Patricia Pop, MD

Palo Alto CA
I engage each person in a tailored and detailed screening and preparation process to choose a treatment tailored for them and prepare their mind and body to make the best use of the medicine. The type of ketamine treatments available in person include oral lozenge, intramuscular injection, intravenous injection (IV), or intranasal spray. Preparation and integration sessions can often occur over telemedicine. We will discuss which type of treatment may be best for you and decide together on the number, cadence, and dose.
Dr. Patricia Pop (she/hers) is a licensed psychiatrist with a whole-person approach to mental health. She combines psychotherapy, lifestyle medicine (stress, sleep, eating, and mind-body practices), and medications when appropriate. Dr. Pop treats a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and other common and complex conditions. Her approach emphasizes warmth, openness, presence, empathy, and nonjudgement. Dr. Pop aims to stay current with trauma-informed, LGBTQ+ affirming, and culturally sensitive care, acknowledging the impact that trauma, stress, and systemic influences like racism and discrimination can have on our mental health. Dr. Pop enjoys working with adults in Menlo Park and via telemedicine across the State of California. Dr. Pop earned her MD at Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York. She then completed psychiatric residency training at Stanford with a psychodynamic fellowship through the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.