• Bruce A. Kehr, M.D.

  • Bruce A. Kehr, M.D.

    National Award-Winning Psychiatrist and Author

    Dr. Bruce A Kehr

    “If you would like to ease emotional pain, end aloneness, or find self-love, I’d like to help. My philosophy is to treat the Whole Person, by meticulously identifying and treating the underlying biological, psychological, social, and life-stage causes of emotional distress, persistently striving to help you achieve a full recovery. My approach may include innovative laboratory and genetic testing; coordination with other medical specialists, family doctors, psychotherapists and nutritionists; medication management; and nutrition and lifestyle modifications. I also provide caring and empathetic psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. Learn more about this approach to treatment at my extensive, searchable blog site at https://drbrucekehr.com/blog/; and three additional steps to start feeling better today at https://drbrucekehr.com/.”

    Bruce Alan Kehr, M.D. is the Founder and President of Potomac Psychiatry. He is an accomplished author whose works have been read by over 600,000 people in 191 countries. Dr. Kehr is passionate about helping patients with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, life adjustment issues, and bipolar disorder. He treats adolescents, adults, and the elderly in psychotherapy, and with medication management when needed. Many of his clients are attorneys, physicians, and business leaders. Through his collective expertise and experience in business and psychiatry, he specializes in helping top business executives lead more balanced, symptom-free lives. He is also the author of Becoming Whole: A Healing Companion to Ease Emotional Pain and Find Self-Love, globally published by Greenleaf Book Group; and the mini-book Ease Emotional Pain: 9 Steps to Build Yourself a Healthier Brain. Read more about Becoming Whole at https://drbrucekehr.com/endorsements/

    Dr. Kehr has been voted one of the area’s “Top Doctors” by Washingtonian Magazine from 2012 to 2017, after polling more than 12,000 randomly selected physicians in the DC area, and asking them where they would send their patients and family members for treatment. Dr. Kehr also serves on the Board of the Institute on Aging of the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Chairman from 2006 to 2009; and was selected as one of the “100 Most Inspiring and Influential Leaders in the Life Sciences Industry,” by the readers and editors of PharmaVOICE in 2007.

    Dr. Kehr received training in psychotherapy at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, where he also completed his training psychoanalysis; and has continued his psychoanalytic training in the Washington, D.C. area. A forensic consultant in neuropsychiatry and traumatic brain injury, Dr. Kehr is also the inventor of sixteen issued patents in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Canada, in the field of medication adherence software, hardware and communications technologies.

    Dr. Kehr has frequently lectured on many aspects of psychiatry and psychotherapy; medication adherence, where he is recognized as an expert; and on the neuropsychiatric aspects of traumatic brain injury. He received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, followed by an MD from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

    He feels that the practice of psychiatry is both “a privilege, and a calling.” His book, Becoming Whole: A Healing Companion to Ease Emotional Pain and Find Self-Love, published on Valentine’s Day 2018, is the culmination of his years of experience treating thousands of patients. By systematically teaching the basic principles of psychiatry to enable people to help themselves and those they love, and powerfully illustrated by stories of patients in treatment, Becoming Whole, is devoted to helping:

    • Anyone suffering from emotional distress that just won’t go away
    • Patients in psychotherapy who are not getting better
    • Psychotherapists who would like to better understand the underlying biological basis of the symptoms experienced by their clients
    • Patients in treatment with a psychiatrist who have not fully recovered

    Read what reviewers who’ve previewed Becoming Whole have to say, by visiting (https://drbrucekehr.com/endorsements/)

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    Our offices are conveniently accessible from the following communities:

    Maryland (MD):
    Bethesda 20814 - Bethesda 20816 - Bethesda 20817 - Chevy Chase 20815 - Colesville 20904 - Cabin John 20815 - Glen Echo 20812 - Gaithersburg 20855 - Gaithersburg 20877- Gaithersburg 20878 - Gaithersburg 20879 - Garrett Park 20896 - Kensington 20895 - Montgomery Village 20886 - Olney 20830 - Olney 20832 - Potomac 20854 - Potomac 20859 - Rockville 20850 - Rockville 20852 - Rockville 20853 - Silver Spring 20903 - Silver Spring 20905 - Silver Spring 20906 - Silver Spring 20910 - Takoma Park 20912 - Wheaton 20902

    Washington DC:
    Crestwood 20011- North Capitol Hill 20002 - Cathedral Heights 20016 - American University Park 20016 - Columbia Heights 20010 - Mount Pleasant 20010 - Downtown 20036 - Dupont Circle 20009 - Logan Circle 20005- Adams Morgan 20009 - Chevy Chase 20015 - Georgetown 20007 - Cleveland Park 20008 - Foggy Bottom 20037 - Rock Creek Park - Woodley Park 20008 - Tenleytown 20016

    Northern Virginia:
    McLean 22101- McLean 22102 - McLean 22106 - Great Falls 22066 - Arlington 22201 - Arlington 22202 - Arlington 22203 - Arlington 22205 - Falls Church 22041 - Vienna 22181 - Alexandria 22314