Psych Associates of Maryland provides comprehensive psychiatric services by a group of competent, independent practitioners. We diagnose and treat children, adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population. Psychological testing and neuropsychological testing are available for a variety of disorders, including ADHD, brain injuries and head trauma, and memory problems.

Too many people dismiss their mental health needs by assuming it will get better or that they can “tough it out.” For many people, this simply isn’t true.  At Psych Associates of Maryland, we want to help you find the balance and perspective you need to live your best life. And since people can struggle with their mental health at any point in their lifetime, we work with clients of all ages.

Finding the right “fit” with a counselor or therapist can be key to finding a better understanding of a person’s mental health. Our team strives to work with every client in the way that works best for them. We are trained in many different types of therapy, allowing us to work together with clients to find the right solution for their problem.

Services

We provide treatment for many psychiatric disorders including but not limited to the following:

  • Adult & Child ADD
  • Adult & Child ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Panic Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorders
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Attention Deficient Disorders
  • School Phobias
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Relationship Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Occupational Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Anger Management
  • Psychological & Neuropsychological Testing
  • Family Therapy

Modalities of Treatment may include couples, group and individual therapy, as well as medications management.

Insurance Panels

We participate in most major insurances, including the following:

 

  • Maryland Blue Cross
  • DC Blue Cross (Cap Care, Blue Choice and Federal Blue Cross)
  • Bravo Health
  • Cigna
  • Choice Care
  • Corp Health
  • APS
  • Mamsi, MDIPA, Optimum Choice
  • Compsych
  • PHCS
  • Value Options
  • Medicare
  • NCPPO
  • Magellan
  • MHN & Tricare
  • MHIP
  • United Healthcare/United Behavioral Health
  • EHP
  • Kaiser
  • One Net
  • Coventry
  • MHNet

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy

Treatment for depression when nothing else is working, TMS or transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy has been shown to work when therapy and medications are not relieving a client’s depression.

This treatment has been cleared by the FDA, is not invasive or sedating, and is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare and TriCare.

We're here to help!
If your depression is no longer responding to medications or therapy, TMS might be a good solution for you.

Group Therapy: We have ongoing groups(anxiety, depression & women's health), we are starting a grief group for those families who have lost someone to addiction and a TMS support Group.

Group therapy can be a synergistic to your current treatment plan ask your provider about available groups. The groups are mostly run during the weekends and evening hours, led by seasoned clinicians.  Groups are covered by insurance and our out-of-network fee is $40 per session. Please inquire at the front desk or call (410) 823-6408, ( 410) 290-6940 Towson and Columbia respectively, for an intake assessment.

Staff

Psych Assoicates of Maryland is always looking to add more family members, we are currently looking to add: Full/Part-Time Psychiatrist, Board Certified or Board Eligible in Maryland, for both Towson and Columbia locations. Full/Part-Time Physician Assistant, for both Towson and Columbia locations, Full/Part-Time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified in Maryland, For both Towson and Columbia locations, Full/Part time Psychiatric Social Worker, Psychologist or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner certified in Maryland with individual therapy, group therapy and addiction counseling expertise. Send inquiries to: nkrishna@pamllc.us

Fees,Cancellation and Policies

Fees
Clinicians at Psych Associates of Maryland participate in network for all most all insurance companies. For those clients who are in-network your insurance coverage will cover your services, your obligation will simply be your copay, if you have a annual deductible then your copays may be different. If you do not have insurance coverage or your insurance provider is not in network. All payments are due at the time of service, unless alternative agreements have been made in advance with our Billing division. This includes co-payments, previous balances, and payment-in-full for patients without insurance coverage, your charges will be as below:

TMS Initial consultation is Free

Initial appointment $250

Follow-up medication visit (15-20 minutes) $150

Missed appointment fee $90

Sessions with an LCPC or LCSW-C: $180 per hour or $150 per 45 minutes

TMS Initial consultation is Free

TMS Initial Motor Mapping and 1st treatment: $300

TMS treatment: $250

MT: 300 and Treatment: 250

Cancellations and No show: When we schedule your appointment that time slot is set aside for you without any other obligation during that time, hence if there is a cancellation a minimum of 24-hour notice is required, such that we are able to utilize the time slot for other patients on our waiting list. You can request cancellation by emailing your request to newpatient@pamllc.us or call us either to our Columbia office or Towson Office, we understands there would be various reasons and emergencies to cancel an appointment, which is inevitable, but all we request is to provide adequate notice. A late cancellation will be a no show. If you miss an appoint that is not related to an emergency, you will be charged $90.

Contacting your provider via phone calls and medication refill request:
A prescriber at Psych Associates of Maryland normally provide prescriptions to last until the next scheduled appointment. We implore that you schedule your follow-up before you leave our clinic after seeing a prescriber, so that you will not run out of your medications. In situations or emergencies where you would cancel your scheduled appointment for a reason the prescriber will refill a prescription as a curtesy, although it would seem inconvenient that the best practice is to manage medication in person to ensure that your doing well and you are getting the correct medications at the correct dose for your health condition. For routine and non-emergent matters clients should call the office phone at either office locations and the staff will return calls at their earliest, however as a matter of policy the prescribers do not make medication adjustments without having a face to face appointment. For emergencies you are encouraged to contact your providers and or go to the nearest emergency room. We also have an on call answering service for providers during holidays or evenings, you will be prompted to the answering service when you call.

Medical Record Requests
A minimum of 72 hours’ notice is required to process all requests for medical records, despite this some requests may take up to 14 days depending on the requests. Release of Information form is required that has to be signed by the patient, legal guardian, or Power of Attorney in order to release records. We follow the State of Maryland medical record release fees (preparation fee of $23.18, $.76 cents per page) postage and handling as applicable. Payment of the fees are required prior to release of any medical records. Completion of forms, letters, and paperwork you may be asked to schedule an appointment with your provider in order to complete the request, we charge a nominal fee of $40.00 on all completed forms, payable upon pick-up.

Forms

It is easy to print out the forms and information you need to work with us. You can review and fill them out to bring to your appointment, or you may wait until you arrive and we will provide you with the forms and packets you need.

New Patient Registration forms

Please print and bring all forms with you to the office.
Click here for all forms. This file includes:

  • Cover letter
  • Patient Intake Form
  • Consent for Treatment of a Minor (under age 16)
  • Medical Information Form
  • Authorization to disclose Records to PCP
  • Informed Consent for Treatment
  • Preauthorization of Medications
  • Helpful Hints

Contact us

We are available in Towson and Columbia. If you need to get in touch with us, please feel free to call 410-823-6408 (toll free: 877-456-6408) for our Towson office or 410-290-6940 (toll free: 866-456-6940) for our office in Columbia. To schedule an appointment, please fill out the following form:

Towson

120 Sister Pierre Dr., Suite 403
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: (410) 823-6408
Fax: (443) 279-0537
Toll Free: 877-456-6408

Columbia

9520 Berger Road, Suite 203
Columbia, MD 21046
Phone: ( 410) 290-6940
Fax: ( 410) 290- 9763
Toll Free: 866-456-6940