MPS Members Actively Taking New Patients: Appointments Within 1-2 Weeks

To facilitate appointments for the expanding number of people seeking behavioral health treatment during the pandemic, the MPS has compiled the following list of psychiatrists with immediate availability. There are many other psychiatrists taking new patients within 3-4 weeks. Please click here for our Find A Psychiatrist search tool.


MPS Members Actively Taking New Patients

Julie Brownley, M.D., Ph.D.
Women for Psychiatry. For an appointment:  646-397-7210
Please reference MPS for a discounted rate

Bikash Sharma, MD:
Baltimore. Telephone: (410) 233-1400. Mountain Manor Treatment Center.


Kim Jones-Fearing, MD
Specializing in Mood, anxiety, PTSD, and ADHD  actively accepting new patients within 1-2 weeks via telemedicine. Not accepting insurance.  Please fax 410 730-0292 your name and contact phone number and the best time to call on weekdays between 9-5 pm within 24 hrs. Website is


Amy Huberman, MD
Do you want to get your life back from anxiety now?
I offer brief (1-2 weeks), intensive (2-4 hours daily) cognitive-behavioral therapy to help people overcome struggles with anxiety or OCD rapidly.  Currently, I’m seeing patients primarily through teletherapy but may consider some in-person work depending on your vaccination status and whether in-person exposure sessions would be desirable. I do not prescribe medications. You can contact me through my website:


Azim Shahsavar, MD: 
I see adult population for mediation management. Both in-person visit and virtual visit available depending on the patient preferences. We are in  network with Cigna, Aetna, CareFirst, United HealthCare, and EHP-John Hopkins.  Contact information: Providence Mental Health, 2345 York Road, Suite 201, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093, Phone: (410) 616-2151, Fax: (410) 252-1114


Charlotte Coates-Wilkes, MD:
Towson. Tel No. 410-828-5911 or 410-382-3960. cwilkes@ Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, General Psychiatry


Leonard Hertzberg, MD
Pikesville Phone #410-484-1344. Currently available via telehealth. Only insurance accepted is workers’ compensation with prior insurer authorization. All other patients are self pay.


Lisa Chen, MD
I will see adults with any mental health concern. I’m primarily seeing patients virtually, but also see patients in person on Wednesdays in my office in Baltimore. I do not take insurance. My website is and I can be reached at 410-881-3012.


Laura Gaffney, MD
Taking new patients and can see them in about 2 weeks. Does not accept insurance. Can do telehealth. Office address: 1501 Sulgrave Ave, suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21209 Phone: 443-470-9451


Bruce Hershfield, MD
Can see patients within one week, psychotherapy as well as prescrine medications–no “med checks”. I can be reached at 4107714575. I do not have a web site.


Joseph Andrews, MD (Via Clinic)
We are seeing patients within 1-2 weeks. We see children, adolescents and adults for psychiatric assessment and medical management. Insurance: out-of-network only


Margaret (Peggy) Adams, MD
Can see new patients in a week at latest. Take Johns Hopkins EHP insurance. Provides psychotherapy along with medications (as needed). Works with difficulties with infants and young children as well as children of all ages and adults. Complementary and integrative methods in addition to (or before turning to) medications are also offered.


Dominic Maxwell, MD
Typically, 1 week to see new patient. No insurances accepted; receipts for reimbursement provided. Child, adolescent, and adult patients


Nicole Leistikow, MD
(443) 459-1840
Wait is 1-2 weeks for new appointments. Self-pay only for new patients, not in network with private insurances. Seeing women for combined psychotherapy with or without medications, expertise in treating perinatal women and medical professionals.


Paulo J Negro, MD
(410) 262-5621
New patients seen in 1-2 weeks, does not take insurance. Medication management and assessments for second opinions.


Cholet K Josue, MD
(443) 885-0915; profile on
Enhance Psychiatry and Wellness in Laurel. Accepts Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield & Maryland Medicaid. Child, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric patients.