Hello, I’m Dr. Karthik Sethuram and I am a child/adolescent and adult psychiatrist, who is eager to work with patients and families in a collaborative, multimodal manner.
Through my residency training and fellowship, I have become a physician who looks toward developing balance in the medical, psychological and interpersonal realms. Although medications have their place, I believe the most profound outcomes occur when we treat the whole person. As such, I incorporate cognitive/behavioral strategies, mindfulness techniques, meditation, and family-based interventions into my appointments.
With these skills, I have developed expertise in treating a wide array of psychiatric disorders in both kids and adults, including: Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Eating Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Autism, Intellectual Disability, ADHD, Personality Disorders, Conduct Disorder, Impulse Control Disorders, OCD, Tourette’s Disorder, Dissociative Disorders, Sleep problems, and more. Additionally, I have a special interest in South Asian and LGBT mental health.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology from UCLA and earned my medical degree at Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. I attended UCSF Fresno for General Psychiatry residency training and am a recent graduate of the LAC+USC Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, where I served as a Chief Fellow during my final year. Throughout my career, I have participated in mental health advocacy, education in multidisciplinary settings (to pediatrics, medical students, lawyers, etc.), and recently won a poster presentation award for co-writing a children’s book focusing on mental health.
My sincerest thanks for your attention and I hope that I can be a physician that serves your needs.