Garrick Tong, MD

Age Range: 12-18, 5-12

Types of Services: Medication Management

State and Insurance: California | Aetna, California | Cigna, California | MHN (HealthNet), California | Molina, California | Optum, California | Self-Pay

Dr. Garrick Tong is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who serves Californian minors aged 5-16 years old in English, Spanish or Cantonese. He has expertise working with those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, oppositional defiance, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity, and other mental or behavioral health issues. Dr. Tong is an emphatic, occasionally humorous, and a down-to-earth physician that takes the time to listen to patients. His honesty and transparent style immediately stands out when communicating with families. 

Besides medicine, Dr. Tong also possesses superior knowledge about child obsessions in Minecraft, SnapChat, Pokémon, Shopkins, and Dragonball Z. He relates very well with children and parents and has a humble, personable yet professional demeanor.  When it comes to medication, Dr. Tong is very conservative and judiciously prescribes the smallest doses necessary. Still, he maintains an open-mind in using holistic approaches and will endorse natural remedies or complementary and alternative medicine when appropriate.  

Lastly, Dr. Tong is a proud father of two energetic youngsters, so he fully understands the multitude of challenges parents face. Dr. Tong brings these together these perspectives together and strives to make a true difference in families’ lives.

Prescribes Medication: Yes

Age Range: 5-17

Specialties: Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Parenting, Relationships, Anxiety and Depression, Career Guidance, Effective Communication, Anger Management, Wellness and Health Promotion, PMS, Peri or Menopausal Issues, Stress Management, Life Coaching, Substance Abuse, Bipolar Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Disorders, ADHD (child and adolescent), Attachment Disorder, Autism spectrum disorders (child and adolescent), Child and Adolescent Therapy, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Therapy, LGBT Issues, Life Transitions, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Oppositional-defiant Disorder, Panic Disorder, Play Therapy (child and adolescent), Schizoaffective Disorder, Sexual Issues, Trauma and Abuse, Grief Counseling, Men’s Issues and Health, Women’s Issues and Health, Marriage and Relationship Counseling

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