John Gartner, Ph.D.

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  • psychologist
  • 6525 N. Charles St, suite 135, Towson, Maryland, 21204
  • Phone: 410-337-8207
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  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

For 35 years, I've treated Bipolar Disorder, Depression and
Borderline Personality Disorder, and for most of those years, taught
psychiatric residents at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Five years ago, I
introduced mindfulness meditation into my practice. The calm self-awareness a
disciplined meditation practice provides is a powerful tool in self-regulation
that allows you to make better choices in the moment.
More meditation can mean less medication if you can learn to
regulate yourself. While medication is often an invaluable tool, I am of the
opinion that there is a trend in our field to over-medicate. Since most
medications have side effects, less is often more.
Bipolar Disorder:
I treat all forms of bipolar disorder, with a particular
interest in hypomania, a mildly manic temperament often found in creative
successful people. I teach you how to gain self-control while at the same time
not losing your creative spark. My book, The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between
(a Little) Craziness and (a lot of) Success in America, linking hypomania to
success and the American character was named by the New York Times Sunday
Magazine as one of the most "innovative and important new ideas of
Borderline Personality Disorder:
BPD is very treatable, but it's important to see a
I began my practice after completing a post-doctoral
fellowship in Treatment of Borderline Disorder at New York Hospital-Cornell
Medical Center, using the methods pioneered Dr. Otto Kernberg. For the last 5
years, I've integrated some aspects of Marsha Linehan’s Dialectical Behavior
Therapy (DBT) into my practice, especially mindfulness meditation.


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Baltimore MD