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Greg Thorkelson, M.D.

Dr. Thorkelson completed his adult psychiatry training at Temple University and went on to complete a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed additional psychodynamic fellowship training at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. At the University of Pittsburgh, he served as Associate Medical Director at the Center for Integrative Medicine, as a staff psychiatrist at the John Merck Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders, and as a psychiatrist with the Visceral Inflammation and Pain (VIP) Center based in the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.

Dr. Thorkelson has completed additional clinical training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, and Saki Santorelli, EdD. He has advanced training and clinical experience with both Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and hypnotherapy, and studied advanced nutrient therapies under Dr. William Walsh. Additionally, he completed foundational coursework in Functional Medicine, training alongside staffs from the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine.

He has written multiple book chapters, co-authored nearly two-dozen publications, led workshops for Fortune 500 companies, and provided expert opinion for wide ranging media outlets from NBC and Today.com to Men’s Health Magazine. He is also a founding member of the Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies at the University of Pittsburgh where he continues to teach residents, fellows, and medical students.

Currently, he is the Medical Director of Behavioral Health at The Children's Institute in Pittsburgh. Dr. Thorkelson is also the founder of The Nexus Group, where he practices integrative psychiatry with adults and children, focusing particularly on the interface between physical and mental health.


Dr. Thorkelson is an intelligent and caring doctor that has been providing services to my child for some time. We have seen great results, and Dr. Thorkelson’s education and experience has been extremely helpful to us throughout the process of working through GAD and MDD issues. He is highly recommended.
— Lauren S.

DR. THORKELSON IN THE MEDIA