Ayo Gathing, M.D.

Psychiatrist, Health Media and Relationship Expert, Co-Author of best-selling book 'The Modern Trophy Wife'

Ayo Afejuku Gathing, M.D. is not only a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist; she is a humanitarian, wife, loving family member, and friend to many. Dr. Gathing specializes in building healthy relationships and families, innovative health solutions, and decreasing the stigma of mental illness. As a professor, best-selling author and dynamic speaker she inspires others while imparting her knowledge of medicine with strategies for maintaining wellness. Dr. Gathing brings her expertise in the field of psychiatry to the masses through practical discussions and relatable delivery of subject matter. She brings a psychological perspective to modern concepts such as relationships, parenting, career planning, and use of technology with features in national media including CBS Good Day, HLN Weekend Express, and The Tom Joyner Morning Show. Dr. Gathing is the co-author of bestselling self-help gem The Modern Trophy Wife: How to Achieve Your Life Goals While Thriving at Home and is a regular contributor to national media outlets. Dr. Gathing completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at the Emory University School of Medicine where she received numerous awards and accolades and was nominated as the chief resident after graduating with a medical doctorate from the Morehouse School of Medicine. She also obtained a B.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Applied Biology where she graduated with honors. She sits on the Behavioral Health Advisory Committee for the State of Texas legislature and serves as a Medical Director in healthcare administration where she oversees the appropriate delivery of mental health services to indigent and special needs populations.