Kushagra Nijhara


Oakland, CA


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About Kushagra Nijhara, MD

Dr. Kushagra Nijhara aspires to empower patients to leverage their strengths, navigate challenges, and achieve holistic growth and healing. He focuses on addressing debilitating mood disorders, including the challenges of treatment-resistant depression and a comprehensive range of anxiety disorders. Dr. Nijhara's patient-focused and evidence-based approach sees each individual with strengths while collaboratively addressing areas of challenge using psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. His journey, spanning multiple countries, has widened his understanding of unique cultural and societal factors that shape us as human beings. This background enables Dr. Nijhara to approach mental health with a unique blend of empathy and cultural sensitivity, recognizing the diverse influences that shape each person’s well-being. 

Dr. Nijhara completed his psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Buffalo. He deeply appreciates the outdoors and being in the sun, including hiking scenic trails, biking along picturesque routes, or taking a leisurely stroll through the park. Dr. Nijahra is also fluent in Hindi and Urdu.

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Men's mental health
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic attacks/Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Postpartum mental health
  • Psychiatry consultation
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Sleep problems
  • Stress/Stress management
  • Trauma/PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder)

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna CA
  • Anthem Blue Cross Commercial CA
  • insurance-6012
  • Cigna Commercial CA
  • Humana Commercial CA
  • Magellan Commercial CA
  • Optum/UBH CA
  • Health Net CA
  • insurance-6093
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Partnership HealthPlan of California

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Insurance plans may vary by location and are subject to change.