Dr. Sonal Jagasia, MD MPH
Dr. Jagasia is a board-certified psychiatrist who is passionate about the care she provides to her patients. She has a special interest in treating individuals who suffer from mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Jagasia’s approach is unique as she utilizes both medications and mindfulness/cognitive behavioral approaches to treat anxiety disorders.
Dr. Jagasia graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Biology and Society, where she was recognized for being on the Dean’s List. She then enrolled in the MD/MPH combined degree program at University of Arkansas, where she began her career in medicine and public health.
Dr. Jagasia completed her psychiatry internship and residency at Georgetown University Hospital and, in her final year, served as Chief Resident of the Georgetown Psychiatry Residency Program.
She was appointed into clinic leadership as the Medical Director of the Psychiatry clinic at Georgetown University before opening Mantra Mental Health. She continues to serve as adjunct faculty at Georgetown University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and most recently joined Mindful Care -- a mental healthcare initiative based in NY -- as their VP of Psychiatry to advocate for increased access to mental healthcare nationwide.
Dr. Jagasia has received awards for medical leadership and has been named as a “Top Doctor” by Washingtonian Magazine in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.
Lauren LaPierre, MS PA-C
Lauren LaPierre is a board-certified Psychiatric Physician Assistant. She is a compassionate provider and passionate about evidence-based care of the whole person. Lauren incorporates multiple treatment modalities in addition to medication management such as therapy, nutrition optimization and health coaching.
Lauren completed her undergraduate studies at Northeastern University in Biology/Psychology with extensive research training at Harvard University. She holds graduate degrees from Georgetown University and George Washington University in Biochemistry and Physician Assistant studies and received high honors at each institution.
Professionally, she has nearly 10 years of experience as a PA in internal medicine and Psychiatry at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with training at the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH). She is currently completing a Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) degree in Psychiatry at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP).
Lauren lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, two children, and dog. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, running, cooking and travelling.