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Lincoln C. Bickford, MD, PhD
 
Lincoln C. Bickford, MD, PhD
Dr. Bickford is a board certified psychiatrist at the Mind Health Institute, Santa Monica. He works with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages, and enjoys treating most mental health conditions ranging from life difficulties and transitions to severe, chronic disorders. He draws on a diverse skill‑set including psychopharmacology, psychodynamic and somatic psychotherapies, lifestyle and nutrition counselling, and mindfulness and movement-based therapies. He believes in collaboratively custom-designing a treatment approach with each patient and family.

Dr. Bickford completed his undergraduate degree at Stanford University, and MD and PhD degrees (with focus in Biochemistry and Biophysics) at Cornell University, The Rockefeller University, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He received residency training in General Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, and fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia and Cornell.

Prior to joining the Mind Health Institute, Dr. Bickford spent several years in Arizona, developing an integrated treatment center for children with Autism and other developmental disabilities, and working with clients in residential settings at The Meadows and Sierra Tucson.

For the past decade, Dr. Bickford has also pursued advanced, formal training in Eastern approaches to mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing, and is the co-founding director of a Tai Chi and meditation center in Central America.