Psychiatrists in 20912

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Joseph (Joey) Nichols
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, MD 20912
My patients want a kind, experienced doctor that listens deeply and non-judgmentally, partners with them, offers and explains options, and responds promptly. They have often been disappointed in the past by providers who focused narrowly on managing their medications in short visits that are booked months in advance. They are looking for someone who offers a whole person perspective, considering their physical and spiritual needs as well. Some are looking for a doctor that can help them have the safest and most meaningful experiences with psychedelic medicine, whether they are curious or have tried these medicines already.
My patients want a kind, experienced doctor that listens deeply and non-judgmentally, partners with them, offers and explains options, and responds promptly. They have often been disappointed in the past by providers who focused narrowly on managing their medications in short visits that are booked months in advance. They are looking for someone who offers a whole person perspective, considering their physical and spiritual needs as well. Some are looking for a doctor that can help them have the safest and most meaningful experiences with psychedelic medicine, whether they are curious or have tried these medicines already.
(301) 804-1453 View (301) 804-1453
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Dennis Flynn
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Hello, my name is Dr. Dennis Flynn. I currently have availability to take on new patients. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, insomnia, and substance use disorders.
Hello, my name is Dr. Dennis Flynn. I currently have availability to take on new patients. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, insomnia, and substance use disorders.
(301) 888-6591 View (301) 888-6591
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Jennifer Sims
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Takoma Park, MD 20912  (Online Only)
Ms. Jennifer Sims is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who has over 25 years of experience in psychiatry and in a variety of settings including inpatient, academics, and outpatient. Ms. Sims received her Master’s in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from Indiana University. She is also a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist and has an MBA. Her clinical passion is Patient-Centered Care and working in collaboration with Clients to assist them with their mental health well-being. She treats a variety of psychiatric disorders to include, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.
Ms. Jennifer Sims is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who has over 25 years of experience in psychiatry and in a variety of settings including inpatient, academics, and outpatient. Ms. Sims received her Master’s in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from Indiana University. She is also a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist and has an MBA. Her clinical passion is Patient-Centered Care and working in collaboration with Clients to assist them with their mental health well-being. She treats a variety of psychiatric disorders to include, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.
(240) 219-6566 View (240) 219-6566
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John Daken
Psychiatrist, MD, BC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Not accepting new clients
I am a board-certified psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience. Proficient in both medication treatment and psychotherapy, I provide a whole-client approach. I take the time to hear the breadth and depth of your experience, and dedicate the same effort to crafting a treatment plan in a spirit of collaboration. I develop medication regimens tailored to your needs and update them as needed. I also provide both individual and group psychotherapy. I have a particular interest in making mental health care accessible to all members of our diverse community.
I am a board-certified psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience. Proficient in both medication treatment and psychotherapy, I provide a whole-client approach. I take the time to hear the breadth and depth of your experience, and dedicate the same effort to crafting a treatment plan in a spirit of collaboration. I develop medication regimens tailored to your needs and update them as needed. I also provide both individual and group psychotherapy. I have a particular interest in making mental health care accessible to all members of our diverse community.
(240) 230-3217 View (240) 230-3217
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Jessica Brown
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Dr. Brown practices general adult psychiatry and psychoanalysis. She has broad clinical experience in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and psychopharmacology. Although her primary approach is individual treatment, she includes family members or significant others when appropriate. Dr. Brown specializes in evaluating and treating depression, anxiety disorders, relationship and parenting issues and emotional distress related to medical illness.
Dr. Brown practices general adult psychiatry and psychoanalysis. She has broad clinical experience in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and psychopharmacology. Although her primary approach is individual treatment, she includes family members or significant others when appropriate. Dr. Brown specializes in evaluating and treating depression, anxiety disorders, relationship and parenting issues and emotional distress related to medical illness.
(202) 759-3651 View (202) 759-3651
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Gentle Approach Healthcare, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, CRNP-PM, BSN
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20912  (Online Only)
Hello dear, I am Christiana. Are you struggling with life stressors? Are you trying to overcome the challenges you encounter on day-to-day-bases while struggling with mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, panic disorder, PTSD, ADHD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, impulse control disorder, insomnia, and personality disorders?
Hello dear, I am Christiana. Are you struggling with life stressors? Are you trying to overcome the challenges you encounter on day-to-day-bases while struggling with mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, panic disorder, PTSD, ADHD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, impulse control disorder, insomnia, and personality disorders?
(667) 226-0290 View (667) 226-0290
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Shilla Pokuaa
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20912
Hello, I am Shilla Pokuaa, a dedicated and compassionate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner based in Maryland. I graduated with my master's in 2017 from Bowie State University and went on to attain my DNP whilst working in the mental health field as an addiction and PMHNP provider. My passion is working with patients 18 and above with various types of mental illnesses.
Hello, I am Shilla Pokuaa, a dedicated and compassionate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner based in Maryland. I graduated with my master's in 2017 from Bowie State University and went on to attain my DNP whilst working in the mental health field as an addiction and PMHNP provider. My passion is working with patients 18 and above with various types of mental illnesses.
(240) 410-6882 View (240) 410-6882
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Benedette Nnaji-Aniekwe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20912
We are your neighborhood mental health care clinic in Hyattsville, Maryland, providing evidence-based mental health services with dignity in a compassionate environment.
We are your neighborhood mental health care clinic in Hyattsville, Maryland, providing evidence-based mental health services with dignity in a compassionate environment.
(240) 255-9353 View (240) 255-9353
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Emem Ibanga
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20912  (Online Only)
A healthy mental state is essential in every stage of life – from childhood, adolescent, to adulthood. Throughout a lifetime, an individual can experience mental health issue at any point. Not only can this impact their mood and behavior, but can change their way of thinking, looking at life, and facing challenges. As a Board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner I specialize in treating patients with major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and ADHD.
A healthy mental state is essential in every stage of life – from childhood, adolescent, to adulthood. Throughout a lifetime, an individual can experience mental health issue at any point. Not only can this impact their mood and behavior, but can change their way of thinking, looking at life, and facing challenges. As a Board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner I specialize in treating patients with major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and ADHD.
(410) 883-9514 View (410) 883-9514
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Ben L Bregman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Takoma Park, MD 20912  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My approach to psychiatry is based on the principle that the human spirit is resilient and has the ability to heal when supported. With that in mind, I use an integrative approach to help my patients achieve greater mental health and well-being. I work with individuals who have depression, anxiety, unresolved traumas, concentration difficulties, unfulfilling relationships, and career and academic difficulties transform their challenges into personal growth and self-realization. I seek to help people live healthy and meaningful lives.
My approach to psychiatry is based on the principle that the human spirit is resilient and has the ability to heal when supported. With that in mind, I use an integrative approach to help my patients achieve greater mental health and well-being. I work with individuals who have depression, anxiety, unresolved traumas, concentration difficulties, unfulfilling relationships, and career and academic difficulties transform their challenges into personal growth and self-realization. I seek to help people live healthy and meaningful lives.
(202) 953-3790 View (202) 953-3790
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Dr. Ola Adekola
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP , PMHNP
Verified Verified
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Dr. Ola Adekola is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP). She is the owner of Divine Wellness & Psychiatric Services. As a certified Mental health care provider, her role includes a wide range of mental health services to patients across a life. She is experienced and competent to provide a full range of primary mental health services, including biopsychosocial assessment and diagnosis of patients with mental illness. Treatment modalities include both medication and psychotherapeutic management.
Dr. Ola Adekola is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP). She is the owner of Divine Wellness & Psychiatric Services. As a certified Mental health care provider, her role includes a wide range of mental health services to patients across a life. She is experienced and competent to provide a full range of primary mental health services, including biopsychosocial assessment and diagnosis of patients with mental illness. Treatment modalities include both medication and psychotherapeutic management.
(301) 640-5787 View (301) 640-5787
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Alexa Andewelt
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Depression, Anxiety, Trauma.... I am here to help you feel better! Initially we have a 2 hour intake I can get a good understanding of who you are and help identify symptoms that can then be the target of treatment. Treatment is cooperative- I educate patients as to what is going on in their brain, how treatments will affect their brain, body, and symptoms. I encourage patients to ask questions. Together as a team we work towards alleviating symptoms so you can feel better! PLEASE reach out with questions via EMAIL: AndeweltMD gmail.com
Depression, Anxiety, Trauma.... I am here to help you feel better! Initially we have a 2 hour intake I can get a good understanding of who you are and help identify symptoms that can then be the target of treatment. Treatment is cooperative- I educate patients as to what is going on in their brain, how treatments will affect their brain, body, and symptoms. I encourage patients to ask questions. Together as a team we work towards alleviating symptoms so you can feel better! PLEASE reach out with questions via EMAIL: AndeweltMD gmail.com
(202) 759-8837 View (202) 759-8837

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 20912

10+

Average cost per session

$200

Psychiatrists in 20912 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
83% ADHD
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Medication Management
67% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
67% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Cigna and Evernorth
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
63% Aetna

How Psychiatrists in 20912 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 20912?

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.