Psychiatrist Barry G. Pierce M.D.


Dr. Pierce is a psychiatrist in private practice in Santa Rosa, California. He blends 25 years of psychotherapy training and experience into an eclectic style of therapy for people who are anxious or depressed, or who want to grow in their personal and professional lives. He has trained and supervised therapists who have established successful practices.

Dr. Pierce is a leading expert in consultation and education in the basic science and use of medications affecting moods, anxiety, and thinking. As a certified Master Psychopharmacologist, he provides evaluations, consultations and second opinions for physicians and their patients being treated for symptoms of depression, anxiety or psychosis.

Dr. Pierce regularly provides educational presentations to primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and other psychology professionals, covering topics related to the use of psychiatric medications to treat depression and anxiety disorders. He currently serves as consultant, educational speaker and clinical investigator for several pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Pierce is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and of the American Academy of Pain Management. He is one of a small number of psychiatrists receiving Board Certification in Administrative Psychiatry by the American Psychiatric Association, and one of a very small number of psychiatrists to be certified as a Master Psychopharmacologist by the Neuroscience Education Institute.

He has been a psychopharmacology consultant to HMOs, Medical Director of three San Francisco area hospitals, and on the clinical faculty of a psychiatry residency program. Dr. Pierce has served as Chairman of HMO committees to establish guidelines for the treatment of Depression and Panic Disorder in primary care. He has worked as a collaborator with the National Institutes of Mental Health in the study of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Dr. Pierce is certified by the American Board of Forensic Examiners and frequently provides expert witness court testimony. He has been the invited Grand Rounds presenter at many San Francisco area hospitals.

For more information see Dr. Pierce’s Curriculum Vitae.

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