Psychiatric Alternatives

Anu Goel, MD

Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist

Professional Statement

Dr. Goel is a board-certified psychiatrist who is a native of California. He believes truly caring about his patients and showing them kindness and compassion is the first step in healing. He is an experienced psychopharmacologist who specializes in medication management. Dr. Goel stays on the cutting edge of the most current research and treatment methodologies in order to manage various psychiatric conditions in the most effective way possible. His philosophy is to use the minimal amount of medication necessary to achieve the desired result. If a medication has an undesirable side effect, like weight gain, Dr. Goel considers all options with his patient. He refers his patients to psychologists within the group when they desire therapy so every patient is able to receive excellent collaborative care.


  • Bipolar Disorder
  • OCD & Phobias
  • Anxiety & Panic Disorders
  • Depression & Grief
  • Trauma Related Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Autism


  • Experience
  • -Conducted Psychiatric research at the University of California, San Diego focusing on traumatic loss and the complicated grief process
  • -Provided care for the Veterans at the VA Hospital in Washington DC with a focus on PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and Depression
  • -Managed acute psychiatric care for busy Psychiatric Emergency Room and Psychiatric Inpatient Hospital in Kansas
  • -Treated children and adolescent psychiatric patients in an ER setting, outpatient clinic, and inpatient unit at a top research-based hospital in Ohio
  • -Lead Psychiatrist who ran a team of mental health professionals to treat Severely Chronically Mentally Ill patients at a Community Mental Health Center in Ohio
  • -Administered care for persistently mentally ill patients at one of the most underserved hospitals in New York City
  • -Established a very successful private practice in New York City
  • -Currently works with chronically mentally ill inmates at a prison in California
  • -Currently treats a variety of diagnoses at a psychiatric inpatient hospital in San Jose
  • -Currently provides care to patients in a private practice setting in San Francisco

Languages Spoken

  • English

Office Address

  • 1793 Union Street, San Francisco

Insurances Accepted

  • Anthem / Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield HMO/PPO
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • MHN
  • United Healthcare