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

Weronika Gondek, M.D.

RecoverED, LLC is a specialty psychiatric practice for adult patients struggling with eating and body image concerns. I provide expert, evidence-based treatment for patients with all eating disorders, of all body shapes and sizes. Available services include: monitoring and managing medical complications of disordered eating, nutritional education and counseling, psychiatric medication prescribing and management, and different psychotherapy options. Additionally, I offer professional consultations to all mental health clinicians and medical professionals in the need of expert guidance from an eating disorder specialist in diagnosing and/or managing patients under their care

RecoverED, LLC
10709 Birmingham Way
Woodstock, MD 21163
phone: 667-217-2208
email address:

Matthew Lotz, M.D.
Patients 16 years old and up
General adult psychiatry, including medication management and psychotherapy
I see patients with ADHD, adjustment disorder, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma disorders, and/or mental health problems related to comorbid somatic illness
Office located in the Roland Park neighborhood in Baltimore. Telehealth is available.
Out-of-network, self-pay. I provide a receipt for patients to submit to insurance for reimbursement.
Contact: or 443-377-1551
More information at

Kamal Bhatia, M.D.
Practice Name: Brain Health Solution
Telepsychiatry only, for Adults (18+) only at this time
Medical Director: Kamal Bhatia, MD, FAPA
General Adult and Forensic Psychiatrist
Insurance Taken: Out-of Network/Fee for service Model, Superbill provided if requested
Specialty Areas: Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, OCD, ECT, ADHD, Diagnostic Formulation, Forensic
Areas served: Serving Howard County and Montgomery County
Phone number: 301-288-1028
Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi

Frank Copeli, MD
Adult patients 18+, serving general adult population, expertise in substance use, geriatrics, depression, anxiety, psychosis, and ADHD.
Location: Telehealth
Contact: 410-970-3061, Psychology Today
Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Cigna, Optum (United Healthcare, Oxford, Oscar)

Frances W. Schoonover, MD
Sees patients age 16 and up.
All affective disorders, most psychiatric diagnoses.
Does not accept insurance.
Office number: 410-531-1229.

Margaret (Peggy) Adams, M.D.
Ellicott City (currently seeing patients virtually.)
Patient Types: Infant, Child, Adolescent, Adult
Board certified in Child, Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, Pediatrics. psychotherapy along with medication if needed. Works with very young children. No insurances currently accepted.
Confidential voice mail: 410-313-8119
Text:  443-420-7244

Samantha A. Miller, MD, MS
8609 Second Avenue #404B, Silver Spring, MD. 20910
Tel:  800-944-7004
Served:  Adults age 21 and over
Focus:  The practice offers a holistic, integrative approach to psychiatric care.  Areas of focus include coping with medical illness, trauma, depression and anxiety
Visit types:  Telepsychiatry and In-Person visits
Insurance:  Insurance is not accepted at this time.

Jeanne C. Serafin, M.D.
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Dr. Jeanne Serafin is a board-certified psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist. She primarily treats
anxiety, depression, ADHD and sleep disorders. She is not a trauma specialist. She is available
for medication management, evaluations, and second opinions. She is not seeing clients for psychotherapy at this time. Dr. Serafin accepts CareFirst Insurance and Blue Cross products. Otherwise, she is fee for service.

The BEST way to reach her is by email: .
Phone is 410-461-9003.

Springs Health LLC
10632 Little Patuxent Pkway, suite 249, Columbia 21044
Phone: 410-772-0774
Fax : 410-772-0776
We accept most insurances ” CareFirst BC/BS, Cigna, UHC, Aetna, Medicare, and Maryland Medicaid. We do offer self-pay and sliding-scale payments.

Cameron Williams, MD
Patient types: adults 18+, psychotherapy + medication, medication only, psychotherapy only, depression/anxiety/personality disorders
Location: Baltimore in person or zoom, teletherapy throughout Maryland
Insurance: do not accept insurance or medicare
contact info: 443-835-4207,

Nicole Leistikow, MD
First appointments in 2 weeks.  Best fit is for perinatal or postpartum women, women seeking pregnancy in the next few years, or women with small kids and wanting to optimize or stabilize mental health, able to do some in-person visits, and interested in therapy with or without medications. I also specialize in treating medical professionals. The best way for prospective new patients to reach me is to view my practice website at and then leave a message at 443-459-1840.

Amy Huberman, MD
I offer short-term, intensive psychotherapy to help overcome struggles with anxiety.  I don’t prescribe medications, but I offer evidence-based and highly effective methods to help people find freedom from anxiety and OCD. The best way to contact me is through my website:  At the bottom of the Welcome Page, you’ll find a link for requesting a free 30-minute initial video consultation.  I can also be reached by email:

Tracy Kuniega-Pietrzak, M.D.
Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist – Eating Recovery Center Baltimore
Seeing new patients with active eating disorder symptoms of all ages for medication management and consultation via telemedicine only. Accepts BCBS, Cigna, Aetna, UHC, Hopkins EHP
Contact Ashley at 410-427-3890 to schedule

Niccolo D. Della Penna, MD
Lutherville, MD
Able to see within 6 days in most cases.

Marc Fishman, M.D.
Substance use disorder, co-occurring disorders. Most insurance accepted, including Medicaid. Evaluation, outpatient treatment and inpatient treatment available.
Contact Mara Jones –
Free treatment available for opioid use disorder through research studies
Contact — or call 443-826-9318

Nadimire Jules-Dole, M.D.
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist
Paragon Integrative Health
3355 St. John’s Lane, Suite F
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Phone: 410-921-9616
Fax: 410-480-0110

Briana Riemer, M.D.
Adult Psychiatry, ages 18-60
Bio and fee information available at:

Mahmood Jahromi, M.D.
Patients Accepted: Child, Adolescent and Adult
Telehealth visits.
Cigna or self pay only. Call 443 279 2000 × 1  or pacllc120407@

Somya Abubucker, M.D.
Practice Name: Gestell Psychiatry, LLC
Patient Types: Adult ages 18-55
We offer psychotherapy, med management, and second-opinion consultations.
At this time, we do not take insurance, but do provide receipt for reimbursement.
Schedule appointment:
Call: 410-870-5602

Cholet K Josue, MD
Practice Name: Enhance Psychiatry and Wellness
Patient Types: age range(4 yo to 75);
Insurances Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Carefirst, Maryland Medicaid or Cash
Phone number: 443 885-0915; Fax: 443 316-8691

Bishoy Michael, MD
Dr. Bishoy is Board Certified Psychiatrist at Brilliant Minds Psychiatry offering tele-psych visits. He sees adults and adolescents, and can provide psychiatric evaluations, medication management, as well as professional consultations for second opinions. He is not in network with insurance but can provide a sliding scale on a case-by-case basis. He is also able to provide receipt for reimbursement upon request.
Call: 443-741-1339 or email

Jason Emejuru, M.D.
Practice Name: Developmental Minds of Maryland, LLC
Patient Types: Child, Adolescent, AdultAt this time, he does not take insurance. Specialize in Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Mood Disorders, ADHD, Autism, and Developmental Disabilities. Treatment modalities includes psychopharmacology/medication management, insight-oriented therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and autism diagnostic evaluations. Office in Towson, MD.
Call: 410-450-3000
Schedule consultation:

Sara Singh, M.D., FAPA
Medpsych Health Services, LLC
Phone: 240-464-8000
Fax: 240-383-3439

Charlotte Coates-Wilkes, MD
Accepts patients with Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Stress Related Disorders, Eating Disorders, Somatic Symptom Disorders.  Prefers patients who want psychotherapy and medication management if needed. Office is located at Ruxton Towers, Ste 102; 8417 Bellona Lane, Towson, MD 21204. Offers in person and virtual sessions.

Gary Klein, MD
Primary Office: Owings Mills
Phone: 410-581-9068
Secondary Office: Carroll Country
Phone: 410-876-8646
Does not accept insurance.

Chiedozie Ojimba, MD, MPH
Practice Name: Springs Health LLC
Accepts patients from ages 5 and above ranging from Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, OCD, PTSD, Psychotic Disorders, Eating Disorders, and Substance Use Disorders (Alcohol, Opioids, Stimulants, Cannabis, Gambling, etc.) and all other psychiatric illnesses.
A certified center for Spravato treatment for TRD and provide TMS treatment for TRD in facility.
Accepts most insurances including CareFirst BC/BS, UHC, Cigna, Aetna, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and OWCP
Has availability daily.
Office is located at 10632 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 249, Columbia, Maryland, 21044
Phone: 410-772-0774

Usha Bachani
Practice Name: Dawn Psychiatry
Patient Types: Child, Adolescent, Adult (0-60years)
Specialize in Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Mood Disorders, Psychosis, Personality Disorders, ADHD, Autism, and Developmental Disabilities. Treatment modalities
Psychopharmacology/medication management, Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, Play Therapy and Autism Diagnostic Evaluation.
Office in Columbia, MD.
Call: 301-338-8876
Request consultation:
Availability: Immediate within 1 week.
Insurance: Currently not taking any insurance but provide receipt to the patient for reimbursement to the insurance.

Laura Gaffney, MD
Sees patients who are 18 years old and older with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, OCD, and Eating Disorders
Does not accept insurance
Phone: 443-470-9451

Azim Shahsavar, MD
Adult patients 18+, substance use, depression, mood disorder, psychotic disorder, anxiety, ADHD, ..
Location: In-person and/or Virtual both available depending on the preferences
Insurances Accepted: CareFirst BC/BS, Aetna, Cigna, United HealthCare (Optum), EHP John Hopkins.
Contact: Providence Mental Health LLC, 2345 York Road, Suite 201, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093,
Phone: (410) 616-2151
Fax: (410) 252-1114

Robert T Paine, DO
Board-certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry
Patient Types: Child, Adolescent, and Adult
Located at: 1212 East Churchville Road, Suite 301 Bel Air, MD 21014
In-person and Telehealth for patients residing in Maryland and Virginia
Out-of-network and self-pay, superbills provided promptly for insurance reimbursement
Phone: (410) 428-0018

Paulo J Negro, M.D., Ph.D.
General psychiatry
Telehealth: MD, DC, VA, PA
Does not accept insurance

Syyeda Syed, M.D.
Adult general psychiatrist accepting new patients
Takes Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurances
Address: Washington County
The Mental Health Center
1180 Professional Court
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Tel: (301) 791-3045
Fax: (240) 313-3071