I am a board certified psychiatrist who combines creative thinking with evidence based medicine to meet the unique needs posed by each client. As a Black, queer, woman, my lens as a psychiatrist as is shaped by navigating society’s standards as an individual with marginalized identities.
My focus is in helping individuals from diverse backgrounds manage anxiety, depression, trouble reality testing, addiction, or insecurities too sensitive to discuss with loved ones. Whether you present with questions about gender & sexuality, coping with discrimination and injustice, or feelings that who you are is...wrong---I got you. I believe diversity comes in many forms and intersecting categories, however, my practice is limited to individuals over the age of 18.
I have experience working in community mental health, college and university counseling, and emergency and inpatient care. I am also an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry & Behavioral Services at Johns Hopkins. Currently, I offer services for individuals in the DMV area but am open to brainstorming how to help those living in other states during the coronavirus pandemic.
My goal is to arm you with the ability to choose your own journey, rather than the one you feel forced to follow.
*I am taking new clients, but only for medication management.
**Unfortunately, I do not accept insurance and my sliding scale caseload is full. I can issue you an invoice to submit to your insurance company in case you can receive reimbursement for out of network benefits.
***My practice is virtual only.