Marla Richard, MD

Staff Psychiatrist
Medication Management

Education and training

  • University of Minnesota, BA
  • Stanford University, MD
  • University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Internship
  • Stanford University, Residency
  • University of California San Diego, Fellowship

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Marla Richard, MD

Dr. Marla Richard is Stanford trained board-certified psychiatrist and board eligible in geriatric psychiatry from UCSD. She has been practicing in a variety of settings for the last 30 years. Dr. Richard uses an an integrated health paradigm with general and geriatric patients using traditional psychopharmacology, interpersonal neurobiology practices, and personality assessments to look at root motivations for behaviors to address core issues and with medication management as needed. Dr. Marla believes that you need to take a whole-person approach to both mental and physical health.

She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and followed by medical school at Stanford Medical School to complete her MD. With visions of becoming a general surgeon, she went to the University Hospitals of Cleveland and completed two years of general surgery training before seeing the light and transferring to psychiatry. She completed her psychiatry training at Stanford University and geriatric training many years later at UCSD.

Her focus includes an integrated approach to the consideration of mental and physical health, while incorporating tools of mindfulness to teach skills of stress and anxiety management in everyday life. In conjunction with medication management, she uses interpersonal neurobiology to help clients understand triggers as well as methods to calm overactive stress responses and reactivity.

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