Dr. Laurence Drell, MD

Dr. Laurence Drell, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 74
Dr. Laurence Drell, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1969 and specializes in psychiatry, psychotherapy, and more.

3000 Connecticut Ave NW

Washington, DC 20008

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  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Drell "I am a psychiatrist who is a solution focused therapist using psychotherapy to help people make the changes they want. In addition i can evaluate and prescribe medications if needed. My focus is on helping you quickly learn and develop skills to deal with current challenges lead a more full life. I help you discover choices when you feel trapped and stuck.

I help people overcome limiting beliefs and restricting behavior patterns.  I help people overcome anxiety and depression and the behaviors that frequently result from mental suffering. 

I also work with improving relationships and i do couples therapy and marriage counseling.  As well as executive coaching, career counseling and professional development."

4  Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Couples Counseling
  • Life Coaching
  • Psychotherapy

1  Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

11  Conditions Treated

8  Procedures

  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management

Background Check

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  • Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1965
  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • St Elizabeths Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • National Institute Of Mental Health
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, 1973-prese
  • Patient Choice Award, 2010, 2011
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognized, 2011
Media & Publications
  • Psychotropic-Induced Sexual Dysfunction in 31 Women and 61 Men.", 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Drell's Reviews

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3 total reviews (2 have comments)

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Dr. Drell's Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Drell is the first psychiatrist I found in DC that I really meshed with. He sees me as a whole human and not just as my illness or dysfunction. He is very well-versed in the research related to meditation, exercise and other "untraditional"/ integrative approaches to depression. He has a great...more
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Working with Dr Drell has been life changing. Seeing him was the best decision and investment I have ever made in my life. I felt understood and that there was hope from the very first meeting with Dr Drell. He helped me through the worst time in my life when I felt depressed, anxious,...more
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