Dr. Gillean is a Board Certified adult psychiatrist with a breadth of clinical and research experience, including a background in various forms of psychotherapy. His areas of expertise include mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and schizophrenia.
Hailing from a long line of physicians, Dr. Gillean was drawn to psychology early on by the writings of the early psychodynamic theorists Jung and Erickson. He also appreciated the opportunity to form strong working relationships with patients and the great potential that discipline provides for healing the whole person. Dr. Gillean decided to pursue a career in psychiatry to offer patients the full range of treatment options, including pharmacological and advanced non-invasive therapies, as well as participate in the many research opportunities in this still-burgeoning field.
Dr. Gillean works openly and collaboratively with each patient to develop a treatment plan that facilitates the recovery and attainment of his or her goals. His training was founded on the recovery model, which empowers patients to make educated decisions about their treatment with the guidance of an experienced clinician.Dr. Gillean guides his patients through the treatment of illness and maintenance of wellness with a combination of excellent psychiatric treatment, a healthy diet, exercise, and good self-care.
When he’s not seeing patients, you can find Dr. Gillean rock climbing, hiking, skiing, and visiting art museums. Most recently, he’s been learning to surf.
Born and raised in Arkansas, Dr. Gillean received his medical training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and pursued training in general adult psychiatry at Hahnemann University Hospital in affiliation with Drexel University College of Medicine.
During his residency, Dr. Gillean was exposed to a wide variety of treatment modalities including psychopharmacology, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, group therapy, and ECT, which he has found invaluable in treating the variety of issues with which his patients present.
Dr. Gillean served as chief resident, lectured, served on healthcare improvement committees and published research. He also earned a number of honors for his work, including the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching and the Department of Psychiatry Overall Excellence Award.
After graduation, Dr. Gillean worked in community mental health settings, treating a wide range of conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders.
Dr. Gillean seeks to provide the most effective, minimally intrusive therapies for his patients. With this in mind, he pursued training in TMS under the guidance and mentorship of Dr. Richard Bermudes, and joined the practice in 2016.
Gillean, J. and Ries, R. (2015) “Should the use of ‘endorse’ be endorsed in writing in psychiatry?” Current Psychiatry 2015 January; 14(1):e1-e3.
Josiassen, R., Filmyer, D., Gillean, J., and Shaughnessy, R. (2013) “Vaptans are Effective in Treating Hyponatremia in Psychotic Patients: But When and How Should They Be Used?” The Primary Care Companion, December 26, 2013.