Meet Kate Engbert
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, trained in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health issues. As a nurse practitioner, I take a client-centered and evidence-based approach to care. I aim to create a safe place for my clients, as I believe a healthy therapeutic relationship is imperative to best address needs during treatment.
I have graduate degrees in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and Couples & Family Therapy from University of Maryland. My dual degrees give me a holistic perspective on psychiatric care. I have been in the mental health field for over 10 years and have a breadth of experience working in partial hospitalization, residential, and outpatient treatment settings with patients across the lifespan.
I am passionate about working with you to find the best treatment for your mental health concerns. I focus primarily on medication management, and will work with your therapist to ensure collaborative care. I look forward to working with you!
In-person appointments are always available if you prefer to be seen in person. The appointments will take place in our Bethesda, MD office just 2 blocks from the Bethesda metro.
We specialize in telepsychiatry, which allows you to meet with your provider via our video platform from your laptop or smart device wherever you are.
A 75 minute evaluation of mental health symptomology and personal background to identify the best route for treatment.
30 minute follow-up appointments to assess efficacy and side effects, discuss life events/changes, and review goals & progress.
A quick cheek swab can help us determine which medication your body might handle best.
ADHD can sometimes be tricky to diagnose. For those who want to be evaluated for ADHD for the first time, more thorough testing will be conducted including the QbTest, self-report questionnaires, and in-person diagnostic evaluation.
Please note, this is not thorough neuropsychological testing. If that is desired, referrals can be provided.
Pregnancy & Perinatal Consult
The perinatal period is a high risk period for mental health issues, and it can be particularly complicated due to concerns for risks associated with medication use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. As a Perinatal Mental Health- Certified (PMH-C) provider, I will talk with you in-depth about the risks of both untreated mental health issues and medication use during this period in life.