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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

Provider Details

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....

  • Can I ask my doctor for anxiety medication?

    Absolutely! Most importantly, it would be good to get a very thorough evaluation to examine all the feelings you are experiencing, and the many many approaches to anxiety that can be very helpful to you, including the multitude of medications that are currently available today. Also, even non-medication approaches! Best wishes always! READ MORE

  • What is the least sedating antidepressant?

    Many people feel that the generic called bupropion he is most likely the least sedating, and potentially the most activating medicine used as an anti-depressant. Keep in mind that these must be careful he prescribed, because there are some reasons it may medically be a dangerous medicine in certain situations.Would strongly encourage you to discuss this with your favorite psychiatrist. READ MORE

  • Can bipolar people tell they are bipolar?

    Great question! Much of the time, but not always. There are many variations. I always remind even psychiatrists that treating one’s self as your own patient has a fool for a psychiatrist and a patient. If there is any question in your mind, especially if you have extraordinarily low and extraordinarily high energy states, best to get an external professional consultation. Lance Steinberg, MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • Why does my 2 year old son slap himself when angry?

    Many many possibilities. The key would be to explain that making mistakes is OK. This could be done by example. And importantly, one has to make sure there is no behavior regarding physical punishment that your two-year-old is modeling himself after. Role modeling healthy behavior, especially behavior associated with anger or frustration, is very important. Lance Steinberg, MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • Does CBD help anxiety?

    Truly a very, very excellent question! CBD, actually a category for over 140 different chemicals, needs to be further evaluated. Most studies don’t differentiate between the various CBD chemicals, and any adulterants or potencies when comparing factors and interventions and research. Most scientifically oriented positions suggest going with non-medication interventions, and possibly holistic and medication approaches, that are FDA approved. Hopefully, soon, CBD will prove to be safe and beneficial! Lance Steinberg, MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • Is it bad to take antidepressants for many years?

    Excellent question! Depending on the reason you were taking the antidepressant, there classically is a time to continue the medication felt to physiologically help your nervous system recover and get back into homeostasis. There are certain situations that require a longer duration after that stabilization, while other factors may also affect the best duration of taking the medication. So, the answer really needs to be individualized. Importantly, talk to a psychiatrist about the pros and cons remaining on a medication for a given period of time. This has become and extraordinarily important personalized approach to the duration which best suits an individual’s needs. Hope that helps, Lance Steinberg MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • Does anxiety go away with time?

    It certainly can, especially if it’s associated with some environmental stressors. However, learning good stress reduction techniques are extraordinarily helpful now and in the future. Would definitely consult a psychiatrist for these options. All my best, Lance Steinberg, MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • Where can I get diagnosed with bipolar disorder?

    A clinician that has a background in both biological psychiatry and psychology, would be the first type of individual that might be especially helpful. There are a lot of medical and psychological mimics, and a lot of lay information that is not totally accurate. So, I would strongly encourage you to go to a psychiatrist. All my best, Lance Steinberg, MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • What vitamins help control anger?

    There are many, many potential roots to anger. The most effective and efficient approach in the treatment of anger would be to keep track of all the triggers, and potential benefits of your interventions, and talk with a psychiatrist. Hopefully, that will lead both of you to the actual causes of the anger and the best approach is to the treatment of it. Lance Steinberg, MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • Can you still get depressed while on antidepressants?

    Great question! Anti-depressants tend to make certain aspects of depression much better. Sometimes they do not always resolve. Also, certain things inside and outside the body can battle back the buoyancy that the medications give you. Also, sometimes medications do “Poopout“. Important to remember is that nobody is happy 100% all the time.I would suggest consulting with the psychiatrist to find out if it is the medication, outside stressors or internal changes, etc. unquestionably, go ahead and talk to your psychiatrist or psychopharmacologist to get back on track. Lance Steinberg, MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • What antidepressants can be used during covid-19?

    More importantly, if you need an antidepressant, by all means, with doctor supervision, follow through with their instruction. Currently, Prozac, is highly recommended for individuals with depression that are about 25 years of age or less. Always take with doctor supervision. All my best, Lance Steinberg, MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • Does breastfeeding cause mood swings?

    Breast-feeding is associated with many many emotional connections on so many different levels. Most importantly, if you are experiencing various mood states, the best thing to do is really to talk to a professional. Ideally, a psychiatrist specializing in perinatal moods. It could be very very helpful. Lance Steinberg, MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • Can I do virtual therapy for anxiety?

    Yes. It may be very, very effective. If you’re willing to find a cognitive behavioral therapist, it can be very very effective. One component has often been mastering relaxation techniques. Another aspect has been the identification of very specific triggers with the chain of events leading to increased anxiety — this can be perceived as very intriguing detective work that will help you solve the clues if you have anxiety. Definitely give it a try! Lance Steinberg, MD, Inc. READ MORE

  • What foods should you eat to lose weight?

    Depending upon the theory and approach you believe in, generally low-calorie vegetables are very very healthy and can be very filling. Low calorie fluids, like water, or propel with electrolytes, are especially excellent in combination with these vegetables, and together this can all be very filling. Each of us needs a certain amount of protein carbs and fat as well, but these might be a smaller portion of your intake. The best approach and safest way to get good nutrition while becoming filled is through the direction of a registered dietitian. Additionally, exercise is particularly helpful. Would strongly encourage you to have an expert guiding you, in a one to one meeting, and to increase accountability and continuing a healthy nutritional intake and exercise expenditure. Some people need to be extra careful with certain forms of Nutrition, and it is very important for you to have an individualized program so one feels both full, that one is just improving nutritional intake and not denying oneself food, so a new lifestyle is being attained. READ MORE

  • How do doctors test for geriatric depression?

    Outstanding question! There are certain symptoms that are seen throughout the lifespan. The major ones the psychopharmacologist users are the vegetative symptoms and signs of depression. This includes a change in energy, appetite, sex drive, sleep, etc. One should always have a zest for life. Importantly, as an individual does get older, other medical issues may be the cause of some sadness and these also must be looked into thoroughly. Finally, understanding the life circumstance of the individual is particularly helpful in finding The ideal therapy intervention best suited for the person. Hope that’s helpful, Lance READ MORE

  • Is GAD a lifelong disorder?

    Great question! General anxiety means there is a tendency to be anxious. So, through exercise, different kinds of therapy, and potentially some medicines if necessary, One can minimize these symptoms very significantly and Potentially being very productive and fulfilled. 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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Lance Steinberg, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor UCLA (GEFFEN) has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 30 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Psychiatrist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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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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