Dr. Richard Corelli, MD

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Dr. Richard Corelli, MD
I am a board-certified Stanford trained adult psychiatrist in practice for over 35 years. I provide compassionate, empathic and knowledge based care. Together, we will gain insight and knowledge about you and where your strengths and conflicts may be. Each person comes with a unique background and through this perspective, I will work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. It is important to understand you as a whole person so that I can provide you with the most up-to-date treatment recommendations. My areas of specialty include mood disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders and life transitions including divorce and loss. I provide psychotherapy and medication with integration of both when indicated. I received my MD from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed my psychiatry training at Stanford University Medical Center. My practice is located close to downtown Palo Alto with satellite offices in Pacifica and Half Moon Bay for patients who live on the coastside. You can visit my website at: http://web.stanford.edu/~corelli/ and you can read some of the articles I have written about my clinical interests at: http://web.stanford.edu/~corelli/shortworks.html

Richard J. Corelli, M.D.

943 Middlefield Rd

Palo Alto, CA 94301

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(650) 326-1915

Dr. Richard Corelli, MD

Dr. Richard Corelli, MD

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Care Philosophy

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Dr. Corelli's Experience

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  • Specializes in Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
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Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Psychiatry
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Clinical Psychiatry Pharmacology
  • Eating Disorders
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychiatry
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychotherapy
  • Student Health
  • Women's Counseling
  • Women's Health Psychology
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Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adult Panic Anxiety Syndrome
  • Alcohol Related Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Atypical Depression
  • Behavioral Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bipolar I Disorder
  • Bipolar II Disorder
  • Bipolar IV Disorder
  • Bipolar V Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Codependency
  • Complex Psychological Disorders
  • Compulsions
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Depression
  • Depression Relapse
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Depressive Episode
  • Dissociative Amnesia
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative Fugue
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug Abuse
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Stress
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Abuse
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Marijuana Amotivational Syndrome
  • Mixed-State Bipolar Disorder
  • Mood Changes
  • Mood Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood and Adjustment Disorder
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Panic Disorder
  • Panic Disorder With Agorapobia
  • Panic Disorder Without Agorapobia
  • Persistent Anxiety
  • Personality Disorders
  • Physical Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorders
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychological Addiction
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Sedative Abuse
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Severe Anxiety
  • Sex Addiction
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Stress
  • Substance-Induced Mood Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation

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Procedures

  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Stress Management

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No malpractice history found for California.

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Education

  • Manhattan College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1970
  • Stanford University
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Los Angeles County University Of California Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Stanford Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Corelli's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Corelli to family and friends
4.0
based on 65 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Corelli Says:

Psychotherapy is a careful and slow process and it is important to know everything about the patient not just their symptoms. I want to know your strengths and vulnerabilities so that I can understand the problems you are struggling with and to see if these might be repetitive patterns from the past that can be changed once they are recognized and understood. It is important to talk about your...

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Dr. Corelli's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Palo Alto, CA |
I am baffled by positive reviews about talk therapy. He makes you come in once a week and sits there silent while you talk, offering NO insight. maybe even sleeping with his eyes open. how can one tell? total rubbish. switched to actual therapist with actual techniques. Doing their job. what a scam he runs.
Richard Corelli's Response Psychotherapy is a careful and slow process and it is important to know everything about the patient not just their symptoms. It is important to me to understand why you wish to stop treatment at a particular time since this can often be an indication of our getting close to some sensitive issue that is often vital to talk about in order to bring about recovery.
in San Jose, CA |
In less than one minute, I explained my desperation to Dr. Corelli, asking if he could help me. He then asked me if I heard his instructions about filling out paperwork and refused to answer my question. Knowing I am paying cash for an appointment, I will not be paying for lack of compassion in a desperate time.
Richard Corelli's Response Sometimes psychotherapy takes time . . a lot of time. It is also important that there be a good fit between the psychotherapist and the patient. Sometimes patients are looking for a 'quick fix' with medication but I am interested in working with you on deeper long term changes that will help in your recovery and allow you to live your life more fully. It does take patience and commitment. Psychotherapy is not for everyone. You will know when you are ready.
in Half Moon Bay, CA |
I tried to make an appointment with Dr Corelli. He sent me a large amount of paperwork to fill out ahead of time, including the top half of a claim form (which, as a physician myself, I have never made a patient fill out). He also required me to sign a statement that I would pay his full rate of $150/hr for every missed/cancelled appointment for which he did not receive a week's advance notice. I didn't sign it, so he wrote me back a tersely worded email refusing to accept me as a patient.
My approach in therapy is psychodynamic which means I attempt to look with you at deeper meanings and patterns for the symptoms and behaviors that are causing you stress or difficulties in your relationship or occupation. I am here to help you recognize and identify those patterns so that you can have some hope of possibly changing them or accepting and compensating for them in other ways. Recognition and understanding are the first steps toward change.
in San Francisco, CA |
Terrific experience, and ongoing. I've been w Dr Corelli for about 6 years- originally to help me stop making stupid choices (I have) and now to stay on track. I never had therapy before and was surprised how little Corelli spoke- he mostly gave small prompts- which I needed in order to make my own decisions and understand consequences. I know nothing about Corelli, and this made it surprisingly easy to be honest and confident. Corelli's great. I can't recommend him or his style any higher.
recommended for talk therapy. Does not specialize in psychopharmacology.
in Daly City, CA |
Dr. Corelli's training, insight and skilled ability at honing in on not only my initial diagnosis, but also key issues needing addressed, has opened up a new world for me; one I never thought existed. Through weekly psychotherapy, and compliance on my end, we've been able to work through both the minor issues, and the initial breakthroughs of self discovery that has helped me succeed in not only personal life, but also, life. I would recommend him to any adult seeking the aforementioned.
Half Moon Bay, CA |
I have seen Dr. Correlli for over six months. Through weekly therapy and medication he has helped me manage my symptoms of bipolar significantly. His manner is taciturn, but I find the results very helpful.
Columbia, MO |
I highly recommend Dr. Corelli for his careful attention to his patient care.
in Palo Alto, CA |
I see Dr. Corelli since about 5 years ago. During this time, I think the psychotherapy sessions with him helped me a lot in dealing with my condition. Dr. Corelli is very helpful in giving me feedback about my experiences and I feel that I can trust him in sharing my thoughts and feelings.
San Carlos, CA |
Dr. Corelli is the first psychiatrist I have seen so I do not have any experience with other doctors with which to compare. In my experience, he is very insightful and thoughtful and often helps me see things with a new perspective.
in San Mateo, CA |
He has helped me immensely with my social anxiety.
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El Camino Hospital- Mountain View Campus
2500 Grant Rd
Mountain View, CA 94040
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Stanford Hospital and Clinics
300 Pasteur Dr
Stanford, CA 94305
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