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About Us | Mindspring Psychiatry And Wellness

About Us

Our Team

Christopher Bennett


Christopher Bennett has been an RN since 2007 and a psychiatric nurse practitioner since 2010.  Christopher practices child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric psychiatry and treats children as young as four.  He is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and graduated with a specialty in psychiatric/mental health nursing from the University of Tennessee in 2009 and his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Belmont University in 2007. Christopher previously completed his bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee in 2004. He practiced two years in Tennessee, and has been providing psychiatric care in Western Maryland since 2012.

Christopher Bennett - Psychiatry and Wellness Specialist in Frederick and Hagerstown, MD, Martinsburg

He has practiced in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatry, and outpatient psychiatry, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and as well as a medicated assisted therapy clinic. In August 2023 Christopher founded Mindspring Psychiatry and Wellness. Christopher utilizes his practice experience to help patients improve their quality of life and decrease symptoms.  Mental health challenges have biological, psychological, and social roots.  Christopher provides medication management, botanicals/herbs, neutraceuticals, and lifestyle interventions along with brief person-centered therapeutic support to help identify and work towards the root causes of mental suffering in the person’s life.  Christopher is a graduate of Dr. James Greenblatt’s Psychiatry Redefined Fellowship and has completed several modules with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs, giving him a background in functional medicine.  Christopher has also completed training in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy at Resilience Tuscon with Jennifer Montjoy, PhD, PMHNP-BC and has completed a certification in herbal medicine through the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine.

Christopher has an abiding interest in the field of bariatric psychiatry, and tremendously enjoys working with bariatric patients pre-operatively and post-operatively. One of his specialties is also working with individuals with dissociative disorders such as Dissociative Identity Disorder and he had the distinct pleasure of training with Kate Hume, MSN, PMHNP-BC, a DID specialist while he was in graduate school.

Sarah Wempe


Sarah Wempe has been a psychiatric nurse practitioner for 8 years. She completed her A.S. in Nursing from the Allegheny College of Maryland in 2010, her BSN from Frostburg State University in 2012, and her Master of Science in Nursing from Shenandoah University in 2015. She is a highly skilled clinician who works with patients ages 4+. Sarah will begin practicing at Mindspring Psychiatry and Wellness later this year.

Psychiatry and Wellness treatment in Frederick and Hagerstown, MD, Martinsburg
Our Mission | Mindspring Psychiatry And Wellness

Our Mission

We provide equitable, compassionate, and individualized care to help individuals achieve optimal levels of mental health and wellness across the lifespan (ages 4+). We meet each client where they are at and do so with deep compassion and kindness. At Mindspring Psychiatry and Wellness we foster a culture of respect, support, and collaboration to help our clients achieve mental wellness and improve the quality of their lives. We are a LGBTQIA+ affirming practice, and work especially hard to provide a place of safety to marginalized populations.  


Our Vision

We ascribe to a wellness rather than “illness” paradigm at Mindspring Psychiatry and Wellness. At Mindspring Psychiatry and Wellness our focus is much more on what is RIGHT with you far more than what is “wrong” with you. An individual cannot live their best life if they are not getting their needs met and they are not functioning from an optimal place of wholeness. Anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, OCD, PTSD, psychotic disorders, dissociative disorders, substance use disorders, etc make even the most basic of tasks overwhelming and create a sense of failure. We foster a strengths-based perspective so that you can see your suffering as merely one aspect of your human experience and you do not use it to define you. You are not alone. You deserve a life filled with joy. We can partner with you so that you can achieve a life that you feel is worth living. There is hope!

Our VIsion | Mindspring Psychiatry And Wellness

Our Process

We complete a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation on each patient and identify individual needs and goals.  When indicated, medications, neutraceuticals, botanicals, and lifestyle interventions will be prescribed, informed by current science, research, and evidence-based practice.  We will collaborate together to create an exceptional plan that is individualized to your needs.


Our office is located at 1101 Opal Court, Suite #311, Hagerstown, MD 21740. Our office is located off of Eastern Blvd, across from the Sheetz and in the same building as Cacique and Diagnostic Imaging Services. When you arrive in our building, immediately proceed to the elevator and go to the third floor.  Please contact Jennifer Strohman at 833-510-3999 for any billing concerns.

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