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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

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

Sonia Alam, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Alexis Wesley, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Recent Posts

How (and why) to protect yourself and your family from tick bites

Ah! The joys of summer – sun, vacation, bike riding, swimming, and hiking. All good things for our mental health. Generally. The thing is that lots of animals love this time of year, including ticks. And where there are ticks, there is Lyme Disease. The black-legged tick is the only organism that can transmit Borrelia

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How to stay safe while having fun this summer

During this reopening period, many of our patients are enjoying summer, yet still feeling anxious about navigating the specifics. These feelings can be further complicated by the fact that, although many adults are vaccinated, kids under 12 remain ineligible to receive the vaccine and, though case rates are dropping in many areas of the country,

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How to Adapt to the “New Normal”

Why you may be feeling anxious about going into the world again, and tips on socializing, self-care, and more

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EVERYONE IS WELCOME

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!