Back to Results
Previous
Next
Catherine Shir
Catherine Shir
Psychiatrist, MD

Catherine Shir

Psychiatrist, MD

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed
830 Stewart Drive, Suite 127, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Let's Connect (408) 703-6683
I am a Stanford-trained, Bay Area-based psychiatrist and therapist offering personalized and compassionate care. I am currently accepting new patients. My practice is devoted to alleviating suffering and helping people live fulfilling and meaningful lives. If you are someone who is feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure about how to grapple with difficult thoughts and feelings, I can help guide you toward healing, purpose, and recovery.
I partner with you to offer a warm, collaborative, and holistic approach to care. Together, we'll create a treatment plan that fits your circumstances and needs.  This may include a variety of effective and evidence-informed methods such as talk therapy, medications, mindfulness, coaching, and lifestyle interventions.
I will do my best to meet you where you are, listen to your story carefully, and develop a treatment plan tailored for you. The goal is to help you feel in charge of your life, connected to your true self, and at ease with who you are. To view my fees, schedule a free phone call, and explore if I may be a good fit for you, please visit www.ShirMD.com.
Call or Catherine Shir now for a free 15 minute consultation - (408) 703-6683

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

830 Stewart Drive

Suite 127

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

(408) 703-6683

Palo Alto, CA 94303

I am currently accepting new patients. Please visit www.ShirMD.com to view my fees and request a free initial phone call.
I specialize in Depression, Anxiety and Life Transitions 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Please watch my video to learn more about me and my practice.
Catherine Shir
Let's Connect (408) 703-6683

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

830 Stewart Drive

Suite 127

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

(408) 703-6683

Palo Alto, CA 94303

I am currently accepting new patients. Please visit www.ShirMD.com to view my fees and request a free initial phone call.
I specialize in Depression, Anxiety and Life Transitions 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Please watch my video to learn more about me and my practice.
Catherine Shir

Finances

Insurance

  • Out of Network
"
Although I am out-of-network, I can provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (408) 703-6683
Catherine Shir
Psychiatrist, MD
"
Although I am out-of-network, I can provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (408) 703-6683
Catherine Shir
Psychiatrist, MD

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today License: California / A178945
  • Membership with Northern California Psychiatric Society - Current Councilor at Large
  • Certificate from San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis - Psychotherapy Fellowship Year
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (408) 703-6683
Catherine Shir
Psychiatrist, MD
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (408) 703-6683
Catherine Shir
Psychiatrist, MD

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • LGBTQ+
  • Medication Management
  • PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) and PMS
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Professional Fulfillment and Burnout
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (408) 703-6683
Catherine Shir
Psychiatrist, MD
Do these issues align with your needs? or (408) 703-6683
Catherine Shir
Psychiatrist, MD

3 Endorsements

Dr. John Connor Barnhart
Dr. John Connor Barnhart
PsychiatristMD
As a professional colleague, I know that Dr. Shir brings a thoughtfulness and attention to detail to her work that manifests her mission to offer the best possible care. I would feel confident referring members of my own family to be treated by Dr. Shir.
Daniel J Handelman
Daniel J Handelman
Clinical Social Work/TherapistLICSWLCSW
Dr. Shir is a compassionate & skilled psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Through continued learning in psychodynamic and CBT fellowships, Dr. Shir shows her dedication towards providing excellent care for her patients. I recommend her without reservation!

Client Focus

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals

Ethnicity

Asian

I also speak

Conversational Mandarin

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals

Ethnicity

Asian

I also speak

Conversational Mandarin

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • DBT-informed
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
"
In therapy, we will work together to help you create a more authentic and fulfilling life, expand your understanding of yourself, and free you from habituated ways of being. I believe the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship we build and that therapy must be individualized and collaborative to be effective. My priority is to create a safe and compassionate space for you.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (408) 703-6683
Catherine Shir
Psychiatrist, MD
"
In therapy, we will work together to help you create a more authentic and fulfilling life, expand your understanding of yourself, and free you from habituated ways of being. I believe the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship we build and that therapy must be individualized and collaborative to be effective. My priority is to create a safe and compassionate space for you.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (408) 703-6683
Catherine Shir
Psychiatrist, MD

Location

Primary Location

830 Stewart Drive

Suite 127

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

(408) 703-6683

Additional Location

Palo Alto, CA 94303

(408) 703-6683
"
I am currently accepting new patients. Please visit www.ShirMD.com to view my fees and request a free initial phone call.
Call for a free consultation now - (408) 703-6683
Catherine Shir
Psychiatrist, MD
"
I am currently accepting new patients. Please visit www.ShirMD.com to view my fees and request a free initial phone call.
Call for a free consultation now - (408) 703-6683
Catherine Shir
Psychiatrist, MD
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2023