Shulamit Glaubach, MD has two decades of experience in psychiatry, and currently practices child, adolescent and adult psychiatry in San Francisco. She has particular expertise in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harming behaviors (especially cutting) and critical self-worth issues.
Please browse information on types of treatments to learn more about her practice. If you are interested in becoming a patient, you can reach Dr. Glaubach’s office at (415) 440-6505.
Before treatment, I conduct a thorough evaluation, including sessions with patients and obtaining other information, including but not limited to, birth records, pediatric records, medical records, prior psychiatric or therapy treatment records, and school testing to aid in the assessment.
My Treatment Philosophy
My holistic approach addresses root causes, advancing the healing process as a whole rather than treating various symptoms and disorders in isolation. As part of my holistic approach, I recommend kundalini yoga, martial arts, acupuncture, fish oil, and other physical and nutritional supplements when indicated by a patient’s symptoms. I also incorporate Dialectical Behavioral Therapy’s modalities to teach mindful awareness, distress tolerance, acceptance of past behavior and establishing and maintaining healthy relationships.
- I take into consideration the role a child’s home environment can play in exacerbating anxiety and other issues. Therefore, I work closely with parents to help determine what to implement in order to help their child’s symptoms, versus what may exacerbate their symptoms.
- Every child and adult who walks in my office perceives experiences and situations based on the experiences they have had from the time they were born until that moment. This is known as the Rashomon effect, based on a book called Rashomon by Ryunosuke Akutagawa. I help patients become aware of the reasons behind their perceptions and help them see other perspectives.
- I tackle underlying issues based in mental anxieties and emotions that can manifest in a variety of physical symptoms and psychological problems. I believe some problems can improve with therapy alone and without medication, although medication can be a valuable adjunct, and is occasionally curative. At the end of the initial evaluation I will give you my opinion on what treatment would be best for you.
- I help my patients understand the importance of taking care of themselves in order to better care for their loved ones. In the event of pressure changes in an airplane, you are asked to place your mask on before helping others because putting your mask on allows you to then be able to help someone else, including your own child. The Virtue of Selfishness by Ayn Rand illustrates this phenomena by emphasizing that the word “selfish” is in fact not a bad word.
- I Want to Tell You About My Feelings by Mamoru Itoh is a book that illustrates one of the methods I use to help my patients improve communication of their emotions. Itoh uses the analogy of a bouncing ball and a game of catch between two people, to show the reader how to deliver effective communication. For example, if you throw the ball too hard, too soft or with a curve, someone may not be able to catch it. The goal is to throw the ball so that the receiver catches it. Likewise, when communicating with another person, you want to deliver your words in a palatable way that allows the receiver to hear you.