Sometimes it is difficult to see what is limiting the expression of our full selves. Consultation with an integrative psychiatrist is one way to explore and remove these obstacles to health. Some obstacles fall away with insight— for example, recognizing what in our environment is making us ill, or what inherited habits are no longer of use. Other issues require more direct care, like the wounds of trauma or grief, which need a safe and open space to heal. Seeing an integrative psychiatrist can be helpful if you are unsure whether pharmaceutical, psychological, or naturopathic remedies would best serve you. We would begin by talking, for one or a few sessions, and then decide together whether to begin psychotherapy, add/remove medications, or create a plan that includes a range of modalities.
Dr. James Henry, MD
Dr. James Henry, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist and psychotherapist licensed in the state of California. After undergraduate training in psychology at Harvard University, he received medical training at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Henry completed his internship and psychiatry residency at the University of California, San Francisco, where he pursued research in mindfulness and technology. Dr. Henry received advanced psychotherapy training through the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, American Group Psychotherapy Association, Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society, and CIIS Center for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research. In his clinical practice, Dr. Henry integrates a wide range of traditions to help people access emotion, meaning, and the capacity to connect. Areas of specialization include psycho-spiritual development, grief, and the treatment of psychosis as self-transformation.
Julie D. Megler is a board certified nurse practitioner in psychiatry and family medicine (RN 762126, NP 19546, supervising physician Dr. Kristie Boyce). She received her Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Miami, Florida and post master's certificate in psychiatry-mental health at the University of California, San Francisco. Julie also serves as the chair of the board of directors for ERIE (Entheogenic Research, Integration, & Education) a Bay Area 501c3 non-profit organization.
In addition to her professional experience, Julie has pursued complementary and alternative therapeutic modalities for her personal health. Her interests in yoga, meditation, and plant medicine traditions inform her style of practice. Julie has been adding somatic/emotional release modalities to her practice including completion of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Training, and is working towards Craniosacral certification. Her practice includes integrative mental health services for emotional and physical well being with a focus on medication management, as well as integration of non-ordinary states of consciousness.
Dr. Genesee Herzberg, PsyD
Dr. Genesee Herzberg is a psychologist, licensed in the state of California (PSY 26407). She specializes in working with trauma and integrating psychedelic experiences. She is skilled at creating a safe, warm, and nonjudgmental environment. She takes a holistic approach to her work, with an underlying belief that the mind, emotions, body, and spirit are interconnected. Her gentle curiosity and compassionate understanding help her to support people in sorting through confusion, overcoming challenges, improving relationships, and becoming more authentically themselves. She values working with people of all ages, races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations. She is a meditation practitioner and incorporates meditation and mindfulness into her work.
Heather Valdez, LCSW
Heather Valdez, LCSW is a Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of California (#86545). Heather believes that the mind and body are complementary parts of the self, and that our wellness is impacted by our social, cultural, and physical environments. Heather works to help identify and deconstruct systems of oppression and the impact these systems have on mental health and wellness. She integrates this into the therapeutic process which she believes can be critical for healing. Heather also incorporates trauma-informed, harm reduction, insight-oriented, relational and mindfulness approaches into her practice, as well as the integration of the conscious and unconscious. She has expertise in queer identities and relationships, and has worked extensively with LGBTQIA+ communities. Her collaborative, explorative, and nonjudgmental approach to therapy creates a safe and supportive therapeutic environment. Outside of her therapy practice, Heather is a development consultant to nonprofit agencies, primarily working with organizations focusing on mental health, community health, and LGBTQIA+ populations.