Where mental health care meets excellence.

Experience the difference of a practice that truly values your mental health.

ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA

 

INNOVATIVE CARE

Welcome to a journey of transformation.

Our practice philosophy is not just about treating symptoms; it's about providing comprehensive and personalized care that promotes overall well-being.

What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to your mental health. We leverage cutting-edge research and innovative treatments to deliver top-tier psychiatric care. 

Meet Your Team

Dedicated to improving your mental health.

Misbah Aslam, MHSA
Business Director

Shafi Lodhi, MD
Neuropsychiatrist

Ryan Christopher
Office Manager

VIRTUAL CARE

Excellent care.
Throughout California.

Experience quality psychiatric care throughout the state of California, right from the comfort of your home. Our virtual visits ensure you have access to your doctor, irrespective of your location within the state.

SPECIALTIES

Our Most Commonly Treated Conditions

ADHD

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder causing excessive inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, and emotional dysregulation.

Anxiety

Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by uncontrollable and sometimes irrational worry about events or activities.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is characterized by periods of depression as well as abnormally elevated mood, called mania, that lasts from days to weeks.

Deprescribing

Sometimes, an individual may be on too many psychiatric medications. Deprescribing refers to the process of reducing or eliminating unnecessary and potentially harmful medications. 

Depression

Major depressive disorder is characterized by a persistent low mood, low self-esteem, and loss of interest in enjoyable activities for over two weeks.

Functional Neurological Disorder

Previously known as conversion disorder, FND is a complex condition that causes alteration in neurological function.

OCD

OCD is a disorder in which a person has unwanted thoughts (obsessions) along with an urge to perform routines (compulsions) to stop the worry caused by their obsession.

PTSD

PTSD is a condition that can develop after experiencing a trauma event and can cause symptoms such as nightmares and increased fight-or-flight response.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Concussions/TBI's occur when an outside force hits the head and disrupts normal brain function. This can result in psychiatric symptoms such as irritability, depression, or anxiety. 

What Patients are Saying

  • "Dr. Lodhi has been a great help! He cares about his patients and works with them to find the best treatment (if needed) and care plan."

  • "Dr. Lodhi was VERY thorough and had an excellent bedside manner. There was a lot to cover, but he didn't make me feel rushed. He was very knowledgeable and professional."

  • "This was the first time I felt like a psychiatrist actually listened to me and cared about my experience. I was SO happy that I met him because I was very relieved to finally have some insight into my experiences."

GROWING DAILY

In-Network Insurances

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a neuropsychiatrist?

A neuropsychiatrist is a medical doctor (MD or DO) who specializes in the relationship between brain and behavior. A neuropsychiatrist completed 4 years of medical school, 4 years of psychiatry residency training, and 1-2 years of neuropsychiatry fellowship. 

What happens at an appointment?

Prior to the initial appointment, you will fill out a number of rating scales and medical history questionnaires. During the initial visit, Dr. Lodhi will conduct a neuropsychiatric evaluation involving taking a full psychiatric history and asking about both current and past symptoms. We will review medical history, previous treatments, current and past medications, and current stressors that may be affecting your mental health. We will then formulate a treatment plan which may include therapy, medications, and non-medication interventions. 

What age range do you see?

Our clinic currently sees adult patients 18 and over.

How often would I be seen?

When initially starting a medication, you may be seen every two to three weeks to titrate medication to a dosage and combination that works for you. As we find a regimen that works, appointment intervals are gradually increased to as long as once every 3 months.

Can I be seen in-network if you don't take my insurance?

Possibly. You may be able to be seen through a process known as a network gap exception. This is a special authorization that allows your insurance to cover services from an out-of-network doctor as if they were in-network. Often, insurance plans do not have neuropsychiatrists available in their network, or they may not be able to provide a timely consultation. In these cases, you should be able to get an "out of network ovverride" approval to be seen by Dr. Lodhi. 

Do you prescribe benzodiazepines?

No, benzodiazepines (such as Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, and Valium) are not prescribed.

Where are you located?

The majority of our visits are performed virtually, via HIPAA compliant video software. For in-person appointments, we have an office on the third flood of the Flood Building in San Francisco.

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