Dr. Sonia Parikh, MD
Psychiatrist (A118218 California)
- TMS Therapy
- Medication Management
- Mood Disorders
- Dissociative Disorders
- Impulse Control Disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Thinking Disorders
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
- Co-Founder and Adult Psychiatrist 07/2014- Current – Savant Care, Palo Alto, CA
- Locum Tenens Adult Psychiatrist 06/2013-12/2013 – Momentum for Mental Health, San Jose, CA
- 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
Affiliations and certifications
- American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry
Awards and honors
- Phi Beta Kappa, Theta Honor Society, Cornell University – 2006
- National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Cornell University – 2005-2006
- Dean’s List, Cornell University – 2002-2005
Optum Behavioral Health
Blue Shield of CA Inc
United Health Care Inc.
Dr. Sonia Parikh, MD is an adult psychiatrist and cofounder of Savant Care, Inc. She is a TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) practitioner and is accepting new patients for TMS. She has expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia disorders, adult ADHD, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, alcohol, marijuana and benzodiazepine use disorders.
She completed her residency training at Stanford University, where she gained expertise in treating the entire spectrum of mental illness through an integrative approach to psychological well-being. 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.
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