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Lance Steinberg, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor UCLA (GEFFEN)

Psychiatrist | Psychiatry

23501 Park Sorrento Suite 101 Calabasas CA, 91302


Renowned for his love for children, Dr. Lance Steinberg works at his private practice and as a clinical professor at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. As a passionate psychiatrist, Dr. Steinberg sees children and adolescents, dealing with issues relating to ADHD, OCD, Tourette Syndrome, and anxiety syndrome. Still more, Dr. Steinberg specializes in tics, Asperger’s, autism, and other co-existing issues in children. Dr. Steinberg works with the Neuropsychiatric Institute (a unit within UCLA Medical Center) as an Assistant Clinical Professor. He teaches advanced psychopharmacology, hypnosis to children, as well as adult psychiatrists. This assistant professor also teaches in areas of adolescents and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Education and Training

University of Southern California Bachelor Degree 0

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth 1982

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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Lance Steinberg, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor UCLA (GEFFEN)
Lance Steinberg, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor UCLA (GEFFEN)'s Expert Contributions
  • Patient Education Series | Recognizing Trauma in Children and Adults | Lance Steinberg, MD

    Recognizing Trauma in Children and AdultsTrauma can have a profound impact on individuals, affecting their emotional well-being and overall quality of life. Recognizing signs of trauma is crucial for both children and adults to ensure they receive the support they need. In children, trauma may...

  • Spotlight Video | What is ADHD? | Lance Steinberg, MD

    Lance Steinberg, MD is an Established Child & Adult Psychopharmacology Specialist And Psychiatrist at His Private Practice in Calabasas, Encino, and Valencia, CA.Dr. Lance Steinberg is a well-versed psychiatrist who treats patients at his private practice in Calabasas, Encino, and Valencia, CA....

  • What are the signs of bipolar in a man?

    Bipolarity is an extraordinarily complex diagnosis to make. It’s always better to have an expert help you with it. In general, there is a very, very, very high energy state and a very, very low energy state. The depression portion is important, but the hallmark of bipolar disorder is the high energy state. This generally includes Rapid speech, rapid movement, rapid thought, less need to sleep, and sometimes may border on grandiosity and even psychosis in certain individuals with certain kinds of bipolar disorder. Always best to consult an expert. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • Can depression make you gain weight?

    Certainly from an indirect route by a secreted hormone called cortisol. More importantly, some people have a tendency to increase their caloric intake and decrease their caloric output when I depressed. Very important to get everything assessed by a psychiatrist. Wishing you only the best. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • What is the end result of depression?

    Hopefully, if treated properly for an individual, one is able to strengthen and prevent future episodes, including a greater awareness of possible stressors and multiple interventions. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • Can chest pain from anxiety last for days?

    Definitely! However, it is absolutely imperative to make sure that there’s not an organic cause with a cardiac or pulmonary ideology. Absolutely mandatory to get tightly followed and examined very, very thoroughly. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • What is an example of psychodynamic therapy?

    Extraordinarily brilliant question because most people perceive and conceive of this kind of therapy rather differently from each other. In general, the emphasis is on an individual becoming more aware of how their past interactions and traumas have affected their current feelings. Ultimately, this can be used to greater understand one's emotional state in the present day, it’s a fact on behavior in the present day, and helping an individual make choices on future thoughts, feelings, and actions to make a healthier and more contented future. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • What's the best anxiety and depression medicine?

    I am so sorry to hear about this painful experience. Would emphasize getting an excellent talking therapist to help you survive this trauma and to focus upon your resilience. Would additionally emphasize exercise, socialization, and any social emotional and spiritual support. From a medication point of view, there are many, and it truly depends upon your current medical and emotional state. Would definitely consult a psychiatrist to tailor make a personalized intervention. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • Can CBT be used for anxiety?

    Yes! CBT is absolutely phenomenal for anxiety! Extraordinarily helpful! Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • Does anxiety cause a stutter?

    It certainly can make a stutter worse. And it can cause changes in the speech pattern. Questions that need to be ask include how long you’ve had a stutter and also the nature of your anxiety. Would encourage you to see a neurologist or psychiatrist to evaluate things more completely, and potentially come up with great ways to help you! Lance Steinberg, MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • What causes long term depression?

    Long-term depression can be caused by medical issues and psychological issues. In a particular person‘s case, the only way to really evaluate the actual cause of long-term depression is to be examined very carefully by a psychiatrist. In this way, medical causes can be teased out from psychological causes that don’t necessarily have a true initial physiologic trigger. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • Can anxiety medication cause hallucinations?

    Very, very interesting question. Anxiety medicines encompass almost all categories of psychotropic medications. It is very unlikely that most people would get hallucinations on most of these medicines. Is it possible that a specific individual might have some unusual predisposition to have hallucinations from a medication? It is possible, but very unlikely. Would strongly suggest asking your personal psychiatrist or psychopharmacologist about your very specific individual circumstances. All my best, Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • Can you get psychosis from anxiety?

    Really excellent question! Generally, anxiety might crescendo to a panic experience or a dissociative experience. Not that often will it progress to some psychosis. Hope that’s helpful! Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • What do doctors prescribe for social anxiety?

    Cognitive behavioral therapy is highly effective. One could also use serotonin medicine such as sertraline. Augmentation may be temporarily used like clonazepam. This is a classic approach if it is medically appropriate for you. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • What is the easiest antidepressant to come off of?

    Most people feel that Prozac, because of its very long half life, is the easiest antidepressant to discontinue. Hope that is helpful, and always consult a physician regarding potential withdrawal symptoms and concerns. Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • What is the best medication for ADHD and anxiety?

    Great question! Importantly, one question your physician must answer is if these are separate entities, war, is one a major issue that is causing problems in the other. For instance, are you anxious, and then have trouble focusing? Or, are you having trouble focusing and getting anxious? Assuming there are two separate issues, depending upon your medical state, one would try a medication that would not generally worse than the other condition. That would be initially. Generally, the most effective medicine for ADHD is a stimulant. The most effective medication for inside he is an SSRI or SNRI. Assuming you are medically able to and all these medication safely, one has to determine which will be treated first. Then, the other would be treated second. The medications used should be compatible with each other. Many of them are not. Good luck! Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • What is the best mood stabilizer for anxiety?

    The best approach is to customize the treatment to you individually. That would take into account your current medical state, as well as what side effects might be bothersome. There are many, many medications. Just get an expert psychopharmacologist to help you choose and to understand how it works. All my best, Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • What are the symptoms of psychological stress?

    Many people handle stress differently. For some individuals, stress takes hold of their body in terms of muscle aches and pains, headaches, higher heart rates than normal, sweating, etc. Others have difficulty sleeping, become more irritable and agitated, and possibly panicky. Other individuals may have difficulty with concentrating and focusing. There are many, many options to the treatment of stress. Talking with a psychiatrist or psychopharmacologist would give you personalized treatment options to help modulate the stress and decrease it. Lance Steinberg, MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • What is the best non-addictive anti-anxiety medication?

    There are many many non-addictive medications that are excellent for anxiety. The key is knowing which side effects are most likely with a given medication, and certain aspects of treating your anxiety that are most important to you. There are a slew of SSR I and SNRI medications, along with medicine such as buspirone and mirtazapine. You should consult your friendly psychiatrist to choose the best medication for your needs and your physiology. Hope this helps, Lance Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • Should I drink alcohol if I have anxiety?

    Having alcohol for anxiety can cause a waxing and waning of irritability and sadness along with anxiety. Would encourage you to talk to your friendly psychiatrist. Many holistic options including exercise, funny movies, social interaction, and even different supplements suggested by your psychiatrist. Then, different kinds of therapy, like cognitive behavioral therapy, can be particularly helpful if things are quite acute or a tad resistant to these interventions, we have a multitude of medicines based upon your physiology and other medications that you may be taking. Best of luck, Lance Steinberg, MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • Is oversleeping a symptom of depression?

    Yes, it might be. However, very important to take it into consideration with a whole constellation of symptoms. This includes difficulty enjoying life to the fullest, energy level, changes in appetite, etc. So, very important to not solely isolate this symptom. It’s a great question. Excellent idea to pursue this with your mental health provider. Ideally, a psychiatrist. READ MORE

  • What can a doctor prescribe for stress and anxiety?

    Stress and anxiety are so very very common in every society. There are many things that can be done. I always urge non-medication interventions first. That might include exercise, increase in activities with friends, and enjoyable activities. I always put these types of suggestions as absolute doctors orders LOL. There are many many more! With regards to medications, I look at supplements that may also help anxiety and stress. These might be enhancements for a good sleep like melatonin that has been satisfactorily examined by a third-party to make sure that it’s safe, or even GABA. Finally, you ask a very very timely question regarding medications. Currently, psychopharmacologist are using new nomenclature so that the term antidepressant and anti-anxiety agent is not used, but rather, the mechanism of action of the medication is emphasized. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors are some of the most common medications used to help with stress and anxiety. There are many many more. I would encourage you to discuss this with your favorite psychiatrist. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

ADHD and Coexisting issuesOCDTicsMood And Anxiety DisordersTourette syndromeAutismAsperger’s

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Clinical Professor UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute -


  • Exceptional Teaching Award Year  
  • Highest Rated Course Award Year  

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association  
  • California Medical Association  
  • Los Angeles County Medical Association  
  • American Psychiatric Association  
  • Southern California Psychiatry Society  
  • American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry  
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders Association  
  • American Society of Psychopharmacology  


  • Stanford University Hospital and Clinics medical-psychiatric interface 
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center psychiatry 


  • Stanford University Hospital and Clinics0medical-psychiatric interface

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the Los Angeles County Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association Southern California Psychiatry Society, the American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry, the Tourettes Syndrome Association, the American Society of Psychopharmacology, and the Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders Association

Lance Steinberg, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor UCLA (GEFFEN)'s Practice location

Lance Steinberg, M.D. - Calabasas

23501 Park Sorrento Suite 101 -
Calabasas, CA 91302
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Get to know Psychiatrist Dr. Lance Steinberg, who serves patients throughout the State of California.

Recognized as a passionate psychiatrist, Dr. Steinberg works with children, adolescents, and adults at his private practice, with offices in Calabasas, Encino, and Valencia, California. His specialties include ADHD and coexisting issues, as well as OCD, tics, Tourette syndrome, mood and anxiety disorders, Asperger’s, and autism.

His hospital affiliations include Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center. He also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute, teaching advanced psychopharmacology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and hypnosis to child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrists.

Regarding his educational background, Dr. Steinberg holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology & Psychology from the University of Southern California, finishing magna cum laude. He graduated from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and was designated a Rock Sleyster Scholar by the A.M.A. as one of the top ten medical students in psychiatry for the United States. He completed a full residency in pediatrics at UCLA and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, then a fellowship in adolescent medicine with an emphasis on medical-psychiatric interface at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics. Thereafter, he trained in psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he has taught advanced child psychopharmacology, CBT, and self-hypnosis for over twenty years.

Having taught psychopharmacology internationally using humor and emphasizing clinical relevance, the doctor is board-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). The ABPN is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to serving the professions of psychiatry and neurology.

Professionally, Dr. Steinberg is a member of several medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the Los Angeles County Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the Southern California Psychiatry Society, the American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry, the Tourette’s Syndrome Association, the American Society of Psychopharmacology, and the Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders Association.

Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders. These include various maladaptations related to mood, behavior, cognition, and perceptions. Psychiatrists evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. They conduct thorough psychiatric evaluations, develop treatment plans, prescribe medication, and evaluate treatment results.

As a testament to his success, Dr. Steinberg has received two Golden Apple Awards for “Outstanding Teaching”, and has received the “Exceptional Teaching Award in Child Psychopharmacology for 2018” from the Child Psychiatry Fellowship Program of UCLA / San Fernando Veterans Administration. Furthermore, his seminar “Child Psychopharmacology” was awarded “Highest Rated Course” from 2000 through 2010.

Among his other accolades include: Top Doctor Award for 2021 and 2020, Patients’ Choice Award for 2018, and Compassionate Doctor Recognition for 2018.

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