Poinsett Psychiatric Innovations, PA: Cura Personalis
Geoffrey M. Gabriel, MD, FAPA

Geoffrey M. Gabriel, MD, FAPA, received his undergraduate degree from The Catholic University of America with a concentration in Experimental Psychology and Pre-Medical Studies. Following completion of his undergraduate studies, Dr. Gabriel attended the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC from which he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree while also earning a Master of Science degree in Physiology. In 1996, Dr. Gabriel was commissioned as a Captain in the United States Army Medical Corps, and he was assigned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center for further post-graduate education. He completed his Internship in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry followed by the completion of his Residency in Psychiatry in 2000. From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Gabriel was a Fellow in Geriatric Neuropsychiatry at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medicial Center (Naval Hospital Bethesda). Upon completion of Fellowship, Dr. Gabriel was assigned for a four year tour of duty with the 18th Medical Command/United States Forces Korea and was stationed at the 121st Combat Support Hospital in Seoul, Republic of Korea. During his assignment, Dr. Gabriel held various clinical positions including Chief of Inpatient Psychiatry, Chief of Outpatient Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical Director of the Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, and Director of Medical Education for the 18th Medical Command. He resigned his commission in 2005 with the rank of Major.

Dr. Gabriel is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in the following clinical specialties: Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, and Psychosomatic Medicine. He has held Faculty positions at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine/Greenville Hospital System. Dr. Gabriel has published articles in various peer-reviewed journals on topics including psychopharmacology of the medically ill, psychiatric aspects of transplant medicine, psychiatric aspects of hepatitis C viral infection, and psychodynamic aspects of combat associated trauma. He has served on various national committees of the American Psychiatric Association including the Board of Trustees, and he has previously represented the American Psychiatric Association as a delegate to the American Medical Association. In 2012, Dr. Gabriel was elected to Fellowship status by the American Psychiatric Association, and he has previously been listed in the roll of Best Doctors in America and America's Top Psychiatrists in Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Gabriel's clinical interests include psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, PTSD (both civilian and combat related), addiction medicine, anxiety disorders, psychoimmunology, neuropsychiatry including traumatic brain injury, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and the enhancement of individual treatment through the use of tailored communication and patient preferences. 


Kim Bales, MA, CAC-P, earned her undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina – Spartanburg with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She received her master’s degree in Counseling from Webster University. She has a wide range of clinical experience working with both adolescents and adults. Ms. Bales worked for the SC Department of Mental Health as a school-based counselor. She was the lead facilitator of the FAST (Families and Schools Together) program in the Anderson County School District. She also led Violence Prevention groups, crisis intervention, individual and family counseling, and alcohol and drug education groups to middle and high school students. Ms. Bales has extensive experience in variety of treatment settings including child and adolescent services, in-home and family intervention services, adult crisis stabilization, and outpatient mental health treatment. Recognizing the critical need for the simultaneous treatment of both mental health and substance abuse disorders, Ms. Bales transitioned her practice focus to addiction counseling.

Ms. Bales’ clinical interests include mental health and substance abuse education and prevention, psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, anxiety disorders, major depressive disorders, personalized medicine, neuropsychological testing, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and addiction medicine. Ms. Bales is dedicated to the concept of patient-centered care, with the aim to work cooperatively with each individual patient to live a healthier and more productive life.