Empowering Minds,
Improving Lives

Brighter Day Psychiatry is dedicated to providing personalized & effective mental health care to individuals and families. Trust us to guide you on your journey towards emotional wellness and a fulfilling life.

About Us

Life has its ups and downs. And the downs can show up in many ways. Depression and anxiety. Trouble sleeping or staying motivated. Facing a loss or a major life change. Or just feeling disconnected and depressed. When things get tough, having the tools can make all the difference, both in how well you cope and how quickly you bounce back.

Brighter Day Psychiatry is a telehealth-based practice that provides medication management for various mental health conditions. We offer services to Maryland, Washington D.C.,  and Delaware residents, ages 16 and up. As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner , my goal is to help you get back on track and not just survive, but thrive. My approach to mental health care is client-centered and collaborative, which means we’re in this together! No one-size-fits-all approaches here. Together, we’ll create a personalized treatment plan that’s tailored to your specific needs, so you can start feeling better ASAP. 

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We Treat

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Binge-Eating Disorder
  • Limitations: We do not provide emotional support animal letters , disability letters, or family medical leave. 

We Offer

  • Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluations: Evaluations usually last 60 minutes and includes psychoeducation, and treatment recommendations.
  • Follow Up Medication Management Sessions: These sessions are usually 15-30 minutes and includes ongoing assessment of efficacy and tolerance of your medication. We will discuss making medication changes if necessary. Brief Supportive Therapy is also included in your medication management session.
  • Pharmacogenetic Testing: Pharmacogenomic testing can evaluate how your genes may affect how you respond to medication. This may be a good option for those who have had multiple failed medication trials. Most insurance companies will cover this test. For more information please visit: https://genesight.com/



In Maryland, we accept the following insurance plans: Cigna, Care First (BCBS),Aetna, John Hopkins EHP, UHC, Medicaid, Medicare, and Tricare

In Delaware, we accept: Aetna, Cigna, and  UHC, and Highmark BCBS

In Washington D.C., we accept: Aetna, Cigna, and  UHC, and Highmark BCBS


Psychiatric Evaluations
(60 min.) - $250

Medication Management Sessions
(15-30 min.) - $200

*Super Bills will be provided for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please check with your insurance company to determine eligibility*

Perinatal Mental Health Treatment

Are you trying to conceive, already pregnant, or have recently given birth ? Have you suffered from a miscarriage or experienced an infant loss? Are you a new mom and feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, or overwhelmed? Do you lack the necessary support to get through this trying time?

You may have expected this time of your life to be the happiest you’ve ever felt but find the opposite to be true. No matter what stage of the perinatal journey you’re in, it could be affecting your mental and physical health in ways you didn’t expect.​

Your outlook on pregnancy and motherhood can improve under the skilled guidance of a perinatal mental health provider. Brighter Day Psychiatry is a telehealth based practice that provides medication for various perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. We have experience in supporting women who are trying to conceive, pregnant and postpartum. We offer a well-rounded and compassionate approach to mental health, looking at all aspects of your lifestyle before making any treatment recommendations. In addition to gathering a thorough medical, psychological, social, and perinatal history, we will also assess your sleep habits, nutritional intake, current stressors, and cultural and spiritual preferences before making recommendations. We provide a safe and judgement free space. Our continuous goal is to nurture, encourage, extend hope and contribute to your overall mental health and well-being.

Erika Stewart , MS, PMHNP-BC, PMH-C

I’m a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner ( PMHNP-BC) with experience in treating individuals with various mental health conditions. My previous experience as a bedside nurse has enabled me to offer well-rounded holistic and compassionate mental health treatment. Even though I treat both men and women, I do specialize in treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I have a perinatal mental health certification obtained by the Postpartum Support International. Additionally, I have experience working with women who are trying to conceive, pregnant, postpartum and who have experienced a perinatal loss.​

I’m passionate about empowering individuals in becoming the best version of themselves. Moreover, I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals; while displaying warmth and kindness. I am happily married and a mother of two children. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family.

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