Irwin Gootnick, M.D., Marin Psychiatrist

Irwin Gootnick, M.D.

Irwin Gootnick, M.D. is a psychiatrist with private practices in both Marin County and San Francisco. He is board-certified and has been in practice for over 40 years. Dr. Gootnick is also the author of two self-help books, Why You Behave in Ways You Hate & Self-Help for Smarties.

Dr. Gootnick is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California in San Francisco and is a leading member of the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group.

Dr. Gootnick has been featured on many radio and television shows, including:

  • The Oprah Winfrey Show (where he was the sole guest for the hour)
  • MSNBC
  • ABC
  • Voice of America Television
  • Jersey's Talking
  • A&E's Alternative Health
  • and numerous other national TV and radio stations.

Dr. Gootnick lives in Northern California with his wife, radiologist expert witness Susan Gootnick, MD.