Dr. Michael Binder is an adult and adolescent psychiatrist who has been in practice for over twenty-five years. He is a graduate of UCLA and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and is the former Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Dr. Binder is an innovative clinician who has spent most of his professional career in direct patient care. Drawing from over 75,000 hours of clinical experience together with decades of research into the cause of mental illness, Dr. Binder published the first comprehensive neurophysiological hypothesis of psychiatric disorders and perfected a treatment technique that catapulted his success rate in thousands of patients from 60% to over 90%.

As a general adult and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr. Binder is experienced in treating bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, panic disorder, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, tick disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. He is equally experienced in the use of psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. In those patients who are likely to benefit from a combination of medication and psychotherapy, Dr. Binder diagnoses and corrects abnormalities in brain function first, then combines it with psychotherapy as needed in an effort to address the whole person.

In 2012 Dr. Binder established the Binder Foundation. The Binder Foundation is dedicated to the enhancement of human life through research and education aimed at removing physical, emotional, and psychological barriers to personal fulfillment. The foundation seeks to combine spiritual principles with medical science to bring healing to mind, body, and spirit.


“Dr. Michael Binder is a gift from GOD  to our planet.  He is the most brilliant, caring, loving man one could ever talk with.  He listens, he understands, he cares, he loves, he relates, he fixes, he goes the extra mile and he makes you feel like you are the most important human being in his life at the time you are speaking with him.  He has saved our family on many occasions.  We have referred him, we have enjoyed him, we are grateful for him.  We love him.  He has ideas that are above and beyond that of medicine.  Ideas that work.  He is a scientist in his own right.  He is a leader, a christian, a vessel from the ultimate doctor and creator.  He is –simply the BEST. ”    

“For the last seven years, my son has suffered with a mood disorder, ADD, and substance abuse. During that time, he was treated by several doctors, was on over a dozen different medications, was hospitalized three times, and was in rehab four times with no hope in sight. THEN WE FOUND DR. BINDER. He listened carefully and with compassion to my son’s history and symptoms, understood immediately what the problem was, explained things clearly, diagnosed him properly, and put him on the appropriate medication. Within a few months, my son’s transformation has been dramatic and amazing. He is now happy, productive, and abstinent from drugs and alcohol. Dr. Binder has been a Godsend to my son and our family. I truly believe he has saved my son’s life.”  

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