Kim Gaitskill, MD Credentials

Kim Gaitskill, MD Credentials


Kim Gaitskill, MD has been a Board Certified Psychiatrist, Pharmacologist, and Adolescent & Child Psychiatrist and Adult Psychiatrist for 20 years. She helps young children, tweens, teens, college students & young adults and their families, as well as adults of any age, including parents who seek parental guidance.  She has offices in Amherst, MA and Easthampton, MA.


  • State of New York – #60267223
  • State of Massachusetts – #76779
  • 1994 – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Board Certification – #3442
  • 1992 – Adult Psychiatry Board Certification – #036151



  • 1987 – MD; Rush University, Chicago, IL
  • 1979 – BA; Sarah Lawrence College. Bronxville, NY
  • Licentiate at Trinity College of Music; London, England

Advanced Clinical Training

  • Advanced Psychopharmacology for Children and Adolescents
  • Advanced Psychopharmacology for Adults
  • Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice
  • Nutritional Treatments for Adolescents and Young Adults with Psychiatric Illness
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mindfulness Training including Mediation, Relaxation Techniques
  • DBT – Dialectical Behavior Treatment
  • EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Tourette’s Disorder
  • Hypnosis
  • Attachment Theory and Treatment of Attachment Disorders

Clinical & Academic Appointments

  • Psychiatric Consultant Visiting Nurse Service of New York (  VNSNY ) – FRIENDS Clinic for Children and Families, Bronx, NY   (previous)
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA   (previous)
  • Research Assistant at the University of Chicago, Pritzer School of Medicine   (previous)
  • Research Assistant Yale University School of Medicine   (previous)
  • Instructor of Psychoeducation to a Group for the Chronically Mentally Ill   (previous)
  • Coordinator of Pediatric Liaison Services, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA   (previous)
  • Forensic Psychiatric Consultation to Department of Adolescent and Youth Services and Family Courts; Butler and Washington Counties, PA   (previous)
  • Assessment and Treatment of the Sexually Abused in the Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse Clinic; Pittsburgh, PA   (previous)
  • Forensic Psychiatric Consultant and Treatment for Adult Sexual Offenders   (previous)

Hospital Affiliations 

  • Baystate Medical Center, Springfield MA   (current)
  • Mercy Hospital, Springfield MA   (previous)

Trusted University Referral Sources

  • Amherst College
  • Hampshire College
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Smith College
  • Mt Holyoke College


Presentation to parents, mental health professional, teachers, special education departments, legal and judicial professionals, other medical providers and include:

  • ADHD & Grades
  • Summer Camp Anxiety
  • Dating & Relationships
  • Psychopathology in Childhood
  • Introduction to Psychopharmacology
  • Treatment of Depressive and Bipolar Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence
  • Assessment and Treatment of Adult and Adolescent Affective Disorders
  • Conversion Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence
  • Mental Illness in Children and the use of Psychotropic Medication
  • Psychiatry and Intensive Case Management
  • Biopsychosicial Interface for the Treatment Team of the Severely Mentally Ill
  • Neurophysiology of Trauma
  • Impact on Learning, Teaching and Peer Interaction in Children with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry ( AACAP )