Peter Robbins, MD

Office Address:
8500 Executive Park Ave, Suite 204,
Fairfax, VA 22031

Office Number:
571-635-8820

Fax Number:
703-876-8482

Email:
[email protected]

Office Address:
8500 Executive Park Ave
Suite 204
Fairfax, VA 22031

Office Number:
571-635-8820
Fax Number:
703-876-8482

Peter Robbins, MD

Office Address:
8500 Executive Park Ave, Suite 204, Fairfax, VA 22031

Through a comprehensive approach, we will work through the barriers that prevent you from living your life well-lived.

For the 33 years, I have practiced Psychiatry, my mission has always been to provide the highest quality care possible. This begins first and foremost by gaining clarity about the source of the challenges that you face. It is only with an accurate diagnosis that we can arrive at a thoughtful, integrated treatment plan. This plan allows us to have a clear vision for our path to a successful outcome.

Proudly treating patients in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1987.

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Peter Robbins, MD

Through a comprehensive approach, we will work through the barriers that prevent you from living your life well-lived.*

For the 33 years, I have practiced Psychiatry, my mission has always been to provide the highest quality care possible. This begins first and foremost by gaining clarity about the source of the challenges that you face. It is only with an accurate diagnosis that we can arrive at a thoughtful, integrated treatment plan. This plan allows us to have a clear vision for our path to a successful outcome.

Proudly treating patients in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1987.

Problems I Treat

I have training and experience treating Depression, Bipolar Disorder (I and II), Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks, ADHD, Learning disabilities, and Executive functioning issues, Mood Regulation disorders in children and teens, Personality disorders and their effects on families.

 Ages of Patients Treated

Parent-Infant Dyads
Children – from age 1 to 12
Adolescents ages 13 to 18
Young Adults ages 18 to 24
Adults – up to age 65

Treatment Philosophy

In the years that I have been in practice, I have gained a few gray hairs, but more importantly, I have had the training and gained the experience that allows me to offer in-depth skilled diagnosis and effective treatments. I treat patients as a whole, integrating respect for individual differences, as well as the culture and family that the patient comes from.

I have treated patients from many different faith traditions and cultural backgrounds and value the role these traditions play in your life.
I have learned from all of the families that I have worked with over the years, and look forward to collaborating with yours to support you, your child, or your loved one.

The decision to seek the care of a psychiatrist is always one reached through pain; yours, your partner’s, your child’s. Some people think that coming to see a Psychiatrist is a sign of weakness. I think it is a sign of Courage, that you are willing to face the challenges that interfere with your happiness. I think it is a sign of hope, that you believe you can have a better life.

Together we will achieve that goal.

Getting Started

Getting started begins with a new patient evaluation. A great deal of care and planning goes into this process to make sure that I have an extensive, clear, and accurate understanding of your goals for treatment and the history that led you to seek treatment. I will try to understand the areas of concern that you have, as well as the strengths and abilities that you and your family members bring to the treatment process.

Please click on the age category (to the right) of the patient to learn more about how the process works.

Infants & Children under the age of 13

If your child is under the age of 13, I use a series of three appointments to complete the evaluation.

The first appointment is for me to meet alone with the parents to understand the reasons for your concerns, go over all previous efforts at treatment and the history of your child’s development. This first appointment lasts one hour.

The second appointment is for me to meet with your child. This appointment lasts 45 minutes and gives me a chance to get a personal impression of the child’s needs, personality, strengths, and even the challenges that have led to our consultation. Please know, and share with your child that our conversation at this appointment will be confidential. This will allow me to get the most useful information and be of most help to you and your child. In-person appointments involve talking, drawing, playing games, and activities that allow me to see your child’s information processing, attention, and focus abilities as well as highlight his or her personality. Video Call sessions are by necessity more limited in this way.

The third appointment is the informing session. I will present my diagnostic impressions, outline any additional areas in need of clarification, testing recommendations, or other medical assessments that may be appropriate (blood tests, EEGs, etc.). By the end of this 45-minute appointment, you should have a clear idea of the cause for your child’s difficulties and what to do about it.

To get the process started or to learn more contact:

Insurance is not accepted. Detailed receipts are provided.

Adolescents ages 13 to 18

For Adolescents, I use a series of two appointments to complete the evaluation.

The first appointment is 1 hour long and the second 45 minutes. I mix and match time with everyone together, time with the teenager, and with parents alone. Depending on the nature of the family situation, more appointments may be necessary, especially with divorced and blended families.

Time alone with the teen is always part of this first appointment. This gives me a chance to get a personal impression of your child’s needs, personality, strengths, and even the challenges that have led to our consultation. Please know, and share with your teen that our conversation at this appointment will be confidential, and that will allow me to get the most useful information and be of most help to you and your child.

The second session is the informing session. I will present my diagnostic impressions, outline any additional areas in need of clarification, testing recommendations, or other medical assessments that may be appropriate (blood tests, EEGs, etc.). By the end of this 45-minute appointment, you should have a clear idea of the cause for your child’s difficulties and what to do about it. I believe that engaging the adolescent during this session is almost always a good idea. Their engagement is often the key to implementing constructive change.

Please upload through the patient portal all of the history forms, previous evaluations, testing, IEP’s, or other information you want me to have as part of the evaluation.

Please note: While I may not be able to read over every page before the appointment, it makes it possible for me to know what not to repeat and helps my information gathering. It is during this time that I try not to reinvent the wheel. Sometimes unsuccessful treatment efforts are clues to the correct diagnosis and the best treatment approach possible.

To get the process started or to learn more contact:

Insurance is not accepted. Detailed receipts are provided.

Adults ages 18 to 65

For adults, a single one-hour session is for the initial intake (evaluation), with the option of additional sessions if needed.

Please upload through the patient portal all of the history forms, previous evaluations, testing, IEP’s, or other information you want me to have as part of the evaluation.

Please note: While I may not be able to read over every page before the appointment, it makes it possible for me to know what not to repeat and helps my information gathering. It is during this time that I try not to reinvent the wheel. Sometimes unsuccessful treatment efforts are clues to the correct diagnosis and the best treatment approach possible.

To get the process started or to learn more contact:

Insurance is not accepted. Detailed receipts are provided.

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