Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20006
EMAIL QUESTIONS, NO CALLS PLEASE. I am here to help you feel better! My intakes are 2 hours so I can great foundation and understanding of who you are. In this session, we will identify symptoms that can then be the target of treatment. Treatment is cooperative, I like to educate patients as much as possible as to what is going on in their brain, how treatments will effect your brain, body, and symptoms. I encourage patients to ask questions. We are a team working to make you feel better.
Alcohol Use
(202) 759-8837
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Washington, DC 20006
Alcohol Use
EMAIL QUESTIONS, NO CALLS PLEASE. I am here to help you feel better! My intakes are 2 hours so I can great foundation and understanding of who you are. In this session, we will identify symptoms that can then be the target of treatment. Treatment is cooperative, I like to educate patients as much as possible as to what is going on in their brain, how treatments will effect your brain, body, and symptoms. I encourage patients to ask questions. We are a team working to make you feel better.
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Psychiatrist, MD, MPH Verified
Verified
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Washington, DC 20037
I am a Johns-Hopkins-trained, award-winning Harvard psychiatrist, triple board-certified in Addiction Medicine and Adult & Child Psychiatry, affiliated with McLean and MassGeneral for Children at NSMC. Do you feel no one understands your unspeakable sorrow, helplessness, insecurity, or regret? You don't have to endure alone. I have helped a diverse group: abuse survivors, addiction recoverees, children with anxiety, elders with dementia, missionaries, LGBTQ individuals, physicians, administrators, etc. Advocating for using fewer medications (eg. antipsychotics) whenever possible, I collaborate with my psychology & alternative therapy colleagues to explore other options, eg. dietary & music therapy for patients with autism.
Alcohol Use
(781) 786-7351
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Washington, DC 20037
Alcohol Use
I am a Johns-Hopkins-trained, award-winning Harvard psychiatrist, triple board-certified in Addiction Medicine and Adult & Child Psychiatry, affiliated with McLean and MassGeneral for Children at NSMC. Do you feel no one understands your unspeakable sorrow, helplessness, insecurity, or regret? You don't have to endure alone. I have helped a diverse group: abuse survivors, addiction recoverees, children with anxiety, elders with dementia, missionaries, LGBTQ individuals, physicians, administrators, etc. Advocating for using fewer medications (eg. antipsychotics) whenever possible, I collaborate with my psychology & alternative therapy colleagues to explore other options, eg. dietary & music therapy for patients with autism.
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20011
We have a board certified Psychiatrist Mental Health /Family Nurse Practitioner treating patients across the life span. Experienced in psychiatric medications-Psychopharmacology. We specialized in treating bipolar, major depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Addiction, ADHD, Panic attacks, schizophrenia, and others. We treat substance abuse disorders with Suboxone and other medications. our goal is to treat our patients through personalized, wellness recovery-focused services and treatments designed to address their unique circumstances and needs. We work with a therapist that support our client's treatment needs.
Alcohol Use
(240) 847-0241
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Washington, DC 20011
Alcohol Use
We have a board certified Psychiatrist Mental Health /Family Nurse Practitioner treating patients across the life span. Experienced in psychiatric medications-Psychopharmacology. We specialized in treating bipolar, major depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Addiction, ADHD, Panic attacks, schizophrenia, and others. We treat substance abuse disorders with Suboxone and other medications. our goal is to treat our patients through personalized, wellness recovery-focused services and treatments designed to address their unique circumstances and needs. We work with a therapist that support our client's treatment needs.
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Psychiatrist, MD
Washington, DC 20006
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.
Alcohol Use
(703) 291-1489
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Washington, DC 20006
Alcohol Use
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.
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Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20007
Carrie Lewis, MD is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of ADHD, anxiety disorders and depressive disorders. Dr. Lewis has extensive experience providing comprehensive psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, medication management, to her patients in various settings including hospitals, schools, outpatient mental health clinics, drug-treatment centers, and even tele-psychiatry in rural areas of Maryland. Her approach is kind and compassionate. She has an innate ability to connect with individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
Alcohol Use
(240) 356-2372
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Washington, DC 20007
Alcohol Use
Carrie Lewis, MD is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of ADHD, anxiety disorders and depressive disorders. Dr. Lewis has extensive experience providing comprehensive psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, medication management, to her patients in various settings including hospitals, schools, outpatient mental health clinics, drug-treatment centers, and even tele-psychiatry in rural areas of Maryland. Her approach is kind and compassionate. She has an innate ability to connect with individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APRN Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20599
ONLINE TELEPSYCHIATRY with medications sent right to your local pharmacy. This practice is a telepsychiatry practice focusing on caring for you from your home, office, with visits from a smartphone, tablet, or computer. With nine years of psychiatry experience, I care for people with depression, anxiety, bipolar I & II, PTSD, OCD, insomnia, postpartum depression, agoraphobia, and various conditions. Stay home, stay well, but still get care. To SELF-SCHEDULE online go to AtYourServicePsychiatry.com and click "get started" to see appointment times available. Weekend and Evening appointments available.
Alcohol Use
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Washington, DC 20599
Alcohol Use
ONLINE TELEPSYCHIATRY with medications sent right to your local pharmacy. This practice is a telepsychiatry practice focusing on caring for you from your home, office, with visits from a smartphone, tablet, or computer. With nine years of psychiatry experience, I care for people with depression, anxiety, bipolar I & II, PTSD, OCD, insomnia, postpartum depression, agoraphobia, and various conditions. Stay home, stay well, but still get care. To SELF-SCHEDULE online go to AtYourServicePsychiatry.com and click "get started" to see appointment times available. Weekend and Evening appointments available.
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, -BC Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Chris Lee PMHNP-BC is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and specializes in the medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders. He completed his graduate training in psychiatry at New York University, and holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Southern California and Miami Dade College. Chris Lee has trained at some of the nation's top psychiatric facilities including Bellevue Hospital's Psychiatric Emergency Department and Mount Sinai/St. Luke-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. He is a California native.
Alcohol Use
(877) 990-0001
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Washington, DC 20036
Alcohol Use
Chris Lee PMHNP-BC is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and specializes in the medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders. He completed his graduate training in psychiatry at New York University, and holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Southern California and Miami Dade College. Chris Lee has trained at some of the nation's top psychiatric facilities including Bellevue Hospital's Psychiatric Emergency Department and Mount Sinai/St. Luke-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. He is a California native.
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Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20008
Larry Drell, MD: "The hardest step is often the first step. There is help available for the suffering you are feeling. As an MD psychiatrist who is a solution based psychotherapist. I combine "talk therapy" with medication (if needed) to help you get stabilized and focused quickly. I help people solve problems now when they feel overwhelmed, trapped and hopeless. I have been helping individuals and couples for over 30 years get their lives back on track, and in a better direction and discover even greater happiness. By doing this search, you are now one step closer to helping yourself get to a better place.
Alcohol Use
(202) 559-4811
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Washington, DC 20008
Alcohol Use
Larry Drell, MD: "The hardest step is often the first step. There is help available for the suffering you are feeling. As an MD psychiatrist who is a solution based psychotherapist. I combine "talk therapy" with medication (if needed) to help you get stabilized and focused quickly. I help people solve problems now when they feel overwhelmed, trapped and hopeless. I have been helping individuals and couples for over 30 years get their lives back on track, and in a better direction and discover even greater happiness. By doing this search, you are now one step closer to helping yourself get to a better place.
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Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20037
My training and clinical experience repertoire include general medicine, neuropychiatric medicine; comprehensive adult psychiatry; sexual medicine; various psychotherapies; rTMS; eskatamine (Spravato) treatment; psychiatric genetic testing; and advanced psychopharmacology, integrated supportive psychotherapy and counseling during treatment sessions. I employ a multidimensional and integrating approach toward an accurate and comprehensive diagnosis and effective treatment strategies. I am in the clinical faculty at the GWU, Depart. of Psychiatry.
Alcohol Use
(202) 759-3055
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Washington, DC 20037
Alcohol Use
My training and clinical experience repertoire include general medicine, neuropychiatric medicine; comprehensive adult psychiatry; sexual medicine; various psychotherapies; rTMS; eskatamine (Spravato) treatment; psychiatric genetic testing; and advanced psychopharmacology, integrated supportive psychotherapy and counseling during treatment sessions. I employ a multidimensional and integrating approach toward an accurate and comprehensive diagnosis and effective treatment strategies. I am in the clinical faculty at the GWU, Depart. of Psychiatry.
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20011
Dr. Rivera employs an integrative style that focuses on the individual's sleep, diet, physical and mental fitness. He enjoys working in particular with weight loss, men's wellness, de-prescription from psychotropic medications, and detox from long-term substance use: tobacco, alcohol, opioids, and benzodiazepines. Furthermore, he specializes in the diagnosis and management of attention, mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. You and Dr. Rivera will discuss available treatment modalities that may include lifestyle changes, meditation and mindfulness, exercise, medication management, and hormonal balancing.
Alcohol Use
(202) 516-7680
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Washington, DC 20011
Alcohol Use
Dr. Rivera employs an integrative style that focuses on the individual's sleep, diet, physical and mental fitness. He enjoys working in particular with weight loss, men's wellness, de-prescription from psychotropic medications, and detox from long-term substance use: tobacco, alcohol, opioids, and benzodiazepines. Furthermore, he specializes in the diagnosis and management of attention, mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. You and Dr. Rivera will discuss available treatment modalities that may include lifestyle changes, meditation and mindfulness, exercise, medication management, and hormonal balancing.
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Psychiatrist, M.D. Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20009
My practice is currently all remote due to COVID-19. I am able to see patients who are located in any state where I am licensed (DC, MD, VA, NY, NJ, IA, NM). My practice focuses on psychiatric consultation and medication management. I look forward to discussing your medication needs with you. I will work closely with your therapist to ensure the best possible results for you. My practice is limited to adults. I have 20+ years experience working with people with psychiatric needs.
Alcohol Use
(202) 499-4534
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Washington, DC 20009
Alcohol Use
My practice is currently all remote due to COVID-19. I am able to see patients who are located in any state where I am licensed (DC, MD, VA, NY, NJ, IA, NM). My practice focuses on psychiatric consultation and medication management. I look forward to discussing your medication needs with you. I will work closely with your therapist to ensure the best possible results for you. My practice is limited to adults. I have 20+ years experience working with people with psychiatric needs.
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Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20008
Dr. Cox is a board certified psychiatrist who welcomes adults from all backgrounds and over a wide breadth of diagnoses. His experience with mental health issues in various clinical settings and, indeed, having it hit very close to home has led to not only a dedication to the most comprehensive treatment, but to a compassion and understanding through which you will have an unwavering ally in which to work toward your goals. Whether you are altogether new to mental health or making a transition in providers, please call to discuss our options.
Alcohol Use
(202) 915-6964
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Washington, DC 20008
Alcohol Use
Dr. Cox is a board certified psychiatrist who welcomes adults from all backgrounds and over a wide breadth of diagnoses. His experience with mental health issues in various clinical settings and, indeed, having it hit very close to home has led to not only a dedication to the most comprehensive treatment, but to a compassion and understanding through which you will have an unwavering ally in which to work toward your goals. Whether you are altogether new to mental health or making a transition in providers, please call to discuss our options.
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Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20016
Dr Serghi’s approach to the medical act is built around the central concept of biological, psychological and social determinants to human illness. The core principle of his practice is based on the application of the scientific method to the most current medical evidence for both the diagnosis and the treatment of brain disorders. In addition to expertise in neuropsychiatric diagnoses, Dr Serghi offers both brief psychotherapeutic interventions as well as long term psychodynamic psychotherapy, in combination with medication treatment only if indicated, within the absolute privacy and comfort of the patient-doctor therapeutic space.
Alcohol Use
(571) 620-6743
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Washington, DC 20016
Alcohol Use
Dr Serghi’s approach to the medical act is built around the central concept of biological, psychological and social determinants to human illness. The core principle of his practice is based on the application of the scientific method to the most current medical evidence for both the diagnosis and the treatment of brain disorders. In addition to expertise in neuropsychiatric diagnoses, Dr Serghi offers both brief psychotherapeutic interventions as well as long term psychodynamic psychotherapy, in combination with medication treatment only if indicated, within the absolute privacy and comfort of the patient-doctor therapeutic space.
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Psychiatrist, M.D. Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20006
I treat a wide array of psychiatric disorders including Eating Disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenia, Substance Use Disorders, ADHD, Anxiety Disorders and Sleep Disorders. I strive to treat all my patients with kindness, empathy and the patience that they deserve. Please call the appropriate number when making an appointment. Available for same day appointments!
Alcohol Use
(703) 658-8467
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Washington, DC 20006
Alcohol Use
I treat a wide array of psychiatric disorders including Eating Disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenia, Substance Use Disorders, ADHD, Anxiety Disorders and Sleep Disorders. I strive to treat all my patients with kindness, empathy and the patience that they deserve. Please call the appropriate number when making an appointment. Available for same day appointments!
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CRNP-, PMH Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20001
***ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. CALL TODAY TO GET STARTED***** Welcome, I am so glad you stopped by. By being here, you’ve already taken the first step in seeking professional support for a problem you, your child, or you and your partner are experiencing. ​ I work with adolescents, women and men, surrounding a variety of issues. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship challenges, past trauma, or any other issues impacting your mental health and wellness? 
Alcohol Use
(240) 630-4934
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Washington, DC 20001
Alcohol Use
***ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. CALL TODAY TO GET STARTED***** Welcome, I am so glad you stopped by. By being here, you’ve already taken the first step in seeking professional support for a problem you, your child, or you and your partner are experiencing. ​ I work with adolescents, women and men, surrounding a variety of issues. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship challenges, past trauma, or any other issues impacting your mental health and wellness? 
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
***NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS*** I specialize in integrative, evidence-based psychiatry. I practice collaboratively, treating the whole person & supporting you to achieve your mental health goals. I work with adolescents and adults, drawing on theories of mindfulness meditation, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and lifestyle coaching alongside medication management. My areas of expertise include depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, and pregnancy/postpartum. I also specialize in ketamine therapy & transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for treatment-resistant disorders.
Alcohol Use
(240) 589-5046
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Washington, DC 20016
Alcohol Use
***NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS*** I specialize in integrative, evidence-based psychiatry. I practice collaboratively, treating the whole person & supporting you to achieve your mental health goals. I work with adolescents and adults, drawing on theories of mindfulness meditation, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and lifestyle coaching alongside medication management. My areas of expertise include depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, and pregnancy/postpartum. I also specialize in ketamine therapy & transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for treatment-resistant disorders.
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Psychiatrist, MD, MMM Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20016
I counsel patients from late adolescence through adulthood and specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of mental disorders including mood, anxiety, psychotic, and substance abuse disorders, and psychiatric disorders in medically ill patients. I completed a Psychiatric Residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, followed by a Fellowship in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. This provided specialized training in treating psychiatric symptoms/disorders in complex, medically ill patients. These patients may have acute or chronic medical, neurological or obstetrical illnesses in which psychiatric illness affects their medical care and/or quality of life.
Alcohol Use
(301) 684-5388
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Washington, DC 20016
Alcohol Use
I counsel patients from late adolescence through adulthood and specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of mental disorders including mood, anxiety, psychotic, and substance abuse disorders, and psychiatric disorders in medically ill patients. I completed a Psychiatric Residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, followed by a Fellowship in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. This provided specialized training in treating psychiatric symptoms/disorders in complex, medically ill patients. These patients may have acute or chronic medical, neurological or obstetrical illnesses in which psychiatric illness affects their medical care and/or quality of life.
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FPMHNP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Washington, DC 20001
Lateshia Jackson is a family psychiatric nurse practitioner licensed in Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia. She is a graduate of Howard University and University of Maryland Schools of Nursing. I am credentialed to provide medication management, psychotherapy, and psychiatric evaluations to children, adolescents, and adults. Specialities include mood disorder, substance misuse, anxiety disorder, and psychotic disorder. Certified to prescribe suboxone for opiate misuse. Also certified to provide recommendations for medical cannabis in District of Columbia and Maryland.
Alcohol Use
(443) 292-9351
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20001
Alcohol Use
Lateshia Jackson is a family psychiatric nurse practitioner licensed in Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia. She is a graduate of Howard University and University of Maryland Schools of Nursing. I am credentialed to provide medication management, psychotherapy, and psychiatric evaluations to children, adolescents, and adults. Specialities include mood disorder, substance misuse, anxiety disorder, and psychotic disorder. Certified to prescribe suboxone for opiate misuse. Also certified to provide recommendations for medical cannabis in District of Columbia and Maryland.
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Psychiatrist, M.D. Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20005
Hello, I'm an adult Psychiatrist with a passion for wellness and integrative care. It would be my pleasure to work with you to address your behavioral health needs. My goal is to improve your mental and emotional health, help you feel better, happier and function at your best. I utilize a holistic person-centered approach to provide quality compassionate, culturally sensitive and evidence-based psychiatric care. I take time to listen, ensure that you feel heard not rushed, and develop an appropriate treatment plan in collaboration with you. I take pride in helping my patients achieve better quality of life and a sense of well-being.
Alcohol Use
(202) 816-6648
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Washington, DC 20005
Alcohol Use
Hello, I'm an adult Psychiatrist with a passion for wellness and integrative care. It would be my pleasure to work with you to address your behavioral health needs. My goal is to improve your mental and emotional health, help you feel better, happier and function at your best. I utilize a holistic person-centered approach to provide quality compassionate, culturally sensitive and evidence-based psychiatric care. I take time to listen, ensure that you feel heard not rushed, and develop an appropriate treatment plan in collaboration with you. I take pride in helping my patients achieve better quality of life and a sense of well-being.
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Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
Washington, DC 20009
I am a psychiatrist and psychotherapist who treats adults and older adolescents with a wide range of psychological difficulties. My treatment approach stems from both my medical/psychiatric background and my extensive training in insight-oriented psychotherapy. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to the individual needs of each of my patients. I work with patients to help them better understand the nature of the difficulties they have been facing, and identify and make lasting progress towards their personal goals.
Alcohol Use
(202) 759-2515
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Washington, DC 20009
Alcohol Use
I am a psychiatrist and psychotherapist who treats adults and older adolescents with a wide range of psychological difficulties. My treatment approach stems from both my medical/psychiatric background and my extensive training in insight-oriented psychotherapy. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to the individual needs of each of my patients. I work with patients to help them better understand the nature of the difficulties they have been facing, and identify and make lasting progress towards their personal goals.

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Alcohol Use Psychiatrists
Alcoholism, or alcohol dependence, is the most severe form of alcohol use. It is a chronic disease characterized by the consumption of alcohol at a level that interferes with physical and mental health and with family and social responsibilities. An alcoholic will continue to drink despite serious health, family, or legal problems.

If you're looking for help with alcohol abuse in Washington or for a Washington alcohol abuse psychiatrist, these professionals provide confidential support for alcohol abuse or for individuals and couples in a relationship where alcohol is a disruptive factor. They include Washington alcohol abuse therapists, alcohol abuse psychologists and Washington alcohol abuse counselors. They can help with alcoholics in Washington, drug alcohol abuse, teenage alcohol abuse, substance and alcohol abuse and treatments for alcohol abuse in Washington. psychiatrists can identify the signs and causes of alcohol abuse, discuss intervention and refer victims to alcohol abuse treatment centers. A psychiatrist may also discuss 12 step programs in Washington or joining AA ( Washington Alcoholics Anonymous).

Alcohol abuse causes problems for the family and loved ones of alcoholics--they may also need help and support, which these Washington psychiatrists can provide.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Washington is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Washington Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in Washington has many sub specialties including pediatric psychiatry (so check for Washington child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Washington). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Washington, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have a MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Washington Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.