Ascend Wellness Group is co-founded by Dr. Ahmed Khan, MD, MPH and Dr. Jeffrey Chen, MD. They have been close friends and colleagues for close to a decade. They trained together during their adult residency, after which Dr. Khan went to Stanford University and Dr. Chen to University of Washington for their respective fellowships in child and adolescent psychiatry.
After their fellowships, they separately created thriving private practices in the bay area, which they both enjoyed thoroughly. Over time, they were caught in the midst of a major mental health crisis in that there were not enough quality clinicians to serve the population in this region. The supply shortage of psychiatric clinicians became overwhelming, and this bottleneck led to a variety of problems, ranging from patients being unable to receive quality psychiatric care to patients suffering from escalations of their mental health issues. After both were asked by numerous therapists and pediatricians to expand their respective practices, they created Ascend Wellness Group.
Ascend Wellness Group is a clinic that offers expert psychiatric, clinical and therapeutic care in a non-judgmental and empathic environment. We strive to see patients in need in a timely fashion while providing state of the art expertise for a variety of mental health concerns. Our care is private and specialized, so everyone has their own unique but clinically effective experience.
Dr. Khan and Dr. Chen have created an incredibly effective model that prioritizes phenomenal clinical care, thorough evaluations and efficiency. They have hand-picked psychiatric nurse practitioners that have been trained by them, follow their clinical philosophy and care immensely about their patients. Each psychiatric nurse practitioner is supervised by both Dr. Khan and Dr. Chen. This allows them to collaborate on the diagnoses, treatment plans and options with Dr. Khan and Dr. Chen, effectively providing three sets of eyes on each patient’s care.
Both Dr. Khan and Dr. Chen maintain their own private patient base for patients that require regular psychotherapy/psychiatric care and/or for patients that prefer to work with them in their respective areas of expertise.
We serve the Silicon Valley, South Bay and the San Francisco Bay Area, including Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Redwood City, Mountain View, Cupertino, Campbell, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Saratoga, San Jose, and Los Gatos.