Washington Behavioral Medicine Associates, LLC

Treatment Center

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Washington Behavioral Medicine Associates, LLC

Treatment Center


Location

5480 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 223
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Call Gonzalo Laje
(301) 576-6044
Offers online therapy
Announcement icon We continue to provide telehealth services and now we also do intakes through telehealth systems. Our TMS services are currently on hold.

About

Integrative Mental Health Care for All Ages

We believe that with empathic, highly personalized and integrated care we can achieve bettwr outcomes for children, teens, young adults, adults and seniors. Our clinicians offer specialized diagnoses and treatment for mood and anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), alcohol and substance abuse disorders (including suboxone), and psychiatric management of genetic disorders. We offer specialized services in psychopharmacology, brain modulation, pharmacogenetics, testing, individual and group psychotherapy, medication management for adults, medication management for children & teens, and medication management for seniors. We provide evidence-based psychotherapy in different modalities, psychological and educational testing. We also provide second opinion consultation and expert witness evaluations and testimony.

Our Approach

We believe that every patient is unique. While they might be experiencing similar symptoms to other patients, our job is to customize a treatment that will help them realize their fullest potential with a combination of proper medication, brain modulation, lifestyle suggestions, dietary supplements, and ongoing therapy. We use pharmacogenetic testing to help predict medication interactions and side effects and customize treatment for each patient. At WBMA our professionals have done extensive research, peer-reviewed publications and have developed patents for pharmacogenetic testing. We provide brain stimulation therapies involve the activation or inhibition of targeted areas of the brain. At WBMA we use a non-invasive, very well tolerated, FDA approved method called Transcranial Magnetic Sitmulation (TMS) to augment ongoing treatment. We also recognize that cultural differences can enhance quality of care and signficantly contribute to a more successful treatment strategy.

Keys to a healthy brain

Medication is not the only way to treat psychiatric disorders. We focus on six areas to achieve the best possible results: 1. Brain Development - Understanding the stages of brain maturation. 2. Nutrition - Understanding the impact of food and supplement choices on behavior. 3. Medicine - Finding the appropriate medication. 4. Sleep - Assessing and optimizing restorative sleep. 5. Support and Psychotherapy - Focusing on habit adaptation & emotional development. 6. Exercise - Adapting physical activity to lifestyle and abilities.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $235 - $550
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
We do not participate with any insurance companies. We will provide all the paperwork necessary for reimbursement if you have this benefit.
Email us or call (301) 576-6044 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10 Years

Location

5480 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 223
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Call Gonzalo Laje
(301) 576-6044
Offers online therapy
Specialties
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medical Detox
  • Medication Management
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Psychosis
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
Alternative Languages: German and Spanish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Programs and Services

Treatment Programs
  • Addiction
  • Continuing Care
  • Depression
  • Detox Program
  • Eating Disorder
  • Medication-Assisted Detox

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Biofeedback
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Interpersonal
  • Neurofeedback
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

Our Website
Last Modified: 25 May 2022
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Washington Behavioral Medicine Associates, LLC

Treatment Center