Dr. James S. Gordon, Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Mind Body Medicine

James S. Gordon, MD, a Harvard educated psychiatrist, is a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. He is the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School. Dr. Gordon served as the first Chairman of the Program Advisory Council to NIH’s Office of Alternative Medicine and as Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy under Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush.

Dr. Gordon has created ground-breaking programs of comprehensive mind-body healing for physicians, medical students, and other health professionals; for people with cancer, depression and other chronic illnesses; and for traumatized children and families in Kosovo, Israel, Gaza, Haiti, post-9/11 New York City and post-Katrina southern Louisiana; and for US Military returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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My deepest desire is to share the life transforming skills and experience of self-care and group support with those in the greatest need …James S. Gordon, MD

Dr. Gordon is the author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey Out of Depression; Comprehensive Cancer Care; Manifesto for a New Medicine; and more than 120 articles in professional journals and mainstream publications, among them the American Journal of Psychiatry, Clinical Psychiatry, The Journal of Traumatic Stress, The American Family Physician, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. His work has been featured on 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Evening News, CNN, and NPR, as well as in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, USA Today, Psychology Today, and People Magazine.

In January 2019, Psychotherapy Networker profiled Dr. Gordon in a piece entitled “Always on Call”. Click here to read.


James Gordon, MD with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala

Gaza isn’t just a physical wreck. The psychological damage is even worse., James S. Gordon, MD, The Washington Post, November 3, 2014

James Gordon, MD with families in Gaza

Still Crying in Gaza’s Wilderness, James S. Gordon, MD, Tikkun, March 12, 2015

James S. Gordon - Practical Approach to PTSD in The Atlantic

A Practical Approach to Military PTSD, James S. Gordon, MD, The Atlantic, December 11, 2012

James Gordon, MD with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala

For Syrian Refugees, A Mental Health Crisis, James S. Gordon, MD, The Atlantic, March 20, 2013

James Gordon, MD with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala

Shaking and Dancing in Dharamsala, James S. Gordon, MD, Psychotherapy Networker, November/December 2013

New York Times - Invitation to a Dialog: Alternative Therapies

Invitation to a Dialog: Alternative Therapies, James S. Gordon, MD, The New York Times, May 13, 2014