Welcome to my website.  I am a psychiatrist and poet, with a practice in the Berkshires since 1983 when I moved here with my family.  Please explore my website to learn more about my psychiatric practice and poetry.

Psychiatry in the Berkshires

If you looking for a psychiatrist and would like to know more about my practice, please click here.

Secret Wounds

Secret Wounds, by Richard M. Berlin


Poetry and Medicine

If you would like to know more about my poetry, and my work to bring doctors closer to patients through creative writing, please click here.

My latest book, Secret Wounds, was selected by USA Book News  2011 Awards as the best poetry book of the year.  Additional  awards include the 2010 John Ciardi Poetry Prize from BkMk Press and  Finalist Awards from the ForeWord Book Review Prize and the Eric Hoffer Award (the winner has not yet been announced).  The poem, “Einstein’s Happiest Moment” has been reprinted by Ted Kooser on americanlifeinpoetry.org and on the Every Day Poems series.  And “Playing in the Band” won the award for best poem in the Cancer Poetry Project2.

Click  here for more photos by  Glenn Losack, who created the cover image for Secret Wounds.  Glenn is photographer, psychiatrist, musician, world traveler and friend.  Many thanks to Glenn for his extraordinary image.