Gregory Kolden, PhD

  • Psychology


Gregory Kolden, PhD, is a UW Health psychologist who provides individual psychotherapy for adults and seniors with a broad range of mental health conditions. His areas of interest include mood disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, adjustment disorders, relationship stress and mental strain with co-existing medical conditions.

Gregory uses an integrative therapy approach that aims to meet patients where they are to support their psychological, emotional and physical well-being. He treats the full spectrum of mental health conditions using a variety of techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal and social rhythm therapy and psychodynamic therapy.

Gregory believes that an empathic, affirming and genuine patient-provider relationship is the foundation of compassionate and effective care. He wants people to know that wherever they are on their journey in life, they are welcome in his office.

In addition to this clinical practice, Gregory is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

In his free time, Gregory enjoys biking, grilling, reading and spending time with his dogs.

Mental health care is personal for me because my own family is challenged by mental health conditions.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Areas of expertise

  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Performing Arts Medicine - Integrative Health
  • Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Psychotherapy