Top Therapists 2009

Our list of the best mental health specialists in the area.

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Whom would you call if a family member needed help? That’s the question we asked local mental-health professionals.

We sent postcards to 1,500 psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, therapists, and counselors, asking them to complete an online survey. Nearly 800 did.

The survey asked them to name the one or two specialists, in a variety of areas, to whom they would send a family member for care. We tallied the results, disregarded ballots that listed the same person in all or most categories, and checked that each person on our list was licensed by the state in which they practiced. Here are the top vote getters by category.

These professionals are regarded highly by their colleagues, but their inclusion on this list is no guarantee that you’ll be satisfied by their care, nor should it be a substitute for your own research and judgment. The list is designed to help you make informed decisions. The practitioners listed are not necessarily the area’s “best,” and they certainly aren’t the only good ones. Because a survey like this can never be exhaustive or perfect, many excellent practitioners are not on the list.

It’s also important to note that many mental-health professionals treat a variety of disorders; a practitioner listed under just one or two areas may also provide very good care for several other conditions or using different treatment methods. Likewise, some practitioners were recommended in multiple categories.

Some of the professionals on our list are faculty members at medical schools and other institutions and see patients only part-time. In those cases, we’ve listed phone numbers for their private practices, not their academic offices.

Initial Consultation/Evaluation

Jody Bleiberg, psychologist. Bethesda; 301-493-4198; bethesdaneuropsychology.com.

Todd S. Cox, psychiatrist. Downtown DC; 202-223-8530; toddscoxmd.com.

Michael S. Diamond, psychiatrist. Chevy Chase; 301-657-4570.

Edward Farber, psychologist. Reston; 703-437-3236; restonpsych.com.

Jon Frederickson, clinical social worker. Northwest DC; 202-986-4575.

Stephen J. Holland, psychologist. Dupont Circle; 202-234-0903; cognitivetherapydc.com.

Ike Nnawuchi, psychiatrist. Northwest DC; 202-448-0190; chevychasepsychiatry.com.

Louis A. Ross, psychiatrist. Dupont Circle; 202-290-3115.

Roy Michael Stefanik, psychiatrist. Centreville; 703-830-1500; universitycounseling.org.

Generalized Anxiety Disorders

Vincent Greenwood, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-244-0260; washingtoncenterforcognitivetherapy.com.

Stephen J. Holland, psychologist. Dupont Circle; 202-234-0903; cognitivetherapydc.com.

David Kupfer, psychologist. Falls Church; 703-821-8990; davidkupferphd.com.

Charles Mansueto, psychologist. Silver Spring; 301-593-4040; behaviortherapycenter.com.

Elisa E. Nebolsine, clinical social worker. McLean; 703-790-0035; cognitivetherapyforkids.com.

Ike Nnawuchi, psychiatrist. Northwest DC; 202-448-0190; chevychasepsychiatry.com.

Karen J. Osterle, clinical social worker. Downtown DC; 202-744-2922; karenosterle.com.

Jerilyn Ross, clincial social worker. Northwest DC; 202-363-1010; rosscenter.com.

Tara Thompson-Guldseth, psychologist. Dupont Circle; 202-234-0903; cognitivetherapydc.com.

Bernard J. Vittone, psychiatrist. Downtown DC; 202-363-3900; changeurworld.com.

Phobias

John Chamberlain, psychologist. Silver Spring; 202-319-4341. Treats social phobias only.

Brian Doyle, psychiatrist. Dupont Circle; 202-296-5877; adhdspotlight.com.

Stephen J. Holland, psychologist. Dupont Circle; 202-234-0903; cognitivetherapydc.com.

David Kupfer, psychologist. Falls Church; 703-821-8990; davidkupferphd.com.

Bernadette Landolf, psychologist. Reston; 703-860-2010; cbt4kids.com.

Charles Mansueto, psychologist. Silver Spring; 301-593-4040; behaviortherapycenter.com.

Jerilyn Ross, clinical social worker. Northwest DC; 202-363-1010; rosscenter.com.

Bernard J. Vittone, psychiatrist. Downtown DC; 202-363-3900; changeurworld.com.

Barry Wolfe, psychologist. Rockville; 301-424-3832; barrywolfe.com.

Bonnie Zucker, psychologist. Rockville, 301-593-6554; downtown DC, 202-363-7792; alvordbaker.com.

Bipolar Disorder

Todd S. Cox, psychiatrist. Downtown DC; 202-223-8530; toddscoxmd.com.

David Goldstein, psychiatrist. Dupont Circle; 202-232-5050.

Frederick Goodwin, psychiatrist. Chevy Chase; 301-294-6899; drgoodwin.com.

Frederick Jacobsen, psychiatrist. Downtown DC; 202-234-1742.

Jacob Katzow, psychiatrist. Downtown DC; 202-775-1182; jacobkatzow.com.

Judith A. Nowak, psychiatrist. Downtown DC; 202-887-5495.

Robert Post, psychiatrist. Bethesda; 301-530-8245.

Louis A. Ross, psychiatrist. Dupont Circle; 202-290-3115.

Major Depression

Deborah Curry, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-281-0836; chevychasetherapy.com.

Jon Frederickson, clinical social worker. Northwest DC; 202-986-4575.

Vincent Greenwood, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-244-0260; washingtoncenterforcognitivetherapy.com.

Stephen J. Holland, psychologist. Dupont Circle; 202-234-0903; cognitivetherapydc.com.

Kimberly Hoskins, psychologist. McLean; 703-577-7318.

Ike Nnawuchi, psychiatrist. Northwest DC; 202-448-0190; chevychasepsychiatry.com.

Judith A. Nowak, psychiatrist. Downtown DC; 202-887-5495.

Karen J. Osterle, clinical social worker. Downtown DC; 202-744-2922; karenosterle.com.

Norman E. Rosenthal, psychiatrist. North Bethesda; 301-770-5647; normanrosenthal.com.

Geriatric Depression

Nathan Billig, psychiatrist. Northwest DC; 202-966-5883.

Elliot Blum, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-265-1125.

Lynn H. Deutsch, psychiatrist. Rockville; 301-770-4761.

William J. Polk, psychiatrist. Chevy Chase; 301-656-6446.

Peter V. Rabins, psychiatrist. Baltimore; 410-955-6736; www.crinstitute.org.

Grace C. Riddell, clincial social worker. Northwest DC; 301-942-3237; lgbtc.com.

Louis A. Ross, pscyhiatrist. Dupont Circle; 202-290-3115.

Dean Storer, psychiatrist. Alexandria; 703-379-7215.

Postpartum Depression

Terri R. Adams, clinical social worker. Fairfax; 703-385-7575 ext. 16.

Suzanne Griffin, psychiatrist. Chevy Chase; 301-986-1481; drsuzannegriffin.com.

Wendy Hookman, psychiatrist. North Bethesda; 301-881-9464; wcwcw.org.

Infertility/Reproductive Health Issues

Terri R. Adams, clinical social worker. Fairfax; 703-385-7575 ext. 16.

Sharon N. Covington, clinical social worker. Rockville; 301-279-9030.

Wendy Hookman, psychiatrist. North Bethesda; 301-881-9464; wcwcw.org.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Teodor Postolache, psychiatrist. Downtown DC; 202-363-3900; changeurworld.com.

Norman E. Rosenthal, psychiatrist. North Bethesda; 301-770-5647; normanrosenthal.com.

Panic Disorder

Craig Fisher, psychologist. Falls Church; 571-970-2418.

Vincent Greenwood, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-244-0260; washingtoncenterforcognitivetherapy.com.

Stephen J. Holland, psychologist. Dupont Circle; 202-234-0903; cognitivetherapydc.com.

David Kupfer, psychologist. Falls Church; 703-821-8990; davidkupferphd.com.

Charles Mansueto, psychologist. Silver Spring; 301-593-4040; behaviortherapycenter.com.

Regina Ottaviani, psychologist. Chevy Chase; 301-951-3830.

Jerilyn Ross, clinical social worker. Northwest DC; 202-363-1010; rosscenter.com.

Keith Saylor, psychologist. Herndon; 703-787-9090; neuroscience-inc.com.

Pavel Snejnevski, psychologist. Georgetown; 202-965-6564.

Tara Thompson-Guldseth, psychologist. Dupont Circle; 202-234-0903; cognitivetherapydc.com.

Bernard J. Vittone, psychiatrist. Downtown DC; 202-363-3900; changeurworld.com.

K. Elaine Williams, psychologist. Fairfax; 703-383-1386.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

John Chamberlain, psychologist. Silver Spring; 202-319-4341.

Larry Cohen, clinical social worker. Northwest DC; 202-244-0903; socialanxietyhelp.com.

Mia Foley, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-234-3836.

Stephen J. Holland, psychologist. Dupont Circle; 202-234-0903; cognitivetherapydc.com.

Elaine Klionsky, psychologist. Bethesda and Dupont Circle; 301-718-8100; klionskytherapymetrodc.com.

David Kupfer, psychologist. Falls Church; 703-821-8990; davidkupferphd.com.

Bernadette Landolf, psychologist. Reston; 703-860-2010; cbt4kids.com.

Charles Mansueto, psychologist. Silver Spring; 301-593-4040; behaviortherapycenter.com.

Elisa E. Nebolsine, clinical social worker. McLean; 703-790-0035; cognitivetherapyforkids.com.

Jerilyn Ross, clinical social worker. Northwest DC; 202-363-1010; rosscenter.com.

Bonnie Zucker, psychologist. Rockville, 301-593-6554; downtown DC, 202-363-7792; alvordbaker.com.

Schizophrenia

Todd S. Cox, psychiatrist. Downtown DC; 202-223-8530; toddscoxmd.com.

Sabah Hadi, psychiatrist. Ashburn; 703-723-2999 ext. 712; ashburnpsych.com.

Joel Kanter, clinical social worker. Silver Spring; 301-585-6126.

Ann Reifman, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-234-9011.

Louis A. Ross, psychiatrist. Dupont Circle; 202-290-3115.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Mary Alvord, psychologist. Rockville and Silver Spring; 301-593-6554; alvordbaker.com.

Larry Cohen, clinical social worker. Northwest DC; 202-244-0903; socialanxietyhelp.com.

Lawrence Dalton, psychologist. Chevy Chase; 301-951-3668; cognitivetherapymd.com.

Vincent Greenwood, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-244-0260; washingtoncenterforcognitivetherapy.com.

Stephen J. Holland, psychologist. Dupont Circle; 202-234-0903; cognitivetherapydc.com.

Bonnie Zucker, psychologist. Rockville, 301-593-6554; downtown DC, 202-363-7792; alvordbaker.com.

Group Therapy

Mary Alvord, psychologist. Rockville and Silver Spring; 301-593-6554; alvordbaker.com.

David A. Beigel, licensed professional counselor. Falls Church; 703-533-5824.

Mary Dluhy, clinical social worker. Northwest DC; 202-237-5150.

David F. Flohr, psychologist. Falls Church; 703-533-5824.

Beatrice Liebenberg, clinical social worker. Northwest DC; 202-244-4777.

Cynthia Mathis, marriage and family therapist. McLean; 703-401-5394; mcleanpsychotherapy.com.

Britt Rathbone, clinical social worker. Bethesda; 301-229-9490; rathbone.info.

Rosemary Segalla, psychologist. Georgetown; 202-965-1134.

Stephen Shere, psychologist. Georgetown; 202-833-1447.

Michael J. Stiers, psychologist. Dupont Circle; 202-328-0600.

Steven L. Van Wagoner, psychologist. Downtown DC; 202-296-5299.

Barry Wepman, psychologist. Georgetown; 202-337-0705.

Hypnosis

Joseph Mallet, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-362-1922.

Psychopharmacology

Todd S. Cox, psychiatrist. Downtown DC; 202-223-8530; toddscoxmd.com.

Michael S. Diamond, psychiatrist. Chevy Chase; 301-657-4570.

Fuad Issa, psychiatrist. McLean; 703-356-3502; fuadissa.com.

James Lettenberger, psychiatrist. Downtown DC; 202-862-8422.

John Livingood, psychiatrist. Northwest DC; 202-362-0555.

Ike Nnawuchi, psychiatrist. Northwest DC; 202-448-0190; chevychasepsychiatry.com.

Laurel Northup, psychiatrist. Bethesda; 301-493-8984.

Steve Polakoff, psychiatrist. Chevy Chase; 301-718-0313.

Louis A. Ross, psychiatrist. Dupont Circle; 202-290-3115.

Curt Thompson, psychiatrist. Falls Church; 703-241-2664; curtthompsonmd.com.

Bernard J. Vittone, psychiatrist. Downtown DC; 202-363-3900; changeurworld.com.

Grief Counseling

Terri R. Adams, clinical social worker. Fairfax; 703-385-7575 ext. 16.

Deborah Curry, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-281-0836; chevychasetherapy.com.

Adele D’Ari, psychologist. Falls Church; 703-533-8597.

Diane DePalma, psychologist. Downtown DC; 703-629-1925.

Susan Eig, licensed professional counselor, clinical social worker. Northwest DC; 202-966-3186; caregiversupportlink.com.

Martha Blechar Gibbons, nurse psychotherapist. Northwest DC; 202-364-3919; marthagibbons.com. Can prescribe medication.

Elizabeth Haase, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-232-7877.

Carol S. Miller, clinical social worker. Falls Church; 703-534-5100; cwb-counseling.com.

Melinda Salzman, clinical social worker. Silver Spring; 301-588-3225; salzmanmsw.com.

Mila Tecala, clinical social worker. Dupont Circle; 202-466-3557.

Wendt Center for Loss and Healing, Northwest DC; 202-624-0010; wendtcenter.org.

Daniel Wilson, clinical social worker. Dupont Circle; 202-669-5959; lgbtc.com.

Addiction/Substance Abuse

Jan Beauregard, licensed professional counselor. Fairfax; 703-385-9667; ipivirginia.org.

Susan Berlin, clinical social worker, licensed alcohol-and-substance-abuse counselor. Georgetown; 202-333-1787; susanberlin.com.

David H. Fram, psychiatrist. Northwest DC; 202-686-1870.

Ed Hendrickson, licensed substance-abuse-treatment practitioner, marriage and family therapist. Alexandria; 703-994-0034.

Kolmac Clinic. Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Northwest DC, Towson; 301-589-0255.

Craig Moorman, licensed professional counselor. Fairfax; 703-636-2888; findingyoursolution.com.

Amy C. Robertson, clinical social worker. Kensington; 301-680-0604.

Roger J. Segalla Jr., psychologist. Bethesda; 301-652-1707.

Denise Tordella, licensed professional counselor. Alexandria; 703-706-0191.

Eating Disorders

Kay Abrams, psychologist. Kensington; 301-949-2098; abramsandassociates.org.

Darlene Atkins, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-476-2164.

Jane Baxter, clinical social worker. Dupont Circle; 202-744-4381; psychfitinc.com.

Deborah Blessing, clinical social worker. Dupont Circle; 202-872-9146.

Adrian Brown, psychiatrist. Downtown DC; 202-785-2830.

Monica Leonie Callahan, psychologist. Bethesda; 301-587-6211.

Mia Foley, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-234-3836.

Angela Guarda, psychiatrist. Baltimore; 410-955-3863; hopkinsmedicine.org.

Gary Litovitz, psychiatrist. Vienna; 703-883-2942.

William Pinney, psychologist. Downtown DC; 202-296-7033.

Laura Ratner, clinical social worker. Chevy Chase; 301-652-0695.

Adina Shapiro, clinical social worker. McLean; 703-761-3939; dcvacounseling.com.

Kimberly Burghardt Sutter, psychologist. Downtown DC; 202-223-2126.

Jean Ward, psychologist. Fairfax; 703-385-1777; drjeanward.com.

Raine Weiner, psychologist. Rockville; 301-738-2078; potomacvalleypsychotherapy.com.

Marriage and Family Counseling

Rudolph Bauer, psychologist. Dupont Circle; 202-667-6425; meditativelive.com.

Rosalyn Beroza, clinical social worker. Silver Spring; 301-588-4442.

Robin Cohen, clinical social worker. Herndon; 703-625-4836.

Cathleen Gray, clinical social worker. Northwest DC; 202-537-5922.

Gail Guttman, clinical social worker. Rockville and Northwest DC; 301-984-0322; gpatherapy.com.

Paulette Hurwitz, clinical social worker. Chevy Chase; 301-657-8025.

Linda Rogers, marriage and family therapist. Falls Church; 703-241-4151; lindarogersphd.com.

Rebecca Sears, licensed professional counselor. Dupont Circle; 202-449-3789 ext. 702; pastoralcounselingdc.com.

Barbara Shapard, clinical social worker. Arlington; 703-243-1804.

Richard B. Smith, psychologist. Dupont Circle; 202-234-6227.

Michael Stadter, psychologist. Bethesda; 301-656-4778.

Michael Wannon, psychologist. Chevy Chase; 301-951-9488.

Michelle R. Ward, licensed professional counselor, marriage and family therapist. Fairfax; 703-591-3377; creativetherapist.com.

Separation and Divorce

Emily M. Brown, clinical social worker. Arlington; 703-528-3900; affairs-help.com.

Deborah Curry, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-281-0836; chevychasetherapy.com.

Adele D’Ari, psychologist. Falls Church; 703-533-8597.

Edward Farber, psychologist. Reston; 703-437-3236; restonpsych.com.

Karen Freed, clinical social worker. North Bethesda; 301-816-0978; collaborativedivorcemd.com.

Linda Perlman Gordon, clinical social worker. Chevy Chase; 301-915-0400; parentingroadmaps.com.

Cathleen Gray, clinical social worker. Northwest DC; 202-537-5922.

Carol Hawker, licensed professional counselor. Fairfax; 703-385-7575; ccf-web.com.

Lisa Herrick, psychologist. Falls Church and Dupont Circle; 703-847-5793; lisaherrick.com.

Nicholas Kirsch, psychologist. Bethesda and Northwest DC; 301-907-8934; bethesdapsychotherapist.com.

Sexual Issues

Ben Ellis, clinical social worker. Dupont Circle; 202-518-1077.

Gail Guttman, clinical social worker. Rockville and Northwest DC; 301-984-0322; gpatherapy.com.

Phyllis Kramer Hirschkop, clinical social worker. Dupont Circle; 202-232-2155.

Linda Levine, clinical social worker. Dupont Circle; 202-462-4646.

Barry McCarthy, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-364-1575; wpcdc.com.

Hani Miletski, clinical social worker. Bethesda; 301-951-6592; drmiletski.com.

Gwen Enfield Pearl, clinical social worker. Northwest DC; 202-363-9191; gpatherapy.com.

Mary Linda Sara, licensed professional counselor, marriage and family therapist. Reston; 703-437-6890; vacouples.com.

Susan Segal, clinical social worker. Dupont Circle; 202-463-7188; susansegal.com.

Thomas N. Wise, psychiatrist. Falls Church; 703-776-3626. 

Racial Identity Issues

S. Nicole Burton, licensed professional counselor. Downtown DC; 202-363-3900; changeurworld.com

Dorothy E. Holmes, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-966-7437.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues

Jeffrey Akman, psychiatrist. Downtown DC; 202-741-2880; gwupsychiatry.org.

Becky Carroll, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-332-8477; lgbtc.com.

Gordon Cohen, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-328-2035.

Stephen McDonnell, clinical social worker. Northwest DC; 202-714-1811; stephenmcdonnell.com.

Domestic Violence and Abuse

Eileen Dombo, clinical social worker. Dupont Circle; 202-423-9509; eileendombo.com.

Eric McCollum, marriage and family therapist, clinical social worker. Falls Church; 703-538-8470.

The Women’s Center. Vienna; 703-281-2657; thewomenscenter.org.

PostTraumatic Stress Disorder

Jan Beauregard, licensed professional counselor. Fairfax; 703-385-9667; ipivirginia.org.

Sarah Briggs, licensed professional counselor. Fairfax; 703-927-6430; creativetherapist.com.

Christine Courtois, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-362-2776. Specializes in treating survivors of sexual abuse.

Eliana Gil, marriage and family therapist. Fairfax; 703-208-1500; elianagil.com.

Hedy Howard, psychiatrist. Chevy Chase; 301-654-3851.

Jeffrey Jay, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-362-0063.

Deany Laliotis, clinical social worker. Bethesda; 301-718-9700; deanylaliotis.com.

Norah Neale, psychologist. Silver Spring; 301-588-0305.

Troubled Child

Mary Alvord, psychologist. Rockville and Silver Spring; 301-593-6554; alvordbaker.com.

Marilyn Bartolo Benoit, psychiatrist. Georgetown; 202-607-3032.

Sarah Briggs, licensed professional counselor. Fairfax; 703-927-6430; creativetherapist.com.

Eliana Gil, marriage and family therapist. Fairfax; 703-208-1500; elianagil.com.

Lisa Happ, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-588-9333.

Kimberly Hoskins, psychologist. McLean; 703-577-7318.

Paramjit Joshi, psychiatrist. Northwest DC; 202-476-5000; childrensnational.org.

Sheri Mitschelen, clinical social worker, registered play therapist. Fairfax; 703-865-8898; sherimitschelen.com.

Debra Nackman, psychologist. Falls Church; 703-645-8700; debranackmanphd.com.

Elisa E. Nebolsine, clinical social worker. McLean; 703-790-0035; cognitivetherapyforkids.com.

Michael Oberschneider, psychologist. Ashburn; 703-723-2999; ashburnpsych.com.

Charles E. Parks, psychologist. Bethesda, 301-320-3266; downtown DC, 202-296-6666.

Bruce Pickle, psychologist. Arlington; 703-812-8282.

Jennifer Weaver, clinical social worker, registered play therapist. McLean; 703-598-5559; mcleanpsychotherapy.com.

Carol Weissbrod, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-364-1130.

Bonnie Zucker, psychologist. Rockville, 301-593-6554; downtown DC, 202-363-7792; alvordbaker.com.


Troubled Adolescent

Deborah Curry, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-281-0836; chevychasetherapy.com.

Amye Fried, clinical social worker. Bethesda; 301-654-7770; metcounseling.com.

Richard C. Fritsch, psychologist. Chevy Chase; 301-652-6259.

Joseph Hochheiser, psychiatrist. Chevy Chase; 301-657-2200.

Elizabeth Kastelic, psychiatrist. Baltimore; 410-614-4948.

Neil McNerney, licensed professional counselor. Reston; 703-352-9002; neilmcnerney.com.

Elisa E. Nebolsine, clinical social worker. McLean; 703-790-0035; cognitivetherapyforkids.com.

Michael Oberschneider, psychologist. Ashburn; 703-723-2999; ashburnpsych.com.

Charles E. Parks, psychologist. Bethesda, 301-320-3266; downtown DC, 202-296-6666.

Britt Rathbone, clinical social worker. Bethesda; 301-229-9490; rathbone.info.

Guy Van Syckle, psychologist. Alexandria, 703-836-7225; Great Falls, 703-759-7655.

Karen Weise, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-237-6161.

Carol Weissbrod, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-364-1130.

Bonnie Zucker, psychologist. Rockville, 301-593-6554; downtown DC, 202-363-7792; alvordbaker.com.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Carolyn Angelo, clinical social worker. Northwest DC; 202-232-2822. Treats adult ADHD.

Debra Nackman, psychologist. Falls Church; 703-645-8700; debranackmanphd.com.

Kathleen Nadeau, psychologist. Silver Spring; 301-562-8448; chesapeakeadd.com.

Marilyn Schwartz, psychologist. Dupont Circle; 202-331-3319; adultaddhelp.com.

Arnold Small, psychologist. Reston; 703-437-3236; restonpsych.com.

William Stixrud, psychologist. Silver Spring; 301-565-0534; stixrud.com.

Faith Tanney, psychologist. Northwest DC; 202-966-0592; drfaithtanney.com.

Daniel Wojnilower, psychologist. Bethesda; 301-530-5100.

Autism

Lance Clawson, psychiatrist. Cabin John; 301-320-3700.

Peter Daniolos, psychiatrist. Northwest DC, 202-895-3860; Rockville, 301-765-5430.

Griffin Doyle, psychologist. Bethesda; 301-652-8308.

Jonah Green, clinical social worker. Kensington; 301-466-9526; childandfamilymentalhealth.com.

Stanley Greenspan, psychiatrist. Bethesda; 301-657-2348; stanleygreenspan.com.

Cynthia Mathis, marriage and family therapist. McLean; 703-401-5394; mcleanpsychotherapy.com.

Top Psychiatrists

These psychiatrists were recommended by other physicians on our Top Doctors survey, which was originally published in April 2008.

Jeffrey Akman, Downtown DC; 202-741-2880.

Wagdi M. Attia, Gaithersburg; 301-330-6470.

Marilyn Bartolo Benoit, Georgetown; 202-607-3032.

Allan S. Berger, Silver Spring; 301-589-1443.

David A. Block, McLean; 703-821-8128.

Martin J. Book, Bethesda; 301-654-2255.

Lillibeth Boruchow, Arlington; 703-243-6377.

Lawrence A. Brain, Bethesda; 301-654-2255.

Valerie J. Buyse, Vienna; 703-893-2429.

Donna J. Carmosky, Manassas; 703-369-8055.

Ranville S. Clark, Northeast DC; 202-635-1749.

Lance D. Clawson, Cabin John; 301-320-3700.

Cheryl Collins, Northwest DC; 202-537-7045.

Todd S. Cox, Downtown DC; 202-223-8530.

Edward P. Curcio, Falls Church; 703-790-9610.

Michael S. Diamond, Chevy Chase; 301-657-4570.

Brian B. Doyle, Dupont Circle; 202-296-5877.

F. Rodney Drake, Northwest DC; 202-966-1913.

Harold I. Eist, Bethesda; 301-530-0510.

Steven A. Epstein, Georgetown; 202-687-8609.

Thomas M. Fogarty, Fairfax; 703-383-6933.

Randolph A. Frank, Arlington; 703-351-1221.

David L. German, Downtown DC; 202-293-5482.

Steven P. Gilbert, Dupont Circle; 202-483-2427.

Michael Glasser, Gaithersburg; 301-330-0400.

Liza H. Gold, Arlington; 703-875-0435.

Sherry D. Goldman, Rockville; 301-881-0855.

David M. Goldstein, Dupont Circle; 202-232-5050.

Gordon M. Gondos, Falls Church; 703-821-1317.

Frederick Goodwin, Chevy Chase; 301-294-6899.

Philip S. Greco, Alexandria; 703-370-8060.

Stephen A. Green, Northwest DC; 202-363-4117.

Suzanne J. Griffin, Chevy Chase; 301-986-1481.

James L. Griffith, Downtown DC; 202-741-2900.

Anne Hayes, Bethesda; 301-951-2001.

Stephen P. Hersh, Chevy Chase; 301-654-3638.

Michael Houston, Chevy Chase; 202-966-2400.

David S. Irwin, Gaithersburg; 301-840-1077.

Robert W. Johnson, Falls Church; 703-883-9033.

Paramjit Joshi, Northwest DC; 202-476-5000.

Michael Edward Kerr, Northwest DC; 202-965-4400.

Vikram Khot, Manassas; 703-369-8055.

Kevin W. Kiernan, Northwest DC; 202-362-9450.

Michael B. Knable, Bethesda; 301-652-6260.

Daniel J. Levine, Bethesda; 301-897-0099.

William L. Licamele, McLean; 703-734-6927.

Daniel Z. Lieberman, Downtown DC; 202-741-2900.

Joan V. Liebermann, Northwest DC; 202-966-0252.

John M. Livingood, Northwest DC; 202-362-0555.

Patrick C. Lorenz, Northwest DC; 202-363-2662.

Catherine S. May, Dupont Circle; 202-466-3455.

Catherine McCarthy, McLean; 703-288-3535.

Allan S. Melmed, Falls Church; 703-356-5888.

J. David Miller, Downtown DC; 202-775-9090.

Frank M. Moscarillo, Chevy Chase; 301-951-7220.

Audrey A. Moss, Arlington; 703-243-4373.

Laurel Northup, Bethesda; 301-493-8984.

Judith A. Nowak, Downtown DC; 202-887-5495.

Celia R. Oliveira, Northwest DC; 202-537-3833.

Gary K. Palys, Olney; 301-774-9400.

Stephen W. Peterson, Northwest DC; 202-877-7424.

Michael J. Petite, Downtown DC; 202-857-0404.

Bruce P. Pfeffer, Potomac; 301-983-5103.

Steven A. Polakoff, Chevy Chase; 301-718-0313.

Deborah R. Pollack, Bethesda; 301-897-0099.

Robert Post, Bethesda; 301-530-8245.

Jared Putnam, Bethesda; 301-656-9520.

Michael Roath, Springfield; 703-451-6113.

Peter Robbins, Fairfax; 703-352-3822.

Norman E. Rosenthal, Rockville; 301-770-5647.

Alan R. Sager, McLean; 703-790-1499.

Andrew A. Schiavone, Annandale; 703-914-6770.

Philip A. Seibel, Northwest DC; 202-686-1870.

Mahteme Selassie, Bethesda; 301-656-9520.

Bruce M. Smoller, Chevy Chase and Reston; 301-951-4466.

Bernard M. Snyder, Rockville; 301-881-7554.

Molly Strauss, Bethesda; 301-897-0099.

Terry A. Teplitz, Chevy Chase; 301-656-1822.

Susan B. Trachman, Fairfax; 703-573-8259.

David Trachtenberg, Bethesda; 301-654-2255.

Donald B. Vogel, Silver Spring; 301-460-7444.

Stephen M. Weissman, Northwest DC; 202-363-0036.

Kevin Williams, Chevy Chase; 240-235-5006.

Thomas N. Wise, Falls Church; 703-776-3626.

Albert A. Zachik, Bethesda; 301-530-4664.

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