Heather Marie Hall MD, DFAPA

Dr. Hall is a board-certified adult psychiatrist. She has over thirty years of experience. She combines her expertise in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy in developing a treatment plan tailored to the needs of each individual. Before establishing her private practice, Dr. Hall was an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at UCSF and then UC Davis. She is currently on the board of directors of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and specializes in the treatment of complex trauma. Dr. Hall is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton MA. She completed her medical training at Drexel University in Philadelphia PA and her psychiatric training at The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, also in Philadelphia. She lives is the Sacramento area with her husband of twenty-five years and enjoys playing classical piano.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Depressive disorders

  • Anxiety disorders

  • PTSD

  • Dissociative disorders

  • Bipolar disorder

  • ADHD

  • Psychotic disorders

  • Attachment disorders 

  • Women's issues

  • Cultural issues

  • Victims of trauma

  • Medication management


  • Residency in Adult Psychiatry ~ Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

  • Internship in Psychiatry ~ Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

  • Medical School~ Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

  • Undergraduate BS in Biochemistry ~ Smith College, Northampton, MA

Awards & Honors:

  • Distinguished Achievement Award, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation 2022

  • Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, 2018

  • Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, 2017

  • Department of Psychiatry Resident Teaching Award, University of California San Francisco​ 2006