Ravikumar Bhalavat MD,D.F.A.P.A (Psychiatry)
Board Certified Psychiatrist
Board Certified in Addcition Medicine
Medical School - Bhavnagar, India
Residency in Psychiatry - Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Addiction Medicine.
TMS Certified: Harvard Medical School.
University Of Maryland, Upper Chesapeake health.
Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center.
Howard County General Hospital, John Hopkins Health
Mood Disorder, Anxiety Disorder ,Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.
Coma falsely attributed to Lyme disease
J Ky Med Assoc 2008 Jul;106(7):317-9.
DSM-IV-TR in a nutshell:The Guidebook of Sexual Medicine
IsHak WW, Lee E, Bhalavat R, Vasa M: The DSM-IV in a Nutshell: A Practical Approach to Psychiatric Diagnosis. Appendix III in The Guidebook of Sexual Medicine. Edited by
IsHak WW. Beverly Hills A&W Publishing, 2008, pp 229-234
Grace Onuegbu, MSN APRN-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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.
She holds a national board certification with American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Dr . Jessica Ditto, DNP, CPNP-PC, PMHS
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Certified Mental Health Specialist
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 the University of Maryland, Baltimore, in 2005. Jessica is married and has 2 teenagers. She loves to travel when she gets the time.
Sarah Gibson, CRNP-PMHNP
Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
After completing her undergraduate degree in social work and spending over a decade in the intellectual and developmental disability field, Sarah Burkey Gibson earned her master's in nursing at Regis College in the Boston area. Sarah partners with each patient to determine the best course of treatment, providing information on first-line psychiatric medications and all alternatives with a focus on evidence-based practice and culturally competent care. She sees patients of all ages and has a special interest in maternal mental health care. A native to Montgomery County, Sarah is married and has a young daughter.
Kristy Garcia, CRNP-PMHNP
Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Kristy is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 13 years of health care experience and is nationally certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She has received specialized training in trauma conditions and sees patients across the lifespan. Kristy uses a compassionate, patient-centered approach to treatment.
Cecilia Tako, MSN, PMHNP-BC.
Sherry has more than 30 years experience working with patients from medicine to psychiatry. She began her career as a Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) in 1989, and continues to be an active member. She became an advisor with Medix School to encourage young women to become successful and independent. She continued her path to Healthcare Management in 2000; focusing on Medical-legal administration. She continued her education in Marketing and Communications, while continuing to advance her career. Sherry joined our practice in 2018. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Sarah Kregel CMA
Certified Medical Assistant
Sarah Kregel is a Certified Medical Assistant through the American Association of Medical Assistants(AAMA) and has her AA in Allied Health Sciences. She has worked as a medical assistant in Internal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Psychiatry since 2017. She is our lead medical assistant for the Injection Clinic and performs our ADHD testing, as well as Cognitive and Memory Testing at our Bel Air Office. Sarah is married and has two young children. She enjoys hiking and taking family trips when she has the chance.
Katie earned her associates in Psychology from Harford Community College. She has over 18 years experience in healthcare and joined the practice in October 2021. She resides in Forest Hill with her husband and three children. In her free time, she enjoys baking and gardening.