Sheela Liao Masifi

Psychiatrist, MD, MS

Verified by Psychology Today
Photo of Sheela Liao Masifi, MD, MS, Psychiatrist in Palo Alto
(714) 735-0677

Sheela Liao Masifi

Psychiatrist, MD, MS

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Palo Alto, CA 94306
(714) 735-0677
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

Newport Beach, CA 92660
(714) 735-0677
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About

Be seen during flexible hours, within a week of your request! Have you ever heard your psychiatrist say, “I’m here to prescribe your medications; talk to your therapist about that”? My approach is just the opposite! Your story is essential to making sure you get the proper treatment, whether involving meds, therapy, a combination, or neither. I request and welcome your opinions and preferences while making your treatment plan. I make sure to answer questions about your symptoms and treatments in a judgment-free zone, and in language free of medical jargon.
I am extensively trained in psychodynamic & psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and have received psychoanalytic psychotherapy training at the reputable Los Angeles New Center for Psychoanalysis. I love to treat people from all walks of life, and specialize in anxiety disorders (social anxiety, OCD, panic) and minority mental health. LGBTQI+ friendly.
If you're ready to make a change, or want to understand the reasons why you keep getting stuck at the same place, I'm happy to help you find a way to move forward. Call or email me today for a free 15-minute phone consultation. I look forward to meeting you!

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200 - $450
Pay By: American Express, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I can offer a superbill for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement, but I am not contracted with any insurance companies.
Email me or call (714) 735-0677 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • License: California / A154508
  • School: University of California, Irvine
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Location

Palo Alto, CA 94306
(714) 735-0677
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

Newport Beach, CA 92660
(714) 735-0677
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Mandarin (elementary)
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
Photo of Sheela Liao Masifi, MD, MS, Psychiatrist in Palo Alto
Sheela Liao Masifi

Psychiatrist, MD, MS