Shantala Umashankar, MD


I am a compassionate, board certified psychiatrist with over three decades of experience in providing adults with individualized psychiatric care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.



Shantala Umashankar, MD

I am thrilled to be a part of PCPA, and to be able to work within the beautiful and diverse Bay Area. I treat a broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders with medication management and psychotherapy. My areas of interest include, but are not limited to, anxiety, ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, women’s health issues including postpartum depression, trauma, psychosomatic medicine, personality disorders, OCD, schizophrenia/ other psychotic spectrum disorders, and geriatric psychiatry. I am also proficient in helping individuals work through grief and loss issues and navigate workplace and relationship conflicts. My treatment approach is recovery focused, and is adapted to the individual’s emotional, social, and psychological needs. My goal is to help patients manage their symptoms and achieve a sense of overall well being. I look forward to getting to know you, and to working with you on your path to mental wellness.

After earning my medical degree from Bangalore Medical College in India, I completed my psychiatric residency in Norwich Hospital in Connecticut.

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Shantala Umashankar, MD

Attentive and caring of overall condition.

Dr. Umashankar has been terrific. She seems to really care and has been very helpful in understanding my situation and provides very helpful tools to provide comfort.

Experienced and compassionate

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English, Hindi, Kannada

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