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Columbia Associates has been deeply-rooted in the Washington DC Metro community for over 30 years, while offering a forward-thinking approach to mental health care. Our vision is to create a united, centralized network of accessible, multi-specialty clinics that offer immediate, superior behavioral health treatment options. We believe that effective treatment needs to be as accessible as possible in order to support the community we serve. Our teams continue to strengthen existing services, expand evidence-based treatment options and open new clinics to bring high-quality mental health care services to our local communities.

Our expert clinical teams are composed of psychiatrists, psychologists, advanced practitioners, social workers, counselors, and support teams who all share a passion for delivering the highest quality mental health care. Our locations throughout the region proudly serve a diverse population of individuals, including children, teens, adults, couples, and entire families. Advanced training allows us to correctly diagnose both common and difficult-to-identify disorders, and our specialties include mood, anxiety, attention, obsessive-compulsive, perinatal, and eating disorders.

At Columbia Associates, we empower our clinicians and customer service teams to provide easy access to high-quality, outcomes-based care to all those that need help, and when they need it most. Our priorities are to provide our communities with the support they need and our employees with the opportunity to grow, learn and expand their skills! 

Our clinics include locations in Arlington, VA; Aldie, VA; North Bethesda, MD; Alexandria, VA; and Bowie, MD (coming soon). Connect with us today at 703.682.8208 to learn how and why we are changing the face of mental health care in our communities!

About Columbia Associates

Columbia Associates has always been invested in the communities we have served for over three decades. We offer the most appropriate combination of therapy geared to your individual needs along with evidence-based treatments like TMS therapy and Spravato™ for treatment-resistant depression. We also provide psychiatry across the continuum of care—our clients can see their regular providers while in inpatient care, and outpatient programs support lasting growth. This depth and breadth of mental health support services means that our clients can receive all the care they need in one location with a team that collaborates and can truly personalize their treatment plan.

Our team, made up of psychiatrists, psychologists, advanced practice nurses, social workers, and dietitians, is committed to providing exceptional care for all our clients.

From Our Clients

“During this challenging time they are a wonderful team comprised of caring therapists and prescribers who are able to help those in need.” – Lisa

Mental Health Treatment at Columbia Associates

Our teams at Columbia Associates partner with clients through the course of evaluation and treatment. We consider all aspects of a person’s life, partnering with primary care physicians, schools, and other clinicians to coordinate care. This includes therapy, psychiatric care, interventional psychiatry and even support through inpatient hospitalizations. This support across the lifespan allows us to understand client needs, provide the most effective treatment options, and support our clients in their efforts toward improving their overall mental wellbeing. Our diverse provider base comes from many different backgrounds and speaks many different languages so that we can reflect our communities. We understand that financial and insurance considerations impact health care decisions so all of our teams are working towards making care more accessible.

Treatment begins with a call to our dedicated intake teams who can help navigate insurance coverage to find the best fit for your treatment goals. Then there is typically an initial evaluation appointment and further recommendations, which often combine psychotherapy and medication for complete care, as well as exercise and relaxation techniques. Psychotherapy may include individual, group, or play therapy with family involvement to enhance understanding and improve relationships. We also take the time to educate clients about the consequences of hormonal imbalances, poor nutrition, and other factors that may worsen physical or emotional ailments.

Since the client’s situation often impacts those around them, we provide support for family members as well. This often involves educating them about mental illness and teaching them how to work with the patient to overcome relationship and communication challenges. Our goal is to provide mental health care to those struggling with adverse symptoms as well as support for those who care about them.

Our mission is to transform lives. If you’re interested in learning more about our services and the mental health conditions we treat, please don’t hesitate to call us at 703.682.8208.

A Diverse Team That Reflects Our Local Communities

At Columbia Associates, we take pride in having a diverse team of mental health experts and support staff members who feel representative of the wonderful diversity in the communities we live and serve in! 

Our providers come from a wide variety of educational and demographic backgrounds, which allows us to support clients from all walks of life. Our intake teams help each one of our clients find a treatment team who will fit their particular needs and unique situation.

Our providers speak many languages, including but not limited to: 

  • Akan
  • Amharic
  • Amharit
  • Arabic
  • Egyptian
  • French
  • Gujarati
  • Hausa
  • Hindi 
  • Igbo
  • Marathi
  • Pharoes
  • Sindhi
  • Urdu
  • Yoruba
  • And more!

Mental Health Conditions We Treat

Treating mental health conditions requires an individualized approach. We strive to create individualized treatment plans that focus on the specific needs of our clients. Our team of is experienced in treating a wide variety of conditions and concerns, including:

  • Mood disorders
  • Perinatal mood disorders
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-injury
  • School avoidance
  • Bullying
  • PTSD
  • Oppositional defiance
  • Learning disabilities
  • Sleep problems
  • Conflict in stepfamilies
  • Self-medicating and recreational drug use

Whether you’re reaching out for help for yourself or a loved one, our personalized treatment programs can help.

Our Treatment Services

We strive to provide comprehensive care and support. Our evidence-based services include:


For some individuals, medication can be a critical component of mental health treatment. At Columbia Associates, we offer psychiatry services to help clients reach a place of sustainable stability. Our team of licensed psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners work closely with clients to assess their individual needs and develop a medication plan tailored to their specific conditions. Whether you’re seeking support for a mental health condition or just looking to better manage your symptoms, our psychiatry services are designed to provide you with the comprehensive care and support you need to live your best life.

Individual, Family, and Group Therapy

Counseling and therapy play a crucial role in supporting mental health and well-being. We offer a variety of therapy services to help clients overcome challenges and improve their overall quality of life.

Telehealth Services

We offer telehealth services for those unable to make it into the office. Our telehealth sessions provide an interactive experience with our clinicians from the comfort of your home.

TMS Therapy and Spravato®

We offer transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy and Spravato® to help clients with depression who have not responded to traditional treatments. TMS therapy is a safe, non-invasive treatment that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate areas of the brain. Spravato® is an FDA-approved nasal spray that is effective in treating symptoms of depression.

Reach Out to Columbia Associates Today

At Columbia Associates, we know that mental health is about more than just treating symptoms—it’s about finding balance in life. Our goal is to provide the highest quality care available so our clients can lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. If you want more information about our services or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 703.682.8208 or find a location near you.