Danielle Alexander, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Danielle Alexander, M.D.

Health Sciences Clinical Professor - Assistant

Associate Physician

To see if Danielle Alexander is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).




Family and Community Medicine

Locations and Contact

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Behavioral Health Center
2230 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

UC Davis Medical Group - Midtown
3160 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816

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800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I believe the mind and body are strongly connected and I draw from my robust training in both psychiatry and medicine to provide thoughtful evaluation and treatment recommendations. I believe the therapeutic relationship is important to psychological growth. I have additional training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and work with my patients to consider factors influencing their recovery, even those that may be initially out of their awareness. I have a master’s degree in complementary and alternative medicine and feel comfortable collaborating with practitioners from a wide range of healing arts.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Alexander is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist who is also trained in family medicine, which is a specialty in primary care. Her services include focused assessments, consultation, and ongoing individual treatment with psychotherapy, psychopharmacology (medication), or combined treatment with both psychotherapy and medication. Dr. Alexander treats patients 18 of age and older, conditions treated include depression, bipolar, anxiety, trauma and stressor related disorders, somatic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, inattention issues, adjustment disorders, and more.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Alexander’s academic interests include psychodynamic psychotherapy and Balint Groups. Dr. Alexander is a clinical supervisor to UC Davis psychiatry residents and a director for two year-long psychotherapy courses at UC Davis, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. Dr. Alexander is an experienced Balint Group facilitator where she works with medical professionals from a wide range of clinical backgrounds to explore the social-emotional impact of clinical work.


General Psychiatry

Undergraduate School

B.S., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 2004

Medical School

M.D., Albany Medical College, Albany NY 2013

Other School

M.S., Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Georgetown University, Washington DC 2008


Psychiatry and Family Medicine, UC Davis, Sacramento CA (1 year)


Psychiatry and Family Medicine, UC Davis, Sacramento CA (4 years)

American Psychoanalytic Association Teaching Fellowship, 2022, American Psychoanalytic Association, 2022

San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis Certificate, 2019, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, 2019

Chief Resident Family Medicine and Psychiatry, 2017, 2017

Medical Degree with Distinction in Physician Advocacy, 2013, 2013

Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2012, 2012

Humanism and Resilience in Residency Training, chapter 4, Physicians with Children Springer Publishing, Feb 2020.