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Psychiatrist Elm Grove

"I'm passionate about helping others. I was raised in a family of healthcare professionals. Working in healthcare and helping others is all I know."

The Best Psychiatric Care in Wisconsin

Board-certified psychiatric provider Brian McAvoy is PMHNP-BC, APRN ANCC board-certified. His scope of practice includes psychiatric evaluations, diagnosing mental health disorders, prescribing medications, medication management, intensive outpatient programs (IOP), and performing psychotherapy sessions for adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families. After graduating from the prestigious University of Texas at Austin, he decided to return to Wisconsin to serve his native state and, subsequently, founded Elmbrook Psychiatry in his hometown of Elm Grove, Wisconsin.


He is experienced with diagnosing and treating depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder. His psychiatric experience includes seeing patients in outpatient clinics, intensive outpatient programs (IOP), private practices, skilled nursing facilities, and home healthcare. He is well versed in trauma-informed care, holding a certification in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) from the Medical University of South Carolina and mentalization-based treatment (MBT) for personality disorders from Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. He has advanced training in psychopharmacotherapy from the Neuroscience Education Institute. He also holds multiple nonclinical degrees, including Political Science, Law Studies, and History, and an Honors College certificate from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, where he graduated summa cum laude, served as a senator in the Honors College Student Association and was elected into Phi Beta Kappa.


As your psychiatric provider, he will use his expertise to provide the best treatment plan for your unique needs. Together you will address all of your mental health concerns and improve your quality of life. You may book an in-person office visit or virtual telepsychiatry appointment with Brian McAvoy today. 

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