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Dr. Maria Cristina Mendoza
Dr. Maria Cristina Mendoza
902 Curtis St
Albany, CA 94706
(510) 629-1920
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Health Insurance Accepted: No
Types of Health Insurance Accepted:

Billing statements can be provided upon request for insurance reimbursement.

Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Functional or Nutritional Medicine, Jungian, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology, Psychotherapy
Patient Types: Adult, Couples, Geriatric
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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

Dr. Mendoza is an Asian-American woman psychiatrist in the East Bay open for referrals for psychotherapy, treatment consultation, and medication management. In addition to general adult mental health issues, she offers expertise in the areas of university/college mental health and geriatric psychiatry. Practice interests include phase of life transitions, cross- and multi-cultural issues, neurocognitive disorders, trauma recovery, and anxiety and mood disorders. Her approach to pharmacological treatment emphasizes careful, tailored strategies and consideration of alternative and complementary modalities, including herbal and nutraceutical agents. Her 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.  Valued and supported in the treatment are the potential for transformative change and growth; the process of self-discovery and individuation; the search for balance and community; and the interplay of mind, body and spirit in the path of healing.

Education/Training: With undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology and education, respectively, from the University of Chicago, I began my work in medical research and completed my medical degree at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis. After completing the medical internship and adult psychiatry residency programs at New York University School of Medicine, I continued sub-specialty training and research in geriatric psychiatry at the University of Regensburg in Germany, co-authoring papers on dementia studies. I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with board certification in Psychiatry, and am a senior staff physician at the University Health Services of the University of California in Berkeley. 


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