Ryan S. Shugarman, MD, Psychiatrist in Alexandria
In today's hustle and bustle society, it is easy to overlook one's own needs and well-being. Symptoms of anxiety, depression, and mental illness can substantially impair our capacity to function at maximum potential. As a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and physician, I strive to understand each patient as an individual, with a unique background, set of priorities, and co-occurring psychiatric and medical conditions. I work collaboratively with my patients in designing a personalized treatment plan to effectively target symptoms and reduce suffering. Treatment modalities offered include use of psychotropic medication, psychotherapy, and combined medication and therapy.
Psychiatrists attend medical school and receive subsequent training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and psychiatric symptoms. Skilled in the use of medications to treat underlying mental health issues, psychiatrists also receive additional training in several types of psychotherapy. Psychiatrists may choose to sub-specialize in different areas.
I am board-certified in general and forensic psychiatry and am skilled in treating a variety of psychiatric conditions in adults. I also provide counseling / therapy for individuals working on issues and seeking greater self-understanding. Additionally, I provide consultation and expert witness services for criminal and civil legal matters.
Call or Email Ryan S. Shugarman for a free phone consultation now - (703) 982-7276


  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Year Graduated: 2004
  • License No. and State: 0101245080 Virginia
  • Board Certification: Gen & Forensic Psychiatry


  • Avg Cost (per session): $180 - $280
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: U. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine / General Psychiatry Residency
  • Certificate Date: 2008
  • Certificate: U. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine / Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
  • Certificate Date: 2009


  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Medication Management


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Panic Attacks, Forensic Evaluations
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Forensic Evaluations
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Supportive Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Psychotherapy


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017
Ryan S. Shugarman, MD, Psychiatrist in Alexandria

Ryan S. Shugarman

Psychiatrist, MD