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I have an outpatient practice in San Rafael, California located in the heart of Marin County. I specialize in medical/psychiatric assessment and treatment of most psychiatric conditions.

First: I perform a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and formulate an initial course of treatment which may include psycho-pharmaceuticals.

Second: the client is seen on a regular basis and periodic reviews are done, in session, to evaluate the efficacy of any medicine and how it’s helping the patient’s life.

Third:  we may maintain or modify the individualized treatment plans that focus on your concerns with an emphasis on dynamic combinations of psycho-pharmacology and psychotherapy

I treat the following conditions:

Mood Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Attention Deficit Disorder

Women’s Issues

Chronic Pain

Relationship Problems

I work with adults and young teenagers.

I have been successful helping patients overcome life-challenges. Psycho-pharmacology is used to address a client’s current disposition in order to deal with issues that may be detrimental to a happy and effective life. Then, we work together to separate out what may be years of coping mechanisms. Finally, we’ll work together to sort out primary causes of stress and concerns and endeavor to lessen their impact on everyday life.

Please note: I am not contracted with any medical insurance company, however, as a courtesy, my Office Manager will submit claims to the insurance provider for the patient’s reimbursement.


Born and initially educated in Brazil, Dr. Nazarian received her first M.D. Degree from the School of Medicine, Federal University of Espirito Santo in Brazil.

Her first psychiatric residency was completed at the Institute of Psychiatry from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dr. Nazarian immigrated to California in 1978 and she wanted to practice medicine here.

She studied for and passed the rigorous M. D. National Medical Boards and was granted her M. D. license to practice in California in 1982. Her second psychiatric residency was at Napa State Hospital in 1985. But something was missing, she wanted to reach out to and help the general public. That same year, she opened her private practice in 1985 in Kentfield. Her office is still there, across from the College of Marin, Main campus.

Among her many achievements, in 1990, she was the first woman psychiatrist elected President of the Marin County Psychiatric Society. Additionally, she served as Vice-Chairman for Marin General Hospital’s Psychiatric Department.

She is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish

Dr. Edwyne Nazarian

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go,
they merely determine where you start.

-Nido Qubein



I have seen Dr Nazarian in session a number of times in the past year. I typically don’t take the time to write reviews but in this case I remember how daunting it was looking for a good psychiatrist in Marin, and then I was fortunate to be referred to Dr Nazarian. I’ve been very pleased with her care. I enjoy the way she conducts our sessions, I feel heard when I speak, and her responsiveness is excellent. So if you are looking for an effective and caring psychiatrist in Marin, I’d highly recommend her. She is a real find.
Paul M.
I have been a patient of Dr. Nazarian’s for over two years now and I can say with absolute certainty that her care has turned my life around. I had a diagnosis of rapid cycling bi-polar disorder and Dr. Nazarian confirmed my worst fears, that my condition was not being treated properly. My meds were way off and we immediately got to work with getting my symptoms treated. Since then, we have continued to work together and I am so fortunate to have Dr. Nazarian on my side. I know that she sincerely cares about me and I do not know where I would be without her. For the first time in my life I am starting to live as an integrated adult in the “real world”. I am a person that has massive talents but always found it insurmountably difficult to get my life on track. With Dr. Nazarian’s care, I am thrilled to say that my future has never looked brighter.
Christina P