Palo Alto Wellness

Psychiatrist, MD

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Palo Alto Wellness, MD, Psychiatrist in Palo Alto
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Palo Alto Wellness

Psychiatrist, MD


Location

Palo Alto Wellness
Palo Alto, California 94305
Call Dr. Shivani Chmura
(415) 993-4146

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Additional Location

The Lotus Collaborative
701 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, California 95060
(831) 600-7103

PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT ACCEPT INSURANCE. As adjunct faculty at Stanford and Stanford Children's Hospitals, Dr. Shivani Chmura is an expert in treating patients with an evidence based, compassionate approach. She also has extensive experience with medication management for eating disorders. Dr. Chmura is trained in both Child and Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry from UCSF and Stanford Universities. She uses a holistic approach to treating every individual, couple, and family. Dr. Chmura is trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities, (CBT, DBT, Supportive). She is an expert on pharmacologic management for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD, and weight management.

I am a psychiatrist, trained in medicine, psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry. I work confidentially with individuals, children and families to improve mental wellness and life satisfaction. I also provide in depth assessments for patients or other providers.

Expert in Mood Disorders, Weight Management, Eating Disorders, ADHD, and Anxiety Disorders. Periodically, I also provide opportunities for group learning and group therapy. Additionally, I work at The Lotus Collaborative and Cielo house in the field of eating disorders.

Qualifications

  • School: Stanford University
  • Year Graduated: 2010
  • License No. and State: A105518 California
  • Board Certification: Board Eligible

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $400
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Association of Psychiatry and Neurology / General Psychiatry Board
  • Certificate Date: 2014
  • Certificate: American Association of Psychiatry and Neurology / ChildPsychiatry Board
  • Certificate Date: 2015

Palo Alto Wellness's Groups

Weight Managment Group

CBT for Weight Control--to live a happy, healthy life for the long term. This is a group for people of any weight class who struggle with body image, weight management, and want a clear, effective, and supportive environment to change their lives.

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ADHD Parenting

Managing a child with ADHD is difficult. Here, we learn about the medical causes and effective treatments, both medication and non medication approaches. We also have opportunities to gain support and guidance from other parents. Group: Minimum 5 Max 7. $95/session. 10 sessions. Lead by Shivani Verma Chmura, M.D.

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Tackling Perfectionism

Perfectionism is an epidemic among our high achieving and highly motivated student population. It also is an impossible ideal that can inhibit our children from thriving, exploring, and engaging in difficult life tasks. Please contact me to enroll your adolescent, age 14-19 in this supportive and informative group.

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Location

Palo Alto Wellness
Palo Alto, California 94305
Call Dr. Shivani Chmura
(415) 993-4146

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

The Lotus Collaborative
701 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, California 95060
(831) 600-7103
Specialties
  • Child or Adolescent
  • ADHD
  • Eating Disorders
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Medication Management
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Hindi, Punjabi and Some Spanish
Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Categories
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Family Therapy
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

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Last Modified: 19 Feb 2018
Palo Alto Wellness, MD, Psychiatrist in Palo Alto

Palo Alto Wellness

Psychiatrist, MD