Healing Is Not Just Removal of Symptoms, But Restoration of Personal Development

Dr. Steiner is a specialist in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He is board certified (California License #A32963) and has over 40 years of experience practicing psychiatry. His services include diagnosis, testing, and integrated treatment, as well as consultation and second opinions across the patient's life span.

His areas of expertise are eating disorders, psychosomatic disorders, disturbances of attention and impulsivity, and trauma-related psychopathology.

He has been selected by his peers as an outstanding practitioner for many years and has gained professional recognition from Good Housekeeping, Castle & Conolly’s Top Doctors, Best Doctors Inc., and Who's Who in America.

Dr. Steiner’s approach to psychiatric treatment is based on developmental principles, i.e. diagnoses and treatment must be tailored to the needs of the individual patient, taking into account their age, psychology, biology and social context.


  Developmental psychiatric treatment works in phases:

Phase 1: Diagnosis – what seems to be wrong?

Phase 2: Treatment – lets work together to fix what is wrong

Phase 3: Developmental Exploration – reflecting on the story of your life, what it tells us about you and how we might rewrite it to let you lead a more satisfying life

More detail about the theoretical and empirical background can be found on Dr. Steiner's other websites:


Appointments can be made by contacting Dr. Steiner via email (no phone calls) at: drhanssteiner@gmail.com or steiner@stanford.edu. You may also contact him through the online form available here.

Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic; 366 S. California Ave Suite 14, Palo Alto, California 94306

Please contact Dr. Steiner for fees. Dr. Steiner does not accept insurance in his private practice. You can view his orienting letter, which discusses fees and policies here.