ABOUT US

COMPREHENSIVE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Comprehensive Behavioral Health (CBH) is a leading multidisciplinary treatment center that services all of the DC Metropolitan area , with locations in Arlington, Bethesda, and Ashburn.

OUR MISSION

To provide the highest standards of mental healthcare, emphasizing compassion, transparency and accountability.

 

WHO WE ARE

We are a young, expanding, energetic group of Child/General Psychiatrists, Therapists, and Nurse Practitioners, helping address the mental health crisis. We value and encourage diversity and authenticity in all that we do.

 

WHAT WE TREAT

We help individuals with mental health concerns. With a wide range of specialties, leading technology, and caring staff, we offer a positive and supported experience every step of the way. We are a part of YOUR team.

 

 bethesda

Neel Nene, MD, MBA, MS
Dr. Nene is the medical director of CBH. He completed his training at Albert Einstein-Maimonides Medical Center in New York, NY as well as extensive addiction training at Bellevue Hospital in New York, NY.
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Aisha Mondal, MD
Dr. Mondal completed her education and training at the University of Virginia.
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Christine Lepoutre, MD
Dr. Lepoutre is double board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Psychiatry and is interested in the mind-body connection.
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Sammy Randhawa, MD
Dr. Randhawa is a double board-certified psychiatrist in general and child/adolescent psychiatry. She completed all of her training at the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine.
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Elissa Hauptman, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Elissa Gerfen Hauptman is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) licensed to practice in Maryland and Virginia.
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Heather Clark, LGPC
Heather trained at The Renfrew Center of Baltimore and is currently undergoing two additional certifications related to food and body issues.
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 arlington

Neel Nene, MD, MBA, MS
Dr. Nene is the medical director of CBH. He completed his training at Albert Einstein-Maimonides Medical Center in New York, NY as well as extensive addiction training at Bellevue Hospital in New York, NY.
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Yusuf Azim, MD
Dr. Azim is a board-certified psychiatrist who completed all of his education and training at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine as well as the University of Virginia.
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Katarina Nguyen, MD
Dr. Nguyen completed all of her education and training at the University of Virginia. Dr. Nguyen served as UVA’s Chief Fellow before returning home to Northern Virginia.
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Naeema Hassan, MD
Dr. Hassan completed her training at New Bridge Medical Center, NJ, as well as a child psychiatry fellowship...
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Bao Vo, DO
Dr. Vo is a native Virginian and board-certified psychiatrist. He provides collaborative, person-centric, and holistic evaluations and treatment plans for all ages.
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Elissa Hauptman, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Elissa Gerfen Hauptman is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) licensed to practice in Maryland and Virginia.
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Natalie Brooks, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Natalie Brooks is a doctoral psychiatric nurse practitioner. She completed her education and training at George Mason University.
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Jonathan Fricke, PMHNP-BC
Jonathan Fricke is a psychiatric nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC). He completed his training in Advanced Practice Psychiatric Care at Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.
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Francisco Morin, DNP, PMHNP-BC, TMH-BC
Francisco Morin completed George Mason University's Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
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Christina Jones, PMHNP-BC
Christina "Tina" Jones is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC).
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Pamela Marks, LPC
Pamela is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University.
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Courteney Strickland, LPC
Courteney is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in working with children, adolescents, and families experiencing ...
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Heather Wilcox, MA, LMFT
Heather has a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Social Behavior...
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Adena Levy, LCSW
Adena Levy, LCSW, specializes in counseling and therapy services for individuals and couples.
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Kieran Evans, LCSW
Kieran Evans is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Bachelor of Arts from American University, a Master of Health Sciences...
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Gabriella Taweel, LCSW
Gabriella "Gabi" Taweel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adults and older adolescents.
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Dominique Agypt, LCSW
Dominique is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in working with clients with PTSD, complex PTSD, recovery from childhood abuse,
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Erwin Reyna, LCSW
Erwin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work from Fordham University in NYC.
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Devra Gordon, MSW
Devra holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Grambling State University, Louisiana.
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 staff

Diamon Chase
Bethesda Front Desk Administrator
Amanda Lewis
Office Manager
Mina Mendy
Coming soon
Guiselle Ruiz
Billing Coordinator
Erika Yensan
Arlington Front Desk Administrator

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Neel Nene, MD, MBA, MS

Dr. Nene is the medical director of CBH. He completed his training at Albert Einstein-Maimonides Medical Center in New York, NY as well as extensive addiction training at Bellevue Hospital in New York, NY. He completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship program at The Milton S Hershey Medical Center at Penn State University in Hershey, Pa, where he served as chief fellow. He also completed the Healthcare MBA program at The George Washington University with a focus on Marketing and Hospital Management. His clinical interests include Inpatient psychiatry, neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as neuromodulation. He completed an ECT (Electroconvulsive therapy) Fellowship at Columbia University as well as TMS training at the Maastricht Brain Imaging Center in the Netherlands.

Aisha Mondal, MD

Dr. Mondal completed her education and training at the University of Virginia. She completed fellowship training in child/adolescent psychiatry at George Washington University/Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. She is board-certified in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She specializes in the psychiatric care of children, adolescents, and adults for evaluation and medication management. She strives to approach patients with empathetic understanding to create an individualized treatment plan that works to achieve their care goals. Dr Mondal is the Senior Clinical Director of CBH’s Bethesda location.

Christine Lepoutre, MD

Dr. Lepoutre is double board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Psychiatry and is interested in the mind-body connection. She considers one’s mental health to relate at least in part to one’s physical health and is interested in exploring such connections. Dr. Lepoutre completed her dual training at the Medical University of South Carolina where she served as chief resident and participated in many leadership programs within the hospital. Her goal is to work with individuals towards improved overall health over the long run and is grateful to provide such care.

Sammy Randhawa, MD

Dr. Randhawa is a double board-certified psychiatrist in general and child/adolescent psychiatry. She completed all of her training at the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. She also completed a mini-fellowship in ECT and Transcranial magnetic stimulation at Columbia University. She is well-versed in treating mood disorders, anxiety, trauma-related disorders, ADHD, behavioral issues, and those with substance use disorders and chronic mental illness. She has given several presentations on cultural psychiatry and pharmacogenetic testing. She is fluent in French, Hindi and Urdu.

Elissa Hauptman, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Elissa Gerfen Hauptman is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) licensed to practice in Maryland and Virginia. She completed her nursing education and doctoral program at Georgetown University and the University of Virginia. She takes a holistic approach to mental health treatment. Her specialties include mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, and she has additional training in women’s health, including perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

Heather Clark, LGPC

Heather trained at The Renfrew Center of Baltimore and is currently undergoing two additional certifications related to food and body issues. Her special interests are eating disorders, including binge eating disorder, bulimia, and anorexia, as well as related concerns, like body image, compulsive eating, chronic dieting, intuitive eating, and orthorexia. She is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. She is passionate about the Health At Every Size® philosophy and approach.

Yusuf Azim, MD

Dr. Azim is a board-certified psychiatrist who completed all of his education and training at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine as well as the University of Virginia. Dr. Azim’s interests and focuses in psychiatry include Psychopharmacology, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Addiction treatment, and community-based psychiatry. He is the Senior Clinical Director of CBH’s Ashburn and Winchester locations. philosophy and approach.

Katarina Nguyen, MD

Dr. Nguyen completed all of her education and training at the University of Virginia. Dr. Nguyen served as UVA’s Chief Fellow before returning home to Northern Virginia. Dr. Nguyen specializes in the psychiatric care of children, adolescents, and adults for diagnosis, evaluation, and medication management, and is a firm believer in goal-oriented, integrative care in coordination with psychotherapy providers. She is happy to accommodate busy schedules with early morning, lunchtime, late afternoon, or early evening appointments. She is interested in teaching rising clinicians and heads CBH’s academic programs

Naeema Hassan, MD

Dr. Hassan completed her training at New Bridge Medical Center, NJ, as well as a child psychiatry fellowship at the University of Virginia. Her clinical interests include working with a wide spectrum of patients ranging from children to adults, psychopharmacology, and reproductive Psychiatry. She utilizes a multidisciplinary approach when treating each patient/client, considering multiple variables and tailoring treatment accordingly.

Bao Vo, D.O.

Dr. Vo is a native Virginian and board-certified psychiatrist. He provides collaborative, person-centric, and holistic evaluations and treatment plans for all ages. Dr. Vo completed all of his training at the University of Virginia, where he served as Chief Fellow and provided guidance to his colleagues. Dr. Vo’s focus areas have been child and family development, individual development, mood disorders, thought disorders, depressive and anxiety disorders, attention-deficit hyperactive disorders, autism spectrum disorders, video game addictions, and learning disorders. Dr. Vo is sensitive to all cultures and is LGBTQ-affirming. To achieve his care goals, he works with each patient in a personalized, attentive, and empathetic manner. Dr Vo is the Senior Clinical Director of CBH’s Arlington location.

Natalie Brooks, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Natalie Brooks is a doctoral psychiatric nurse practitioner. She completed her education and training at George Mason University. Natalie has training and experience treating psychiatric disorders across the lifespan in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has a sub-specialty in forensic nursing, and her work in the field has been presented internationally. Her population of interest includes survivors of both sexual and domestic abuse. She provides holistic, goal-oriented, patient-centered medication management.

Jonathan Fricke, PMHNP-BC.

Jonathan Fricke, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC). He completed his training in Advanced Practice Psychiatric Care at Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. He has over 10 years of experience in psychiatric acute care and 2 years of experience in neurological intensive care nursing. Jon specialized in treating children and adolescents at Dominion Hospital for over 7 years and served as charge nurse of the Child Inpatient unit. Currently, he provides individualized care with children, adolescents, and adults in the office.

Francisco Morin, DNP, PMHNP-BC, TMH-BC

Francisco Morin completed George Mason University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program. He specialized in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner studies while simultaneously establishing and growing Mason’s Mobile MAT clinic to meet community needs regarding substance use disorders and mental health conditions. His experience includes inpatient adult behavioral health, inpatient child and adolescent behavioral health, and outpatient primary and preventative healthcare services. He is a certified medical interpreter in Spanish, which broadens his scope of practice to include Spanish-speaking populations; additional interests include working with Substance Use Disorders, specifically opioid use disorders, and serving the needs of LGBTQI populations.

Christina Jones, PMHNP-BC

Christina “Tina” Jones is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). After spending many years in the military, she attended George Washington University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She then obtained her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Virginia, specializing in Psychiatric-Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing. Tina’s training and experience working with psychiatric disorders in various settings enable her to provide her clients with holistic, comprehensive, and compassionate care. Tina’s areas of interest include adolescent and adult psychiatry, as well as addiction medicine.

Pamela Marks, LPC

Pamela is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth Univeristy. She has years of experience working with older adolescents and adults of all ages who struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem/low self-image, identity issues, sexuality issues, addiction, sleep problems, and relationship issues. She prioritizes fostering a safe and supportive space to empower individuals to reach their personal goals.

Courteney Strickland, LPC

Courteney is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in working with children, adolescents, and families experiencing depression, behavioral issues, anxiety, suicidality, self-harm, and learning differences. Courteney has served in clinical and supervisory roles at Dominion Hospital, serving children, adolescents, and their families. Courteney’s clinical expertise includes facilitating individual, group, and family therapy and parent training sessions designed to improve the parent-child relationship.

Heather Wilcox, MA, LMFT

Heather has a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine. Heather is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist who serves adolescents, adults, and couples with a wide variety of mental health concerns.

Adena Levy, LCSW

Adena Levy, LCSW, specializes in counseling and therapy services for individuals and couples. Throughout her career, Adena has worked with clients on coping with stress, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, and loss. She uses a strengths-based approach and believes that her role as a clinician is to help guide clients to live their best lives. She is well-liked and trusted by clients and is honored to provide her therapeutic services.

Kieran Evans, LCSW

Kieran Evans is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Bachelor of Arts from American University, a Master of Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins University, and a Master of Social Work from Boston College. Kieran has 10 years of mental health experience, working primarily with adults who experience depression, anxiety, mood instability, grief and loss, sleep issues, interpersonal difficulties, and identity confusion. She has special interest and training in working with clients who have post-traumatic stress disorder and/or a history of trauma. Clients have described Kieran as warm, compassionate, easy-to-talk-to, thoughtful, collaborative, and engaging. She is comfortable doing both insight-oriented therapy as well as skill-building. She often utilizes both depending on what you need.

Gabriella Taweel, LCSW

Gabriella “Gabi” Taweel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adults and older adolescents. She has experience working with various mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, addiction, self-esteem challenges, life transitions, identity conflict, and religion and spirituality conflict. Gabi utilizes a client-centered approach to care and individualizes treatment based on each client’s needs and goals. She believes the therapeutic relationship provides the groundwork for healing and prioritizes building rapport and mutual trust.

Dominique Agypt, LCSW

Dominique is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in working with clients with PTSD, complex PTSD, recovery from childhood abuse, dissociative disorders, depression, anxiety, and suicidality, self-harm, grief and loss, family of origin issues, attachment, and relationship difficulties. Dominique has served on all levels of the behavioral health care continuum to include inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient services. She believes that our relationships inform how we view ourselves, interact with others, and function in the world. Dominique is committed to providing a safe place for connection, reflection, and growth through psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and relational therapeutic approaches.

Erwin Reyna, LCSW

Erwin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work from Fordham University in NYC. He served 12 years in the United States Marine Corps and continues to serve his community by providing mentorship and guidance to individuals and families going through a crisis. Erwin uses a system, strength, and solution-focused approach to support the client’s self-determination. His interests revolve around how fitness, nutrition, meditation, and yoga can greatly improve overall well-being and lifestyle.

Devra Gordon, MSW

Devra holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Grambling State University, Louisiana. She has almost thirty years of clinical experience working with individuals, families, and groups of all ages. Having worked in the DC metro area for over a decade, Devra has provided services to government personnel with security clearances, members of the diplomatic corps, and foreign service officers. She collaborates easily with school personnel, students, and parents for IEP meetings and school attendance plans. Devra provides compassionate care for clients with substance use disorders as they navigate all phases of sobriety. She is also the author of an award-winning parenting book. Her expertise is quoted in the Washington Post, USA Today, etc. Devra’s clients appreciate her sense of humor, the integrity of practice, and tenacity.