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Stephanie Chen, MD

Psychiatrist

"I place a great importance on building a trustworthy relationship with my patients, in which people can feel safe to open up freely."

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HOW ARE YOU?

I value collaboration, compassion, and curiosity in my approach to patient care. I encourage my patients to approach themselves with curiosity and self-compassion as well. My philosophy is to not only provide symptomatic relief through medications, but to also assist patients in building a stronger sense of self agency and to live a more fulfilling life.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Trauma

MENTAL HEALTH + WELLNESS RESOURCES
(MY FAVORITE RECOMMENDATIONS)

"Grandmas Gatewood's Walk" by Ben Montgomery

"Be Water My Friend" by Shannon Lee

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

BIO

Born and raised in Northern California, Dr. Stephanie Chen is a licensed general adult psychiatrist who is well-versed in using a combination of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy techniques to treat diverse populations of patients in outpatient, inpatient, and emergency settings. She also has specialized training in managing trauma disorders, mood disorders, and various forms of psychotherapy.

CLINICAL EXCELLENCE.

Dr. Chen is experienced in psychopharmacology and neuromodulation treatments. In addition, she is well versed in interpersonal therapy, psychoanalytic therapy, trauma-focused therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.

Education

  • Residency, Psychiatric - UC San Diego
  • Doctorate of Medicine - University of Southern California
  • BA, Molecular and Cell Biology - UC Berkeley
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Hobbies

  • Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Running
  • Traveling
  • Trying new foods
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Affiliations

  • Achieve Medical Center