Dr. Sonia Parikh, MD
Psychiatrist (A118218 California)
- 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
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Optum Behavioral Health
Dr. Sonia Parikh, MD is an adult psychiatrist and chief medical advisor at Savant Care, Inc. 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.
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