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Welcome to the Washington Center for Women’s and Children’s Wellness! Our practice has been serving adults, children and adolescents in the Greater Washington area for more than 20 years. WCWCW is a private, confidential clinic offering a wide range of outpatient services that, separately or combined, work to get each individual on the road to enjoying the rewarding life that they both want and deserve.

Adult Psychiatry

We implement evidence-based medication and progressive psychotherapeutic treatment modalities to address depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and ADHD in adults.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

We offer a safe, comfortable and child friendly environment to provide therapy and treatment to improve the well-being of our patients.

Reproductive Psychiatry

We are dedicated to the care and treatment of women’s reproductive mental health.


Psychotherapy, sometimes called talk therapy, is a treatment that involves a talking relationship between a therapist and patient. It can be used to treat a broad variety of mental disorders and emotional difficulties.

WCWCW is your place for healing and personal growth. We offer medical expertise in the field of psychiatry, including medication management and psychotherapy, with compassionate care tailored to fit your individual needs. We look forward to being here for you when you need it most.

Our Team

Our team of talented specialists and dedicated staff is committed to supporting your mental health and wellness. We leverage our deep knowledge, significant experience and diverse expertise to provide you with the highest quality of care.

Wendy J. Hookman, M.D.

Founder and Medical Director

Valerie Relacion, M.D., DFAPA

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist

Alexis Wesley, M.D.

Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist

Recent Posts

Helping our Teens through a Mental Health Crisis

We’ve been hearing from so many patients how tough this school year has been for teens. A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Children’s Hospital Association declared the mental health crisis a national emergency. The resulting teen mental health crisis has rates of

1/2 Day Retreat

Rediscover yourself in the great outdoors! Join Dr. Hookman for a special morning of relaxation and reconnection with special guest Co-leader Dr. Brian Paris. October 18, 2021 • 8:30 AM – 12:30 PMBilly Goat Trail C | Potomac, MD Cost: $275 Rain Date: October 20, 2021 Are you sick of “being” with people on zoom

Finding the Light at the End of the Tunnel

With COVID-19 cases rising and uncertainty surrounding its variants, many patients have told us recently that it feels like there’s not a light at the end of the tunnel right now and are reporting poor sleep, fatigue or less productivity at work. “At the beginning of the summer, we expected we were over the hardest


WCWCW is committed to providing an inclusive and loving environment where everyone can feel comfortable. Diversity, inclusion and health equity are very important aspects of our culture. Our standard of practice is to exist as a fair, equitable, healthy and inclusive organization that aligns with and supports our patients, our workforce and the communities that we serve. Everyone is welcome!