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Irwin Gootnick, M.D. is a psychiatrist with private practices in both Marin County and San Francisco. He is board-certified and has been in practice for over 40 years. Dr. Gootnick is also the author of two self-help books, Why You Behave in Ways You Hate & Self-Help for Smarties.
Dr. Gootnick is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California in San Francisco and is a leading member of the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group.
Dr. Gootnick has been featured on many radio and television shows, including:
The Oprah Winfrey Show (where he was the sole guest for the hour)
Voice of America Television
A&E's Alternative Health
and numerous other national TV and radio stations.
Dr. Gootnick lives in Northern California with his wife, radiologist expert witness Susan Gootnick, MD.
Verified Patient Reviews
This man is incredible.
Attentive and flexible.
He is the best therapy professional I have ever seen. Knows medication and also therapy very well. Time well spent.
Liked him a lot and felt like he actually knew what he was talking about.
Just what was needed