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I believe that the difficulties or symptoms which people experience are often the result of past problems and attempts to deal with them. These “solutions” over time may become like a habit and operate out of the person’s awareness and often do not apply to one’s current reality. Psychiatric work to bring these patterns into awareness is often the first step in relieving distress. Similarly, chemical imbalances either from predispositions or from substance use can also create difficulties and I think it is important to identify if such an issue exist. It is my experience over many years of psychiatric practice that working together in a confidential setting to identify and treat these factors has a high likelihood of symptom reduction and opens a path to a more positive and rewarding life.
Dr. Man completed her Psychiatry Residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. She obtained her medical degree from the UC San Diego School of Medicine and her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University with a major in Biological Sciences.
Dr. Man is dedicated to providing thoughtful and compassionate care for her patients. She strongly believes psychiatric health and well-being derive not only from symptom relief but also from fulfilling relationships, a healthy and active lifestyle, managing physical health problems, and learning to practice self-compassion and self-care. She works closely with patients to foster a therapeutic alliance with mutual respect and to develop individualized treatment plans which may include medications, therapy, or other evidence-based treatments. Dr. Man is fluent in English and conversational Mandarin.
Dr. Smolar is a triple-board-certified Adult, Child and Adolescent and Addiction psychiatrist.
Dr. Smolar completed his residency training in adult and child psychiatry at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. He also completed a two-year research and clinical fellowship in Addiction Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Smolar received his medical degree from the University of New England. He chose an osteopathic (DO) course of training due to its emphasis on preventative health and wellness. Treating the individual as a whole by taking into account physical, social, emotional and spiritual aspects is fundamental in his course of training and in his practice of medicine. Dr. Smolar utilizes modern medical treatments as well as psychotherapy in his practice of psychiatry. He is very pleased to join the Comprehensive Psychiatric Services group and looks forward to working with his new patients.