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Dr. Maria Cristina Mendoza
Dr. Maria Cristina Mendoza
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 629-1920
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Health Insurance Accepted: No
Types of Health Insurance Accepted:
Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Jungian, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology, Psychotherapy
Patient Types: Adult, Couples, Geriatric
Practice Settings:
Special Interests: Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Cross Cultural, Depression, Neurological Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Panic Disorders, Personality Disorders, Phobias, PTSD, Sleep Disorders, Women's Health

I am an Asian-American woman psychiatrist in the East Bay open for referrals in my private practice for psychotherapy, treatment consultation, and medication management. In addition to general adult mental health issues, I offer expertise in geriatric psychiatry and university/college mental health. I hold bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Chicago in psychology and education, respectively, and attended medical school in Memphis at the University of Tennessee. After completing my medical internship and adult psychiatry residency at the New York University School of Medicine, I continued sub-specialty training and research in geriatric psychiatry at the University of Regensburg in Germany. I am a senior staff physician at the University Health Services at the University of California in Berkeley and maintain board certification as an ABPN diplomate. Practice interests include phase of life transitions, cross- and multi-cultural issues, neurocognitive disorders, trauma recovery, and anxiety and mood disorders. My approach to pharmacological treatment emphasizes careful, tailored strategies and consideration of alternative and complementary modalities, including herbal and nutraceutical agents. My psychotherapeutic approach is also integrative: grounded in psychodynamic and Jungian schools; employing elements of cognitive behavioral, interpersonal / social rhythm, somatic and mindfulness therapies as needed. I value the potential for transformative change and growth, the process of individuation, the search for balance and community, and the interplay of mind, body and spirit in the path of healing.


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



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