Referring Providers

About Maria Karandikar, DNP, MSN, ANP-C

Dr. Karandikar brings over 20 years of nursing experience to the practice, having worked in critical care settings internationally in the United Kingdom and India. She earned her DNP with honors at Duke University School of Nursing and her MSN in the Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Program from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she graduated with top honors and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International.

She previously practiced at the Geriatric Neuropsychiatry Services, PLLC, and at WakeMed Hospital. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and is a member of the American Nurses Association, the North Carolina Nurses Association, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the Trained Nurses Association of India, and the Royal College of Nursing, United Kingdom.

Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • Adjustment Concerns
  • Anxiety / Stress
  • Bipolar I & II
  • Cognitive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disability / Autism
  • Eating Disorder
  • Memory Concerns
  • OCD
  • Personality Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Schizophrenia
  • Pain Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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January 30, 2021

Dr. Maria K. is a kind, empathetic and wonderful example of how doctors in this specialty should interact with their patients. To be anything less negates the importance of building a trusting relationship with such an important mental health care provider. It s obvious that Dr. Maria really cares about her patients. I am delighted to see students in the field of psychiatry are given the opportunity to intern with someone like Dr. Maria Karandikar !


January 29, 2021

I enjoy talking with her. She was very understanding


January 28, 2021

She is so personable. Makes me feel very comfortable.


January 26, 2021

Maria seems genuinely interested in my health, and in me!


January 26, 2021

I ve been impressed with their clinical staff. Competent and caring, they ask actionable questions and are glad to involve and engage patient advocates.


January 25, 2021

The thoughtful care and thorough concern.


January 25, 2021

Providers are very professional. Maria cares about her patients. Because of her treatment plan for my family member, my family has had some good years.


January 21, 2021

Every visit is full of listening and compassion


January 21, 2021

The time she takes to help me with my problems.


January 21, 2021

Maria is wonderful!


January 17, 2021

The entire experience was very positive. Dr. Karandikar is a really good doctor.


January 11, 2021

All appts held by Dr. Kirandakar are highlights!


January 8, 2021

Even though we couldn t meet face to face, she was very nice and didn t make me feel pressured.


January 8, 2021

It's easy to talk to Dr. Kirandakar. She is always in an upbeat mood and ready to listen when venting about personal issues.


January 8, 2021

Maria is very engaged and a pleasure to speak with. She listens and understands my situation perfectly.


January 7, 2021

Very knowledgeable and cares about her patients.


January 7, 2021

Immediately Dr Maria Karandikar made me feel comfortable and that she really cared about me. She has compassion and that was exactly what and who I needed.


January 4, 2021

Maria is always responsive and takes the time to listen to any concerns or needs. I don t feel as if she is simply prescribing meds, but actually helping me manage my medication in an individualized way.


December 29, 2020

Maria seemed to know a lot about mental health. I hope she and Deborah can help me.


December 28, 2020

Her ability to never allow me to to feel bad about seeing her.


December 25, 2020

Maria is awesome! She is kind and caring. She s a great mental health provider!


December 23, 2020

Maria's compassion and understanding is exceptional.


December 23, 2020

Maria is awesome! She is kind, caring, and a great listener. I have already recommended her to many friends. She is a great mental health provider.


December 11, 2020

Always has a personal interest in both me and my wife. She is more than just a health care provider ... a friend! Maria is wonderful!


December 1, 2020

Friendly, quick response to phone messages, always tells me to call if I have any issues


August 19, 2020

I had a great experience! My practitioner was wonderful. She was a great listener and was so helpful. I scheduled my appointment online, which was very quick and easy. Overall, I had a great experience and would highly recommended Mindpath!


October 2, 2019

Great experience! Awesome staff.

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.