Timothy Liu MD is a Board Certified Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist. He graduated from the adult psychiatry residency at Yale University School of Medicine. He also completed fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center, as well as an internship at the Mayo Clinic. His clinical research on impulse-control disorders, problematic Internet use, and depression has appeared in numerous scholarly publications. He is a co-author of four psychiatric texts including the Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (Cambridge University Press; 2010) and the Oxford Handbook of Impulse Control Disorders (Oxford University Press; 2009).
Dr. Liu enjoys working with families and children. He provides psychiatric assessment, comprehensive treatment planning, medication management, and psychotherapy. He received training in Parent Management Training and is most familiar with methods developed by Alan Kazdin PhD and Russell Barkley PhD. During his fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center he also underwent elective training in Habit Reversal Therapy for the treatment of tic disorders. In the past few years of practice, he has been devoting much of his time in helping parents and children communicate, and navigate through the excitement and confusion of teenage years.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dr. Liu is trilingual in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. He is very interested in the cultural aspects of psychiatry, in particular, mental health awareness among immigrants of diverse cultural backgrounds. He was selected to be a Diversity Leadership Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in 2009-2010. He continues to consult at community agencies that reach out to underserved minorities and give periodic health education seminars to the Chinese-speaking community.
Dr. Liu has been in practice in San Diego since 2011. In addition to clinical practice, he organizes a peer consultation group for the San Diego Psychiatric Society to support fellow psychiatrists in the area.
Dr. Liu is married with two young children. He is a humble parent who is learning to perfect his love for his children one day at a time.