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About Dr. Frank Adair

Meet Frank Adair

Frank Adair, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist who has been in private practice in the Bay Area since 1989. Dr. Adair is a compassionate and kind provider who works with adult patients age 25 and older at his office in Palo Alto, California. At this time he provides all his services via Telemedicine only serving the entire Bay Area.


Dr. Adair’s approach to treatment focuses primarily on psychotherapy based on the work of Carl Jung. Although he is not a certified Jungian analyst, Dr. Adair has studied Jung’s work for more than 37 years. He is trained with members of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco as well as the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich. He has been in his own personal analysis for 37 years. He uses a variety of Jungian techniques with patients, including dream analysis, active imagination, and sandplay therapy. Dr. Adair is also well versed in multiple therapy modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, goal-directed psychotherapy, and positive psychology. Dr. Adair is a member of the International Positive Psychology Association.

After earning his medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Dr. Adair went on to complete his internship and residency in general psychiatry at the University of Utah Medical School in Salt Lake City. While there, he also completed a one-year Fellowship in Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry.  He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the International Society for Sandplay Therapy, and the Sandplay Therapists of America. He continues to pursue training through The Institute for Functional Medicine®, so he can better help patients achieve a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Dr. Adair offers medication management for selected psychotherapy patients with stress, anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). All of his treatment is on an outpatient basis via Telemedicine appointments. No in person appointments are available at this time. His practice is an LGBTQ safe place.


Outside of working with patients, Dr. Adair devotes considerable philanthropic energy for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. He is an avid cyclist who has participated nine times riding in the AIDS LifeCycle bike ride event from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Always in the top 50 fundraisers out of 3000 cyclists, he and his donors have raised over $260,000.00 for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

Dr. Adair believes an active healthy lifestyle promotes excellent mental health. He practices meditation and yoga and enjoys hiking, swimming and tennis.

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