John D. Gartner Ph.D.
Dr. Gartner has spent 20 years practicing psychotherapy & teaching at Johns Hopkins. He specializes in Borderline Personality Disorder & Bipolar Disorder and common ailments like depression & anxiety.
B.A. Psychology (Magna Cum Laude) Princeton University
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology University of Massachusetts
Internship NYU/Bellevue Medical Center
Post-doctoral fellowship New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Treatment of Personality Disorders
John D. Gartner sees patients at the following location(s):
New York, New York
John Gartner, Ph.D
31 W 10th St.
New York, New York 10011
I've been practicing psychotherapy and teaching psychiatrists at Johns Hopkins University Medical School for over twenty years. My two areas of specialization are Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Bipolar Disorder, though I treat more common ailments such as depression and anxiety as well in a general psychotherapy practice in Baltimore.
Borderline Personality Disorder:
Borderlines have problems with impulsivity, mood swings, unstable relationships, and self destructive behaviors. Despite the seriousness of the condition, contrary to the stereotype, BPD is treatable, and I've had good outcomes in the vast majority of cases. It's intensive long term work, but with a properly trained therapist and a motivated patient the prognosis is good. In 1987, I completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical in treatment of BPD working under the renowned Otto Kernberg, whose work helped define the disorder. While Kernberg's work emphasizes interpreting underlying psychodynamics and limit setting, in more recent years, I've been strongly influenced by Marsha Linehan's Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), with its emphasis on meditation, the cultivation of mindfulness, and learning of skills to manage emotional volatility.
While I treat all forms of bipolar disorder, I have a particular interest in hypomania, a mildly manic temperament often found among highly creative people. My book, The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between (a Little) Craziness and (a lot of) Success in America, which links hypomania to both success and the American temperament was named by the New York Times Sunday Magazine year in ideas issue as one of the most innovative and important new ideas of 2005. In my second book, In Search of Bill Clinton: A Psychological Biography, named one of the best biographies of 2008 by Booklist, official publication of the American Library Association, I present Bill Clinton as a case study in hypomania. In my work with hypomanics I emphasize how to gain self control while at the same time not losing one's creative spark, working to capitalize on hypomania’s strengths such as energy, drive, creativity, confidence and charisma, while also guarding against it’s liabilities such as arrogance, impatience, irritability and impulsivity. The cultivation of mindfulness helps the hypomanic slow things down enough so that they can make better judgments and choices, and increase their empathy for how others experience them, and protect their relationships from being damaged.
John D. Gartner, Ph.D. has experience treating the following areas: Bipolar Disorder and Personality Disorders.
John D. Gartner, Ph.D. provides Psychodynamic Therapy.
He works with Adolescents and Adults.