Florian Birkmayer, M.D. founded
the Birkmayer Institute in 2009 to offer holistic
person-centered psychiatry and addiction medicine as well as seminars
and workshops on a wide range of holistic topics to facilitate
self-transformation and continued self-development.
This approach has
been inspired by C.G. Jung's ideas about Individuation, which is the
journey of the limited ego to the Higher Self.
His emphasis in holistic psychiatry
is on Equine-assisted therapy, person-centered psychotherapy and
holistic medication management including aromatherapy.
He views himself as a bridge-builder
between different medical worlds and works closely and respectfully
with a wide range of healers.
He received his B.A. from Princeton
University and his M.D. from the College of Physicians and Surgeons
of Columbia University. He completed his psychiatry residency at the
University of New Mexico.
He has previously served as the
director of the Dual Diagnosis Clinic at University of New Mexico
Psychiatric Center and as the director of the Substance Use Disorders
program at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Albuquerque, NM. He
was invited to be a full member of the Group for the Advancement of
He has a long-standing commitment to
working with the underserved, e.g. working with Na’anizhozhi Center
Inc., a Navajo-tradition based detox and rehab center in Gallup, NM
and providing tele-psychiatry to underserved areas.