Child and Teen Mental Health Services

Trusted Child Psychologists and Teen Therapists in Maryland for Over 35 Years

Children and teens can go through phases where they act out, they withdraw, they do poorly in school, or they behave abnormally. What do you do, however, when a few bad days turns out to be something much deeper?

When you feel your parental intuition tell you to follow-up on your child's abnormal behavior, The Family Center is here for you.


Whether a doctor or teacher recommended child therapy to you, or you have made the decision yourself, we have the resources you need for you and your child's success. 


Our professionals are available to you to provide mental health assessments and all forms of counseling.


From therapy for depression, anxiety, or traumatic experiences, to assessing behavioral issues in school, we have a team ready to serve you for a healthier, happier future.  

It can be a difficult decision to decide if and when your child is in need of behavioral therapy.


A lot of a child’s behavior can seem unpredictable, and you may be chalking up uncontrollable actions to a phase that they will grow out of.


Some behaviors, however, are more than just a phase, and they can actually worsen over the years if left unaddressed.


The Family Center provides professionals to assist with child behavior -- aggression, non-compliance, a frightening temper, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD).


Whether you have witnessed it at home or teachers are telling you about their actions, it is important to consult with a professional about you and your child’s options.


Behavioral therapy is not forever, and it begins a process between you and your child for forming better behavior for a better, successful life together. Talk to us to learn more. 

Child Behavioral Therapists are Here to Get Your Child Back On Track

How do you tell when your teen or child is suffering from depression or anxiety, vs general mood swings and adolescent stress?


It can be a tough call to make, but you and your child do not have to face the challenges alone. We employ professionals for both teen and child depression and anxiety counseling.


Show support to your family by providing resources for them to learn to analyze their feelings, process their emotions, and develop coping mechanisms.


We are also here for trauma counseling if your child or teen has faced traumatic events and needs emotional assistance.


LGBTQ teens also have resources at The Family Center, to cope with feeling different, bullying, identification issues, and more.

If you are interested in family and marriage counseling, we can help your family handle separations, divorces, and sibling rivalry. 


Growing up is a hard thing to do, and the right tools can be found at The Family Center to make all the difference. 

If Your Child is Suffering from Depression or Anxiety, Our Teen Therapist is Ready to Help

Struggles in school can be viewed as normal -- after all, school is there to challenge kids and give them a place to grow.


Parents need resources, however, when school isn’t just “hard” but their child is facing an actual learning disability that is preventing them from succeeding.


Professionals at The Family Center are available to provide assessments and assistance to help diagnose learning disabilities in children and teens, and provide coping mechanisms for families for how to proceed.


We are also available to provide therapy and counseling for all school-related problems -- from behaviors to a drop in academics that is mood-related.


Help your child succeed by contacting us today to discuss the problems you are facing, and we can help, together. 


When School is Tough - Academic Assistance and Learning Disability Assessments

Social skills assistance, sports counseling, autism spectrum assessments, focal points therapy, and more -- The Family Center has the team of professionals you are seeking to be a trusted resource for you and your family.


In service over 35 years, we cover Columbia, Ellicott City, Laurel, Howard County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and surrounding areas.


We employ 10 qualified experts, treat and evaluate 15 different disorders, and we don’t rely on one-size-fits-all treatment plans.


Our professionals consult with you one on one to make individualized plans, and we are available to consult with other family members and teachers in order to address all problems your child may be facing.


Don’t let any more time go by with your child in limbo, call us today to begin a support plan for you and your family’s ultimate mental health success.

Therapy for Kids Backed by 35 Years of Experience