Dr. Murat Akalin
Dr. Murat Akalin earned his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University, his Masters in Public Health and International Affairs from Columbia University, and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Akalin is double boarded in both Family Medicine and Psychiatry.
Dr. Nancy Akalin
Dr. Nancy Akalin earned her undergraduate degree from University of Nevada, Reno and her doctorate from Washington State University. She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the UCSD School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, where she remained on as faculty and Program Director for the Outpatient Psychiatry Program for a total of 10 years. Currently, she is in private practice in California.
I’m a licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience. I’ve spent most of my career working in medical settings, including primary care. I work with individuals seeking to make behavior changes for a healthier, happier and more balanced lifestyle. Depression, anxiety and relationship issues are often common presenting problems. I am also comfortable treating patients with severe psychiatric conditions. I use cognitive-behavioral techniques and interpersonal approaches, and my style is empathic, supportive, practical and straightforward.
At this time, Dr Nancy Akalin's practice is closed to new patients.
Dr. Csilla Lippert
Dr. Csilla Lippert earned her undergraduate degree from the California Institute of Technology followed by a combined MD and PhD in Biomedical Sciences from University of California, San Diego. She completed her psychiatry residency training at Stanford University, where she had additional specialized training in psychotherapy and teaching other physicians. Since 2021, Dr. Lippert has been working with veterans as a telehealth staff psychiatrist for the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System.
I have an empathic, whole-person approach to mental health, aiming to meet you where you are so we can move together to where you want to be. I keep an open mind for all sources of your distress beyond a specific diagnosis and I enjoy helping with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, trauma, depression, mania, psychosis, addictions, obsessions and compulsions, struggles with attention, insomnia, eating difficulties, and exploration of identity. Treatment options may include medications, therapy, community engagement, and/or lifestyle adjustments. While I am skilled in using medications to help with serious mental health problems, I also emphasize the power of the mind and behavior in achieving better mental health. I can help you determine if and when medications are no longer needed and come up with an effective plan for stopping them. The foundation of my practice is on exploring your wellness goals and then co-creating an evidence-informed plan of action.