Professional, concerned
& compationate psychiatric care.

Falls Church & Reston Office.

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Madan Uprety, M.D.

Dr. Uprety has extensive inpatient and outpatient, “real-world” Clinical Psychiatry experience treating thousands of patients in rural and urban areas.  His compassion for the patient, combined with his efficient and effective practice methods, make him a clinician that is both patient and highly administrative. He is not only an outstanding clinician and talented teacher, but he is always fascinated with entrepreneurial involvement.Read More....

Antoinette Stewart

Antoinette Stewart, M.D.

Dr. Antoinette Stewart received her undergraduate training from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill for Medical School.  Dr. Stewart then went on to complete a Residency in Adult Psychiatry at Wake Forest University In Winston Salem, North Carolina.   She then completed a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga.Read More....


John Getz, Psy.D.

Dr. Getz joined the staff at My Psychiatrist in 2015. Prior to his work here, he was on the faculty at Penn State University College of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry. He is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience in the Psychology field. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Penn State’s Medical College, Dr. Getz treated patients on both child and adult inpatient Psychiatric wards. He also worked in the Adult Specialty Clinics, where he gained expertise in working with clients who have anxiety, depression, bipolar illness, eating disorders, insomnia, and sexual dysfunctions.
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Joshua Niekranz

Joshua Niekranz is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC).  He attended the top-ranked Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at Vanderbilt University where he received his Master of Science in Nursing degree and was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from George Mason University.  He is a veteran of the United States Navy where he served for more than 6 years.  He is also a member of the American Nurses Association and the Virginia Nurses Association.

He believes in patient-centered care, collaborating with clients to find the best treatment for them as an individual by offering recommendations based on his education and experience while also taking into account the personal preferences of the patient.  He believes that it is vital to ensure that the person is given the appropriate education regarding their condition and treatments so that they can make informed decisions regarding their care.  He recognizes that the best treatment for the patient is the evidence-based treatment that they are going to adhere to, and having effective channels of communication between the provider and the patient is important to ensure that they are both on the same page.  His number one priority as a healthcare provider is the safety and wellbeing of his patients.

Prior to becoming a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner he has had significant experience as a Registered Nurse in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including inpatient behavioral health, inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation, inpatient medical-surgical/acute inpatient rehabilitation, medical triage, and several nursing leadership roles.

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Sanju Adhikari, M.D.

Dr. Adhikari completed her General Psychiatry residency from Metropolitan Hospital of New York Medical College in New York, NY. Her most recent work experience as a General Psychiatrist includes working outpatient care at Carolina Partners In Mental Health, in Raleigh, NC, and at Bristol Hospital Multispecialty Group in Bristol, CT, where she worked for three years with both inpatients and outpatients diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, substance abuse, anxiety, schizoaffective disorder, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), among others.Read More....


Meira Yasin, PMHNP-BC

Meira Yasin has worked as a nurse since 2009 in the areas of Women’s Health, Neurology, Neurosurgery/Neurology Intensive Care, Medical/Surgical, and Mental Health. In 2016, she completed a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and then completed a Post-Doctorate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program in 2017. She has worked in global health and provided care to people in underserved areas locally and abroad, with a focus on trauma-informed care and adverse childhood experiences.
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Mukta Gautam

Mukta Gautam, PMHNP-BC

Mukta Gautam is a Dual Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP-BC) by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC). She received her Masters of Science in Nursing, with a concentration in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner discipline, from Regis College. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society of Nursing during her Bachelor’s Studies in Nursing at the College of St. Elizabeth.Read More....

Shanya Hardie

Shanya Hardie, PMHNP-BC

Shanya Hardie is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University. Before joining My Psychiatrist, she spent over 15 years at the National Institutes of Health as a Clinical Research Nurse. In this role, she managed diverse biomedical research participants, performed as a department nurse educator, and participated in numerous leadership, teaching, and mentorship initiatives.Read More....


Kathleen Martens, Psy.D.

Prior to beginning her work with My Psychiatrist in 2021, Dr. Kathleen Martens worked at an inpatient psychiatric facility, offering individual and group therapies, psychoeducation groups, and outreach. Dr. Martens has been practicing for nearly 15 years in the area of Clinical Psychology and is well versed in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Internal Family Systems, and Mindfulness. She tailors her interventions to meet the needs and goals of her clients.
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Jeff Martens, Ph.D.

Prior to beginning his work with My Psychiatrist in 2021, Dr. Jeff Martens worked as a Clinical Psychologist at a residential psychiatric facility for adults, offering individual and group therapies, psychoeducation groups, and conducting psychological evaluations. He provided treatment for mood, anxiety, addictions, anger, boundary, and personality-related issues. Dr. Martens has been practicing for roughly 15 years in the area of Clinical Psychology and is well versed in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,Read More....

Kara Callaghan, LPC

As a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia, Kara works with adults and adolescents. She has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has experience working with a diverse population of clients with mental health issues, co-occurring disorders, and relationship issues. Kara believes each individual is unique and, therefore, each person’s treatment should reflect that perspective.
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Rosanna Farrell

Rosanna Farrell, LCSW

Rosanna Farrell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011. Her background in medical social work and grief counseling, with patients and their families, aids her clinical work with a practical approach to solving problems that may be distressing for her patients. With kindness and compassion, she combines evidenced-based strategies and counseling techniques to sort out multidimensional issues, within a holistic framework. 
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