Welcome to Bethesda Mental Health

Our goal is to help you and your loved ones get back to a state of mental wellness and wholeness.

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Our Mission

We believe in a holistic approach to mental health to include addressing your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health needs. Your safety is a primary concern; we provide care that is both Compassionate and Evidence Based to promote the best outcomes for you. Our psychiatric care focuses on providing you with individualized treatment plans that meet your specific needs, allowing you to discuss your concerns and work through past traumas in a safe, caring and non-judgmental environment.

Individualized treatment may require prescribing psychiatric medications as indicated in a safe manner, and incorporating Solution Focused and or Supportive Psychotherapy as needed.

The treatment goal is life recovery. We will help you and your loved ones learn the needed coping skills to handle daily stressors effectively. We strive to help alleviate our clients’ past pain and traumas so they can regain confidence, and live more productive and joyful lives.

About

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Dianne Mbai, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner,
MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Dianne Mbai, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner was born and raised in Sub-Saharan Africa. Growing up, she saw first-hand the devastating effects untreated mental illness has on the individual, their family and friends as a whole. She started her career in Nursing at the University of Central Oklahoma where she obtained her Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing in 2007. She worked primarily in the Intensive Care Unit and later in the ER before graduating with her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas in Arlington in 2013.

Our Services

Anxiety Disorders

such as:

Generalized Anxiety
Panic Disorder
Social Anxiety
OCD
Separation Anxiety

Anxiety Disorders

such as:

Generalized Anxiety
Panic Disorder
Social Anxiety
OCD
Separation Anxiety

Depressive Disorders

such as:

Major Depression
Postpartum Depression
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Disruptive Mood

Depressive Disorders

such as:

Major Depression
Postpartum Depression
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Disruptive Mood

Mood Disorders

such as:

Bipolar I Disorder
Bipolar II Disorder

Mood Disorders

such as:

Bipolar I Disorder
Bipolar II Disorder

Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders

such as:

PTSD
Adjustment Disorders

Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders

such as:

PTSD
Adjustment Disorders

Addictions

including:

Alcohol & other drugs

Addictions

including:

Alcohol & other drugs

Sleep Disorders

such as:

Insomnia
Nightmare Disorder

Sleep Disorders

such as:

Insomnia
Nightmare Disorder

FAQ

We hope to answer as many questions as we can to help you in making your decision before scheduling an appointment. If you do not find the information you are looking for, please contact us.

A Nurse Practitioner is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) who has graduate education that enables them to practice in various health care settings. Nurse Practitioners can Assess, Diagnose, and Prescribe medications. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners specialize in providing mental healthcare to patients.

More details on who, and what Nurse Practitioners are can be reviewed in this site:

https://www.aanp.org/advocacy/advocacy-resource/position-statements/scope-of-practice-for-nurse-practitioners

We currently see patients ages 10 – 60. For older clients, we recommend following up with a Geriatric Psychiatric Provider.

We treat various conditions such as Anxiety, Depression and Bipolar Disorder. Please refer to our Services Page.

We currently do not treat Dementia and Neurodevelopmental Disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please call us if you need help finding a provider who manages these conditions.

We currently do not prescribe stimulants such as Vyvanse, Ritalin, or Adderall etc.There are other medications and behavioral interventions that are helpful in improving focus and concentration, and increasing productivity. Call us for a consultation.

We are currently in network and accepting clients with Aetna, Blue Cross & Blue Shield and Cigna Insurances. We also accept Cash or Self Pay for those without behavioral health coverage on their policies, are un-insured, or out of network.

If within office business hours, please call us. If experiencing any medical emergency, suicidal or homicidal thoughts outside of our office hours please call 911, or go to the nearest Emergency Room.

Please check with your pharmacy first to see if they have a refill on file for you. If not, send a request through the client portal, or call the office. This applies to established patients only. If you are not an active patient with us, you can contact us to establish care.

While medications in this category (Benzodiazepines such as clonazepam, Valium, Xanax etc.) have their place in the treatment of anxiety, they can be habit forming. They also have adverse effects such as affecting one’s memory. We prefer to prescribe medications that are safer to use long term, and safer to wean off when you, or your loved one gets better.

You can send us a message on this website in the Contact us section, or call our office at (817) 350 – 4377. We will then collect your history and insurance information. Once an Appointment date is set, we will send you Intake Questionnaires to complete before your appointment via the client portal.

Thank you for entrusting us with your Mental Health needs.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

We are currently in network with the following insurance plans:

Accepted Modes of Payment: Cash, Credit Card, FSA or HSA Cards.