Below are some available resources for therapy, psychiatric care, and other services in the state of Maryland. Most of the resources will focus around the Howard County area as this is closest to our location.
If this is an emergency PLEASE DIAL 911, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CRISIS SERVICES or GO TO YOUR NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM. If you think you might hurt yourself or someone else, that is a psychiatric emergency and you should not wait for a therapy appointment. The emergency room can help you get medication and/or services so that you are not a danger to yourself or others. Psychiatrists often have long waiting period for appointments so they’re generally not a viable option if you’re in crisis.
Emergency and Crisis Services
Crisis Response Services:
- Howard County: Phone Number: (410) 531-6677
- Anne Arundel County: Phone Number: (410) 768-5522
- Montgomery County: Phone Number: (240) 777-4000
- Baltimore County: Phone Number: (410) 931-2214
- Baltimore City: Phone Number: (410) 433-5175
- Frederick County: Phone Number: (301) 662-2255
- Prince George’s County: Phone Number: (301) 429-2185
- Harford County: Phone Number: (410) 638-5248
Crisis Walk In Center (CWIC) at Sheppard Pratt Hospital:
Psychiatric Urgent Care – Baltimore/Washington
Address: 7220 Discovery Drive • Elkridge, MD 21075
Phone number: 410-938-5302
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Closed on Sundays.
Psychiatric Urgent Care – Towson
Address: 6501 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21204
Phone number: 410-938-4357
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Closed on Sundays.
Out of Network Provider
Children’s National Neuropsychological Outpatient Evaluation
Child Behavioral Health Solutions
11350 McCormick Road, EP IV Suite LL 10, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 | 30 East Padonia Road, Suite 202, Timonium, MD 21093
Out of Network Provider
Therapists provide weekly therapy to help clients develop coping mechanisms and talk out difficult experiences or situations. While therapy or psychiatric medication can both be helpful by themselves, they are often best used together. The medication can help reduce a person’s symptoms while the therapist helps the person develop new skills and coping mechanisms to manage their symptoms.
Therapists cannot prescribe medication. If you’re interested in getting medication, these are some local psychiatrists that you can contact.
Gladstone Psychiatry and Wellness
Offices in Columbia, Bethesda, Baltimore, and Hunt Valley
To request a new patient appointment, please phone 443-708-5856.
Email: [email protected]
Joshi & Merchant, MD, PA
5500 Knoll North Drive, Suite 290, Columbia, MD 21045
Other Therapists Locally
Finding the right therapist is important: a healthy relationship between a therapist and client is vital for the success of treatment. If I don’t have availability, if you want to interview several therapists before choosing someone, or if we aren’t a good fit, here are some other therapists in the community.
Anchor Counseling Centers
Locations in Columbia, Cumberland, Sykesville, Eldersburg, Frederick, Westminster
New patients: [email protected]
IME Behavioral Health
8840 Stanford Blvd., Suite 1600
Columbia, MD 21045
The Counseling Renaissance
Locations in Frederick, Sykesville, and Ellicott City, MD
Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center Incorporated
3750 Shady Lane, Glenwood, MD 21738
vR Growth and Learning Center
13425 Forsythe Road, Sykesville, MD 21784
Children’s Magnet Montessori School
Maryland International School
Mater Amoris Montessori School
The Journey School
Coping Mechanisms to Try
YouTube Videos with Savasana for Relaxation: Savasana is a 5-10 minute practice that generally ends a yoga session where you lay down and try to clear your mind. This can be helpful for relaxing and releasing tension, particularly right before bed.
- 5 MINUTE GUIDED SAVASANA | Yoga Flow with Leah (No video so you can relax and focus on breathing rather than the screen)
- 10 MINUTE GUIDED SAVASANA | Yoga Flow with Leah (Same as above, but longer)
- Guided Savasana – Deep Relaxation and Body Scan (Video that shows the body position. This is a longer Savasana.)
- 10 Minute Guided Meditation for Relaxation – Savasana Body Scan (Video shows the body position. Her dog joins her for this)