Dr. Cliff Staehley, M.D.
Cliff Straehley, M.D., a 1972 graduate of Stanford Medical School and a longtime advocate of complementary medicine, has taught stress management and has practiced yoga and Zen meditation for about 30 years. He currently works as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist in Fair Oaks and continues to be fascinated with combining Eastern and Western approaches to well-being.
Cliff has decades of experience with meditation and yoga, initially with a Zen orientation. He practices psychiatry from the vantage point of enhancing wellness, as opposed to curing disease.
Dr. Straehley does a particular kind of cognitive behavior therapy developed by Dr. David Burns M.D. called the T.E.A.M. approach. Although he prescribes psychiatric medications when they are needed, he is predominantly a "psychotherapy" psychiatrist, unlike most psychiatrists these days who focus primarily on medication management. He also has a lot of clinical experience with and a strong interest in treating people with various addiction problems (chemical and behavioral).