Kurt Cousins, MD | Orange County Metro Area

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist

Kurt Cousins, MD, MBA, is a double board-certified psychiatrist, practicing general psychiatry and specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry. He has developed an added specialization in treating adolescent substance use disorders, and through his practice, and is currently board-eligible for certification in addiction medicine.

Kurt holds adjunct faculty teaching positions at The University of Texas at Austin in the Dell Medical School, Department of Psychiatry as a clinical assistant professor, and in the School of Nursing and the College of Liberal Arts, Department of Sociology. In addition, he is an assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine.

Kurt earned his medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, the nation’s top-ranked medical school for primary care (U.S. News & World Report, 2019). He completed his residency training in Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Sheppard Pratt Hospital (#6 in Psychiatry, U.S. News & World Report, 2019), and fellowship training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine, The Menninger Clinic (#5 in Psychiatry), and Texas Children’s Hospital (#4 in Pediatrics). He completed fellowships in psychoanalysis for adults and children separately at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis. Kurt also completed psychodynamic psychotherapy training at the Austin Riggs Center (#10 in Psychiatry). He is certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mentalization-Based Therapy for Adolescents.

Kurt holds an undergraduate degree and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he also served as his undergraduate class president. Prior to becoming a physician, Kurt worked in management consulting, investment banking, and hospital administration at New York–Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University in the Department of Psychiatry (#3 in Psychiatry) where he began clinical and research training in child psychiatry.

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