Palo Alto Wellness

Professional child, adolescent, and adult psychiatric services in Palo Alto

Dr. Shivani Chmura, MD

California Physician License #105518

Dr. Chmura takes a holistic approach to treating her patients, one that balances compassion with evidence-based outcomes to achieve wellbeing.

She is trained in a variety of therapies, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Supportive Psychotherapy.

She has extensive experience with medication management for mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD, and many others.

Dr. Chmura is Board Certified in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry. She received her medical degree in 2007 from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She did her residency in General Adult Psychiatry at Stanford University. After her residency, she was named a Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco.

Currently, she serves as an Adjunct Clinical Faculty member in the Stanford Hospital Department of Psychiatry.

Should you decide to work with Dr. Chmura, she'll be fully committed to helping you and your loved ones lead happy, healthy lives.

When you call for your free initial consultation, she'll be happy to discuss your needs and, if it's a good fit, how to proceed.


2016. "Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences," First AID for the USMLE Step 1. Faculty contributor.

2015. "Psychosomatic Disorders," Treating Adolescents. Lead author.

2009. “Social Phenotypes of Genetic Neurodevelopmental Disorders," Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics. Co-author with Carl Feinstein.


Medication management

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Parent, couple, or family coaching

Play therapy for young children

Consultation with schools

Group talks


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Adolescent anxiety

Adolescent depression

Suicidality in adolescence

High achieving children and mental health

Social media and mental health

Psychiatric medication for children and adolescents—when it is and is not appropriate


Email: drc@paloaltowellness.com

Cell: (415) 990-1679

Fax: (844) 499-9693

For a free initial consultation, contact Dr. Chmura today.

All communication is strictly confidential.

To book Dr. Chmura for a talk at your school, group, or practice, use the form below.

Dr. Shivani Chmura, MD