Psychiatry

We now offer child and adult psychiatry services. 

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Meet our Psychiatrist

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Yasmin Jilla, MD
Board Certified Psychiatrist

Dr. Yasmin Jilla is a physician board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry. She provides psychiatric evaluations, consultations, and medication management services for children, adolescents, and young adults. She follows a conservative, evidence-based approach to prescribing psychotropic medications and promotes holistic and collaborative mental health treatment. She believes in providing compassionate care that is individualized, family driven, and youth guided. She aspires to maintain a positive, strength-based, and solutions-oriented approach to mental health care with multi-systems involvement.

 

Dr. Jilla is a Virginia native. She attended college and medical school at the University of Virginia. She attended the Medical University of South Carolina for Adult Psychiatry Residency and completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center, George Washington University, in 2008 where she served as Chief Fellow. After completing fellowship, Dr. Jilla became an Assistant Professor at Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and was the lead psychiatrist to the Young Adult Services team at the West Haven Mental Health Center. In 2010, she returned to Virginia and joined the faculty at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, as an Assistant Professor. She focused on outpatient psychiatric care and community mental health services with the Georgetown Pediatric Mobile Clinic as well as provided extensive teaching and supervision to medical students, residents, and child psychiatry fellows. Dr. Jilla was co-director of the Patient-Physician Communication Course for medical students at Georgetown University. She also authored a book chapter on externalizing disorders and adolescent addiction. Dr. Jilla remains part of the Voluntary Faculty at Georgetown University.

In 2015, Dr. Jilla joined Array Behavioral Care with the mission to expand access to behavioral care through innovative applications of technology with a focus on providing high quality community mental health services to underserved and rural communities. She also provides quality improvement in healthcare delivery support for mental health services at Array.

 

During her free time, Dr. Jilla enjoys spending time with friends and family, travelling, reading, and running.

 

Clinical areas of interest:

Depression

Anxiety

ADHD in children/adolescents

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Grief

Susan Bender, School Psychology Resident