Dannie Brown
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP Verified
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
Her areas of focus include (but are not limited to) Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD.
Dannie is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), with a background in psychology and over 10 years experience working as a medical-surgical nurse. She provides comprehensive mental health evaluations, individually tailored treatment plans, brief therapy and prescribes psychopharmacological medications where indicated. Dannie combines evidence-based practices with clinical experience, and if necessary, collaborates with additional providers to deliver safe and effective care.
(415) 234-4435
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Her areas of focus include (but are not limited to) Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD.
Dannie is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), with a background in psychology and over 10 years experience working as a medical-surgical nurse. She provides comprehensive mental health evaluations, individually tailored treatment plans, brief therapy and prescribes psychopharmacological medications where indicated. Dannie combines evidence-based practices with clinical experience, and if necessary, collaborates with additional providers to deliver safe and effective care.
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Michelle Guchereau
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist for adults, adolescents and children. I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD), depression and anxiety. I provide thorough psychiatric assessments, medications and/or psychotherapy for adults and youth. I also collaborate with other therapists to provide medication evaluations and treatment for patients who are actively in therapy elsewhere. I have offices in downtown San Francisco and Marin, and I also offer appointments by videoconference.
(415) 969-5396
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist for adults, adolescents and children. I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD), depression and anxiety. I provide thorough psychiatric assessments, medications and/or psychotherapy for adults and youth. I also collaborate with other therapists to provide medication evaluations and treatment for patients who are actively in therapy elsewhere. I have offices in downtown San Francisco and Marin, and I also offer appointments by videoconference.
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Brightside Health
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94105
Offers video visits
Depression can feel overwhelming and confusing. At Brightside we’re here to help you find your way with comprehensive care on your terms. We offer step-by-step treatment including medication, therapy, and self care—all from the privacy of your home. We evaluate your symptoms, prescribe the right regimen, and have your medication delivered to your door. Our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) lessons can be completed at your own pace, and help you learn simple skills that have a big impact.
(415) 680-9285
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Depression can feel overwhelming and confusing. At Brightside we’re here to help you find your way with comprehensive care on your terms. We offer step-by-step treatment including medication, therapy, and self care—all from the privacy of your home. We evaluate your symptoms, prescribe the right regimen, and have your medication delivered to your door. Our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) lessons can be completed at your own pace, and help you learn simple skills that have a big impact.
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Martin Cunanan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, AGNP-C, PMHNP-B Verified
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
Martin Cunanan is a dual board-certified psychiatric-mental health and adult-gerontology HIV/AIDS-focused nurse practitioner. He has extensive experience working with patients from diverse backgrounds. He has worked at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and with other non-profit organizations in the Bay Area. In addition to general psychiatry services, Martin enjoys working with patients coping with depression, anxiety, trauma and substance abuse.
(628) 257-2729
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Martin Cunanan is a dual board-certified psychiatric-mental health and adult-gerontology HIV/AIDS-focused nurse practitioner. He has extensive experience working with patients from diverse backgrounds. He has worked at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and with other non-profit organizations in the Bay Area. In addition to general psychiatry services, Martin enjoys working with patients coping with depression, anxiety, trauma and substance abuse.
The Focus Doc
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
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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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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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.
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Lindsey Hughes
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP Verified
Office is near:
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
I specialize in the treatment of Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD).
I treat adults with a variety of mental health diagnoses. My goal is to assist patients to live a meaningful life. I have been a nurse for over 7 years and have experience working in a variety of settings including inpatient, acute care psychiatric rehabs and residential treatment facilities. I use a comprehensive method to caring for patients and realize therapeutic medications work in combination with psychotherapy. I take a non-judgmental and compassionate approach and believe patients should be partners in their care and have choices.
(510) 272-7069
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Office is near:
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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I specialize in the treatment of Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD).
I treat adults with a variety of mental health diagnoses. My goal is to assist patients to live a meaningful life. I have been a nurse for over 7 years and have experience working in a variety of settings including inpatient, acute care psychiatric rehabs and residential treatment facilities. I use a comprehensive method to caring for patients and realize therapeutic medications work in combination with psychotherapy. I take a non-judgmental and compassionate approach and believe patients should be partners in their care and have choices.
Mindful Health Solutions - Jennifer Guo, MD, PhD
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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I am focused on treating patients with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric disorders. I am particularly interested in using interventional psychiatric approaches including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for treatment-resistant depression.
(415) 338-9307
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Office is near:
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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I am focused on treating patients with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric disorders. I am particularly interested in using interventional psychiatric approaches including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for treatment-resistant depression.
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Armando León
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
León treats patients with a wide variety of psychiatric diagnoses including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD and other common and complex conditions.
Dr. Armando León is a licensed psychiatrist with experience in medication management and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. His clinical approach acknowledges the important roles that mindfulness and curiosity play in achieving and maintaining wellness. He sees early relationships as foundational to how we operate in the world and hopes to promote greater insight and capacity for change through this lens.
(415) 799-5738
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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León treats patients with a wide variety of psychiatric diagnoses including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD and other common and complex conditions.
Dr. Armando León is a licensed psychiatrist with experience in medication management and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. His clinical approach acknowledges the important roles that mindfulness and curiosity play in achieving and maintaining wellness. He sees early relationships as foundational to how we operate in the world and hopes to promote greater insight and capacity for change through this lens.
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Gloria Sim Le
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP Verified
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
She has experience treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, and bipolar disorders.
Gloria Sim Le is a bay area native and an experienced board certified family nurse practitioner. She has a variety of experience in different clinical settings including neurological ICU, long-term care facilities, school nursing, primary care clinics, weight management, and aesthetics. During her time in family medicine, she found her true passion in psychiatry. While mental health disorders may occur without any underlying conditions, she ensures there is not a physiological cause of mental illness prior to initiating treatment.
(510) 201-5876
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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She has experience treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, and bipolar disorders.
Gloria Sim Le is a bay area native and an experienced board certified family nurse practitioner. She has a variety of experience in different clinical settings including neurological ICU, long-term care facilities, school nursing, primary care clinics, weight management, and aesthetics. During her time in family medicine, she found her true passion in psychiatry. While mental health disorders may occur without any underlying conditions, she ensures there is not a physiological cause of mental illness prior to initiating treatment.
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Nishi Bhopal
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94133
Offers video visits
Stress does not have to be an everyday experience. I specialize in working with high performing professionals and entrepreneurs to overcome anxiety, depression, and sleep issues, and optimize mental wellbeing. Most of my patients are invested in their personal growth and want a personalized approach that involves precision diagnostic testing, nutrition & supplements, mind-body medicine, sleep optimization, and coaching. We’ll work together to help you achieve your wellness goals, break free from unhelpful patterns, and find balance and ease in all aspects of life.
(415) 942-5037
Verified
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Stress does not have to be an everyday experience. I specialize in working with high performing professionals and entrepreneurs to overcome anxiety, depression, and sleep issues, and optimize mental wellbeing. Most of my patients are invested in their personal growth and want a personalized approach that involves precision diagnostic testing, nutrition & supplements, mind-body medicine, sleep optimization, and coaching. We’ll work together to help you achieve your wellness goals, break free from unhelpful patterns, and find balance and ease in all aspects of life.
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Karin Hastik, M.D.
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
My practice utilizes a personalized approach to the psychiatric treatment of adolescents and adults. I focus on comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and individualized treatment of a variety of psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention deficit disorder and post traumatic stress related conditions as well as work related interpersonal challenges and coaching. I work with adolescents and adults to ensure your best care through behavioral interventions, psychotherapy, nutritional analysis, and medication management. Genetic testing and functional medicine are an integral part of my practice and patient care.
(415) 408-7009
Verified

Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
My practice utilizes a personalized approach to the psychiatric treatment of adolescents and adults. I focus on comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and individualized treatment of a variety of psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention deficit disorder and post traumatic stress related conditions as well as work related interpersonal challenges and coaching. I work with adolescents and adults to ensure your best care through behavioral interventions, psychotherapy, nutritional analysis, and medication management. Genetic testing and functional medicine are an integral part of my practice and patient care.
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Timothy C. Van Deusen
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
I'm board certified in both general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry focusing on the complex issues of adolescents and young adults ages 13-29. These years of development can be complicated and confusing, and the time for the emergence of many psychiatric disorders. My areas of interests include anxiety, depression, and the transitioning to college. I also help college students return back to school when they have had to take a break due to stress leading to poor grades, family issues, relationship conflicts, or other emotional hardships.. I provide weekly psychotherapy and prescribe medications when indicated.
(203) 779-6313
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Office is near:
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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I'm board certified in both general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry focusing on the complex issues of adolescents and young adults ages 13-29. These years of development can be complicated and confusing, and the time for the emergence of many psychiatric disorders. My areas of interests include anxiety, depression, and the transitioning to college. I also help college students return back to school when they have had to take a break due to stress leading to poor grades, family issues, relationship conflicts, or other emotional hardships.. I provide weekly psychotherapy and prescribe medications when indicated.
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Asheena Lee
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
If you are a woman struggling with moodiness, poor sleep, trouble in your relationships, anxiety, or depression this clinic is for you. Dr. Lee is an expert in the field of women’s mental health and a specialist in reproductive psychiatry. She understands the complexities that occur while trying to balance home life and work life. She also has additional training to help women through some of the hardest transition periods such as pregnancy and the postpartum period. Getting back to your old self is your goal and Dr. Lee is here to help.
(562) 548-8391
Verified

Office is near:
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
If you are a woman struggling with moodiness, poor sleep, trouble in your relationships, anxiety, or depression this clinic is for you. Dr. Lee is an expert in the field of women’s mental health and a specialist in reproductive psychiatry. She understands the complexities that occur while trying to balance home life and work life. She also has additional training to help women through some of the hardest transition periods such as pregnancy and the postpartum period. Getting back to your old self is your goal and Dr. Lee is here to help.
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Mimi Winsberg
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
As a Stanford trained psychiatrist with 25 years of clinical experience, I tailor my therapeutic approach to the individual's particular needs and goals. Psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness based approaches are used, along with medication. I treat mood disorders, anxiety, relationship problems, women's issues, disordered eating, and adjustments such as divorce, loss, medical problems, career changes. Medication is best managed in the context of a therapeutic relationship. I believe in the role lifestyle and physical health can play on emotional health, and I incorporate these principles into my therapy practice.
(628) 888-1161
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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As a Stanford trained psychiatrist with 25 years of clinical experience, I tailor my therapeutic approach to the individual's particular needs and goals. Psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness based approaches are used, along with medication. I treat mood disorders, anxiety, relationship problems, women's issues, disordered eating, and adjustments such as divorce, loss, medical problems, career changes. Medication is best managed in the context of a therapeutic relationship. I believe in the role lifestyle and physical health can play on emotional health, and I incorporate these principles into my therapy practice.
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The Happiness Psychiatrist®: Concierge TeleTherapy
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
Welcome! Dr. Ambardar graduated from Stanford with Honors in Biological Sciences, received her MD from Baylor College of Medicine, completed a clinical research fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, & did her Psychiatry residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan. She has been an award-winning psychiatrist in California for over a decade, was awarded the Compassionate Doctor Award 5 times in a row, was twice named a "Super Doctor Rising Star" in LA Magazine’s annual “Best of LA” edition, and named a Top Doctor in the field of Psychiatry.
(310) 598-7580
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Welcome! Dr. Ambardar graduated from Stanford with Honors in Biological Sciences, received her MD from Baylor College of Medicine, completed a clinical research fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, & did her Psychiatry residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan. She has been an award-winning psychiatrist in California for over a decade, was awarded the Compassionate Doctor Award 5 times in a row, was twice named a "Super Doctor Rising Star" in LA Magazine’s annual “Best of LA” edition, and named a Top Doctor in the field of Psychiatry.
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Andrei Kreutzberg
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
Not accepting new clients
I am a board certified psychiatrist offering psychiatric evaluation, medication management and video appointments. My approach is pragmatic and evidence based; medications, alternative treatments, and lifestyle modifications may enhance your ability to move through life feeling effective and feeling good. Drawing from a background in mindfulness, CBT, and psychodynamic therapy, I will strive to understand the factors holding you back from feeling vital.
(415) 723-4199
Verified
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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I am a board certified psychiatrist offering psychiatric evaluation, medication management and video appointments. My approach is pragmatic and evidence based; medications, alternative treatments, and lifestyle modifications may enhance your ability to move through life feeling effective and feeling good. Drawing from a background in mindfulness, CBT, and psychodynamic therapy, I will strive to understand the factors holding you back from feeling vital.
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Minds Matters MD LLC
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
Welcome to MindsMattersMD LLC! Mine is a dynamic telepsychiatry practice designed to meet your mental wellness and overall health needs. I am board certified in general psychiatry. This coupled with a prior psychiatry residency training in the Republic of Ireland, and my background experience of working with patients with mental illnesses, and their families in Nigeria, gives me a unique perspective of the various important aspects of providing quality care.
(417) 855-4813
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Office is near:
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Welcome to MindsMattersMD LLC! Mine is a dynamic telepsychiatry practice designed to meet your mental wellness and overall health needs. I am board certified in general psychiatry. This coupled with a prior psychiatry residency training in the Republic of Ireland, and my background experience of working with patients with mental illnesses, and their families in Nigeria, gives me a unique perspective of the various important aspects of providing quality care.
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Sonia Parikh
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers video visits
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS - I enjoy working with people who want to truly understand and heal the underlying wounds that are holding them back in their life. I work well with those who are curious about their minds and have a goal to function in their lives from a place of grounded trust in themselves. Given my extensive medical and psychological training, I provide comprehensive and compassionate care for the people I treat and am adept at helping people move successfully through a range of difficulties.
(424) 425-3950
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Office is near:
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS - I enjoy working with people who want to truly understand and heal the underlying wounds that are holding them back in their life. I work well with those who are curious about their minds and have a goal to function in their lives from a place of grounded trust in themselves. Given my extensive medical and psychological training, I provide comprehensive and compassionate care for the people I treat and am adept at helping people move successfully through a range of difficulties.
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Silicon Valley Executive Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD, MBA Verified
Office is near:
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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A Stanford psychiatry professor and Director of Stanford’s Lab for Mental Health Innovation, Dr. Nina Vasan drew on her experience in management, entrepreneurship, and Stanford MBA to create Silicon Valley Executive Psychiatry, a first-of-its-kind boutique concierge clinic for executives, entrepreneurs, and elite performers in CA & NY. We optimize your mental fitness and provide a comprehensive, individualized program targeting your unique stressors. The exceptional care and nuanced understanding that only we provide is an investment in your health, leadership, success, wellbeing, and ability to flourish.
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94104
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A Stanford psychiatry professor and Director of Stanford’s Lab for Mental Health Innovation, Dr. Nina Vasan drew on her experience in management, entrepreneurship, and Stanford MBA to create Silicon Valley Executive Psychiatry, a first-of-its-kind boutique concierge clinic for executives, entrepreneurs, and elite performers in CA & NY. We optimize your mental fitness and provide a comprehensive, individualized program targeting your unique stressors. The exceptional care and nuanced understanding that only we provide is an investment in your health, leadership, success, wellbeing, and ability to flourish.
Cara Hoepner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RN, MS, CS, PMHNP Verified
Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94111
Offers video visits
I'm interested in a person's priorities, what engages them in life, and how they want to get there. I take a whole-person, root cause approach that delivers enhanced resilience and renewed feelings of wellbeing beyond "good enough”. I strive for truly well, without side effects. Integrative psychiatry offers solutions to support the complexity and sustained recovery of mood, anxiety, trauma, cognition/ADHD, and sleep-related challenges, including "treatment resistance," which may simply indicate the correct diagnosis has not been found, a biological clue has been missed, or a treatment strategy is not optimal.
(415) 527-3365
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Financial District
San Francisco, CA 94111
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I'm interested in a person's priorities, what engages them in life, and how they want to get there. I take a whole-person, root cause approach that delivers enhanced resilience and renewed feelings of wellbeing beyond "good enough”. I strive for truly well, without side effects. Integrative psychiatry offers solutions to support the complexity and sustained recovery of mood, anxiety, trauma, cognition/ADHD, and sleep-related challenges, including "treatment resistance," which may simply indicate the correct diagnosis has not been found, a biological clue has been missed, or a treatment strategy is not optimal.

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Depression Psychiatrists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression psychiatrists in Financial District, San Francisco. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Financial District, San Francisco is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Financial District, San Francisco 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 Financial District, San Francisco 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 Financial District, San Francisco, 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. Financial District, San Francisco Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.