42 years in private practice.
- Barnard College B.A. 1970 Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
- Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons M.D. 1977
- University of California, San Francisco 1982
- UCSF Residency in Psychiatry 1982
- Chaplaincy Institute of Art and Interfaith Ministries 2006 / Ordained Interfaith Minister 2010
My theoretical approach is holistic and integrates my background in contemporary psychoanalysis, and relational psychotherapy. In this process I incorporate guided imagery, dreamwork and mindfulness oriented cognitive behavioral therapy.
As a composer, painter and former actor, I have a special interest in treating artists of all kinds. As an interfaith minister I also have an expertise in spiritual issues.
I believe that suffering by its very nature is so compelling that it demand’s the individual’s attention so that he/she ultimately has the opportunity to become a more conscious and whole human being. I see myself as a supportive and empathic ally in this process.
I provide brief problem-focused psychotherapy with and without medication for those who prefer to deal specifically with symptomatic relief. For others who wish to delve deeper, I help them uncover and then integrate the underlying psychological and spiritual issues that are out of balance causing the suffering to occur. I see myself as a compassionate and emphatic ally in this humbling, yet rich process of healing and growth.
Help me to be an instrument for loving spirit. May my heart express compassion, my mind be a channel for wisdom, and my hands have the touch of universal tenderness.
May my office be a sanctuary where patient & doctor are both awed by the wonder & mystery of life; and in so doing, may both of us become utterly transformed by the healing power of grace.
You may find us at:
PATRICIA STAMM, MD
Telecommunication from Marin County