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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.


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

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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Carlos Blanco, MD, PhD

Adult Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology, Director
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Falk W. Lohoff, MD

Director, Addiction Recovery Program
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Jaclyn Halpern, Psy.D.

Director, SOAR Psychotherapy and Testing
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Rene P. Laje, PhD

Director of Telehealth
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Jeanni Jensen, MA, LCPC

Psychotherapist, SOAR Psychotherapy and Testing
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Stefanie Faith Bloom Ed.D, NBC-HWC

Life Coach, SOAR Psychotherapy and Testing
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Anna L. Mills MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT

Art Therapist, SOAR Psychotherapy and Testing
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Isidora Manalo

Office Manager
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Mission Statement

We believe that every patient is unique.

WBMA is committed to providing the highest quality of care that is compassionate, patient-centered and comprehensive, prioritizing the health and wellbeing of the whole person. Our vision is to be a leader in innovative treatments and care, that reach all patients from childhood to adulthood; even those with rare and treatment-resistant illnesses.

Why Us?

Our approach provides empathic, evidenced based, integrated care for whole mind health. While patients might be experiencing similar symptoms, our priority is to customize individualized treatment and care plans that will help each person or family maximize potential and health through coordinated services that might include: proper medication, therapy, testing, brain stimulation, genetic testing, lifestyle suggestions, and/or dietary supplements.