Craig Chepke, MD, FAPA

Craig Chepke, MD, FAPA

Dr. Chepke grew up in Charlotte, NC, and attended Duke University for his undergraduate studies, with a major in chemistry. He went to the NYU School of Medicine and returned to Duke for his psychiatric training. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. His professional career has included work in hospital-based adult outpatient clinics, inpatient adult, and medical-psychiatry inpatient units, and has served as medical director of a geriatric psychiatry unit, and of a Substance Abuse IOP. He founded his private practice, Excel Psychiatric Associates, with his wife Tiffany Chepke, LCSW in 2013 in Kannapolis, NC, and moved the practice to Huntersville, NC in June 2017. Dr. Chepke also currently serves as medical director for a level 3 residential treatment facility for adolescent males. He is deeply interested in psychopharmacology, and enjoys employing cutting edge medications such as VMAT2 inhibitors and serotonin inverse agonists, but also older, underutilized treatments such as MAOIs, lithium and clozapine, and is a member of the CLOSZE Panel (Clozapine in Schizophrenia Experts). He also believes in strong emphasis in engaging his patients in psychotherapy and encouraging physical health and wellness. He sees patients in his office practice from 18 years old through the geriatric population in all diagnostic categories, but has particular interests in the overlap of psychiatric conditions with neuromuscular disorders (Tardive Dyskinesia, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, etc.), as well as treatment-resistant and severe persistent mental illness.

Tiffany Chepke, LCSW.

Tiffany Chepke, LCSW.

Using a holistic approach, I work with individuals who want to achieve lasting change. I earned a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a graduate certificate in Gerontology.

I have over 10 years of experience and the way I view/practice therapy is heavily informed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy, and the understanding of a person centered environment. Using a systems approach to resolve life issues, I help you to facilitate the changes in your life that you wish to occur.

Counseling is provided in a confidential, caring atmosphere with attention to each client's culture and values. I see myself as a collaborator and believe clients are the experts on their own lives. I help them explore their inner world and discover their authentic, peaceful, happy selves.

To schedule an appointment, please email me directly at info@excelpsychiatric.com.