Cynthia Turner-Graham, MD

Cynthia Turner-Graham, M.D. – Distinguished Psychiatrist

Rockville, MD — Cynthia Turner-Graham, M.D. is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Distinguished Psychiatrist for her contributions in psychiatry as a healthcare administrator, direct service provider, and advocate, promoting high quality, accessible mental health services for all.

A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Turner-Graham has led an impressive career for over 20 years. She has established a reputation for outstanding contributions in the communities in which she has lived and the individuals whose lives have been enriched by the compassionate mental health services she provides.  Motivated by her administrative and clinical experiences, she established ForSoundMind Enterprises, LLC, with a particular focus on enhancing the mental, physical and spiritual health of groups, families, and individuals. She excels in building on personal strengths and creating transformative life experiences. Through her health promotion workshops as well as in her practice, she provides services and programs that generate “sound mindedness” with the ultimate goal being to facilitate the development of more effective communication skills and emotional intelligence to construct more meaningful and satisfying lives. The satisfaction of bearing witness to the discovery of inner strength her patients could not previously see for themselves keeps her invigorated. Alongside her role as President and CEO of ForSoundMind Enterprises, Inc, she has worked in private and public settings where she takes a wholistic approach to the comprehensive treatment of individuals and families, providing both psychotherapies and psychotropic medication when indicated.

Dr. Turner-Graham’s academic achievements include a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Fisk University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Kansas after which she completed a residency in Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. During the last months of her residency, she worked evenings in a community mental health center with children and teens. While starting a private practice, she increased her hours at the mental health center and became its first Medical Director. Additionally, during a period of organizational expansion in the 1990s, she became the Vice President of Medical Services, overseeing a staff of 80+ physicians and nurses spread throughout 26 counties in Middle Tennessee. Remaining abreast of the latest advancements in her field, Dr. Turner-Graham maintains active memberships in the American Psychiatric Association, the Washington Psychiatric Society where she serves on the board of directors, is President of the Suburban Maryland Psychiatric Society, and is President-elect of the Black Psychiatrists of America.

In her spare time, Dr. Turner-Graham enjoys exercising, meditating, writing, and reading. She also serves as the Mental Health Ministry Director at her church.

Dr. Turner-Graham is happily married to her husband, Barney S. Graham, M.D., Ph.D. They have three adult children and eight grandchildren. She dedicates this honorable recognition to her paternal grandfather, Roger Turner, who in 1920 had a bold vision of educational excellence and achievement for future generations.  Abandoning the life he knew as a sharecropper and teacher in a one-room segregated school in Mississippi, Mr. Turner moved his family to a city where the dreams of higher education could become reality.

As a testament to her professional excellence, Dr. Turner-Graham has been named Professional of the Year in Psychiatry.

Approaching retirement, Dr. Turner-Graham plans to expand her public and motivational speaking to groups, organizations, and corporations generally centered on the issues of mental health promotion and mental illness prevention. As a self-proclaimed visionary, she strongly believes that more positive “vision casting” is needed to transform America into the best version of itself.

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