Dr. Jonathan Joel Shepherd, MD, Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr. Jonathan Joel Shepherd, MD

Psychiatrist | Psychiatry

6707 Whitestone Road Suite 106 Woodlawn Maryland, 21207


Dr. Jonathan Shepherd is a psychiatrist practicing in Woodlawn, Maryland. Dr. Shepherd is a medical doctor specializing in the care of mental health patients. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Shepherd diagnoses and treats mental illnesses. Dr. Shepherd may treat patients through a variety of methods including medications, psychotherapy or talk therapy, psychosocial interventions and more, depending on each individual case. Different medications that a psychiatrist might prescribe include antidepressants, antipsychotic mediations, mood stabilizers, stimulants, sedatives and hypnotics. Dr. Shepherd treats conditions like depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, insomnia, ADD and other mental illnesses.

Education and Training

University of Illinois

University of Illinois College of Medicine 2004

Board Certification



Provider Details

Dr. Jonathan Joel Shepherd, MD
Dr. Jonathan Joel Shepherd, MD's Expert Contributions
  • Meet Dr. Jonathan Shepherd

    Jonathan Shepherd, MD is a board-certified child, adolescent, and adult Psychiatrist, practicing in Woodlawn, Maryland.Dr. Shepherd approaches mental wellness holistically, taking into consideration of the whole person while treating the illness in question. He specializes in treating Attention...

  • Anxiety Attacks Explained - By Jonathan J. Shepherd, MD

    What are anxiety attacks?Anxiety attacks are mental disorders characterized by episodes of a sudden onset of fear and dread. It is also defined as as an overwhelming feeling of anxiety, without an apparent reason. For patients, anxiety attacks are often intense enough to overwhelm them completely....

  • What is causing my teenager's despondency?

    At the age of 13, young boys are going through puberty with possible hormonal imbalances, which do affect a young boy's emotions. There may be nothing "wrong" with him, but continue to ask and make yourself available to share with him when and if he chooses to talk. Review with the child about the developmental stages of a young boy and/or girl; use your own experiences as a parent. If you make it comfortable for him to talk, eventually, he will say something if there is a true issue. READ MORE

  • I think I may be depressed. What do I do?

    Greetings! There are a couple ways you can approach your situation. You can contact the national hotline for depression and mood disorders or NAMI. If you contact NAMI, the representative can let you know the closest chapter in your city. You can also contact your local hospital or university to see if they have mental health professionals and services available. READ MORE

  • I'm having some severe chest pain with anxiety. Is this dangerous? What could it be?

    Greetings! Chest pain can occur with panic or anxiety attacks. I cannot say it is "normal" to have chest pain because each individual is different. Please seek consultation with your primary care doctor to rule out cardiac disease as the source of the chest pain. Also, if you are not in treatment for the anxiety disorder, then seek psychiatric treatment. READ MORE

  • Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Zoloft?

    Greetings! I typically advise patients to not drink alcohol when taking antidepressants. Alcohol is a depressant and may counteract the effects of the medication / antidepressant (Zoloft). READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Does Public Speaking at Health Fairs providing Training on Mental Health -


  • Voted One of Best Doctors in Baltimore, 2011
  • Received Numerous Awards from the American Psychiatric Association and AMA


  • University of Illinois Medical Center (Adult Psychiatry)


  • University of Illinois Medical Center


  • Johns Hopkins University (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)

Articles and Publications

  • Has been Published

What do you attribute your success to?

  • His faith and belief in God as well as the hard work ethic instilled in him by his parents.

Hobbies / Sports

  • Traveling

Favorite professional publications

  • Psychiatric News

Accepted Insurance

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Dr. Jonathan Joel Shepherd, MD's Practice location

Hope Health Systems Inc.

6707 Whitestone Road -
Woodlawn, Maryland 21207
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Practice At 600 N Wolfe St

1800 Orleans St -
Baltimore, MD 21287
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