Psychiatrists in Bethesda, MD

Photo of Wubeshet Tesema, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Bethesda, MD
Wubeshet Tesema
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Hi, there. I am Wubeshet (Wube),
Hi, there. I am Wubeshet (Wube),
(240) 624-2967 View (240) 624-2967
Photo of Yvonne McKenzie, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Bethesda, MD
Yvonne McKenzie
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Dr. Yvonne. Do you feel pulled in a thousand directions and not able to put it all together? Are you struggling to keep up with your responsibilities? It's time to be kind to yourself and together we will address issues and come to a manageable regimen designed for you. Whether you're dealing with feeling overwhelmed, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help.
Hello, I'm Dr. Yvonne. Do you feel pulled in a thousand directions and not able to put it all together? Are you struggling to keep up with your responsibilities? It's time to be kind to yourself and together we will address issues and come to a manageable regimen designed for you. Whether you're dealing with feeling overwhelmed, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help.
(240) 226-1997 View (240) 226-1997
Photo of Dasheara Duck, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Bethesda, MD
Dasheara Duck
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Duck
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Hi, My name is Dasheara Duck and I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I began my career as a assertive community health nurse working in Baltimore city and surrounding areas to bring awareness to mental health in the community. In 2016, I transitioned into the hospital setting where I specialized as a crisis stabilization nurse in the emergency room and a inpatient psychiatric nurse. In 2019 I decided to further my career as a psychiatric mental health nurse Practitioner.
Hi, My name is Dasheara Duck and I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I began my career as a assertive community health nurse working in Baltimore city and surrounding areas to bring awareness to mental health in the community. In 2016, I transitioned into the hospital setting where I specialized as a crisis stabilization nurse in the emergency room and a inpatient psychiatric nurse. In 2019 I decided to further my career as a psychiatric mental health nurse Practitioner.
(240) 689-3193 View (240) 689-3193
Photo of Washington Ctr for Women's & Children's Wellness, Psychiatrist in Bethesda, MD
Washington Ctr for Women's & Children's Wellness
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
You don't have to suffer alone anymore. We specialize in taking excellent care of women and children. Our focus is on the overall wellness of the person, not merely the individual symptoms or diagnoses. We listen to you and work with you to reach the life you deserve.
You don't have to suffer alone anymore. We specialize in taking excellent care of women and children. Our focus is on the overall wellness of the person, not merely the individual symptoms or diagnoses. We listen to you and work with you to reach the life you deserve.
(301) 679-7575 View (301) 679-7575
Photo of Linda Nji, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Bethesda, MD
Linda Nji
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Hello, My name is Linda! I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I earned my Master of Science in Nursing at Walden University. Furthermore, I have about 7 years of experience in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric mental health care.
Hello, My name is Linda! I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I earned my Master of Science in Nursing at Walden University. Furthermore, I have about 7 years of experience in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric mental health care.
(240) 830-7163 View (240) 830-7163
Photo of Karon Jones, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Bethesda, MD
Karon Jones
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
I’m a psychiatric nurse practitioner with over 25 years of experience, and I’m passionate about providing mental health treatment to individuals with anxiety, mood, and psychotic disorders. Throughout my years of successful practice, my goal has always been to provide a safe, shame-free environment for my patients as we work together to manage their mental health needs. My office is a judgment-free environment where you’ll always feel safe, comfortable, and accepted.
I’m a psychiatric nurse practitioner with over 25 years of experience, and I’m passionate about providing mental health treatment to individuals with anxiety, mood, and psychotic disorders. Throughout my years of successful practice, my goal has always been to provide a safe, shame-free environment for my patients as we work together to manage their mental health needs. My office is a judgment-free environment where you’ll always feel safe, comfortable, and accepted.
(786) 671-0692 View (786) 671-0692
Photo of Adebisi Ayodele, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Bethesda, MD
Adebisi Ayodele
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Let's connect and work together! Are you feeling exhausted, low energy, having trouble sleeping, feeling sad or down? Are you having excessive fears or worry or extreme feelings of guilt? Are you having difficulty coping with daily problems or stress? Do you feel withdrawn from friends and activities? Have you noticed drastic mood changes of highs and lows? There is a reason why you feel the way you do, and there is help. I am here to listen, empathize, and try to understand how these issues affect you and your loved ones. Remember, your mental health can affect your physical health.
Let's connect and work together! Are you feeling exhausted, low energy, having trouble sleeping, feeling sad or down? Are you having excessive fears or worry or extreme feelings of guilt? Are you having difficulty coping with daily problems or stress? Do you feel withdrawn from friends and activities? Have you noticed drastic mood changes of highs and lows? There is a reason why you feel the way you do, and there is help. I am here to listen, empathize, and try to understand how these issues affect you and your loved ones. Remember, your mental health can affect your physical health.
(240) 297-7755 View (240) 297-7755
Photo of Laurette Abunaw, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Bethesda, MD
Laurette Abunaw
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
I am a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with a specialization in psychiatry. I have over 17 years of combined clinical experience as a nurse and nurse practitioner working in acute care and outpatient clinical/healthcare settings such as hospitals, day treatment centers, home care, hospice facilities, rehabilitation centers, and long-term care facilities. With this diverse background, I have served as a contributing nurse practitioner at MedStar St. Mary's Hospital providing psychiatric and mental health services on the behavioral, medical and emergency department units.
I am a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with a specialization in psychiatry. I have over 17 years of combined clinical experience as a nurse and nurse practitioner working in acute care and outpatient clinical/healthcare settings such as hospitals, day treatment centers, home care, hospice facilities, rehabilitation centers, and long-term care facilities. With this diverse background, I have served as a contributing nurse practitioner at MedStar St. Mary's Hospital providing psychiatric and mental health services on the behavioral, medical and emergency department units.
(443) 365-2551 View (443) 365-2551
Photo of Maria Lourdes Castiniera, Psychiatrist in Bethesda, MD
Maria Lourdes Castiniera
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Accepting New Patients! I'm Lourdes Castineira, a board-certified psychiatrist with a deep commitment to providing compassionate mental health care. I specialize in serving adults of all ages, including those up to 40, aged 41-64, and elders 65 and above. My expertise covers a broad spectrum of mental health disorders, including anxiety, trauma, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, psychosis, and thought disorders. I'm dedicated to delivering culturally sensitive and compassionate-focused care, with a strong emphasis on psychopharmacological treatment.
Accepting New Patients! I'm Lourdes Castineira, a board-certified psychiatrist with a deep commitment to providing compassionate mental health care. I specialize in serving adults of all ages, including those up to 40, aged 41-64, and elders 65 and above. My expertise covers a broad spectrum of mental health disorders, including anxiety, trauma, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, psychosis, and thought disorders. I'm dedicated to delivering culturally sensitive and compassionate-focused care, with a strong emphasis on psychopharmacological treatment.
(240) 376-3344 View (240) 376-3344
Photo of Amar Mukhtar, Psychiatrist in Bethesda, MD
Amar Mukhtar
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
My training and experience have taught me to approach mental healthcare from a holistic point of view. This includes mind, body, and spirit. I use evidence-based research to guide my practice, leaning on teachings from a biomedical, cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic, and social perspective. I have experience working in integrated healthcare models and therefore enjoy working closely with therapists. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life and therefore place a high value on multicultural understanding. I provide services in both English and Arabic.
My training and experience have taught me to approach mental healthcare from a holistic point of view. This includes mind, body, and spirit. I use evidence-based research to guide my practice, leaning on teachings from a biomedical, cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic, and social perspective. I have experience working in integrated healthcare models and therefore enjoy working closely with therapists. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life and therefore place a high value on multicultural understanding. I provide services in both English and Arabic.
(240) 873-1852 View (240) 873-1852
Photo of Dr Joanne Psychiatry NP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Bethesda, MD
Dr Joanne Psychiatry NP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20817  (Online Only)
New patients are always accepted! Dr. Patterson offers modern, quality mental health treatment using a secure telepsychiatry platform. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, she believes that the most important aspect of care is listening to the client's unique story. Although medication management is a large part of her role, medicine is only prescribed when absolutely necessary. Dr. Patterson will assess your genetics, reproductive hormonal events, as well as life events/stressors and responses to them. Dr. Patterson also specializes in child and adolescent mental health.
New patients are always accepted! Dr. Patterson offers modern, quality mental health treatment using a secure telepsychiatry platform. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, she believes that the most important aspect of care is listening to the client's unique story. Although medication management is a large part of her role, medicine is only prescribed when absolutely necessary. Dr. Patterson will assess your genetics, reproductive hormonal events, as well as life events/stressors and responses to them. Dr. Patterson also specializes in child and adolescent mental health.
(240) 534-1910 View (240) 534-1910
Photo of Pavan Nath Segal, Psychiatrist in Bethesda, MD
Pavan Nath Segal
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
I pride myself on being a caring, compassionate, and highly skilled psychiatrist. I am committed to understanding each patient and his or her unique situation. Furthermore, I utilize the most contemporary treatments available in mental healthcare to effectively treat my patients and bring about positive change in their lives. My particular areas of expertise include working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I am board certified in both child and adolescent psychiatry and general adult psychiatry. I have served as the medical director for psychiatric services at a number of the largest psychiatric centers in the nation.
I pride myself on being a caring, compassionate, and highly skilled psychiatrist. I am committed to understanding each patient and his or her unique situation. Furthermore, I utilize the most contemporary treatments available in mental healthcare to effectively treat my patients and bring about positive change in their lives. My particular areas of expertise include working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I am board certified in both child and adolescent psychiatry and general adult psychiatry. I have served as the medical director for psychiatric services at a number of the largest psychiatric centers in the nation.
(240) 453-4739 View (240) 453-4739
Photo of Amita Jha, Psychiatrist in Bethesda, MD
Amita Jha
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
To make appointments please visit us at www.BethesdapsychiatryMD.com or call us 202-999-5712. We accept care first, Cigna, UHC and Aetna Insurances. Board-certified adult psychiatrist, Boston University, with 25 years of experience. We are a comprehensive psychiatry service, offering medication management with board-certified psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, 8 licensed psychotherapists in our practice. Easy scheduling, check availability by clicking the website button on the left for online appointments and detailed information.
To make appointments please visit us at www.BethesdapsychiatryMD.com or call us 202-999-5712. We accept care first, Cigna, UHC and Aetna Insurances. Board-certified adult psychiatrist, Boston University, with 25 years of experience. We are a comprehensive psychiatry service, offering medication management with board-certified psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, 8 licensed psychotherapists in our practice. Easy scheduling, check availability by clicking the website button on the left for online appointments and detailed information.
(240) 453-4561 View (240) 453-4561
Photo of Anissa Maroof, Psychiatrist in Bethesda, MD
Anissa Maroof
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20816
I am currently working with patients who primarily suffer from anxiety and mood disorders, but I do have experience in treating some patients with primary thought disorders. I currently treat patients with eating disorders, OCD, and dually diagnosed patients. If you are ready for your life to improve, and for your circumstances to change, then I may a good fit as your treatment provider. I no longer treat patients requiring medication assisted treatment with buprenorphine, but I do specialize in treating primary general psychiatric conditions, with substance use disorders as a secondary concern.
I am currently working with patients who primarily suffer from anxiety and mood disorders, but I do have experience in treating some patients with primary thought disorders. I currently treat patients with eating disorders, OCD, and dually diagnosed patients. If you are ready for your life to improve, and for your circumstances to change, then I may a good fit as your treatment provider. I no longer treat patients requiring medication assisted treatment with buprenorphine, but I do specialize in treating primary general psychiatric conditions, with substance use disorders as a secondary concern.
(301) 684-5060 View (301) 684-5060
Photo of Ugonma Nwokorie, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Bethesda, MD
Ugonma Nwokorie
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Hi! Ugonma “Peace” is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She holds BSN and she graduated from Walden University with Masters Degree in nursing and a certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She works with all ages and helps people find recovery through the path that is right for them via psychotropic medications and therapy or lifestyle interventions for children, adolescences,
Hi! Ugonma “Peace” is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She holds BSN and she graduated from Walden University with Masters Degree in nursing and a certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She works with all ages and helps people find recovery through the path that is right for them via psychotropic medications and therapy or lifestyle interventions for children, adolescences,
(240) 451-8736 View (240) 451-8736
Photo of Gezel Saheli, Psychiatrist in Bethesda, MD
Gezel Saheli
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20810
Ideal client is someone who is looking for a partner in their ability to improve their mental health.
Ideal client is someone who is looking for a partner in their ability to improve their mental health.
(973) 363-2339 View (973) 363-2339
Photo of Angela Enyioma, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Bethesda, MD
Angela Enyioma
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Angela. I am an APRN, PMHNP-BC, with 14 years of experience as a psych nurse and three years as a psych nurse practitioner working with clients with varied mental health challenges.
Hi, my name is Angela. I am an APRN, PMHNP-BC, with 14 years of experience as a psych nurse and three years as a psych nurse practitioner working with clients with varied mental health challenges.
(240) 789-4699 View (240) 789-4699
Photo of Jane Francis Ndenka, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Bethesda, MD
Jane Francis Ndenka
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Hello there! My name is Jane Francis Ndenka and I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I am not sure what brings you here today, but I'm ready to listen to you and see if together we can find a solution to your problems. I will listen to you, and take your values into account when discussing treatment options. If you found me on any other site, here is the preferred way to book with me. Give me a call or send me an email and I will get back to you shortly. Have a good day.
Hello there! My name is Jane Francis Ndenka and I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I am not sure what brings you here today, but I'm ready to listen to you and see if together we can find a solution to your problems. I will listen to you, and take your values into account when discussing treatment options. If you found me on any other site, here is the preferred way to book with me. Give me a call or send me an email and I will get back to you shortly. Have a good day.
(240) 743-3473 View (240) 743-3473
Photo of Natalie Hart, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Bethesda, MD
Natalie Hart
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Dr. Natalie Hart, a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Commonly, the focus of my interactions with clients is medication management. However, my approach is always holistic, regardless of the reason for the interaction. I believe therapeutic engagement with clients is required for effective treatment. My expertise is psychiatric medication education, with a focus on evidence-based management of major depression and anxiety disorders. I am also experienced in psychopharmacologic management of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Hello, I am Dr. Natalie Hart, a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Commonly, the focus of my interactions with clients is medication management. However, my approach is always holistic, regardless of the reason for the interaction. I believe therapeutic engagement with clients is required for effective treatment. My expertise is psychiatric medication education, with a focus on evidence-based management of major depression and anxiety disorders. I am also experienced in psychopharmacologic management of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
(240) 913-8733 View (240) 913-8733
Photo of Gladstone Psychiatry and Wellness , Psychiatrist in Bethesda, MD
Gladstone Psychiatry and Wellness
Psychiatrist, LCSW, MD, CRNP
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Mental Health Care – For Everyone. At Gladstone Psychiatry, we believe everyone deserves access to high-quality mental health care. We use an individualized approach to help clients get their lives back on track. Our treatment approach is more than just medicine. Our psychiatrists work with you to provide evidence-based treatments, unique to your lifestyle and challenges. We believe in a holistic view of medicine and provide personalized care to each patient, while making it affordable, inclusive and easy to access.
Mental Health Care – For Everyone. At Gladstone Psychiatry, we believe everyone deserves access to high-quality mental health care. We use an individualized approach to help clients get their lives back on track. Our treatment approach is more than just medicine. Our psychiatrists work with you to provide evidence-based treatments, unique to your lifestyle and challenges. We believe in a holistic view of medicine and provide personalized care to each patient, while making it affordable, inclusive and easy to access.
(443) 708-5856 View (443) 708-5856

See more therapy options for Bethesda

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Bethesda, MD

100+

Average cost per session

$167

Psychiatrists in Bethesda, MD who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
93% Depression
79% Bipolar Disorder
74% ADHD
69% Trauma and PTSD
62% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
59% Medication Management

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Cigna and Evernorth
82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
80% Aetna

How Psychiatrists in Bethesda, MD see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
26% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Bethesda?

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.