Richa Bhatia, M.D.

President Elect

Jun 2024 - May 2025

Richa Bhatia, MD, DFAPA is a dual Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, with extensive clinical experience treating children, adolescents and adults suffering from a wide array of psychiatric conditions. She serves as a 2022 APA mental health equity ambassador, given her interest in improving equity for access to quality psychiatric care for vulnerable populations. She also serves as co-chair of the DEI committee at Northern California Psychiatric Society (NCPS), and as Secretary of the Association of Women Psychiatrists. She serves as a member of the editorial board of Current Psychiatry and as Section Editor for Current Opinion in Psychiatry. Her professional opinions have been quoted by CNBC, the Guardian, US News and World Report, the Wall Street Journal, and other media. Her other professional interests are integration of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology in clinical practice, anxiety disorders, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness based interventions, and compassion cultivation.



To advance the quality and effectiveness of psychiatric care through advocacy, professional education and camaraderie.



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