M.D., Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
B.A. Biological Sciences, Northwestern University
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Dr. Mao is a graduate of the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated Cum Laude from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Biological Sciences and received his M.D. from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He then completed a four-year residency in psychiatry at Northwestern University. Dr. Mao is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has special clinical interest in the treatment of depression and anxiety, Asian-American mental health, and spirituality and mental health. Dr. Mao tailors his treatment recommendations to each unique patient’s needs and preferences. After a thorough consultation phase, Dr. Mao works with his patient to decide if what types of treatments would be helpful: talk therapy, medication therapy, or both. As a Christian psychiatrist, Dr. Mao finds great personal fulfillment and purpose from his faith. He enjoys discussing the interaction of spirituality and mental health with patients for whom spirituality is a relevant part of their lives. Dr. Mao is an in-network provider for Blue Shield of California MHSA and Magellan Behavioral Health, and is considered an out-of-network provider for all other insurance plans. Please see his website for the most up-to-date details as well as mental health resources.