Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry & Psychoanalysis

Welcome to My Practice

I am a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist.  I  received my B.A. from Wesleyan University, my M.D. from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and did my  general psychiatry residency and child and adolescent fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.  I am a clinical professor of Psychiatry at UCSF, and am affiliated with SFCP, the San Francisco Center for  Psychoanalysis.  I practice in San Francisco.

My practice is open to people of all ages, with a focus on wellness and  the achievement of personal goals.  I work as a psychiatrist, primarily  using psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to treat people who  have mood, anxiety and attention difficulties that may or may not  benefit from medications.  Treatment is always in the context of the  whole person, including the personal growth component of mental health  problems.

Scheduling an Appointment, Billing and Insurance

If you're interested in a consultation, please call me and leave a  message with some times that we can briefly talk on the phone.  We can  then discuss what brings you or your child to treatment and how I might  be able to help you.  We can then arrange an in-person consultation  where I can offer an opinion about your situation and provide  recommendations for a treatment plan.  Sometimes a consultation leads to  a working relationship, and other times it serves as a point of contact  where new ideas come to light.  We will mutually agree upon any  treatment options before proceeding.  I am also happy to refer you to  another provider if we are not an appropriate fit. We can discuss my fee during our call.  I have standard rates and some limited options for sliding scale openings.

Payment for medical services is due at the time of each appointment,  unless otherwise discussed.  I provide a invoice that can be submitted  for insurance purposes at the end of each month.  Patients pay me  directly, as I am not contracted with any insurance companies.  However,  if you have a PPO, you will likely have "out-of-network" benefits which  means that visits will be reimbursed.  I recommend that you call your  insurer or look on their website to determine your mental health  reimbursement.  You can then learn how many outpatient visits you have  per year, and how your insurance plan will reimburse the fee.


In addition to my clinical practice, I work with medical clinics, hospitals businesses, artists, families, NGO's, schools and government agencies to design meaningful systems that promote mental wellness and create lasting change.

Teaching & Speaking

As  clinical faculty at UCSF School of Medicine, I teach culturally   competent psychiatry and behavioral medicine to residents and medical   students.  I am a member of Alameda County Behavioral Health's PCPCP  Team, teaching pediatric providers how to provide integrative mental  health care to mild to moderate pediatric patients. I teach  psychoanalytic psychotherapy in the SFCP Extension  Division and through  San Francisco Community Mental Health Services.    My speaking  engagements have taken place at conferences for the  American  Psychoanalytic Association, the International Psychoanalytical   Association, the American Psychiatric Association, The International   Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations, the Google Tech   Talk series, and a number of other cross-disciplinary,   sustainability-focused conferences such as Compostmodern 13.  Please contact me if you would like to discuss a teaching or speaking engagement.

Setting Up an Appointment

My office is at the Parnassus Heights Medical Center, adjacent to the UCSF Parnassus Campus.  I have different kinds of availability depending on the day, and will do my best to accommodate your preferences for time and date.

Madeleine Lansky, M.D.

350 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 601, San Francisco, CA 94117, US

(415) 820-3242


By Appointment Only