K. Whitney Smith, MD, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"At times anxiety, depression, transitions in life or interpersonal relationships can begin to feel overwhelming. I provide therapy and, if appropriate, medications to assist individuals during these periods. My approach is warm, responsive and practical. My technique is based in psycho-dynamic theory and incorporates elements of mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy. My use of medications is thoughtful and aims to treat symptoms while minimizing side effects."
Depression
(415) 275-8280
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Depression
"At times anxiety, depression, transitions in life or interpersonal relationships can begin to feel overwhelming. I provide therapy and, if appropriate, medications to assist individuals during these periods. My approach is warm, responsive and practical. My technique is based in psycho-dynamic theory and incorporates elements of mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy. My use of medications is thoughtful and aims to treat symptoms while minimizing side effects."
TMS Health Solutions - Jack Gillean, MD, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"My areas of expertise include mood disorders, such as depression, bipolar and anxiety. I offer my patients a range of treatment options, including pharmacological and advanced non-invasive therapies such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). I work openly and collaboratively with patients to develop a treatment plan that facilitates recovery and attainment of goals and leads to healing. I appreciate the opportunity to form a strong relationship with my patients."
Depression
(855) 953-0680
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Depression
"My areas of expertise include mood disorders, such as depression, bipolar and anxiety. I offer my patients a range of treatment options, including pharmacological and advanced non-invasive therapies such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). I work openly and collaboratively with patients to develop a treatment plan that facilitates recovery and attainment of goals and leads to healing. I appreciate the opportunity to form a strong relationship with my patients."
TMS Health Solutions - Natasha Wallace, MD, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I focus on treating mood disorders, including depression and anxiety. I am an empathetic practitioner and believe mental health wellness can be obtained through a healthy diet, exercise, self-care, and psychiatric care, using treatments such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), which can be used as a conjunctive partner with medications. I appreciate the motivation of patients who are striving to get better and partner with me during treatment."
Depression
(844) 288-4107
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Depression
"I focus on treating mood disorders, including depression and anxiety. I am an empathetic practitioner and believe mental health wellness can be obtained through a healthy diet, exercise, self-care, and psychiatric care, using treatments such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), which can be used as a conjunctive partner with medications. I appreciate the motivation of patients who are striving to get better and partner with me during treatment."
TMS Health Solutions - Mark Hessenthaler, MD, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I treat patients who suffer from anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Upon first witnessing the positive response my patients were having with a treatment course of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), I knew I wanted to incorporate this therapy into my practice. "
Depression
(833) 244-4107
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Depression
"I treat patients who suffer from anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Upon first witnessing the positive response my patients were having with a treatment course of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), I knew I wanted to incorporate this therapy into my practice. "
Michael B Murphy, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I take a collaborative approach toward helping patients achieve their goals, which begins with a full evaluation process that can last from one to a few sessions, until we have reached an understanding of what the difficulties are and we can discuss treatment recommendations. I believe strongly in both understanding and treating symptoms and difficulties in living in the context of a whole person. I have had training in multiple approaches to psychotherapy and work with patients to broaden their emotional and cognitive experience, gain insight into their psychological functioning, and make improvements in their qualities of life."
Depression
(415) 630-5144
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Depression
"I take a collaborative approach toward helping patients achieve their goals, which begins with a full evaluation process that can last from one to a few sessions, until we have reached an understanding of what the difficulties are and we can discuss treatment recommendations. I believe strongly in both understanding and treating symptoms and difficulties in living in the context of a whole person. I have had training in multiple approaches to psychotherapy and work with patients to broaden their emotional and cognitive experience, gain insight into their psychological functioning, and make improvements in their qualities of life."
Heather Muhr, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, DO, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"Welcome. I am a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist."
Depression
(510) 683-5409
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Depression
"Welcome. I am a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist."
Joe Walker, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94666
"Joe Walker is a dedicated and diligent psychiatrist serving the communities of San Francisco, San Jose, Los Altos, La Palma, and Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Walker obtained his medical degree from the University of Tennessee. He also completed his residency in psychiatry and internship at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Walker is a part of SavantCare. He is board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Walker was chief resident during his psychiatry residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center."
Depression
(415) 682-6406
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94666
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Depression
"Joe Walker is a dedicated and diligent psychiatrist serving the communities of San Francisco, San Jose, Los Altos, La Palma, and Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Walker obtained his medical degree from the University of Tennessee. He also completed his residency in psychiatry and internship at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Walker is a part of SavantCare. He is board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Walker was chief resident during his psychiatry residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center."
Rochelle Gordon, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, DABPN
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"Everybody has problems. They might be relationships, job stress, depression, anxiety, moodswings... I posit every problem has a solution and that we can work together to find it. I have helped people for over 25 years. I am a board certified psychiatrist. I am empathic & nonjudgemental. You and I will become partners in understanding which of these issues are uniquely yours, and how you have been dealing with them. We all use tools which may have worked with past problems but in fact may be working against us now. We can replace these with successful ways of dealing with life!"
Depression
(415) 875-9139
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
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Depression
"Everybody has problems. They might be relationships, job stress, depression, anxiety, moodswings... I posit every problem has a solution and that we can work together to find it. I have helped people for over 25 years. I am a board certified psychiatrist. I am empathic & nonjudgemental. You and I will become partners in understanding which of these issues are uniquely yours, and how you have been dealing with them. We all use tools which may have worked with past problems but in fact may be working against us now. We can replace these with successful ways of dealing with life!"
TMS Health Solutions - Ferhad Ahmad, MD, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"I specialize in treating patients with anxiety or Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). I believe mental health is a vital aspect of any individual's well-being, and I work to have every patient with depression be as symptom-free as possible and enjoy life to the fullest. I find Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to be an important treatment modality as it allows me to work with my patients and tailor individual treatment modalities specific to their symptoms, and relieve their suffering from depression or another psychological disorder. I believe that TMS can be an instrument as alternative or additive to medications."
Depression
(844) 557-0695
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Depression
"I specialize in treating patients with anxiety or Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). I believe mental health is a vital aspect of any individual's well-being, and I work to have every patient with depression be as symptom-free as possible and enjoy life to the fullest. I find Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to be an important treatment modality as it allows me to work with my patients and tailor individual treatment modalities specific to their symptoms, and relieve their suffering from depression or another psychological disorder. I believe that TMS can be an instrument as alternative or additive to medications."
TMS Health Solutions - Oana Galicki, MD, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"I specialize in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. I'm dedicating to helping patients understand their mental health conditions and finding the appropriate treatments, such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), which I began to offer upon seeing its remarkable effect on those who had not responded to other therapies."
Depression
(844) 462-9257
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Depression
"I specialize in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. I'm dedicating to helping patients understand their mental health conditions and finding the appropriate treatments, such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), which I began to offer upon seeing its remarkable effect on those who had not responded to other therapies."
Sara K Sheriff, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
"I am a board certified psychiatrist with a focus on in-depth psychotherapy. I have experience treating a wide variety of psychological and emotional difficulties with both psychotherapy and medication. I am particularly interested in working with those seeking a greater sense of well being, satisfaction in relationships, and understanding of self. I offer treatment for adults including individual psychotherapy, psychiatric consultation and medication management. Treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation typically lasting one to three sessions. During this time, we will attempt to understand and refine the nature of existing difficulties and discuss treatment options."
Depression
(510) 953-4802
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94618
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Depression
"I am a board certified psychiatrist with a focus on in-depth psychotherapy. I have experience treating a wide variety of psychological and emotional difficulties with both psychotherapy and medication. I am particularly interested in working with those seeking a greater sense of well being, satisfaction in relationships, and understanding of self. I offer treatment for adults including individual psychotherapy, psychiatric consultation and medication management. Treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation typically lasting one to three sessions. During this time, we will attempt to understand and refine the nature of existing difficulties and discuss treatment options."
Foresight, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94660
"Foresight is transforming mental healthcare by leveraging cutting-edge technology while remaining affordable. Care at Foresight begins with building your profile based on your genetic profile, comprehensive symptom profile, family history, and lifestyle. The Foresight Platform analyzes hundreds of thousands of pages of clinical research to assist our doctors in accurately and quickly identifying the optimal treatment for you. Weekly surveys keep your symptom profile constantly up to date. Practice-issued wearable devices continuously monitor your sleep, exercise, stress, anxiety, mood, and other key factors of mental health. Based on your status, treatment plans are updated."
Depression
(510) 681-2349
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94660
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Depression
"Foresight is transforming mental healthcare by leveraging cutting-edge technology while remaining affordable. Care at Foresight begins with building your profile based on your genetic profile, comprehensive symptom profile, family history, and lifestyle. The Foresight Platform analyzes hundreds of thousands of pages of clinical research to assist our doctors in accurately and quickly identifying the optimal treatment for you. Weekly surveys keep your symptom profile constantly up to date. Practice-issued wearable devices continuously monitor your sleep, exercise, stress, anxiety, mood, and other key factors of mental health. Based on your status, treatment plans are updated."
TMS Health Solutions - Richard Bermudes, MD, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
"I have treated patients with advanced depression and mental health issues for over 20 years. I have been dedicated to helping those with treatment-resistant depression, where depression meds may not have provided relief. I've been an advocate and educator for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and have witnessed great results with this innovative treatment."
Depression
(415) 908-1723
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94610
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Depression
"I have treated patients with advanced depression and mental health issues for over 20 years. I have been dedicated to helping those with treatment-resistant depression, where depression meds may not have provided relief. I've been an advocate and educator for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and have witnessed great results with this innovative treatment."
Jeanne Leventhal Alexander, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, ABPN, FRCPC, FAPA, FACPsyc
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
"Anyone in need of an experienced psychopharmacologist for medical psychiatric care is my ideal client. I do detailed and in depth evaluations of your history, family history, and medical problems. My intake varies from 60 minutes to 120 minutes depending on the complexity of the issue. I find that if the initial evaluation is done properly, the treatment becomes much more clear. My ideal client is someone who wishes to have their mental health problem carefully thought through as well as any health problems taken into account. Women with hormone related issues at any age is an area of expertise."
Depression
(510) 878-5665
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94611
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Depression
"Anyone in need of an experienced psychopharmacologist for medical psychiatric care is my ideal client. I do detailed and in depth evaluations of your history, family history, and medical problems. My intake varies from 60 minutes to 120 minutes depending on the complexity of the issue. I find that if the initial evaluation is done properly, the treatment becomes much more clear. My ideal client is someone who wishes to have their mental health problem carefully thought through as well as any health problems taken into account. Women with hormone related issues at any age is an area of expertise."
Elizabeth Rawson, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, MHS
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
"I am a Yale and UCSF-trained psychiatrist with expertise in caring for a variety of mental health concerns using psychotherapy and medication. My approach to treatment is personalized to each individual's unique history, difficulties, strengths, and aspirations. I have advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and my practice focuses on producing long-lasting improvements in mental health through psychotherapy with medication when needed. I welcome patients of all backgrounds and identities and earned an Area of Distinction in LGBT mental health from UCSF. I remain involved in academia as a volunteer faculty member at UCSF."
Depression
(415) 767-1598
Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, California 94601
Depression
"I am a Yale and UCSF-trained psychiatrist with expertise in caring for a variety of mental health concerns using psychotherapy and medication. My approach to treatment is personalized to each individual's unique history, difficulties, strengths, and aspirations. I have advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and my practice focuses on producing long-lasting improvements in mental health through psychotherapy with medication when needed. I welcome patients of all backgrounds and identities and earned an Area of Distinction in LGBT mental health from UCSF. I remain involved in academia as a volunteer faculty member at UCSF."
Anna Budayr, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I have a unique practice style combining the use of psychotropic medications with psychodynamic psychotherapy, and a unique treatment plan is formulated for every individual patient. For more information please feel free to call my office."
Depression
(510) 878-4521
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Depression
"I have a unique practice style combining the use of psychotropic medications with psychodynamic psychotherapy, and a unique treatment plan is formulated for every individual patient. For more information please feel free to call my office."
Lucas Jones, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94611
"Mental health difficulties have many dimensions. I combine my medical background and psychotherapy training with a compassionate and humanistic approach. In other words, I try to shed light on your difficulties in any way possible. In the course of "medication management," we may simultaneously realize important personal and relational patterns that underlie some of the symptoms that bring you to treatment. If you are seeing a therapist separately, I will collaborate with that clinician so that we can coordinate and deepen our shared understanding of your difficulties."
Depression
(510) 808-6022
Verified
Oakland, California 94611
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Depression
"Mental health difficulties have many dimensions. I combine my medical background and psychotherapy training with a compassionate and humanistic approach. In other words, I try to shed light on your difficulties in any way possible. In the course of "medication management," we may simultaneously realize important personal and relational patterns that underlie some of the symptoms that bring you to treatment. If you are seeing a therapist separately, I will collaborate with that clinician so that we can coordinate and deepen our shared understanding of your difficulties."
Marcus J (Bo) Houston, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94618
"I am a board-certified psychiatrist in the East Bay. I am trained to address all of the major psychiatric diagnoses and specialize in both psychotherapy and medication management. My approach recognizes the practical necessity of diagnostic categories, but I also value and rely on the uniqueness of one's subjective experience to help guide the treatment process. It can be helpful for some people to hear that they may benefit from psychiatric or psychotherapeutic help even when a diagnosis may be unclear or unnecessary."
Depression
(510) 808-6278
Verified
Oakland, California 94618
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Depression
"I am a board-certified psychiatrist in the East Bay. I am trained to address all of the major psychiatric diagnoses and specialize in both psychotherapy and medication management. My approach recognizes the practical necessity of diagnostic categories, but I also value and rely on the uniqueness of one's subjective experience to help guide the treatment process. It can be helpful for some people to hear that they may benefit from psychiatric or psychotherapeutic help even when a diagnosis may be unclear or unnecessary."
TMS Health Solutions - Ryan Vidrine, MD, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94609
"I specialize in treating patients with OCD, Body Dysmorphia, Anxiety Disorders, and Treatment-Resistant Depression. I provide medication management, as well as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), for my patients whose symptoms have not completely resolved with therapy and medication. I approach all my patient encounters from the perspective of providing treatment in the interest of getting people to connect with and move closer to their values, and I incorporate various disciplines including ACT, CBT, ERP, Mindfulness, and the latest evidence in pharmacology, neuroscience, and neuromodulation."
Depression
(844) 867-8444
Verified
Oakland, California 94609
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Depression
"I specialize in treating patients with OCD, Body Dysmorphia, Anxiety Disorders, and Treatment-Resistant Depression. I provide medication management, as well as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), for my patients whose symptoms have not completely resolved with therapy and medication. I approach all my patient encounters from the perspective of providing treatment in the interest of getting people to connect with and move closer to their values, and I incorporate various disciplines including ACT, CBT, ERP, Mindfulness, and the latest evidence in pharmacology, neuroscience, and neuromodulation."
Candice Rugg, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified by Psychology Today
Oakland, California 94612
"Candice Marie Rugg, PMHNP is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who received her advanced practice education from University of California, San Francisco and specialty training in the San Francisco Department of Veteran's Affairs with a focus on complex medication management and substance use disorders as well as providing trauma-focused CBT and CBT for anxiety and depression. Since 2011, she has worked extensively in community mental health since in both assertive community treatment outpatient and inpatient settings, providing individual therapy and medication management."
Depression
(844) 461-7200
Verified
Oakland, California 94612
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Depression
"Candice Marie Rugg, PMHNP is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who received her advanced practice education from University of California, San Francisco and specialty training in the San Francisco Department of Veteran's Affairs with a focus on complex medication management and substance use disorders as well as providing trauma-focused CBT and CBT for anxiety and depression. Since 2011, she has worked extensively in community mental health since in both assertive community treatment outpatient and inpatient settings, providing individual therapy and medication management."

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If you're looking for help with depression in Oakland or for an Oakland depression psychiatrist, these psychiatrists provide depression therapy (and depression therapies), depression treatment and depression help in Oakland. They include depression psychiatrists, depression psychologists, depression psychotherapists and depression counselors in Oakland. They can also serve as a relationship psychiatrist in Oakland.

A psychiatrist in Oakland can help with post partum depression, feeling depressed, depression anxiety as well as teen depression. Psychiatrists provide Oakland depression counseling, depression support, referrals to depression support groups in Oakland and Oakland depression groups. If you're depressed in Oakland, get help from one of these depression specialists.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Oakland Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication or psychotropics. Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

Some psychiatric practitioners in Oakland specialize in age groups (so check for Oakland child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Oakland). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists or geropsychiatrists.

Other related specialties include psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics and neuroimaging.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Oakland, or mental health nurse practitioners, perform many of the same functions as a psychiatrist. This includes diagnosing mental illness and prescribing medication. Oakland Psychiatric nurse practitioners also act as a therapist, helping patients with depression, anxiety and suicidal individuals, as well as other conditions that can be remedied with counseling.

Nurses monitor for side effects and responses to medical treatments and offer information on medications so that clients can make informed choices about their use.