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.

Psychological Testing

Neurobehavioral Associates
Columbia, MD
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

Psychiatric Care

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     
Phone: 301-317-6575   

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.

Slow Down Psychology
Offers: “Therapy for angry kids and the people who raise them.” Stephanie Olarte offers both virtual and home-based therapy throughout Montgomery County and parts of Howard County, MD.

Maryland Parent Child Clinic
Located in Timonium, MD
Offers: Behavioral Parent Training including PCIT & SPACE for children as young as 2. This model focuses on working with the parents to address oppositional behaviors, behavioral issues associated with ADHD, sleep issues, and toileting concerns.
Email: [email protected]

Anchor Counseling Centers
Locations in Columbia, Cumberland, Sykesville, Eldersburg, Frederick, Westminster
New patients: [email protected]
Phone: 443-328-4946

IME Behavioral Health
8840 Stanford Blvd., Suite 1600
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 240-512-0141

The Counseling Renaissance
Locations in Frederick, Sykesville, and Ellicott City, MD
Phone: 410-970-6964

Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center Incorporated
3750 Shady Lane, Glenwood, MD 21738
Phone: 410.489.5100
[email protected]

vR Growth and Learning Center
13425 Forsythe Road, Sykesville, MD 21784
[email protected]

Rock Creek Forest Counseling
Therapist: Rachel Narrow, LICSW, LCSW-C
Phone: (301) 597-7665
Email: [email protected]
Location: 2632 Colston Drive, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Populations: Children and Adults
Partnered Animals: Dogs
Special Notes: AAPT Training, Registered Play Therapist™


Children’s Magnet Montessori School

Maryland International School

Mater Amoris Montessori School

The Journey School

Educational Advocates

There are both lawyers and also advocates who can help you through the IEP process for your child and ensure that their needs are being met.

The Steedman Law Group
Bel Air Square
260 Gateway Drive, Suite 11-12 B
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
PHONE: 410-645-0625

Law Offices of Nicole Joseph
[email protected]
(410) 701-0322
Pikesville, MD 21208

Advocates In Education
6 North East St. Suite 200
Frederick, MD, 21701, US

LMR Eductional Consulting
[email protected]

Annie McLaughlin Consulting, LLC
Baltimore MD 21231
(410) 630-1209
[email protected]

Special Kids Company, INC

Maryland Coalition of Families Central Office
8950 State Route 108, Suite 223
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 410-730-8267
All of our services are confidential and free to families regardless of income. To connect with one of our staff, email us at [email protected] or call 410-730-8267.

Domestic Violence

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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.

Howard County Health Department’s Searchable Service Directory