Dr. Blake Rawdin, MD, MPH, is an integrative psychiatrist, combining expertise in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and complementary medicine approaches. He brings deep listening and creativity to the work, tailoring treatment in accord with each patient's unique situation
Dr. Rawdin, board-certified in psychiatry, completed medical school and psychiatric residency training at The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He also has a master's degree in public health from University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in Ethics, Politics & Economics from Yale University.
"My approach to psychotherapy is open and eclectic, influenced by psychodynamic, attachment, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral models. I aim to create a safe, reliable, nurturing environment through which healing occurs. Based upon your needs, we may discuss the use of psychiatric medications and/or natural supplements to target particular symptoms, especially when these difficulties are so severe as to interfere with daily functioning or the productive use of psychotherapy. I stay up to date with the latest treatments in Western and complementary medicine and take a careful approach. In addition to pharmacologic treatment and/or psychotherapy, we will consider and discuss matters of lifestyle, such as stress management, mindfulness, and nutrition, and may also collaborate with trusted practitioners in complementary disciplines (for example acupuncturists, nutritionists, naturopaths, etc.). I look forward to the opportunity to work with you."
Dr. Rawdin has pursued additional training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy through the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, as well as in functional medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine.
With training in yoga and meditation, Dr. Rawdin maintains an open stance towards various healing modalities and may draw upon his background with mindfulness, somatic awareness, and breath work as part of the healing process. In the academic setting, he has published research in the area of mind-body medicine (see publications).