Erik Gustke, MD

Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, I graduated from the UNC School of Medicine in 1999. I completed my Psychiatry Residency at Harvard’s Cambridge Hospital in 2003.   After residency I worked at several hospitals in Massachusetts, providing service to inpatient and dual diagnosis populations.  I then returned to North Carolina to pursue my interests of working with young adults and graduate students at Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  I left UNC in 2014 and has been in private practice since.  I live in Chapel Hill with my wife and wonderful daughter.

I like to work closely with patients, to identify their needs and goals, and to explore the ways in which they might achieve them.  I want to help people better understand their own experiences, and better understand the possibilities, and at times challenges, of treatment.  I am always happy to listen to concerns and to answer any questions.  Engaging in treatment is an important decision and one which needs to be a well educated one.


Harvard School of Medicine (Cambridge, MA), Psychiatry Residency
UNC School of Medicine (Chapel Hill, NC), M.D.
Connecticut College (New London, CT), B.A.


UNC Student Health Services CAPS (Chapel Hill, NC) – Psychiatrist
Bay State Hospital (Springfield, MA) – Psychiatrist


American Psychiatric Association (past member)
American Medical Association (past member)
North Carolina Medical License (2004-present)
Massachusetts Medical License (1999-2004)