Psychiatrist in Arlington, Virginia Cristina Secarea, Psychiatrist

License: MD

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 18-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: Yes

Psychiatrist in Arlington, Virginia Cristina Secarea, MD

Cristina Secarea, MD

I am a Board Certified Adult and Forensic Psychiatrist and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. I have experience in the treatment of all mental health conditions including psychotic disorders (schizophrenia and delusional disorder), mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders, addiction disorders, ADHD, OCD, PTSD and personality disorders and a particular expertise in performing forensic evaluations (e.g., conservatorship, guardianship, testamentary capacity, fitness for duty, worker’s compensation, sexual harassment, medical malpractice). I perform thorough diagnostic assessments and when appropriate, I coordinate your care with your primary care doctor and other sub-specialists. My treatment recommendations are individualized based on your unique background and presentation and can include medications, therapy and lifestyle changes.

I completed my psychiatry residency and forensic fellowship training at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington DC. I have served and continue to serve on the Board of Directors of the Washington Psychiatric Society and the Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society, in the American Psychiatric Association’s Assembly and on multiple committees in the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. In this positions I am able to see the larger picture of mental health and the benefits of organized psychiatry and advocate for changes in our mental health community. In addition to patient care, I serve as the State of Virginia Medical Director for LifeStance. In this capacity, I work with my colleagues to ensure you receive a personalized and affordable mental health care tailored on your specific needs.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems (BHS)
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BCBS)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Humana
  • Johns Hopkins Healthcare (JHHC)
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Provider Network of America (PNOA)
  • Sana Benefits
  • Tricare East (Humana Military)


  • Medical Procedure Evaluations


  • Head Injuries
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Military/Veterans
  • Women


  • English
  • Romanian



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Cristina Secarea. You can also call 703-962-7605 to have someone assist you.

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