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Psychiatric Care

Our team at Orchard Mental Health Group, is dedicated to providing comprehensive psychiatric care to clients of all ages. Accessibility is important to us. While our offices are in Rockville, MD and Frederick, MD, we also offer telepsychiatry services.

Tailored treatment to support unique needs.

Every individual has unique circumstances, needs, and preferences. With this in mind, we emphasize a person-centered approach.

One of our goals as a mental health practice is to create a therapeutic environment that respects and values the individual seeking care, fostering a collaborative and empowering relationship. Our team of experienced and compassionate psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners (PMHNPs) is committed to promoting mental well-being and improving the lives of our patients. We look forward to working with you and fostering a collaborative and empowering relationship.

Our experienced providers treat a full range of behavioral health conditions.

Our goal is to empower our patients on their mental health journey, fostering resilience, and promoting long-term well-being. With this goal in mind, we strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment where individuals can seek the help they need.


Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

ADD is characterized by difficulties with attention and focus without the hyperactivity or impulsivity seen in ADHD. Individuals with ADD may have trouble sustaining attention, organizing tasks, or following through on instructions.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by persistent patterns of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that can interfere with daily functioning and development. Symptoms typically appear in childhood and can continue into adulthood.


Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by extreme mood swings that include manic episodes (elevated or irritable mood, increased energy, and activity) and depressive episodes (sadness, fatigue, and loss of interest or pleasure in activities). These mood episodes can range from mild to severe and can affect a person’s ability to function.



Stress is a natural response to demands or threats, and it can be physical, mental, or emotional. While some stress can be beneficial, chronic or excessive stress can negatively impact physical and mental health.


Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis refers to the presence of both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder (SUD). Individuals with dual diagnosis require integrated treatment that addresses both disorders simultaneously.


Depression & Major Depressive Disorder

Depression is a mood disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in activities. Major depressive disorder is a specific type of depression characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest or pleasure in activities.


Personality Disorder

Personality disorders are a group of mental health disorders characterized by enduring patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience that deviate significantly from the expectations of the individual’s culture (borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, and antisocial personality disorder).


Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a mental health disorder that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety, and uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

Many of our care providers host virtual sessions.

Convenient and client-centered, always.

Telepsychiatry Services

We value accessibility, so we provide telepsychiatry services to ensure convenient and remote access to our psychiatric care. Patients can connect with our professionals through secure video conferencing from the comfort of their own homes. 

Collaborative Care

We work towards creating a supportive team for our patients. We work with other care providers, such as primary care physicians, therapists, and other healthcare providers to ensure integrated and coordinated care, facilitating better treatment outcomes.

Specialized Programs

We offer specialized programs for specific populations, such as children and adolescents, adults, and older adults (65+). These programs address specific mental health challenges and provide age-appropriate interventions and support.

Evidence-based diagnostics, personalized care.

We offer thorough psychiatric evaluations to accurately assess mental health conditions.

A psychiatric evaluation is a comprehensive assessment conducted by a psychiatrist or other mental health professional to evaluate an patient’s mental health status, symptoms, and overall well-being. The evaluation typically involves gathering information about the patient’s medical history, psychiatric history, current symptoms, and any factors that may be contributing to their mental health concerns.

Based on the information gathered, our skilled professionals will make an a diagnosis, if appropriate, and develop a treatment plan tailored to the client’s specific needs. Treatment may include medication, psychotherapy, lifestyle changes, or other interventions, all centered upon the goal of improving our patient’s mental health and well-being.

During a psychiatric evaluation, the mental health professional may…

Thoroughly interview the patient, assessing their symptoms, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Evaluate the patient’s mental status, including their mood, cognition, and perception.

Assess the patient’s risk of harm to themselves and/or others.

Review any relevant medical records, previous psychiatric evaluations, or other documentation.

Consider the patient’s social and environmental context, including relationships, work or school environment, and living situation.

Collaborate with other healthcare providers, such as primary care physicians or therapists, to gather additional information and coordinate care.



Our certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners assess the patient’s medical history, current health status, and medication regimen to determine the most appropriate medications for their condition.



Our PMHNPs then prescribe medications based on the patient’s diagnosis, symptoms, and other factors (type of medication, dosage, frequency, and duration of treatment).



Our PMHNPs teach our patients how to take their medication correctly, also addressing potential side effects, as well as interactions with other medications or substances.



Our PMHNPs coordinate care with other members of the patient’s healthcare team, including the patient’s pharmacists, and other specialists, to ensure that the patient’s medication’s effectiveness. They also work closely with our therapy team to ensure that the prescribed medications are supporting the patient’s psychotherapy mode of treatment, and to further monitor progress.

To learn more about why medication may be supplemental to psychotherapy, please read this helpful blog post, written by Dr. Katie Lawliss.



Medications have to be taken correctly, on-schedule, and as often as prescribed. Our team works closely with our patients to promote medication adherence.



It’s important for us to monitor our patients’ response to medications, including their symptoms, side effects, and overall health. We may adjust the medication regimen as needed to achieve the best possible outcomes. Because of this, follow-up appointments are crucial.

Medication Management

Sometimes, medication is necessary in treating mental health-related disorders.

Just as it sounds, “medication management” refers to the process of overseeing and optimizing a patient’s medication regimen. OMHG’s board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners specialize in prescribing and managing psychiatric medications. Our PMHNPs work closely with our patients, our therapists, and the rest of our patients’ care team, to find the most effective and appropriate medication options while monitoring their progress and making adjustments as necessary.

Genetic Testing

Knowing the genetic basis of mental health disorders helps guide treatment.

We offer genetic testing to identify genetic variations associated with mental disorders or treatment response. That being said, it helps guide personalized treatment approaches for individuals with mental health disorders. By identifying genetic factors that may influence an individual’s response to certain medications, clinicians can tailor treatment plans to optimize effectiveness and minimize unwanted side effects.


Risk Assessment

In addition to helping guide treatement, genetic testing can help assess an individual’s risk of developing certain mental health disorders. For example, certain genetic variants may increase the risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or depression. Identifying these risk factors early on can help individuals and their healthcare providers take steps to prevent or manage these disorders.


Family Planning

Genetic testing can also provide valuable information for individuals and families planning to have children. By identifying genetic risk factors for mental health disorders, individuals can make informed decisions about family planning and potentially reduce the risk of passing on these disorders to their children.

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We are in-network with several insurance providers.

We do our very best to provide accessible care to Maryland residents. Thus, our mental health services be in-network  for several insurances providers.

We accept a number of insurances for our psychotherapy and psychiatric services. However, at this time, Medicaid Insurance only covers our medication management services.

We always want to accommodate those interested in our services. If you have questions about coverage, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. You may call us at 240-750-6467 ot email us at billing@orchardmentalhealth.com. We’re also happy to send you our reasonable private pay rates.

Client Experiences

Here’s what some of our clients are saying!

From the moment I connected with [Orchard Mental Health], I felt at home. Appointment setting was easy. They made me comfortable from the start. Although I haven’t met all the therapists, I can tell you the ones I know are trustworthy, smart, and can get to the heart of the problem (with solutions!) quickly. What is good to know also is that they not only provide counseling, they do testing and can manage medications if need be. Highly recommend.

Mary, the scheduler/administrative worker was so kind, professional, proactive, and empathetic. I could not be more appreciative of her active listening skills, compassion, and willingness to help me.

Dr. Snow is a very kind and professional psychiatric provider.

I love working with Genevieve. She is supportive and a very nice therapist.

I am very satisfied with my clinician. She has helped me greatly in solving my anxiety and PTSD issues. There is always stress in my life. But, with the right tools, it’s possible to understand and cope. My clinician provides that for me.

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