Kelly King, MD

( she/her/hers )



Washington, D.C. & Northern Virginia

Ages Treated

18 and Up

Practice Philosophy:

Dr. Kelly J. King is a warm, empathetic, and caring psychiatrist who treats adults and has a special passion for women’s health. She tailors treatment to the individual and delves into all areas of a patient’s life, including relationships, family, health, and work, before exploring various treatment options that best fit their life circumstances. She uses both psychopharmacologic (medication) as well as therapeutic techniques in developing her individualized treatment plans. She takes the time to listen, answer questions, and make sure her patients understand and are comfortable with all aspects of their treatment. Additionally, she understands that communication is vital, and answers calls between office visits to address any concerns. By taking a holistic approach to patient care, she is able to keep all aspects of a patient’s life in mind and help each person progress to a place where they are functioning well and finding greater joy and satisfaction in life.

Areas of Expertise:

Dr. King provides diagnostic evaluation and medication management for adult patients experiencing a wide range of psychiatric conditions, with a particular focus on mood and anxiety disorders. She has specialized training in reproductive and perinatal psychiatry and expertise in women’s mental health. She treats women through all stages of life, including throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period, and helps women manage their mental health and navigate this stressful time. She is experienced in counseling women about the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy as well as assessing and managing mental health symptoms throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Experience and Training:

Dr. King is a native to the DC area and completed her undergraduate education at the George Mason University and medical school at the George Washington University where she graduated with distinction and was inducted as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed her psychiatry residency training at the George Washington University where she has had experience working with a wide variety of patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. During her third year of residency, she completed a one-year fellowship at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis and enjoys incorporating therapeutic principles into her work. Her expertise in women’s mental health was developed while working in the George Washington University’s Five Trimesters prenatal clinic.

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