​Empower Psych Centers Team




Richard Gestring MD


Board Certified Psychiatrist 








Dr. Richard Gestring holds a Doctorate of Medicine. He is Board Certified as a Psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and did his residency training at East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. He has numerous interests in the field of mental health which come from his many life experiences, including his service as a Sergeant (ret.) in the US-Army where he was deployed in Iraq to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his residency, Dr. Gestring was on the fore of cutting-edge research regarding the abuse of so-called “Bath Salts,” and publishednumerous articles regarding their effects and treatment.  He currently is treating all diagnoses of the body and mind.


“Though mental health is a growing field and becoming less stigmatized, some persons still have trouble seeking help — if someone has a broken leg, they know to visit the emergency room, but all too often when someone is suffering from mental illness, they may hide it because they fear being “found out.”  My role is to break down those barriers that prevent treatment, and to empower those who otherwise might not get the help they need.”



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