Dr. Phil Botkiss
Philip Botkiss, M.D. completed his undergraduate work in biology (1981) at Rice University in Houston, Texas and earned his medical degree (1985) at University of Texas Medical School of Houston. Following an internship in Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas, he completed a residency in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. During his last year of residency, he served as the Senior Resident in the Regional Burn Center at University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Botkiss is a board certified Clinical Psychiatrist who has been in private practice in San Diego for over 20 years. He was a clinical director at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital for many years and previously served as a clinical instructor associated with the University of California, San Diego. He recently obtained board certification in Addiction Medicine and has sub specialized in treating patients with substance abuse both within inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. He particularly enjoys treating patients with “dual diagnosis” and recognizes the need to treat underlying depression and anxiety in patients with substance use disorders. He was one of the first psychiatrists to adopt TMS as an alternative treatment for depression and has served as the Medical Director of the Botkiss Center for TMS therapy since its opening almost 10 years ago. He is also the cofounder of the West Coast Ketamine Center which offers intravenous ketamine as a cutting edge treatment for severe depression. He’s excited about becoming the Medical Director of the Botkiss Center for Recovery and looks forward to working with his partner, Dr. Matthew Bruhin who has extensive experience in the substance abuse field.
Dr. Matthew Bruhin
Matthew Bruhin, Ph.D., LMFT is a Psychotherapist and Addiction Specialist, as well as an entrepreneur and educator. He is a State of California and State of Wyoming, Board Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, as well as an Addiction Specialist, registered by the Breining Institute. Dr. Bruhin earned his Doctorate in Addiction Psychology, holds his Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, and also a Bachelors degree in Psychology, with a Minor in Addictive Disorders.
Dr. Bruhin is executive clinical director of The Botkiss Center for Recovery, a comprehensive IOP that utlizes medication assisted treament (MAT) and evidence based psychological treatment models. He is also CEO of Apex Recovery and President of Matthew Bruhin & Associates, where he is the lead Psychotherapist & Addiction Specialist in a private practce that employs both licensed and intern clinicians. In his practice, he regularly performs clinical evaluations and provides expert testimony in criminal, civil, and family court cases. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor at NYU, where he teaches at the Steinhardt graduate program in Applied Psychology. He also regularly appears on network television as a leader in the addiction field and also speaks and trains at both public and professional events.
Dr. Bruhin has worked in the San Diego mental health field for over 15 years, building successful health care businesses. He works with a diverse population of professionals and clientele. He specializes in the treatment of addictions and has specialized experience and clinical training in the treatment of prescription addiction, sexual addiction, and gambling addiction. He works with many individuals and families ranging from the chronic mentally ill; to high level professionals, executives, and media personalities. He has developed his own specialized and effective techniques for the treatment of addiction and chemical dependency. He is currently working on several start ups and plans on improving both the clinical application and reputation of the addiction treatment industry.