Matt  Leshchiner
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Matt Leshchiner

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Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified, PMHNP-BC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Washington DC, Maryland Accepting Online
American University Park Accepting In-person
Updated April 11, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Schizophrenia

Professional statement

Matt Leschiner is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner located in Washington, DC. Matt works with clients across a wide range of mental health conditions, symptoms, and life situations. He is passionate about supporting clients from the LGBTQ community to access high quality mental health services. Individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder work with Matt to live more comfortably and productively.



While Matt is a Nurse Practitioner, he doesn’t focus entirely on diagnosis or labels. Rather, he gets to know each client by their story, goals, and backgrounds. He pays attention to their specific symptoms and comes up with a treatment plan that is unique for each person. When appropriate, Matt prescribes medications for his clients to help alleviate their symptoms. After starting them on medication, he continues to work with clients to ensure that the medication is the right one for them and at the correct dosage. Matt is also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and existential therapy practices.



Matt earned a Master’s degree in Skilled Nursing from The George Washington University. He has over six years of experience working in psychiatry and helping clients with their mental health symptoms. He provides down-to-earth, personable mental health services for clients of all backgrounds and identities. He commits himself to authenticity and encourages clients to access their own resilience in the face of challenges.


Message to clients

One thing I want to make clear about my practice is that I treat everyone I meet with dignity. Regardless of who you are, what your diagnoses have been, what meds you're on (or off), if you come into my office I'll treat with the same dignity that every human being deserves. I also think it's important to say that I promise to always be my authentic self.

Authenticity, it's said, is the antidote to the kind of rote interactions that providers and patients mutually loathe. When we (myself and the patient and family) all come to the appointment bringing our real selves we'll be able to accomplish so much more and this will lead to better outcomes for the patient.

I take into consideration that I am not the only person in your life, or the only constraint on your time. In other words if I'm giving you a medicine that makes you too sleepy in the morning to function or is having some other problematic side effect, I want you to let me know so I can find a way to fit the correct medications into your lifestyle.

I have experience treating very severe mental illness; but that doesn't mean that supposedly "highly functional" people don't need proper evidence-based care. I treat the spectrum of mental illness and I don't draw distinctions between patients based on their perceived disability or difference.

For all my LGBTQ and Autistic folx...this practice is an open and welcoming environment.


Specialties

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.

Schizophrenia - Support monitoring and managing symptoms; building skills and supports to reduce and respond to stressors and sustain a balanced life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Matt Leshchiner is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $165 (30min)
  • Sliding scale: $65 - $165
  • Initial session: $365 (90min)
  • Medication management sessions: $165 (30min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 8am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-8pm
  • Fri 8am-8pm
  • Sat 8am-8pm
  • Sun closed

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 8am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-8pm
  • Fri 8am-8pm
  • Sat 8am-8pm
  • Sun closed

American University Park practice
4115 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 107, Washington, Washington DC 20016
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 8am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-8pm
  • Fri 8am-8pm
  • Sat 8am-8pm
  • Sun closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Cornerstone Montgomery, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, 2021 - Present
Sibley Memorial Hospital, Psychiatric Nurse, 2016 - 2021

George Washington University, MSN, 2020
George Washington University, BSN, 2018
Montgomery College, ADN, 2016


Licensure

Washington DC: NP1041491

Maryland: R231558


Languages

English

Russian

Spanish