Dr. Danielle Kamis’ passion for lifestyle psychiatry began after studying wilderness aid skills and completing extended camping expeditions. It was there that she learned the important underpinnings of nature and its intimate relationship with one’s mind-body connection. Dr. Kamis also integrated her love of nature with a passion for exercise, excelling in the sport of fencing at the University of Pennsylvania where she was a four-time NCAA championship qualifier, All American, Academic-All Ivy honoree, as well as captain of Penn’s fencing team.
Dr. Kamis completed her residency at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She has been published in multiple scientific journals working on studies of schizophrenia and sports psychiatry. Dr. Kamis co-edited the first book of its kind, Manual of Sports Psychiatry. She has worked extensively with Dr. David Burns and his team in his extremely effective Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model and has worked with many noted Stanford Sleep Medicine physicians, including Dr. Emmanual Mignot, focusing on optimization of sleep. She has a special interest in women’s wellness, and has studied the practice of medical hypnosis. Dr. Kamis is fluent in Spanish and continues to express her passion for academic research through the psychiatric work she has done in Argentina. She has also taught mindfulness and meditation courses in other countries.
Dr. Kamis provides mental health services for teens and adults seeking private and personalized psychiatric treatment. Dr. Kamis is an experienced psychiatrist and therapist who works with a variety of mental and behavioral health disorders. She offers holistic care that blends together psychotherapy, psychiatry, hypnotherapy, nutrition and more. Her office is conveniently located in the heart of Los Altos, catering to the needs of the people who live and work in the surrounding areas such as Menlo Park, Atherton, Palo Alto and Mountain View, and for any who are in search of a way to make the Silicon Valley life less stressful.
Dr. Kamis takes a goal-directed approach to individual psychotherapy and counseling. In her therapy sessions, she works with each client to identify and assess their unique needs to work towards higher levels of self-awareness and optimize their quality of life. Dr. Kamis is well-versed in evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy and results-oriented therapies. In addition, she works collaboratively to ensure a truly integrated approach to your wellbeing. Good physical health is essential to feeling happy. She will help you to create that mind-body balance. It is often seen that physical health issues may significantly impair our quality of life, leading to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Her patients find that having an individualized, private forum to share their thoughts and feelings opens the door to personal resolution.
Dr. Kamis is a psychiatrist who values patient oriented care and emphasizes a compassionate environment geared towards healing and improvement. Her mission is to customize individual treatment plans to meet the specific and diverse needs of patients in the bay area who are seeking psychiatriatric services and psychotherapy. She is specially trained in the assessment and treatment of a myriad of issues, life challenges, and orientations. Whether you are seeking guidance through depression, anxiety, insomnia, relationship issues, stress, addiction, or ADHD, Dr. Kamis will provide you with the best in evidence based treatments. She strives to guide you towards optimal clarity, work-life balance, and wellness to promote greater success in your career and personal life by offering tangible tools and therapy services to live your best life.
Stanford University - Psychiatry Residency
University of South Florida - Medical Doctorate
University of Pennsylvania - B.A. in Biological Basis of Behavior
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Certified in Psychiatry
News & Resources
Alexander Eckinger - Los Altos Town Crier
Pennsylvania-born psychiatrist Danielle Kamis recently put down roots and set up a practice in downtown Los Altos. Kamis specializes in sports psychiatry, sleep medicine, women’s wellness, psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.
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El Estoque - Monta Vista High School
Exploring how student athletes at MVHS alleviate the mental stress that comes with playing sports.