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Helping you

Everyone deserves to live a fulfilling and meaningful life, and I am committed to helping you. With over 30 years of experience as a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist, I have helped countless individuals overcome their mental health challenges and achieve their goals.




I am a triple board-certified physician based in San Mateo, CA, with specialties in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. I obtained my medical degree at the University of Bergen, Norway, my residency in Adult Psychiatry at UC Davis & California Pacific Medical Center,  and my fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UCSF.


Some common conditions I treat include:

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Bipolar Disorders

  • Depression & Postpartum Depression

  • Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge-Eating Disorder, and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Psychotic Disorders

  • Substance Use Disorders


The treatments I provide include evidence-based psychotherapies and medication management

whether it is for mental health disorders or addiction.


The type of psychotherapies I incorporate could include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.


For Substance Use Disorders, I use Motivational Interviewing and medications to manage cravings and withdrawals, such as Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorders.



What insurances do you accept?

I am an in-network provider for Aetna & Cigna Insurance.

How much is your private fee?

For adults, the initial psychiatric evaluation is $600 per hour. For children & adolescents, the initial psychiatric evaluation is $1600 for both the child/youth and their parent(s) or guardian(s). Thereafter, the follow-up fee for all patients is $375 for 25-30 min session and $500 for a 45-50 min session

What if you do not accept my insurance?

I can provide a super bill to submit to your insurance and you will be seen as an out-of-network patient.

How will our initial session be conducted?

For our first appointment, I prefer to meet with you in person at my office in San Mateo, CA. After our initial appointment, you have the option to have your future appointments in-person or online.  

What languages do you speak?

I am fluent in English, Farsi, and Norwegian. 



If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!

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