Chapter 5-A: Counseling - Individual, Group and Family
Related Topics: Child Abuse and Neglect | Domestic Violence | Eating Disorders | Medical Information and Referral | Physician Referral | Substance Abuse | Suicide | Support Groups
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While family and friends are usually the best support people, they can't help if they are part of the problem. Sometimes the people we are closest to (family, friends) are the most difficult for us to get along with or understand.
If you need help in dealing with a personal relationship, you might want to consider talking to someone not involved in the situation, such as a minister, priest, or rabbi or a professional counselor. Asking for help doesn't mean that you are weak or mentally ill. It indicates rather that you are accepting responsibility by seeking direction in dealing with a problem situation.
Outpatient Individual and Family Counseling:
Dial 211; 1-800-492-0618 toll free throughout Maryland
TTY: dial Maryland Relay 711.
Experienced staff members help callers explore their problems and connects them of the public, nonprofit and private community resources that can help with their situation. This service is free and confidential. Callers may remain anonymous. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Baltimore County Department of Social Services - Services to Families with Children
6401 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
Service is targeted to low-income families under stress related to family or financial problems, parenting issues, or risk of homelessness; Also serves women over 18 with pregnancy related concerns and parents requesting the out of home placement or adoption of a child. Services include counseling, group work and case management.
Baltimore County Police Department - Youth and Community Resources Section - Counseling Team
700 East Joppa Road
Towson, Maryland 21286
Skilled counselors provide individual, group and crisis counseling and assessment intervention for returned runaway and ungovernable/incorrigible youth (up to age 18) and their families. Services available by referral from the County Police, the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, or to those who seek services on their own.
Black Mental Health Alliance for Education and Consultation, Inc.
200 East Lexington Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Promotes a holistic, culturally relevant approach to developing and maintaining mental health programs and services for African Americans and other people of color. Links individuals to psychiatrists and therapists of color.
Dundalk Youth Service Center
2 North Dundalk Avenue, 2nd Floor,
Baltimore, Maryland 21222
Community-based individual and family counseling for youth ages 5 -18 and their families in the Southeast Baltimore County area. Younger children seen on a case-by-case basis. Fees are based on a sliding scale.
Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland - Woodlawn Office
7000 Security Boulevard, Suite 302
Baltimore, Maryland 21244
General counseling for families to help individuals and parents solve vexing problems or to prevent issues from becoming disabling. Domestic violence counseling for women and children in both individual and group sessions. Court accompaniment, case management, outreach and emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence. Outreach and case management for victims of crime.
First Step Youth Services Bureau
Individual, groups and family mental health counseling and psychiatric evaluation. Also offers drug and alcohol information and counseling for youth age 6 up to 21 years of age and for youth whose family members are using drugs or alcohol.
Health Care Associates
1021 Ingleside Avenue
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
A mental health clinic for children, adolescents and adults. Provides case management, family therapy, group therapy and individual therapy and intensive outpatient services.
Hope Health Systems, Inc.
6707 Whitestone Road, Suite 106
Baltimore, Maryland 21207
Outpatient mental health clinic serving children, adolescents and adults. Provides geriatric services, family therapy, groups and individual therapy, and psychiatric rehabilitation services.
Jewish Community Services
5750 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
Professional family, personal and group counseling for Jewish children, adolescents and families, serving a wide range of needs. Call for information and an appointment.
Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, Maryland 21205-1890
443-923-9400 (Local Referral Line); TTY: 443-923-2645
A facility dedicated to children, adolescents and young adults with a wide range of learning, emotional, physical, neurological, and developmental disabilities. Services include over 40 outpatient clinics; neurobehavioral, rehabilitation, and inpatient units; plus several home and community programs providing services to assist families. Take a look at Resource Finder for information on developmental disabilities and resources in Maryland or call 1-800-390-3372.
Key Point Health Services Inc.
Provides psychiatric evaluations, medication monitoring, and individual, family and group therapy to adults and children.
Lighthouse, Inc. - Youth Services Bureau
60 Mellor Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21228
Counseling for children, youth and their families for various emotional and social issues. Information and referral to other agencies as needed. Special programs for families dealing with divorce/separation, anger management, violence prevention, ADHD and substance abuse.
Main Street Community Mental Health Center
37 Main Street
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
Mental health clinic for children, adolescents, and adults. Provides geriatric services. Offers case management, family therapy, group and individual therapy. Intensive outpatient services available, including a mobile treatment program.
Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center - Behavior Health
9105 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21237
Offers both inpatient and outpatient and emergency evaluation and treatment services for adults, children and adolescents ages 4-17 and their families. Issues addressed include depression, anxiety, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficits and hyperactivity, mood disorders, trauma recovery, behavioral problems at school and at home and interpersonal and family issues. Therapies include individual, family, play and group psychotherapy
Mental Health Association of Maryland
1301 York Road, Suite 505
Lutherville, Maryland 21093
An advocacy group that provides information and referral services on mental illness, finding a support group or a mental health provider
Mosaic Community Services
Three behavioral health centers provide a broad range of services for children, adolescents, adults experiencing mental illness and/or other behavioral impairments. Focuses on the development or restoration of age appropriate independent living and social skills.
NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) - Metropolitan Baltimore
5210 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
Provides information and referrals, and information on peer support groups and on education for persons with mental illness and their families.
National Rehabilitation Information Center
Contact information specialists for quick information and referral to agencies and organizations with services and support for people with disabilities. The information specialists have gathered a collection of Web, print, and phone resources for a wide array of topics.
Pastoral Counseling Services of Maryland - Referral Services
5407 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21210
Individual, child and adolescent and family counseling to people who are troubled with problems and personal distress. Fees are based on a $35 minimum. Call for locations and an appointment. Offers counseling and guidance.
Pathfinders for Autism Resource Center
303 International Circle, Suite 110
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030
443-330-5341; toll-free 1-866-806-8400
Provides accurate and current information to individuals with autism, their families and professionals. Contact an caring, knowledgeable staff member by phone, through their online chat service or e-mail. Learn about early intervention, recreation, education and medical options. Their website includes online resources that enables families and individuals to locate a wide range of health and human service information as it relates to autism spectrum disorders, information on services and programs throughout Maryland as well as articles, recommended reading, professional training, a calendar of autism-related events, and more. In addition, their Walk-in Center, offering hands-on tools and resource exchange.
Pro Bono Counseling Project
110 West Road, Suite 202
Baltimore, Maryland 21204
410-825-1001 or 877-325-5800
Assures that Maryland uninsured or under-insured, low-income families and individuals in need of mental health care are linked with licensed mental health professionals who provide care on a volunteer basis at no cost. This non-profit mental health referral network includes licensed and insured clinical social workers, psychologists, professional counselors, psychiatrists and nurse psychotherapists who have agreed to take at least one voluntary case each year. For most cases, there is no limit to the number of sessions. Call to request a confidential consultation. Referrals accepted.
Sheppard Pratt Health System - Therapy Referral Service
6501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21285-6815
A referral service for the public providing information about services for mental health and substance abuse and services. This is not a counseling hotline. Provides referral information for programs and locations within Sheppard Pratt Health System in addition to community resources.
Villa Maria Behavioral Health Clinics
Provides community-based outpatient therapy to children, ages 4 years and up, and their families. Offers psychiatric evaluation and consultation; psychological assessments; individual, family and group therapy; case management; parent effectiveness training, including behavior management; after care services for children leaving residential treatment and general information and referral. Most insurances accepted, Maryland Children's Health Program, Medical Assistance and sliding fee available.