Tele Psychology

Tele Psychology

In addition to our in-house psychological programs at Pain and Spine Specialists, we also offer the opportunity for our patients to have group and individual counseling with a psychologists through a video chat. This allows our patients to have all of their service needs met in one place.

In addition to our in-house psychological programs at Pain and Spine Specialists, we also offer the opportunity for our patients to have group and individual counseling with a psychologists through a video chat. This allows our patients to have all of their service needs met in one place.

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What makes us unique

  • We offer both individual and group therapy
  • All patients have access to a Psychiatrist
  • There is no waitlist to join our groups
  • We offer primary care and pain management
  • We accept most insurances (including medicare & medicaid) 
  • All Consultations are discreet and confidential
  • We are Nationally Accredated with COA and CARF
  • We are focussed on your safety during COVID-19
  • We offer in-person (socially distanced) and tele-health
  • All care plans are individualized and person-centered 

Meet Our Providers

At Pain and Spine Specialists our team of physicians are committed to give you the best treatment available anywhere in the PA/MD/DC/VA area.

Dr. Sudhir Rao

General Practitioner

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Dr. Rao was first introduced to the field of medicine when he visited his grandfather, a well-known General Practitioner, in a small town in India. Despite having limited resources, he saw how much the patient?s appreciated his grandfather?s care and compassion as well as his medical acumen. He witnessed the transformation of many patients? lives through excellent medical care delivered by his grandfather, which served as his motivation to enter the field of medicine.

Dr. Rao was born and raised in New Jersey. He obtained his undergraduate Bachelors of Science degree in Bio-psychology from the University of Michigan and graduated with Class Honors. He obtained his Medical Doctorate from St. George?s University School of Medicine. Through his internship in Internal Medicine at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, he learned a great deal about the pathophysiology of the human body and the corresponding challenging treatments required to improve patient?s lives. He added to this knowledge base during his residency in Anesthesiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center where he was awarded distinguished honors in Neurological and Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology upon graduation.

Dr. Rao went on to further specialize in Interventional Pain Medicine as a Fellow at Mt. Sinai College of Medicine. He then worked at Baylor College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in Pain Medicine where he educated fellows and residents. He also was fortunate enough to be able to work at Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas. Dr Rao assisted in enhancing the pain clinic to begin providing advanced pain management techniques to the active-duty soldiers with war-related chronic pain issues. He was the first to bring spinal cord stimulation to Fort Hood and was able to treat chronic neuropathic pain using cutting edge technology. He continues to feel that having the opportunity to assist the Army pain physicians as well as treating wounded soldiers was an honor and privilege.

Angela Keck


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Angie strongly believes in maintaining a harmonious relationship between mental health and physical health. She received her Bachelors of Science in Social Sciences and Secondary Education at Towson University. She completed her graduate studies at McDaniel College and received a Master of Sciences in counseling. Angie is a big lover of animals and has dogs, cats, and goats! She also has two human critters that happen to call her “Mom.” Her hair color changes frequently throughout the year and her clients have gotten used to seeing flashes of purples and greens. She is a (former) NETA accredited certified personal trainer. She uses her knowledge and experience in the field to support her clients in their journeys towards harmonious health. Angie has treated a wide variety of clients, all with very individualized and unique concerns.

Her areas of focus consist of:

  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Treatment
  • Health/Wellness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Grief Counseling (CGCS – Evergreen Certifications)
  • Couples/Marriage Counseling (Gottman Couples Counseling Level 1&2)
  • Life Transitions (divorce, adoption, grief, loss, etc…)

Angie does not believe in a “cookie-cutter” approach to therapy. She likes to bring an eclectic and innovative mix of therapies to best support her clients. The theories/modalities Angie incorporates into her sessions are:

  • CBT (Cognitive Based Therapy)
  • DBT Informed (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • Motivational Interviewing

Jessica richard

msw, lcsw-c


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Jessica strongly believes in the benefits people can experience when they begin to feel empowered. Jessica works closely with her patients to make sure they are living full and filling lives by overcoming their past traumas. For many patients, past traumas hinder their ability to live the quality of life they are craving. As a counselor, Jessica guides her patients to discovering the routes that liberate them from being paralyzed from the past. She completed her Masters in Social Work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her prestigious graduate program is ranked #3 for social work in the nation. She has also been accredited as a Clinical Social Worker and a Substance Use Specialist.

She is trained in:

  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Jessica specializes in treating patients who are suffering from:

  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Mood Disorders
  • Emotional Dysregulations

Jessica is also passionate about animals. She’s an advocate for rescuing animals, and has two rescue dogs and a cat. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, going hiking on the local trails with her husband and son, and doing projects around the farm.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide quality services to individuals that need support with substance abuse and other co-occuring symptoms. All services are established on the needs of the clients, determined by an individualized Person-Centered Plan. In addition to providing excellent mental health care, our goal is to provide our patients with support for every aspect of their health. We provide access to Primary Care Providers and Pain Management specialists to foster an environment of wellness. Our patients will have access to a team of medical professionals working in conjunction to provide ultimate patient care. By providing these services in one location, we remove unnecessary burdens placed on the patient.

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If you are ready to schedule an appointment then please fill out the form to the right. If you have questions or would like to schedule your appointment over the phone, then please contact using the phone number and email listing below.

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At Pain and Spine Specialists we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient care and services and truly have each individual’s comfort in mind.

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Please note: we are accepting Workers Compensation Insurance to treat injured workers.