Grief Psychiatrists in San Rafael, CA

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Patricia Stamm, M.D.
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
As an ordained interfaith minister, I can also help you with spiritual issues like fear of aging, death, and dying.
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Do you suffer from attention deficit disorder? Are you struggling with what’s going on with the world? I work with psychotherapy and medication “if necessary” in a caring, empathic environment to get you back to functioning at your best. In addition to improving your sleep and decreasing your anxiety, I can help you feel more energy, joy, and self-esteem. I also work with relationship problems and difficulties dealing with aging.
As an ordained interfaith minister, I can also help you with spiritual issues like fear of aging, death, and dying.
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Do you suffer from attention deficit disorder? Are you struggling with what’s going on with the world? I work with psychotherapy and medication “if necessary” in a caring, empathic environment to get you back to functioning at your best. In addition to improving your sleep and decreasing your anxiety, I can help you feel more energy, joy, and self-esteem. I also work with relationship problems and difficulties dealing with aging.
(415) 969-3638 View (415) 969-3638
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Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901  (Online Only)
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.
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.
(415) 969-5083 View (415) 969-5083
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Michael Adam Ciranni
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I earned a Ph.D. in cognitive neuropsychology from UC Berkeley before attending medical school at UC San Francisco and later specializing in psychiatry at New York University. As a result, I have a thorough understanding of the neural pathways involved in emotions and cognition, how they develop, how they are regulated, and the relevant neurotransmitters. I have applied my training to develop a specific expertise in identifying and treating ADHD in adults. While neural pathways affect behavior, your mind doesn't exist in a vacuum. Your mind developed and operates under distinct circumstances.
I earned a Ph.D. in cognitive neuropsychology from UC Berkeley before attending medical school at UC San Francisco and later specializing in psychiatry at New York University. As a result, I have a thorough understanding of the neural pathways involved in emotions and cognition, how they develop, how they are regulated, and the relevant neurotransmitters. I have applied my training to develop a specific expertise in identifying and treating ADHD in adults. While neural pathways affect behavior, your mind doesn't exist in a vacuum. Your mind developed and operates under distinct circumstances.
(415) 969-5443 View (415) 969-5443
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Colleen Sun
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, -BC, CEN, MSN
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903  (Online Only)
I currently accept new adult patients for medication management. My services include, but are not limited to psychiatric assessment, medication management and supportive therapy. My therapeutic style is casual, interactive and professional. I recognize mental health is uniquely personal, so I tailor evaluations and treatments to your needs. My experience being a Registered Nurse in a busy community emergency department has helped me view each patient individually. I hope to combat the stigma of mental health, bring awareness to the field, and be a good model for the community. I strive to make patients feel heard and taken care of.
I currently accept new adult patients for medication management. My services include, but are not limited to psychiatric assessment, medication management and supportive therapy. My therapeutic style is casual, interactive and professional. I recognize mental health is uniquely personal, so I tailor evaluations and treatments to your needs. My experience being a Registered Nurse in a busy community emergency department has helped me view each patient individually. I hope to combat the stigma of mental health, bring awareness to the field, and be a good model for the community. I strive to make patients feel heard and taken care of.
(415) 940-7258 View (415) 940-7258
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Sarah J Polfliet
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901
Dr. Sarah Polfliet is a psychiatrist practicing in San Francisco. Educated at the University of Virginia, trained at UCSF, and certified by the Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, she provides adult psychotherapy and psychopharamology. Dr. Polfliet has experience treating a wide variety of psychological and emotional difficulties with psychotherapy and/or medication. She also has a special interest and additional training in natural medicines and supplements. She practices a collaborative approach with her clients to guide treatment decisions and is able to discern what approach to treatment is most likely to be effective.
Dr. Sarah Polfliet is a psychiatrist practicing in San Francisco. Educated at the University of Virginia, trained at UCSF, and certified by the Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, she provides adult psychotherapy and psychopharamology. Dr. Polfliet has experience treating a wide variety of psychological and emotional difficulties with psychotherapy and/or medication. She also has a special interest and additional training in natural medicines and supplements. She practices a collaborative approach with her clients to guide treatment decisions and is able to discern what approach to treatment is most likely to be effective.
(415) 685-4127 View (415) 685-4127
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Adam Nelson
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I currently see patients in my private office, where I specialize in working with a broad spectrum of complex diagnoses and conditions, such as atypical mood disorders, psychoses, and personality disorders. I use an integrative treatment approach to address several possible areas of concern, including genetics, epigenetics, biochemistry, interpersonal skills, current stress, and historical life experiences.
I currently see patients in my private office, where I specialize in working with a broad spectrum of complex diagnoses and conditions, such as atypical mood disorders, psychoses, and personality disorders. I use an integrative treatment approach to address several possible areas of concern, including genetics, epigenetics, biochemistry, interpersonal skills, current stress, and historical life experiences.
(415) 578-9413 View (415) 578-9413
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Olga Segal
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94903
We offer a full range of psychiatric and psychological services: TMS, Telepsychiatry, Psychopharmacology - Medication Management, Psychotherapy, and Spravato (Also known as Esketamine). TMS Therapy is a therapy designed for the treatment of certain Neurological conditions, specifically Major Depressive Disorder. Remission from Depression. Knowledgeable approach to medication management. For patients who want to be seen at the convenience of their homes, we provide telepsychiatry options. Most Insurances are Welcome, including Medicare & Partnership (Beacon)
We offer a full range of psychiatric and psychological services: TMS, Telepsychiatry, Psychopharmacology - Medication Management, Psychotherapy, and Spravato (Also known as Esketamine). TMS Therapy is a therapy designed for the treatment of certain Neurological conditions, specifically Major Depressive Disorder. Remission from Depression. Knowledgeable approach to medication management. For patients who want to be seen at the convenience of their homes, we provide telepsychiatry options. Most Insurances are Welcome, including Medicare & Partnership (Beacon)
(415) 592-7451 View (415) 592-7451
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Bruce W. Scotton
Psychiatrist, MD, DLFAPA, CJA
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
I am especially interested in working with people who see healing their wounds and problems as only one part of an ongoing effort to develop themselves as far as possible. This effort includes development beyond the personal into familial, community, global, and spiritual realms. Seeking to promote this perspective I am the senior editor of Textbook of Transpersonal Psychiatry and Psychology for which we won the Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication. This perspective also values learning the accumulated knowledge of other cultures.
I am especially interested in working with people who see healing their wounds and problems as only one part of an ongoing effort to develop themselves as far as possible. This effort includes development beyond the personal into familial, community, global, and spiritual realms. Seeking to promote this perspective I am the senior editor of Textbook of Transpersonal Psychiatry and Psychology for which we won the Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication. This perspective also values learning the accumulated knowledge of other cultures.
(650) 924-9400 View (650) 924-9400
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Kevin Knack
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901
We offer a range of psychiatric and psychological services, including TMS, Telepsychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Psychotherapy, Medication Management, and Spravato (Esketamine). TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is for treating certain neurological conditions, like Major Depressive Disorder, and enhancing cognitive function. We also provide telepsychiatry options for patients who prefer home visits. We work with veterans too. Most insurances, including Medicare and Partnership (Beacon), are welcome.
We offer a range of psychiatric and psychological services, including TMS, Telepsychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Psychotherapy, Medication Management, and Spravato (Esketamine). TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is for treating certain neurological conditions, like Major Depressive Disorder, and enhancing cognitive function. We also provide telepsychiatry options for patients who prefer home visits. We work with veterans too. Most insurances, including Medicare and Partnership (Beacon), are welcome.
(415) 234-7699 View (415) 234-7699
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Raelin Bright Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903  (Online Only)
Tired of ER visits due to panic attacks? Do you feel anxious, sad, out of control, or overwhelmed? Do you have racing thoughts, have nightmares or trouble sleeping, or trouble relaxing? Are you feeling sad, like a dark cloud is over you or experiencing trauma responses? Do you feel treated as a number, not a person, when seeking help? I provide mental health treatment that is tailored to fit your needs. My approach is person-centered; I have mastered listening and recognizing people’s needs. I treat with evidence-based practices and believe in medication reduction as much as possible to avoid people being on too many medications.
Tired of ER visits due to panic attacks? Do you feel anxious, sad, out of control, or overwhelmed? Do you have racing thoughts, have nightmares or trouble sleeping, or trouble relaxing? Are you feeling sad, like a dark cloud is over you or experiencing trauma responses? Do you feel treated as a number, not a person, when seeking help? I provide mental health treatment that is tailored to fit your needs. My approach is person-centered; I have mastered listening and recognizing people’s needs. I treat with evidence-based practices and believe in medication reduction as much as possible to avoid people being on too many medications.
(619) 567-1519 View (619) 567-1519
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Dr. Anne Phan-Huy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903  (Online Only)
Dr. Phan-Huy's philosophy of care is all about you. Your beliefs, your experiences, your goals. By partnering with Dr. Phan-Huy, you will be empowered with the tools necessary to achieve fulfilment. That’s because – with Board certification in psychiatry and specialty training from the University of Michigan – Dr. Phan-Huy is a beacon of clarity in the complex world of mental health.
Dr. Phan-Huy's philosophy of care is all about you. Your beliefs, your experiences, your goals. By partnering with Dr. Phan-Huy, you will be empowered with the tools necessary to achieve fulfilment. That’s because – with Board certification in psychiatry and specialty training from the University of Michigan – Dr. Phan-Huy is a beacon of clarity in the complex world of mental health.
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Heather Muhr
Psychiatrist, DO, MPH
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Welcome. I am a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist.
Welcome. I am a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist.
(510) 683-5409 View (510) 683-5409
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Amara Altman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with a high level of personal integrity who is compassionate and driven to provide culturally sensitive care to a diversified patient population across the lifespan. I am passionate about evidence-based practice and tailoring treatment plans to meet the individual needs of each patient.
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with a high level of personal integrity who is compassionate and driven to provide culturally sensitive care to a diversified patient population across the lifespan. I am passionate about evidence-based practice and tailoring treatment plans to meet the individual needs of each patient.
(916) 545-6752 View (916) 545-6752
Marc I Schwartz
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
(628) 212-7676 View (628) 212-7676

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Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
San Anselmo, CA 94960  (Online Only)
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.
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) 640-3011 View (650) 640-3011
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Catherine Theo
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentfield, CA 94904
We all have concerns that can leave us, well...uncomfortable. Depression, social anxiety, marriage issues, self-doubt, impaired focus...any of these can keep us from living our best lives. At the Couch Psychiatry Group, we treat the spectrum of mental health issues with special focus on anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Our goal is to empower you to recognize the dysfunctional patterns that have kept you stuck in the mire and give you the tools to fix them in the present and avoid them in the future.
We all have concerns that can leave us, well...uncomfortable. Depression, social anxiety, marriage issues, self-doubt, impaired focus...any of these can keep us from living our best lives. At the Couch Psychiatry Group, we treat the spectrum of mental health issues with special focus on anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Our goal is to empower you to recognize the dysfunctional patterns that have kept you stuck in the mire and give you the tools to fix them in the present and avoid them in the future.
(415) 938-5155 View (415) 938-5155
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Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Ross, CA 94957  (Online Only)
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.
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.
(415) 598-2945 View (415) 598-2945
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Judith Keins
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
I have been a general adult psychiatrist for 30 years, practicing at the interface of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy as an in-depth generalist. I offer an integrated model of psychiatric and psychological treatment, emphasizing mind/body interface. My modal patient has one or more psychiatric diagnoses and has failed one or more trials of psychiatric medication in a split treatment model (in which the primary care physician or the psychiatrist has prescribed while a psychologist or MFT has overseen therapy). There was usually little to no collaboration among those two treatment providers. I believe that treatment outcome is optimized with a strong physician/patient alliance.
I have been a general adult psychiatrist for 30 years, practicing at the interface of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy as an in-depth generalist. I offer an integrated model of psychiatric and psychological treatment, emphasizing mind/body interface. My modal patient has one or more psychiatric diagnoses and has failed one or more trials of psychiatric medication in a split treatment model (in which the primary care physician or the psychiatrist has prescribed while a psychologist or MFT has overseen therapy). There was usually little to no collaboration among those two treatment providers. I believe that treatment outcome is optimized with a strong physician/patient alliance.
(415) 301-3911 View (415) 301-3911
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Mark H. Swoiskin, MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
My personal philosophy is that each of us has a basic need to be deeply understood by another human being. We all yearn, suffer, and celebrate, often privately, and often in ways that are not fully known even to ourselves. I strive to help each person feel safe enough that such private and unknown thoughts and feelings can emerge and be explored together. Whether you are looking for help through a crisis or with a long-standing illness or sense of discontent, my aim is to understand who you uniquely are and how I can help you heal and grow.
My personal philosophy is that each of us has a basic need to be deeply understood by another human being. We all yearn, suffer, and celebrate, often privately, and often in ways that are not fully known even to ourselves. I strive to help each person feel safe enough that such private and unknown thoughts and feelings can emerge and be explored together. Whether you are looking for help through a crisis or with a long-standing illness or sense of discontent, my aim is to understand who you uniquely are and how I can help you heal and grow.
(415) 789-3757 View (415) 789-3757
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Mark Schiller
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
As the founder of Mind Therapy Clinic, a psychiatric center focused on innovative, integrated, and personalized care, I believe in utilizing innovative approaches to treating the most common to the most complicated problems with the latest, scientifically supported psychotherapeutic and medication approaches. The Mind Therapy clinicians supplement traditional approaches with rapidly developing diagnostic technologies to more objectively identify, target, and treat psychiatric problems. An integrated approach to treating the whole person involves integrating mainstream methods with alternative disciplines and fostering collaboration between clinicians with differing backgrounds and training.
As the founder of Mind Therapy Clinic, a psychiatric center focused on innovative, integrated, and personalized care, I believe in utilizing innovative approaches to treating the most common to the most complicated problems with the latest, scientifically supported psychotherapeutic and medication approaches. The Mind Therapy clinicians supplement traditional approaches with rapidly developing diagnostic technologies to more objectively identify, target, and treat psychiatric problems. An integrated approach to treating the whole person involves integrating mainstream methods with alternative disciplines and fostering collaboration between clinicians with differing backgrounds and training.
(650) 209-7943 View (650) 209-7943

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Grief Psychiatrists

How long does therapy take for grief?

There is no exact timeline for grief counseling. Some people may start to feel better after just a few sessions, while others may take months or longer to feel relief. Some specific approaches, including some types of CBT, may involve a set number of sessions, or therapy may be open-ended until the patient determines they are ready to wrap up. Just as there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there is no right or wrong way to seek therapy for grief.

When should you seek therapy for grief?

Many people mistakenly believe that their grief needs to be debilitating or all-encompassing to warrant therapy. This is not the case. While people who experience severe, prolonged grief—particularly those who are considering self-harm or engaging in unhealthy substance use—are especially likely to benefit from therapy, so too are people whose grief is less intense but still interfering with well-being or daily functioning. In practice, almost anyone struggling to process a loss could benefit from grief counseling.

Can grief be managed without therapy?

Oftentimes, yes. Grief is a near-universal part of being human, and many find that their grief, while profound, does not stop them from participating in day-to-day life and steadily eases over time without outside help. For others, however, the harsh pain of early grief persists for months or years or leaves them unable to function. This group is especially likely to benefit from seeing a therapist, who can guide them through their grief and help them reconnect with the world.

What happens if grief is left untreated?

Because grief does not in itself necessitate therapy, untreated grief will often resolve on its own. However, for some people—particularly those who would qualify for a diagnosis of prolonged grief disorder—untreated grief can be a source of seemingly endless pain or lead them to withdraw from the world. In such cases, treatment can be indispensable, as it can help an individual adapt to the loss and start living again.