Dr. Sonia Parikh, MD

Psychiatrist (A118218 California)

ALUMNI OF: Stanford University
LANGUAGES: English
LOCATION: Redondo Beach Mental Health Clinic, CA

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Expertise

  • Medication Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry

Awards and Publications

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 2015 Best of Los Altos – Psychiatrist
  • 2016 Best of Los Altos – Psychiatrist
  • 2017 & 2018 Best of Los Altos – Psychiatrist

Education

  • Cornell University – BA in Sociology and South Asian Studies
  • University of California, San Diego – MD (Doctor of Medicine)
  • Stanford University, Residency in Adult Psychiatry
  • SF Center for Psychoanalysis – 1 year fellowship

In-Network Insurance

Medicare
Healthnet
Tricare
AETNA
MHN
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Blue Shield of California (We are not in-network with Blue Shield Covered California)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Alignment Health
Humana
Cigna
Optum Behavorial Health


Dr. Sonia Parikh, MD is an adult psychiatrist and chief medical advisor at Savant Care, Inc. She is the recipient of the Best of Los Altos Award for Psychiatrist (2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018), which is awarded by the city of Los Altos to one psychiatrist per year for excellence and service to the community.

She completed her residency training at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, where she gained expertise in treating the entire spectrum of mental illness through an integrative approach to psychological well-being — via medications, psychotherapy and alternative treatments. After residency, she completed a fellowship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy through the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. She attended UC San Diego School of Medicine for medical school, where she graduated with honors and was heavily involved in community outreach and increasing awareness for mental health issues. She obtained her bachelors degree from Cornell University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Sociology and South Asian Studies.

Dr. Parikh is extremely invested in the well-being of her patients, and utilizes her extensive medical, sociological and psychological training to provide the most comprehensive and compassionate care for the people she treats. She supplements her biologic conceptualization of mental illness with her deep understanding of psychoanalytic thought, which enables her to think holistically about the human experience and pathologies that may arise.

Dr. Parikh is also highly involved in both local and international community service projects. She is currently on the Editorial Board for Institutionalized Children: Explorations and Beyond, an international journal that provides a forum for discussion of the mental and physical care of orphan children in developing South Asian countries. Over the last decade, she has also fundraised extensively and volunteered internationally through Home of Hope, Inc. a U.S. based nonprofit charity that aids orphan and disadvantaged children across the world. Finally, she is an avid editorial writer for local newspapers through Savant Care.