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Sara Heron, MD

EDUCATION
Medical Degree:
 
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency: 
University of California San Francisco
Fellowship:
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
BOARD CERTIFIED
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Psychiatry
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
AACAP
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
CLINIC
San Jose
Oakland

I have always had an interest in how humans think and why we behave the way we do. During my training, I sought opportunities to connect with patients on a deeper level, looking beyond the medical details, to fully understand how their illness impacted their daily life and the lives of those closest to them. I value the importance of relating to the patient as a whole person, appreciating the complexity of the mind and recognizing that psychiatry is not as simple as prescribing a medication to eradicate a symptom. I have a strong interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy and consider it a privilege to listen to a patients' stories, work with them through life’s challenges, and acknowledge and celebrate their joys and successes. I am committed to working with socially, culturally, and economically diverse populations, with special attention to patients who have historically been underserved or disadvantaged. I firmly believe that everyone deserves access to excellent, ethical mental health services. I have particular interest in working with adolescents and young adults with depression and anxiety, but have experience working with a variety of psychiatric diagnoses and with young children, parents, couples, and families. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling to new places, singing, and cheering for my favorite sports teams - the Giants, the Warriors, and... the Steelers!