Here To Help. Child, Teen & Adult Psychiatry - Unrushed and Tailored to Your Strengths

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“Outstanding doctor who provides great focus on patients, spends time understanding history of patients, connects with all service providers to have a robust diagnosis and holistic recommendations.”
- Former client
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Dr. Jason Emejuru

Jason Emejuru, MD ("Dr. Jason" or "Dr. E") is a board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who specializes in working with individuals 40-years-old and under having challenges that include depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, OCD, and developmental disabilities. Dr. Jason completed his specialty training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Kennedy Krieger Institute. Additionally, he has specialty training in diagnosing and assisting individuals impacted by conditions that affect social skills – including autism spectrum, ADHD, and schizophrenia/psychosis.

Dr. Jason is a member of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and American Psychiatric Association. Currently Dr. Jason divides his time among teaching students, collaborating with community providers, and serving clients. He has also given numerous presentations revolving around mental health topics for community stakeholders.

The Developmental Minds Process

1
15-Minute Consultation

Expressing your primary concerns and seeing if my services are a good fit for what you are looking for.

2
Initial Evaluation

Getting to know your story, interests, and strengths.

3
Feedback

Summarizing what I have learned from you and preparing for change.

4
Personalized Care

Updating and tailoring care for your current challenges and needs.

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The Power of Prevention and Treatment

50%
of all mental health conditions someone experiences will occur by their 15th birthday
75%
of all mental health conditions someone experiences will occur by their 24th birthday

The good news: We know evidence-based treatment does work! Let’s build up your resilience and strengths so that you're equipped to face life's challenges.

Receive Personalized Care

You will receive personalized care tailored to your unique strengths, challenges, and needs.

Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluations

All individuals will be provided a complete, comprehensive evaluation that looks into what factors are contributing to your current challenges. After this evaluation, we will work together and decide the next steps. Additionally, the process can involve connecting with your primary care physician, therapist, and your child's school (including attending IEP meetings) as needed.

Autism Evaluations

If requested, a formal strengths-based autism evaluations can be provided. At this time, evaluations are provided for individuals who are of kindergarten-age up to adulthood. The evaluation includes the use of standardized assessment tools, clinical observation, history gathering, and assessment of life skills.

Solution and Insight-Focused Therapy

My therapeutic approach is dedicated to you gaining understanding and creating solutions to your concerns. This involves integrating your life story, strengths, and interests in order to find the best avenues toward your idea of what positive change looks like.

Medication Options

An evaluation into whether you will benefit from combination treatment (medication + therapy) versus therapy alone can be conducted if requested. Ultimately, this assessment will be a personalized, measured, and collaborative process.

Offering In-Person and Virtual Visits

Office Location
100 West Road, Suite 300
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 450-3000

Let’s work on useful solutions that bring out your resilience and strengths.

What specific conditions do you treat or care for?
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Individuals 40-years-old and under with:

  • Anxiety, Mood Disorders, OCD, PTSD
  • Autism
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Schizophrenia or Psychosis
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Executive Functioning Challenges
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Performance Challenges (in sports, school, or their career)
  • 2e (Twice Exceptional) challenges
Do you offer telehealth or video sessions?
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Yes. Video sessions are conducted using a secure HIPPA complaint platform. Before we begin working together, we can discuss setting up these sessions, which are easy. Currently, Developmental Minds only provides clinical services in the state of Maryland. As long as you are physically in Maryland at the time of your telehealth session, you are eligible to participate in video sessions.

Do you offer therapy? If so, what should I expect?
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I do provide supportive, focused, and insight-oriented therapy to adolescents and young adults. Overall, therapy is best for many individuals when it aims to be brief. Therapy is often most effective when the provider is direct and transparent (i.e., therapy is a collaborative process, not something magically done by the therapist to the patient). During the course of therapy, you notice a benefit and improvement in the concerns you first brought to therapy. However, we will need to consistently check in about progress and how you are feeling about care. Therapy works best when the person of focus is motivated for change.

There are times improvements are not immediate and if there is no improvement or benefit, we will talk about alternatives that may be helpful.

What if I take medications? Do I still need therapy?
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There may be times when medications alone can be helpful, but the vast majority of the time, combination care (medication + therapy) shows the best results.

What can I expect during the first few visits?
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At the time we schedule our first visit, you will receive forms to complete, sign and send back before the first session. Our first session is mostly about getting to know each other. You can share what you would like to focus on during sessions and we will begin to create a plan of how to work towards your goals. You are free to ask me any questions about my style and what to expect. During our initial few visits, we will explore what you would like to get out of care. A thorough medical, psychiatric, family, social, educational, and work (if applicable) assessment will be done to get to know you and/or your child better. Thereafter, we will explore your concerns further, sometimes going deeper to better understand what is going on. We will discuss strategies, tools, and techniques for dealing with the stress and issues and see how things improve.

What will we work on during sessions?
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This will depend on your immediate and long-term needs. There are times we will discuss patterns, behaviors, or challenges you would like to change. Topics can include problems at work, school, or in relationships. During therapy, you will actively be learning skills that help support you reaching your goals.

How do I seek reimbursement from my insurance company?
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Once you find out that your insurance will reimburse a portion of your treatment expenses, you will want to know if you have any deductible amounts you need to meet before getting reimbursed. You will also want to find out from your insurance what the process is for filing for reimbursement. When we have our sessions, you will be charged and provided a superbill, which is a statement of the session we had and the amount you paid. You will then submit the superbill to your insurance in order to receive your reimbursement from them.

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