Psychiatrist

Dr. Adam Strassberg

    Adam Strassberg, M.D. is an outpatient private practice psychiatrist in our local community. As a general practice psychiatrist, he helps a great many adults with a great variety of conditions and concerns.

    A psychiatrist is a medical doctor rigorously trained in the diagnosis and treatment of the many and various biological and psychological causes of mental and physical distress. Adam helps people overcome problems with depression, anxiety, addiction, sexual issues, phobias, obsessions, compulsions, cutting, anorexia, bulimia, mania, psychosis, gender and sexual identity, hallucinations, paranoia, suicidality, schizophrenia, trauma, violence, child abuse, infidelity, divorce, grief, dying, financial issues and even religious concerns and existential crises.

    Treatment is equally diverse, often a mix of psychotherapy – typically specific methods of 1:1 talk therapy known to improve various conditions – and pharmacotherapy – the use of various medications to assist with improvements in mood, anxiety, hallucinations, drug cravings, attention, energy, appetite and sleep.

    If you have the head and heart for it – if you love science, love literature, and feel called to helping people - psychiatry is an amazing profession! It is financially secure, in-demand (there is national shortage!), with a robust autonomous lifestyle (you can work most anywhere, and often as much or as little as you desire – it is very family friendly!).

Adam has a B.A. degree, Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University, an M.S. degree from the California Institute of Technology and an M.D. degree from Stanford University School of Medicine.  He completed his psychiatric internship and residency at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics.

    Adam is a Paly parent, with a son at Paly and a daughter at Jordan. He enjoys poker and fishing with his buddies, and dinners, dancing, cycling and travels with his wife. In Decembers, when he is not in the office, he is very busy being Santa Claus at several bay area nonprofits.


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