Gail Barker


Office Address: 3001 Highland Ave., Suite D, Cincinnati Ohio 45219

Phone: 513-961-8830

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Gail Barker is a Cincinnati resident who attended Xavier University and the University Of Cincinnati 
College Of Medicine for both her Medical Education and Psychiatry residency. Early in her career she
was on the University of Cincinnati Faculty full time where she served as an Attending/Director of the
Psychiatric Emergency Services and in several community mental health settings. She also coordinated
areas of the residency curriculum in these areas.  She has been in the full time private practice of Adult
Psychiatry for more than 30 years during which time she has continued to train and grow. Subsequent
trainings include Systems Training in Family Therapy, Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy,
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming), Psychoanalytic Training (completed in 2004),
and most recently Certification in Integrative Medicine.  These experiences and different viewpoints have
allowed her to integrate her thinking and use that which is most helpful to a patient in the moment in an
active, collaborative, interpersonal style of therapy. As Volunteer Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry,
she has continued to be associated with the University of Cincinnati as a supervisor of Psychiatry Residents
and moderator of their Third year Psychotherapy Case Conference at a time that they are developing their
identities and skills in psychotherapy.  Most of her teaching at CPI has been in the area of relational
psychotherapy and the use of transference.  Her major clinical interests include working with physicians,
therapists, leaders, and care givers of all kinds who experience strain and trauma in their roles. She has
extensive experience dealing with sexual trauma.