Anxiety Psychiatrists in San Mateo, CA

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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
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San Mateo, CA 94404
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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.
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San Mateo, CA 94403
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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
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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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
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San Mateo, CA 94403
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$175 per session
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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
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Abena Apraku
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Apraku is welcoming new patients for video appointments. As a Board-certified M.D. psychiatrist, she specializes in providing psychiatric diagnostic assessments and treatment for anxiety , depression, bipolar disorder, OCD and PTSD. As a well-rounded provider, her focus is on medication management (including for patients wishing to decrease reliance on medication) in combination with extensive psycho-education. Read more about her approach at apraku.com/services.
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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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
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San Mateo, CA 94403
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$300 per session
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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
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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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
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San Mateo, CA 94401
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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
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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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
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San Mateo, CA 94404
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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
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San Mateo, CA 94404
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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
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San Mateo, CA 94404
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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
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San Mateo, CA 94404
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$350 per session
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
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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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
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San Mateo, CA 94404
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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
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$250 per session
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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
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San Mateo, CA 94403
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$225 (individual)$225 (couples)
Not accepting new clients
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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
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San Mateo, CA 94403
Not accepting new clients
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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
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San Mateo, CA 94404
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$310 per session

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Anxiety Psychiatrists

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other popular forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.




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.