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About Dr. Lawrence Choy

Dr. Lawrence Choy

A San Francisco native, Dr. Choy attended UC Berkeley, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, earning a bachelor’s degree with Honors in Molecular & Cell Biology. Desiring to explore life outside Northern California, he left for the Northeast to study Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. After receiving his medical degree, he returned home to the SF Bay Area to complete his medical and psychiatry training at Stanford. Following residency, he completed additional psychotherapy training to better his skills as a psychotherapist at the Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.

After finishing his schooling and training as a psychiatrist, he learned he had ADHD himself. Since discovering his own diagnosis after struggling through years of living with a disorder unbeknown to him, it has become his personal and professional mission to help others learn to recognize and manage the lifelong condition. His unique treatment approach incorporates innovative medication strategies, while combining his expertise in clinical neuroscience, psychotherapy, and wellness practices. 


As medical director of EFC, he enjoys teaching, training, and supervising other clinicians. He is a contributing writer for Thrive Global and a physician contributor author for Healthgrades. He is regularly asked and invited to give educational talks about adult ADHD to the community and other doctors, clinicians, and medical practices, including the healthcare teams that provide care to the big tech companies in Silicon Valley. 

Dr. Choy is a recognized thought leader in his field. He was selected to attend the Lake Nona Impact Forum, where leaders and visionaries from business, academia, government and industry sectors convene to drive innovative health and wellness solutions nationally and globally. He is a delegate of TEDMED, whose purpose is to influence progress in health, medicine, and technology. He is a member of the Mental Wellness Initiative of the Global Wellness Institute, whose mission is to empower wellness worldwide by educating the public and private sectors about preventative health and wellness. He shares his expertise in Neuroplasticity & Mental Wellness in a published peer-reviewed article and White Paper, where his aim is to educate others in gaining a better understanding of brain plasticity throughout the lifespan.

Dr. Choy lives in Silicon Valley with his lovely wife and wonderful son. He is diligent in incorporating wellness into his everyday life, practicing yoga and daily mindfulness meditation. He loves to golf, CrossFit, and trains year-round for half marathons and Spartan obstacle course races. He enjoys traveling the world to immerse himself in different cultures and has visited various countries and regions in Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. Lastly, he is passionate about lifelong learning and dedicates himself to cultivating the well-being of others to make our world a better place. It is especially gratifying for him to see the direct positive impact of treatment in improving the quality of life for his patients.

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