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Our Team of Pychiatrists 

Our growing team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists offer a wide range of assessment and treatment services, including counseling/therapy(individual, family, marriage, and group), testing (psychological and neuropsychological), and medication management. Sterling Behavioral Health Services welcomes persons with diverse backgrounds and/or persons speaking Spanish and/or other languages.


Dr. David Band is the Medical Director and Owner of Sterling Behavioral Health Services. He grew up in suburban Philadelphia and received his undergraduate degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. After working for one year, including a summer as a Park Ranger, he attended the George Washington University Medical School and graduated in 1980. His Flexible Medical Internship was completed in Boston in 1981, and his Psychiatric Residency at the National Institute of Mental Health - St. Elizabeths Hospital, in Washington, D.C., was completed in 1984. Dr. Band was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service in 1980 and served on active duty for over 20 years. During that time, he worked on the Navajo Reservation in a very rural traditional setting and then gained extensive inpatient and outpatient experience, both clinical and administrative, in an urban setting with patients diagnosed with a full range of psychiatric illnesses. During his last six years with the USPHS, Dr. Band ran a community-based treatment program in Washington, D.C. Upon leaving the USPHS, he spent 15 months as the Medical Director of an adolescent residential treatment hospital before co-founding Sterling Behavioral Health Services. Dr. Band specializes in treating children and adolescents, including angry and/or depressed teenagers. His areas of clinical expertise include ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders, school problems, obsessive-compulsive disorder, court-ordered psychiatric evaluations, and conduct and behavioral issues, including those associated with pervasive developmental disorders such as Autism and Asperger's Syndrome.

David Band, M.D.


Julie Valdes is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who is passionate about psychiatry and has been involved in mental health for over 10 years. She is well equipped and uses evidenced-based treatment for patients with mental health issues across their lifespan.  Her priority is to focus on your mental health and wellbeing where you feel heard and understood. 

She treats patients as young as 6

Julie Valdes,  ARNP-PMHNP

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