Recent News

Irvine school nurses, staff learn Stop the Bleed techniques to respond in mass-casualty situation

Irvine school nurses and athletic trainers on Tuesday, Jan. 30, learned simple techniques that could save lives in a shooting or other ...

Read More

Families anticipate exciting community blessing of surgical center

A community is as strong as its hospital, and with recent investments into Covenant Health Plainview, it’s evident that to our friends ...

Read More

Severe Flu Season Tightens Its Grip on U.S.

Americans are being hit with one of the worst flu seasons in years, with misery now widespread across 46 states, health officials say. In ...

Read More

About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Gisoo Zarrabi, MD

Specialty
  • Psychiatry
    (Board Certified)
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Hoag Affiliated Physicians
Address
Harbor Psychiatry and Mental Health
4631 Teller Avenue
Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
Harbor Psychiatry and Mental Health
4631 Teller Avenue
Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Get Directions
Phone
(949) 887-7187
Fax
(949) 476-3080

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Psychiatry
      (Board Certified)
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography
    Dr. Zarrabi takes a unique and progressive approach to mental health. Treatment is personalized and research based and draws on many treatment modalities. She considers the influence of one’s genetics, their past and on factors of one’s present to help guide her patients to a healthy future. Being trained and current with the best evidence-based medication treatment strategy she places a strong emphasis on psychotherapy as the foundation of treatment. As many psychiatric condition have an underlying biological basis, medications can be an important component of treatment and can be very effective when used appropriately. Dr. Zarrabi completed her undergraduate education at the University of California Irvine and graduated with Magna Cum Laude Honors. There she earned a BS degree in Biological Sciences with a research focus in the field of Neurobiology and Neuropharmacology. She was actively involved in several research projects, including studying cognitive changes in early Alzheimer’s disease and the role of the cannabinoid system in neurodegenerative diseases. She then attended University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine and went on to complete UCLA’s Residency Program in Psychiatry. There her training focused on mastering the art of combining psychopharmacology (medication) and psychotherapy to treat all psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, ADHD, substance abuse, PTSD, reproductive psychiatry and eating disorders. She also had extensive training in multiple modalities of psychotherapy including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) psychoanalytic psychotherapy and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) .Along with being an expert in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy, Dr. Zarrabi is trained on many alternative forms of treatment including diet and supplements, lifestyle changes, meditation and mindfulness exercises and prefers to integrate these into her traditional treatment plan. At UCLA her research focus included studying the role of vitamin D in depression, the use of methylated folic acid as adjunctive therapy for treatment resistant depression and the utility of genetic testing in treatment and diagnosis of certain psychiatric conditions.