Aimee L Danielson, PhD| Psychology | MedStar Health
Aimee L Danielson

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

Specialties: 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

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

Conditions I treat

  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Addiction Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Agitation
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Alcohol Dependency
  • Anger Issues
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Behavioral Issues In Dementia
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Brief Psychotic Disorder
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Complicated Bereavement Disorder
  • Compulsive And Addictive Behaviors
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cyclothymic Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Dysthymia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Executive Function Disorder
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief
  • Hallucinations
  • Hoarding Disorder
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Hypomania
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Paranoia And Delusional Disorders
  • Perinatal Mental Health Disorders
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Phobia
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Postpartum Psychosis
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Psycho Oncology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosomatic Disorders
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Self Harming Behaviors
  • Somatic Symptom Disorder
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Substance Addiction
  • Substance Dependence
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Thought Disorder
  • Trichotillomania
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Procedures I perform

  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Grief And Loss Counseling
  • Men's Mental Health
  • Mental Health
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Pregnancy And Mental Health
  • Psychotherapy
  • Transplant Psychiatry
  • Women's Health
  • Women's Mental Health
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Practice locations

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2115 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Suite 200
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 855-771-6849

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Tricare East Select
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Anthem HMO - BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • I-SNP
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Kaiser Select
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Aetna HMO
    • United Golden Rule
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Cigna EPO
    • United Optimum Choice
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • D-SNP)
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Anthem Plus BCBS of VA HealthKeepers Plus
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Virginia Premier
    • United Choice Plus
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • United Choice
    • United Navigate
    • Anthem (POS & Open Access POS) BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • United Student Resources
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA


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

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

Graduate Education: University of Miami (2002)