Dr. Erich Goetzel, MD

Dr. Erich Goetzel, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Erich Goetzel, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Arlington, MA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Medizinische Universitat Wien in 1993 and specializes in psychiatry, integrative medicine, and more.

366 Massachusetts Ave Ste 103

Arlington, MA 02474

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Psychiatric Diseases
more than 41% of peers
Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
more than 21% of peers
more than 18% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Goetzel "At MyHealth101, we aim to set new standards in individualized & integrative health care, using Functional Medicine, Acupuncture & Integrative Psychiatry.    Are you looking for an opportunity to improve your emotional health together with your general health?   What if you could understand how your physical and emotional symptoms are connected and learn what to do about it?   What if healing was not just taking medications, but also an opportunity to understand your body’s very own way of dealing with past experiences and your current environment?   Are you tired of feeling fatigued, drained, anxious, irritable, sad or simply stressed out all too often? Are you suffering from brain-fog, concentration problems, weight gain, insomnia or performance anxiety? Do you have a relative suffering from mood problems, Alzheimer’s or Diabetes? Are your allergies, pains, headaches or gastrointestinal problems getting worst every year? Are you wondering about the effects of Menopause or Andropause and weather you would benefit from Bioidentical Hormones?    If you are ready to embark on a journey to find out more about your mind & body’s very own way of dealing with your current environment and personal experiences, Functional Medicine, Acupuncture & Integrative Psychiatry may be the right place for you.   Chronic physical symptoms or just difficulties with losing weight are all connected with emotional states. As such they become part of how we deal with our modern world challenges. Some of these body & mind symptoms might have been with you since childhood. Others might have developed much later in life. Together they are continuously shaping the way you deal with situations in your life, including ongoing stressors and past experiences, conscious and unconscious ones. Our unique body and mind system constantly reacts to the foods we eat, the people we meet and the many themes that move us.  Medical Symptoms don’t just occur in a vacuum by themselves. Physical and Emotional Symptoms often have a common rout cause.  As Functional Medicine Practitioners, we encourage our clients to start their journey of discovering how many of their long standing and more recent complaints might be connected and can be addressed.   MyHealth101 LLC is a unique Functional and Integrative Medicine Practice. Our treatment principles are based on the principles of Functional Medicine & Acupuncture:   A Patient Centered versus a Disease Centered approach. Identifying root causes of health complains & personal disease tendencies by addressing Biochemical Individuality & Factors based on a client’s genetic and environmental uniqueness. Helping our clients to discover their existing dynamic balance of internal and external factors contributing to symptoms and health concerns.  Help clients with understanding the web like interconnections of their individual physiological factors & processes. Adopting a new concept in health care in which health is understood as  “positive vitality” not merely the absence of disease. Ensuring health-span rather than just life-span in promoting & maintaining  organ-reserve.   Clearing blocks to healing and re-establishing an individual’s self healing capacity.  Balancing the Body and Mind together Prevention and Health Maintenance Strategies    Erich Goetzel was born and raised in Vienna, Austria. He worked as a licensed family physician in Vienna before moving to New York City. In 1997, he started a second residency training in Psychiatry and Interpersonal Psychoanalysis at Einstein's Montefiore Medical Ctr. and at the William Alanson White Institute.   After working at Bellevue Hospital as a Consultation Liaison Psychiatrist, including during the events of 9/11, he moved to Boston to work for the first Department of Mental Health-funded PACT Programs (Progressive Assertive Community Treatment). In this function, he has served the severely mentally ill patient population of Massachusetts for over 10 years. During this time, he has led multiple outreach & community treatment efforts. In 2010 he was appointed Medical Director of Eliot Human Services, INC.   Since 2009, Dr. Goetzel has worked to incorporate Acupuncture, Functional and Life Style Medicine into the treatments of psychiatric disorders. In spring 2011, he graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA). In fall of the same year, he founded the MyHealth101 LLC, Integrative Psychiatry & Acupuncture initiative.   In 2013, Dr. Goetzel was among the first officially recognized pioneers and graduates of the Institute for Functional Medicine Certification Program. "
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3  Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Goetzel does not have any board certifications listed.

19  Conditions Treated

4  Procedures

  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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  • Medizinische Universitat Wien
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • A Einstein College M Yeshiva University
    Residency Hospital | Completed

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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I would not recommend Dr. Goetzel to my friends mostly because of the problems with communication. There seems to be a miscommunication between Dr. Goetzel and Hannah his assistant where the information seems to get lost between them. When you have a question, you have to work with Hannah and the...Read More
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