Whatever It Takes...

To feel well.
To recover your health.
To improve your relationships with others… and with yourself.
To feel hopeful.
Because no field of psychiatry delivers “The Truth,” I became the “Whatever It Takes” psychiatrist.

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Whatever It Takes™...

When I was first introduced to the world of psychiatry as a medical student in 1973, I was thrilled at the opportunities and insights it offered. I had the pleasure of taking courses that explored both the psychological and biological aspects of our consciousness… however, it was not long after I began my training that I became disturbed by what I witnessed: The psychoanalysts hated the biologically oriented psychiatrists, and the psychiatrists held the “pseudo-science” analysts (and their focus on the power of the unconscious) in disdain. Each felt that they had a corner on the truth. Which field was I to choose?


To understand the bigger picture, I strongly believed I’d need to implement elements from both psychiatry and psychoanalysis, joining them together rather than putting them at odds against each other, like so many of my colleagues did. And so, I set out to learn the best from both worlds, and embarked on a worldwide journey to find the big-picture truths about our minds and hearts that would help me truly heal those hurting souls who would eventually place their trust in me and my work.

At Georgetown University I took electives with training psychoanalysts and the founder of family systems therapy. I traveled to London to learn from some of the preeminent psychopharmacologists in the world, and from existential psychoanalysts. I traveled to Boston to study with nationally recognized training psychoanalysts and internationally renowned behavioral neurologists. Each of the experts I studied under taught me a valuable piece of the puzzle. And over the years, I patched them together to discover what it truly took to heal individuals and make them whole again.

Too many in my profession are constrained by the strict boundaries of their training, afraid to step outside the lines even in the service of their patient. My answer to this has always been: If we are truly intent on doing Whatever It Takes to heal those who entrust their deepest pain to us, then it is our obligation to learn, observe, and be open to every field—anything that will help us do our job more effectively, period.

Today, I am driven to meticulously identify and treat the underlying biological, psychological, and social causes of emotional distress; persistently striving to help my patients achieve a full recovery. Whatever It Takes may include innovative laboratory and genetic testing; coordination with other medical specialists and nutritionists; medication management; nutrition and lifestyle management; and uncovering the unconscious and interpersonal causes of emotional pain.

And guess what…my pursuit of knowledge is never complete. I continue in a training psychoanalysis, and am learning about genetics, cell biology, and the microbiome. Why? By helping you, I help myself. I can transform my obsessive, perfectionistic, driven personality; and my troubled childhood; into an ever-improving healing instrument.

Here is a link to detailed information about how this method works to help someone like you or others you know and care about: https://drbrucekehr.com/?s=biopsychosocial

Here is a link to what reviewers, including nationally prominent psychiatrists as well as nonprofessionals, are saying about the Whatever It Takes method that I teach in my book: https://drbrucekehr.com/endorsements/

Let me help you and those you care about with the self-help tools offered on this website, and by subscribing to my weekly blogs. It would be an honor and a privilege to provide you Whatever It Takes.

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