Dr. Matt Bader, MD

Medical Director

Matt Bader is a board-certified adult psychiatrist with subspecialty training in addiction psychiatry.

Originally from New Jersey, he found a second home in North Carolina during his residency training at Duke University. He spent a year away from the  Tar heel State completing his fellowship training in addictions at the  Medical University of South Carolina in sunny Charleston, SC. He has happily traded coastal living for a return to the Triangle and all the  diversity that it offers!

Given his specialty training, he has a great deal of experience treating a wide range of addictions including alcohol, opiates, marijuana, cocaine, and prescription medications just to name a few. However, he has found that in most individuals struggling with addiction issues, there is often also an ongoing battle against mood issues such as depression or anxiety. Thus, he strives to treat the  client as a “whole” individual rather than focusing on one side of the  addiction versus mood coin. Along those lines, he also has a great deal of experience treating a wide range of mental health problems including depression, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder outside of the  context of addiction.

His goal is to provide compassionate, timely, and evidence-based care so that you can get to feeling better and living the  life that you want to live. His treatment approaches include Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), cognitive behavioral therapy, supportive therapy, and motivational enhancement therapy.


Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC) — Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC) — Psychiatry Residency
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (New Brunswick, NJ) — M.D.
Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) — B.A.