Therapeutic Services

You are not alone. Our Mental Health Therapists can guide you to a path of stability, balance, and wellness.  

PSYCH ASSOCIATES OF MARYLAND

Offering Therapeutic Services

Psych Associates of MD has been providing therapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors for over 20 years.

Counseling

PAM offers Individual, Family, Couples, and Group Therapy.  

Teletherapy

Psych Associates of Maryland offers telehealth for therapy services. Telehealth provides clients with increased convenience, flexibility, and accessibility to treatment. We use the platform (Doxy.me) for telehealth appointments. Telehealth sessions can be held on a desktop or mobile device.

Clinic-Based Therapy

We offer clinic-based services at 6 locations throughout Maryland. Our offices are located in Towson, Columbia, Baltimore, Annapolis, Gaithersburg, and Berlin, Maryland.

Memory Care Clinic

Our Memory Care Clinic was created to provide specialized care to patients with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and/or cognitive deficits due to health issues related to CVA’s, traumatic brain injuries, or substance abuse.

Holistic Health

The Holistic Health Program at PAM offers a variety of services in addition to mental health therapy and psychiatric services. We are now offering Coaching, Nutrition Service, and Reiki. We also offer group classes that include Guided Meditation, Yoga, Nutrition, and more.

School-Based Services

PAM offers therapy services to local schools in the community. School-based Services allow clinicians to observe and assess children and adolescents in the school setting. Clinicians also consult and collaborate with school staff and parents to develop treatment plans and accomplish goals.

Therapy Process

  1. During the first therapy session your therapist will complete an evaluation to assess your needs and how to best help you. This first appointment will be about 60 minutes. 
  2. Your therapist will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan including goals and therapeutic interventions. Your therapist may also make referrals for psychiatry, support groups, primary care physician and other community resources based on your needs. 
  3. Therapy sessions are typically 45-60 minutes long. The frequency of appointments and length of therapy is based on your needs and therapist recommendations. 

Types Of Treatment

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT is an evidence-based treatment approach that helps individuals to recognize negative or unhelpful thought and behavior patterns. It is a time-sensitive, structured, present-oriented therapy that helps individuals identify goals that are most important to them and overcome obstacles that get in the way. They learn skills to change thinking and behavior to achieve lasting improvement in mood and functioning and sense of well-being.

Mindfullness

Mindfulness focuses on improving an individual’s ability to focus on the present moment. It teaches us how to break away from negative thought patterns that can often cause a downward spiral into depression and/or anxiety.

Dialect Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships through mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.

Person Centered Therapy

Person-centered therapy focuses on the individual person, not the problem. It is based on the belief that every human-being strives for and has the capacity to fulfill their own potential. Person-centered therapists take a non-directive, empathic approach that empowers and motivates clients in the therapeutic process.

Family Systems

Looks at the entire family as a complex system having its own language, roles, rules, beliefs, needs, and patterns. Family Systems emphasizes relationships and their influences.

Behavioral Therapy

Behavioral therapy includes a broad range of techniques used to change potentially self-destructive or unhealthy behaviors. It is an action-based, highly focused therapy. The goal is to reinforce desirable behaviors and eliminate unwanted ones. It is based on the idea that all behaviors are learned and that unhealthy behaviors can be changed.

How Do I Get Started?

Referrals

We offer 3 easy ways to get started with therapy services:
1. Contact our service center at (410) 823-6408
2. Email therapy@pamllc.us 
3. Complete form submission through website  

Intake

An intake packet must be filled out and returned before scheduling with therapist. 

Our service center can also send intake packet to you directly (by email or mail) by request. If you choose to receive the intake packet by email, it will require electronic signatures and it will be returned directly to our service center upon submission. 

Scheduling

After our service center receives your completed intake packet, you will be assigned a therapist based on your needs and any specific requests. Your therapist will contact you directly to schedule your first appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What forms are in the intake packet?

Consent for Treatment, Demographic Information, Emergency Contact, Insurance Information, Medical History, Policy & Procedures, Notice of Privacy, Patient Rights, Release of Information

Do I need to provide any documents to complete the intake process?

During the intake process, you will need to provide a copy of a state or government ID which are may include State Driver’s License, Passport, Birth Certificate, Copy of Social Security Card, Proof of Residence with State or Federal Correspondence.

What do I need to refer a minor to services?

When referring a minor into services, we will need identification of the parent/guardian, identification for the minor, and any court documents that provide proof of custody or guardianship. These documents may include custody agreement, probation order including guardianship, Kinship care affidavit, a protective order with custody arrangements.

What are the steps for a Power of Attorney?

If you have a Power of Attorney, please indicate in the intake process. You will need to provide a copy of the Power of Attorney court order and be required to sign the intake documents before the client can receive services. We will also include you an emergency contact if desired.

Will my treatment be confidential?

Psych Associates of Maryland follows the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Regulations (HIPAA) to protect our clients personal and confidential health information. PAM employees will only use your health care information for purposes related to your treatment. For uses beyond what PAM normally does, PAM must have your written authorization unless the law permits or requires it. 

Limits to Confidentiality 

  1. PAM staff communicate with other members of the PAM treatment team as clinically appropriate to ensure quality of care, such as psychiatrists, supervisors, directors, and other staff. 
  2. All therapists are mandated reporters and must report suspected abuse, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, neglect, mental injury, or substantial risk of harm to a child, adolescent, or vulnerable adult, even if the events happened in the past, the perpetrators name is not known or is believed to be deceased, or the abuse was previously reported. 
  3. All therapists must take action to ensure safety if someone is presenting an imminent danger to self or others, such as seek emergency hospitalization or report a threat to an individual or group of people.
  4. Maryland regulations require PAM therapists respond to questions regarding OPEN, active protective service investigations even if PAM staff believe the agency has no helpful information to offer.
  5. PAM must respond to subpoenas, but PAM staff typically consult with an attorney prior to releasing privileged information.
  6. That information shared by a child or adolescent is typically kept private and not shared with parents unless there is indication there is imminent danger to the child or others. 

Our Therapists

At PAM we have a diverse group of mental health clinicians. Our team includes licensed, trained, and experienced clinical social workers (LCSW/LMSW), professional counselors (LCPC/LGPC), psychologists (PhD/PsyD), and counseling interns. Each of them has experience in a wide variety of areas, and have particular specialty areas and interests.

All our interns are graduate-level masters or PhD counseling students working towards licensure under direct supervision of a licensed clinician. They work closely with their clinical supervisors in order to provide quality mental health services in addition to receiving required supervision. 

PAM is committed to providing the best care by assembling the skills and experience of a diverse group of therapists who serve a diverse population of people.


Additional Resources

If you are having thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else, and/or are in crisis and need immediate help- please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, or contact one of the following mental health crisis hotlines listed below.

Baltimore Crisis Response 

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Baltimore Crisis Response Inc. (BCRI)

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Anne Arundel County Crisis

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Hartford County Crisis Team

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Howard County Crisis Team

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Montgomery County Crisis Response Team

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Prince George’s County Crisis Response

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St. Mary’s County

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Maryland-Statewide Crisis Hotline 

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Crisis text line in the US

Text Connect to 741741

National Domestic Violence Hotline

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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National Hopeline Network: 

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Montgomery County Crisis Response Team

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National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line

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National Crisis Line - Anorexia and Bulimia:

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Teletherapy

Psych Associates of MD offers telehealth for Psychiatric and Therapy Services. Telehealth provides convenience, flexibility, and accessibility to treatment. A HIPPA Complaint Platform is used for appointments. Sessions can be held on a desktop or mobile device.

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