Welcome to WBMA, LLC

We provide highly personalized care for children, teens, young adults, adults and seniors. Our physician-scientists offer specialized diagnoses and treatment for mood and anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), alcohol and substance abuse disorders (including suboxone), and psychiatric management of genetic disorders.

We offer specialized services in psychopharmacology, brain stimulation, pharmacogenetics, medication management for adults, medication management for children & teens, and medication management for seniors. We provide evidence-based psychotherapy in different modalities. We also provide second opinion consultation and expert witness evaluations and testimony.

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The Experience

What Our Patients Are Saying

“My son sees Dr. Laje for ADHD and Anxiety. He is kind, listens very intently, gets to know the patient and remembers what he’s learned about them. He is easy to talk to, very helpful with his responses and a very pleasant man in general. I highly recommend him.”

“Very easy to make appointment, responsive, friendly office staff, great doctor.”

“He has helped me battle depression for years. Caring and understanding individual who I’ve recommended strongly to family members and friends. One of the best.”

Services from Our Practice

Top level practitioners that specialize in advanced evidence-based treatment. We make a diagnosis and provide the best possible treatment strategy.

Our Approach

Services We Provide


We integrate family support with early diagnosis and intervention to promote long term success

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We discern age appropriate behavior from clinical symptomatology, which is essential to facilitate positive communication

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We optimize medical treatment through evidence-based care to improve overall quality of life

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Piece of Mind

Keys to a Healthy Brain

Brain Development .01

Understanding the stages of brain maturation

Nutrition .02

Understanding the impact of food and supplement choices on behavior

Medicine .03

Finding the appropriate medication

Brain Development








04. Sleep

Assessing and optimizing restorative sleep

05. Support

Focusing on habit adaptation & emotional development

06. Exercise

Adapting physical activity to lifestyle and abilities

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Contact Info

Phone: 301-576-6044

Mandarin: 301-576-0455

Fax: 301-576-1645

5480 Wisconsin Ave. #223

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Office Hours: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm M-F

Our Staff

Gonzalo Laje, MD

Director, Washington Behavioral Medicine Associates
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Falk W. Lohoff, MD

Director, Addiction Recovery Program
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Rene P. Laje, PhD

Director of Telehealth
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Nancy Diazgranados, MD

Director, Women's Wellness Program
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Isidora Manalo

Office Manager
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Why Us?

We believe that every patient is unique.

While they might be experiencing similar symptoms to other patients, our job is to customize a treatment that will help them realize their fullest potential with a combination of proper medication, brain stimulation, lifestyle suggestions, dietary supplements, and ongoing therapy.

Our Approach

Pharmacogenetic Testing

Pharmacogenetic testing uses genetic information to help predict medication interactions and side effects and customize treatment for each patient.

At WBMA our professionals have done extensive research, peer-reviewed publications and have developed patents for pharmacogenetic testing

Brain Stimulation

Brain stimulation therapies involve the activation or inhibition of targeted areas of the brain. At WBMA we use a non-invasive, very well tolerated, FDA approved* method called Transcranial Magnetic Sitmulation (TMS) to augment ongoing treatment. * FDA approved for treatment resistent depression and OCD.


We recognize that cultural differences can enhance quality of care and signficantly contribute to a more successful treatment strategy