Mark Levine, MD
Dr. Mark Levine is the founder and managing physician of Community Psychiatry. This private practice group employs 70 psychiatrists in 30 office locations in California. Since its beginnings in 1995, the goal of Community Psychiatry has been to work cooperatively with hospitals, community agencies, physicians, psychotherapists, insurers and patients to improve access to mental healthcare services.
Dr. Levine completed his residency in psychiatry at California Pacific Medical Center in 1981 and is board certified . He also holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
He has trained extensively in the applications of stress reduction techniques, including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation, yoga, and guided imagery. He believes that these non-pharmaceutical approaches to mood management and wellbeing can provide great benefit. To examine this question, Dr. Levine is participating with the department of psychology at Harvard University to study the influence of mindfulness practice on mood.
In 2016, Dr. Levine founded Mind to Mindful, a non-profit company whose purpose is to further the integration of mindfulness practices into traditional forms of psychotherapy and medicine.