Psychiatrists in Gaithersburg, MD

Photo of Juddy Morgan, DNP, PMHNP, FNP-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Juddy Morgan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20877  (Online Only)
My name is Juddy Morgan, a board-certified PMHNP/FNP. Very knowledgeable and dedicated to the needs of clients served. An expert in medication management for ADHD, depression, anxiety, and various other mental health disorders. I have more than 5 years of experience in various mental health settings working with clients across the lifespan with a primary focus on the pediatric population.
My name is Juddy Morgan, a board-certified PMHNP/FNP. Very knowledgeable and dedicated to the needs of clients served. An expert in medication management for ADHD, depression, anxiety, and various other mental health disorders. I have more than 5 years of experience in various mental health settings working with clients across the lifespan with a primary focus on the pediatric population.
(443) 978-1330 View (443) 978-1330
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Ciara M Smith
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Not accepting new clients
The choice to seek mental health services can be challenging. I recognize that everyone may experience normal and unexpected highs and lows of life. No matter what stage you are at, I am committed to meeting you on the pathway to wellness. Listening to understand is a primary principle that I follow to give you the most individualized and collaborative experience. Additional time is given to ensure your needs and goals are thoroughly communicated before making clinically appropriate treatment recommendations. I specialize in taking a holistic approach with medication management.
The choice to seek mental health services can be challenging. I recognize that everyone may experience normal and unexpected highs and lows of life. No matter what stage you are at, I am committed to meeting you on the pathway to wellness. Listening to understand is a primary principle that I follow to give you the most individualized and collaborative experience. Additional time is given to ensure your needs and goals are thoroughly communicated before making clinically appropriate treatment recommendations. I specialize in taking a holistic approach with medication management.
(301) 780-4655 View (301) 780-4655
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Mary W Tarawalie
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Hello, I'm Mary. Are you down, unable to focus or feel like your head is scattered with thoughts? Are you unable to get things done or get along with family and friends?
Hello, I'm Mary. Are you down, unable to focus or feel like your head is scattered with thoughts? Are you unable to get things done or get along with family and friends?
(301) 691-4621 View (301) 691-4621
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Kasheria West
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20877  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed by your mental health challenges, unsure of where to turn for support? Are you searching for personalized care that addresses your unique needs and goals? As a nurse practitioner specializing in medication management and supportive psychotherapy, I am here to help you navigate these difficulties. My approach centers on providing compassionate, evidence-based care that empowers you to take control of your mental health journey.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by your mental health challenges, unsure of where to turn for support? Are you searching for personalized care that addresses your unique needs and goals? As a nurse practitioner specializing in medication management and supportive psychotherapy, I am here to help you navigate these difficulties. My approach centers on providing compassionate, evidence-based care that empowers you to take control of your mental health journey.
(240) 624-6404 View (240) 624-6404
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Mai Center for Wellness and Energy Therapies
Psychiatric Nurse, PhD, APRN, BC-P
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Our veterans and their family members are a priority to me. I also welcome clients and their pets who have been dealing with chronic medical illness and pain. I have seen clients for many years who are managing addiction and related couple/family issues. I spent decades in hospital settings seeing clients with all sorts of grieving concerns. From health, lifestyle, legal, and stress management to end-of-life challenges, I am delighted to assist clients to approach situations in a hopeful, pragmatic, and strategic manner with the goal of achieving greater mind, body, and spirit health and wellness.
Our veterans and their family members are a priority to me. I also welcome clients and their pets who have been dealing with chronic medical illness and pain. I have seen clients for many years who are managing addiction and related couple/family issues. I spent decades in hospital settings seeing clients with all sorts of grieving concerns. From health, lifestyle, legal, and stress management to end-of-life challenges, I am delighted to assist clients to approach situations in a hopeful, pragmatic, and strategic manner with the goal of achieving greater mind, body, and spirit health and wellness.
(301) 804-6490 View (301) 804-6490
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Jessica Janey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
The patient always comes first. This means spending the time needed to get to the root of the problem, taking a holistic approach to look at the myriad factors that influence mental health, and providing a safe and comfortable environment where healing can occur. As a psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner, I can manage and treat a wide range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and PTSD. I value providing special attention to individual needs, personal history, stressful or traumatic experiences, and concerns about medications.
The patient always comes first. This means spending the time needed to get to the root of the problem, taking a holistic approach to look at the myriad factors that influence mental health, and providing a safe and comfortable environment where healing can occur. As a psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner, I can manage and treat a wide range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and PTSD. I value providing special attention to individual needs, personal history, stressful or traumatic experiences, and concerns about medications.
(301) 900-6547 View (301) 900-6547
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Kolossal Healthcare Services LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMH-BC
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate and dedicated Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with a deep passion for mental health wellness and a commitment to helping individuals achieve optimal well-being. I specialize in Anxiety disorders, Depression, Adjustment disorders Eating disorders, Mood disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in teens and adults.
I am a compassionate and dedicated Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with a deep passion for mental health wellness and a commitment to helping individuals achieve optimal well-being. I specialize in Anxiety disorders, Depression, Adjustment disorders Eating disorders, Mood disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in teens and adults.
(443) 251-3050 View (443) 251-3050
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Authentic Mental Wellness, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP, PMH
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
At Authentic Mental Wellness, your mental health is our priority. Care is the cornerstone of our practice. You will be evaluated by an excellent professional. Visit our website at www.authenticmentalwellnessllc.com
At Authentic Mental Wellness, your mental health is our priority. Care is the cornerstone of our practice. You will be evaluated by an excellent professional. Visit our website at www.authenticmentalwellnessllc.com
(301) 327-2213 View (301) 327-2213
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Lily Parsey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Not accepting new clients
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who works with adults 18 years and above. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings for several years which has broadened my perspective. I chose to work in this field out of a passion to help and not as a job. I try to follow in the footsteps of my father who was an old fashioned family doctor. He believed in taking time with each person instead of getting them in and out the door in 10 minutes. My focus is to provide comprehensive medication management, however I strongly believe that this goes hand-in-hand with listening, conversation, and discuss
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who works with adults 18 years and above. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings for several years which has broadened my perspective. I chose to work in this field out of a passion to help and not as a job. I try to follow in the footsteps of my father who was an old fashioned family doctor. He believed in taking time with each person instead of getting them in and out the door in 10 minutes. My focus is to provide comprehensive medication management, however I strongly believe that this goes hand-in-hand with listening, conversation, and discuss
(301) 381-1394 View (301) 381-1394
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Dr. Andrea Papa-Molter
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
(240) 789-4357 View (240) 789-4357
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Shannon Bucciarelli
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, B-C
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
My ideal client would understand that the journey to wellness and recovery requires time, effort, and patience. They would be receptive to treatment suggestions which may include psychotherapy, behavioral interventions, and medication options. My patients would take an active role in their care, and engage in open and honest communication with their provider.
My ideal client would understand that the journey to wellness and recovery requires time, effort, and patience. They would be receptive to treatment suggestions which may include psychotherapy, behavioral interventions, and medication options. My patients would take an active role in their care, and engage in open and honest communication with their provider.
(240) 650-9558 View (240) 650-9558
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Jimmy Chen
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20886
Our approach is tailored to meet each client's need. We provide psychiatric assessment and medication management services. We also provide individual, family, couples, and group therapy for adults, adolescents, and children.
Our approach is tailored to meet each client's need. We provide psychiatric assessment and medication management services. We also provide individual, family, couples, and group therapy for adults, adolescents, and children.
(301) 852-5019 View (301) 852-5019
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Amoah Asante
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
My ideal client is an adult who is struggling with adult ADHD & depression. You may feel overwhelmed and struggle to complete tasks and you may experience a lack of motivation and energy that makes it challenging to engage in these tasks or daily activities. You might find it difficult to get out of bed or take care of basic tasks due to depressive symptoms.
My ideal client is an adult who is struggling with adult ADHD & depression. You may feel overwhelmed and struggle to complete tasks and you may experience a lack of motivation and energy that makes it challenging to engage in these tasks or daily activities. You might find it difficult to get out of bed or take care of basic tasks due to depressive symptoms.
(240) 913-8711 View (240) 913-8711
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Adaku Anike
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (Online Only)
Board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with great interpersonal skills and experience in emergency room psych consult, inpatient, and outpatient health care settings.
Board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with great interpersonal skills and experience in emergency room psych consult, inpatient, and outpatient health care settings.
(301) 450-6907 View (301) 450-6907
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Dr. Temitope Akinladenu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
I believe the right for every individual is to receive quality mental health services. I am a doctoral prepared, nationally board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner trained to treat all ages. I have a decade of healthcare experience in inpatient, outpatient, PHP, and IOP settings. My passion is to provide comprehensive care that focuses on client needs and empower full participation in their own treatment. I incorporate supportive therapy, use of positive coping skills and medication management (if needed). I believe educating how medications work in the brain is important for clients to know and understand
I believe the right for every individual is to receive quality mental health services. I am a doctoral prepared, nationally board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner trained to treat all ages. I have a decade of healthcare experience in inpatient, outpatient, PHP, and IOP settings. My passion is to provide comprehensive care that focuses on client needs and empower full participation in their own treatment. I incorporate supportive therapy, use of positive coping skills and medication management (if needed). I believe educating how medications work in the brain is important for clients to know and understand
(240) 734-3384 View (240) 734-3384
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Layan Zhang
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
I am double board-certified in Child Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry. My practice philosophy is to first educate my patients and their legal guardians the most up-to-date treatment guidelines on the issues they present, ensure they fully understand treatment protocols, and then work together to make treatment decisions. I will be there for my patients all the way to their recovery.
I am double board-certified in Child Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry. My practice philosophy is to first educate my patients and their legal guardians the most up-to-date treatment guidelines on the issues they present, ensure they fully understand treatment protocols, and then work together to make treatment decisions. I will be there for my patients all the way to their recovery.
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Sandra Krotman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMH-NP, BC
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
My name is Sandra Krotman. I am a Board certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner ( PMHNP-BC) with prescriptive privileges. Every person has concerns they struggle with during their lifetime. Some people struggle on and off, and for others, the path is filled with twists, turns, slippery rocks, and possibly big boulders. Wherever you are on your journey, I can meet you on your route, and help you navigate your mental health needs. We can create a comprehensive treatment plan after an assessment and evaluation, discuss options such as therapy, medication management, or combination of both.
My name is Sandra Krotman. I am a Board certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner ( PMHNP-BC) with prescriptive privileges. Every person has concerns they struggle with during their lifetime. Some people struggle on and off, and for others, the path is filled with twists, turns, slippery rocks, and possibly big boulders. Wherever you are on your journey, I can meet you on your route, and help you navigate your mental health needs. We can create a comprehensive treatment plan after an assessment and evaluation, discuss options such as therapy, medication management, or combination of both.
(240) 616-4388 View (240) 616-4388
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Fynda Fillie-Faboe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP-PM
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Fynda Fillie-Favoe is a Board Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner-Psychiatric Mental Health (CRNP-PMH) with over twenty years of experience in working inpatient and outpatient settings. Her experience includes contract work in psychiatry and medical-surgical nursing in several states. In her home state of Maryland, Fynda was also a Delegating Nurse Case Manager working in the community with individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Fynda Fillie-Favoe is a Board Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner-Psychiatric Mental Health (CRNP-PMH) with over twenty years of experience in working inpatient and outpatient settings. Her experience includes contract work in psychiatry and medical-surgical nursing in several states. In her home state of Maryland, Fynda was also a Delegating Nurse Case Manager working in the community with individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities.
(301) 781-5325 View (301) 781-5325
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Kristene Smith
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I diagnose, prescribe, treat, and manage patients with mental health illnesses such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and ADHD. I have over 15 years of nursing experience that includes medical-surgical, telemetry and psychiatry. I believe that one of my advantages as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is my extensive history and background within those various settings. I view each patient as an individual and take an integrative approach to treatment.
As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I diagnose, prescribe, treat, and manage patients with mental health illnesses such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and ADHD. I have over 15 years of nursing experience that includes medical-surgical, telemetry and psychiatry. I believe that one of my advantages as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is my extensive history and background within those various settings. I view each patient as an individual and take an integrative approach to treatment.
(240) 384-3086 View (240) 384-3086
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Insight Wellness Center
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, BSc
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879  (Online Only)
Are you seeking a safe space where your mental health concerns are met with understanding, empathy, and personalized attention? Look no further than Insight Wellness Center. Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to providing you with the highest standard of compassionate care tailored to your unique need. We believe in the power of personalized treatment plans that honor your individual journey to healing. We're here to walk alongside you every step of the way, offering encouragement, validation, and genuine compassion as you navigate the ups and downs of your mental health journey.
Are you seeking a safe space where your mental health concerns are met with understanding, empathy, and personalized attention? Look no further than Insight Wellness Center. Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to providing you with the highest standard of compassionate care tailored to your unique need. We believe in the power of personalized treatment plans that honor your individual journey to healing. We're here to walk alongside you every step of the way, offering encouragement, validation, and genuine compassion as you navigate the ups and downs of your mental health journey.
(240) 887-1986 View (240) 887-1986

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Number of Psychiatrists in Gaithersburg, MD

70+

Average cost per session

$160

Psychiatrists in Gaithersburg, MD who prioritize treating:

94% Depression
93% Anxiety
85% Bipolar Disorder
82% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
76% ADHD
72% Trauma and PTSD
68% Medication Management

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Cigna and Evernorth
78% Aetna
77% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Psychiatrists in Gaithersburg, MD see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Gaithersburg?

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.