Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions! Many patients of AIM Behavioral Health Services. have similar questions about our services, approach, and what you can expect as a client. So, whether you’re seeking information about treatment options, scheduling an appointment, or what to expect, you’ll find answers to help guide you. Our mission is to provide clarity and support as you navigate your mental health and wellness journey. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. We’re here to help!

Dr. Awawu Ojikutu-Agbabiaka is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner specializing in co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. She holds degrees from Howard University, George Washington University, and the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Dr. Ojikutu-Agbabiaka is committed to providing compassionate, evidence-based care and is actively involved in community service and professional organizations.
Medication Management involves the careful prescription and monitoring of medications to manage symptoms of mental health conditions. Dr. Ojikutu-Agbabiaka works closely with clients to ensure the medications are effective and adjusts treatment plans as needed to achieve optimal results.
MAT is a treatment approach for substance use disorders that combines FDA-approved medications with counseling and behavioral therapies. It is designed to help individuals reduce or quit their substance use and sustain long-term recovery.
CBT is an evidence-based form of therapy that focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors. It is effective for treating a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more. CBT helps clients develop healthier coping mechanisms and improve their emotional well-being.
Substance Use Counseling is a specialized form of therapy aimed at helping individuals overcome addiction. It involves exploring the underlying causes of substance use, developing coping skills, and creating a plan for recovery. Dr. Ojikutu-Agbabiaka provides support and guidance throughout this journey.
Psychiatry involves the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental health disorders. As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, Dr. Ojikutu-Agbabiaka conducts comprehensive evaluations, prescribes and manages medications, and provides psychotherapy to address a wide range of mental health issues.
Support Therapy focuses on providing emotional support, validation, and practical guidance to individuals facing various life challenges. It offers a safe and nurturing space to explore feelings, develop coping skills, and build resilience.
Mental Health Therapy, or psychotherapy, is a collaborative process that helps individuals address emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal challenges. It involves exploring thoughts and feelings, gaining insight into patterns of thinking and behavior, and developing strategies for managing stress and improving overall well-being.
To schedule an appointment, please contact us via phone at (240) 636-1663 or through our online appointment request. Our friendly staff will assist you in setting up a consultation with Dr. Ojikutu-Agbabiaka and answer any questions you may have about our services.
Yes, we offer telehealth services to provide convenient and accessible care to our clients. You can receive therapy and consultations from the comfort of your home.
We take a comprehensive and integrated approach to treating co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Our treatment plans combine medication management, therapy, and support services to address all aspects of a client’s well-being.
We accept a variety of insurance plans. Please contact our office to verify your specific coverage and discuss payment options.
During your first visit, Dr. Ojikutu-Agbabiaka will conduct a thorough assessment to understand your concerns, medical history, and treatment goals. Together, you will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.
To prepare for your first appointment, gather any relevant medical records, a list of current medications, and any questions or concerns you have. This information will help Dr. Ojikutu-Agbabiaka provide the most effective care.

If you have any other questions or need further information, please feel free to contact us. We are here to support you on your journey to wellness.