Psychiatrists in 22205

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Lawrence Ballon
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22205  (Online Only)
As a Board Certified psychiatrist and a psychoanalyst, I am a medical doctor with specialized experience in understanding the brain and its psychological counterpart, the mind. With more than 30 years of experience treating thousands of patients, I am in a unique position to understand and help both the chemical imbalances which afflict some patients, as well as the troubling feelings, conflicts, and losses which burden others.
As a Board Certified psychiatrist and a psychoanalyst, I am a medical doctor with specialized experience in understanding the brain and its psychological counterpart, the mind. With more than 30 years of experience treating thousands of patients, I am in a unique position to understand and help both the chemical imbalances which afflict some patients, as well as the troubling feelings, conflicts, and losses which burden others.
(703) 291-1489 View (703) 291-1489
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Victor Nwagwu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22205
Victor concentrates on patients with psychiatric-mental health challenges across the lifespan such as ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Developmental problems, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Substance use disorders (Addiction Health), Bipolar disorder, Dementia, and other behavioral health issues. He has over 15 years experience in general and mental health care practice which spans across Canada and the US. He graduated from the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program at the University of South Alabama. He was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Zeta Gamma Chapter.
Victor concentrates on patients with psychiatric-mental health challenges across the lifespan such as ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Developmental problems, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Substance use disorders (Addiction Health), Bipolar disorder, Dementia, and other behavioral health issues. He has over 15 years experience in general and mental health care practice which spans across Canada and the US. He graduated from the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program at the University of South Alabama. He was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Zeta Gamma Chapter.
(804) 587-8582 View (804) 587-8582
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Alexander Kanaan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22205
Alexander Kanaan is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Virginia who has been practicing since 2017. His graduate studies were done at the University of Tampa where he trained to become a family nurse practitioner, and at Johns Hopkins University where he trained to become a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Alexander has experience in family medicine, internal medicine, urgent care, addiction medicine, and psychiatry. He is also experienced in inpatient psychiatry, psychiatric emergency fast track, consult liaison services, and pediatric intensive outpatient services.
Alexander Kanaan is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Virginia who has been practicing since 2017. His graduate studies were done at the University of Tampa where he trained to become a family nurse practitioner, and at Johns Hopkins University where he trained to become a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Alexander has experience in family medicine, internal medicine, urgent care, addiction medicine, and psychiatry. He is also experienced in inpatient psychiatry, psychiatric emergency fast track, consult liaison services, and pediatric intensive outpatient services.
(571) 526-0491 View (571) 526-0491
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Jane Sullivan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22205
Jane Sullivan is a Nurse Practitioner in Washington, DC who has been practicing since 1997. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont and a Master's Degree from Rivier University. Jane thoroughly assesses clients for individualized treatment to include medication management to be monitored and continually assessed together with client input to attain stabilization and ability to live their fullest potential. Jane is originally from Boston but has lived throughout the US. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and neighbors, as well as her son's dog FEN (short for Fenway Park).
Jane Sullivan is a Nurse Practitioner in Washington, DC who has been practicing since 1997. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont and a Master's Degree from Rivier University. Jane thoroughly assesses clients for individualized treatment to include medication management to be monitored and continually assessed together with client input to attain stabilization and ability to live their fullest potential. Jane is originally from Boston but has lived throughout the US. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and neighbors, as well as her son's dog FEN (short for Fenway Park).
(571) 497-5030 View (571) 497-5030
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Mira Khmurets
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22205
Dr. Mira Khmurets is a Psychiatrist in Virginia who has been practicing since 1986. Dr. Khmurets has more than 30 years of experience in psychiatry. She has served people from all walks of life and in various settings of psychiatric care delivery- inpatient, outpatient, PHP, IOP, ER, and urgent care. Dr. Khmurets believes that interprofessional collaboration in multidisciplinary team is a key to treatment success of our patients. She considers an empathetic and supportive environment as well as good rapport with the clients to be the most important elements of facilitation of clients' recovery.
Dr. Mira Khmurets is a Psychiatrist in Virginia who has been practicing since 1986. Dr. Khmurets has more than 30 years of experience in psychiatry. She has served people from all walks of life and in various settings of psychiatric care delivery- inpatient, outpatient, PHP, IOP, ER, and urgent care. Dr. Khmurets believes that interprofessional collaboration in multidisciplinary team is a key to treatment success of our patients. She considers an empathetic and supportive environment as well as good rapport with the clients to be the most important elements of facilitation of clients' recovery.
(571) 946-7851 View (571) 946-7851
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Cristina Secarea
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22205
I am a Board Certified Adult and Forensic Psychiatrist and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. I have experience in the treatment of all mental health conditions including psychotic disorders (schizophrenia and delusional disorder), mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders, addiction disorders, ADHD, OCD, PTSD and personality disorders and a particular expertise in performing forensic evaluations (e. g. , conservatorship, guardianship, testamentary capacity, fitness for duty, worker's compensation, sexual harassment, medical malpractice).
I am a Board Certified Adult and Forensic Psychiatrist and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. I have experience in the treatment of all mental health conditions including psychotic disorders (schizophrenia and delusional disorder), mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders, addiction disorders, ADHD, OCD, PTSD and personality disorders and a particular expertise in performing forensic evaluations (e. g. , conservatorship, guardianship, testamentary capacity, fitness for duty, worker's compensation, sexual harassment, medical malpractice).
(571) 999-6994 View (571) 999-6994
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Madhu Bhatia
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22205
I have more than 20 years of experience in treating Adults ,Adolescents and children.My goal of treatment is to help the patients become well adjusted emotionally and socially and entails a combination of cognitive therapy and psychopharmacology.My special interest is in treating patients with Mood disorders and Trauma
I have more than 20 years of experience in treating Adults ,Adolescents and children.My goal of treatment is to help the patients become well adjusted emotionally and socially and entails a combination of cognitive therapy and psychopharmacology.My special interest is in treating patients with Mood disorders and Trauma
(703) 810-3494 View (703) 810-3494
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Hedy Howard
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22205
I work with my patients in an individualized collaborative process to understand the roots of the problem they are having and to design the best treatment plan. The goal is to restore health and alleviate pain but also to achieve the insight and self understanding that provides the freedom to be one's best self, to make the best choices in all aspects of life.
I work with my patients in an individualized collaborative process to understand the roots of the problem they are having and to design the best treatment plan. The goal is to restore health and alleviate pain but also to achieve the insight and self understanding that provides the freedom to be one's best self, to make the best choices in all aspects of life.
(240) 377-0919 View (240) 377-0919

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Number of Psychiatrists in 22205

< 10

Psychiatrists in 22205 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Medication Management
88% Depression
88% ADHD
88% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
88% Trauma and PTSD
88% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

35 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Cigna and Evernorth
67% Aetna
67% Other

How Psychiatrists in 22205 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 22205?

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.