Psychiatrists & Psychologists located in San Francisco, CA, San Jose, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Berkeley, CA, & Marin County, CA
At The Clinic, with six convenient locations in San Francisco (Pacific Heights and FiDi), Palo Alto, San Jose, Berkeley, and Marin County, California, our doctors use a holistic, evidence-based approach to medication management to provide long-term relief for patients suffering from a variety of mental health concerns, such as: ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety. The Clinic will also soon service patients out of its new Berkeley and Marin locations.
Medication Management Q & A
What is The Clinic’s Approach to Medication Management?
Everyone responds to treatment in their own unique way. In the case of psychiatric medication, recent scientific discoveries have led to a new understanding of how a person’s genes impact how their body and mind respond to medication. Pharmacogenetic analyses allow our psychiatrists to tailor treatment to the individual patient, an approach that has been shown to yield faster improvement with fewer side effects. The Clinic’s psychiatry team employs a cutting-edge, economical and seamless approach to pharmacogenetics. DNA is captured with a simple cheek swab conducted in one of our offices. The sample is then sent for analysis and results are typically available within 1 week, allowing your provider to choose the best medication for your body.
What Other Treatments May Be Combined with Medication?
- Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, sometimes referred to as “talk therapy,” has been shown to be helpful for a variety of mental health issues including: depression, anxiety, stress, trauma recovery, substance abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and ADHD. Psychotherapy may involve specific modalities such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). The core of CBT focuses on realigning behavioral choices with what we value. Living a life that’s “in sync” with your personal values can relieve anxiety and improve a depressed mood.
- Behavioral medicine. This is an interdisciplinary approach to wellness that may include: psychotherapy, biofeedback, micro-current electric therapy, or hypnosis.