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Dr. Amita Jha, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

Dr. Amita Jha accepts United health care, GEHA,and cigna, and some select BCBS PPO and federal plans Insurances. Dr.Jha trained at Boston University and is a Board Certified Psychiatrist practicing in the Bethesda/ Rockville area, in Maryland, for more than 15 years. She has practiced adult psychiatry as the medical director in hospital and outpatient settings. Her practice is focused on treatment of major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and panic disorders, OCD, ADHD/ ADD eating disorders and weight management and other psychiatric issues. She has special interests in mood disorders related to reproductive cycle in women of all ages, self identity and issues around professional growth and workplace management, relationship issues for both men and women. She is trained in psycho-pharmacology and various forms of psychotherapies for individuals, couples and families. She is also involved in clinical research and is a principal investigator on several clinical trials. She accepts, United Health Care, Cigna and GEHA insurances

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Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education and training

  • Boston University, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Medical School - Lady Hardinge Medical College, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1427173418

Office locations

NeuroScientific Insights

3202 Tower Oaks Blvd, Suite 100

Rockville, MD 20852

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I actually met with Carol the Physician Assistant. She was amazing and definitely made me feel at ease for my first time.
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Today was my first visit. I had many psychiatrists over the years and this has been the best doctor visit I have ever had. To the point that I have opened up to talk about my life like I had neverbefore. I even cried! Yes, that’s right and I hadn’t cried in months! I first met with Dr. JhA’s physician assistant, Carol who was born to do this job. She put me at ease, made me feel welcomed, comfortable and was interested to listen to my issues and challenges of everyday life. She was patient, understanding and non-judgmental. I then spent some time with Dr. Jha who showed concern and caring attitude to me. She too made me feel important which allowed me to speak openly and freely. In total, the visit lasted almost 75minutes! no one was rushing which is unheard of! This today’s visit gave me hope that there is still a chance for me to be a healthy, happy functioning human being. I left the office with a new therapy plan in my hand, glad that I found this place. I am already coming back next week for a follow up.
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She is patient and thorough and very compassionate. I came to her in the midst of a deep depression and she adjusted my medication and helped me find a therapist. She is very encouraging and kind and extremely professional. She hasbeen of great assistance and I'm grateful to have found her.
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The physician seemed a bit stressed and crunched for time when I saw her. She came off as a bit harsh, but direct. That is not necessarily a bad thing. I was a bit tongue tied. Next time, I'm goingto write down my medical history and what the appointment is for that way we aren't running around in circles.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Jha is a wonderful, caring, and supportive psychiatrist with a true passion for he work. Unlike many psychiatrists, Dr. Jha does more than just prescribe medication, she provides extremely valuable feedback and insights into any issuesor problems that you address with her. Dr. Jha is the best psychiatrist I have had the opportunity to work with and I look forward to continue working with her.
Less than 6 months ago
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The receptionist is the crankiest person I've ever met, even when treated with respect and warmth. I was not impressed with Dr. Jha, but decided that since I have my illness under control and don't need an emotionally supportive doctor atthis point in my life, I would continue to see her. However, when I needed a refill on my prescription it took over 2 weeks to hear back from her office!! By the time they returned my numerous voicemail's, I had already switched doctors. Very unsatisfactory.
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First of all, the receptionist was abrupt and rude. While she said she was well versed in insurance policies, she tried to get me to pay a deductible that had already been met. I had to call the insurance company myselfand check. Then, I finally met Dr. Jha and while she was amiable at first, she became confrontational. I wouldn’t recommend Dr. Jha, she has a rough bedside manner and the receptionist was a nightmare.
Less than 1 year ago
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I went to see Dr. Jha about my issues with anxiety and low self esteem. She gave me dieting advice and was extremely interested in the fact that my partner is trans. I was not comfortable talking to her; she made me feel absurd and alienated.
Less than 1 year ago
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She listened, asked the perfect questions to got to the heart of the issues and she delivers brilliant nuggets of wisdom! I will be back!
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Dr. Jha helped and continues to help cure me of depression, among other mental illnesses I have struggled with my entire life. At my first appointment with her, she knew exactly what questions to ask to get to the root ofmy problems, and prescribed medications I needed to get me through the next month. I could tell she has a sense of empathy, and truly listened to my struggles. As I improve, with each meeting, I can tell my new-found happiness makes her happy as well. I would recommend Dr. Jha to anyone in need of help, and I will continue to meet with her as my progress improves.
Less than 1 year ago
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The doctor was very professional, asked alot of questions, listened to what I had to say, came up with a treatment plan with me. Also, she allayed my concerns about some of the medication that I was prescribed. Overall, I would rate her highly.
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The scheduling was easy and the check-in was relatively fast because I was able to fill out the new patient documents online ahead of time. I waited 10 minutes past my appointment time, but Dr. Jha was thorough, caring and professional.
More than 1 year ago
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She didn't just rush me thru the appt. She took her time and ask me question after question, she allowed me time to ramble on and on like i usually do lol and she seemed like she was truly interested ineverything i was saying. She was really trying to get to the root of the issue. At the end of the appt, she thoroughly explained her diagnosis and how she would treat it. I left the office not feeling rushed and feeling as if every question I had was answered. Most of all, I left feeling hopeful and like I am in good hands. Highly recommended!
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I was very impressed. Dr. Jha was knowledgeable and kind.
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I left my first and last appointment with Dr. Amita pretty disappointed. I was trying to get adderall prescribed for my ADD but she basically assumed I was just trying to get high and essentially told me to get out. I'moffended, and I wished she'd taken the time to better understand my situation and try to help me (I would have taken other medications and reccomendstions to heart as well). While she wasn't terrible and she was professional, I wouldn't recommend her.
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Very disappointed. Kept saying "you people" when referring to me, a substance abuser. If you are on a journey to feeling better, this doctor is a HURDLE. There are plenty of other better options. Good luck
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Jha was very easy to talk to and asked helpful questions. It was my first appointment there but I would go back to see her again.
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Dr.Jha was very welcoming and caring during my visit! Definitely would recommend!
More than 1 year ago
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It was amazing she's very understanding
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Dr. Jha was polite and understanding, as well as very thorough. She explained both the intended and side effects of the medication and made sure I understood and agreed to them.
More than 1 year ago
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I've really appreciated my visits with Dr. Jha. She's extremely thoughtful and her treatment has really helped me.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Jha was very professional and paid close attention to my concerns during my intake session. She recommended both a prescription and possible talk therapy to help me with my health goals; it seemed like she wanted to provide me withmultiple options to get better as quickly as possible. Other reviewers seem to have taken issue with her demeanor, but it was just what I was looking for. If you want cuddles and cookies, you might want to look elsewhere, but if you want a professional clinical psych exam, I was pleased with my experience.
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I thought Dr.Jha was excellent, I was seen right away and she took the time to understand my situation and background before initiating the conversation. Excellent bedside manner and very welcoming the whole way through.
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Dr. Jha makes me feel very comfortable and has helped me through my journey to get my anxiety under control
More than 1 year ago
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She is great at identifying your issues, but can be a little harsh. She has really helped me with my problems, because she has helped me face the reality of the situation and deal with the issues head on. She isalso very insightful, but for someone who needs hand holding I don't think I would recommend her.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Jha has helped me to get my life back on track. I was falling behind in school, work, and in life. Dr. Jha helped me to understand why I was failing, gave me the medication to help me focus, andafter a month I was doing much better and feeling much better. My functionality, productivity, and even my sociability have improved dramatically. I highly recommend Dr. Jha.
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I was seen at the time the appointment was scheduled to begin (note: I arrived a little early). The doctor took the time to listen, wrote extensive notes, was fully engaged and took significant time to help with referral. She showedreal concern for my care even when it was unlikely to benefit her practice.
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I liked Dr. Jha, though it's only been one visit. I suspect I'll like her even better, though, with additional visits. She listened carefully, showed empathy, and seemed open to my having a role in my treatment plan. I was somewhatconcerned about the office staff, however. They were grumpy, terse, and unprofessional. I could overhear a conversation with a client on the phone and they were impatient and condescending. After they hung up the phone I was then privy to them complaining loudly about the patient. This is bad enough in a family practice, but unconscionable in a psychiatrists office. I hope the doctor's correct this. I've left practices because of office staff and good psychiatrists are hard to find, especially ones who take insurance. Oh, and they shut me down when I had a question about my copay, and I know what my copay should be with my insurance.
More than 1 year ago
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Great listener. Good insight. Looking forward to future visits.
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I felt that I was bothering Dr. Jha by just being there. Quite smart and capable, but a bit unfriendly. Maybe I just caught her on an off-day.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Jha was very helpful in understanding my issues and giving me good behavioral techniques and medication for dealing with my anxiety and depression issues. She is very easy to talk to and very accommodating. I highly recommend her!
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This treater was unable to treat me for my condition.
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I could tell she was listening to every word, had great compassion.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Jha was very caring and gave me some great advice. I have really been struggling this past year, and in just a few sessions has made such a world of difference for me. I am so glad I found her!
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Dr. Jha was very nice and professional. I felt very comfortable speaking to her. I also like that she took the time to listen and diagnose and didn't suggest medicine that wasn't needed.
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Dr. Jha's office never confirmed my appointment, which I didn't find out until I was halfway there. Terrible visit. They tried to blame it on me.
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Friendly, but not necessarily "warm" chair-side manner. Effective and efficient. This was my first visit to a mental health provider so I don't have much to benchmark her against, but the experience was positive.
More than 1 year ago
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As soon as I fished my paperwork she was ready for me. I felt comfortable and not judged. I can't wait to see her again
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She listened, took notes, asks if I'd been in mess (no). When I said I'm not interested in mess, and she concurred there wasn't a need, she informed me that she doesn't see unmedicated patients for therapy, and gave me referralsfor therapists who she thought took my insurance. So other than getting the referrals, the visit was a complete waste of time. ZocDoc needs to inform viewers that the doctor dos not do therapy with unmedicated patients.
More than 1 year ago
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A noticeable difference!
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The first meeting was very promising. I will go see her again.
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Dr. Jha was very friendly and helpful. She really listens and did not rush the appointment. I look forward to my next visit and would recommend.
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