Psychology, Behavioral Health
I was born and raised in a rural area and witnessed the deleterious impact of health concerns on underserved rural populations. Thus, my approach to practicing medicine is to do all that is within my power to not only support but improve upon a patient’s state of emotional and behavioral functioning.
Completed predoctoral residency at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Completed postdoctoral fellowship with Minnesota Consortium for Advanced Rural Psychology Training program in Detroit Lakes, where the focus was on training persons to become competent rural clinicians.
Dr. Gatheridge is doctorate-level trained clinical psychologist who specializes in the diagnosis and non-medical treatment of mental health concerns with children and families. Through a variety of techniques including psychological testing, counseling (individual, family or group) and behavioral modification programs, he helps children and families who have emotional, behavioral and cognitive difficulties address their concerns. Conditions often treated include oppositionality, attention deficit problems, depression, anxiety and adjustment disorders as well as addressing adjustment to medical conditions.
While completing his postdoctoral fellowship at the Minnesota Consortium for Advanced Rural Psychology Training (MCARPT) program in Detroit Lakes, Minn., Dr. Gatheridge developed a fondness for rural practice. In addition to his work as a licensed psychologist in and around the Detroit Lakes community, he remains involved in the MCARPT program as a clinical supervisor.
Dr. Gatheridge routinely participates in outdoor sporting activities ranging from hunting to pond hockey. He also enjoys music, movies and spending time with family and friends.