Please note: The providers and organizations listed below are not affiliated with or endorsed by The Neurology Center. They are listed here as a courtesy for patients, family members, and other interested individuals. If you have questions about their specific services, please contact the providers directly.
Specialists and Resources
Psychotherapists in Maryland:
The Snow Psychology Group (Bethesda)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The Wake Kendall Group (Friendship Heights)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Amanda Benedetto, Ph.D. (Wake Kendall Group; Friendship Heights)
- Psychodynamic, DBT; depression/anxiety, identity issues, trauma
Anne Adelman, Ph.D. (Chevy Chase)
- Psychoanalysis; depression/anxiety, loss/grief, life changes, parent guidance, GLBTQIA issues, body image
Lawrence Dalton, Ph.D. (Friendship Heights)
- CBT; depression/anxiety, anger management, personality issues
Melinda Capaldi, Psy.D. (Kensington)
- Depression, relationships, PTSD
Regina Ottaviani, Ph.D. (Chevy Chase)
- CBT; depression/anxiety
Anna Maria Francis, Ph.D. (Chevy Chase/Arlington)
- Individual and couples’ therapy; depression/anxiety, trauma, relationships
Gary Emanuel, Ph.D. (Bethesda/Greenbelt)
- Depression/anxiety, addictions, relationships, anger management, pre-marriage and divorce
Charlie Mansueto, Ph.D., Behavior Therapy Center (Silver Spring)
- Behavior therapy; OCD, anxiety; health preoccupation
Karen Rosen, LCSW (Rockville)
- Depression/anxiety, loss/grief, chronic and terminal illness, relationships
Carmen R. Howlette, LCSW-C (Catonsville)
- Trauma, anxiety, loss/grief, life transitions, stress/conflicts
Medical Illness Counseling Center (Chevy Chase)
- Coping with medical illnesses
Selena Snow, Ph.D. (Bethesda)
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Nancy Brutsché, MSN, RN (Bethesda)
- Depression, medical conditions, chronic illness, cancer, anxiety
Linda Kanefield, Ph.D. (Chevy Chase)
- Anxiety, grief, psychoanalysis
Terry Ulman, MSW (Chevy Chase)
- Dementia, caregiving, life transitions, parenting, chronic illness
Allison St. John, Psy.D. (Chevy Chase)
- Depression/anxiety, life transitions, spirituality, employment, relationships
Psychotherapists in Washington, DC/Northern Virginia:
Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders
- Depression/anxiety, OCD, trauma, insomnia, life transitions
Lynne Gotts, Ph.D.
- CBT; depression/anxiety, insomnia, ADHD
Natalie Korytnyk, Ph.D.
- Depression/anxiety, career/work concerns, self-esteem, sexuality, eating disorders
Steve Holland, Ph.D.
- CBT; depression/anxiety, relationships, trauma, career issues, anger issues
Sid Binks, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
- LGBTQIA populations, identity issues, depression, grief/loss, substance addiction
Kurt Ela, Psy.D.
- Depression/anxiety, relationships, career/academic issues
Harriet Yoselle, MSN, APRN
- Individual therapy, marital/family therapy, sex therapy, trauma,
Jeff Rosenberg, Ph.D.
- “Dharma-based” psychotherapy, career issues, spirituality
Fabiana Franco, Ph.D.
- Depression/anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, chronic illness, relationships
Amy Glaser, Ph.D.
- Depression/anxiety, relationships, divorce
Larry Uman, MSW
- CBT, solution-oriented, meditation/breathwork
Psychiatrists in Maryland:
- Lauren Hodas, M.D., (301) 530-1127
- Edwig Plotnick, M.D., (301) 588-4260
- Frank Mascarillo, M.D., (301) 951-7220
- Michael Diamond, M.D., (301) 657-4570
- Dave Irwin, M.D., (301) 840-1077
- Suzanne Griffin, M.D., (301) 986-1481
- Molly Strauss, M.D., (301) 897-0099
- Elsie Turner, M.D., (301) 871-1228
- Allan Berger, M.D., (301) 589-1443
- Steven Polakoff, M.D., (301) 718-0313
- Lynn Deutsch, D.O., 301-770-4761
Psychiatrists in Washington, DC/Virginia:
- Mayada Akil, M.D., (202) 944-5398
- Michael Silver, M.D., (202) 872-9310
- Fred Jacobson, M.D., (202) 234-1742
National Rehabilitation Hospital: 202-877-1760
Sleep and Insomnia
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
- “Say Goodnight to Insomnia” by Gregg D. Jacobs
- “The Harvard Medical School Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep” (Harvard Medical School Guides, 2006” by Lawrence J. Epstein, M.D. and Steven Mardon
- “The Insomnia Workbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Sleep You Need” (2009) by Stephanie Silberman, Ph.D.
- “Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep: Solutions to Insomnia for Those with Depression, Anxiety, or Chronic Pain” by Colleen Carney, Ph.D. and Rachel Manber, Ph.D.
- Dartmouth College Downloads for Relaxation and Mindfulness Exercises
- National Sleep Foundation
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Sleep and Sleep Disorders
- Mayo Clinic: Insomnia
Techniques for Improving Sleep Hygiene and Habits
- Wear blue-light blocking computer glasses when using an electronic device with a screen (e.g., television, computer, cell phone, or tablet). Options by Uvex and other companies are available via many online retailers.
- Turn off electronic devices with screens at least 30 minutes before going to bed. The light from these devices can be stimulating and make it difficult to fall asleep.
- When you cannot fall asleep, get out of bed to read or engage in another calming activity (avoiding electronic devices). After 20-30 minutes, return to bed to try to fall asleep again.
- Reduce overall caffeine consumption; limit or stop caffeine use by early afternoon (1:00-2:00 PM).
- Try not to eat or drink too close to bedtime.
- Use relaxing imagery and perform breathing exercises.
- Develop a bedtime routine.
- Avoid naps during the day.
- Sleep in a relatively cool room.
- Minimize heavy or strenuous exercise before bedtime.
- Maintain consistency of sleep (e.g., as close to 7-8 hours per night, every night).
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential support, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, to people experiencing suicidal crises or emotional distress. The Lifeline is available via their website (which features a live chat function) and via the following toll-free phone numbers:
- English: 1-800-273-8255
- Spanish (Español): 1-888-628-9454
- Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing: 1-800-799-4889 (TTY) or 1-800-273-8255 (Video Phone)
If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide or self-harm, you can also call 911 or your local hospital.
Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Executive Functioning Difficulties
- “Taking Charge of Adult ADHD” by Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.
- “Driven to Distraction” by Edward Hallowell, M.D. and John Ratey, M.D.
- “Answers to Distraction” by Edward Hallowell, M.D. and John Ratey, M.D.
- “ADHD in Women” by Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D.
- “Fast Minds” by Craig Sarman, Ph.D.
- “The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success” by Peg Dawson, Ed.D. and Richard Guare, Ph.D.
- “Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD – 2nd Edition” by Susan Pinsky
- “Your Life Can Be Better: Using Strategies for Adult ADD/ADHD” by Douglas Puryear, M.D.
Anxiety, Depression, and Other Mental Health Conditions
- “Full Catastrophe Living” by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.
- “Wherever You Go, There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.
- “Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life” by Thich Nhat Hanh
- “The Miracle of Mindfulness” by Thich Nhat Hanh
- “The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression: A Step-By-Step Program – 2nd Edition” by William J. Knaus, Ed.D. and Albert Ellis, Ph.D.
- “The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety: A Step-By-Step Program – 2nd Edition” by William J. Knaus, Ed.D. and Jon Carlson, Psy.D., Ed.D.
Mindfulness and Relaxation Applications for Mobile Phones/Tablets
Memory (Normal Aging, Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease)
- “The 36-Hour Day, 6th Edition: A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss in Later Life” by Nancy L. Mace, MA, and Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH
- “What If It’s Not Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia” by Gary and Lisa Radin
- “A Parkinson’s Primer: An Indispensable Guide to Parkinson’s Disease for Patients and Their Families” by John M. Vine
- “Harvard Medical School Guide to Achieving Optimal Memory” by Aaron Nelson, Ph.D. and Susan Gilbert
- “Bouncing Back: Skills for Adaptation to Injury, Aging, Illness, and Pain” by Richard Wanlass
- “Treating Memory Impairments – A Memory Book and Other Strategies” by Vicki S. Dohrmann
- “Your Memory: How It Works and How To Improve It” by Kenneth Higbee
- “The Memory Book: The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play” by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
- Lewy Body Dementia Association
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Resources for Caregivers
Senior Centers and Day Programs in Washington, DC
- Bernice Fonteneau Senior Wellness Center (Ward 1: Northwest DC), 202-727-0338
- Hattie Holmes Senior Wellness Center (Ward 4: Northwest DC), 202-291-6170
- Model Cities Senior Wellness Center (Ward 5: Northeast DC), 202-635-1900
- Hayes Senior Wellness Center (Ward 6: Northeast DC), 202-727-0357
- Washington Seniors Wellness Center (Ward 7: Southeast DC), 202-581-9355
- Congress Heights Senior Wellness Center (Ward 8: Southeast DC), 202-563-7225
- Downtown Cluster’s Geriatric Day Care Center, 202-347-7527
- Iona Senior Services, 202-895-9448
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: Adult Education Classes at American University, 202-895-4860
Senior Centers and Day Programs in Maryland
- Misler Adult Day Center, 301-468-1740
- Kensington Club, 301-255-4204
- Holy Cross Hospital, 301-754-7150
- Schweinhaut Senior Center at Forest Glen, 240-777-8085
- Washington-McLaughlin Adult Day Care Center (Takoma Park), 301-613-7793
- Kensington Park Senior Living Community, monthly gathering for caregivers, 301-946-7700