Rashad  Hardaway
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Rashad Hardaway

Adult & Child Psychiatrist, MD
California Accepting Online

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Updated October 21, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Developmental disorders
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Race & cultural identity

Professional statement

Dr. Hardaway is a board certified child and adult psychiatrist whose practice, PersonFirst Health, is based in the San Francisco/Bay Area of California. His clinical focus is not only general psychiatry, but he also specializes in treating persons with autism and developmental disabilities. His experience extends to treating many conditions that include ADHD, OCD, anxiety, PTSD, psychosis, and mood disorders. Currently he is only seeing clients who reside in California by telehealth.

Dr. Hardaway's practice integrates different psychotherapies in a comprehensive, holistic manner that shifts the focus from what a client's diagnosis is to who is the client as a person. A few of the psychotherapies that Dr. Hardaway utilizes are cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and resilience-based coaching.

Dr. Hardaway is a Harvard-trained adult psychiatrist, with further training in child/adolescent psychiatry at the University of Washington Medical School. His career experience has taken place at top-ranked medical centers including Brigham and Women's Hospital and Seattle Children's Hospital.

Dr. Hardaway has received many awards and had many accomplishments in his career. He received the distinguished recognition as a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He was also awarded the highly recognized APA/SAMHSA fellowship during his clinical training. He was chief of the psychiatry fellowship at Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Hardaway additionally has journal publications on topics such as LGBTQ adolescents of color, substance use among teenagers, and cultural topics in medicine.

Message to clients

"Who are you as a person" and "who are you to become" are two questions I value. These are answered through realizing your strengths and resiliency, both of which empower you to be the leader of your personal growth. I always walk alongside my clients with a holistic view of their journey to wellness. Therapy, in addition to medication- if indicated, are just two components of what enable you to thrive and be your most resilient self. Personal growth is continuous, so I utilize a smartphone therapy app for us to stay connected in between sessions.

The clients I treat are children, young adults, early career professionals, and higher education students. I welcome everyone to my practice, including those identifying as spiritual or religious, POC, LGBTQ+, or any one with their own unique identity.

I am not a stuffy doctor in a white coat; meaning I am more relaxed, collaborative, transparent, and genuine in my approach. If you feel we might be a good fit, please feel free to contact me for general questions and a free consultation.


Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

Developmental disorders - Support coping with and understanding a child’s unique strengths and challenges; strengthening social and communication skills; parent training and coaching

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Rashad Hardaway is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $450 (45min)
  • Initial session: $600 (60min)
  • Therapy: $350 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

Sliding scale is available on a individual basis.


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-12pm; 2-5pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9am-12pm; 2-5pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Kaiser Permanente, Child/Adolescent, Adult, Consult/Liaison Psychiatrist, 2018 - 2021
Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital, College Student and First Episode Psychosis Program Inpatient Psychiatrist, 2017 - 2018

University of Washington Medical School/Seattle Children’s Hospital , Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, 2017
Harvard Medical School- Longwood, Adult Psychiatry Residency, 2015
University of Massachusetts Medical School , MD, 2012


California: A157852