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.
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
- 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.
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
- Choice Care
- Corp Health
- Mamsi, MDIPA, Optimum Choice
- Value Options
- MHN & Tricare
- United Healthcare/United Behavioral Health
- One Net
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Group therapy
If your depression is no longer responding to medications or therapy, TMS might be a good solution for you. 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 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 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.
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: email@example.com
- Peter Aines, Ph.D.
- Richard Baldi, Psy.D., LCSW-C
- Teri Burns, LCPC
- Joan Compere, LCSW-C
- Jean Dunkel, LCSW-C
- Helen Gelso, LCSW-C
- Marcia Geser, LCSW-C
- A.M. Horton, Ed.D.
- Elizabeth Kilby, LCPC
- Suzanne G. Olesker
- Rivka Olley, Ph.D.
- Ruth Shor-Jannati, LCSW-C
- Susan Todd, LCSW-C
- Sharon Veach, LCSW-C
- Janet Wilson, LCSW-C
- Wanda Lumpkins, MPAS, PA-C, CPT
- Renata Nkeze, BSN, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Fees, Cancellations, Refills and Release of Medical Records
Clinicians at Psych Associates of Maryland are in-network providers for most major insurance companies and Medicare. Our group does not participate in Medical Assistance plans of any kind. If your insurance plan has an in-network requirement, it will cover most services offered by our group. Your financial obligation will simply be your copay. If you have an annual deductible, then copays may be higher until the deductible is met. If you do not have insurance coverage or if your clinician is not in-network for your insurance plan, fees will be according to our posted charges as listed below. 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
Initial appointment $250
Follow-up medication visit (15-20 minutes) $150
Missed appointment fee $80
Sessions with an LCPC or LCSW-C: $180 per hour or $150 per 45 minutes
Group session $40/session
TMS Initial consultation is Free
Cancellations and “No Show”
When we schedule your appointment, that time slot is reserved for you and cannot be filled with any other obligation. If it is necessary to cancel your appointment, a minimum of 24-hour notice is required so that we are able to fill the slot with another patient on our waiting list. You can request a cancellation by emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling our Columbia office or Towson office. We understand there may be various reasons and emergencies that lead to the cancellation of an appointment. However, we do request adequate notice. A late cancellation will be considered a “no show.” If you miss an appointment that is not related to a true emergency, you will be charged $90.
Medication Refill Requests
A prescriber at Psych Associates of Maryland normally provides prescriptions to last until the next scheduled appointment. We urge you to schedule your follow-up visit immediately after your appointment and before you leave our clinic so that you will not run out of your medications.
In emergencies or situations where you must cancel your scheduled appointment for a valid reason, the prescriber will refill a prescription as a one-time courtesy. It may seem inconvenient, but the best practice is to manage medication in person. We want to ensure that you are doing well and you are getting the correct medications at the correct dose for your health condition. For routine and non-emergent schedule changes, clients should call the office phone at either office location. The staff will return calls as soon as possible. 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 provider and/or go to the nearest emergency room.
Medical Record Requests
A minimum of 72 business hours’ notice is required to process all requests for medical records. Some requests may take up to 14 days. We require a properly completed “Release of Information” form that has been 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, plus $.76 cents per page) plus postage and handling, as applicable. Payment of all fees and any existing account balance is required prior to release of medical records. For completion of forms, letters, and paperwork, you may be asked to schedule an appointment with your provider, who will complete the request at the time of your appointment. Otherwise, there is a nominal fee of $40.00 for all completed forms, payable upon pick-up.
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.
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
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:
120 Sister Pierre Dr., Suite 403
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: (410) 823-6408
Fax: (443) 279-0537
Toll Free: 877-456-6408
9520 Berger Road, Suite 203
Columbia, MD 21046
Phone: ( 410) 290-6940
Fax: ( 410) 290- 9763
Toll Free: 866-456-6940