About Us

Bay Area Psychiatric Group.

Over the course of time professional care provided by psychiatrists have changed multiple names. For one reason or the other, this very important process has been pigeon holed as pharmacological treatment of ‘emotional problems’, ‘behavioral disturbances’, ‘stress reactions’, etc. At Bay Area Psychiatric Group our philosophy is to make an attempt to understand the person; their experiential issues, their existential struggles and the interplay between their environment and self. We believe that individual’s actions, choices and behaviors are an external manifestations of internal experiences and environmental stress. At Bay Area Psychiatric Group we listen carefully, treat wisely and heal compassionately.

Bay Area Psychiatric Group provides psychiatric assessments and diagnostic evaluations. After the evaluation your psychiatrist will provide a carefully crafted individualized treatment plan that may incorporate some form of talk or behavioral treatment. If your physician deemed necessary to prescribe medications, a very detailed, engaging and educated discussion will be arranged as well. Finally, follow-up appointments will be scheduled based on your progress in treatment. We consider this process to be a dialogue that is conducted with mutual respect and collaboration. At Bay Area Psychiatric group we consider your relationship with your physician to be the most important factor for a successful outcome.

So let’s start the journey together.

 

Doctors

Mohsin Khalique MD

Dr. Mohsin Khalique has a double board certification from the American board of psychiatry and neurology in adult psychiatry and child & adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Khalique earned his MBBS from The Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, as well as SUNY, Buffalo, where he also completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. He assumed the Assistant Medical Directorship and Hospitalist Psychiatrist positions at Fox Run Hospital in St. Clairsville, Ohio in 2004 before becoming the Medical Director for North Point Behavioral Health System in 2006. Dr. Khalique also served as a consulting psychiatrist for Youth Services Shelter in Wheeling, West Virginia.

His specialty is neuropsychopharmacology, though he does provide psychotherapy for children, families and couples on a case-by-case basis. Dr. Khalique takes special interest in ADHD (adult and children), mood disorders, anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress, and teenagers with drug and alcohol problems. Dr. Khalique sees patients from 5 to 80 years of age. 

 

He brings an eclectic form of therapy incorporating important principles of CBT, DBT and mindfulness.

Rahat Aulakh MD

Dr. Aulakh is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She received her medical degree from Rawalpindi Medical College in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. After completing her general psychiatry residency at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Washington D.C., she began her career in Washington before moving to California’s Bay Area in 2002. She works primarily with adults.

 

 

She joins us with her extensive experience in working with adults with psychosis, anxiety and mood disorders. She has provided care to such individuals in out-patient and in-patient settings. She is extremely well versed in pharmacological interventions to help individuals suffering from the above mentioned ailments. 

 

 

It is her vision that every patient is unique and despite common themes each patient needs a thorough assessment and care that is best suited for them. Her philosophy is that every ailment has dynamic and systemic underpinnings. She takes time to explore these underlying psycho-social layers and treats individuals with compassion and depth that is warranted.

Tarun Bhandari MD

Dr. Bhandari has double board certification is Board Certified in both Adult and Child Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

 

He completed his training in New York 's Nassau University Medical Center and followed this up with Fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital (Teaching Hospital For Columbia University School of Medicine ) in New York City where he served as the Chief Fellow during his training.

 

Prior to moving to the SF Bay Area he served as the Director of Child Services at the Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY. He was also responsible for establishing a new Residency Training Program and served as the Associate Director for Post Graduate Education. He also held the position of Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Hofstra -LIJ Medical School.

He has presented at several National Conferences as well as at local and community levels regarding various medical as well as social aspects and impact of Mental Health related issues.

He is the Medical Director at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center. He also works at the psychiatric emergency room and ambulatory walk-in clinic at the CCRMC.

He prefers family therapy and individual therapy. He is extremely well versed and up-to-date in psychopharmacological titration of medications.

 

Pleasanton office

  • Dr. Mohsin Khalique

  • Dr. Rahat Aulakh

  • Dr. Tarun Bhandari

5933 Coronado Lane, 

#201

Pleasanton, CA 94588

p 925.463.5674

f 925.463.5675

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Fremont office

 

Dr. Mohsin Khalique

39767 Paseo Padre Pkwy

suite B

Fremont CA 94536

 

p 925.463.5674

f 925.463.5675

 

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Tracy office

 

Dr. Mohsin Khalique

672 W 11th Street

Tracy, CA 95376

p 925.463.5674

f 925.463.5675

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Following insurances are accepted;

Aetna 

Anthem

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Healthnet

Magellan

UBH

APS

Mental Health Network

Humana

Cigna

Value options

Humana

We do not accept Kaiser, medicare and medi-cal. If you have any of these insurances you can still choose to see our doctors and establish a cash fees schedule with your physician.

We listen carefully, treat wisely and heal compassionately

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