Steven James Pennybaker
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Offers video visits
I also have an interest in LGBTQ mental health care and am happy to provide care for patients anywhere on the queer-spectrum.
I am a psychiatrist who works with patients with a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, 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. Whether your goal be symptom reduction, minimizing side-effect burden, or minimizing medications, I’m happy to provide my insight and help you reach your goals.
(415) 687-5889 x200
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Offers video visits
I also have an interest in LGBTQ mental health care and am happy to provide care for patients anywhere on the queer-spectrum.
I am a psychiatrist who works with patients with a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, 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. Whether your goal be symptom reduction, minimizing side-effect burden, or minimizing medications, I’m happy to provide my insight and help you reach your goals.
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Bertrand Lee Wicholas
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94114
Offers video visits
My areas of expertise include psychotherapy and psychopharmacology for the following issues: depression, anxiety disorders, LGBTQ mental health, relationship and work difficulties, overwhelming stress and trauma, and ADHD.
I specialize in the treatment of adults with a range of mental health concerns. I treat clients in a professional and confidential setting that feels safe and non-judgmental. My practice draws upon a variety of evidence-based psychotherapies and utilizes psychiatric medications if appropriate. I believe that for any treatment to be effective, it must be built upon a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship that reflects each client's individual needs and personal values. I believe in a down-to-earth and transparent approach to psychiatry that views genuine human connection as the foundation of any treatment.
(206) 745-6315
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94114
Offers video visits
My areas of expertise include psychotherapy and psychopharmacology for the following issues: depression, anxiety disorders, LGBTQ mental health, relationship and work difficulties, overwhelming stress and trauma, and ADHD.
I specialize in the treatment of adults with a range of mental health concerns. I treat clients in a professional and confidential setting that feels safe and non-judgmental. My practice draws upon a variety of evidence-based psychotherapies and utilizes psychiatric medications if appropriate. I believe that for any treatment to be effective, it must be built upon a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship that reflects each client's individual needs and personal values. I believe in a down-to-earth and transparent approach to psychiatry that views genuine human connection as the foundation of any treatment.
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Israel Katz
Psychiatrist Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers video visits
My practice is LGBTQ+ affirming.
You may be struggling with anxiety and depression. Or you may have the nagging sense of not living up to your potential, or feeling lost, overwhelmed, and confused. I have the experience to help you deal with life challenges and help you come more into your own, with greater freedom. Something powerful in the conversation created together can help you become more of yourself and help us understand what may be holding you back. This unique experience can provide support in dealing with the current struggles while also looking at the bigger picture of your life and your wishes, hopes, and dreams.
(415) 549-0020
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers video visits
My practice is LGBTQ+ affirming.
You may be struggling with anxiety and depression. Or you may have the nagging sense of not living up to your potential, or feeling lost, overwhelmed, and confused. I have the experience to help you deal with life challenges and help you come more into your own, with greater freedom. Something powerful in the conversation created together can help you become more of yourself and help us understand what may be holding you back. This unique experience can provide support in dealing with the current struggles while also looking at the bigger picture of your life and your wishes, hopes, and dreams.
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John Haupert
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNPBC Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Offers video visits
I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner with extensive experience providing therapy and medication to adults of all ages. I provide non-judgmental care for clients who want to improve their mental health and wellbeing. I am oriented towards the harm-reduction model and feel it is important to meet each client where they are in their individual mental health and wellness journey. My primary areas of interest are in trauma, substance abuse, and in working with the LGBTQ+ community. My other areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, ADHD, and addiction, among many other mental health concerns.
(628) 232-8613
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Offers video visits
I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner with extensive experience providing therapy and medication to adults of all ages. I provide non-judgmental care for clients who want to improve their mental health and wellbeing. I am oriented towards the harm-reduction model and feel it is important to meet each client where they are in their individual mental health and wellness journey. My primary areas of interest are in trauma, substance abuse, and in working with the LGBTQ+ community. My other areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, ADHD, and addiction, among many other mental health concerns.
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Rashad Hardaway
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
Not accepting new clients
I welcome clients of diverse backgrounds including persons identifying as POC, LGBTQIA+, spiritual, religious, and anyone with their own unique identity.
Person-first health means to never view you as a mental health or physical diagnosis. It means you are always person, first (and foremost), and I prioritize the things in your life that matter to you. I treat a broad range of mental health conditions such as autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and OCD. And I treat individuals with developmental disabilities for emotional and behavioral problems. I see a diverse range of clients: from children to young adults to early career professionals. Additionally, I work with college and graduate students who are dealing with life and academic challenges.
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Not accepting new clients
I welcome clients of diverse backgrounds including persons identifying as POC, LGBTQIA+, spiritual, religious, and anyone with their own unique identity.
Person-first health means to never view you as a mental health or physical diagnosis. It means you are always person, first (and foremost), and I prioritize the things in your life that matter to you. I treat a broad range of mental health conditions such as autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and OCD. And I treat individuals with developmental disabilities for emotional and behavioral problems. I see a diverse range of clients: from children to young adults to early career professionals. Additionally, I work with college and graduate students who are dealing with life and academic challenges.
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Elizabeth Rawson
Psychiatrist, MD, MHS Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Not accepting new clients
I welcome patients of all backgrounds and identities and earned an Area of Distinction in LGBTQ+ mental health from UCSF.
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 goals. In my practice, I focus on working with you to achieve long-lasting improvements in your mental health and life satisfaction by creating a space in which your inner life can be experienced and understood.
(415) 767-1598
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94115
Not accepting new clients
I welcome patients of all backgrounds and identities and earned an Area of Distinction in LGBTQ+ mental health from UCSF.
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 goals. In my practice, I focus on working with you to achieve long-lasting improvements in your mental health and life satisfaction by creating a space in which your inner life can be experienced and understood.
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Michael Hipolito, MD
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
San Francisco, CA 94108
Additionally, I have had experience working in an HIV Psychiatry Clinic and leading a Gay Men's Psychodynamic Group for veterans.
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist who offers both psychotherapy and medication management services. I completed my undergraduate studies at Stanford University with a B.A. in Psychology with Honors and B.S. in Biological Sciences. I earned my medical degree from New York Medical College, where I was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society. Afterwards, I pursued my residency training at the University of California, San Francisco, where I had the privilege of working with a variety of populations at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, SF VA Medical Center, and SF General Hospital.
(415) 942-8317
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San Francisco, CA 94108
Additionally, I have had experience working in an HIV Psychiatry Clinic and leading a Gay Men's Psychodynamic Group for veterans.
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist who offers both psychotherapy and medication management services. I completed my undergraduate studies at Stanford University with a B.A. in Psychology with Honors and B.S. in Biological Sciences. I earned my medical degree from New York Medical College, where I was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society. Afterwards, I pursued my residency training at the University of California, San Francisco, where I had the privilege of working with a variety of populations at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, SF VA Medical Center, and SF General Hospital.
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Candice Marie Rugg
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, BSN, RN, MSN, PMHNP, BC Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Offers video visits
I specialize in working with patients who struggle with substance use disorders. My approach is based on a harm reduction model, utilizing trauma informed care and a whole person focus when considering treatment options. The care I offer is always client centric and non-judgemental. My other areas of interest include sexual health/sex positivity, and I am passionate in providing culturally sensitive care that is gender-affirming, body-positive, Alt sex/Alt relationship-affirming, and LGBTQIA informed.
(628) 230-4994
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Offers video visits
I specialize in working with patients who struggle with substance use disorders. My approach is based on a harm reduction model, utilizing trauma informed care and a whole person focus when considering treatment options. The care I offer is always client centric and non-judgemental. My other areas of interest include sexual health/sex positivity, and I am passionate in providing culturally sensitive care that is gender-affirming, body-positive, Alt sex/Alt relationship-affirming, and LGBTQIA informed.
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Liz G Moore
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, NP, RN Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Offers video visits
Walk and talk it out. Move forward in life literally and figuratively.
(415) 630-6583
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Offers video visits
Walk and talk it out. Move forward in life literally and figuratively.
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William Huggett
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Offers video visits
You've noticed how it's getting more difficult to get through the day? Sometimes life can feel heavy, like you’re just going through the motions. By this point, you’ve probably already tried a few things to help yourself. But don’t give up. Because underneath the anxiety and depression, there is another part of you that’s waiting to emerge. Of course, it can be hard to turn things around on your own. So it's OK to reach out for help.
(415) 527-5617
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Offers video visits
You've noticed how it's getting more difficult to get through the day? Sometimes life can feel heavy, like you’re just going through the motions. By this point, you’ve probably already tried a few things to help yourself. But don’t give up. Because underneath the anxiety and depression, there is another part of you that’s waiting to emerge. Of course, it can be hard to turn things around on your own. So it's OK to reach out for help.
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Erik Lee, PMHNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Offers video visits
The judicious use of prescription medications can be an important component of any recovery plan. My aspiration to make high-quality psychiatric care more accessible began when I was unable to find a psychiatric provider who would take my (very good) insurance, so after gaining experience at an early psychosis clinic, a mental health crisis clinic, and dual diagnosis programs, I started a solo practice in 2017 that expanded into a group practice from 2019 to 2021. Today, I continue to see patients from my solo practice. I bill insurance directly whenever possible.
(415) 936-0047
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Offers video visits
The judicious use of prescription medications can be an important component of any recovery plan. My aspiration to make high-quality psychiatric care more accessible began when I was unable to find a psychiatric provider who would take my (very good) insurance, so after gaining experience at an early psychosis clinic, a mental health crisis clinic, and dual diagnosis programs, I started a solo practice in 2017 that expanded into a group practice from 2019 to 2021. Today, I continue to see patients from my solo practice. I bill insurance directly whenever possible.
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Jeffrey L Seal
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
San Francisco, CA 94112
Offers video visits
I am a psychiatrist specializing in therapy and medication management for adults. My small private practice provides the time for an in-depth assessment of a patient's needs and the formulation of a detailed treatment plan. The initial assessment usually takes two meetings and forms the foundation for an ongoing therapeutic relationship. I primarily utilize psychodynamic approaches, within a holistic framework that considers diet, exercise, and work-life balance. I provide treatment in a warm, compassionate, and accepting environment.
(415) 619-6405
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San Francisco, CA 94112
Offers video visits
I am a psychiatrist specializing in therapy and medication management for adults. My small private practice provides the time for an in-depth assessment of a patient's needs and the formulation of a detailed treatment plan. The initial assessment usually takes two meetings and forms the foundation for an ongoing therapeutic relationship. I primarily utilize psychodynamic approaches, within a holistic framework that considers diet, exercise, and work-life balance. I provide treatment in a warm, compassionate, and accepting environment.
Open Mind Health
Psychiatrist Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Offers video visits
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, isolation, relationship/family issues? At Open Mind Health, we get to the “root cause” of what’s actually leading to your emotional challenges, while treating the resulting issues and developing lasting solutions to help you feel optimistic and hopeful. We offer customized holistic treatment plans in our wellness tracks developed to provide lasting results, Our therapists and life coaches are compassionate and forward-thinkers. Call us today to get started on your path to mental wellness at 855-550-MIND (6463).
(619) 215-5281
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Offers video visits
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, isolation, relationship/family issues? At Open Mind Health, we get to the “root cause” of what’s actually leading to your emotional challenges, while treating the resulting issues and developing lasting solutions to help you feel optimistic and hopeful. We offer customized holistic treatment plans in our wellness tracks developed to provide lasting results, Our therapists and life coaches are compassionate and forward-thinkers. Call us today to get started on your path to mental wellness at 855-550-MIND (6463).
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Dr. Mark Chofla | Telepsychiatrist
Psychiatrist, DO Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers video visits
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) 903-8684
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers video visits
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.
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J. Andrew Chacko
Psychiatrist, MD, MSE, FAPA Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Not accepting new clients
I provide a unique approach to psychiatric care, one that fully embraces a strengths-based, and personalized approach. While I treat the whole spectrum of mental health conditions, I specialize in ADD/ADHD, Trauma (PTSD), Sexual Health and Intimacy, Anxiety & Depression My work often focusses on professionals who have been successful, but now find themselves struggling, especially clinicians suffering from burnout.
(628) 210-8367
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94109
Not accepting new clients
I provide a unique approach to psychiatric care, one that fully embraces a strengths-based, and personalized approach. While I treat the whole spectrum of mental health conditions, I specialize in ADD/ADHD, Trauma (PTSD), Sexual Health and Intimacy, Anxiety & Depression My work often focusses on professionals who have been successful, but now find themselves struggling, especially clinicians suffering from burnout.
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Ravi Hariprasad
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH, FAPA Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Offers video visits
I am a Harvard (MGH) trained psychiatrist, an engineer and a serial entrepreneur. As an integrative physician, I am ambidextrous in performing as a psychopharmacologist, an Ayurvedic healer, a therapist, and a mindful life coach. Together we collaborate closely to identify and remove obstacles to wellness, to reduce suffering, and to gain a personal understanding of the complex relationship between mental and physical health. Your personal preferences and strengths guide our approach. Quite simply, I approach problem solving and treatment planning differently.
(415) 360-0856
Verified
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Offers video visits
I am a Harvard (MGH) trained psychiatrist, an engineer and a serial entrepreneur. As an integrative physician, I am ambidextrous in performing as a psychopharmacologist, an Ayurvedic healer, a therapist, and a mindful life coach. Together we collaborate closely to identify and remove obstacles to wellness, to reduce suffering, and to gain a personal understanding of the complex relationship between mental and physical health. Your personal preferences and strengths guide our approach. Quite simply, I approach problem solving and treatment planning differently.
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Aneesh López-Nandam
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Not accepting new clients
Making the decision to seek help with your struggles can feel both uplifting and vulnerable. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for us to talk. I help adults with a wide variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, life transitions, self-esteem, coping with uncertainty, relationship problems, working towards goals, and finding meaning.
Verified

San Francisco, CA 94109
Not accepting new clients
Making the decision to seek help with your struggles can feel both uplifting and vulnerable. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for us to talk. I help adults with a wide variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, life transitions, self-esteem, coping with uncertainty, relationship problems, working towards goals, and finding meaning.
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Elizabeth A Mayer
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
San Francisco, CA 94127
Offers video visits
For 30 years I've been helping people address emotional suffering through psychotherapy and/or medication, with the aim of clarifying the source of the problems, allowing new, freer solutions . My style is direct, open and collaborative. I strive with warmth and empathy to foster a discussion where feelings and thoughts may be explored, better understood and practically managed so they'll less likely cause symptoms like sadness, anxiety, loneliness, strained relationships, or physical illness. I also specialize in addressing procrastination, problems with creativity, low self esteem, emptiness, lack of meaning and sexual concerns.
(415) 639-9253
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San Francisco, CA 94127
Offers video visits
For 30 years I've been helping people address emotional suffering through psychotherapy and/or medication, with the aim of clarifying the source of the problems, allowing new, freer solutions . My style is direct, open and collaborative. I strive with warmth and empathy to foster a discussion where feelings and thoughts may be explored, better understood and practically managed so they'll less likely cause symptoms like sadness, anxiety, loneliness, strained relationships, or physical illness. I also specialize in addressing procrastination, problems with creativity, low self esteem, emptiness, lack of meaning and sexual concerns.
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Jeff Leininger
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
Offers video visits
I have been successful in helping individuals who are experiencing challenging life transitions, acute or chronic anxiety, depression, attention issues, insomnia and chemical dependency. I also work with clients during their times of wellness in order to create a more balanced, mindful and body-centered consciousness. I can help you articulate blind spots or resolve chronic anxieties that have traditionally disrupted your healing process or kept you from experiencing a greater sense of fulfillment. I have considerable experience working with individuals who are reconsidering their relationship to alcohol and other substances.
(415) 325-2941
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San Francisco, CA 94103
Offers video visits
I have been successful in helping individuals who are experiencing challenging life transitions, acute or chronic anxiety, depression, attention issues, insomnia and chemical dependency. I also work with clients during their times of wellness in order to create a more balanced, mindful and body-centered consciousness. I can help you articulate blind spots or resolve chronic anxieties that have traditionally disrupted your healing process or kept you from experiencing a greater sense of fulfillment. I have considerable experience working with individuals who are reconsidering their relationship to alcohol and other substances.
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James R. Henry
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I am a board-certified psychiatrist practicing in downtown San Francisco. I offer psychotherapy, medication consultation, at-home mental health evaluation, and guided meditation sessions. After training in psychology at Harvard University, I received my medical training at the University of California, San Diego. I completed my internship and psychiatry residency at the University of California, San Francisco, where I pursued research in mindfulness and technology.
(747) 999-6322
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San Francisco, CA 94102
I am a board-certified psychiatrist practicing in downtown San Francisco. I offer psychotherapy, medication consultation, at-home mental health evaluation, and guided meditation sessions. After training in psychology at Harvard University, I received my medical training at the University of California, San Diego. I completed my internship and psychiatry residency at the University of California, San Francisco, where I pursued research in mindfulness and technology.

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LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists
We should make clear that not all the psychiatrists listed here are gay themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being gay in San Francisco or homosexual. They provide help for gay couples in gay relationships, gay issues and issues that affect gay life.

If you're gay or are looking for help with gay issues in San Francisco or for a San Francisco gay psychiatrist these professionals provide gay counseling and gay friendly care for gays or lesbians. They include gay friendly psychiatrists plus gay psychiatrists in San Francisco, gay friendly psychologists, and gay friendly counsellors.



About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

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