Scott Barshack , MD
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychiatry
53 Dunfries Ter
San Rafael, CA 94901
Dr. Barshack is a graduate of Haverford College and the University of Maryland Medical School. He completed his residency in Psychiatry at St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco. Dr. Barshack has been working with teens and their families for more than thirty years including both inpatient and outpatient psychopharmacology. He finds that many of the adolescents who come to Paradigm are over medicated rather than undereducated. He is devoted to responsible titration when appropriate and insuring that young people are treated as a whole, rather than simply treating their symptoms. He share’s Paradigm’s philosophy that medication should be a last resort rather than a quick and easy fix. In addition, Dr Barshack is an avid SF Giants and Forty Niners fan and enjoys cross country bicycle trips in his free time.
About Paradigm Treatment
At Paradigm Treatment we provide residential mental health services to adolescents and young adults from throughout the United States and abroad. Young people come to us for intensive treatment for issues ranging from depression to anxiety, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, mood disorders and other mental health and behavioral health issues.
Paradigm Treatment is located in Malibu, California between the majestic Santa Monica Mountains and the dramatically beautiful Pacific Ocean. We are situated mere blocks from the beach on idyllic, park-like grounds, surrounded by old growth trees and the serenity of nature. Our treatment site has proven to be the ideal locale as it offers privacy and peacefulness, while remaining close enough to the necessary amenities to maintain optimal accessibility and safety.
Heading south from our facilities in Malibu along the Pacific Coast Highway, you may find yourself near local attractions such as The Getty Villa, The Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade, Venice Beach, the shops on Abbott Kinney Blvd and wonderful local restaurants. As you head down the PCH, you can turn right on the famous Sunset Boulevard, and you can take a wonderfully scenic drive east, through the rolling hills of the Pacific Palisades overlooking the ocean, towards the tree-lined streets of Bel-Air and into West Hollywood and the Sunset Strip.
Years in Practice: N/A
Languages Spoken: English
Education & Training
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Graduation Date: N/A
Specialties & Hospital Affiliations
Specialties: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychiatry