Jeremy Safran, MD

( he/him/his )

Psychiatrist

Location

Washington, D.C.

Ages Treated

Children, Adolescents & Adults

Practice Philosophy:

Dr. Jeremy Safran is a caring and compassionate psychiatrist who provides psychotherapy and medication management to children, adolescents, and adults. With a calm, empathetic demeanor he puts patients at ease, taking the time to listen and foster a collaborative atmosphere of care. He provides tailored treatments based on a patient’s age and circumstances, including a focus on lifestyle and sleep hygiene for overall wellness. He believes in getting to know the whole person, and focuses on what causes a patient suffering. He targets problematic symptoms that are causing discomfort, helping each person to find their own version of success and working toward these goals. When working with children he strongly values parental involvement, taking the time to explain possible treatment options, both therapeutic and pharmacologic, so together they can make the best decision for the child. He recognizes that many people are hesitant to explore medication, and carefully explains benefits and potential side effects to help patients gain greater understanding of treatment recommendations

Areas of Expertise:

Dr. Safran specializes in working with families and individuals to diagnose and treat a variety of disorders and to maintain mental wellness. He has particular expertise in working with trauma, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, OCD, selective mutism, and gender identity. He combines elements of evidence-based psychotherapy with medication, drawing from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, exposure therapy, DBT and psychodynamic principles. He is skilled at helping older teens and young adults navigate challenging times, addressing identity, relationships, career choices and independence. He helps patients recognize and change unhelpful patterns through self awareness, and guides each person toward the path they want to be on.With young children, he i ncorporates play therapy and age-appropriate interventions, in addition to consulting with pediatricians and school personnel to ensure optimal treatment. Additionally, with a background in fine arts, he incorporates elements of art (including comics) with children and adults to facilitate understanding and build rapport.

Experience and Training:

Dr. Safran has a wide range of experience treating children, adolescents, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He obtained his Medical Degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and completed his residency in Psychiatry at George Washington University. He completed his fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, where was the Chief Fellow for Wellness. Dr. Safran has been recognized throughout training with multiple awards relating to professionalism and excellence in clinical and compassionate care, including the Children’s National Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Clinical Excellence Award.

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