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Behavior Health

Ms. Isaacs is an amazing counselor! She is very patient and kind to my child as well as to me as a parent. We work together as a team and she is very accessible when I have questions or ask for suggestions on things going on in my child’s situation. We love her greatly! She is a wonderful person. I am grateful that my child/family has the blessing of having such caring person to work with my child. I appreciate what Children’s Guild has brought to our school.

-BHS parent

We believe that one of the most important aspects of a child’s well-being is their mental health.  Our team of professionals, including psychiatrists and counselors, will work closely with each child and their families to address their emotional and behavioral challenges. Our holistic, strengths-based, trauma-informed therapeutic approach actively involves parents, family members, caregivers, and school staff.

Clinic-basedSchool-basedPsychiatry
Provided at The Children’s Guild HeadquartersLocated at various schools throughout the regionProvided at The Children’s Guild Headquarters, Monarch Annapolis, and through telepsychiatry at various locations.

      
  • Mental health evaluations

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  • Individual, family, and group counseling

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  • Home sessions available


      
  • Mental health evaluations

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  • Individual, family, and group counseling

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  • Training and consultation with school staff and parent groups

  • Home sessions available


      
  • Medication evaluation and management

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Clinic-based Mental Health

Our counselors provide individual, family, and group counseling at The Children’s Guild Alliance headquarters in Baltimore. Our counselors develop creative approaches to building academic and emotional success in children. It is our mission to have continuous contact with families to ensure services are appropriate, and support is given to those who support the child. 

Our counselors are all master’s level professionals that specialize in working with children and families and are trained in trauma-informed treatment approaches including:

  • ARC – Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency
  • SFCR – Strengthening Families Coping Resources
  • TF-CBT – Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • CBT – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

School-based Mental Health

Our school-based counselors work in a school from 2 to 5 days a week, depending on the level of needs of the students and families in the school community. We serve thousands of students in more than 80 schools in Anne  Arundel, Baltimore, Cecil, Howard, and Prince George’s, counties. Our counselors are all master’s level professionals that specialize in working with children and families and are trained in trauma-informed treatment approaches including:

  • ARC – Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency
  • SFCR – Strengthening Families Coping Resources
  • TF-CBT – Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • CBT – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Psychiatry Services

    Psychiatry Services

    Our psychiatrists work with the child and family to determine if medication would be beneficial to treatment. They will provide education on side effects, diagnosis, and effectiveness. Many of our families benefit from treatment that incorporates counseling, medication assessment, and on-going medication management.

    Who Can Benefit From Our Services?

    Over half of the children we counsel have experienced physical or emotional trauma.  Our counselors are skilled at treating many common concerns including:

    • Coping with Grief and loss
    • Managing conflicts successfully
    • Dealing with worry or anxiety
    • Improving attention
    • Healing from trauma
    • Building social skills

    If you have a problem and are not sure if treatment can help, contact us: 410.444.3804 ext. 1202.

      Referrals & Appointments

      How To Make An Appointment

      Referrals for counseling can be made by mental health professionals, school personnel, primary care physicians, and families.  Please call Behavioral Health Services at 410.444.3804 x. 1202. Our Clinical Support Coordinator will collect some basic information and verify insurance coverage.  The assigned counselor will call to schedule an intake appointment with the family.

      What to Bring to the Intake Appointment

      • Child’s insurance information
      • Child’s social security card
      • Any previous evaluations or assessments
      • Child’s last report card
      • Emergency contact information
      • Anything else you think is important for your counselor to know

      What Happens Next

      1. The assigned counselor will meet with the child and family together and individually to learn about the child’s history and the current challenges.
      2. After the second appointment, the counselor will recommend treatment services such as individual, family, group counseling, and/or a psychiatric evaluation.
      3. The counselor will work with the child and family to set goals to measure progress in counseling and will provide on-going assessments and consultation to the family.

      Payment

      Please ask about insurance coverage when you call to make your first appointment.  Behavioral Health Services accepts Medicaid and TRICARE.

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