Dr. Laurence Drell, MD

Psychiatry •  Male • Age 76
Dr. Drell
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Anxiety and Depression Therapy Center

3000 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008

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Dr. Laurence Drell, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Washington, DC and has over 51 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine medical school in 1969. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Drell to book an appointment.

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for several years, there is nobody else like him. This has ruined finding a Psychiatrist for me with whom I feel comfortable discussing my problems because nobody compares to Dr. Drell. I would go to my scheduled appointments each week and for 45 minutes straight, I would vent. The time flew by so quickly that I couldn’t wait until my next appointment because I always had so much going on all of the time, that there was never any awkward silences. Sometimes I would just listen to him speak for the entirety of my appointment because he’s so intelligent, that mixed with his accent completely took away any negativity I was feeling. There wasn’t a time I left his office feeling like nothing had been accomplished. He is highly recommended and won’t disappoint you if you’re in need of an outstanding Psychiatrist. He is, indeed, unique.
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Brian – Apr 22, 2020
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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 sense of humor, candor, and insight. He follows up between appointments with emails, which I appreciate. Only downside is cost, but that's the name of the game with good mental health professionals.
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Rachael in Washington, DC – May 14, 2018
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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, confused and trapped. Even more important, he helped me see clearly how I was limiting myself in areas of my life that I thought were unchangeable. And he helped me develop the skills to change my way o
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Care Philosophy

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...Read more


  • Psychiatry
  • Couples Counseling
  • Life Coaching
  • Psychotherapy

Board Certifications


National Institute Of Mental Health
Residency Hospital
St Elizabeths Hosp
Internship Hospital
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
Medical School
Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
Undergraduate School


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patient Choice Award, 2010, 2011
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognized, 2011
  • Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, 1973-prese

Media & Publications

  • >Psychotropic-Induced Sexual Dysfunction in 31 Women and 61 Men., 2000

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Dr. Drell's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior Modification
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marital Counseling
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management

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(202) 232-8608

Dr. Drell accepts the following insurance:

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Anxiety and Depression Therapy Center

Anxiety and Depression Therapy Center3000 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008
Marriage and Couple Counseling3207 CLEVELAND AVE NW Washington, DC 20008