We are pleased to announce that Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nkechi Achinanya, is available to see patients for medication management in Maryland beginning August 18th.  She will have availability to see clients ages 12+ in person on Fridays at our Ballenger Creek location and via telehealth on Mondays.  Please complete the appointment request form if you have an interest in medication management.  As always, our Intake Specialist can assist with any additional questions you may have 301-304-7108 opt. 1.

If you are unable to get through using our main phone number, you may contact our Maryland Google Voice line ‪(301) 323-8015 or reach out via email.

Therapy for Adoptive Families

Adoptive Families

Adoptive families face unique challenges.  It is important to evaluate several areas that can be challenging for adopted children and thus their families for effective therapy to take place.  First,  neuroscience has shown that there is a direct connection between trauma/abuse/neglect and brain function.  Literally, we need to start with the functionality of the brain in order to address higher levels of therapy.  It is important to address which parts of the brain are working well and which parts are disconnected.  Next, treatment can begin to improve brain functionality.  Often this allows for the next stages of treatment, such as dealing with trauma, attachment therapy, and family therapy.

If you would like to schedule an assessment or would like more information on treatment options specifically for adoptive families, please call Trauma Specialists of Maryland, (301) 304-7108 or email, at info@traumaspecialistsofmd.com.


Some people who were adopted do not like to talk about it.  Others like to discuss it as often as they can.  Either way, there are often feelings that accompany this life path that are complex.  It is important that you process through your adoption journey and your thoughts and feelings about it.  Whether you are a child, a teenager, or an adult, these feelings may come up at different points in your life.  Talking to a professional with experience in working with adoption would be a great place to start.