Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
At Sound Body & Mind Psychiatric Services, we recognize that both emotional and physical factors contribute to the development of psychiatric symptoms. Genetics, environment and specific stressors or traumatic events can also play an important role. Finally, an individual's character, personality, temperament, and resilence all contribute to the clinical picture, and can shape the types of symptoms we see and the prognosis. No two individuals are exactly alike and therefore, no two individuals experience psychiatric symptoms in the exact same way. This is why we create a unique treatment plan to target your specific experience.
Trauma and PTSD
(571) 414-0538
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McLean, VA 22101
Trauma and PTSD
At Sound Body & Mind Psychiatric Services, we recognize that both emotional and physical factors contribute to the development of psychiatric symptoms. Genetics, environment and specific stressors or traumatic events can also play an important role. Finally, an individual's character, personality, temperament, and resilence all contribute to the clinical picture, and can shape the types of symptoms we see and the prognosis. No two individuals are exactly alike and therefore, no two individuals experience psychiatric symptoms in the exact same way. This is why we create a unique treatment plan to target your specific experience.
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Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
McLean, VA 22101
As a physician, I have dedicated my career to the compassionate and comprehensive treatment of children, adolescents and young adults. I carry a double board certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. I strongly believe that collaboration with other healthcare providers supports positive treatment outcomes. Typically, my treatment approach combines several modalities including medication (if needed) and psychotherapy. I treat a variety of conditions including disruptive behavioral disorders, impulse control disorders, ADHD, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, depressive disorders, Autistic Spectrum disorders, tic disorders, OCD and psychotic disorders.
Trauma and PTSD
(703) 991-6223
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Office is near:
McLean, VA 22101
Trauma and PTSD
As a physician, I have dedicated my career to the compassionate and comprehensive treatment of children, adolescents and young adults. I carry a double board certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. I strongly believe that collaboration with other healthcare providers supports positive treatment outcomes. Typically, my treatment approach combines several modalities including medication (if needed) and psychotherapy. I treat a variety of conditions including disruptive behavioral disorders, impulse control disorders, ADHD, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, depressive disorders, Autistic Spectrum disorders, tic disorders, OCD and psychotic disorders.
Photo of Nesly Hneich, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH, FAPA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
McLean, VA 22102
Dr. Hneich is Board Certified Psychiatrist and Fellow for the American Psychiatric Association. Dr Hneich also has a second specialty in Gynecology. She has extended experience in outpatient psychiatry, Inpatient psychiatry, and OB/GYN.Dr Hneich specialize in treated of ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Panic disorder, Bipolar disorder. Dr Hneich has special interest in working in psychosomatic medicine and women mental health issues through adulthood- pregnancy- menopause.
Trauma and PTSD
(703) 848-9206
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Office is near:
McLean, VA 22102
Trauma and PTSD
Dr. Hneich is Board Certified Psychiatrist and Fellow for the American Psychiatric Association. Dr Hneich also has a second specialty in Gynecology. She has extended experience in outpatient psychiatry, Inpatient psychiatry, and OB/GYN.Dr Hneich specialize in treated of ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Panic disorder, Bipolar disorder. Dr Hneich has special interest in working in psychosomatic medicine and women mental health issues through adulthood- pregnancy- menopause.
Photo of Cheryl R Zupancic, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MA, MSN, APRN, PMHNP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
McLean, VA 22101
Cheryl Zupancic is a board certified psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner for youth (ages 13-24), licensed to practice in both Virginia and Maryland. With more than a decade of specialized healthcare experience, she brings unique and enriching skills to her mental health clinical practice, facilitating her ability to serve her clients with compassionate, and effective care. Propelled by her commitment to assist young clients on their journeys to mental health recovery and wellness, Cheryl is excited to present "Bloom at Washington Behavioral Health (WBH)" an exciting endeavor serving youth with innovation and expertise.
Trauma and PTSD
(571) 350-0945
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McLean, VA 22101
Trauma and PTSD
Cheryl Zupancic is a board certified psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner for youth (ages 13-24), licensed to practice in both Virginia and Maryland. With more than a decade of specialized healthcare experience, she brings unique and enriching skills to her mental health clinical practice, facilitating her ability to serve her clients with compassionate, and effective care. Propelled by her commitment to assist young clients on their journeys to mental health recovery and wellness, Cheryl is excited to present "Bloom at Washington Behavioral Health (WBH)" an exciting endeavor serving youth with innovation and expertise.
Photo of Ramia Gupta, MD PC, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
McLean, VA 22101
An increasing number of people suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. Having a mental health disorder can be frightening and overwhelming especially when one doesn’t know where to go to for help. My practice offers that place where I attempt to answer your questions and allay your fears. My work with my patients emphasizes compassion, empathy and support. During the initial assessment, I conduct a detailed Diagnostic evaluation in order to devise an Individualized and Comprehensive Treatment plan unique to the needs of each patient. I am Board Certified in both General and Forensic Psychiatry.
Trauma and PTSD
(571) 536-7421
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Office is near:
McLean, VA 22101
Trauma and PTSD
An increasing number of people suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. Having a mental health disorder can be frightening and overwhelming especially when one doesn’t know where to go to for help. My practice offers that place where I attempt to answer your questions and allay your fears. My work with my patients emphasizes compassion, empathy and support. During the initial assessment, I conduct a detailed Diagnostic evaluation in order to devise an Individualized and Comprehensive Treatment plan unique to the needs of each patient. I am Board Certified in both General and Forensic Psychiatry.
Photo of Agnes M. Zorniak, M.D., Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
McLean, VA 22101
I am a Georgetown University trained psychiatrist with an extensive postgraduate training and experience. I practice evidence-based psychopharmacology, psychodynamic psychotherapy and integrative medicine. I specialize in intense short-term dynamic psychotherapy (ISTDP) that can lead to rapid and permanent recovery from a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, loneliness, self-esteem and relationship problems, anger management issues, self-destructive behaviors and psychosomatic conditions. This model of therapy is very efficient and often works, even when previous therapies failed, or were only partially successful.
Trauma and PTSD
(703) 893-6077
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Office is near:
McLean, VA 22101
Trauma and PTSD
I am a Georgetown University trained psychiatrist with an extensive postgraduate training and experience. I practice evidence-based psychopharmacology, psychodynamic psychotherapy and integrative medicine. I specialize in intense short-term dynamic psychotherapy (ISTDP) that can lead to rapid and permanent recovery from a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, loneliness, self-esteem and relationship problems, anger management issues, self-destructive behaviors and psychosomatic conditions. This model of therapy is very efficient and often works, even when previous therapies failed, or were only partially successful.
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Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
McLean, VA 22101
Walker Lyerly is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who provides medication management and individual therapy to children, adolescents, and their families. He provides significant coordination of care with parents, pediatricians, and school counselors to optimize a child or adolescent's treatment outcomes. He also provides medication management and psychotherapy services to adults
Trauma and PTSD
(703) 841-1290
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McLean, VA 22101
Trauma and PTSD
Walker Lyerly is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who provides medication management and individual therapy to children, adolescents, and their families. He provides significant coordination of care with parents, pediatricians, and school counselors to optimize a child or adolescent's treatment outcomes. He also provides medication management and psychotherapy services to adults
Photo of Dr. Richard Kim - McLean Psychiatric Services, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA Verified
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Dr. Kim is an experienced board-certified psychiatrist who provides compassionate, personal care through counseling and medication management. He received his BA with Honors in the Philosophy of Science and Medicine from the University of Chicago, his MD from the University of Illinois, and his psychiatry residency at the Loyola University Medical Center where he was Chief Resident. He practices at INOVA Fairfax Hospital and teaches at the VCU School of Medicine and Divine Mercy University. Dr. Kim has expertise in both psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and telemedicine. ***Dr. Kim is currently offering online appointments***
Trauma and PTSD
(703) 940-9921
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McLean, VA 22101
Trauma and PTSD
Dr. Kim is an experienced board-certified psychiatrist who provides compassionate, personal care through counseling and medication management. He received his BA with Honors in the Philosophy of Science and Medicine from the University of Chicago, his MD from the University of Illinois, and his psychiatry residency at the Loyola University Medical Center where he was Chief Resident. He practices at INOVA Fairfax Hospital and teaches at the VCU School of Medicine and Divine Mercy University. Dr. Kim has expertise in both psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and telemedicine. ***Dr. Kim is currently offering online appointments***
Photo of Virtual Psychiatric Care, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, NP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
McLean, VA 22103
*Go to www.VirtualPsychiatricCare.com and click BOOK NOW* ---------------------- (Follow steps to self-schedule) ----------------------- Board-certified professionals providing convenient, secure, and affordable Tele-Psychiatry, when & where it's convenient for you via HIPAA secure video visits on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. [Same-day visits available] - Enter virtual "waiting room" & chat by instant message with provider now! ***** Click BOOK NOW at www.VirtualPsychiatricCare.com ***** ---------------------- (Follow steps to self-schedule) -----------------------
Trauma and PTSD
(802) 210-1802
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Office is near:
McLean, VA 22103
Trauma and PTSD
*Go to www.VirtualPsychiatricCare.com and click BOOK NOW* ---------------------- (Follow steps to self-schedule) ----------------------- Board-certified professionals providing convenient, secure, and affordable Tele-Psychiatry, when & where it's convenient for you via HIPAA secure video visits on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. [Same-day visits available] - Enter virtual "waiting room" & chat by instant message with provider now! ***** Click BOOK NOW at www.VirtualPsychiatricCare.com ***** ---------------------- (Follow steps to self-schedule) -----------------------
Photo of McLean Psychiatry - Center for Wellness Ways, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Specializing in ADHD/ADD, Anxiety, OCD, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Testosterone Replacement Therapy, Detox, Weight Management, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Insomnia, Schizophrenia, Food & Chemical Addiction, Medical Weight Loss/ Management, Modified Myers Cocktail/ IV/Intravenous Nutritional Supplementation with Anti-Oxident Ascorbic Acid/Vit-C, Vit-B12, B-Complex. Dr. Rehman has over 20 years of experience of treating Children and Adults with extensive post graduate training from Howard University Hospital and University of South Florida.
Trauma and PTSD
(571) 236-8516
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McLean, VA 22101
Trauma and PTSD
Specializing in ADHD/ADD, Anxiety, OCD, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Testosterone Replacement Therapy, Detox, Weight Management, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Insomnia, Schizophrenia, Food & Chemical Addiction, Medical Weight Loss/ Management, Modified Myers Cocktail/ IV/Intravenous Nutritional Supplementation with Anti-Oxident Ascorbic Acid/Vit-C, Vit-B12, B-Complex. Dr. Rehman has over 20 years of experience of treating Children and Adults with extensive post graduate training from Howard University Hospital and University of South Florida.
Photo of Pauline Tsai, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
McLean, VA 22101
Struggling with medical problems (or the medical system!) can cause depression and anxiety, which can make it even harder for your body to recover. I specialize in treating disorders related to the mind-body connection and have a great deal of experience with patients suffering from serious medical illness, such as cancer, organ transplantation, heart disease and diabetes, neurological disorders like MS and seizures, autoimmune diseases, and thyroid and other hormone disorders. My preference is to work in a team, not only with my patients and their families, but also with other physicians and therapists.
Trauma and PTSD
(571) 982-7470
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Office is near:
McLean, VA 22101
Trauma and PTSD
Struggling with medical problems (or the medical system!) can cause depression and anxiety, which can make it even harder for your body to recover. I specialize in treating disorders related to the mind-body connection and have a great deal of experience with patients suffering from serious medical illness, such as cancer, organ transplantation, heart disease and diabetes, neurological disorders like MS and seizures, autoimmune diseases, and thyroid and other hormone disorders. My preference is to work in a team, not only with my patients and their families, but also with other physicians and therapists.
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Psychiatrist, MD, MPH Verified
Verified
Office is near:
McLean, VA 20598
Dr. Jagasia is a board-certified psychiatrist who is passionate about the care she provides to her patients. She has a special interest in treating adults who suffer from mood and anxiety disorders, such as depression, bipolar, generalized anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive, and post-traumatic stress disorders. Her approach is unique as she utilizes both medications and mindfulness/cognitive behavioral approaches to treat her patients.
Trauma and PTSD
(703) 870-2838
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Office is near:
McLean, VA 20598
Trauma and PTSD
Dr. Jagasia is a board-certified psychiatrist who is passionate about the care she provides to her patients. She has a special interest in treating adults who suffer from mood and anxiety disorders, such as depression, bipolar, generalized anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive, and post-traumatic stress disorders. Her approach is unique as she utilizes both medications and mindfulness/cognitive behavioral approaches to treat her patients.
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Psychiatrist, MD
Office is near:
McLean, VA 22101
As a Board Certified psychiatrist and a psychoanalyst, I am a medical doctor with specialized experience in understanding the brain and its psychological counterpart, the mind. With more than 30 years of experience treating thousands of patients, I am in a unique position to understand and help both the chemical imbalances which afflict some patients, as well as the troubling feelings, conflicts, and losses which burden others.
Trauma and PTSD
(703) 291-1489
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Office is near:
McLean, VA 22101
Trauma and PTSD
As a Board Certified psychiatrist and a psychoanalyst, I am a medical doctor with specialized experience in understanding the brain and its psychological counterpart, the mind. With more than 30 years of experience treating thousands of patients, I am in a unique position to understand and help both the chemical imbalances which afflict some patients, as well as the troubling feelings, conflicts, and losses which burden others.
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
McLean, VA 22102
I have recently moved to Mclean from Sterling but have more than 20 years of experience in treating Adults ,Adolescents and children.My goal of treatment is to help the patients become well adjusted emotionally and socially and entails a combination of cognitive therapy and psychopharmacology.My special interest is in treating patients with Mood disorders and Trauma
Trauma and PTSD
(703) 810-3494
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McLean, VA 22102
Trauma and PTSD
I have recently moved to Mclean from Sterling but have more than 20 years of experience in treating Adults ,Adolescents and children.My goal of treatment is to help the patients become well adjusted emotionally and socially and entails a combination of cognitive therapy and psychopharmacology.My special interest is in treating patients with Mood disorders and Trauma
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
McLean, VA 22101
Dr. Dorothy Kalyanapu, MD, is an Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist and founder of Rethink Psychiatry who offers a holistic, comprehensive approach to psychiatric care, unique in her field. While she is extensively trained in child psychiatry, she works with complex patients of all ages, especially those who defy traditional classification. Using a foundation in integrative medicine, she uses standard and specialty lab testing, including genetics, to uncover the source of your issues and then tailors an individualized treatment plan to your specific needs.
Trauma and PTSD
(443) 251-4204
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Office is near:
McLean, VA 22101
Trauma and PTSD
Dr. Dorothy Kalyanapu, MD, is an Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist and founder of Rethink Psychiatry who offers a holistic, comprehensive approach to psychiatric care, unique in her field. While she is extensively trained in child psychiatry, she works with complex patients of all ages, especially those who defy traditional classification. Using a foundation in integrative medicine, she uses standard and specialty lab testing, including genetics, to uncover the source of your issues and then tailors an individualized treatment plan to your specific needs.
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Psychiatrist, M, D Verified
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Dr. Aneela Kazi is a Board-certified psychiatrist with more than 10-years of experience. Her office offers a safe and welcoming environment where she provides high-quality care to her patients. She has many years of experience of working with children and adolescents. She completed her residency at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington D.C., and her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry from the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Trauma and PTSD
(571) 620-6622
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McLean, VA 22101
Trauma and PTSD
Dr. Aneela Kazi is a Board-certified psychiatrist with more than 10-years of experience. Her office offers a safe and welcoming environment where she provides high-quality care to her patients. She has many years of experience of working with children and adolescents. She completed her residency at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington D.C., and her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry from the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
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Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
McLean, VA 22101
A child and adolescent psychiatrist, conducts full psychiatric evaluations with children, adolescents, and adults. Experienced in the treatment of a variety of clinical concerns, including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), intellectual disabilities, Autism spectrum disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, and psychosis. After adult psychiatry training in Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Altahir completed his fellowship studies at Penn state University in 2005.
Trauma and PTSD
(703) 879-1542
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McLean, VA 22101
Trauma and PTSD
A child and adolescent psychiatrist, conducts full psychiatric evaluations with children, adolescents, and adults. Experienced in the treatment of a variety of clinical concerns, including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), intellectual disabilities, Autism spectrum disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, and psychosis. After adult psychiatry training in Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Altahir completed his fellowship studies at Penn state University in 2005.
Photo of Susan Kinkead-Acree, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA Verified
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
As a holistic physician, I am committed to helping my patients achieve optimum mental and physical health. My treatment approach considers the interrelationships of body, mind, and spirit. In formulating a treatment plan, I work collaboratively with my patients to incorporate the most effective, evidence-based treatment options to meet their unique needs. These options may include psychotherapy and traditional medication management, as well as lifestyle modifications and complimentary treatment approaches.
Trauma and PTSD
(571) 200-4984
Verified

McLean, VA 22101
Trauma and PTSD
As a holistic physician, I am committed to helping my patients achieve optimum mental and physical health. My treatment approach considers the interrelationships of body, mind, and spirit. In formulating a treatment plan, I work collaboratively with my patients to incorporate the most effective, evidence-based treatment options to meet their unique needs. These options may include psychotherapy and traditional medication management, as well as lifestyle modifications and complimentary treatment approaches.
Photo of Amir Rehman, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
ADHD, ADD, Anxiety, depression, insomnia, Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, children and adults with or without substance abuse problem. Eating disorders, medical weight management, Medical Detox, Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, vitamin B-12, vitamin B Complex injections for nutritional support, Testosterone replacement therapy/ Low-T, Vivitrol injection, Abilify maintena, Invega cisterna injection. *Students discount. *Contact for appointment: 571-236-8516. *Web site: www.mcleanpsychiatry.com
Trauma and PTSD
(571) 236-8516
Verified

McLean, VA 22101
Trauma and PTSD
ADHD, ADD, Anxiety, depression, insomnia, Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, children and adults with or without substance abuse problem. Eating disorders, medical weight management, Medical Detox, Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, vitamin B-12, vitamin B Complex injections for nutritional support, Testosterone replacement therapy/ Low-T, Vivitrol injection, Abilify maintena, Invega cisterna injection. *Students discount. *Contact for appointment: 571-236-8516. *Web site: www.mcleanpsychiatry.com
Photo of Alexandru Serghi, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA Verified
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Dr Serghi’s approach to the medical act is built around the central concept of biological, psychological and social determinants to human illness. The core principle of his practice is based on the application of the scientific method to the most current medical evidence for both the diagnosis and the treatment of brain disorders. In addition to expertise in neuropsychiatric diagnoses, Dr Serghi offers both brief psychotherapeutic interventions as well as long term psychodynamic psychotherapy, in combination with medication treatment only if indicated, within the absolute privacy and comfort of the patient-doctor therapeutic space.
Trauma and PTSD
(571) 620-6743
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McLean, VA 22101
Trauma and PTSD
Dr Serghi’s approach to the medical act is built around the central concept of biological, psychological and social determinants to human illness. The core principle of his practice is based on the application of the scientific method to the most current medical evidence for both the diagnosis and the treatment of brain disorders. In addition to expertise in neuropsychiatric diagnoses, Dr Serghi offers both brief psychotherapeutic interventions as well as long term psychodynamic psychotherapy, in combination with medication treatment only if indicated, within the absolute privacy and comfort of the patient-doctor therapeutic space.

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Trauma and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress) Psychiatrists
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological reaction that occurs after an extremely stressful event, such as physical violence or military combat. Those suffering from PTSD have recurring memories of the stressful event and are anxious or scared even in the absence of danger. Flashbacks and nightmares are common symptoms as well.

If you're looking for help with PTSD in McLean or for a McLean PTSD psychiatrist these professionals provide PTSD therapy and PTSD treatment. They include PTSD psychiatrists, PTSD psychologists, PTSD psychotherapists and PTSD counselors. They can help with all aspects of post traumatic stress disorder in McLean, PTSD symptoms, veterans' PTSD and PTSD children.

If you're looking for help with trauma psychiatry in McLean or for a McLean trauma psychiatrist these professionals provide trauma therapy, trauma treatment and McLean trauma counseling. They include trauma psychiatrists, trauma psychologists and trauma counselors. They can help with McLean trauma symptoms, veterans' trauma and trauma in children.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

McLean 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 McLean has many sub specialties including pediatric psychiatry (so check for McLean child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in McLean). 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 (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in McLean, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have a MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. McLean Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.