“Not the world, not what’s outside of us, but what we hold inside traps us. We may not be responsible for the world that created our minds, but we can take responsibility for the mind with which we create our world.” – Gabor Maté
• McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, MD
• McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Residency
• University of California Davis School of Medicine, Fellowship
Dr. Gharbaoui is a board-eligible adult psychiatrist who has been in practice for 6 years. At the heart of their clinical approach is a strong emphasis on establishing trust and building a therapeutic relationship to help patients achieve their goals.
They received their medical degree and went on to complete their psychiatry residency training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston – McGovern University (UTHealth). They then completed a fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neurodegeneration at the University of California, Davis. After completing training, Dr. Gharbaoui worked as an adult and geriatric psychiatrist as part of an Assertive Community Treatment team in the Bay Area. They have experience working with patients of widely varying backgrounds and have a special interest in helping members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Dr. Gharbaoui has been involved in multiple research publications including journal articles, textbook chapters, and professional poster presentations. They are also passionate about education and have experience teaching in a variety of contexts.
Dr. Gharbaoui’s practice focuses on medication management, which they typically offer in conjunction with supportive and emotionally focused therapy. In order to provide the best outcome, they may occasionally recommend additional therapy and ask that you bring a therapist into your care team. What sets Dr. Gharbaoui apart from traditional psychiatrists is their passion for positive psychology (a focus on improving well-being) and holistic approaches to psychiatry (including lifestyle and other changes into the treatment model).