November 30, 2015
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tanya A. Royster, M.D.
D.C. Department of Behavioral Health
64 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Dear Dr. Royster:
I am a consumer of
mental health services provided by the D.C. Department of Behavioral
Health (DBH). I receive weekly out-patient psychotherapy from Alice E.
Stone, M.D., a third-year psychiatry resident working under the
supervision of Earl Baughman, M.D. (St. Elizabeths Hospital). I have
been a DBH consumer since mid-year 1996, 19 years. Supportive psychotherapy is inadequate for my needs. I believe I need psychodynamic
In wrongful termination litigation from the year 1993 I made an admission against interest that I require intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy, preferably with a psychoanalytically-trained therapist like Stanley R. Palombo, M.D. The District Government did not dispute my admission. See Freedman v. D.C. Dept. Human Rights, D.C.C.A no. 96-CV-961 (Sept. 1, 1998), record on appeal at 499-500 (enclosed).
I view my situation as precarious, desperate and futile. The failure of DBH to provide adequate
treatment for me is a terrible strain.
The District Government admits that my case is extremely serious. See Letter dated July 30, 2015 from Gary
Freedman to Barbara J. Bazron (enclosed).