Mitch Galerkin, MD


Dr. Galerkin is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist whose areas of specialty include depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, bipolar mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, attention deficit disorder, and obstacles within the LGBTQ community relating to medical and social stressors. He has over thirty years of experience treating adult patients utilizing complex medication regimens, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and guidance regarding psychological and social interventions.

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More about Mitch Galerkin, MD

Dr. Galerkin found his initial interest in psychiatry at the University of California, Berkeley, when he was engaged in molecular biology research to understand the genetic coding behind embryonic brain development. This cutting-edge field of research piqued his interest to understand the interface between the complexity of the brain as an organ and the human experience. To this day, he integrates his patient’s psychological and social well-being with the biological aspect of mental wellness to develop a treatment plan for his patient’s mental health goals.

Dr. Galerkin works collaboratively with his patients to develop a menu of solutions for meeting treatment goals. He does his best to be thoughtful, open, and provide an encouraging environment so his patients are motivated to follow through with a mutually agreed-upon treatment plan. His compassionate demeanor and medical expertise create a safe space for patients to discuss both their challenges and successes on their journey to mental wellness.

To Dr. Galerkin, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an effective solution for patients who have not found relief from medication management and therapy over several disease states and mental illness struggles. Dr. Galerkin has witnessed life-changing results for patients in his private practice and looks forward to continuing to utilize this powerful treatment option for patients.

He joined Mindful Health Solutions in the late Summer of 2020.

Personal Interests

Dr. Galerkin and his wife have two adult daughters and two fun-loving dogs. His family shares a passion for traveling, learning about diverse cultures, and experiencing international cuisine. They enjoy outdoor activities including camping, floating on the river, and attending outdoor concerts. They are also avid Disney enthusiasts. In fact, if you ever have a question about Disney World, the Galerkin family will probably have the answer.

Education & Experience

Dr. Galerkin graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology.

He obtained his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

He completed an Internship at the University of California at Davis Medical Center. He went on to complete his Residency in Psychiatry at Davis Medical Center.

During his residency, he served as the on-call Physician for the Sacramento County Jail Psychiatric Services. He provided psychiatric services for patients with a variety of often complex mental illnesses.

Soon after, he opened Premier Psychiatric Services, a private practice in Roseville dedicated to providing medication management and psychodynamic psychotherapy to patients in need. Dr. Galerkin dedicated over 28 years to providing mental health services to the Roseville community. At Premier Psychiatric Services, Dr. Galerkin helped patients with a variety of struggles, including depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, bipolar mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, attention deficit disorder, and obstacles within the LGBTQ community relating to medical and social stressors. Services provided included medication management and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). His outstanding patient care was recognized with “The Most Compassionate Doctor” award, which he was nominated for by patients year after year.

Premier Psychiatric Services joined the Mindful Health Solutions family of clinics in the Fall of 2020. Dr. Galerkin believes that the providers at Mindful Health Solutions have pioneered a path for patients to receive long-awaited relief from debilitating mental health diseases by utilizing Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and he was thrilled to join the practice.

Certifications & Memberships

  • Diplomat, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Member, American Psychiatric Association
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Centric California Psychiatric Society

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