Who We Are

Our Medical Practice

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Our Multilingual, Culturally Competent Team provide effective individualized psychiatric care. A customized treatment plan is carefully created and updated regularly for each client.


Our Treatment Focus

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As your Mental Health Partner, we help unleash your inner strengths, enable you to function at your highest potential. Psychotherapy and/or medications are strategically chosen or your needs.

Our Patient Promise

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Your Mental Health Wellbeing is our ultimate goal. We advocate for you with your best interest in mind. We will always be there for you. once you become one of our clients. 

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Samantha Liu, MD

Curriculum Vitae

 Education

University of South Florida College of Medicine, 1988- 1992 

Molecular Biology, Florida State University, 1983-1986 

Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, 1979-1983 


Post-Graduate Training 

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, 1995-1997 

General Psychiatry Residency, University of California, San Francisco, 1992- 1996 

Medical Internship, University of California, San Francisco, 1992-1993 


Professional Experience 

Outpatient Psychiatrist & Inpatient Consultation Specialist @ Chinese Hospital & Clinics, 

San Francisco Bay Area, California, 9/01/18- present 

Acting Medical Director/Chief, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry @ Asian Community 

Mental Health Services, Oakland, California, 9/01/16- present 

Certified Executive Coach & Life Coach, Marshal Goldsmith Certified Stakeholder Centered E

xecutive Coach, Beautiful Life Coaching Services, 2008- present                  

Owner/Manager, Becca’s Farm & Lodge, Big Island Hawaii, July 2014- present 

Samantha Liu, MD, Private Practice, San Francisco Bay Area, California, 1997- 2007, 2019-  

Vice President & Psychiatrist, Peninsula Psychiatric Associates, 1999- 2003 

Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco, Department Psychiatry, 

1997- 2002, and Department of Psychiatry and the Law, 1999-2001

Psychiatric Consultant, Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Program, San Francisco, 1998-2000

 Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist, San Mateo County Mental Health, 1998 

Attending Psychiatrist, Children’s Inpatient/Partial Hospitalization Program,

 UCSF, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, 1997-1998 

Staff Psychiatrist at Westside Crisis Clinic, San Francisco, 1994-1997

Research Scientist, University of Texas San Antonio Health Science Center, 1988

Research Associate, Florida State University Department of Chemistry, 1986-1988 


Honors and Awards 

Outstanding Speaker Award for “Tiger Moms, Troubled Cubs” at ACMHS 

43rd Anniversary Gala, Oct., 2017

The President’s Volunteer Service Award- Bronze, 2015, by the Corporation for National and Community Service in recognition and appreciation for their commitment 

to strengthen our nation and communities through volunteer 



Honors and Awards

Outstanding Community Service and Generous Sponsorship, Chinese American Mental Health Network, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 

American Psychiatric Association Program for Minority Research Training in Psychiatry “Mini- Fellow” Award, 1992 

Outstanding student in Psychiatry Award, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Univ. of South Florida, 1992 


Volunteer Experience 

American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter Community Events Coordinator, March 2014- current American 

Red Cross Northern California Region Photographer/Videographer, March 2014- current 

Chinese American Mental Health Network, “Culture to Culture” Foundation, 2002- current 

Consultant, Yang’s Emotional Intelligence Training Program for Children, a non-profit organization, 

Northern California Branch, 2012- 2015 

Photographer, Crocker Middle School Drama Program, Hillsborough California, 2010- 2011 

Photographer and Artistic Design for short film “Searching Soul,” San Jose, 2010 

Photographer, African American Drama Company, San Francisco, 2007- 2008 Consultant, “Big Aunty” Chinese School, San Jose, 2007- 2013

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Our Staff

Christmas with Silvia

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Adam Travis, MD, Ph.D.

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Dr. Liu & her pet Toby

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Dr. Travis in Hawaii

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Dr. Liu & Mildred in ACMHS Gala

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Toby is a Therapeutic Animal

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Pacific Psychiatric Associates

212 9th Street #401, Oakland, California 94607, United States

(510) 285-6359

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