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Behavioral Health Services at Providence Provides Therapeutic Care for the Mind, Body and Spirit

We all experience mood swings from time to time, but sometimes challenging life circumstances result in a decrease in emotional or behavioral functioning and feelings of helplessness or hopelessness can follow. Unresolved, these feelings can lead to debilitating mental health conditions or chemical dependency. 

Providence’s Behavioral Health Services provides compassionate care that supports healing of the mind, body, and spirit for patients needing psychiatric or mental health and addiction treatment services.

Our treatment is based on the belief that all human beings have a desire to live a full life and have the ability to grow and change. Behavioral Health Services at Providence provide an environment that encourages growth and change, while maintaining each patient’s self-esteem, dignity, and right to privacy.  Services are designed to help support you and your family through challenging times and serious conditions.

Customized Treatment at Providence

Providence’s Behavioral Health Services provides a full range of comprehensive, outpatient behavioral health treatments, including partial day treatment, as well as physician consultation and outreach. All treatments are customized to the needs of the patient for optimal results. Providence also offers partial hospital and intensive outpatient programs, which provide structured, time-limited transitional services for adults experiencing serious impairment in psychosocial functioning, or are struggling with an addiction.  

The Behavioral Health Services team is comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses, therapists, psychiatric technicians and counselors and offer a broad spectrum of services, including:

The program begins with a thorough medical and psychosocial evaluation by licensed physicians. Realizing that family support is critical to all patients, the treatment program also provides education and counseling for family members.

Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a chronic, but treatable brain disorder in which people lose the ability to control their need for alcohol or other drugs. Over 23 million people struggle with addiction every day, yet only 10% receive the life changing treatment they need. Because the decision to change isn’t always made during “normal” business hours, Addiction Treatment Service is available 24 hours a day; 7 days a week

Dendency on substances such as alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and heroin can limit a person’s existence, but with treatment and support patients can live and enjoy a full and productive life. Providence supports patients as they seek independence and joy through their recovery.

Addiction Treatment provides comprehensive customized care for individuals suffering with substance addiction. The dedicated inpatient and outpatient staffs understand the various causes of addiction, and develop personalized treatment plans for each person.  

Providence Treatment Options: A Dependable Partner in Recovery

Each care plan is individualized and depends on the type and severity of the addiction. Treatment plans and programs are highly effective and reasonably priced. In most cases, costs are covered in whole or in part by health care insurance. Our team is available with compassionate and expert care wherever you may be in your fight for recovery.

  • Medically supervised detoxification
  • Education about the primary disease of addiction
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Introduction to and preparation for 12-step programs
  • Referrals for further treatment
  • Lasting Recovery for a Life Well-Lived

In order to help the patient effectively integrate into the community, work and family, we also provide recovery assistance through:

  • Medication education
  • Education that encompasses coping skills, stress management, and self-esteem building

To speak to a one of our staff to determine the right course of treatment for you, call (202) 854-7222

For More Information about Behavioral Health Specialists at Providence

Consultation Liaison service is available 24/7 for physicians admitting their patients to Providence Hospital and Carroll Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. To speak with a consultation liaison, please call (202) 854-7623.

For appointments call: 
Addiction Treatment: (202) 854-7222 
Psychiatry: (202) 854-7623


Meet the Behavioral Health Team

Farzad Davoudian, MD
Timothy Ellsworth, Psy.D
Raquel Gordon Ph.D
Asim Haracic, MD
Rafael Malaga, Psy.D
Nancy Shaffer, Ph.D
Tejpal Singh, MD

Main hospital Phone: (202) 854 7000

Providence Hospital, 1150 Varnum Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20017 2180