San Francisco, CA — Rebecca Short, DO, MPH, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as an Exceptional Mental Health Professional and in acknowledgment of her work as a Psychiatrist and Medical Director at Silicon Valley Behavioral Health Integrated Clinical Neurosciences.
Dr. Short is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who believes in using a whole-person approach to meet the mental health care needs of the individual. She was the Medical Director at Silicon Valley TMS, which comprises of six in offices, including locations in Corte Madera/Marin, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Mountain View, Pleasanton or East Bay, and San Jose. Dr. Short is primarily based in Marina and San Francisco where she resides but elects to see patients in person when this can be safely permitted. She focuses much of her practice on Neurodivergent clients.
Dr. Short focuses on neurodivergence, interpersonal trauma (including PTSD), and women’s mental health. She also sees patients for “talk therapy “. Dr. Short sees people ranging in age from teenagers through adulthood. She also treats various mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, and personality disorders. She also takes a concerted approach to treating trauma-related conditions, eating disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD).
Dr. Short completed a Bachelor of Science degree in both Nutritional Sciences and Life Science at Kansas State University. After working as a nutrition consultant in Southern California for a year, she completed a Master of Public Health degree at Touro University of California. She then pursued an Osteopathic Medical Degree at Western University of Health Sciences of the Pacific, ranking in the Top 10 of her academic class. She completed her residency in psychiatry at UC Davis Health in Sacramento, California and was Co- Chief Resident along with colleagues Dr. Sam Murray and Dr. Ben Lui in her final year.
Dr. Short worked with two attending psychiatrists during her residency to create a program that promoted resilience, education, and support for patients recovering from trauma. She has extensive experience in practice areas related to trauma, women’s health, eating disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and ASD, LGBTQ+ mental health, and working with professionals in the high-tech industry of the Bay Area.
Dr. Short is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, and several other local organizations related to medicine and psychiatrist. She is board-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). According to Dr. Short, the ABPN is an organization that provides board certification to Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) and Medical Doctors (MDs). She is currently licensed in California and plans to pursue a license in Kansas and Missouri.
Dr. Short’s research areas include interventional psychiatry, psychedelic medicine, and ketamine-assisted treatment for PTSD. Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to diagnosing, preventing, and treating mental disorders. These include various maladaptations related to mood behavior, cognition, and perceptions.
Dr. Short notes that psychiatrists evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. They conduct thorough psychiatric evaluations, develop treatment plans, prescribe medication, and evaluate treatment results. Some psychiatrists provide psychotherapy. The doctor is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the Clinical TMS Society, the Central California Psychiatric Society, and the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society.
Dr. Short wishes to acknowledge the support of her coworkers and supervisors at Refresh Mental Health including Serena Walker in the Human Resources department and Dr. Mierelle Reece, PsyD and Dr. Gina Negrette. She would also like to acknowledge her mother, Jacquelyn Henne, her late paternal grandmother, Mary Ann Short, and paternal step grandmother, Sally Short. Additionally, she wants to mention childhood friend, Shawnee Barron, and Loretta Coccetella (Barthuly) for their steadfast friendship.
She would like to acknowledge her late father, Jeff Short and late cousins, Robbie Short and Luke Short and her mentors, Dr. Sciolla, MD, Jessica Ferranti, MD, Caroline Giroux, MD, MPH, and Dr. Saad Shakir, MD, who is the founder, former CEO and former CMO of Silicon Valley TMS. Further, she would like to acknowledge her colleagues and close friends, Dr. Sam Murray, Dr. Jed Ferrell, Dr. Bethel Misgana Essaw and her husband, Nahom, Dr. Eyden Sayah, Dr. Agnes Kwon-Simone, Dr. Nicole Rouse Motakef, Dr. Eleasa Sokolski, and Dr. Carol Chen, Dr. Simone Liu. She would like to thank the support of several of her classmates from WesternU Class of 2016, as well as all her co-residents from her time in residency at UC Davis Health in Sacramento.
Additionally, Dr. Short would like to acknowledge her good friends Josh Booth, Ken Fromm, Gunther Haller, Ken with the bike, Kevin LaBranche, Bagna Braestrup, Olena, Kristina Gai, Rebecca Soares, Dr. Lorenzo Hughes, Dr. Michelle Knosp, Dr. Mathew Gibson, Jace Stotler, Dave O’Neil, Ian Eastman, Jason Garry Popelier, Lesya Hendrix, Karla Parker, Grace Kwon Ferrell, Justyn Brogan, Liam Sumnicht, Sam Jew, Slade Giles, Keane Li, Zach Lou, Sherman Kha, Josh Routh, Rochelle Routh, and Chelsie Saunders. Finally, Dr. Short shares that she loves her brother, his wife, and their three children in Missouri for their support and love.