Dr. Richard J. Corelli, MD

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Dr. Richard J. Corelli, MD

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Richard J Corelli MD 943 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94301 Get Directions
(650) 326-1915

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Dr. Richard J. Corelli, MD 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 feelings in treatment and not act on them. 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. Sometimes psychotherapy takes time . . a lot of time. 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. 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.

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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.
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.
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.
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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Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Affect Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Psychiatry
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Clinical Psychiatry Pharmacology
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychiatry
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychotherapy
  • Student Health
  • Women’s Issues
  • Women's Health Psychology

Board Certifications

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

Dr. Corelli says..

Experience Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in Psychiatry

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University Medical Center

Candidate C.G.Jung Institute of San Francisco 1984-1997

Expert Medical Reviewer Medical Board of California

Chief Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences El Camino Hospital 1986-1987

Chairman Psychiatry Emergency Room Panel El Camino Hospital 1984-1993

Special Interests:

Borderline & Narcissistic Personality Disorders

Multiple Personality & Dissociative Disorders

Anxiety & Panic Disorders

Grief & Loss

Shame & Guilt

Stress & Emotional Problems

Depression & Low Self-Esteem

Moodswings

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Co-dependency & ACA Issues

Psychotherapy & Psychopharmacology

Consultation & Evaluation

Transference & Countertransference

Eating Disorders

Relationships & Women's Issues

Adults Abused As Children

Archetypes & Complexes

Transference & Countertransference

Symbols & Dreams Mythology Life Transitions & Creativity

This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.
  • 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 and Adjustment Disorder
  • Mood Changes
  • Mood Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition
  • Mood Disorders
  • 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
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorders
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychological Addiction
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform 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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Dr. Corelli says..

Experience Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in Psychiatry

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University Medical Center

Candidate C.G.Jung Institute of San Francisco 1984-1997

Expert Medical Reviewer Medical Board of California

Chief Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences El Camino Hospital 1986-1987

Chairman Psychiatry Emergency Room Panel El Camino Hospital 1984-1993

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

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Stanford University

    Graduated in 1975

  • Internship Hospital
    Los Angeles County University Of California Med Center

    Completed in 1976

  • Residency Hospital
    Stanford Med Center

    Completed in 1979

  • Undergraduate School
    Manhattan College

    Graduated in 1970

  • Other Education
    C.G. Jung Institute Of San Francisco

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Corelli says...

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

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Congratulations on being named one of US News and World Report's 'Top Doctors'. US News and World Report 2012 Richard J. Corelli, M.D. Top Psychiatrists There are 996 top psychiatrists on the list of U.S. News Top Doctors. These physicians were selected based on a peer nomination process Richard J. Corelli, M.D. Dr. Corelli, Congratulations on being named one of US News and World Report's 'Top Doctors'. We've added this icon to your Doximity profile to reflect your respected standing among your

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Dr. Corelli says...

Experience Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in Psychiatry

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University Medical Center

Candidate C.G.Jung Institute of San Francisco 1984-1997

Expert Medical Reviewer Medical Board of California

Chief Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences El Camino Hospital 1986-1987

Chairman Psychiatry Emergency Room Panel El Camino Hospital 1984-1993

Special Interests:

Borderline & Narcissistic Personality Disorders

Multiple Personality & Dissociative Disorders

Anxiety & Panic Disorders

Grief & Loss

Shame & Guilt

Stress & Emotional Problems

Depression & Low Self-Esteem

Moodswings

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Co-dependency & ACA Issues

Psychotherapy & Psychopharmacology

Consultation & Evaluation

Transference & Countertransference

Eating Disorders

Relationships & Women's Issues

Adults Abused As Children

Archetypes & Complexes

Transference & Countertransference

Symbols & Dreams Mythology Life Transitions & Creativity

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Dr. Corelli says...

Experience Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in Psychiatry

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University Medical Center

Candidate C.G.Jung Institute of San Francisco 1984-1997

Expert Medical Reviewer Medical Board of California

Chief Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences El Camino Hospital 1986-1987

Chairman Psychiatry Emergency Room Panel El Camino Hospital 1984-1993

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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 feelings in treatment and not act on them. 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. Sometimes psychotherapy takes time . . a lot of time. 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. 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.