Steve Balt, MD, MS, Psychiatrist in San Rafael
I am a psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of adults and adolescents with addictions, mood disorders, personality disorders, ADHD, anxiety, and psychosis. I offer both medication management and psychotherapy. My approach to medications is a conservative one: I use medications (including Suboxone) only when patients have a full understanding of their risks and benefits, and I am willing to help patients taper or discontinue medications that provide little benefit, or which cause harm. At all times, I am eager to collaborate with other providers (therapists, counselors, alternative medicine specialists) to provide the optimal care for my patients.
I try to see my patients' complaints through their own eyes, with a patient-centered approach that focuses on the issues bringing them to treatment. I try to help patients develop the skills to achieve independence from long-term psychiatric management. See my website for more details.
I am editor-in-chief of an international psychiatry newsletter with over 4000 subscribers, and I have taught psychiatry and addiction medicine at Stanford and UCLA. I also teach psychologists who are learning to use medications in their practices. Saturday hours are available in my Walnut Creek office.
Call or Email Steve Balt for a free phone consultation now - (415) 789-3715


  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • Year Graduated: 2003
  • License No. and State: A87849 California
  • Board Certification: General Psychiatry


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Amer. Psychiatric Association
  • Membership: Amer. Soc. of Addiction Med.


  • Medication Management
  • Addiction
  • Mood Disorders


  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Internet Addiction
  • Medical Detox
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Eclectic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Family
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016
Steve Balt, MD, MS, Psychiatrist in San Rafael

Steve Balt

Psychiatrist, MD, MS