Steve Balt

Psychiatrist, MD, MS

Verified by Psychology Today
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Steve Balt

Psychiatrist, MD, MS

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

1910 Olympic Blvd
Suite 260
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(415) 789-3715

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1050 Northgate Dr.
Suite 56
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 789-3715

About

I am a psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of adults and adolescents with addictions, mood disorders, personality disorders, ADHD, anxiety, and psychosis. I offer both medication management and psychotherapy. My approach to medications is a conservative one: I use medications (including Suboxone) only when patients have a full understanding of their risks and benefits, and I am willing to help patients taper or discontinue medications that provide little benefit, or which cause harm. At all times, I am eager to collaborate with other providers (therapists, counselors, alternative medicine specialists) to provide the optimal care for my patients.
I try to see my patients' complaints through their own eyes, with a patient-centered approach that focuses on the issues bringing them to treatment. I try to help patients develop the skills to achieve independence from long-term psychiatric management. See my website for more details.
I am editor-in-chief of an international psychiatry newsletter with over 4000 subscribers, and I have taught psychiatry and addiction medicine at Stanford and UCLA. I also teach psychologists who are learning to use medications in their practices. Saturday hours are available in my Walnut Creek office.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Qualifications

  • License: California / A87849
  • School: Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • Year Graduated: 2003
  • Board Certification: General Psychiatry

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Amer. Psychiatric Association
  • Certificate: Amer. Soc. of Addiction Med.

Location

1910 Olympic Blvd
Suite 260
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(415) 789-3715

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

1050 Northgate Dr.
Suite 56
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 789-3715
Specialties
  • Medication Management
  • Addiction
  • Mood Disorders
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Internet Addiction
  • Medical Detox
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020
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Steve Balt

Psychiatrist, MD, MS