About Us

Dr. Gisela Knebl Kohl

When you or a loved one is facing an emotional or behavioral health event, the biggest challenge can be an acceptance that you need help. For far too long, mental health issues have been stigmatized as “not normal,” “crazy,” and more.

The truth is, over 40,000,000 Americans have an emotional/behavioral health issue (that’s more than the populations of New York and Florida combined!) Add in those with substance abuse issues, and it’s clear to see that those who may have one of any number of psychological disorders are far from being alone in their need for care.

At Certus Psychiatry & Integrated Care in Winston-Salem, we are a “stigma-free zone.” You can come to us with peace-of-mind in knowing no one will stand in judgment of you. You won’t hear, “what is wrong with you?!” You may hear “what has happened to you?!” or “how are you feeling?” but our primary objectives are to evaluate your symptoms and develop strategies to help put you on a path to recovery and wellness.

Under the direction of Dr. Gisela Kohl, we offer an initial evaluation and consultation of your overall emotional health and discuss options for treatment.

We commonly treat a variety of mental health disorders, including ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Addictions, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mood Disorders, and much more. We also have experience with TMS therapy for treatment-resistant depression, on-site injectable medications that will help you not miss a dose, and other cutting-edge therapies that are designed for better patient outcomes. 

Our Vision

Our patients’ good health is our highest priority. The Certus vision of psychiatric care involves looking at the entire patient, including lifestyle, nutrition habits, and physical activity. We then work on developing strategies where patients are active participants in their care. This is where you can begin to Believe in WE because together, we will help our patients find the right outcomes.

If desired, we will gladly work with your Primary Care Provider to ensure you are getting a complete spectrum of care that works specifically for your needs. We welcome patients of all ages.

Why Come To Certus?

Our expert team of psychiatric caregivers offers a number of treatment options to help you discover the path to recovery that is right for you and your needs. 

Common Reasons Patients Seek Care:

  • Addiction – alcohol, drugs, tobacco
  • Anxiety/Panic disorders
  • Bipolar/Mood disorders
  • Borderline Personality disorders
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Insomnia
  • OCD – Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Perinatal and postpartum mood disorders
  • PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Schizophrenia

Options for Treatment Include:

After the initial visit, patients will receive a diagnosis, and treatment options, as well as guiding materials to help you in your recovery path. We may advise performing a genetic test like Genesight or PureGenomics that help us determine what medications or supplements will work best for you.


Contact us to schedule an appointment, and let’s help you find your path to better mental and physical wellness.