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To increase patient access to care, Whitman-Walker Health has changed its appointment scheduling system. When you contact Whitman-Walker, you will now be able to schedule your visit within the next 10 business days. All appointments on and after August 21, 2017, have been cancelled. We will contact you 14 days in advance to reschedule your appointment under the new system.

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Behavioral Health Providers

Camille Adams, MSW, LGSW

Behavioral Health Specialist

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MSW - New York University

CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Graduate Social Worker

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
Max Robinson Center - Available by appointment

Nicole Armstead, MSW, LGSW

Behavioral Health Specialist and Medical Liaison

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MSW - Howard University

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
1525 - available by appointment

Adam Bloom, LPC, NCC, MAC

Addictions Psychotherapist

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MS Mental Health Counseling - Capella University

CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Master Addictions Counselor

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English

CLINICAL INTERESTS:
Anxiety Disorders, grief and loss, HIV/STI Care, Individual/Group/Couples and Family psychotherapy, LGBT Issues, Life Transitions, Mood disorders, Multicultural issues, relationship issues, Substance Misuse/Addictions/Recovery/Harm Reduction, Transgender and Gender variance, Trauma informed care

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
Max Robinson Center - available by appointment
1525 - available by appointment

Paul M. Bossie, MD

Psychiatrist

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
The University of Michigan Medical School

RESIDENCY:
Psychiatry - Brown University

CERTIFICATIONS:
Board Certified in Psychiatry

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English

CLINICAL INTERESTS:
General adult psychiatry

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
1525 – available by appointment

Dorel (Dorin) Captari-Scirri, NCC, LPC

Behavioral Health Specialist

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MA - Liberty University

CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
1525 - available by appointment

Thomas Coughlin, LPC, NCC

Psychotherapist

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MS in Clinical Community Counseling - Johns Hopkins University

CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English

CLINICAL INTERESTS:
addiction/recovery, Anxiety, cognitive behavioral therapy, Coming out issues, Depression, LGBT, relationship issues, Transgender & gender variance

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
1525 – available by appointment

Randall D. Ehrbar, PsyD

Addictions Psychotherapist

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (PsyD)–Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Postdoctoral Fellowship—Program in Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English, German

CLINICAL INTERESTS:
Addiction/Recovery/Substance Abuse, couples and group psychotherapy, Family concerns (both chosen family and family of origin), harm reduction, individual, LGBT issues (including coming out issues), Mental Health concerns, Multicultural issues, relationship issues, Sexually Compulsive Behavior, Transgender and Gender variance, trauma

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
1525 - available by appointment
Max Robinson Center –availability by appointment

Timothy Elliott, LICSW

Coordinator of LGBT Youth Mental Health Programs & Psychotherapist

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MSW - Andrews University

CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment – Level 1
Certificate in Co-Occurring Disorders Competency

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English

CLINICAL INTERESTS:
Anxiety, Depression, Expressive Therapy, Families, gender identity, Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Integrated Mind-Body Wellness, Play Therapy, Sexual Orientation, trauma, Young Adults, Youth

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
1525 – by appointment
Eastern Market – by appointment
Max Robinson Center – by appointment

Paul Elsasser, LGSW

Behavioral Health Treatment Coordinator

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MSW - Wheelock College

CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Graduate Social Worker

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
1525 - Available by Appointment

David Facenda, LICSW

Psychotherapist

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MSW - Catholic University of America

CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English

CLINICAL INTERESTS:
Anxiety, bipolar, chronic health conditions, cognitive behavioral therapy, couples therapy, Depression, group psychotherapy, HIV/AIDS, LGBT concerns, relationship issues, sexual health, Substance abuse/addiction/recovery, trauma

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
1525 - available by appointment

Monica Fuentes, MA

Behavioral Health Specialist

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MA in Clinical Psychology-Adolfo Ibanez University of Chile MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling-George Washington University

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English, Spanish

CLINICAL INTERESTS:
Acculturation, Anxiety Disorders, LGBT Issues, Mood disorders, Transgender and Gender variance

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
1525 - available by appointment..

R. Jane Gould, LICSW

Psychotherapist

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MSW – Catholic University of America

CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker;
Certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment Level 1 and 2

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English

CLINICAL INTERESTS:
Anxiety, chronic mental illness, Coming out issues, Depression, gender identity, GLBT, group psychotherapy, HIV, relationship issues, Trauma survivors

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
1525 – available by appointment

Sally He, MD MPH

Staff Psychiatrist

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MD- SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Master of Public Health- Yale School of Public Health

RESIDENCY:
Psychiatry- George Washington Hospital

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English, Beginner Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin)

CLINICAL INTERESTS:
General adult psychiatry

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
Max Robinson Center - available by appointment
1525 - available by appointment

Joseph A. Izzo, LICSW

Psychotherapist

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MSW - Howard University, MA - LaSalle University

CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Certified Practitioner of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Certified Clinical Pastoral Counselor

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English

CLINICAL INTERESTS:
GLBT, HIV Spectrum; Addictions / recovery; trauma survivors; group psychotherapy, Mood disorders, with extensive clinical experience working with Transgender individuals

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
1525 – available by appointment

James Johnson, LPC

Psychotherapist – Clinical Lead, Mental Health

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MA in Education Science - James Madison University

CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Professional Counselor

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English

CLINICAL INTERESTS:
Anxiety, Chronic Mental Illness (self or loved one), Coming Out, Couples/Relationship Counseling, Crisis Counseling, Depression, GLBT, Grief/Loss, group psychotherapy, HIV Adjustment, trauma

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
Max Robinson Center – available by appointment
1525 – available by appointment

Stacey Karpen, PhD, LPC, NCC

Senior Manager of Behavioral Health

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
PhD - George Washington University, MA - George Washington University

CERTIFICATIONS:
Nationally Certified Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
1525 - available by appointment

Bob Kearney, MSW, LGSW

Behavioral Health Specialist and Medical Liaison

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MSW - University of Maryland

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
1525 - available by appointment

Martina E. Martin, ATR-BC, LPC

Psychotherapist

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
M.Div. - Howard University School of Divinity, M.A. - George Washington University

CERTIFICATIONS:
Board Certified Art Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English, some Japanese

CLINICAL INTERESTS:
Art therapy, chronic health conditions, chronic mental illness, grief and loss, HIV, individual and group art psychotherapy and counseling, LGBT, Mood disorders, Multicultural issues, spirituality and existential concerns, trauma

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
1525 - Available by Appointment

Yavar Moghimi, MD

Psychiatrist

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MD – George Washington University School of Medicine

RESIDENCY:
Psychiatry – George Washington University School of Medicine

CERTIFICATIONS:
Board Certified in Psychiatry

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English, Spanish, Farsi

CLINICAL INTERESTS:
General adult psychiatry

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
Max Robinson Center – Availability by appointment

B. Lance Morgan, Psy D

Psychotherapist

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
Doctorate of Psychology - The George Washington University

CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Psychologist in Washington DC

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English

CLINICAL INTERESTS:
adjusting to midlife and aging, and issues of returning military personnel., Anxiety, coming out and aging issues for LGBT clients, complicated medical problems and life threatening illness, Depression, grief and loss, relationship problems, substance abuse, work stress

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
The Max Robinson Center - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:30pm – 4:30pm as available

Jason Nicholsen, LGSW

Medication-Assisted Treatment Program Coordinator and Psychotherapist

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MSW - New York University

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
Max Robinson Center - available by appointment

Kris Oseth (Kristina Oseth), LPC

Psychotherapist

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MA & Ed. S - James Madison University

CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Professional Counselor

CLINICAL INTERESTS:
addiction, addiction/recovery

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
1525 - Available by appointment

Randy Pumphrey, LPC, BCC

Senior Director of Behavioral Health

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MDiv – Wesley Theological Seminary, DMin – Wesley Theological Seminary

RESIDENCY:
BCC – Commission on Mental Health and St. Elizabeth’s Hospital

CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Professional Counselor
Board Certified Chaplin

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English, some American Sign English

CLINICAL INTERESTS:
addiction, Anxiety, chronic mental illness, cognitive behavioral therapy, Coming out issues, Depression, family of origin issues, GLBT, group psychotherapy, HIV, loss and grieving, relationship issues, spirituality

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
1525 – available by appointment

Shane’a Thomas, LICSW

Psychotherapist

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MSW - Howard University

CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English

CLINICAL INTERESTS:
Anxiety, Cognitive and Emotional Differences/Disabilities, Depression, Families, grief and loss, Issues affecting Black People and People of Color, Poly and Kink Aware, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Transitions, Youth/Young Adults/Adults

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
1525 - by appointment
Eastern Market - by appointment

Kevin Waldorf-Cruz, MSW, LICSW

Manager of Behavioral Health Education & Training

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MSW - Catholic University of America

CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English, Spanish

CLINICAL INTERESTS:
addiction, Anxiety, chronic mental illness, Cognitive Behavioral and Somatic Therapy, Depression, harm reduction, HIV/AIDS, Individual or Group Psychotherapy, Integrated Mind-Body Wellness, Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Questioning Sexuality (LBGTQ), Stress Reduction, trauma, Women’s Health

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
1525 - appointment

Lisa Zimmerman, LICSW

Psychotherapist

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
MSW - Catholic University of America

CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
English, Spanish

CLINICAL INTERESTS:
Anxiety, Coming out issues, cross cultural issues, Depression, relationship issues, trauma

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:
1525 - available by appointment