Heather Hall, MD

Psychiatrist
Currently Seeing Patients at:

Sacramento

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About Heather Hall, MD

Dr. Hall is a Board Certified psychiatrist with over 26 years’ experience providing adolescent and adult care, a strong background in academic leadership and mind-body medicine, and a specialization in treating PTSD and dissociative order as well as providing culturally focused care.

Born and raised in Jamaica, Dr. Hall had been fascinated with the complex workings of the human body from an early age. Inspired by her love of science, and further encouraged by her mother’s support of an intellectually rewarding career, she pursued a degree in medicine. Drawn to psychiatry by the opportunity to develop richer relationships with her patients, Dr. Hall works with people from diverse backgrounds to understand and treat the complex personal, biological, and sociocultural factors underlying their conditions.

Dr. Hall sees patients ages 14 and older, providing medication, psychotherapy, including CBT and DBT, or a combination or therapies. She partners closely with patients to developing an individual, personalized plan of therapy and is rewarded by helping patients achieve relief from their symptoms and gain new perspective.

Dr. Hall is particularly adept at helping patients with traumatic past experiences, and at treating those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Dissociative Disorders. She also treats ADHD, Conduct Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Perinatal Mood Disorders (Prenatal and Postpartum), and performance anxiety.

Dr. Hall joined TMS Health Solutions in 2013. She advocates the use of alternatives to medication for the relief of mood and anxiety symptoms, and began providing TMS in February 2017.

personal interests

When she’s not at clinic, Dr. Hall enjoys playing classical piano, particularly the works of Beethoven and Chopin, and spending time with her husband of 23 years.

Certifications & Memberships

American Psychiatric Association

Member

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Member

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

Board of Directors and Co-Chair, Conference Committee

American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry

Lifetime Certification

education & experience

Dr. Hall completed her medical education at Hahnemann University (now Drexel University) in Philadelphia, PA, and her psychiatric residency training at the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital. She received additional training from Dr. James Gordon’s Center for Mind-Body Medicine and completed DBT training through Marsha Linehan’s Behavioral Tech LLC.

During her 11 years of practice in Philadelphia, Dr. Hall worked with children, adolescents, and adults in many of the city’s hospital and social service agencies. She also served as Medical Director of the Inpatient Unit and Interim Director of Psychiatry at Mercy Hospital.

Dr. Hall then provided medical leadership, practitioner education, and treatment at the UCSF Medical Center, Psychiatric Unit, in their groups serving the African-American, Asian, and LGBT communities.

As Associate Clinical Professor at the UC Davis School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Hall taught community psychiatry, cultural diversity, and competency to psychiatry residents and medical students. She also performed clinical work through Turning Point Community Programs, where she was the Medical Director of the Pathways program.

In addition, Dr. Hall has also lectured and presented widely on complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and the effects of historical and long-term stress on African-Americans.

Publications

Hall, Heather Review of Buried in the Bitter Waters: The History of Racial Cleansing In America, Psychiatric Services, June 2008, p 700

Shumway, M, Alvidrez, J, Leary, M, Hall, H et al. (2012). Impact of capacity reductions In acute public-sector inpatient psychiatric services Psychiatric Services, 63(2), 135-41

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