Dr. Lerner graduated with a B.A. in sociology from Rice University and received her M.D. at the Baylor College of Medicine (Menninger Department of Psychiatry) in Houston. She completed her residency in psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, and subsequently the Foundations of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. Dr. Lerner is board certified.



2011  Committee Person of the Year, Northern California Psychiatric Society
2008  Spiegel Fellowship, Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture
2008  Creative Activity Award, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF
2007  Resident Teaching Fellowship, UCSF


2012  SSRI's in Pregnancy
Marin General Hospital Grand Rounds
2012  Obstetrical Crisis in a Patient with Schizophrenia
Marin General Hospital Grand Rounds
2011  Depression & Stress
Tiburon-Belvedere Rotary Club
2011  Cultural Competency Guidelines: A New Look
Northern California Psychiatric Society Annual Meeting
2010  Adopting Cultural Competency Guidelines to Consider Intra-ethnic Oppression Affecting Disenfranchised Subgroups
International Conference on Sociology, Athens, Greece
2008  Individualizing Cultural Formulation: The Culturally Sensitive Therapist and Identity Conflict within a Patient
Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture Annual Conference