Trauma and PTSD Psychiatrists in Silver Spring, MD

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Ruth Bissell
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
Recently, she's been treating patients with post-COVID anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, PTSD , and OCD.
Ruth earned a BSN with a focus on addiction studies because of the current addiction crisis. She assisted with the recovery of adolescents and adults by using Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT), counseling, education, and group therapy. Since addiction treatment often requires treating other psychiatric problems, Ruth gained expertise in the treatment of psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, and ADHD as well studying Motivational Therapy (MT) and psychotherapy.
(443) 746-0130
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Emem Ibanga
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
A healthy mental state is essential in every stage of life – from childhood, adolescent, to adulthood. Throughout a lifetime, an individual can experience mental health issue at any point. Not only can this impact their mood and behavior, but can change their way of thinking, looking at life, and facing challenges. As a Board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with experience in treating patients with a wide range of conditions that includes PTSD , major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and ADHD.
(410) 883-9514
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Silver Spring, MD 20912
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Jason Eliassaint
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified
Verified
My name is Jason, I am a licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), specializing in anxiety, panic disorder, depression, trauma , ADHD, bipolar disorders, and schizophrenia. My goal is to create strong and trusting relationships with my patients in order to pursue the best course of effective treatment. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. My sympathetic, kindhearted, and caring approaches to each individual patients make me capable of reaching the core of each of my patients’ issues and empowers them to enhance their awareness of their potentials in dealing with treatment and recovery
(240) 209-9881
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Silver Spring, MD 20902
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Absolute Mental Healthcare Solutions
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CRNP, MSN
Verified
Verified
Schizophrenia, Anxiety, PTSD , Adjustment Disorders, Substance Use Disorder, and ADHD.
I am PMHNP-Board Certified, committed to offering mental health treatment and support to families and individuals struggling with depression, Anxiety, trauma -related issues, sleep disturbance, mood instability, psychosis, addiction, emotional distress, cognitive decline-related behaviors, and Hyperactivity in children. My GOAL is to provide Optimal mental healthcare for all through comprehensive evaluations and evidence-based interventions. Currently accepting new patients via Telehealth, initiate help via video or telephone consultation.
(301) 450-6093
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Silver Spring, MD 20904
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Synergy Strive LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CNSNP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Our diverse team of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners specialize in psychiatric medication management and psychotherapy for treating a wide range of clinical issues in patients of all ages. From managing symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD , or obsessive compulsive disorder to providing parenting support, stress management, or life coaching, our clinicians will help you and your loved ones in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere. We offer a highly individualized approach designed to meet the specific needs of each patient, and we support them as they strive to achieve personal growth and live confidently at any age.
(410) 877-6149
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Alexis Ryan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexis Ryan is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with her Master’s of Science in Nursing acquired from Vanderbilt University’s No. 1 ranked program in the country. She combines expertise and evidence-based approaches to care with an unflagging commitment to compassion and kindness in order to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders with particular proficiency in mood disorders, trauma -related disorders, substance use disorders, and eating disorders. Alexis utilizes psychotherapy, creates treatment plans, prescribes clinically-supported medications, and provides diagnostic clarity and education.
(301) 709-9907
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Silver Spring, MD 20906
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Yvonne Swann
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
Verified
Yvonne has worked in various health care settings, dedicating her care to patients with an array of psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, neurocognitive and neurodevelopmental disorders, personality disorders, mood disorders, trauma and stressor-related disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and alcohol and substance abuse disorders.
(410) 835-7524
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Adam Horn
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Adam is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in psychological trauma , anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and addiction issues. He has more than 25 years of experience in mental health, as a psychotherapist with a Cognitive Behavioral approach and as a nurse practitioner. He has helped people from all walks of life, all sorts of life experiences, from the coasts of Washington State to hills of Tennessee and Virginia; urban and rural. He believes our pasts do not dictate our futures; through a combination of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, we are all capable of change and creating a better life.
(240) 219-7699
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Silver Spring, MD 20904
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Richard Silver
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
THRIVE specialties: EMOTIONAL: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Couples, Trauma , Substance Abuse LIFESTYLE: Nutrition, Exercise, Weight Management BODYWORK: Massage, Acupuncture, Yoga, Meditation THRIVE practitioners: Child, Adolescent and Adult: Psychiatry, Psychology, Pediatrics, Social Work, ADHD Coaching, Life Coaching, Art and Play Therapy, Personal Training, Nutrition Training, Body/ Energy Worker.
I am an adult/ adolescent psychiatrist and founder of the THRIVE Center for ADHD and Comprehensive Mental Health Care (www.MyThrive.net). THRIVE's specialty programs include ADHD/ Executive Dysfunction; Failure to Launch Young Adults; Workplace Mental Health; and Thriving Families. I believe that the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of personal growth flow together. THRIVE's goal is to create opportunities for success and mastery. We are committed to providing compassionate care which includes: discovering the gifts of individuals; honoring the wisdom of all participating in the healing partnership; and validating the unique ways each person experiences the world.
(410) 417-7816
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
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Washington Interventional Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington Interventional Psychiatry (WIP) offers unique interventions in psychiatry for depression, anxiety, PTSD and substance dependence.
Thanks for taking the time to learn about me and the practice I co-founded, Washington Interventional Psychiatry (WIP). I am a psychiatrist with board-certification in General Psychiatry. The majority of patients I work with are adults interested in treatment of hard to treat depression, PTSD , anxiety, substance dependence, ADHD, Bipolar depression. We use medications as well as interventional approaches like ketamine and TMS.
(202) 759-8751
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Destiny League
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMH-NP
Verified
Verified
We understand the needs of any patients. Mental health struggle is a prevalent situation that requires continuous onslaught on the anomaly for the patient to have back his/her life. There are several mental health issues on the ground which include major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder, insomnia, bipolar and the rest of it depending on your situation. Whatever the case, I believe we are equal to the task because we have got experienced providers that would take on the challenge to help our patients consistently take control of their mental health.
(301) 450-5473
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Silver Spring, MD 20906
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MAPsychiatryLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMH
Verified
Verified
I provide psychiatric evaluation and medication management for children, adolescents, adults and elderly clients with mental health disorders including but not limited to: Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Dementia, Bipolar disorder, Trauma related disorders, Sleep disorders Personality disorders, OCD, ADHD, Autism, Impulse control disorders.
I have been providing diagnostic psychiatric interviews, evaluations, medical management and supportive therapy since 2016 across multiple clinical settings including inpatient, outpatient, assisted living facilities and long term facilities. My method of practice focus on establishing a therapeutic alliance and relationship with each client I strive to work with each client as they navigate through their mental health journey towards recovery and ultimately remission while using up to date and evidence based treatment modalities that is individualized, holistic and practical towards helping them achieve their treatment goals
(301) 205-5739
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Integral Psychiatry and Wellness LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
Verified
Florence has extensive experience working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, PTSD , personality disorder, sleep disorder, substance, and addiction.
Florence Amaikwu PMHNP-BC is a board-certified Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with more than 17 years of clinical experience. She is licensed in the state of Maryland. Florence is a graduate from Coppin State University with BSN and Masters’s in psychiatric Mental health from Walden University. She has worked as a clinician both in outpatients and telehealth services. She cares for children, adults, and the geriatric population. Florence is passionate about reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness.
(301) 265-3984
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Silver Spring, MD 20903
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Innovative Mindset Mental Health Services LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CRNP, APNP
Verified
Verified
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, mood disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, difficulty concentrating, negative thoughts, eating disorder, substance abuse, compulsions, and many more? If yes, it’s time to seek professional help. Would you like to participate in meaningful guided interactions? I believe that our regular one-on-one detailed psychiatric evaluation is what you need. Reflect on it. You are in the best position to assess your needs. At Innovative Mindset Mental Health Services LLC, Our goal is to find the cause of a problem and find a way to neutralize its influence on our clients.
(410) 343-4852
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Silver Spring, MD 20903
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Arise Health Clinic
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, mood disorder, substance use disorder? Are you noticing life is more difficult to cope with because of your mental health? With over 10 years of experience in health care industry, we are happy to serve patients and their families manage their health. We value every patient and their needs and create a personalized plan of care. At Arise Health Clinic, our health professional provide care for many condition including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder.
(240) 376-3164
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
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Korlu Wolobah-Kuyon
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-C
Verified
Verified
Dr. Korlu is licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the state of Maryland and certified as both a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Family Nurse Practitioner from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) which provides a framework for treatment of the whole person. I am empathic in my treatment approach and a good listener. I see all ages in the privacy of my office and by Video. I treat patients with ADHD, Depression, PTSD , Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, and Psychotic Disorders. The overall Improvement in patient’s functional ability is my overall goal.
(410) 657-6516
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Silver Spring, MD 20908
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Susana Nwosu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNPPMH
Verified
Verified
At King Health Systems, we provide case management, therapy, and medication management for clients with Medicaid who are struggling with addiction, behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, trauma , bipolar, and more. We serve children ages 3 and up. We are currently offering telehealth and in person services. Our case management (PRP) services can assist clients with housing referrals, employment support, stress management, budgeting and money management, coping skills, socialization skills, parenting skills and mentoring services.
(410) 904-6805
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
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Michelle Ridgeway
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHMP
Verified
Verified
I offer variety of services, such as medication management, psychotherapy, ketamine infusion therapy for depression, anxiety, PTSD , as well as addiction treatment.
My focus is to guide you through your healing path and support you in embracing your inner strength and beauty. I provide a sacred space, where I listen to you and where we together plan your treatment. I walk with you through your journey and hold the light while you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and reach your goals.
(410) 639-3356
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Silver Spring, MD 20906
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Rani George
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMH
Verified
Verified
Rani sees adults and kids with depression, anxiety, ADHD, disruptive mood dysregulation, autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and PTSD .
Rani George is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She has over 10 years of experience in psychiatry, working in the emergency department and outpatient mental health setting. She received her master's degree in nursing from Liberty University, Virginia, and post master's certificate in mental health nursing at the University of South Alabama. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in nursing at the same university.
(240) 816-3423
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
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Laurette Abunaw
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My specialties include Depression, Anxiety, PTSD , OCD, ADHD management, Bipolar and other mood disorders to more complex mental health disorders.
I am a Board Certified -Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a primary focus on medication management and therapeutic services for psychiatric mental health disorders. I have over 17 years of extensive nursing experience and 2 years of clinical experience as a psychiatric nurse practitioner . I am well versed with providing mental health services through outpatient/tele-health, in-patient, long term care, rehabilitation, acute-care, and hospice services related to mental health needs. My goal is to serve and advocate for individuals who can't be heard, seen and/or understood by others.
(443) 365-2551
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Silver Spring, MD 20904
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Trauma and PTSD Psychiatrists

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.




About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

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