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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

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

American Board of Addiction Medicine.

TMS Certified: Harvard Medical School. 

Hospital Affiliation

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. 

Research Publication

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


Suicidal and homicidal behaviors related to dextromethorphan abuse in a middle-aged woman

Dhruv Modi 1Ravikumar BhalavatJames C Patterson 2nd

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PMID: 23388679

DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0b013e318281a547

Grace Onuegbu, MSN APRN-BC  

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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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

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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. 

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.

Heather Martin,  CRNP-PMHNP

Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner



Heather Martin is an Advance Practice Nurse who completed her undergraduate
degree with the University of Delaware and initially obtained a graduate degree as
a Family Nurse Practitioner from Wilmington University. She immediately began
providing care to challenging patients with multiple medical and mental health
complications which led her to obtain a second graduate degree as a Psychiatric
Nurse Practitioner from Vanderbilt University and board certified by ANCC.
Heather is inspired by her patients and committed to providing excellent mental
health care with compassion and insight. She believes improvement is possible
with the application of effective tools, resources and motivation.

Pilar Thompkins,LCPC



I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland. I am also a board-certified clinical supervisor.  I have been a licensed provider since 2006 and have worked in the human services field for over 20 years.  I am bilingual in Spanish/English and have extensive experience working with Spanish-speaking clients/families.  I specialize in Individual therapy but also do marital counseling, and family and group therapy.  I specialized in anxiety d/o’s, mood d/o’s, and behavior disruptive/early childhood disorder amongst several others.  My therapeutic approach is foundationally CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy).  However, I am an eclectic provider, including psychodynamic, Gestalt, trauma-informed approaches and CBT for trauma, behavior modification strategies, and focus on strengthening self-esteem and setting boundaries to improve self-confidence and relationships. 

Cecilia Tako, MSN, PMHNP-BC.

Sherry Strine,CMA-C

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Practice Manager

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.

Amanda Haga

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Medical Administrative Assistant and TMS Technician  

Amanda is a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant and TMS Technician Currently working through nursing school. She Enjoys camping and family time.

Krystal McCaffity


TMS Technician

Krystal had worked as a Medical Assistant in the healthcare field for 4 years. She is currently studying an associates of Nursing (ASN) degree at Harford Community College. Krystal now has a son and resides in the Bel Air area. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with family/friends, shopping, and journaling.

Looking for Team Players.


Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner


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Medical Assistant


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