Dr. Dale Archer is a Medical Doctor, board certified Psychiatrist and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a Tulane Scholar
and Phi Beta Kappa, he received his BA in Philosophy with honors, and continued
at Tulane where he received his M.D. from the School of Medicine. Dr. Archer
attended The University of Texas for his internship in Internal Medicine and
while there found his calling and completed his Residency in Psychiatry.
In 1988, he founded
The Institute for Neuropsychiatry in Lake Charles, Louisiana, a clinic which
now staffs 6 psychiatrists and multiple psychologists, therapists and nurse
practitioners, who all treat a wide variety of mental health issues.
He has had a private psychiatric
practice for twenty-five years, served as the medical director at various
times for adolescent, adult and geriatric inpatient units, worked as a prison
psychiatrist, served as an expert witness in many criminal court cases and was
the corporate medical director for a nationwide 23-facility addiction treatment group.
He is now the Medical Director for
psychiatric services at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital and is the psychiatric
consultant for the SW Louisiana Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) program
which trains police officers in how to recognize and deal with mental illness.
Recently he was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Louisiana Medical
In addition to psychiatry he is a serial entrepreneur and has founded and run several businesses from
medical to diamonds to real estate to venture capital. He currently is the CEO
of the Institute for Neuropsychiatry, the president of Archgem and the managing
partner of Archera Venture Capital.
Dr. Archer is a media veteran with over two decades of
experience. He has
had three successful radio shows and a regional and internet based TV talk show, "The Dr. Dale Archer Show". He has appeared on most
of the top national news shows talking about various psychological issues
related to current events, business, behavioral economics, politics and more.
Dr. Archer has authored several articles, as well as the book Chemical
Imbalance Depression. He
currently writes "Taking Charge”, an advice column now syndicated
nationally in numerous magazines and newspapers. His new book, a NY Times Best
Seller Better Than Normal: How What Makes You Different Can Make You Exceptional (Random
House), has redefined the perception of what REALLY constitutes a mental illness.
He lives in Lake Charles, Louisiana and is a regular blogger for Psychology today,
FOX News and Forbes. He
is currently working on his next book.