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About Kathy J. Russeth, MD

Kathy J Russeth, MD - Integrative Psychiatrist

I'm delighted to have the opportunity to share a little about myself and the unique approach I bring to the field of psychiatry. As a board-certified psychiatrist in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, I have dedicated my career to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to individuals of all ages. But what sets me apart goes beyond my clinical expertise.


My journey into mental health treatment was inspired by a deep personal understanding of the human experience. Early on, I discovered the transformative power of education and the potential to make a difference in people's lives through compassionate care. 

I am driven by a belief that things can be different and a desire to help others find their own path to healing and transformation.


My unique background and diverse clinical training have shaped me into the physician and healer I am today. With experience in various settings, including psychiatric inpatient, day treatment, outpatient, private, and academic environments, I have a comprehensive understanding of the complexities that surround mental health. 


From rural to urban communities, I have had the privilege of working with diverse populations, understanding the similarities and differences in their needs and tailoring my approach accordingly.


But I am not just a "provider or clinician." I am a compassionate and dedicated individual who genuinely cares about the well-being of my patients. Those close to me describe me as energetic, inquisitive, and creative—a problem-solver, always seeking new perspectives and solutions. I am always learning new things, love reading, creating, traveling, and being outdoors, and feeling connected to nature and the natural world. I have been a dedicated daily meditation practitioner for over 15 years. 


I believe in the power of connection and strive to create a supportive environment where individuals feel safe to share their stories and be heard.


My goal is to be your guide and partner on this journey towards healing and self-discovery. 


As we embark on this journey together, you can trust that I will bring my whole self to our work. I understand that seeking help for mental health concerns can be daunting, but breaking through that barrier can lead to profound transformation and growth. 


If you think we may be a good fit to work together, please reach out to schedule your free consultation call here. I look forward to the opportunity to support you or your loved one on the path to healing, growth, and a brighter future.


Dr. Russeth received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She went on to complete her General Adult Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescdent Psychiatry Fellowship training at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Affiliated Hospitals.

She has had extensive training in various therapeutic modalities and is experienced in psychiatric inpatient, day treatment, outpatient, private, and academic settings


The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional accreditors of degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the United States, as well as the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME), which is the accrediting body for all U.S. allopathic (MD-granting) medical schools.

The Medical College of Wisconsin and Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH) residency programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). All MCWAH fellowships are accredited by the ACGME with many other non-MCWAH fellowships accredited by the appropriate specialty society.


Licenced to practice medicine in the state of Wisconsin 

Board Certification

Dual Board Certification in General Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. 

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Wisconsin Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 

American Psychiatric Association

Wisconsin Psychiatric Association

American Medical Association

Wisconsin Medical Society

Dane County Medical Society

Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Association

Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine

Volunteer Roles, Teaching and Affiliations

Wisconsin Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Secretary 

Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, Councilor-at-Large

Dane County Medical Society, Councilor-at-Large

Medical College of Wisconsin: Volunteer Clinical Faculty 2011-13, 2018-19, Assistant Professor 2013-18, Adjunct Clinical Faculty 2019-24

University of Wisconsin, Volunteer Clinical Faculty 2024-26

My Center

Life is a journey of continuous learning, exploration, and balance. Just as in my professional life, where I strive to help individuals find their center, I believe that nurturing one's passions and interests outside of work is equally crucial. My love for learning has led me to delve into various languages, arts, crafts, and music, providing a rich tapestry of experiences. I find solace in the great outdoors, from walks and hikes, to getting my hands dirty in the garden, to sitting and listening to the birds or feeling the breeze - all these connect me with nature's serenity. Photography, too, allows me to capture the beauty and wonder of the world around us.

Amidst these personal pursuits, there's also a profound appreciation for family - both the bonds of blood and the families we create. Balancing time spent on personal interests and with loved ones, whether by birth or by choice, has shown me that true equilibrium encompasses both.


In my work, this insight is pivotal, for I understand that helping families find their balance is as important as nurturing individual well-being. I have walked the winding paths of lifes transitions, and I recognize the challenges they can present. This understanding coes from not only my professional expertise but my own journey, where I've encountered life's complexities and emerged with a deeper understanding of the human experience. 


True balance often emerges from the holistic nourishment of the mind, body, and soul. It involves a deep recognition of the interconnectedness between individuals and the communities and systems that surround us. When we feed our minds with knowledge, our bodies with care, and our souls with purpose, we become better equipped to navigate the intricate web of relationships and structures in our lives. This understanding forms the foundation of my approach, not only in nurturing individual well-being but also in recognizing the significance of the broader context that shapes our experiences and mental health.

"Harmony blooms when we nurture our passions and honor our roots."

About Centered Psychiatry 

Kathy Russeth, MD Psychiatrist Madison WI

Centered Psychiatry™ reflects the core philosophy of my practice. 


The term "centered" embodies the idea of balance and equilibrium, which is central to mental well-being. It signifies a holistic approach, acknowledging the connection between the mind and body. 


Centered Psychiatry™ represents a patient-centered, personalized approach to care, where individuals are at the heart of their treatment, and their unique needs and preferences guide the process. 


This name also signifies a commitment to collaboration, both within a family unit and with other healthcare providers, or other systems such as schools, ensuring comprehensive and coordinated care. 


Overall, Centered Psychiatry™ captures the essence of a practice dedicated to restoring and maintaining inner balance, emotional well-being, and overall equilibrium for individuals and families.

Vision for Child Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry


Empowering Change, Enriching Lives


My mission is to provide you with compassionate and personalized mental health care that fosters growth, well-being, and transformation. With a focus on treating you as a whole person and tailoring my approach to your unique needs, I am dedicated to guiding you through challenges and helping you discover your inner strength to achieve positive change. As a board-certified child and adolescent and general adult psychiatrist, I bring diverse expertise to create a supportive and nurturing environment where you can take the first step towards a brighter future.


Nurturing Wellness, Inspiring Potential


My vision is to be your beacon of hope and empowerment in your mental health journey. I envision a future where you, as an individual, parent, or family, have the tools and unwavering support to overcome challenges, unlock your inner potential, and lead a fulfilling life. Through my compassionate guidance, personalized treatment plans, and a holistic approach, I am committed to creating a world where mental well-being takes precedence, stigma is dismantled, and your path towards growth and transformation is embraced and celebrated.

Mission for Child Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry
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