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About Washington Center for Women's and Children's Wellness (WCWCW)


At WCWCW in Bethesda, Maryland, our team specializes in mood and anxiety disorders and other psychiatric conditions in children, adolescents, and adults. 


Our team also focuses on reproductive psychiatry, including infertility, managing mental health medications during pregnancy, postpartum depression, and menopause. WCWCW’s board-certified psychiatrists and psychotherapists provide an exceptional level of care for patients, helping them with healing and personal growth.


WCWCW provides a comprehensive range of psychiatric and psychotherapeutic services. We offer diagnostic evaluations and ongoing treatment, including medication management, to help patients with conditions like OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), panic disorder, dysthymia (long-term depression), hypomania and mania, cyclothymia and bipolar disorder, and psychosis.


Our WCWCW team also has extensive experience working with children and adolescents. We offer a safe, comfortable, and child-friendly environment for young people with problems like depression and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), eating disorders, and mood dysregulation (disruptive mood dysregulation disorder or DMDD).


We take a holistic and collaborative approach to provide people with the specialized care and services they need to build a happier and healthier life. We’ve made every effort to ensure that our office is comfortable and relaxing so patients feel at home. Our office is a safe and quiet space that includes a private waiting room, a playroom for children, a calming meditation area, and refreshments.


WCWCW has been providing exceptional psychiatric care to people in the Greater Washington DC area for more than 20 years. To benefit from the same outstanding results, call the WCWCW office today and inquire about the services available or book an appointment online.


We are now offering telemedicine in Michigan and Florida in addition to Maryland, Virginia and DC.



Like many mental health practices in our area, we are out-of-network and do not participate in any insurance plans. However, many of our patients are able to get some level of reimbursement from their insurance carrier for out-of-network benefits.

Although we do not bill insurance carriers directly, we can provide you with the receipts necessary if you choose to submit to your insurance. You may want to contact your insurance company to verify your mental health benefits prior to engaging in treatment.

Patients often use their Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for mental health not covered by insurance.


Words from our patients

  • Google

    "Dr. Wendy Hookman is caring and compassionate. She provides high quality care and makes you feel very comfortable. Highly recommend Dr. Wendy Hookman."

    AnnMarie K.
  • 5 star

    "For anyone considering reaching out and looking for support, guidance, and sense don't hesitate. I have only wonderful things to say about WCWCW..."

    Saskia E.
  • 5 star

    "Amazing place for pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, surrogacy, adoption and post-pregnancy support. These folks will hold your hand at all phases of the process..."

  • Healthgrades

    "I find Dr. Brownley to be not only professional but kind. She is attentive to her patients and a great listener."

    Christine L.
  • 5 star

    "Congratulations! If you have found WCWCW you are on the right track and in the right place to improve your current situation."

  • 5 star

    "Absolutely in a heartbeat I would recommend. Me and my daughter are patients and I am so happy I found this place. Amazing Doctors and Therapists."

    Julia H.
  • 5 star

    "The level of expertise and genuine care is unparalleled. I am eternally grateful"

    Renee G.