Meet Dr. Grunschel


Beth Grunschel Is Proudly Offering In-Person And Online Therapy In New Haven, Westport And Norwalk, Serving Out Of Fairfield, CT


I am a Yale-trained Psychiatrist double-boarded in Adult and Addiction Psychiatry as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Yale School of Medicine. Prior to attending Jefferson Medical School, I received an ScB and then ScM in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University. Notable clinical background includes work at Yale Student Mental Health, providing psychiatric care to undergraduate and graduate students. While there, I served as the Coordinator for Substance Use Treatment, providing outreach and intervention for students identified with needs for substance use treatment. Additionally, I have worked at Connecticut Mental Health Center, a state mental health facility, as well as having spent about a decade caring for Veterans in the VA-Connecticut Healthcare System.

While serving as Chief Resident of Education during Yale Psychiatry Residency, and while employed as Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and Yale School of Nursing, I served in several leadership and educator positions. Notably, as Co-chair of the Pain Curriculum Committee at YSM, I collaborated with specialists from primary care, neurology, anesthesiology, health psychology, etc. to develop strong medical education in biopsychosocial approaches to the management of chronic pain. I have taken great pleasure in supervising medical students and psychiatric residents in developing their clinical skills, guiding the development of their bedside manner, interviewing techniques and approach. I continue to supervise psychodynamic psychotherapy in the Psychiatry Residency at Yale. 

Education & Training

Addiction Psychiatry FellowYale School of Medicine 
ResidentYale School of Medicine
Chief Resident of EducationYale School of Medicine 
Chief Resident, Inpatient PsychiatryVA-Connecticut Healthcare System 
MDJefferson Medical College 
ScMBrown University – Biomedical Engineering
ScB Brown University – Biomedical Engineering

Selected Bibliography

Published Scholarship in Psychiatry

  1. Niciu MJ, Grunschel BD, Corlett PR, Pittenger C, Bloch MH. Two cases of delayed-onset suicidal ideation, dysphoria and anxiety after ketamine infusion in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and a history of major depressive disorder. Journal of Psychopharmacology (Oxford, England). Jul 2013;27(7):651-654.
  2. Wasser T, Grunschel BD. A Novel Approach to Morbidity and Mortality Analysis in Psychiatry Residency. Psychiatric Times. July 16, 2014.
  3. Wasser T, Grunschel, BD, et al. Transforming Systems of Care Through a Novel Resident-Led Approach to Morbidity and Mortality Conferences. Academic Psychiatry. Dec 2016; 40(6): 893–897.
  4. Cummings EC, van Schalkwyk GI, Grunschel BD, Snyder MK, Davidson L. Self-efficacy and paradoxical dependence in chronic back pain: A qualitative analysis. Chronic Illn. Dec 2017;13(4):251-261.
  5. Horien, C., Athar, W., Grossetta Nardini, H.K., Grunschel BD. Substance Use in Medical Trainees: Current Problems and Future Directions. Academic Psychiatry. Mar 2018; 42(6):438-439.

Scholarship in Press

  1. Grunschel BDG, Capurso N, Geha P, Edmond S, Kerns RD. “The Biopsychosocial Model Applied to Chronic Pain.” Behavioral and Social Science in Medicine: Principles and Practice of Biopsychosocial Care. Edited by Waldstein S, Muldoon M, Novack D, Ochitill H, Cole S. Springer (Publication Anticipated March 2024)

Poster Presentations

  1. Grunschel BDG, Lemay M, Wandner L, Butner J, Becker W. Merging Clerkships – Successful Interprofessional Medical Education on a Non-Pharmacological Intervention for Chronic Pain. Poster Presented at: Yale School of Medicine: Medical Education Day. 2015 May 21; New Haven, CT.
  2. Edens EL, Grunschel BDG, Gafni I, Feuhrlein B, Encandela J. Pain and Addiction Education: A Comparative Survey of Fellowship Directors in Pain Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry. Poster Presented at: Yale School of Medicine: Medical Education Day. 2014 Jun 3; New Haven, CT.

  3. Grunschel BDG, Wasser T, Trevisan L. M&M for Psychiatrists? A Mental Health System Improvement Series (MHSIS). Poster Presented at: Yale School of Medicine: Medical Education Day. 2014 Jun 3; New Haven, CT.

  4. Edens EL, Gafni I, Grunschel BDG, Savage S, Encandela J. Addiction and Chronic Pain: How should we be training Addiction Psychiatrists? Poster Presented at: American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry: 25th Annual Meeting and Symposium. 2014 Dec 6; Aventura, FL



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    Fairfield, CT 06824


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