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    Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.

    - Bruce Barton

  • The Biopsychosocial Approach to Psychiatric Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment & Counseling

    At Potomac Psychiatry, when we evaluate our clients we seek answers using the "Biopsychosocial Model" of diagnosis and treatment.

    Using this detailed and thorough evaluation process, we search for the biological factors that are contributing to your problems such as health status, medications used, genetic predispositions, alcohol and drug use, nutrition, and exercise patterns. We also explore the psychological factors such as unconscious influences, childhood traumas, and "emotional sticking points" from the past. We analyze social and environmental forces such as work-related stressors, and marital and family conflict. Finally, we probe for existential and spiritual factors to your emotional conflicts, such as "Do I have sufficient meaning and purpose in my life?"


     

    Once we understand the contributions of all of these factors we explain them to you, and where appropriate to your family. We then collaborate with you to develop a mutually agreed-upon treatment plan.

    Potomac Psychiatry also offers specialized services such as:

    • Private waiting rooms available for "high profile" clients,
    • An introductory telephone conversation with a doctor or therapist prior to scheduling your first appointment with them
    • Psychotherapy for adults and senior executives,
    • Child and adolescent psychiatry, and
    • Individual, family, and couples therapy 
    • Geriatric psychiatry 
    • Medication management services for adults, children & adolescents, and senior citizens.
    • ADHD coaching
    • Alternative medicine
    • Eating disorders
    • Expert witness evaluations and testimony
    • Anxiety therapy
    • Group therapy
    • Management and Organizational Consulting Services
    • Second opinions
    • Sexual addiction
    • Substance abuse
    • Suboxone Maintenance
    • Supplements
    • Trauma 

    Call us at 301.984.9791 to discuss your needs or to schedule an appointment.

    Our offices are conveniently accessible from the following communities:

    Maryland (MD):
    Bethesda 20814 - Bethesda 20816 - Bethesda 20817 - Chevy Chase 20815 - Colesville 20904 - Cabin John 20815 - Glen Echo 20812 - Gaithersburg 20855 - Gaithersburg 20877- Gaithersburg 20878 - Gaithersburg 20879 - Garrett Park 20896 - Kensington 20895 - Montgomery Village 20886 - Olney 20830 - Olney 20832 - Potomac 20854 - Potomac 20859 - Rockville 20850 - Rockville 20852 - Rockville 20853 - Silver Spring 20903 - Silver Spring 20905 - Silver Spring 20906 - Silver Spring 20910 - Takoma Park 20912 - Wheaton 20902

    Washington DC:
    Crestwood 20011- North Capitol Hill 20002 - Cathedral Heights 20016 - American University Park 20016 - Columbia Heights 20010 - Mount Pleasant 20010 - Downtown 20036 - Dupont Circle 20009 - Logan Circle 20005- Adams Morgan 20009 - Chevy Chase 20015 - Georgetown 20007 - Cleveland Park 20008 - Foggy Bottom 20037 - Rock Creek Park - Woodley Park 20008 - Tenleytown 20016

    Northern Virginia:
    McLean 22101- McLean 22102 - McLean 22106 - Great Falls 22066 - Arlington 22201 - Arlington 22202 - Arlington 22203 - Arlington 22205 - Falls Church 22041 - Vienna 22181 - Alexandria 22314