SHEELA LIAO MASIFI, MD, MS
As a person with a culturally diverse background and exposure, I love treating people from all walks of life with open-mindedness and empathy. My goal is to help you learn and retain skills to face life’s twists and turns with confidence. Getting to know you as a person, and making sure you are comfortable with the treatment plan, are the most important things in our work together.
I have had the privilege of working with a wide range of patients, from severely mentally ill populations in hospitals needing emergency care to underserved community clinics, to patients seeking weekly therapy in outpatient clinics. I have extensive training in medical and psychiatric assessments, psychopharmacology, and evidence-based treatments for mental health disorders. This has helped me understand which people need therapy, medications, both, or neither.
I’m happy to answer any questions or concerns you have about psychiatric treatment during a free 15-minute phone consultation. It will be an honor for me to guide you in moving toward greater emotional wellness and life satisfaction.
UC Irvine Medical Center Psychiatry Residency
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, MD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, MS, Physiology
University of California, Los Angeles, BA, Psychology
New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles. Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program Certification, 2021
UC Irvine Scholarship in Psychotherapy, 2020
Douglas Kahn, MD, Newport Beach, CA. Learning Psychotherapy: Continuing Cases-on-Videotape Seminar, 2017-2019
California Medical Board Physician/Doctor of Medicine
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Psychiatry