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Steve Balt
Steve Balt
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
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Steve Balt

Psychiatrist, MD, MS

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
1910 Olympic Blvd, Suite 260, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Let's Connect (415) 789-3715
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.
Call or Steve Balt now for a free 15 minute consultation - (415) 789-3715

My Practice at a Glance

Available in-person

1910 Olympic Blvd

Suite 260

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

(415) 789-3715

1050 Northgate Dr.

Suite 56

San Rafael, CA 94903

I specialize in Medication Management, Addiction and Mood Disorders 
I see individuals and families  
Let's Connect (415) 789-3715

My Practice at a Glance

Available in-person

1910 Olympic Blvd

Suite 260

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

(415) 789-3715

1050 Northgate Dr.

Suite 56

San Rafael, CA 94903

I specialize in Medication Management, Addiction and Mood Disorders 
I see individuals and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (415) 789-3715
Steve Balt
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (415) 789-3715
Steve Balt
Psychiatrist, MD, MS

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today License: California / A87849 Steve Balt
  • Board Certification by General Psychiatry
  • Certificate from Amer. Psychiatric Association
  • Certificate from Amer. Soc. of Addiction Med.
  • Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Graduated 2003
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (415) 789-3715
Steve Balt
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (415) 789-3715
Steve Balt
Psychiatrist, MD, MS

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Addiction
  • Mood Disorders

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Geriatric and Seniors
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Internet Addiction
  • Medical Detox
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
Do these issues align with your needs? or (415) 789-3715
Steve Balt
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Do these issues align with your needs? or (415) 789-3715
Steve Balt
Psychiatrist, MD, MS

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Family

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Family

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Eclectic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (415) 789-3715
Steve Balt
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (415) 789-3715
Steve Balt
Psychiatrist, MD, MS

Location

Primary Location

1910 Olympic Blvd

Suite 260

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

(415) 789-3715

Additional Location

1050 Northgate Dr.

Suite 56

San Rafael, CA 94903

(415) 789-3715
Call for a free consultation now - (415) 789-3715
Steve Balt
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Call for a free consultation now - (415) 789-3715
Steve Balt
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Last Modified: 1 Feb 2024