Who We Are

At Bay Area Neuropsychiatry, we take great pride in providing our community with exceptional care. Our practice was founded on the principles of empathy, integrity, and excellence. We believe in a holistic approach to mental health care, where treatment extends beyond symptoms to ensure the overall well-being of our patients. We are constantly updating our knowledge and skills to incorporate the latest research findings and innovative treatments in our practice. Our commitment goes beyond treating our patients; we aim to empower them. We understand that every individual is unique, and therefore, we tailor our treatment plans to meet the specific needs of each patient. We believe in fostering a therapeutic relationship that is based on trust, respect, and mutual understanding. 

Our virtual care services ensure that quality psychiatric care is just a click away, no matter where you are in California. At Bay Area Neuropsychiatry, we place our patients above all else. We are honored to be a part of your journey towards healing, transformation, and empowerment.

Shafi Lodhi, MD


Dr. Lodhi is known for his empathetic and patient-centered approach to mental health care. With a strong belief that every patient's journey is unique, Dr. Lodhi has built his practice around providing personalized and comprehensive care for each individual. He recognizes that mental health is deeply intertwined with physical health, social relationships, and overall lifestyle.

Dr. Lodhi takes the time to understand each patient's unique circumstances, experiences, and perspectives, and then works collaboratively with the patient to develop a tailored treatment plan. This approach not only improves the effectiveness of the treatment, but also empowers patients to become active participants in their own recovery.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Lodhi is dedicated to advancing the field of psychiatry through research and education. He regularly speaks at professional conferences and is often retained as an expert in legal issues concerning mental illness.

Dr. Lodhi is more than just a psychiatrist; he is a compassionate ally in his patients' journey towards mental wellness. With his extensive training, empathetic approach, and dedication to holistic, patient-centered care, he is uniquely positioned to help individuals navigate the complexities of mental health and lead fulfilling lives.

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Misbah Aslam, MHSA

Business Director

As the Business Director and Chief of Operations, Misbah brings a wealth of expertise and leadership to Bay Area Neuropsychiatry. She is the organizational force behind the scenes, ensuring the smooth operation of the clinic and enhancing the patient experience. 

With a strong background in healthcare management, Misbah understands the intricacies of running a psychiatric practice. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the practice, from strategic planning and financial management to human resources and patient services. Misbah's role is integral to ensuring that the practice is financially sound, operationally efficient, and compliant with all relevant regulations and standards. 

Beyond her business acumen, Misbah is deeply committed to the mission of providing patient-centered, holistic mental health care. She works closely with Dr. Lodhi and the rest of the team to create a welcoming and supportive environment for patients. Her focus on patient satisfaction is evident in her constant efforts to improve the practice's processes and services. Her leadership, dedication, and commitment to excellence make her a vital part of the team.

Ryan Christopher

Office Manager

Ryan serves as Office Manager, acting as the first point of contact for patients and ensuring the smooth running of daily operations. He combines his exceptional organizational skills with a genuine passion for patient care to create a welcoming and efficient environment for all who interact with the practice.

With a keen eye for detail and a proactive approach, Ryan manages a wide range of administrative duties. From scheduling appointments and managing patient records to coordinating with insurance companies and handling billing inquiries, Ryan ensures that all aspects of the practice run smoothly and efficiently. His role is critical in maintaining the high level of service that patients have come to expect.

Ryan is often the first voice patients hear when they call the practice, and his warm and empathetic demeanor helps to put them at ease. His dedication to patient care, commitment to operational excellence, and ability to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of healthcare technology make him invaluable to the practice. 

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