Seeta  Patel
Zencare Vetted

Seeta Patel

She/Her/Hers

Adult Psychiatrist, MD
Washington DC, Virginia, Texas, Illinois Accepting Online
Downtown Accepting In-person
Updated November 2, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional statement

Dr. Patel is a Harvard-trained adult psychiatrist based in Washington DC. She provides evidence-based medication management for adults and specializes in treating anxiety and depression. Through her upbringing in rural Kentucky and travels to India, she came to realize the worldwide need for accessible mental health care. She has a passion for helping to improve healthcare delivery systems to underserved areas through telepsychiatry. This interest led her to complete a fellowship in Integrated Care at the University of Washington, in which she worked on improving mental health services in a rural area of Washington state via collaboration with primary care.

Her approach with clients is warm, compassionate, and collaborative. She offers the convenience of virtual appointments and has clinical experience in serving clients through telemedicine for the past 5 years.

Of note, due to federal regulations for prescribing of controlled substances over telemedicine (Ryan Haight Act), Dr. Patel does not prescribe any controlled medications at this time (examples include Ritalin, Xanax, and Ambien).


Message to clients

We often do not reach out until aspects of our life have already been affected in a negative way - for instance, when our relationships have fallen apart, or when we have lost a job. In many South Asian cultures in particular, feelings and emotions are not routinely discussed. Now is the time to make a change in the way we communicate. Reaching out for help is not a sign of weakness, but rather it is a sign of strength. In the native language of my familial heritage, Gujarati, the word varta means story. I aim to provide a warm, welcoming environment to understand your unique story and look forward to developing a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual treatment needs.


Specialties

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

Social anxiety - Medication management; helping clients increase ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

Generalized Anxiety Disorder - Medication management; helping clients manage excessive worrying

Depression - Medication management; providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Bipolar disorder - Medication Management; developing strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; maintaining a healthy daily routine

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Medication management; healing painful experiences and memories from the past



Treatment approaches


Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Seeta Patel 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: $220 (30min)
  • Initial session: $410 (60min)

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
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Monthly
Therapist's note

Dr. Patel does not participate with health insurance plans, Medicare, or Medicaid at this time. She is thus an out of network provider.


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 9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Downtown practice
700 12th St N.W Suite 700 PMB 94211, Washington DC, Washington DC 20005
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Varta Psychiatry , Psychiatrist , 2021 - Present

Harvard Medical School/Boston VA Healthcare System, Residency , 2016
University of Louisville Medical School, MD, 2012


Licensure

Washington DC: MD047637


Languages

English

Gujarati