Psychiatrists in San Francisco County, CA

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John Whittier
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111  (Online Only)
Dr. John Whittier is a board certified psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of anxiety, PTSD, and mood disorders. Dr. Whittier is primarily focused on medication management of general psychiatric conditions. He approaches each client as an individual, using the one-hour initial intake to get a comprehensive look at each client’s unique needs. From there he works with his clients to provide options and flexibility in the treatment plan utilizing a combination of psychotherapy, medications, and evidence-based alternative therapies.
Dr. John Whittier is a board certified psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of anxiety, PTSD, and mood disorders. Dr. Whittier is primarily focused on medication management of general psychiatric conditions. He approaches each client as an individual, using the one-hour initial intake to get a comprehensive look at each client’s unique needs. From there he works with his clients to provide options and flexibility in the treatment plan utilizing a combination of psychotherapy, medications, and evidence-based alternative therapies.
(415) 855-7538 View (415) 855-7538
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Reri Uku
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94116
I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC).
I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC).
(415) 862-3150 View (415) 862-3150
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Mindful Health Solutions - Arjun Gokhale
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94108  (Online Only)
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is experienced in treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other psychiatric disorders. Along with psychopharmacology and psychotherapy, I am interested in evidence-based interventions such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is experienced in treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other psychiatric disorders. Along with psychopharmacology and psychotherapy, I am interested in evidence-based interventions such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).
(628) 200-3823 View (628) 200-3823
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Israel Katz
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
4 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
You may be struggling with anxiety and depression. Or you may have the nagging sense of not living up to your potential or feeling lost, overwhelmed, and confused. I have the experience to help you deal with life challenges and help you come into your own with greater freedom. Something powerful in talking, listening, and being listened to in a welcoming and supportive space, can help you become more of yourself and know more about what may be holding you back. This unique experience can support dealing with the current struggles while looking at the bigger picture of your life and your wishes, hopes, and dreams.
You may be struggling with anxiety and depression. Or you may have the nagging sense of not living up to your potential or feeling lost, overwhelmed, and confused. I have the experience to help you deal with life challenges and help you come into your own with greater freedom. Something powerful in talking, listening, and being listened to in a welcoming and supportive space, can help you become more of yourself and know more about what may be holding you back. This unique experience can support dealing with the current struggles while looking at the bigger picture of your life and your wishes, hopes, and dreams.
(415) 549-0020 View (415) 549-0020
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Jacob Moulds
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104  (Online Only)
Dr. Jacob Moulds learned to expand his focus beyond the pathology and take account of the entire experience of the patient in his treatment, including family, environment, and life experiences.
Dr. Jacob Moulds learned to expand his focus beyond the pathology and take account of the entire experience of the patient in his treatment, including family, environment, and life experiences.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
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Dorrie Swanson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over a decade of experience and specialize in working with adults with ADHD. I am passionate about aligning care to individual lifestyles. I strive to empower my patients by creating spaces for them to be heard.
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over a decade of experience and specialize in working with adults with ADHD. I am passionate about aligning care to individual lifestyles. I strive to empower my patients by creating spaces for them to be heard.
(415) 842-4036 View (415) 842-4036
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Hilda Nguthu-Bell
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
Hilda Nguthu-Bell is a skilled and professional Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse with over several years of experience, primarily in clinical Healthcare in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Specialized in Mental Health and Case Management she has proven her ability to lead and motivate others.
Hilda Nguthu-Bell is a skilled and professional Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse with over several years of experience, primarily in clinical Healthcare in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Specialized in Mental Health and Case Management she has proven her ability to lead and motivate others.
(415) 650-4168 View (415) 650-4168
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Michael Hipolito, MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist who offers both psychotherapy and medication management services. I completed my undergraduate studies at Stanford University with a B.A. in Psychology with Honors and B.S. in Biological Sciences. I earned my medical degree from New York Medical College, where I was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society. Afterwards, I pursued my residency training at the University of California, San Francisco, where I had the privilege of working with a variety of populations at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, SF VA Medical Center, and SF General Hospital.
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist who offers both psychotherapy and medication management services. I completed my undergraduate studies at Stanford University with a B.A. in Psychology with Honors and B.S. in Biological Sciences. I earned my medical degree from New York Medical College, where I was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society. Afterwards, I pursued my residency training at the University of California, San Francisco, where I had the privilege of working with a variety of populations at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, SF VA Medical Center, and SF General Hospital.
(415) 942-8317 View (415) 942-8317
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Jessica Crawford
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
**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.
**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 View (415) 909-5422
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Steven Reidbord
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
4 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94118
I'm happy to meet you for: (1) traditional dynamic psychotherapy — only flexible, non-stuffy, and straightforward; (2) recognition of mind-body medicine, i.e., how the body affects the mind, and vice versa; (3) prescription writing when needed in addition to psychotherapy, 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.
I'm happy to meet you for: (1) traditional dynamic psychotherapy — only flexible, non-stuffy, and straightforward; (2) recognition of mind-body medicine, i.e., how the body affects the mind, and vice versa; (3) prescription writing when needed in addition to psychotherapy, 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 View (415) 474-7600
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Porsha Peterson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94132  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm a Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 17 years of nursing experience, primarily in critical care. I earned my Master's Degree from Charles Drew University with a 4.0 GPA. Hailing from Los Angeles with a Caribbean background, my holistic approach to mental health is fueled by a passion for reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness. Beyond my professional dedication, you'll find me enjoying hobbies like exercising, reading, and exploring new places.
Hello, I'm a Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 17 years of nursing experience, primarily in critical care. I earned my Master's Degree from Charles Drew University with a 4.0 GPA. Hailing from Los Angeles with a Caribbean background, my holistic approach to mental health is fueled by a passion for reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness. Beyond my professional dedication, you'll find me enjoying hobbies like exercising, reading, and exploring new places.
(415) 475-2735 View (415) 475-2735
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Josh Habansky
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94133  (Online Only)
You’re afraid of going into a dark place. You drag yourself from bed each morning, just going through the motions. As you drive to work, you feel the dread growing – heart pounding, every muscle tensing. By the time you arrive, the anxiety is so overwhelming that you cope by switching on autopilot. So you move through each day in a haze. Eventually, you go home, collapse on the couch, and try to distract yourself until you have to repeat the same thing the next morning. Something has to change. It feels like you’ve tried everything and you're not sure what to do next.
You’re afraid of going into a dark place. You drag yourself from bed each morning, just going through the motions. As you drive to work, you feel the dread growing – heart pounding, every muscle tensing. By the time you arrive, the anxiety is so overwhelming that you cope by switching on autopilot. So you move through each day in a haze. Eventually, you go home, collapse on the couch, and try to distract yourself until you have to repeat the same thing the next morning. Something has to change. It feels like you’ve tried everything and you're not sure what to do next.
(628) 313-5370 View (628) 313-5370
Photo of Amy Tyson, Psychiatrist in San Francisco County, CA
Amy Tyson
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Not accepting new clients
People come to me with a wide range of problems, often not clear about why they are suffering. They may feel anxious, depressed, empty or confused; they may be having difficulty with relationships or work but not understand why. I will meet with you to evaluate what the problem is and how best to approach treatment. Why choose a psychoanalytically oriented psychiatrist? I believe that in a nonjudgmental atmosphere you will be able to explore why you are stuck in old patterns or feel unhappy in your life and relationships. I will help you gain insight so that you can feel freer, more confident, and happier.
People come to me with a wide range of problems, often not clear about why they are suffering. They may feel anxious, depressed, empty or confused; they may be having difficulty with relationships or work but not understand why. I will meet with you to evaluate what the problem is and how best to approach treatment. Why choose a psychoanalytically oriented psychiatrist? I believe that in a nonjudgmental atmosphere you will be able to explore why you are stuck in old patterns or feel unhappy in your life and relationships. I will help you gain insight so that you can feel freer, more confident, and happier.
(628) 216-7168 View (628) 216-7168
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Haleh Nekoorad-Long
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
Haleh Nekoorad-Long, M.D., a certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist has been in practice for more than 26 years. She is board certified in adult and geriatric psychiatry and is a member of the American Medical Association and American Association of Geriatric Psychiatrists.
Haleh Nekoorad-Long, M.D., a certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist has been in practice for more than 26 years. She is board certified in adult and geriatric psychiatry and is a member of the American Medical Association and American Association of Geriatric Psychiatrists.
(415) 326-1921 x1 View (415) 326-1921 x1
Photo of Duy Tran, Psychiatrist in San Francisco County, CA
Duy Tran
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111  (Online Only)
Dr. Duy Tran is an adult psychiatrist. He received his Medical Doctor degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed residency training in general psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Dr. Tran aims to provide mental health care that helps patients live more fulfilling life. Dr. Tran has extensive experience treating psychiatric disorders in diverse populations, including college students, LGBT, perinatal, veterans, and those with socioeconomic disadvantages
Dr. Duy Tran is an adult psychiatrist. He received his Medical Doctor degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed residency training in general psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Dr. Tran aims to provide mental health care that helps patients live more fulfilling life. Dr. Tran has extensive experience treating psychiatric disorders in diverse populations, including college students, LGBT, perinatal, veterans, and those with socioeconomic disadvantages
(415) 936-7406 View (415) 936-7406
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Lisa Ekeanyanwu
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111  (Online Only)
Lisa Ekeanyanwu, MD is a board eligible Psychiatrist. She completed her psychiatry residency training at Stanford. She has experience providing patients with compassionate psychiatric care. Dr. Ekeanyanwu's practice centers on pharmacotherapy. She offers this in conjunction with supportive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy, to treat several types of psychiatric conditions. Occasionally she may believe that additional therapy is also needed and ask that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome.
Lisa Ekeanyanwu, MD is a board eligible Psychiatrist. She completed her psychiatry residency training at Stanford. She has experience providing patients with compassionate psychiatric care. Dr. Ekeanyanwu's practice centers on pharmacotherapy. She offers this in conjunction with supportive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy, to treat several types of psychiatric conditions. Occasionally she may believe that additional therapy is also needed and ask that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome.
(415) 966-0668 View (415) 966-0668
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Mark Simonds
Psychiatrist
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111  (Online Only)
Dr. Mark Simonds is a Board-Certified general psychiatrist with training and certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has been practicing general psychiatry for about 25 years. His practice focuses on initial assessment of psychiatric conditions, treatment planning, and psychotropic medication management, typically with a one-hour initial intake and 30-minute follow-up visits. Collaboration with a psychotherapist for the best treatment outcome is welcome and encouraged
Dr. Mark Simonds is a Board-Certified general psychiatrist with training and certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has been practicing general psychiatry for about 25 years. His practice focuses on initial assessment of psychiatric conditions, treatment planning, and psychotropic medication management, typically with a one-hour initial intake and 30-minute follow-up visits. Collaboration with a psychotherapist for the best treatment outcome is welcome and encouraged
(415) 690-2438 View (415) 690-2438
Photo of Erika Pizarro, Psychiatrist in San Francisco County, CA
Erika Pizarro
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Dr. Erika Pizarro is a board-certified adult psychiatrist. Dr. Pizarro provides a holistic approach to treating patients with distinctive backgrounds.
Dr. Erika Pizarro is a board-certified adult psychiatrist. Dr. Pizarro provides a holistic approach to treating patients with distinctive backgrounds.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
Photo of Brittnai Johnson, Psychiatric Nurse in San Francisco County, CA
Brittnai Johnson
Psychiatric Nurse, MSN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111  (Online Only)
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! My name is Brittnai and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner In the state of California. I specialize in ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar, Anger Management, Depression, Insomnia/Sleep Issues, LGBTQIA+/Gender/Sexuality Topics. Maternal Mental Health, Men's Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Stress Management and Women's Issues. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! My name is Brittnai and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner In the state of California. I specialize in ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar, Anger Management, Depression, Insomnia/Sleep Issues, LGBTQIA+/Gender/Sexuality Topics. Maternal Mental Health, Men's Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Stress Management and Women's Issues. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
(415) 993-6852 View (415) 993-6852
Photo of Chau Le, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in San Francisco County, CA
Chau Le
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNPBC
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Chau and I’m a psychiatric nurse practitioner. I have a special interest in helping women become the best version of themselves through mental and physical wellness. As a psych NP, I bring a unique perspective to my practice, shaped by both my professional & personal experiences. As a mother of an infant and toddler, I understand the joys and challenges that come with raising a family. Having experienced postpartum depression myself, I recognize the complexities of balancing multiple roles and the impact it can have on your mental health.
Hi! My name is Chau and I’m a psychiatric nurse practitioner. I have a special interest in helping women become the best version of themselves through mental and physical wellness. As a psych NP, I bring a unique perspective to my practice, shaped by both my professional & personal experiences. As a mother of an infant and toddler, I understand the joys and challenges that come with raising a family. Having experienced postpartum depression myself, I recognize the complexities of balancing multiple roles and the impact it can have on your mental health.
(415) 689-4882 View (415) 689-4882

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Number of Psychiatrists in San Francisco County, CA

300+

Average cost per session

$300

Psychiatrists in San Francisco County, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
78% Medication Management
68% Trauma and PTSD
67% ADHD
67% Bipolar Disorder
62% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
84% Cigna and Evernorth
78% Optum

How Psychiatrists in San Francisco County, CA see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

58% Female
41% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in San Francisco County?

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.