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David Zacharias

Dr. David G. Zacharias, MD

PsychiatryPsychologyMental Health CounselingTelemedicine
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David Zacharias

Dr. David G. Zacharias , MD




I am a Mayo Clinic and Harvard-trained psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience in healthcare. I discovered a love for the humanities—notably literature and philosophy—early in life due to the profound way in which they helped me to understand and appreciate the human condition. This eventually merged with an interest in medicine and a desire to help improve people's lives. My interactions with patients tend to be relational and existentially-oriented, focusing heavily on personal growth and empowerment within a larger context of meaning and values.

After completing my undergraduate and medical school education on full-tuition academic scholarships, I completed my medical residency in psychiatry at the University of Washington where I served as chief resident and graduated with a distinction in advanced psychotherapy; I also completed training at the Seattle Psychoanalytic Institute. Currently, I hold a faculty appointment at UW as a clinical instructor training future generations of doctors and am board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

My services include existential psychotherapy, pharmacologic treatment, and coaching/personal development. Please see my website to learn more about my practice. I look forward to hearing from you!

Select honors, awards, and distinctions

    - Dean's Outstanding Achievement Scholarship for full medical school tuition (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine)
    - Ruud Leadership Scholarship for full college tuition (Trinity College)
    - Voted by physician peers and featured as a “Top Doctor” (Seattle Metropolitan Magazine)
    - Cardiovascular Outreach Award for exceptional research abstracts (American Heart Association)
    - Research designated as “Best of Specialty Conferences” (American Heart Association)
    - Lincoln Laureate Award presented by state governor (Lincoln Academy of Illinois)
    - President’s Leadership Award presented by university president to one college graduate (Trinity College)
    - Class valedictorian and commencement speaker (Trinity College)
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Existential Psychiatry
David G. Zacharias, MD, PS
Seattle, WA, 98112
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"Consistently engaged and pleasant to work with"
  • March 1, 2024
"I highly recommend David. I met with him for 2 years and found him to be deeply intuitive and an incredible listener. David heard many of the things that I wasn’t saying. He did not shy from challenging me in my perceptions and had the insight and compassion to guide me in identifying and managing my triggers of deep anxiety. He’s thoughtful and not clinical. He’s lighthearted when appropriate and was profound when I needed it most. Overall, I found that I looked forward to our sessions together and I am undoubtedly more confident now in dealing with challenges as they arise. I can’t thank him enough for his guidance."
  • February 22, 2024
"The absolute best. I could not recomend higher."
  • January 18, 2024
"I met Dr. Zacharias about nine months ago. I am happy with the doctor/patient relationship we currently have. He is willing to not only listen to me but he also provides helpful feedback if I have any questions which I feel need to be answered. Also he has prescribed a medication which I can tolerate and I am better than when we first met."
  • August 25, 2023
"I worked with Dr. Zacharias for a little over a year. I'm not much of a person for opening up, but it felt comfortable with him. It is definitely a safe space, he truly listens, cares, and knows what he's talking about. There was not a single session where I didn't walk away feeling more optimistic and with a better outlook on life. I often felt my issues weren't that big of a deal and I didn't have much to talk about, but he always knew the right questions to ask and how to dig deeper. I can truly say he's made me a better person and my life has significantly improved since working with him. "
  • July 6, 2023
"Dr. Zacharias was friendly, insightful and very helpful"
  • June 4, 2023
"I have worked with David for over a year now, for a variety of issues. Working with him has helped my mental health profoundly, and I would recommend him to anyone that needs mental health support."
  • May 12, 2023
"I consulted with Dr. Zacharias for help dealing with a series of profound losses all crashing in at the same time. I was in a situation where previous substitutions and coping strategies weren't available. His kind, thoughtful wisdom helped me begin the journey of acceptance of the losses and finding a new path -- a new sense of meaning and purpose. I am very grateful."
  • April 22, 2023
"Dr. Z, as I call him, is a compassionate and wise man. I enjoyed our time together very much. He often brings up quotes that perfectly fit a situation and it reinforces the fact that my problems are not new ones. He's a good sounding board and a great listener too, often questioning my thinking in ways to help resolve my issues. Plus he's really easy to look at!!"
  • March 4, 2023
"I worked with Dr. Zacharias for about 2.5 years starting during the pandemic. The work that we did together quite literally changed my life and helped me become a functioning person again. He is extremely intelligent and flexible and was open to working in a form of remote exposure therapy that neither of us had experienced before that was instrumental in my recovery. Dr. Zacharias is a truly caring therapist and we developed a profound relationship over our time together. Though it is, of course, a positive that I have recovered enough to no longer regularly need sessions it was extremely difficult and sad to discontinue my work with him. If you are looking for a therapist that will genuinely care about you, work hard to understand and help you and will actually put in the time to help you find ways to move forward and heal, David Zacharias is who you are looking for. I cannot recommend you work with him enough. "
  • March 2, 2023
"Before I met Dr. Zacharias I was struggling with severe somatic anxiety and panic attacks. Within the first few sessions, he equip me with the tools and encouragement necessary to begin overcoming my burdens without the dependency on medication. As our relationship developed, he helped me to truly discover and care for myself. By the time our connection came to an end, we had established and aligned meaningful ethics and values that reflect who I am and give me innate purpose. Without our experiences together I wouldn't be who I've become, and I owe that to him. If anyone is currently out there looking for a Psychiatrist like I was, look no further than this guy. You won't regret it"
  • January 7, 2023
"Best therapist I ever had and I’ve had quite a few. He really listens and understands. He connects on a human level and makes you feel seen. He really knows his stuff and the medications he put me on helped me greatly. I would definitely recommend him to anyone seeking care. "
  • January 5, 2023
  • May 15, 2022
"Dr. Zacharias has been amazingly helpful with my mental rehabilitation. I am truly grateful for his services. I have had other Psychiatrists in the past and he is by far the kindest, most respecting, understanding, altogether helpful with the stabilization of my bipolar condition. If you are looking for the best help with any mental disorder, Dr. Zacharias should be your first choice. I would give him 6 stars if i could. I hope this helps with anyone’s decision in looking for a Psychiatrist."
  • March 17, 2021
"In the past year and a half, Dr. Zacharias has graciously shared his gift of human connection and understanding with me. I have been able to heal and grow beyond expectation, and have felt seen, understood, and encouraged to view both my internal and external world with more depth and clarity. Dr. Zacharias's unwavering professionalism, medical knowledge, philosophical wisdom and empathy have been an integral part of my personal transformation and I highly recommend his practice. "
  • February 10, 2021
"Dr. Zacharias changed my life! I have struggled with generalized anxiety disorder for most of my life and have bounced between primary care physicians and therapists that weren't helping me improve my condition. Dr. Zacharias reviewed my history and helped me find the right medication to finally relieve my anxiety. I feel like myself again! Dr. Z is extremely intelligent, very experienced, and passionate about helping his patients overcome their inner battles."
  • January 4, 2021
"Dr Zacharias is very intelligent and compassionate. I had my issues completely resolved via counseling and medication within months, which is more than I was hoping for. Thoroughly recommended."
  • December 1, 2020
"Dr. Zacharias is an intelligent and caring individual. His insights were based on both a strong scientific and philosophical knowledge that helped me understand myself and actions on a deeper level. I always took notes during our sessions to look back and reflect on afterwards, I would recommend you do the same. If you are struggling I highly recommend reaching out to Dr. Zacharias. "
  • October 20, 2020
"I appreciate Dr. David's knowledgeable approach. Scientific-based methods, coupled with well-applied metaphors, He has helped me immensely to put words to my emotions and go through high-stress times in my career. I Highly recommend Dr. Zacharias. "
  • May 31, 2020
"Understanding and empathetic. Helps me see things from many perspectives. "
  • March 21, 2020


Existential Psychiatry
David G. Zacharias, MD, PS
Seattle, WA, 98112


  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Telemedicine


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  • Cash/Self pay
  • Out-of-Network Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
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