Depression Psychiatrists in Chevy Chase, MD

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Carlos Blanco
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified
I am a board-certified psychiatrist working in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Maryland specializing in psychopharmacology and talk therapy. I approach every patient as an individual with their own unique thoughts, feelings and traits and work in a collaborative way to identify and achieve your individual goals. I am an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of anxiety, depression , bipolar disorder, and impulsivity (such as gambling) as well as in the treatment of psychiatric disorders in breast cancer survivors. I evaluate and treat patients of all severities with an emphasis on difficult to treat cases.
(202) 953-6448 
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Jeanne Holzgrefe
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified
I am a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety, depression , ADHD, relationship issues, and transitions in life. I also have extensive experience with a variety of other mental health issues. Therapy, I believe, is a collaborative exploration of important aspects of one's present and past, in order to develop alternative coping mechanisms and strategies for growth, to relieve suffering, to foster healthy relationships, and to attain one's personal goals. I have had much success in helping patients along a path to better mental health and functioning.
(301) 298-2836 
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Louis Ari Kopolow
Psychiatrist, MD, DLFAPA, ACP, CGP
Verified
You may be feeling anxious, depressed , fearful, angry, uncomfortable in social situations, or experiencing other emotional difficulties. Perhaps someone you care about is having problems. Although psychological issues can cause upsetting thoughts and feelings, physiology (body and brain) may also play a role. An evaluation with a holistic-focused psychiatrist can help you make sense of things and find treatments that work. As a Board Certified psychiatrist for 25+ years, I have specialized training and experience in recognizing and treating emotional and medical issues. My therapeutic style is active, collaborative, and solution focused.
(240) 813-3333 x14 
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Sandra G. Hershberg
Psychiatrist, MD
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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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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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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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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Alok Rawat
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Doesn't take insurance/disability,out of pocket only Doesn't write scripts for controlled substances/benzos/xanax/klonopin/ativan FOCUS- Depression ,Anxiety,PsychConsult,Bipolar,OCD,CBT,Behavioral Therapy,Marriage/Grief Counseling,PsychMedReview.
My name is Dr. Alok Rawat. I am a board-certified psychiatrist with a focus on helping people with anxiety and mood disorders, serving the Bethesda/Chevy Chase/Kensington area as well as the Ellicott City/Columbia area. I specialize in life-coaching and helping you find a better balance in your life, especially for busy professionals who want a goal-oriented approach to psychiatry. My interventions are evidence-based and time limited. I practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as life-coaching and motivational techniques, I also provide medication management where indicated.
(443) 345-4876 
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P. D. Patel
Psychiatrist, MD
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I am a board certified Psychiatrist and I greatly enjoy helping people of all ages. My special interests include the treatment of: depression , bi-polar and mood disorders, ADHD, Psychotic Disorders, General and Specific anxiety and OCD. I understand that having a child with Autism can be difficult for many reasons, please know that I am able to see and treat children on the spectrum.
(571) 517-1773 
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Rose Ambrose
Psychiatrist, MD
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I have a particular interest in the treatment of Adult ADHD as well as concerns such as depression , anxiety, OCD, postpartum symptoms, and parenting and relationship issues.
Currently accepting New Patients. It can be hard to take the first step in getting help and whether it’s with me or another professional, I encourage you to reach out. My goal is to make getting started with treatment less stressful and provide high quality, empathetic, and non-judgmental care. I’m a board-certified psychiatrist and I maintain a small private practice in order to offer my patients responsive care. Availability: Currently seeing patients throughout Maryland or in-office at my Howard County location.
(410) 846-6456 
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Chevy Chase, MD 20825
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Amita Jha
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified
Extensive experience in treating depression , bipolar ds, anxiety ds, eating ds, panic ds, OCD, personality ds and other problems related to life-changing situations.
Board-certified adult psychiatrist, Boston University, with 25 years of experience. Accepted Insurances, Care first and BCBS/ Cigna/Aetna and UHC. Easy scheduling, check availability by clicking the website button on the left for online appointments and detailed information. We are a comprehensive psychiatry service, offering medication management with board-certified psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, 8 licensed psychotherapists in our practice. We accept care first, Cigna, UHC and Aetna Insurances. To make appointments please visit us at www.BethesdapsychiatryMD.com or call us 301-468-1001/1002.
(240) 453-4561 
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Chevy Chase, MD 20825
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Gonzalo Laje
Psychiatrist, MD, MHSc, FAPA
Verified
I have published peer-reviewed articles in many areas including Autism Spectrum Disorders, depression , bipolar disorder, diagnosis and use of medication in children and adults.
Have you or your loved one been experiencing emotional or behavioral difficulties? I believe that through a thorough diagnostic process and integrated treatment we can restore health and wellbeing. My name is Gonzalo Laje and I am a doubled Board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with over 25 years of experience and special interest in psychopharmacology. I completed my training at NYU/Bellevue Hospital and NIMH/Children's in DC. I evaluate and treat patients of all ages and severities with an emphasis on difficult to treat cases. My goal is to alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
(301) 576-6044 
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Emee Ta
Psychiatrist, MD
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Board-certified psychiatrist specializing in treating depression , anxiety, and trauma/stressor-related disorders in emerging adults, young professionals, and college students. I practice with a comprehensive and holistic biopsychosocial model of psychiatry that closely intertwines a thoughtful and informed approach to prescribing with psychotherapy. Outside of private practice, I also work as a staff psychiatrist at the student health center at George Washington University.
(301) 701-3941 
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Jill Savege Scharff
Psychiatrist, MD, FABP
Verified
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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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Melissa Shepard
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
I have dealt with anxiety and depression and know how hard it can be.
Now accepting new self-pay patients in Maryland only. Hi, I'm Melissa (aka Dr. Shepard)! Since deciding to pursue psychiatry, I've made it my mission to end mental health stigma, increase access to care and make mental health treatment less scary.
(301) 265-2644 
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Falk W Lohoff
Psychiatrist, MD
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I am double Board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine and specialize in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD and addictions. I completed my training at the University of Pennsylvania and have special interest in neuropsychopharmacology and psychotherapy. My overall goal is to alleviate your symptoms and increase your quality of life.
(301) 761-4191 
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Gift of Dreams Wellness and Consulting, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse, DNP, MDiv, MPH, MSN
Verified
At The Gift of Dreams, you will have your specific needs met in a way that is collaborative, comfortable, and conscientious. Dr. Mekeshia Bates will work with you and for you to ensure that you are meeting your individual therapeutic goals and becoming the person you have always been capable of being. In unison, you and Dr. Bates will work to remove negative behavioral and thought patterns that give rise to problems in your life, helping you to become a happier, more fulfilled person. She will always help you to make your dreams your reality!
(301) 327-2817 
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Stephen M Weissman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Overwhelmed? Frustrated with people in your life? Trouble at school, work or home? Change can happen. I see adolescents, adults and couples. I'm direct, open, collaborative. My style is eclectic, practical and problem-solving. I prescribe anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medications when indicated. Psychotherapy is a two-way street. It begins with a consultation, when together we clarify what's troubling you. During that first encounter, we road-test our compatibility as communicators and collaborators. In psycho-therapy, "one size" does not fit all. You should meet more than one clinician before deciding whom to work with.
(202) 499-2635 
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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John Daken
Psychiatrist, MD, BC
Verified
I am a board-certified psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience. Proficient in both medication treatment and psychotherapy, I provide a whole-client approach. I take the time to hear the breadth and depth of your experience, and dedicate the same effort to crafting a treatment plan in a spirit of collaboration. I develop medication regimens tailored to your needs and update them as needed. I also provide both individual and group psychotherapy. I have a particular interest in making mental health care accessible to all members of our diverse community. Go to www.polarus.net to learn about our money-back guarantee.
(240) 230-3217 
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Pavan Nath Segal
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
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 
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Hedy Howard
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
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 
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Eric Taswell
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"No man is an island...", John Donne wrote. No woman, either. From birth, we depend upon relationships to give life meaning. But life sometimes leaves us feeling alone with our troubles. We may feel misunderstood, sad, worried, scared or angry. We may struggle with our direction, fall short of our hopes, suffer a loss. Yet our social connections are at the core of our humanity. That is why I believe talking can help to relieve suffering and create new directions. I strive to help by listening carefully and reflecting with you to better understand obstacles to a more fulfilling life.
(301) 685-0781 
Chevy Chase, MD 20815


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Depression Psychiatrists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression psychiatrists in Chevy Chase. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Chevy Chase 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 Chevy Chase 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 Chevy Chase, 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. Chevy Chase Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.