Carol Watkins, MD
Northern County Psychiatric Associates

Carol Watkins, M.D.
Board Certified in Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry


Experience you can trust for your entire family…

There is a moment of clarity, when a person realizes the power they have to control their own life. Thoughts, feelings and beliefs can manifest themselves as either destructive or healing behaviors. Whether the problem is due to a biologically based illness or events in one’s life, no one needs to continue to be the victim. I help each of my patients to become actively involved in their own health and recovery. 


Understanding to help you heal

No matter how out of balance a person feels, I believe that he or she has an inner capacity to move toward health and wholeness. I see my work as becoming a partner in helping them discover the tools needed to reach their own concept of health. That is why I take the time to perform an accurate and thorough clinical diagnosis. With this information, I can truly get to the root of a patient’s problem and develop a treatment plan that brings about a positive change and improved mental health.


  • Diplomate: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, General Psychiatry; 

  • Diplomate: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association


Connecting with every patient

My patients have always taught me critical lessons about the challenges of living with mental illness. Even more important, they taught me one very valuable lesson that I continue to hold in the highest esteem today: My role as a psychiatrist is to not only alleviate the symptoms of mental illness, but o also help individuals redefine themselves. Through proper treatment, I am able to help my patients make lasting changes in their sense of self, their relationships, and their lives.


  • Chief Child Fellow, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: University of Maryland

  • Fellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: University of Maryland

  • General Psychiatry Residency: University of Maryland

  • Externship: Developmental Pediatrics: University of Virginia

  • Externship: Behavioral Medicine and Biofeedback: University of Virginia

  • MD: University of Virginia

  • BS, Magna Cum Laude: Davidson College

  • Brodie Award for Psychotherapy

  • Muncie Award for Research


Remaining at the top of her field

I believe that to work successfully with my patients, I must be knowledgeable of the changing issues they face in their lives, the limitations they have encountered based on their history, and do my best to understand life from their perspective. My work requires not only a solid understanding of the developmental and mental-health issues, it also requires rigorous and ongoing interaction with my peers to stay abreast of the latest breakthroughs.


  • Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association

  • Editorial Board: Diabetes Forecast

  • Editorial Board: Maryland Medicine

  • Chair: Women’s Issues Committee, Baltimore County Medical Association

  • Professional Advisory Board for Greater Baltimore CHADD

  • Professional Advisory Board National ADDA (Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder)

  • Member: American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Maryland Med Chi, Maryland Regional Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Professional Advisory Board, Greater Baltimore CHADD, American Society for Clinical Hypnosis,  American Association for Therapeutic Humor, Society for the Study of Light and Biological Rhythms.



Northern County Psychiatric Associates
Experienced help for the challenges you face

Offices in Lutherville and Monkton, Maryland
Psychiatric Services for Children, Adolescents, Adults and Families
Serving Patients from Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and York Counties

16829 York Road P.O. Box 544, Monkton, MD 21111
2360 West Joppa Road #223, Lutherville, MD 21093

Phone: 410-329-2028
Fax: 410-343-1272

Visit our web site to download our articles on AD/HD, Depression, Bereavement, OCD, Parenting and More!

View slides from our previous lectures and presentations


Dr. Watkins will present a conference at the national meeting of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder in October 2002. The topic will be practical management of stimulant medications in AD/HD. 

Dr. Watkins will present a talk on diagnosis or Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults at a meeting of GUILD, an organization for adults with learning differences, December 12, 2002. 

Dr. Watkins presented an interactive workshop on bullying at Norbell School April 23, 2002

Dr. Watkins spoke on Psychopharmacology for Children and Adolescents and on Stimulant Medications for Maryland Chapter of the NASW. 

Dr. Watkins was apresenter at the Mid-Atlantic Interdisciplinary Conference on AD/HD March 9, 2002, Loyola College Graduate Center, Timonium, MD. Her talk deal with side effects of medications used to treat AD/HD. 

Dr. Brynes was featured in an article for The Reporter, the Online Journal for the American Anxiety Disorders Association, September, 2001, New Thinking on Anxiety and Aging: Anxiety Disorders Common in the Elderly

Dr. Watkins was interviewed for an article on bullying in the Prince George's Sentinel Newspaper, September 2001.

Dr. Watkins given the Volunteer of the Year Award by National CHADD at their annual conference in Los Angeles, October 2001.

Ms. Preller was featured on the television show, "Teens Talk Back" discussing family issues related to drug and alcohol abuse. 

"Dr. Watkins will be the featured speaker at the First Annual CHADD Charity Golf Tournament, May 14, 2001 in Ijamsville, MD Call the CHADD National Office at (301) 306-7070x110  for more information.

Dr. Watkins was appointed to the editorial board of Maryland Medicine

Dr. Watkins was appointed to the editorial board of Diabetes Forecast, a journal of the American Diabetes Association.

Attention Deficit Disorder in Girls and Women 
Dr. Watkins will present a talk at the BCMA Women's Issues Committee May 18, 2001 at 12:30PM. This meeting is open to Maryland physicians and members of the medical auxiliary societies. Call 410-296-1232 for more information.

Dr Watkins was elected to be a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association Fall 2000. 

Families Involved Together: Dr. Watkins will present a workshop on "Your ADHD Child" at the F.I.T. annual meeting November 4, 2000 1:00 to 2:30 PM in Baltimore. For more information call F.I.T. at 410-464-2606.

Dr. Watkins will present a talk on Medications for Adults and Children with AD/HD at Greater Baltimore CHADD on December 6 at 7 PM. The meeting will be at the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1701 Dulaney Valley Road. Call 410-377-0249 for more information.

Prevention Magazine Dr. Watkins was quoted in the November 2000 article  "More than the blues: learn how to spot kids' depression"

Baltimore Magazine: October 2000 Dr. Watkins was interviewed about Medications for Preschoolers with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.

Dr. Watkins will present a talk on social skills at the White Oak School in Baltimore County on October 12, 2000 at 7 PM. 

Dr. Watkins will be featured on a live web conference at 9 PM Eastern Daylight Time September 27, 2000 on  Medications for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. 

Dr. Brynes will be featured on a live web conference at 9 PM Eastern Daylight Time September 28, 2000 on Medications for Depression. 

Dr Watkins was quoted in the Baltimore Sun September 17, 2000 Personal Finance Column, "Be careful when lending to relatives."

Dr. Watkins presented an all-day workshop on "Depression and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents" in Orlando, Florida for the Florida Association of School Psychologists May 12, 2000.

Dr. Watkins presented a talk on Dealing with Bullies and How Not To Be One at Pinewood Elementary School. May 10, 2000.

Dr. Watkins appeared on  NewsNight Maryland  to discuss Shyness and Social Phobia. WMPT Channel 22 Tuesday, 7PM March 7, 2000.

Dr. Watkins presented a talk on Managing Your Challenging Child at Timonium Elementary School on January 13, 2000

On October 20, 1999, Dr. Watkins chaired a panel discussion on "New Developments and Research in AD/HD. She will present on Comorbidity in Adults with AD/HD and New medications for Adult AD/HD. The Conference will be held at GBMC in Towson, MD.

Dr.  Watkins presented grand rounds for the department of Pediatrics at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD. The Topic will be Parent Coach, Advocate and Partner: Counseling Parents of AD/HD Children and Adolescents October 13, 1999. Union Memorial Hospital.

October 1, 1999 Dr. Watkins chaired a panel discussion on Medicine and Motherhood at the quarterly Women's Issues Committee of the Baltimore County Medical Society.

Recent Publications

"Coping with Your Diagnosis" by Carol Watkins, M.D. in Diabetes Forecast June 2002

"Pharmaceutical Companies and Our Education" by Carol Watkins, M.D. in Maryland Medicine Summer, 2001

"Does Competition Build Kids' Self Esteem?" By Carol Watkins, M.D. in Attention Magazine August 2001

"When It's Not AD/HD" By Carol Watkins, M.D. and Glenn Brynes, Ph.D., M.D. in Attention Magazine June 2001

"Generations: Pioneering Women Psychiatrists in Maryland" by Carol Watkins, M.D.  The Maryland Psychiatrist, Fall 1999. The first in a series of articles looking at the experiences of female psychiatrists at various phases in their careers.

"The Gifted AD/HD Child and Adolescent: Between Two Worlds" by Carol Watkins, M.D.  Hypertalk  Fall and Winter 1999-2000.

"Depression and Anxiety in the Person with Diabetes" by Carol Watkins, M.D. Practical Diabetology, December, 1998.

"Neurobiological Diagnosis and Personal Responsibility: How Does Morality Fit In With AD/HD?" Addvance Magazine, Summer, 1998. 

"Adult Attention Deficit Disorder and Comorbidity" by Glenn Brynes, M.D. Hypertalk Spring 2000.

Diabetes and Stress: Look for an interview with Dr. Watkins in Diabetes Forecast in April 2000.

Look for an interview with Dr. Watkins concerning weight loss in Fitness Magazine, Spring 2000.

"New Medications for Attention Deficit Disorder" in Hypertalk Fall/Winter 2000. by Dr. Watkins

Presentations and Seminars by Dr. Watkins



Contact Us:
Fax: 410-343-1272
Postal address: We have two locations in Baltimore County
      Monkton Office16829 York Road/PO Box 544/Monkton, MD 21111
      Lutherville Office: 2360 West Joppa Road Suite 223/ Lutherville, MD
Email: [email protected]
Please use telephone for appointments or medical questions.

Carol Watkins, M.D.
Glenn Brynes, Ph.D., M.D.
Rita Preller, LCSW-C

Copyright 2004  Northern County Psychiatric Associates
Last modified: December 26, 2004