Appointments are available within the next 1-2 weeks. Book your appointment now!

Our Team

Reclaim Joy Medical is a mental health practice in Santa Clara, CA headed by psychiatrist Suzanna Freerksen, MD. We offer in-person appointments for people located in Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area, and virtual appointments throughout California.

Our practitioners care about their patients, and will do their very best to help you on your path towards reclaiming your joy and healing.

Our Practitioners

Suzanna Freerksen, MD

As a psychiatrist I treat a variety of mental health concerns utilizing medication and psychotherapy. My specialties are anxiety, ADHD, and depression. I am experienced with CBT, group therapy, couples therapy, and the medical treatment of nightmares and bipolar disorder. I have recently trained in ketamine assisted therapy (KAT). In my practice I treat patients in California, Arizona, and Alabama who are 14 years of age and older.

Learn more about Dr. Freerksen

Ellen Smith, LPC-C

I am counselor and an AASECT certified sex therapist for couples and individuals. In my practice I am inclusive and work with all communities and most mental health diagnoses. I am versed in multiple therapy modalities, including existential psychotherapy which focuses on getting the most out of this life no matter what challenges we may face.

Learn more about Ellen Smith

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We typically have openings within the next 1-3 weeks available for booking. Visit our appointments page and select a practitioner to see available dates.

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Our Staff

Andrew Barrios


Andrew is the go-to person for questions about billing and insurance. Established patients may contact Andrew directly through the patient portal.

Kara Macris

Trainee with Dr. Freerksen

Kara is a pre-med student with a BA/BS from the UMTC and NWHSU in MN, and currently works as a behavioral therapist for students with special needs. Bilingual in Japanese and English, Kara shares a love for art and writing with Dr. Suzanna Freerksen and is using that talent to pen blog posts for Reclaim Joy Medical. Kara paints watercolors and writes fiction in her spare time.

Matthew Green

Trainee with Dr. Freerksen

Matthew is a third year medical student at Ross University with a strong interest in psychiatry. He holds a BA in Human Biology from State University of New York at Albany, and is performing clinical rotations at Jamaica Hospital in New York City. While at SUNY he was part of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Prior to medical school Matthew worked at Pinnacle Behavioral Health and Vanderheyden. Matthew shares Dr. Suzanna Freerksen’s love of poetry.