MEET The TEAM

Dr. Andrew Pleener

Dr. Andrew Pleener M.D., Psychiatrist

Dr. Pleener is a Board Certified Integrative Psychiatrist who believes that medications are just a “single” tool in an entire tool box to help heal an individual. He works uniquely with each individual to undercover the root cause of their symptoms.

Dr. Pleener has presented abstracts on the effects of weight awareness and weight loss in psychiatric patients to several New York public health symposiums. Additionally, he has been a guest speaker at a variety of , college graduate, medical school and residency programs to discuss the impact of inflammation and inflammatory disorders on mental wellbeing.

Prior to his outpatient work, Dr. Pleener has 4 years of Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) experience, dealing with some of the most severe forms of mental health. He is also certified in TMS therapy. 

He has additional experience with humanitarian efforts. During Hurricane Irma in St. Maarten, Dr. Pleener helped set up and direct a makeshift Psychiatric Trauma center at the American University of the Caribbean. The trauma center served as the main resource of treatment for the local communities of Cupecoy and Maho. The story was featured in Newsday, along with the 2019 September edition of Central Florida Lifestyle magazine. He has since provided numerous grand rounds on disaster psychiatry.

Dr. Pleener is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. He is the founder of Regional Psychiatry and is also the director of the Integrative Psychiatry Division for the #SameHere Global Mental Health Alliance. He completed his Psychiatry training at Richmond University Medical Center, an affiliate of the Mount Sinai Hospital in NY. He is also a proud member of the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. 

Dr. Cathleen Gomez

Dr. Cathleen Gomez M.D., Psychiatrist

Dr. Gomez thinks outside the box when it comes to patient care. Aside from being compassionate and thorough, she also understands the impacts that trauma has on creating not just mental health issues but “physical” health issues as well. She is currently learning the practice of Mindfulness based meditation, and Deep breathing.

Additionally Dr. Gomez has researched, and presented lectures on the effects of ketamine for treatment resistant depression. She has also researched the impacts of adrenal hormones, such as DHEA on mental health. 

Prior to her outpatient work, Dr. Gomez has 4 years of Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) experience.  

Dr. Gomez completed her Psychiatry training at Richmond University Medical Center, an affiliate of the Mount Sinai Hospital in NY. She is also a proud member of the American Psychiatric Association, and the Richmond Medical Society. 

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