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Qualifications and Experience
I am Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. I am interested in lifestyle medicine and how wellness, sleep, exercise and other life habits effect our mental well-being. I have personal interest and knowledge in treating adult ADHD, impulse control disorders, anxiety disorders, weight management, sleep hygiene, and lifestyle medicine integration into psychiatry. I have experience in complex medical clearance questions, for bariatric surgery and hepatitis care pre-evaluations. I am comfortable working with all ages of adults, and have specific care experience, and interest in, working with the college age population and professionals in the technology and business world. I chose psychiatry as a medical specialty, because I wanted to care for the whole person, not just a specific problem or body part. The integration of the mind and body is being recognized more and more, by medicine, society and even patients themselves. Psychiatric care allows for focus on how mental and physical well being align. I like to integrate wellness and health teaching into my practice to boost the effects of medication treatment. I like to put an emphasis on individualized care and patient autonomy, allowing my patients to be an important part of the team directing their care, and that they are part of the decision making process. In outpatient psychiatry, for patients who are experiencing mild mental illness, I feel a coaching style of care allows them to have direction and participation. I believe time spent educating patients well, in regards to their diagnosis and treatment options, helps patients stay well longer, and helps them find and stay on medication, and care plans that work for them.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Mehta is a thoughtful and knowledgeable doctor. She has always given me her full attention during our two sessions. I was amazed how she made me comfortable and carved out a treatment plan. I can already feel the change in me. Her office staff is also very caring. I highly recommend Dr. Mehta and her office!
I have one word for my psychiatrist, Dr. Alison Mehta - AWESOME! She is very attentive and knowledgeable. Very determined to help with issues and comes across as a true professional! Thank you!
I have seen a few psychiatrists in the past but I must say she is one of the smartest and most skilled I have ever met. I have a history of ADHD. She has helped me find the right mix of medications to help me function so much better in my day to day life. I find her extremely easy to talk to about any of my mental issues. I attribute my now-strong mental health to her care, and would recommend her to anyone seeking mental health care in the area Thank you, Dr. Mehta, you have certainly made a difference!
I would like to give her 10 stars out of the 5 zocdoc has! Yes!! Mental illness does not make life easy, especially the stigma that surrounds it. After visiting several psychiatrists and taking numerous medications that never really worked for me, I finally found her. I have been suffering from depression for quite some time and was in a total mess when I first met her. This is my third month under her care and I can certainly say, things have changed for me - life seems to be very different & beautiful. Dr. Alison has been a god send for me. I wish I had found her sooner!
I had an excellent appointment at the Los Altos location with Dr. Alison Mehta. She was very helpful in addressing my treatment needs after going through my previous psych history. Her office staff is also very responsive. Highly recommend!