Dr. Vidya Krishnan Named Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Officer
Our CEO Dr. Rosalie Whitlock shares, “We are so fortunate to have an exceptional professional like Vidya on our staff–a deeply compassionate and committed individual who can provide strong leadership in this critical role at CHC.”
Dr. Krishnan brings a wealth of clinical experience to CHC. She believes in a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues. She aims to facilitate a mutually collaborative approach to care with a strong emphasis on therapeutic interventions to complement the use of medications. She works to build a team of caregivers with common goals, frequently involving multiple stakeholders with an aim to utilize the various resources available in the community. She is passionate about the importance of improved access to mental health services and strives to work in diminishing the stigma surrounding mental illness at the individual, family and community level.
Dr. Krishnan shared of her new role, “I believe that the position of Medical Director and Chief Psychiatrist is an opening for me to demonstrate my ability to do more and not a reflection of what I have already accomplished. I am passionate about empowering others and making a difference, at an individual, team, family, and community level. I hope to coalesce hope around CHC’s shared vision for health and well-being through creative problem solving.”
Prior to working at CHC, Dr. Krishnan worked for almost 10 years in a group psychiatry practice. There she treated children, adolescents, transitional and college age youth, adults, couples, and families while providing them with appropriate therapeutic support and indicated medications. Dr. Krishnan also sits on the board of Taarika Foundation, a Bay Area non-profit working to raise awareness about mental health issues in children and adolescents.