Survivors Clinic

The Survivors Clinic is directed by Mardi Horowitz, MD, who developed the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), pioneered effective psychotherapies, and led groundbreaking research on grief. Research findings are implemented in this clinic and include integrative approaches to post-stressor growth, personal resiliency, and increased self-esteem.


The clinic is staffed by tenured and clinical faculty, senior Department of Psychiatry resident physicians, and affiliated psychology trainees. A central function is assessment and advice to those who seek consultations. Written clinical reports can be released to health care professionals with the consent of the client.

Coverage for services

Pre-assessment inquiries about costs and insurance can be discussed with Rebecca Lowman by calling (415) 476-7846. However, for inquiries about forensic expert opinions, attorneys should call Mardi Horowitz, MD, at (415) 476-7612.

Second opinion service

Clinicians may seek a second opinion and make a referral on their ongoing treatment of their patients. Interviews with these clinicians are conducted by telephone and face-to-face interviews with their patients at UCSF. Verbal opinons are given to both the clinician and the patient. If requested, a written report is provided to the clinician. Please call (415) 476-7612 to discuss potential referrals.