Abby Morris, MD, LLC
Kensington Psychiatry
Abby Morris, MD, LLC

Abby Morris, MD

Abby Morris, born and raised near Philadelphia, received her Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. in 1993. Although she intended to become a clinical psychologist, while working in research at Johns Hopkins Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, she was encouraged to pursue a medical degree. Her interests at the time were obsessive compulsive disorder, Tourette's syndrome and mood disorders. She completed her post-baccalaureate premedical studies at John's Hopkins University and started medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1996. While in medical school, Dr. Morris gave birth to her oldest son and stayed home with him for two years and volunteered with the American Red Cross. After returning to and completing medical school, Dr. Morris completed an internal medicine internship with Georgetown University Hospital. In 2003, she started her psychiatry residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. During her residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, she once again took leave from training to stay home with her youngest son.

After completing her residency in June, 2007, Dr. Morris became medical director at Threshold Services, a private, nonprofit treating the chronically mentally ill. Also in 2007, Dr. Morris joined Comprehensive Behavioral Services in order to start her private practice career. In 2010, Dr. Morris decided to open her own private practice in Kensington. Throughout the years Dr. Morris has been Channel 9 WUSA's local mental health expert speaking on television about depression, stress, teenage mental health and addictions. Dr. Morris is certified to treat PTSD using Prolonged Exposure and is certified to use Buprenorphine in the treatment of opiate addictions. Her professional interests include individual, family and group treatment of anxiety, depression and addictions.

Dr. Morris has won many awards through her career, most recently chosen to be one of the 2010 Psychiatric Leaders by the National Council on Community Behavioral Healthcare.

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