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What can we do for you?

Support for every Family-related challenge

The Family Center offers child and family therapy services to help you cope with the following situations:

  • Family challenges

  • Separation and divorce

  • Sibling rivalry

  • Single-parent child problems

  • Step-family relationships

  • Cross-generation problems

Child and adolescent therapy

The Family Center’s adolescent and child therapy helps young people cope with these conditions and situations:

  • Assessments

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)

  • School-related problems (behavior and academics)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Emotional problems (anxiety, trauma, and depression)

  • Social skills problems

  • Behavioral problems (aggression, temper, non-compliance)

  • Learning disabilities (verbal and non-verbal)

  • Sports counseling

  • LGBTQ+ concerns

  • School meetings/teacher consultations

  • Focal Points Therapy

Adult therapy

The Family Center offers adult therapy to treat the following:

  • Assessments

  • Mood disorders (depression and anxiety)

  • Work-related relationship difficulties (transitions, co-workers, authority figures)

  • Grief and loss challenges

  • Intimacy problems

  • Couple's concerns

  • Trauma disorders

  • LGBTQ+ concerns

  • Focal Points Therapy


The Family Center offers the following comprehensive assessments for adults and children for:

  • Attention problems

  • Academic problems

  • Behavioral/ emotional issues

  • Mood disorders

Prices for these services vary, please call our office at 410-531-5087 for more information

Focusing on the whole family

We understand that challenges can arise at any time – and at any age. Our professional staff members apply their broad range of results-oriented therapy skills to counseling children, adolescents, and adults. Through an integrated approach, we can effectively address a wide variety of complex challenges that are often inter-related and inter-generational.

Results Oriented Therapy

The Family Center takes a results-oriented approach with each of our clients. From the start, we work closely with you to identify family and individual problems. Together, we choose the most effective and direct therapeutic approach. In addition, we can coordinate with other professionals to create a comprehensive treatment plan. We are committed to helping you find solutions.

Counseling Experience that makes a Difference

At The Family Center, our success largely stems from the experience of our staff and our founder, Dr. Gail K. Walter, who created The Family Center in 1984.

A licensed psychologist, Dr. Walter received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 1976. Since then, she has focused her professional skills on helping the families of Howard County live more fulfilling lives through therapy for individuals and therapy for families.

Dr. Walter supervises a staff of licensed, trained professionals, all of whom provide the highest quality of service to The Family Center’s clients.

When you and your family face critical problems, you deserve help right away. From your first contact, you’ll receive immediate, responsive support from our professional staff of clinicians, as well as reliable follow-up in a timely manner. From our first meeting with you to our last, we aim to ease your concerns and identify solutions.

The Family Center coordinates and works with many people, schools, and other practices in the community. This is to ensure that you are not just getting the care you deserve within the Family Center, but in every aspect of your life to optimize success. We provide many resources for clients that may aid in you or your child's journey.

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