Brenda L. Terry-Leonard, PhD| Psychiatry | MedStar Health
Brenda L. Terry-Leonard

Brenda L. Terry-Leonard, PhD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Psychiatry

Languages: English

About me

Brenda Terry-Leonard, Ph.D., is a psychologist who earned her doctorate from Howard University. She has extensive experience providing clinical services to children and families across the developmental spectrum. She has practiced in a range of settings including a public school, a private full day special education placement, out-patient mental health centers, and a residential facility. Dr. Terry-Leonard has also served at local universities as an adjunct faculty providing instruction for a child and adolescent mental hygiene course and as a clinical coordinator for practicum and internship students. As a clinical psychologist with the Center for Wellbeing in School Environments (WISE), Dr. Terry-Leonard provides Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) at various Apple Tree Early Learning Public Charter Schools. In addition, she is a collaborator with the Early Childhood Innovation Network (ECIN).

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


Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine (1999)

News and publications

Terry-Leonard, B. & Berkowitz, M. (Fall/Winter, 2019). Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation: A Collaborative Process. School Social Work Newsletter. National Association of School Social Workers: Washington, DC.