Dr. Guohua Xia is a Board Certified psychiatrist, researcher and psychologist. In 1987,

He received his medical degree from Beijing Medical University. He then came to the

US for further training in professional psychology for psychotherapy and thus earned

both a Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He completed

his medical internship at the University of Texas-Houston and graduated from the 

psychiatric residency training program at the University of Texas Southwestern

 Medical School.

Dr. Xia has always believed in a comprehensive treatment approach to help his

patients, so he utilizes psychotherapy, social intervention, and other

non-pharmaceutical and alternative treatment methods. Dr. Xia also uses both his

cross-cultural experience and research to broaden his treatment outlook to

benefit his patients and the community.

Career Highlights

- First doctor who brings TMS for the treatment of mental disorders to the larger

Sacramento area

- Principal Investigator for several multi-site and international clinical trials to study the efficacy and safety of TMS for the treatment of brain disorders. 

- Won a number of national and international honors for his research, including a NARSAD Young Investigator Award for his study of TMS treatment for bipolar depression. 

- Involved in many pioneer studies, resulting in multiple peer reviewed research articles published in academic journals       including Lancet.

- Included in "Who's Who in the World" since 2009

- Listed in the "Guide to America's Top Psychiatrists" by Consumers' Research Council of America

- One of the first few psychiatrists in Mainland China practicing family therapy

Our Doctor