Bethesda Women's Mental Health Center
Harita Raja, MD
Harita Raja, MD is a board certified psychiatrist who specializes in women's mental health. She is a reproductive psychiatrist, which means that she understands the intricacies of psychiatric problems that occur before, during and after pregnancy, and their treatments. She also has expertise in the hormonal changes that occur from menses to menopause. Dr. Raja founded Bethesda Women's Mental Health to provide women with a place to obtain compassionate and knowledgeable psychiatric care. She works closely with her patients, their loved ones, and their providers to find the best treatment plan.
Dr. Raja received her medical degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, NY. She completed her psychiatry residency at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, in Washington, DC, after serving as chief resident in her final year. She continues to serve as a Clinical Instructor at Georgetown University Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Raja has published numerous articles and a book chapter about women’s mental health. She has also presented her work at various local and national psychiatric meetings. She is a member of the D.C. Women’s Mental Health Consortium. Dr. Raja is dedicated to educating women and the community about women's mental health and the options for treatment using a holistic perspective.