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Sidney Edsall, MD

Sidney Edsall, MD, DABMA

Work Experience

Areas of Focus:

Approach & Style:


- Integrative Psychiatry

- Mindfulness and Eastern Philosophy

- Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

- Warm, caring, and direct

- Relational and Humanistic

- Somatic psychology

- M.D. from College of Medicine

- Residency completed at Stanford

Hi, I'm Dr. Edsall!
(Medical License A84355)

Sidney Edsall, MD is an integrative psychiatrist, experienced in treating trauma and mood disorders.  


Dr. Edsall integrates Western medical practices with Traditional Chinese Medicine by cultivating treatment plans using Western medicine terminology infused with Buddhist and Daoist philosophy.  She teaches mindfulness and meditation to her clients, and also prescribes medications, practices somatic psychotherapies, and incorporates Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy in her treatment plans when appropriate. She also utilizing medical acupuncture to access energy flow when working with clients in-person.  She believes there is an interconnectedness between the emotional, physical and spiritual health of each individual and these aspects of the self are impacted by the communities within which we exist and vice versa.  She believes attending to all of these elements in a person is vital and essential for whole-being health and holistic healing.  


Dr. Edsall grew up in Arizona, spending much of her childhood hiking and riding bikes through the desert.  She attended the University of Arizona for her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and then completed medical school at the College of Medicine in Tucson in 2002.  She moved to the Bay Area for her psychiatry residency training at Stanford.  Since completing her training in 2006 she has worked in many different medical settings, such as private practice, outpatient community mental health in San Mateo County, UCSF, and Stanford’s Integrative Medicine Center.   She also spent 4 years living and working abroad in Germany and Italy caring for active duty U.S. Army soldiers on U.S. military bases. 

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