Washington DC Therapy & Mental Health Services

We prioritize your psychological health as well as your physical well-being

Integrated Treatment

As your primary care team, we understand your health best and seamlessly integrate your psychological and physical care

Solutions for

Treatments should be tailored to you, which is why you can pick the care option that best fits your needs

Confidential & Accessible

With both in-office and virtual appointments, we'll address your concerns quickly, efficiently, and with compassion

"My approach to health care and patient interaction is really working with patients, meeting them halfway, and then finding some common ground. It's really about the conversation."

Desmond Watt, PA-C

The fast-paced energy of life in the nation's capital can be exhilarating, but it can also mean coping with unique life stressors and pressure. The high cost of living, long work hours, and intense commutes can be taxing, whether you're stuck in traffic on The Beltway or dealing with single tracking on the Red Line. One Medical's team of primary care providers recognizes how everyday stress, major life events, and chronic conditions can have an impact on your overall health and happiness. That's why we prioritize your psychological well-being alongside your physical wellness, and offer a variety of care options to meet your needs. Whether you're concerned about depression, experiencing anxiety, suffering from insomnia, or coping with a chronic diagnosis, we can help manage your treatment and incorporate it into the bigger picture of your primary care.

One DC offices offer comprehensive mental health services, including appointments with Sara Shiffman, a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who sees patients at our Union Station office. Sara integrates various modalities into her practice and specializes in areas of psychiatry, anxiety and mood disorders, and chronic pain. Additionally, all of our primary care providers have the skills and experience necessary to assess, diagnose, and manage a variety of mental health conditions related to stress, anxiety, depression, and more.

And coming in late 2016, our DC members will also have access to a Shift: A Stress Management Experience, a meditation-based stress and anxiety management workshop series led by providers and health coaches with expertise in mind-body medicine. Participants learn highly practical tools and skills to use in everyday life over the course of several group sessions.

Why would I see a primary care provider for mental health services?

Primary care providers are trained to see the "big picture", and both acknowledge and understand the complex connection between the body and brain. One Medical’s team of providers are specially trained to deliver excellent, holistic care, including a range of mental health services.

What kinds of mental health services do you provide?

All of our board-certified primary care providers are equipped to diagnose and treat a variety of issues related to anxiety and depression. This can include helping you manage your stress levels, address sleep concerns or insomnia, and create a sustainable work/life balance. Our providers also have comprehensive experience treating phobias like flight and social anxiety, and can help you overcome your fears to live a fuller, happier life.

Even if you’ve never experienced anxiety or depression but are dealing with a life crisis or specific stressor, our providers can help get you through a rough patch with knowledgeable support, empathetic care, and a variety of coping skills and strategies.

If you’re dealing with a mental health issue that is complex or requires additional care, our team will make sure you get to the right place. We have relationships with world-class psychologists, psychiatrists, and mental health treatment providers throughout the region, and we’ll ensure you receive proper, timely treatment suitable for your needs.

Do you prescribe medications?

Every one of our primary care providers is qualified to prescribe medication when appropriate and manage dosing as needed. However, we view each patient as an individual, and we don’t believe in applying a one-size-fits-all treatment to every person. In some cases, medication may be an important part of therapy, while in other cases, alternative modalities may be more beneficial. For some people, a combination of medication and other treatments like cognitive therapy, nutrition counseling, or mindfulness coaching, can be most effective. We’ll work with you to create a custom treatment plan that you feel comfortable with.

Are your providers therapists?

The majority of our physicians are board-certified primary care providers who are adept at addressing all health concerns, including those related to psychological and physical well-being.

Which Washington DC providers specialize in mental health services?

Our board-certified providers are trained to handle everything from preventive medicine to treatment of acute and chronic conditions. Washington DC team members who have a specific interest in mental health include:

For more guidance in picking a provider for your specific needs, just call 202-697-5520. And rest assured that there is no commitment in selecting a provider; you can always change providers at any time and for any reason.

How do I make an appointment?

One Medical is a membership-based practice that combines the highest level of care with exceptional services. Members support our practice by paying a low annual membership fee of just $199, which provides a full year of access to all of our urgent and primary care services. If you’re ever unhappy with our service, let us know and we'll refund your current year membership fee.

It takes less than five minutes to join online, and once you sign up, you can book your first appointment online, on the phone, or on our app.

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What We Handle

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life crises
  • Stress management
  • Phobias
  • ADHD
  • Sleep disorders and insomnia
  • Work/life balance