|About the Author
Barry Grosskopf, M.D.
Over the past three decades Barry Grosskopf, M.D. has helped treat thousands of patients for mental health issues. He details his unique approach in his current book, Hidden in Plain Sight: Getting to the Bottom of Puzzling Emotions.
Dr. Grosskopf, a psychiatrist active in community medicine with difficult-to-treat patients, the underprivileged, and the underserved, is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
He has held numerous positions, including:
- County public health officer
- Founder of a community clinic
- Creator of an outreach program at a local jail
- Helped establish a migrant worker clinic
- Psychiatric consultant at a corrections facility
- Supervising psychiatrist for a treatment program
- Medical director for a mental health center
- Private practice for 24 years
He is licensed by the state of Washington and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Grosskopf is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, Washington State Psychiatric Association, and the Washington Association for Community Psychiatrists.
Dr. Grosskopf earned a BS at the University of Florida, then attended the University of Miami School of Medicine, and completed his psychiatric residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine, in Seattle. He also served two years in the National Health Service Corps.
His numerous lectures and workshops include the topic “Healing The Generations,” discussing multigenerational trauma and chronic mental illness. He’s also appeared on local radio interviews, including KIRO in Seattle and National Public Radio. He’s spoken to former FBI agents, Seattle’s Dept. of Human Services, U.S. Senate Subcommittee, hospitals, colleges, clinics, and educators.
Dr. Grosskopf has also won numerous awards, such as the Pioneer Award, from the National Health Services Corps. His numerous chairman appointments include the Washington Society of Community Psychiatrists.
He resides with his wife on Vashon Island in Washington