About Us

About Our Mental Health Clinic

American Psychiatric Care is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to those with mental illness. Our goal is to provide high standards of service to our patients.  We strongly believe in the combination approach of psychiatric medication and psychotherapy.  

 

We offer compassionate and evidence-based psychiatric care to our patients . Our Psychiatrist,Nurse Practitioners  and Physician Assistants provide medication management services and Psychotherapy. 

We strongly believe in a conservative approach for addictive medication especially benzodiazepines and stimulants. 

We perform neuropsychological screening testing for ADHD.

We offer vivitrol injections for opioid and alcohol dependence, genetic testing for medications, and routine drug screens. 

Each patient has different life experiences so treatment will be individualized. 

Providers

Ravikumar Bhalavat,MD D.F.A.P.A (Psychiatry)

Psychiatry Residency: 

LSU Health Sciences Center ,Shreveport Louisiana.

Board Certification:
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Addiction Medicine, 
 

Hospital Affiliations:
Upper Chesapeake health,University of Maryland.

Howard County General Hospital,

John Hopkins Medicine. ​

Colleen Ohm, PA-C

Colleen is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant, She has more than 10 years experience working in psychiatric care including the Johns Hopkins hospital psychiatry department. Colleen is an adjunct faculty member in the Anne Arundel/ University of Maryland Physician Assistant Program.

Lisa Barkey, PA-C

Lisa is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant, Lisa has more than 35 years working in health care including a 30 year affiliation with Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has shown excellence in her compassionate and nurturing approach to mental health.

Grace Onuegbu, MSN CRNP

Grace is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Grace has more than 4 years of experience working in mental health care, including inpatient Psychiatric Units. She has been a hardworking and empathetic provider .

Jessica Ditto, MS, CRNP, PMHS

Jessica provides services for children and adolescents up to age 21. Jessica has extensive experience in the field of developmental/behavioral pediatrics, and spent 14 years at the Kennedy Krieger Institute working with children of all ages with mental health, developmental, and behavioral difficulties. She graduated from nursing school at the University of Delaware in 1996, and then completed her master’s degree at University of Maryland, Baltimore, in 2005. Jessica is married and has 2 teenagers. She loves to travel when she gets the time!

Lerin Jackson, 
 MSN,APRN,PMHNP-BC

Lerin is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Dual Diagnosis, and mental health ailments across the spectrum. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Coppin State University and Master’s degree from Walden University. She holds a national board certification with American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as well as a Medication Assisted Treatment certification via American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA). 

Meet Our Staff

Sarah,
Medical Assistant 
Sherry Strine,
CMA-C
Practice Manager
Kimberly,
New Patient Coordinator 
Erin,
Billing Specialist 

2014 South Tollgate Road, Suite 208,

Bel Air, Maryland 21015

 

 

 

8895 Centre Park Dr, Suite E Office 2,

                    Columbia, MD 21045