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Psychiatrist, Medication management, psychotropic medications, psychiatric treatment

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Dr. Goldberg, Psy.D. received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Albany in Albany, NY and his Master of Educational Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At this time, he did research on ADHD and has published in this area with Duke University.  Dr. Goldberg received his Doctor of Psychology degree from the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, comprised of the College of William & Mary, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University. During graduate school, Dr. Goldberg first worked with veterans at the Hampton, VAMC and later completed his APA accredited internship at the Albany Consortium that includes the Albany VAMC. He also has done prominent research on how marriages change over time with Dr. David Olson in Minnesota. Dr. Goldberg’s current clinical interests include depression, grief issues, problem solving therapies, psychodynamic psychotherapy, crisis intervention and couples/marital therapy. He has worked with thousands of patients with a wide variety of disorders and has worked in multiple settings. These settings include inpatient, partial hospitalization, outpatient, Veteran Affairs Medical Centers (VAMC), Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital, college counseling centers, and in private practice. He has experience in providing assessment and individual treatment in Primary Care, providing group and individual therapy, case management, supervision of students, and compensation evaluations along with expert testimony. Dr. Goldberg has also taught at the University level, published articles in psychology, and has completed a book entitled “The ABC’s of Mental Health.” Go here to read full curriculum vita.

Dr. Marc Baskin, MSW, Ph.D. specializes in the treatment of adolescents, adults, families, and couples who are working through a variety of issues. He also specializes in the treatment of anxiety to include panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Dr. Baskin will work with you to discover the underlying issues, manage symptoms, and find stability and relief in your life.

Dr. Arthur Lee Bennett, Jr., Ph.D., LCP, HSPP, ABSNP is a Board-Certified School and Pediatric Neuropsychologist and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents and adults who struggle with cognitive, emotional, and behavioral difficulties related to neurodevelopmental concerns that include but are not limited to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, autism, and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Bennett completed his doctoral work at The Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California and his doctoral residency training with the Mississippi State Hospital and University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. He completed his two-year post-doctoral fellowship residency at the Newbridge NW Psychology Associates conducting comprehensive evaluations and providing evidenced-based cognitive-behavior, dialectical-behavior, and acceptance and commitment therapy to individual clients in both a private practice setting and local school system. In addition, Dr. Bennett completed specialized postdoctoral training in school neuropsychology through the School Neuropsychology Institute and is a Diplomate-Fellow of the American Board of School Neuropsychology. He is an active member of the American Psychological Association, Georgia Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychology, Georgia Association of School Psychology, and the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. He holds a PSYPACT Certificate from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards and Registration through the National Register of Health Providers in Psychology. Dr. Bennett has over 35 years of experience working with and evaluating children, adolescents, and adults.

Dr. Xavier Bonilla, Psy.D., LPC is a graduate of the American School of Professional Psychology (ASPP)- Washington DC with a Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology. He is also a graduate of Capital Bible Seminary and ASPP with Masters of Arts in Counseling and Clinical psychology, respectively. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryland, DC, and Virginia and has been working in the field for over 15 years having a wide range of experience working with various populations that have different challenges. He is experienced in individual psychotherapy and couples counseling. He firmly believes in aligning and joining with the client to provide assistance for their past and present challenges. He is a strong advocate for the needs of his clients and believes in providing therapy that is individualized and specific for their needs. Dr Bonilla uses an Integrative-Psychodynamic approach with clients. This approach looks at the client through a developmental lens and how past experiences impact their current choices and decisions. However, the integrative component means that he uses a variety of techniques from Family Systems and Cognitive-Behavioral Theory to assist the client with various difficulties.

Boyd Cowan, ARNP, PMHNP-BC is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. He has a master's degree in psychiatric nursing as well as a master's degree in psychology. He has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings. He also has a background working in intensive eating disorder programs and TMS programs. He has experience providing psychiatric assessment, medication management, and psychotherapy. He's comfortable treating a range of psychiatric disorders, including, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD, personality disorders, eating disorders, and ADHD.

Dr. Michele Dadson, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults with moderate to severely impairing mood disorders, anxiety, obsessive compulsive behavior, disruptive behaviors, or continued family conflict. In addition to providing individual and family therapy, she routinely consults with school personnel and/or treating physicians. She is a firm believer in the importance of listening. As a client, you have the best sense of your goals for treatment. It is therefore her job to listen and help figure out how she gets you there. In addition to discussing your symptoms, she will also review the impact of numerous factors (e.g., family, school, and/or cultural influences) on your everyday life. Together, you will devise a course of treatment, which may include cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, motivational interviewing and other evidence-based techniques.

Dr. Edward Dewey, Psy.D. completed his doctorate at the George Washington University School for Professional Psychology with a major track in Adult Psychotherapy and two minor tracks in Assessment and in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. He interned at the Jacobi Medical Center location of the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in the North Bronx in 2001 and continued to work there for half a decade. While there, he sought additional certification in Cognitive Psychotherapy for Psychosis and was an author of the first edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual. He has spent a decade in inpatient psychiatric facilities treating children, adolescents and adults in both inpatient wards and their outpatient clinics. Following that, he operated a private practice for 15 years while also working in adult day cares and nursing homes treating a variety of patients with physical, neurological and end of life problems. He also trained in Psychoanalysis at the NYU Psychoanalytic Institute of the NYU Langone Medical Center (now PANY) for ten years while presenting at scientific meetings and serving as an editor and author of the institute’s publication. His first and foremost concerns as a therapist are to do no harm and to help his patients improve their lives. He does not remain wedded to any particular modality of therapeutic change and believes, though they all have different language and theoretical frameworks, they all interrelate and do many similar things. He has years of experience with the full spectrum of patients with psychotic, sexual function, personality, interpersonal, marital/family, substance, obsessive compulsive, ADHD and PTSD problems, many of which co-occur, and has worked with many patients from LGBT communities and the issues that relate to many of them.

Dr. Kelly Flanagan, Psy.D. has been in the psychology field since 1985. She worked with children and adolescents in residential treatment before earning her Master's and PsyD. After receiving her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2001, she worked in private practice for several years before working the last 6 years on a military base in the UK with active-duty military members and their families. Dr Flanagan's primary orientation is Cognitive Behavioral; however, she uses a variety of approaches to best fit each client's needs. Primary interests are working with adults with anxiety, depression, phase of life issues, and relationship issues. She also has extensive experience in working with the LGBTQIA community. Dr Flanagan views psychotherapy as a collaborative process in which she helps support clients in their healing journey.

Dr. Jewel Gear, Psy.D. holds a master's degree in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology. She did her internship at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Gear has worked with clients across the age, race, gender and diagnostic spectrums, providing all forms of therapy. Her areas of specialization include trauma, anxiety related disorders, Type A/overcontrol tendencies, impairments in executive functioning, and race and acculturation issues. Dr. Gear identifies as an ally to the LGBTQ+ community and is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Dr. Elizabeth Goodwin, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 20 years of experience providing culturally sensitive clinical services to adults experiencing anxiety, grief and loss, occupational stress, interpersonal stress, and adjustment to life changes. Dr. Goodwin is an EMDR-trained, trauma-informed, LGBTQ+, and relationship-expansive affirmative therapist providing individual and couples or relationship therapy. She has had the honor to serve domestically and abroad, providing psychological services to the Federal government, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Defense, Special Operations, and all branches of the U.S. military and their family members.

Brenda Greene, CRNP-PMH graduated from the University of Maryland. She is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who has been working in the mental health field for over 12 years. She has extensive experience diagnosing and treating a vast range of mental disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, ADHD, PTSD, and others. Throughout her career, she has worked primarily at outpatient, inpatient, and LTC facilities providing care for children, adolescents, and adults. Brenda collaborates with patients, families, therapists, and other members of the team to optimize patient care and involves her clients every step of the way in creating an individualized treatment plan incorporating evidence-based medication management. Her clients enjoy her compassionate, non-judgmental approach.

Dr. Nathan Kerr, Ph.D. (he, him) is a licensed clinical psychologist. He attained his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and his Master of Arts from the Catholic University of America. During this time he had extensive experience with crisis hotline services, case management, and suicide prevention research. Dr. Kerr earned his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Akron. He completed his APA accredited internship at the Canandaigua VAMC and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Military Suicide Prevention at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He has worked with individual adults of all ages from varied cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, particularly Veterans, Service members, and their families. He has worked in multiple settings, including inpatient, partial hospitalization, outpatient, Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, community mental health centers, and clinics. He has experience helping individuals with life transitions, mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, PTSD, substance abuse, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. He has experience providing psychodiagnostic assessment, individual psychotherapy, and group psychotherapy. Dr. Kerr utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and other evidence-based and -informed approaches. He views psychotherapy as a collaborative process where the client's expertise on their own life works together with his professional expertise to help clients achieve their goals and improve their lives.

Dr. Art Kleinschmidt, MBA, Ph.D., LPC previously worked as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a subject matter expert for mental health and addiction along with therapy work. He discovered his passion for helping others after he overcame his own hurdles and uses this personalized experience to help guide you.

Dr. Joyce Matthews-Rurak, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in individual therapy with adolescents, young adults, and adults. She works with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, interpersonal and family difficulties, executive functioning challenges and ADHD, distress related to life transitions and major decisions, and academic and school challenges. With clients, Dr. Matthews-Rurak utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and other evidence-based approaches. She collaborates with clients and, when appropriate, their parents to develop treatment plans and monitor progress with the aim of maximizing the benefits and efficiency of therapy.

Dr. Tina Nawaz, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. She has experience providing individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults in correctional, inpatient, and private practice settings. She is certified in clinical anxiety treatment and is a certified grief counseling specialist. Therapeutically, she utilizes an integrative approach with techniques from various treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral, client-centered, mindfulness, internal family systems, and positive psychology. She believes the client-therapist match and the therapeutic alliance are the most significant contributors to the outcome of therapy and works collaboratively with her clients to create an individualized plan in hopes of best meeting their needs.

Francisca Okwukogu, DNP, APRN, CRNP-PMH is a dedicated and compassionate Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) with over a decade of extensive experience in the field of mental health. Her unwavering commitment to improving the lives of individuals struggling with mental illness has been the driving force behind her remarkable career. Francisca's journey in the realm of mental health began with a profound desire to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. She embarked on her educational journey, earning her Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) degree, laying a solid foundation for her future endeavors. Her thirst for knowledge and dedication to excellence led her to pursue advanced education, culminating in the attainment of her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, a testament to her relentless pursuit of professional growth and expertise. With a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding mental health disorders, Francisca has emerged as a trusted expert in her field. Her comprehensive approach to patient care integrates evidence-based practices with empathy and understanding, ensuring that each individual receives personalized treatment tailored to their unique needs. Throughout her career, Francisca has gained invaluable experience working in various clinical settings, including hospitals, community mental health centers, and outpatient clinics. Her diverse background has equipped her with the skills to effectively assess, diagnose, and treat a wide range of psychiatric conditions, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders.

Dr. Ana Lee Marie Palou-Miranda, Ph.D. enjoys working with a variety of patients. She has extensive experience with (PTSD) symptoms, anxiety, major Depression Disorder, Axis II Disorders (i.e. Antisocial Behavior Personality, Borderline Personality Disorder), Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective disorder, and suicidal patients. She provides individual psychotherapy, intervention and assessment with outpatient psychiatric patients with dual diagnosis (i.e. suicidal, homicidal, PTSD, psychotic disorders, substance abuse, legal problems, and personality disorders) using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Dr. Palou-Miranda also speaks Spanish

Dr. Karnesha Smith, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who attained a Master of Social Work degree, with a concentration in mental health, from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012. In 2020, she earned her Doctorate in Social Work from Capella University. Dr. Smith has been a practicing clinician for over ten years and believes in building rapport with clients and meeting them where they are. “Come as you are, I will meet you there, and we will figure it out together” is something she often tells clients, especially those nervous about the therapeutic process. She intentionally creates a safe space to ensure her clients are at ease and comfortable in vulnerable moments. Trained in a myriad of treatment modalities, she is a subject matter expert in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy-- Dr. Smith is well-equipped to serve.

Dr. Selma Stainback, Psy.D. has been working with clients through struggles, like trauma, anxiety, depression, bipolar, relationship issues, health, eating and weight issues for more than 14 years. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Spiritual Healer who considers her work a calling, blending therapies like CBT with cutting-edge approaches, like spirituality, nutrition and, EFT/tapping, accessing client's power to heal, meeting clients where they are, creating a non-judgmental environment where each client feels safe and comfortable to move forward and live their best life!

Dr. Kyle Standiford, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in individual and family therapy with adolescents and young adults. He has experience helping individuals from varied cultural and socio-economic backgrounds struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, sexual abuse and offenses, gang involvement, substance abuse, and social skills difficulties. He uses a variety of modalities, including CBT, REBT, motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic therapy, as well as conducting psychological testing and evaluations. Prior to becoming a psychologist, he worked as a mentor and youth and high school sports coach in VA, MD, and FL.

Dr. Antoinette Stewart, M.D. specializes in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has worked with children and adolescents in a variety of settings and focuses on medication management as well as Psychoeducational and Supportive Therapy. Dr. Stewart does also treat adults with Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and ADHD.

Dr. Allyson Wood, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology. She has worked as a correctional psychologist specializing in forensic psychology, and assessed male and female offenders with psychoticism, mood and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, cognitive disorders, and trauma. She has conducted crisis interventions and suicide risk assessment and prevention. She has testified in numerous competency hearings in the Federal court system and has been qualified as an expert witness. Dr. Wood provides therapy from an integrative perspective stemming from CBT, solution-focused, and motivational interviewing. She performs psychological assessment for children and adults, to include diagnostic clarification and cognitive evaluations.

Dr. Isaac Wood, M.D. is a board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. He has over three decades of experience treating patients in various settings. During this time, Dr. Wood was a Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education and Student Affairs. For two decades, he helped to prepare the physician licensing examination and served as a representative of the American Association of Medical Colleges, participating in visits to assure the accreditation of medical schools in the United States. He also trained future physicians, oversaw the curriculum for the medical school, and taught/supervised physicians specializing in Psychiatry. For the past three years, Dr. Wood has been in his private practice seeing adults with various psychiatric disorders, including mood and anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, PTSD, OCD, and patients with co-morbid psychiatric and medical conditions. His focus has been on men's mental health and working with sexual minority patients. Dr. Wood is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He focuses on patient autonomy, viewing the physician-patient relationship as a working team whereby the physician educates the patient about his/her health conditions, provides options for treatments, including the pros and cons, and then assists the patient in making the decisions about healthcare that best meets their individual needs.