Megan K. Polanin, PhD| Psychology | MedStar Health

Megan K. Polanin, PhD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Psychology

Languages: English

About me

Megan Polanin, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at the WISE Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She earned her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at Loyola University Chicago and completed postdoctoral training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Polanin has extensive experience working with children and families within schools, medical clinics, and community mental health centers. Her clinical interests focus on preventative and strengths-based approaches to mental health care and partnering with teachers to integrate trauma-informed and mindfulness practices in the classroom.

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

202-944-5400

Fax 855-771-6849

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Fax 855-771-6849

Insurance

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

Education

Fellowship Program: Kennedy Krieger Institute (2016)

Graduate Education: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (2014)

Internship Program: Saint Johns Hospital and Health Center (2014)