Aaron V. Rakow, PhD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Psychiatry

Languages: English

855-771-6849

About me

Dr. Aaron Rakow is the director of Operations of the WISE Center and an associate professor within the Department of Psychiatry at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Rakow’s professional background focuses on improving access to empirically supported mental health care via training and dissemination efforts within K-12 school systems. Dr. Rakow is the co-founder and former co-executive director of InSite Solutions. Dr. Rakow has previously been involved in the successful launch of a statewide mental health training and dissemination effort with the Departments of Health and Mental Health in the State of Vermont. Collectively, Dr. Rakow has fifteen years of experience working within the behavioral health field including at the National Institutes of Mental Health, Children's National Health System, The Medical University of South Carolina and the University of Vermont. Dr. Rakow is a licensed Child Psychologist in Washington, D.C.

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Agitation
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anger Issues
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues In Dementia
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Brief Psychotic Disorder
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Child Abuse
  • Combative
  • Community Violence And Trauma
  • Compulsive And Addictive Behaviors
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cyclothymic Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depersonalization Disorder
  • Depression
  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Dysthymia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Enuresis
  • Executive Function Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief
  • Hallucinations
  • Head Banging
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Hypomania
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder
  • Kleptomania
  • Mania
  • Mood Disorders
  • Nail Biting
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Opiate Addiction
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Panic Attack
  • Paranoia And Delusional Disorders
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Perinatal Mental Health Disorders
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Phobia
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psycho Oncology
  • Psychological Abuse
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosomatic Disorders
  • Pyromania
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Self Harming Behaviors
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Terrors
  • Somatic Symptom Disorder
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Substance Addiction
  • Substance Dependence
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Thought Disorder
  • Tic Disorders
  • Toilet Training Issues
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Trichotillomania
  • Video Game Addiction
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Procedures I perform

  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Autism Testing
  • Behavior Modification
  • Child And Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Child Parent Attachment Assessment
  • Child Parent Attachment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Coping Skills
  • Mens Mental Health
  • Mental Health
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Psychotherapy
  • Sexual Abuse Survivor Counseling
  • Transplant Psychiatry
  • Womens Mental Health
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Practice locations

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2115 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC, 20007

202-944-5400

Fax 202-944-5404

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Fax 202-944-5404

Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Internship Program: Medical University of South Carolina (2010)

Graduate Education: University of Vermont College of Medicine (2009)