths, interests, relationships, life history, and visions of yourself and the world. Our work will be tailored to fit your individual needs, through therapy, medications, or both. I have advanced training and interest in depth work, including psychodynamic and mindfulness approaches. The goal is to help you cope with life, grow, enjoy fulfilling relationships, achieve your potential and develop resilience. Board Certified Distinguished Fellow of the APA, active writer, and member of Asian American committee of the Northern California Psychiatric Society."
James R. Henry, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"I am a board-certified psychiatrist practicing in downtown San Francisco. I offer psychotherapy, medication consultation, at-home mental health evaluation, and guided meditation sessions. After training in psychology at Harvard University, I received my medical training at the University of California, San Diego. I completed my internship and psychiatry residency at the University of California, San Francisco, where I pursued research in mindfulness and technology."
(747) 999-6322
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San Francisco, California 94102
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"I am a board-certified psychiatrist practicing in downtown San Francisco. I offer psychotherapy, medication consultation, at-home mental health evaluation, and guided meditation sessions. After training in psychology at Harvard University, I received my medical training at the University of California, San Diego. I completed my internship and psychiatry residency at the University of California, San Francisco, where I pursued research in mindfulness and technology."

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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 few years training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose some mental health conditions and prescribe medication. San Francisco Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have some basic 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.