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Wendy J. Hookman



Bethesda 301-881-9464 6430 Rockledge Dr. #218 Bethesda, MD 20817 Directions →

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Out of network.

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Special interest in women’s mood and anxiety disorders, weight management.

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Clockwise from top left: Wendy J. Hookman, M.D., Jessica Lu, M.D., Joy Paul LCSW-C, Valerie Relacion, M.D.
Dr. Wendy Hookman is Founder and Medical Director of Washington Center for Women and Children’s Wellness. A Board Certified Psychiatrist, Dr. Hookman specializes in treating Women’s Mood and Anxiety Disorders and associated Weight Management Issues. Areas of special interest include Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Infertility, Psychopharmacology in Pregnancy, Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, and Infertility. Dr. Hookman is former Director of the Women’s Mood Disorders Program at Georgetown University Hospital.

Washington Center for Women and Children’s Wellness (WCWCW) is a private, confidential clinic offering a wide range of outpatient services, that separately or combined, work to get each individual on the road to enjoying the rewarding life they want and deserve. At WCWCW, we treat children, adolescents and women so you can expect to receive expert treatment for a wide array of disorders, including but not limited to: Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Stress Management, Attention Deficit Disorder, Marriage/Family Issues, and Weight Management.
Dr. Valerie Relacion is a Board Certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult psychiatrist. She graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. She completed her residency and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where she also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Relacion has received the honorary designation as a Fellow of The American Psychiatric Association. She specializes in treating children, adolescent, and adults with weight management difficulties and mood and anxiety disorders, as well as ADHD, PDD, and disorders of Impulse Control.
Dr. Jessica Lu joined our practice in 2013 and  Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She completed her residencey at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute where she was Chief Resident of the UCLA Womenʼs Life Center. Dr. Lu specializes in treating women's mood and anxiety disorders, and has a special interest women who are planning pregnancy, are currently pregnant, or are post-partum. She has had extensive training in both medication management and therapy and believes in taking a balanced and individualized approach to each patient.
Joy Paul, LCSW-C is an experienced licensed clinical social worker.  She has over 20 years experience working with children and families. She has expertise in marital and family counseling.  Ms. Paul’s approach in working with children is to include the family unit. Ms. Paul is exceptionally effective in working with individuals transitioning during life cycle changes. Ms. Paul is President of the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County and serves on the Board of Alumni, School of Social Work.
Whether seeking help for yourself or a loved one, consider turning to WCWCW so we can combine innovative psychopharmacology and psychotherapy to create a tailored treatment plan specific to your needs.

For more information, please go to our website. www.wcwcw.org
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