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Dr. Lawrence Choy is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of Adult ADHD. His unique and effective psychiatric treatment approach draws from his knowledge and background in Medicine, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis. He helps his clients find their optimal medication regimen and gain a deeper understanding of the workings of their brain and unconscious mind.
He attended UC Berkeley where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, earning a bachelor's degree with Honors in Molecular & Cell Biology. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency and Chief residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Following residency, he completed additional psychoanalytic psychotherapy training at the Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychodynamic Training Program of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.
He is dedicated to helping his clients find balance, meaning, and joy in their lives. He approaches each client with the highest level of empathy, respect, and confidentiality.
Dr. Choy treats patients at 2 different locations in Los Altos, CA.
1) Elite Focus Clinic, Inc: (https://www.elitefocusclinic.com) This is a dedicated Adult ADHD speciality clinic. The insurance accepted at this practice is only Aetna at this time.
2) Portola Wellness: (https://www.portolawellness.com) This is a group private practice setting. The insurances accepted by Dr. Choy at this practice are:
- Blue Shield of CA - Stanford Healthcare Alliance
- SutterSelect Peninsula Coastal Regional
Verified Patient Reviews
Very optimistic based on first consult
Really informative, straight to the point.
A nice psychiatrist. He talked to me, rather than at me like most others. Seemed very genuine in understanding and helping my situation.
love him!! very kind and intelligent
Great doctor. Diagnosed me with ADHD and identified ways for me to cope better with my diffiuclties. He recommended meds and helped me decide the right ones for me. I will be returning for sure..
I had an excellent visit with Dr. Choy. He was professional and a pleasure to talk to. He was knowledgable and helped guide me to be in a better place in my life. I highly recommend using Dr Choy for your psychiatric needs.
My first visit with Dr. Choy was awesome! Definitely recommend him...I had to look for a new psychiatrist because my previous one closed his practice. Scheduling the appointment was easy. Spoke directly to him and not a receptionist. The office is in a very nice building in downtown Los Altos. He's very easy to talk to and I felt like he really took the time to understand the difficulties I was going through. He didn't push meds on me like other psychiatrists and offered doing talk therapy. He was honest in working with me in figuring out my best course of treatment.
He let me speak and took the time to listen instead of just asking the questions I figured he would have to ask. I felt like he didn't jump to medications an he have me his honest advice.
Very professional. I would definitely recommend him. To me, his style was very businesslike - the office is very "corporate," and so is his demeanor. Its definitely a medication-management oriented style, not like a visit with a therapist. Still, he took careful notes, and made a concise recommendation.
Very helpful and productive
Great personable physician.
Dr. Choy is very patient and kind. He helps me learn a lot about myself in therapy. I feel comfortable with him and recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Choy was professional and courteous during my visit. He is very knowledgeable in his field and is an active listener. I feel like the visit was a collaboration and that the end result will be the best course of action for my treatment. I trust his recommendations and will be returning for another visit.
He is understandable and knowledgeable about what he is doing.