Dr. Christopher is a Brown University-trained, board-certified psychiatrist. He provides individually tailored psychotherapy and medication management to adults over eighteen. He specializes in treating depression, anxiety, and mood disorder, as well as job and academic stress, men's issues, life transitions, and relationship concerns. He offers clients the option of seeing him for both psychotherapy or medication management, or for one or the other only.
Dr. Christopher received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and completed psychiatry training at the Brown University Psychiatry Residency and fellowship training in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School. He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. In addition to his clinical work, he mentors medical students.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Job and academic stress management - Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other, particularly related to jobs and academics
Men's issues - Being able to recognize and express our emotions; being open and vulnerable in relationships; concerns about masculinity; worries about being an adequate provider, partner, and parent; and sometimes, about being faithful in romantic relationships
Relationships - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating
Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Medication management - Psychiatric medications have a strong evidence base for treating a wide range of mental health disorders; for some conditions, combining psychotherapy and medication works best; Dr. Christopher can offer both psychotherapy and medication management
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Private Practice, Psychotherapy and Medication management, 2015 - Present
Brown University, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, 2012 - Present
Butler Hospital, Staff Psychiatrist, 2009 - 2016
Harvard Medical School, Fellowship in Medical Ethics, 2013
Brown University, Adult Psychiatry Residency, 2009
University of Massachusetts Medical School, MD, 2005
Wesleyan University, BA, Philosophy & Neuroscience, 1998
"Dr. Christopher has an exemplary skill to approach every patient he treats with compassion and take into account biological, psychological, and social contributors to the issue at hand. He is also very well read, has had extensive clinical exposure, and has been a leading researcher in the field of mental health. He is also a proponent of consistent ongoing psychotherapy along with medication management which sets him apart as a mental health professional who is not only willing to treat the patient but approach them with a holistic perspective. I highly recommend him and have benefitted myself from learning from his clinical approach styles!"- Sharath Puttichanda, MD • June 2016
"I have worked with Dr. Christopher throughout my years in training and then as a colleague in a psychiatric emergency room setting. I would highly recommend him. He is empathic, intelligent, and personable."- Emily Murphy, MD • June 2016