Matthew Hopkins , MD

Psychiatrist

Location

Washington, D.C.

Ages Treated

18-64

Practice Philosophy:

Matthew Hopkins, MD, is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who provides treatment options for mood symptoms that include depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Engaging and personable, Dr. Hopkins is an observant, calm and thoughtful physician with whom patients feel listened to and understood in a non-judgmental and supportive fashion. Dr. Hopkins strives to help patients better understand mood and anxiety symptoms, utilize effective coping mechanisms, focus on a sense of purpose and strengthen both self-confidence and overall functioning. If medication is recommended, Dr. Hopkins explains the pharmacology, risks, benefits and side effects of the intervention, working with each patient to create the best available treatment plan.

Areas of Expertise:

Dr. Hopkins has expertise in diagnosing and treating mood and anxiety disorders, and takes into account a patient’s biological, psychological and social background. His empathetic and relatable approach to patients is particularly effective to those undergoing the challenges associated with life transitions including career, relationship, parenting, and health related changes. He also provides solutions for individuals who have suffered physical, emotional, or military-related trauma. Experienced at dealing with a diverse patient population in various stages of life, he is sensitive to multi-cultural issues and develops a treatment plan that makes sense for each unique individual.

Experience and Training:

Dr. Hopkins earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and received his medical degree from Georgetown University. He served as chief resident at Georgetown, where he was the recipient of multiple student teaching awards. Additionally, he completed a Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at Georgetown University, a specialty that focuses on the relationship between mental and physical illnesses. He continues to serve as clinical faculty at both George Washington University and Georgetown University.

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