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Dr. Joseph Tarantolo, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

WE DO NOT ACCEPT INSURANCE. I DO NOT PRESCRIBE DRUGS for emotional problems but I will certainly help you come off off psychiatric medication safely.I am a psychotherapist. Psychotherapy is my love. Finding the right therapist is a difficult task. You have my sympathy. It’s tough. Am I right for you? Relationships. Work. Family. Love gone awry. Psychological trauma and physical illness. Who are we? What gives meaning to our life! These are the struggles that lead to depression and anxiety, even psychosis. If I am the right therapist for you, we will struggle with all of it and more. I don't believe drugging is the solution to interpersonal and emotional problems. Collaboration, catharsis, and dialog is where healing happens.

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Washington School of Psychiatry (Psychotherapy)
  • Maryland University of Integrative Health (Herbal Medicine)

Professional memberships

  • American Group Psychotherapy Association
  • International Society for Ethical Psychology & Psychiatry
  • The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis
  • American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians

Awards and publications

  • Mt Sinai Medical School: Harold Ellster Award for Highest Acadeic Achievement
  • Alpha Omega Alpha , medical Honorary Society
  • "Dangers of Antipsychotic Medication", Ethical Human Psychology and Psychology, 2013

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1558584631

Office locations

Joseph Tarantolo, MD

908 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Washington, DC 20003

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very understanding, great listener, no judgement, open-minded, great insights, warm welcome
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I guess my experience differs from that of the other reviewers. I had gone to Dr. Tarantolo with the goal of being re-started on my psychiatric medications; since he is a psychiatrist, this didn't seem to me absurd. Something about thisbothered him though. He is openly anti-medication, which would be fine as a viewpoint, but he was loud, bullying, implied that I had been drugged my entire life, that my medications weren't helping me anyway, and that there is something morally superior about being depressed. I began halfway through the session to feel myself in the presence of a crazy person, at least someone seriously unhinged. His vehemence against antidepressants really took me aback, for someone reportedly trained in the field. He also tried to sell me on group therapy, saying I would be an ideal candidate for it, despite knowing me for circa 15 minutes, and when I posed some objections (have tried it, didn't like it, have a public profile job) he accused me of dodging things that were hard for me, claimed that I had a problem opening up. Also, there are a large number of supplements on display in the waiting room (which we did not discuss, so I'm not sure if he is selling homeopathics too, but wouldn't surprise me). The whole experience was honestly a little surreal. I won't be back.
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He was exactly what I needed and I didn't even know. He really helped me open up about things and gave excellent feedback that made me instantly feel a little better about my streasors.
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Very professional approach.
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I can open up to him
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Great doctor. Great advice
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I found Dr. Tarantolo professional, skilled, and responsive. He helped me identify and work through personal issues.
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