Jack L. Koch Jr., M.D.

Child, Adolescent, & Adult Psychiatry

Dr. Koch obtained both his undergraduate degree at the University of South Alabama, obtained his medical degree at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, completed his Internship and Residency in General Psychiatry at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and completed his Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. During his last year at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, he served as Chief Fellow for the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Koch is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology both in Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has served as an Associate and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University, has served as the Assistant Residency Training Director for the Department of Psychiatry, and co-lead a year-long course in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other impulse control disorders for the Vanderbilt Child & Adolescent Psychiatry fellows. He was a founding member of the Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee (E.D.C.T.) (now known as Renewed) and served as a board member for the first seven years of the organization’s existence. His areas of interest include Eating Disorders, ADHD, Mood Disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

In addition to his outpatient private practice, Dr. Koch is the treating psychiatrist at Rosewood Youth Academy, Walnut Youth Academy, & Bledsoe Youth Academy - Youth Opportunity Investment facilities. Dr. Koch also provides expert testimony for Keystone Peer Review Organization, Inc. He has also previously served as the treating psychiatrist at multiple jails and prisons, both for adults and adolescents, as well as at multiple community mental health centers.

Dr. Koch's treatment approach is primarily psychodynamic/interpersonal and psychoeducational utilizing biological, psychological, family, and social perspectives to help evaluate and understand his patients’ struggles. Over the course of his career, Dr. Koch has provided care in almost every type of mental health environment, including a private outpatient office, at the inpatient hospitalization, emergency room consultations, juvenile detention centers (jails), youth detention centers (prisons), residential treatment centers for adolescents, adult jails, adult prisons, and independent medical necessity reviews and expert testimony.

The services offered in Dr. Koch's clinical practice include individual psychotherapy, family systems work, and outpatient medication management. He offers medication management on its own (when appropriate), concurrently with individual therapy and/or family systems work, or in collaboration with another therapist. Dr. Koch finds medications to be more of a 'tool' rather than a 'solution' for most conditions and believe they can often help facilitate the work of psychotherapy.

He is comfortable working with individuals experiencing loss and grief, struggles with lifestyles and careers, problems with sense of self and self-esteem, recurrent struggles finding/developing health and satisfying relationships, issues with anxiety and depression, and with the multitude of problems young people face today. Dr. Koch has specialized training and expertise in working with children and adolescents and the issues they face throughout the course of their development. He also treats individuals with mild to severe depression, bipolar disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and panic disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and other problems often benefitting from psychopharmacological intervention. He is available for consultation to help you determine what type(s) of treatment may best meet your needs, and if he is not able to provide that treatment, can assist in referring to appropriate providers.

Dr. Koch is not a participating provider for any insurance network at this time. While some insurance policies may reimburse some percentage of the cost for out-of-network providers, he is not able to file claims with your managed care organization. Upon request, he is able to provide statements of service which contain much of the information needed for you to file for reimbursement from your insurance company if this is a covered benefit. Ultimately, however, insurance coverage is between you and your insurance company; you personally are responsible for payment of all fees at the time of service. If you are not sure as to whether you have out of network benefits, he recommends that you call your insurance company for more information.