Heidemarie Ernst

Psychiatrist, MD, PhD

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(650) 282-3962

Heidemarie Ernst

Psychiatrist, MD, PhD


Location

Heidemarie Ernst, MD, PhD
1225 Crane Street
Suite 108
Menlo Park, California 94025
(650) 282-3962

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Welcome to my profile in Psychology Today. I am a Stanford-trained, board-certified psychiatrist who has provided mental health care to a variety of populations over the last 18 years. In my private practice, I see adults over 18 years old, and I have expertise with diagnoses, such as anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. When I first meet new patients, they are frequently unsure what kind of treatment they might benefit from. By providing a warm and collaborative environment, I help the patients understand their needs and identify treatment options, such a medications, therapy, or a combination of both. I strongly believe that ‘no patient is a diagnosis’ – instead, we are all a complex combination of genetic predisposition, upbringing, and other influences that make us the people we are.

Originally born and raised in Germany, I arrived in the US for postdoctoral studies in molecular biology. Through my interactions with physicians who were able to combine research with patient care, I realized that I wanted to become more involved in helping people directly. Therefore, I returned to medical school, followed by my residency in psychiatry. I have maintained my curiosity regarding the genetic contributions to mental illness. I also attend at least two psychiatric conferences a year to stay up-to-date on the newest developments in mental health care.

I am comfortable working with patients from many different backgrounds. In addition, while I do provide individual psychotherapy for some patients, I also greatly enjoy working together with other mental health professionals since some clients best benefit from a team approach. I encourage prospective patients to give me a call to explore whether they might benefit from my services.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 16 Years
  • School: Stanford Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Year Graduated: 2003
  • License and State: A73173 California
  • Board Certification: Psychiatry and Neurology

Finances

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Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Out of Network
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Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Psychiatric Association
  • Member Since: 2002

Location

Heidemarie Ernst, MD, PhD
1225 Crane Street
Suite 108
Menlo Park, California 94025
(650) 282-3962

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Medication Management
  • Women's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Psychosis

Client Focus

I also speak: German
Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals

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Last Modified: 22 Aug 2018

Heidemarie Ernst

Psychiatrist, MD, PhD