Dr. Gary G. Kohls is a family practitioner, who specializes in holistic and preventive mental health care. He has expertise in the areas of traumatic stress disorders, brain nutrition, non-pharmaceutical approaches to mental ill health, neurotransmitter disorders, neurotoxicity from food additives (and other environmental toxins) and the problems with psychotropic drugs.
Dr. Kohls’ treats patients who have had adverse psychotropic drug reactions, dependency, withdrawal symptoms and/or toxicity symptoms from the drugs and who wish to safely discontinue the medications. He also works with patients who are fearful of synthetic chemicals that alter the brain and who wish an alternative approach.
Dr. Kohls feels there are a number of integral parts to achieving optimal mental health. Educating the patient is essential. Therefore, Dr. Kohls does a lot of patient teaching, including teaching the principles of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), neuroscience, brain nutrition, and the importance of being fully aware of toxic child-rearing, toxic workplaces, toxic violence, toxic drugs (both illicit and prescription drugs), toxic food, toxic entertainment, toxic politics, toxic theologies.
Dr. Kohls spends a lot of time with his patients, always 60 - 90 minutes for the initial session and usually at least 45 minutes thereafter for follow-up appointments.
Dr. Kohls received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He now practices in Duluth, Minnesota.
Dr. Kohls is a member of the International Center for the Study of Psychology and Psychiatry, Mind Freedom International and a past member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
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