Certus Psychiatry & Integrated Care was founded by Dr. Gisela Knebl Kohl. A native of Argentina, she was a chemical engineer before she followed her passion and went to medical school. Her vision of psychiatric care involves looking at the entire patient, including lifestyle, nutrition habits, and physical activity. She then works on developing strategies where patients are active participants in their care.
Whenever possible, Dr. Kohl works in conjunction with a patient’s primary care physician to integrate treatment and better care for the whole patient.
Dr. Kohl completed her medical degree at the University of Buenos Aires Medical School in Argentina and her residency in Psychiatry at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. Her training included rotations in Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Neurosurgery, and Endocrinology, so she understands how the body and the brain work in concert to achieve balance. Her specialties include caring for adult patients with mood disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other conditions. She is board certified in Adult Psychiatry, as well as Addiction Medicine, and she is an Active Member of the APA.
In starting Certus, Dr. Kohl has taken her career of knowledge in psychiatry and created an independent practice where she has developed her own proven unique paths to wellness in patent care.
Dr. Kohl has helped numerous patients realize better outcomes by treating both the emotional and physical aspects that may contribute to a particular diagnosis. By connecting psychological care with nutritional consulting, exercise and even massage therapy, patients may realize the emotional and physical balance they need. Not all treatments are right for everyone, and not all aspects of mood disorders are negative. These conditions also bring strengths that are important to identify, so they don’t get lost in the treatment. Our goal is to help people find the right balance between the benefits of full treatment and the risks of over-treatment.