Dr. Arredondo, MD is a psychotherapist, neuropsychiatrist, and neuropsychopharmacology consultant for adults, children, adolescents, and families serving the greater San Francisco metropolitan area, including Silicon Valley and the Peninsula. Most of his clinical services are covered by insurance. He provides high-quality, highly individualized, and very discrete services to adults and couples, including those struggling with depression, anxiety, obsessiveness, relationships, substance abuse (including prescription medication, e.g. Suboxone), and a wide range of other personal and interpersonal issues. He is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Medical School and a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has studied directly with five Nobel laureates and was chosen Falk Fellow of his residency class at Harvard. As a charter member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, he received a small “piece of the prize” from the Nobel Prize Committee in 1985.
An author, forensic consultant, public speaker, and occasional expert witness, Dr. Arredindo’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, U.S. Newsstand Business Report and on MSNBC, PBS, and NPR (among many others). He has testified on behalf of children for the ACLU in an internationally significant impact litigation. In addition to his private practice, he has helped organizations develop effective models of service delivery for disenfranchised and underserved children and families facing multiple adversities. His primary focus is the transferring of knowledge of early childhood development, autism, the effects of emotional trauma, and current thinking about the importance of human connectedness to practitioners from multiple disciplines (with a strong emphasis on the judiciary) in family, juvenile, civil, and criminal court. He has served as an expert in intellectual property disputes between major pharmaceutical companies and a consultant in major capital punishment, divorce, toxic tort, personal injury, and criminal trials. Retention for forensic work has been divided equally between plaintiffs and defense.
Dr. Arredondo is the founding director of The Children’s Program, Solomon (a predecessor of the children’s program), and Applied Neuroscience™ and is the director of the Office of Child Development (an affiliate of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges). Most recently, he has translated recent advances in developmental neuroscience into a practice improvement model that is child- and family-friendly, culturally competent, strength-based, and non-stigmatizing: the Tonal Connectedness Initiative™. He was the principal architect of the first Juvenile Mental Health Court in the United States and oversaw the first peer-reviewed study of effectiveness of this innovation that is spreading rapidly across the nation.
Dr. Arredondo is described as warm, empathic, articulate, and funny with a quick wit and a remarkably fresh humor. One of his favorite questions is, “How can I help?” His professional motto is, “The secret in caring for the client is caring for the client.”
His work is highly individualized, thorough, discrete, and compassionate. His clinical work is covered by most insurance plans. He works by sliding scale.
Dr. Arredondo is available for private and forensic consultation and lectures. Please feel free to contact his office directly for more information.