Phone: 301-984-9791

Dr. Walker Lyerly is a highly skilled psychiatrist specializing in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. With expertise in both medication management and individual therapy, he offers comprehensive treatment to patients across different age groups. Dr. Lyerly is particularly adept at coordinating care among parents, pediatricians, and school counselors, ensuring optimal outcomes for children and adolescents. Moreover, he provides medication management and psychotherapy services to adults as well. 

Dr. Lyerly’s exceptional proficiency as a psychopharmacologist and psychotherapist enables him to effectively address a wide range of patients, from those with simple adjustment problems to individuals facing complex and challenging conditions like rapid cycling bipolar disorder. By integrating his skills in medication management and psychotherapy, he tailors treatment approaches to suit each patient’s unique needs and circumstances. 

Dr. Lyerly pursued his education at prestigious institutions. He completed his undergraduate studies at Davidson College, graduating magna cum laude and earning membership in the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Subsequently, he obtained his medical degree from Duke University Medical School. Dr. Lyerly is Board certified in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry, reflecting his comprehensive training and expertise in these specialized areas. With nearly three decades of experience in practice since 1992, Dr. Lyerly brings a wealth of knowledge and a compassionate approach to his patients’ mental health care. 


  • Bethesda Magazine “Top Doctor,” 2023 
  • Global Health & Pharma, “Most Comprehensive Mental Health Center 2023 – Mid-Atlantic USA” (National Practice Award) 
  • Washingtonian “Top Doctor,” 2017