Channel Marker, Inc. is a non-profit organization serving the Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot County communities since 1982. Established and licensed as a psychiatric rehabilitation program, the organization has worked toward reducing the stigma of mental illness and providing programs to enhance the functioning of individuals with psychiatric disorders.
The mission of Channel Marker, Inc. is to promote mental health by providing prevention programs, rehabilitation, and community services to individuals and their families. The agency provides a variety of support services in the area of independent living skills, social skills, coping strategies, and health promotions to clients with serious mental illness such as major depression, bi-polar disorder, mood disorders, ADHD, and schizophrenia, as well as co-occurring substance abuse disorders. Channel Marker, Inc. operates day, residential, health home, vocational, clinical group practice, and community support services in all three counties for adults. Channel Marker also has community support services in Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot counties for youth and adolescents.
CVI offers Peer Support to anyone living with behavioral health (mental health and addiction) issues. We offer support groups such as Emotions Anonymous, Depression and Anxiety Recovery group and Social activities geared towards promoting wellness and recovery. We offer individual peer support to anyone who is in need of receiving support from someone who has similar lived experience. Our Wellness & Recovery Center is located in Easton and we have a presence in each of the other four counties as well.
Eastern Shore Psychological Services is a private for Profit Limited Liability Company devoted to excellence in Behavioral Health Services for the Eastern Shore of Maryland and beyond.
It is the mission of the Eastern Shore Psychological Services Programs to provide the most effective community, school and family based treatment and evaluation services. ESPS does not deny services based on inability to pay.
Services include: Outpatient Mental Health for individuals and families, group services for children, youth and adults, Medication Management, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP), and Psychological Testing and Evaluation.
For more than 30 years For All Seasons has been strengthening and enhancing the lives of children, adolescents, adults, seniors, couples and families on Maryland’s Mid-Shore by providing a full continuum of bilingual (English-Spanish) outpatient behavioral health services, regardless of ability to pay. Our mission is to provide the highest level of comprehensive and integrated therapy, advocacy, and psychiatric care in a safe environment where those who have entrusted us with their care are empowered and nurtured on their journey to wellness.
All our services are provided to English and Spanish speaking clients regardless of one’s ability to pay.
Our mental health services include:
- Individual, Family & Group Therapy
- General & Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Marriage and Couples Counseling
- Grief Counseling
- School Based Mental Health Therapy in Caroline, Kent and Dorchester County schools
- Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment (mental health and substance use)
- 24 Hour On-Call Services
- Discharge & Aftercare Planning
- Urgent Care Services (Contact Eastern Shore Crisis Response Helpline 1-888-407-8018)
Our Rape Crisis Center services include:
- 24 hour Advocacy Response including response to local emergency departments
- 24 hour English and Spanish hotlines for victims of sexual assault, sexual abuse and trauma
- Crisis Counseling and Support
- Case Management
- Education and outreach programming
No Matter What... You Matter! Suicide Prevention Campaign - For All Seasons wants people to know that If they think a friend or family member is considering suicide, they should reach out and start a conversation. Talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life.
Main Street Housing, Inc. is a nationally recognized and award-winning non-profit housing development organization in Maryland. We develop and manage quality, affordable, independent housing for individuals and families living with psychiatric disabilities. Visit our website for an application and qualification guidelines. Ask for Gloria Bowen when calling for information regarding Mid-Shore housing.
Our trained staff, who themselves have cared for a loved one with mental health, substance use or gambling issues will work one-on-one to help you understand the services available in your community and how to access them. Visit our website for a list of Peer Support Specialists on the Eastern Shore!
We offer educational programs for all age groups. We have a Kids on the Block puppeteer program for school age children, a Healthy New Moms public awareness campaign and our flagship program, Mental Health First Aid. We also provide workforce training on a variety of topics and host a conference each November on "Linking Mental Health to Academic Success". MHAES also leads a nine-county effort called the Shore Training Collaborative that provides workforce training and educational programs for the community.
MSBH’s mission is to continually improve the provision of behavioral health services for residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot Counties through effective coordination of care in collaboration with consumers, their natural support systems, providers and the community at large.
Although we are NOT a treatment provider, our purpose is to develop a full array of quality, accessible behavioral health services, resources and supports throughout our rural region. We provide education and guidance to consumers, family members, providers and community leaders about behavioral health. We seek to improve the health and wellbeing of consumers and the entire community, because we believe behavioral health is essential to overall health, and is as important as physical health. We have hope that we can achieve wellness together, and aim to inspire others to join us in doing so.
Please visit our website for our Behavioral Health Resource Guide for the mid-shore region, as well as more information on our services and programs including housing, behavioral health evaluations for the criminally involved, consumer support funding, population-based workgroups, and much more.
Medication Management for Mental Health in the Eastern Shore
Dr. Wise graduated from the University of Illinois and went on to pursue a career in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University. He completed his Geriatric psychiatry training at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. After an adventurous tour of the West Coast including Alaska he returned to the East Coast to continue practicing community psychiatry. His experiences allow him to understand the geropsychiatry of this region and he is well-equipped to assist in the treatment of a range of mental health issues. He has roots in the Eastern shore community and finds a pleasure to be back home treating the population of the Eastern shore of Maryland.
Serving children, teens, adults, and the elderly, we provide the following services:
- Individual Therapy
- Couples Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Social Skills
- Adult Wellness
- Women's Trauma Group
- Assessments for bariatric surgery, organ transplants, and other medical procedures
Some types of treatment available at our practice include but limited to: CBT, DBT, ACT, Emotionally Focused Treatment, Trauma-Informed Care, Trauma-Focused CBT, EMDR, play therapy, and medication management. Accepts most insurances.
Project Right Steps provides FREE behavioral consultation for parents and child care providers of young children (infancy through 5 years of age) struggling with challenging behaviors, to help the child be successful in a child care setting or school. Project Right Step services are funded through the Maryland State Department of Education and managed by the Chesapeake Child Care Resource Center Chesapeake College. Services are provided in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties.
The Talbot Hospice Bereavement Center offers individual and family consultation as well as a number of support groups that meet on a regular basis. Our services are offered without charge and there is no requirement for your loved one to have been a hospice patient. We offer our bereavement services to anyone, regardless of county of residence. Talking with others who are experienced with loss and grief can be helpful.