Psychoanalytic Psychiatrists in Washington, DC

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R Curtis Bristol
Psychiatrist, MD
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My patients live and work in a global environment with complicated interpersonal problems compounded by economic, political, cultural and religious pressures. Through extensive education, experience and world travel I have built the capacity to provide a neutral, private and safe environment permitting the pursuit of solutions for acute mental health problems as well as longer term, intensive psychoanalytic treatment. I am a board certified psychiatrist with a medical degree from University of Southern California. As a psychoanalyst I completed the curriculum and treatment of cases through the Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis under the auspices of the American Psychoanalytic Association.
(202) 470-1496 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Joseph Michael Jeral
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
I am able to draw on both the psychoanalytic tradition, as well as medication therapy, and to use them in an integrated fashion.
I use talk therapy and, when necessary, medications, to help people get to a place in which they can listen to their own voice, and use their own strengths, to cope with life's challenges, to establish a meaningful vision for their life, and to carry it out. I help people with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties.
(202) 601-3747 
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Washington, DC 20037
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Christian Linton
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
I pursued psychoanalytic training out of a strong conviction that I would help people best through providing in-depth psychotherapy when indicated, in addition to or often instead of medication.
I believe listening - and being truly heard - is one of the most powerful therapeutic experiences. We are social beings, and if we have become isolated, or feel misunderstood, even ignored, we suffer deeply. I bring a high level of attentiveness to my work as a psychiatrist that provides the crucial foundation on which true growth and change can occur. I want to hear your story, to understand how your suffering, whatever its form, has come to be in the present day.
(202) 999-3811 
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Washington, DC 20037
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David E Scharff
Psychiatrist, MD, FABP
Verified
Psychoanalytic therapies work in depth to help people with their difficulties and life crises, even if the actual work has a short term focus on a life crisis.
I'm a psychoanalyst who works with adults, children, couples and families, and have a subspecialty in sexual difficulties. I have taught and written about issues across many areas of the life cycle, and am probably best known for my treatment and teaching about couple and family difficulties. Although I am a psychiatrist, I only prescribe for patients I treat with psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
(240) 209-9657 
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Washington, DC 20015
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Jill Savege Scharff
Psychiatrist, MD, FABP
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Certified in psychoanalysis for children and adults, I am well-known for applying this psychoanalytic approach to psychotherapy with couples and families, as well as individual adults and children.
I provide a trustworthy therapeutic relationship for couples, families, individuals, and children with anxiety and depression. I listen, follow your lead, ask for clarification and comment on your feelings and perceptions. Together, we focus on understanding and mastering your upsetting impulses and conflicts, and on modifying the way that early relationships affect current relationships. You’ll make links between your thoughts, feelings, and experiences now and in the past, decode your dreams, recognize your ways of protecting yourself, acknowledge how you have been held back, and move forward in career, friendship, and love.
(240) 635-8818 
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Washington, DC 20016
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Tuna Burgut
Psychiatrist, MD
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I have trained at Cornell and Columbia and am Board Certified in both Psychiatry and Neurology. Having trained in both specialties, I believe that brain and mind are inseparable, therefore I frequently evaluate my patients with multiple modalities.I am interested in assessing each patient comprehensively using multiple perspectives, including cognition, behavior, life story and personality. My practice focuses on patients living with mood, cognitive and behavioral problems which are sometimes in the context of other neurological symptoms. I am dedicated to helping my patients with mood disorders, behavioral disorders, cognitive concerns, anxiety, ADHD and other disorders.
(646) 699-3852 
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Washington, DC 20016
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Martha Blechar Gibbons
Psychiatric Nurse, PhD, APRN, BC
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Whether you are faced with a current challenge or trying to untangle a web of complicated issues from the past, we can work together to co-create a more meaningful life. I am a nurse psychotherapist in private practice in a residential setting with the option to work out of doors in a private garden area. I am eclectic in my approach, incorporating different modes of therapy designed to address the child, adolescent, couple, adult or family's issues and concerns. Since each person I see is unique in terms of what they are seeking in therapy, my approach is tailored to what that person presents.
(202) 759-8317 
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Washington, DC 20015
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Michael Mrizek
Psychiatrist, MD
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The character of my practice is a product of my extensive training and experience in both medical and psychological aspects of psychiatry. I bring a well-rounded capability to attend to my patient's individual needs and couch my experience within an interactional style that is genuine and interested in the person.
(202) 902-8845 
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Washington, DC 20007
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Dr. Vani Rao MD, PLLC
Psychiatrist, MD
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I am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. I am also the Director of Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Fellowship program at Hopkins. In April 2013 I was inducted into the Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence. This honor is given to the physicians who are "committed to excellence in patient care". My research interest is on psychiatric aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury (Pl read Traumatized Brain: Amazon) and made significant contributions to this field. I am currently have a private practice in Washington DC. I am board certified in Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry.
(202) 733-6502 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Swati Divakarla
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Swati Divakarla is a Board-Certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist. She has experience working in a variety of clinical settings. She uses evidence based medicine as a guide in medication management of a variety of psychiatric symptoms. She has also had experience in multiple modalities of psychotherapy. She has had experience with working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, and presenting with a variety of symptoms and problems.
(202) 915-6420 
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Washington, DC 20006
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Ralph Gemelli
Psychiatrist, MD
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I am a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and psychoanalyst providing individual psychotherapy, play therapy, couples therapy, pharmacotherapy and psychoanalysis to patients for the following presenting symptoms: anxiety, depression, poor school performance, stuttering, lack of motivation, and finding oneself in relationships with people who are devaluating and/or abusive. My interpersonal focus is to help each patient become aware of what he or she consciously or unconsciously does that prevents the patient from developing developmentally enhancing relationships with significant others.
(202) 868-8114 
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Washington, DC 20007
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Jessica Brown
Psychiatrist, MD
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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 
Washington, DC 20008
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Queer Ear Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, APRN
Verified
Book Online NOW - click on the website button for ht fastest service. The LGBTQIA+ (we embrace "Queer") community has the right to seek mental health medication just as we are. Perhaps you, or your child, are seeking medication management for anxiety, depression, or ADHD. Maybe you're trans/non-binary/gender-nonconforming and are tired of explaining everything to prescribers. Perhaps you're anxious or depressed about app dating or a recent kink or OnlyFans effort. Maybe, you're not out (or fully out) and need medication to help the anxiety.
(202) 816-6667 
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Washington, DC 20009
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Misty Embrey
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Embrey is an integrative and holistic child and adult psychiatrist in Washington DC. She is also seeing patients in Virginia, Maryland, and Wisconsin (virtually). Having trained at Johns Hopkins, she treats psychiatric illnesses with an approach that involves evaluation and treatment via traditional psychiatric methods, medications, and therapy. She also includes an assessment of how complementary interventions may be helpful toward finding mental, emotional, and spiritual balance and vitality.
(240) 600-1943 
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Washington, DC 20037
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Edward (Ed) Stern
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, APRN
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Now offering medication management services to the LGBTQIA community and beyond via Queer Ear Mental Health. Book Online NOW - click on the website button for ht fastest service
(202) 918-2642 
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Washington, DC 20006
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Caring Health LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP , BC, CRNP- C
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Hi dear, I am Patricia, I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Family Nurse Practitioner and I can manage broad areas of psychiatry and medical health needs. Whether you're dealing with personality or Mood Disorders I'm here to help. Seeking treatment to help manage your mental health issue can feel scary but you're making the right choice. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion, evidence-based Practice medication management, counselling and therapy to better manage your mental health During our sessions together we will build trust, support and a welcoming and open environment
(301) 822-2482 
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Washington, DC 20006
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Ashvin Sood
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Uncertainty, anxiety, sadness, anger, grief, and other complicated feelings are becoming commonplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a trained psychiatrist and therapist working in Washington DC, I want to help you navigate these difficult feelings through a holistic and comprehensive approach. From learning about your past to collaborating with your MD providers, my aim is to offer a comprehensive mental health service that provides therapy, medication if needed, and above all else, peace of mind knowing that someone is in your corner.
(202) 759-8564 
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Washington, DC 20016
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Arise & Shine Health Center, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MSN, PMHNPBC
Verified
We are Accepting New Patients Now, Walk-Ins, Same day appointments! We are board-certified Doctoral prepared Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, who specialize in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating various mental health conditions. We offer in-house FDA-approved ADHD Diagnostic Testing/treatment, Bipolar, Depression, ODD, Anxiety, PTSD, Panic Attacks, Anxiety, Addiction, Schizophrenia, etc. We also treat substance abuse disorder with suboxone, Vivitrol, and other medication.
(202) 820-4001 
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Washington, DC 20009
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Lawrence Ballon
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
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 
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Washington, DC 20006
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Sandra G. Hershberg
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
As a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, and teacher of other mental health professionals, I have an abiding belief in the importance of a strong connection between patient and therapist in order to achieve growth and change. I have been successful in helping individuals struggling with painful feeling states, such as anxiety and depression, and problematic relationships to modulate intense feelings and to feel freer in their minds and in their lives.
(301) 852-5301 
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Washington, DC 20008


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Psychoanalytic Psychiatrists
Psychoanalysis is an in-depth form of therapy. The client learns what conscious and unconscious wishes drive their patterns of thinking and behavior on the theory that, by making the unconscious conscious, they will make more educated choices over how they think and act.

If you're looking for psychoanalysis in Washington or for Washington psychoanalysis these professionals provide psychoanalytic therapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychoanalytic group therapy in Washington. They include Washington Psychoanalysts, Psychoanalytic therapists, Psychoanalytic psychologists, psychotherapists in Washington and Psychoanalytic counselors.

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. 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 , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Washington, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of 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.