Aimee L Danielson, PhD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Psychology

Languages: English

(202) 944-5402

About me

Aimee Danielson, PhD, is the Founder and Director of the Women’s Mental Health Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.  She is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Georgetown School of Medicine.  She has worked exclusively in the field of perinatal mental health since creating her own postdoctoral fellowship in this area in 2002. Since that time, she has developed and implemented numerous clinical, academic and research programs to respond to the unmet mental health needs of perinatal women.  In 2008, she founded the Women’s Mental Health Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in response to a critical need for specialized care at this institution and in the region. This program, which she continues to direct and participate in clinical care, provides specialized psychiatric care for pregnant and postpartum women.  Across MedStar, she leads numerous efforts to train medical providers, residents, students, and nurses on screening for perinatal mental health disorders and has successfully implemented universal maternal depression screening across various hospital-based settings including outpatient obstetrics, acute inpatient obstetrics and pediatrics.

Dr. Danielson is a founding member of the DC Metro Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative and an active member of several local maternal mental health initiatives, each of which have enabled her to grow the capacity of perinatal mental health providers across DC and serve as an advocate for both perinatal mental health awareness and increased access to quality mental health care.  Over the past several years, she has led numerous efforts centrally focused on expanding perinatal mental health services in the District of Columbia.  Most recently, this work has focused on the integration of mental health care into the obstetric setting at MedStar Washington Hospital Center as part of the “Safe Babies, Safe Moms” MedStar/Clark initiative.

As an expert in the field, she speaks locally and nationally on topics related to maternal mental health and wellness in women.  She has been an invited speaker on On Point with Tom Ashbrook (NPR), as well as contributing to stories in the Washington Post and the Huffington Post.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Depression
  • Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Psychotherapy
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Womens Mental Health
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Complicated Bereavement Disorder
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Perinatal Mental Health Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Postpartum Psychosis
  • Psychological Abuse
  • Psychosis
  • Self Harming Behaviors
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
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Procedures I perform

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Grief And Loss Counseling
  • Mental Health
  • Pregnancy And Mental Health
  • Psychotherapy
  • Womens Health
  • 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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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

Fellowship Program: Rush Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center (2003)

Internship Program: Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center (2002)

Graduate Education: University of Miami (2002)