Ravi Chandra, MD, DFAPA, Psychiatrist in San Francisco
Experience, insight, integrity, depth, support. I specialize in understanding you and what's happening: your culture, current dilemmas, patterns, strengths, interests, relationships, life history, and visions of yourself and the world. Our work will be tailored to fit your individual needs, through therapy, medications, or both. I have advanced training and interest in depth work, including psychodynamic and mindfulness approaches. The goal is to help you cope with life, grow, enjoy fulfilling relationships, achieve your potential and develop resilience. Board Certified Distinguished Fellow of the APA, active writer, and member of Asian American committee of the Northern California Psychiatric Society.
I will work to understand you and your situation on all levels: biological, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual. I enjoy working with mindfulness techniques, as well as psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and short- and long-term therapies. The goal is generating wisdom, compassion, insight and relatedness through the therapeutic relationship.
I'm both a good listener and interactive: I'm not afraid to be "in the room". I'm known for a good sense of humor. As a writer (see my blog), I do my best to hone both my understanding and ability to process and articulate thoughts and feelings.
Call or Email Ravi Chandra for a free phone consultation now - (415) 763-5921


  • School: Stanford University
  • Year Graduated: 1996
  • License No. and State: A81932 California
  • Board Certification: Yes


  • Avg Cost (per session): $160 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Wire

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: ABPN / Board Certification
  • Member Since: 2011
  • Certificate: American Psychiatric Association / Distinguished Fellow
  • Certificate Date: 2016


  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict


  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Engaged, supportive depth work.
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Medication Management
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Conflict resolution
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Spiritual/transpersonal
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 04 May 2017
Ravi Chandra, MD, DFAPA, Psychiatrist in San Francisco

Ravi Chandra

Psychiatrist, MD, DFAPA