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Photo of Dr. Temitope Akinladenu, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 20877, MD
Dr. Temitope Akinladenu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
I believe the right for every individual is to receive quality mental health services. I am a doctoral prepared, nationally board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner trained to treat all ages. I have a decade of healthcare experience in inpatient, outpatient, PHP, and IOP settings. My passion is to provide comprehensive care that focuses on client needs and empower full participation in their own treatment. I incorporate supportive therapy, use of positive coping skills and medication management (if needed). I believe educating how medications work in the brain is important for clients to know and understand
I believe the right for every individual is to receive quality mental health services. I am a doctoral prepared, nationally board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner trained to treat all ages. I have a decade of healthcare experience in inpatient, outpatient, PHP, and IOP settings. My passion is to provide comprehensive care that focuses on client needs and empower full participation in their own treatment. I incorporate supportive therapy, use of positive coping skills and medication management (if needed). I believe educating how medications work in the brain is important for clients to know and understand
(240) 734-3384 View (240) 734-3384
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Dr. Arif Noorbaksh
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, and/or bipolar and related disorders? I strongly believe in meeting patients where they are in their individual journeys. The ideal client is the one who attends their initial evaluation to talk through their experience and potential treatment options. I approach patient care holistically and attempt to develop an understanding of the patient’s lived experience and current symptoms.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, and/or bipolar and related disorders? I strongly believe in meeting patients where they are in their individual journeys. The ideal client is the one who attends their initial evaluation to talk through their experience and potential treatment options. I approach patient care holistically and attempt to develop an understanding of the patient’s lived experience and current symptoms.
(240) 307-5037 View (240) 307-5037
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Dr. Andrea Papa-Molter
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
(240) 789-4357 View (240) 789-4357
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Michelle McCarthy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APN , MSN, PMHP
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Michelle is passionate about delivering care to individuals suffering from anxiety, substance use, and depression. Client motivation and dedication are key to utilizing the tools provided during our sessions including medication management, implementing lifestyle interventions, and therapy to help develop and implement a successful treatment plan. Relief of the client's suffering in dealing with their mental health issues and striving for an improvement in their quality of life is key to treatment.
Michelle is passionate about delivering care to individuals suffering from anxiety, substance use, and depression. Client motivation and dedication are key to utilizing the tools provided during our sessions including medication management, implementing lifestyle interventions, and therapy to help develop and implement a successful treatment plan. Relief of the client's suffering in dealing with their mental health issues and striving for an improvement in their quality of life is key to treatment.
(240) 913-6965 View (240) 913-6965
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Edward Gelber
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
I am seeing patients in my Rockville office located at 11119 Rockville Pike, Suite 200, and by videoconference (Zoom). I received my medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania. I provide psychiatric treatment for a wide range of challenges in adults, adolescents and pre-teens. My approach is to create a personalized treatment plan starting from scientific treatment guidelines and focusing on your individual needs and strengths. I have wide-ranging expertise including the treatment of anxiety, depression, addiction, ADD/ADHD, bipolar disorder, OCD, women's psychiatric needs, schizophrenia, and impulsivity.
I am seeing patients in my Rockville office located at 11119 Rockville Pike, Suite 200, and by videoconference (Zoom). I received my medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania. I provide psychiatric treatment for a wide range of challenges in adults, adolescents and pre-teens. My approach is to create a personalized treatment plan starting from scientific treatment guidelines and focusing on your individual needs and strengths. I have wide-ranging expertise including the treatment of anxiety, depression, addiction, ADD/ADHD, bipolar disorder, OCD, women's psychiatric needs, schizophrenia, and impulsivity.
(301) 750-2744 View (301) 750-2744
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Connor Stimpson
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
My clients are often people who want to get better and are open to treatment recommendations. If you are seeking treatment you should be provided with empathy, compassion, and evidence-based practice.
My clients are often people who want to get better and are open to treatment recommendations. If you are seeking treatment you should be provided with empathy, compassion, and evidence-based practice.
(240) 690-6987 View (240) 690-6987
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Dr. Allen Masry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
I am Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and have been practicing since 2005. I completed my residency from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and my Fellowship in Addictions from the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation. In 2014, I was featured in SJ Magazine as one of New Jersey’s top psychiatrists. I have experience working with adults as well as adolescents suffering from both psychiatric diagnosis and substance use disorders and have extensive experience working in both out-patient and in-patient settings.
I am Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and have been practicing since 2005. I completed my residency from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and my Fellowship in Addictions from the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation. In 2014, I was featured in SJ Magazine as one of New Jersey’s top psychiatrists. I have experience working with adults as well as adolescents suffering from both psychiatric diagnosis and substance use disorders and have extensive experience working in both out-patient and in-patient settings.
(240) 647-9139 View (240) 647-9139
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Edena Walden
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP-B, APN
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Ideally my patient is as invested in their care as I am. They could have a variety of diagnoses but the thing they have in common is they are willing to give the process time, are open to new ideas, and know there is no magic pill to fix all their problems. My patients want to get to the best version of themselves and are willing to try therapy as well as medications to help them reach that goal. My patient wants an empathetic, listening provider who can guide their care based on the evidence, but tailored to their individual needs.
Ideally my patient is as invested in their care as I am. They could have a variety of diagnoses but the thing they have in common is they are willing to give the process time, are open to new ideas, and know there is no magic pill to fix all their problems. My patients want to get to the best version of themselves and are willing to try therapy as well as medications to help them reach that goal. My patient wants an empathetic, listening provider who can guide their care based on the evidence, but tailored to their individual needs.
(240) 219-4614 View (240) 219-4614
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Juddy Morgan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP-BC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
My name is Juddy Morgan, a board-certified PMHNP/FNP. Very knowledgeable and dedicated to the needs of clients served. An expert in medication management for ADHD, depression, anxiety, and various other mental health disorders. I have more than 5 years of experience in various mental health settings working with clients across the lifespan with a primary focus on the pediatric population.
My name is Juddy Morgan, a board-certified PMHNP/FNP. Very knowledgeable and dedicated to the needs of clients served. An expert in medication management for ADHD, depression, anxiety, and various other mental health disorders. I have more than 5 years of experience in various mental health settings working with clients across the lifespan with a primary focus on the pediatric population.
(443) 978-1330 View (443) 978-1330
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Mark Jonathan Smith
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
I believe I can best help patients to find their path in life using a combination of medication and psychotherapy. That usually requires one hour appointments. I have a background in psychiatric research in sex hormones and specialize in treating ADHD.
I believe I can best help patients to find their path in life using a combination of medication and psychotherapy. That usually requires one hour appointments. I have a background in psychiatric research in sex hormones and specialize in treating ADHD.
(301) 215-3539 View (301) 215-3539
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Samaaneh Moezzi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PA-C
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Samaaneh Moezzi is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant(PA-C) from Towson University. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, she graduated at Hood College Frederick MD, with a master of science and worked as a scientist for a pharmacology company in Frederick. She had psychiatry externships at St. Joseph inpatient Psychiatric hospital, and was part of the healthcare team for assessment, management and discharge planning of psychiatric patients.
Samaaneh Moezzi is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant(PA-C) from Towson University. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, she graduated at Hood College Frederick MD, with a master of science and worked as a scientist for a pharmacology company in Frederick. She had psychiatry externships at St. Joseph inpatient Psychiatric hospital, and was part of the healthcare team for assessment, management and discharge planning of psychiatric patients.
(240) 847-0798 View (240) 847-0798
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Layan Zhang
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
I am double board-certified in Child Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry. My practice philosophy is to first educate my patients and their legal guardians the most up-to-date treatment guidelines on the issues they present, ensure they fully understand treatment protocols, and then work together to make treatment decisions. I will be there for my patients all the way to their recovery.
I am double board-certified in Child Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry. My practice philosophy is to first educate my patients and their legal guardians the most up-to-date treatment guidelines on the issues they present, ensure they fully understand treatment protocols, and then work together to make treatment decisions. I will be there for my patients all the way to their recovery.
(240) 261-7770 View (240) 261-7770
Photo of Yared Taffesse, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 20877, MD
Yared Taffesse
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Yared Taffesse is an ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). He has vast clinical experience in treating individuals with mental illnesses. In the last 12 years, Yared has provided psychiatric and mental health care to individuals of diverse backgrounds and mental health conditions. He has experience in Hospitals and outpatient clinics including partial hospitalization programs, emergency, and crisis stabilization centers, and at schools and universities. Yared is fluent in Amharic and English. He has professional and volunteer experience working with refugees, new immigrants and asylees.
Yared Taffesse is an ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). He has vast clinical experience in treating individuals with mental illnesses. In the last 12 years, Yared has provided psychiatric and mental health care to individuals of diverse backgrounds and mental health conditions. He has experience in Hospitals and outpatient clinics including partial hospitalization programs, emergency, and crisis stabilization centers, and at schools and universities. Yared is fluent in Amharic and English. He has professional and volunteer experience working with refugees, new immigrants and asylees.
(240) 594-9381 View (240) 594-9381
Photo of Amoah Asante, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 20877, MD
Amoah Asante
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
My ideal client is an adult who is struggling with adult ADHD & depression. You may feel overwhelmed and struggle to complete tasks and you may experience a lack of motivation and energy that makes it challenging to engage in these tasks or daily activities. You might find it difficult to get out of bed or take care of basic tasks due to depressive symptoms.
My ideal client is an adult who is struggling with adult ADHD & depression. You may feel overwhelmed and struggle to complete tasks and you may experience a lack of motivation and energy that makes it challenging to engage in these tasks or daily activities. You might find it difficult to get out of bed or take care of basic tasks due to depressive symptoms.
(240) 913-8711 View (240) 913-8711
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Eleanor Annan
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
My approach is firmly grounded in the belief that lasting change largely comes through seeking a deeper understanding of oneself, and I work with my patients to cultivate a habit of curiosity around this. I take a collaborative, integrative approach with a particular interest in marginalized groups and the intersection between culture and mental health.
My approach is firmly grounded in the belief that lasting change largely comes through seeking a deeper understanding of oneself, and I work with my patients to cultivate a habit of curiosity around this. I take a collaborative, integrative approach with a particular interest in marginalized groups and the intersection between culture and mental health.
(240) 655-8251 View (240) 655-8251
Photo of Shannon Bucciarelli, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 20877, MD
Shannon Bucciarelli
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, B-C
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
My ideal client would understand that the journey to wellness and recovery requires time, effort, and patience. They would be receptive to treatment suggestions which may include psychotherapy, behavioral interventions, and medication options. My patients would take an active role in their care, and engage in open and honest communication with their provider.
My ideal client would understand that the journey to wellness and recovery requires time, effort, and patience. They would be receptive to treatment suggestions which may include psychotherapy, behavioral interventions, and medication options. My patients would take an active role in their care, and engage in open and honest communication with their provider.
(240) 650-9558 View (240) 650-9558
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Kolossal Healthcare Services LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMH-BC
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate and dedicated Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with a deep passion for mental health and a commitment to helping individuals achieve optimal well-being. With my combined 25 years of sound nursing background in diverse areas of nursing practice which ultimately led me to gaining experience in the field of psychiatry, I have honed my skills in providing comprehensive psychiatric care to patients across the lifespan.
I am a compassionate and dedicated Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with a deep passion for mental health and a commitment to helping individuals achieve optimal well-being. With my combined 25 years of sound nursing background in diverse areas of nursing practice which ultimately led me to gaining experience in the field of psychiatry, I have honed my skills in providing comprehensive psychiatric care to patients across the lifespan.
(443) 251-3050 View (443) 251-3050
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Kimberly Dennis
Psychiatrist, MD, CEDS
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Kimberly Dennis, MD, CEDS is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in treating addictions, eating disorders, and co-occurring disorders. She has helped thousands of remarkable people with their illnesses. Her knowledge of eating disorders and addiction isn’t just limited to her academic and clinical experience, having had her own personal experience as a woman in recovery from an eating disorder and alcoholism. She is able to combine her personal journey with her medical training to help SunCloud Health patients become emotionally strong, responsible problem-solvers, who are inspired to create fulfilling lives for themselves.
Kimberly Dennis, MD, CEDS is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in treating addictions, eating disorders, and co-occurring disorders. She has helped thousands of remarkable people with their illnesses. Her knowledge of eating disorders and addiction isn’t just limited to her academic and clinical experience, having had her own personal experience as a woman in recovery from an eating disorder and alcoholism. She is able to combine her personal journey with her medical training to help SunCloud Health patients become emotionally strong, responsible problem-solvers, who are inspired to create fulfilling lives for themselves.
(240) 820-2659 View (240) 820-2659
Photo of Uros Koprivica, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 20877, MD
Uros Koprivica
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APN, PMHNP, B-C
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
An ideal client would be someone who is open, honest, and willing to ask for help. This person wants to get better and is open to suggestions and treatment options. They are willing to put in the effort to help themselves and work as a team with their provider in order to move toward mental wellness.
An ideal client would be someone who is open, honest, and willing to ask for help. This person wants to get better and is open to suggestions and treatment options. They are willing to put in the effort to help themselves and work as a team with their provider in order to move toward mental wellness.
(240) 261-0304 View (240) 261-0304
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Omiah Behavioral Health & Wellness LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Accepting New Clients in Maryland and Virginia. Whether online or in-person, we believe the right for every individual is to receive quality mental health services. Understanding each person’s experience is different, we consider all aspects of your life and treat the WHOLE person not just symptoms. Our clinicians are experienced providers who create partnership with each client, actively listen to your personal goals, what you are experiencing and response to treatment in each visit.
Accepting New Clients in Maryland and Virginia. Whether online or in-person, we believe the right for every individual is to receive quality mental health services. Understanding each person’s experience is different, we consider all aspects of your life and treat the WHOLE person not just symptoms. Our clinicians are experienced providers who create partnership with each client, actively listen to your personal goals, what you are experiencing and response to treatment in each visit.
(240) 693-5274 View (240) 693-5274

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Number of Psychiatrists in 20877

40+

Average cost per session

$225

Psychiatrists in 20877 who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
96% Anxiety
82% ADHD
82% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
82% Bipolar Disorder
78% Trauma and PTSD
64% Medication Management

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% Cigna and Evernorth
92% Aetna
87% CareFirst

How Psychiatrists in 20877 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
31% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 20877?

The Psychology Today Directory enables you to search specifically for psychiatrists, using the drop down provider menu in the navigation bar, by city or zip code, or by the name of the psychiatrist. Search results provide detailed profiles of professionals, including their treatment approach and areas of expertise. In addition, listings provide important information about each psychiatrist’s credentials, fees, payment options, and insurance affiliations. Directory users can select psychiatrists who meet an array of personally-desired criteria, such as familiarity with a specific community or condition.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

Psychiatrists are medical specialists who focus on understanding, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the brain and disorders of the mind and behavior. As physicians, psychiatrists are trained to recognize the often-subtle biological causes of mental disorders and to monitor the effects of mental disturbances on physical conditions, such as heart disease. Psychologists are especially attuned to the influence of early experience on development and behavior, emotional and cognitive processes, the nature of personality, and social functioning. They are also trained to deploy an array of psychological tests—IQ tests, personality tests, behavioral assessments—to gauge a person’s functioning.

What is a psychiatric nurse practitioner?

A psychiatric nurse practitioner, also known as a mental health nurse practitioner, is a registered nurse who completes advanced training in psychiatric care, earning either a master’s or doctoral degree in psychiatric nursing, and in the U.S., passes a national certification exam. Like psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions. In some locales, psychiatric nurse practitioners can offer the full range of psychiatric care, including prescribing and managing medication. In other places, they must work in collaboration with a physician.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed psychiatrist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors. All psychiatrists listed in the directory have a valid license issued by the state(s) in which they practice and are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some individuals or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

Can a psychiatrist prescribe medication?

Psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors who are trained to recognize the many ways body processes affect the functioning of the brain and mind. As physicians, they can prescribe medication. Patients who are prescribed medications will typically need to continue to see a psychiatrist so that the effects of the medication can be monitored. For many psychiatric conditions, including common disorders such as anxiety and depression, the preferred treatment is combination therapy—medication accompanied by psychotherapy.

Do psychiatrists offer therapy?

Psychiatrists are generally trained in a number of treatment modalities, including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and, increasingly, somatic therapies. Typically, psychiatrists make a diagnosis and determine a course of treatment based on chemical or biological factors, using lab tests, brain scans and physical and psychological evaluations. While psychotherapy may be used in the first session to aid in diagnosis, it is not typically utilized in subsequent visits. In fact, after the introductory session, most sessions with a psychiatrist may only be 15-20 minutes in length and are largely focused on medication management. Many psychiatrists who do not offer psychotherapy work collaboratively with psychologists and other mental health clinicians and can refer clients seeking talk therapy to those providers.

How do I know if I need a psychiatrist or a therapist?

It is not always easy to know which type of mental health practitioner to choose. Many people are unaware of the root of their mental or behavioral problem. One way many people learn which type of care is best for them is by seeing their primary care provider first. Depending on the nature and severity of the symptoms, the physician may review their medical history or perform medical tests to determine whether biological factors are involved before making a referral. It is not necessary for a person to know precisely what type of care they need in order to seek help. Many psychiatrists and psychologists refer clients to each other depending on client needs.

Do I need a referral to see a psychiatrist?

A referral to a psychiatrist is often not required. However, seeing your primary care physician first can be helpful and actually prove to be a shortcut to getting what you need. Your PCP may have a clear idea whether psychiatric help is needed and/or which kind of mental health care would be most beneficial and refer you to the right type of practitioner. For that reason alone, some psychiatrists require a referral. Further, many insurance plans require a referral from a PCP if they cover all of part of the cost of seeing a specialist; if, however, you are paying out of pocket, you may not need a referral. In any case, a referral may speed the process of securing an appointment with a psychiatrist, especially in areas where there is a shortage of mental health specialists and new patients face long waits for appointments.