I am a psychiatrist/psychotherapist providing timely, compassionate, comprehensive and confidential mental health treatment. I've been fortunate to have helped hundreds of people in Kentucky for over 15 years as they've struggled with all kinds of emotional and psychological issues. These have ranged from depression to dementia, bipolar disorder to schizophrenia and addiction to anxiety, to name a few. I've also helped people struggling with life's many questions that had left them feeling incapacitated, anxious & distraught.
I offer services that are evidence-based, balanced and holistic providing psychotherapy, guidance, support and if necessary medications. My aim is to help you with a personalized treatment plan that you are in control of and completely comfortable with. Most people find it difficult to make it to doctor's appointments during regular business hours. I'm available evenings and weekends so that your personal schedule is not disrupted.
Dr. Cletus Carvalho has lived in Lexington since 2005 and in Kentucky since 1999. He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky and also Psychiatrist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
After completing medical school at the J.L.N. Medical College in India, Dr. Carvalho completed his 4 year residency in Psychiatry at St. Vincent's Hospital & Medical Center of New York in Manhattan, New York. He was Chief Resident at that program during his final year of residency. He then completed an additional year of residency training in Geriatric Psychiatry at Columbia University in New York.
Since completing his training Dr. Carvalho has obtained and maintained board certification in Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He is also the recipient of numerous regional and national teaching awards. He has been at the University of Kentucky since 2005 and until July 2015 held many leadership positions within the Department of Psychiatry including Psychiatry Residency Program Director (2008-2015), Adult Psychiatry Inpatient Unit Medical Director (2005-2014) and Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs (2014-2015). Dr. Carvalho continues to work at UK in his outpatient practice and also does evaluations of patients getting ready to undergo kidney, liver, heart and lung transplantation. He has been at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center since July 2015 where he maintains another active outpatient practice serving veterans.