Psychiatrist in Walnut Creek, California Pamela Giacalone, Psychiatrist

License: MD

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 18-64

Appointments: Telehealth only. In-office visits not available

Manages Medications: Yes

Psychiatrist in Walnut Creek, California Pamela Giacalone, MD

Pamela Giacalone, MD

While I am comfortable with managing medications when clinically necessary, my primary treatment modality is psychodynamic therapy. My approach is straightforward and warm, and I am flexible about the structure of sessions. Some patients appreciate coaching and education, while others find meaning in more open-minded and abstract discussions. I am especially interested in working with patients with depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, binge eating disorder, and/or alcohol abuse, and I am skilled in helping women cope with emotional changes associated with pregnancy, the postpartum period, and menopause. I look forward to helping you to develop self-compassion and authenticity and incorporate more fulfillment into your life.

I was born and raised in Rhode Island, and I received my bachelor’s degree from Brown University. After earning my medical degree from Vanderbilt University in 2013, I completed my residency in psychiatry in the Harvard Longwood/Brigham and Women’s Hospital-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program in 2017. I worked as an associate outpatient psychiatrist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital following my training, where I treated a wide range of mental health conditions and medically complex patients. I have been at Lifestance since 2018.


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BC)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Managed Health Network (HealthNet)
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Sana Benefits


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Women


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Pamela Giacalone. You can also call 925-282-1778 to have someone assist you.

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