ADHD Psychiatrists in San Mateo, CA

See all psychiatrists in San Mateo
Photo of Harry David Verby, Psychiatrist in San Mateo, CA
Harry David Verby
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I Am a Nationally Recognised Speciaist in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Add / Adhd in Adults, Adolescents and Children as well as its frequently associated Comorbid Conditions such as Anxiety, Depression And Bipolar Disorder My Diagnostic initial Workup includes a thorough Battery of Diagnostic Inventories, A Face To Face Interview, and Administration of The QBT computer test, an FDA Approved Platform For Objective Adhd Diagnossi [see adhdmd.net for details
(650) 437-9558
View
San Mateo, CA 94402
Photo of Alison Mehta, Psychiatrist in San Mateo, CA
Alison Mehta
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Verified
Alison Mehta, D.O. is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Her expertise lies in treating anxiety disorders, adult ADHD , weight management, sleep hygiene, impulse control disorders, and lifestyle medicine integration into psychiatry. Dr. Mehta went into medical school to become a family practice physician, with interests in caring for the whole patient and preventive medicine. During her training, she discovered her passion for psychiatry, where she felt the well-being of a whole patient, both physical and mental, truly meet.
(650) 525-2280
View
San Mateo, CA 94404
& Online
Photo of David Russell, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in San Mateo, CA
David Russell
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PsychNP
Verified
Verified
Online ADHD treatment personalized to individual needs. Go to EnhancePsychiatry.com to book an appointment. No need to call or email the office. Prescriptions are electronically sent to your pharmacy of choice right after your first telehealth visit. Next day and weekend appointments available. This practice is: judgment free, compassionate, understands that ADHD is a real struggle, and easily accessible through telehealth. This practice aims to reduce the stress, shame, and anxiety of ADHD and help clients with the skills they need to get motivated, focused, organized, and perform closer to their true potential.
View
San Mateo, CA 94403
& Online
Photo of The Focus Doc, Psychiatrist in San Mateo, CA
The Focus Doc
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
specializes in treating cognitive issues related to ADHD , Anxiety, Brain Fog, Depression, OCD, and PTSD.
Dr. Dave Auluck, M.D. is a 3rd generation physician, 2nd generation psychiatrist, and physician educator. He is passionate about improving the mental health treatment experience. His mission is to ensure personalized, industry-leading, preeminent care is accessible and affordable. He has worked with thousands of patients over the years and overseen program development for tens of thousands of others.
(415) 301-4583
View
Office is near:
San Mateo, CA 94402
& Online
Photo of Kenneth Etefia, Psychiatrist in San Mateo, CA
Kenneth Etefia
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Greetings, I am a board certified psychiatrist specializing in the care of children, teens and adults suffering from mood problems, ADHD , drug addiction and anxiety disorders. I work closely with my patients to develop integrated treatment plans that involve both medication and psychotherapy based approaches. Treatments are based on the most current research and tailored to the needs of the individual to expedite recovery. I am licensed in Florida and Illinois as well and provide services statewide in those regions.
(650) 206-8932
View
San Mateo, CA 94402
& Online
Photo of Rainbow Psychiatry - Rafik Sidaros, MD, Psychiatrist in San Mateo, CA
Rainbow Psychiatry - Rafik Sidaros, MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I am an MD, double Board-certified psychiatrist providing affirming care for LGBTQ+ patients seeking medication management for depression, anxiety, insomnia, bipolar disorder, ADHD and other conditions. I've worked with members of the community in different settings, including LGBTQ+ refugees and sexuality/gender based asylum seekers. My goal is to provide an environment where my patients can bring their full selves to their encounter with their physician. I accept patients from anywhere in California, my sessions are online.
(415) 758-0932
View
San Mateo, CA 94403
& Online
Photo of Renaissance Behavioral Medicine, Psychiatrist in San Mateo, CA
Renaissance Behavioral Medicine
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Renaissance Behavioral Medicine provides psychotherapy and medication management services for children, teens and adults for various mental health conditions including but not limited to major depressive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, substance addiction and all anxiety disorders. Services are provided in person and via telehealth for Southern and Northern California residents.
(650) 447-2871
View
San Mateo, CA 94402
& Online
Photo of Steven James Pennybaker, Psychiatrist in San Mateo, CA
Steven James Pennybaker
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am accepting patients for ketamine treatment and medication management. I am a psychiatrist who works with patients with a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD , and psychotic illness. My practice is a multimodal approach including medication management, ketamine, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). I enjoy working with patients and finding a treatment plan that works for them. Send me a message about your goals, treatment desired, and insurance carrier and if I have availability someone from my office will reach out to schedule you.
(415) 687-5889
View
San Mateo, CA 94403
& Online
Photo of Randall Scott Bailey, Psychiatrist in San Mateo, CA
Randall Scott Bailey
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
(310) 340-7508
View
San Mateo, CA 94404
& Online
Photo of Sandra Hah, Psychiatrist in San Mateo, CA
Sandra Hah
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life. Dr. Hah is triple board certified in child and adolescent, adult, and forensic psychiatry.
(310) 340-7571
View
San Mateo, CA 94404
& Online
Photo of Minyang Mao, M.D., Psychiatrist in San Mateo, CA
Minyang Mao, M.D.
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist whose practice is shaped by three core values: Caring, Comprehensive, and Confidential. Caring - Medical care too often makes patients to feel like they are just a number - dismissed, rushed, not heard, and not understood. One of my core values as a psychiatrist is to establish a caring treatment relationship with my patients that is guided by my patients' priorities and preferences, and is characterized by trust and open dialogue. I believe the quality of my relationship with my patient is the foundation to treatment success.
(650) 539-5581
View
San Mateo, CA 94404
& Online
Photo of Adel Mostafavi, Psychiatrist in San Mateo, CA
Adel Mostafavi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
(310) 340-7787
View
San Mateo, CA 94404
& Online
Photo of Dr. Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy, Psychiatrist in San Mateo, CA
Dr. Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Verified
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.
(650) 881-4012
San Mateo, CA 94403
& Online
Casandra Moyer
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PHMNP, FNP
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
(650) 414-3892
View
San Mateo, CA 94402
& Online
Photo of Beata Pearce, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in San Mateo, CA
Beata Pearce
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
Beata Pearce, FNP/PMHNP has been in the healthcare field since 2009, with different roles in clinical practice both in the hospital and outpatient settings. She is a very dedicated, passionate, and knowledgeable nurse practitioner who likes to listen to her patients and tailor patient’s therapy based on individual needs. Beata believes in working together with the patient to effectively improve his or her quality of life. Prior to joining the Mindpath Health, she has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for over 6 years now. She specializes in the General Adult/Geriatric population.
(650) 571-9652
View
San Mateo, CA 94404
& Online
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Jennifer Dore, Psychiatrist in San Mateo, CA
Jennifer Dore
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
People are complex. A person is not a disorder, a disease, or a diagnosis. Throughout our lives we find ourselves in circumstances that bring our attention to the fact that we could know ourselves better and if we did, we could be happier and more balanced in our lives. My treatment philosophy centers on the belief that therapy can be valuable for everyone, particularly at times of intense change, loss, or personal trauma. With expertise in both psychopharmacology and individual psychotherapy, I maintain a patient centered, integrative approach to treating the whole person.
(650) 830-3034
View
Office is near:
San Mateo, CA 94403
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Richard R Cicinelli, Psychiatrist in San Mateo, CA
Richard R Cicinelli
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I treat adult patients for any kind of psychiatric or mental health issue. I also invite patients who may not have any particular disorder or condition who are interested in personal growth and development. I use three approaches: 1) psychotherapy only, brief or long term; 2) a combination of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology; and 3) medication management without psychotherapy. The latter is especially applicable if you are already in psychotherapy with another therapist. Lastly, I provide psychiatric and substance abuse evaluations whether requested by a patient, a court, or by a licensing institution.
(650) 338-0605
View
Office is near:
San Mateo, CA 94403
& Online
Photo of Max Burns, Psychiatrist in San Mateo, CA
Max Burns
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I offer evidence based psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. My therapy approach is Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral (DBT) and Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT). I enjoy the challenges of complex patient problems.
(650) 239-6279
View
Office is near:
San Mateo, CA 94404
& Online
Photo of Kimberly Erlich-Pediatric Mental Health Specialist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in San Mateo, CA
Kimberly Erlich-Pediatric Mental Health Specialist
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, MPH, PNP-BC, PMHS-BC
Verified
Verified
I am a Yale-trained Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. I am double-board certified in Pediatric Primary Care and Pediatric Mental Health and have been in practice for 18 years. I enjoy collaborating with patients and families on promotion of mental/emotional wellness and treatment of common child/adolescent behavioral disorders. I am committed to the use of evidence-based practices while at the same time, considering holistic/integrative treatments when appropriate. I am skilled at treating anxiety, depression, attention and other learning disorders, as well as challenges related to behavioral/emotional regulation.
(925) 319-5739
View
Office is near:
San Mateo, CA 94401
& Online
Shivani Beri
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Verified
(650) 684-1341
View
Office is near:
San Mateo, CA 94402
& Online

See more therapy options for San Mateo

ADHD Psychiatrists

When should I seek treatment for ADHD?

You should seek treatment for ADHD if you consistently have difficulty with attention, hyperactivity, or impulsivity that interferes with your daily life. Symptoms of ADHD include the inability to sustain attention during tasks, difficulty organizing tasks and activities, being easily distracted, frequent fidgeting or squirming, and talking or interrupting excessively. If these symptoms interfere with your career, academics, or relationships—for example, consistently failing to complete professional projects on time—you should seek an evaluation for ADHD.

How does treatment for ADHD work?

Effective treatment for ADHD often consists of medication, behavioral therapy, and lifestyle changes. Stimulant medications such as Adderall and Ritalin work by altering levels of neurotransmitters in the brain; higher levels of dopamine and norepinephrine are known to improve attention and focus. Therapy works by helping people with ADHD understand the condition, discuss their areas of difficulty, and develop behavioral strategies to manage their symptoms. In some cases, modifying one’s diet and exercise can also help improve symptoms.

Are there specific medications for ADHD?

Medications to treat ADHD are generally stimulants, the most common are Adderall and Ritalin. There are two categories of stimulants: Amphetamines include Adderall, Dyanavel, Vyvanse, and Dexedrine, and methylphenidates include Ritalin, Concerta, Daytrana, Focalin, Quillichew, Quillivant, and Metadate. Non-stimulants and antidepressants may be used as an alternative if stimulants aren’t effective or viable for a particular patient.

How long does treatment for ADHD take?

It’s tough to give an exact time frame because everyone varies. In terms of medications, stimulants begin to work very soon after you take them, generally within the hour. It may take time to identify the right medication and dosage, but the medication itself is fast-acting. In terms of therapy, it takes time to develop skills and put them into practice, but you will likely see improvements within a few weeks or months.




About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

San Mateo 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 Mateo has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

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