Philosophy of Care
Depression and anxiety are often only partially responsive to medication. A combination treatment, that includes medication and psychotherapy, is most effective. Many psychiatrists do not provide psychotherapy. Patients are forced to find two care providers. In these cases neither provider is able to fully understand the patient’s needs. By providing both, Dr. Hall can develop holistic treatment plan that is informed by an understanding of both the biological and psychological aspect is emotional illness.
Heather Marie Hall MD, DFAPA
Dr. Hall is a board-certified adult psychiatrist. She has over thirty years of experience. She combines her expertise in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy in developing a treatment plan tailored to the needs of each individual. Before establishing her private practice, Dr. Hall was an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at UCSF and then UC Davis. She is currently on the board of directors of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and specializes in the treatment of complex traumaa and Dissociation and specializes in the treatment of complex trauma. Dr. Hall is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton MA. She completed her medical training at Drexel University in Philadelphia PA and her psychiatric training at The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, also in Philadelphia. She lives is the Sacramento area with her husband of twenty-five years and enjoys playing classical piano.
Residency in Adult Psychiatry ~ Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Internship in Psychiatry ~ Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School~ Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Undergraduate BS in Biochemistry ~ Smith College, Northampton, MA