The Anne Arundel Counseling facility offers mental health treatment out of five offices throughout Maryland. With headquarters in Glen Burnie, AAC also serves the communities of Annapolis, Stevensville, Bowie, Centreville and Edgewater. Opened in 2003, AAC is directed by Rebecca McKee and operated by a team of over 20 mental health professionals. Two different outpatient program tracks are available for clients in need of substance abuse treatment. Programs may be utilized by DUI offenders or individuals under probation but are also available to the general public.
Treatment and Staff
Prior to enrollment potential clients are seen by an intake counselor who performs a bio-psycho-social assessment. This evaluation determines which of the two recovery tracks available are appropriate for each individual. There are no detox services available through AAC, but referrals may be given if needed. All treatment methods are approved and licensed by the State of Maryland Department of Health and Hygiene. Offices are open for treatment Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday, with both morning and evening hours available to accommodate work schedules and family responsibilities. Clients regularly check in with their case manager to ensure they are receiving the treatment best suited to their needs. Clients may be drug tested to ensure they are remaining abstinent during treatment.
AAC’s least intensive recovery program is a drug and alcohol psychoeducation group—a six week program for individuals requiring a general educational course. This track invites clients to attend one group therapy session per week discussing the potential damages of prolonged substance abuse. Groups typically last one hour, are co-ed and specifically tailored for individuals who do not suffer from serious mental health or addiction issues.
For clients with moderate to severe symptoms of addiction, a basic outpatient drug and alcohol treatment group is available. This 26 week track requires clients to participate in one-hour group therapy once per week in a co-ed environment. Groups discuss and identify specific issues that frequent drug users and addicts face. Individual therapy is also available for an additional fee.
Dual-diagnosis support is available for clients who require additional care for co-occurring disorders. Clients in this specific group may receive more individualized treatment with additional assessments and therapy sessions as required.
Attending 12-step meetings is not mandatory for AAC clients, but court obligations for each individual may require participation.
A staff of over 20 mental health professionals are distributed between the five locations of ACC. There are doctorate level mental health practitioners including psychologists and psychiatrists to assist with assessments and medication management. Group and individual sessions are led by LPCs, LCSWs and CADCs. For clients seeking additional therapy outside of their program’s scope, family and couples counseling with a staff MFT are available. Many of the clinical staff have additional certifications and licenses to treat specific mental health concerns. Anger management, trauma and sexual abuse are treated in addition to substance abuse issues.
Aftercare programming is available at AAC and is individualized. Additional counseling with family units and spouses is available at the request of the client and discretion of the therapist.
In addition to the outpatient programs, AAC offers an online counseling service. Clients may receive one-on-one sessions virtually for their convenience and comfort. This option is ideal for clients who live in a rural area, are home-bound due to disability or have transportation difficulties. Treatment is conducted using a safe and secure video portal. A questionnaire must be filled out and phone consultation scheduled to determine whether virtual counseling is a suitable method of therapy.
Clients with DUI offenses may be enrolled in the education program and continue on to the drug and alcohol program to fulfill their court obligations. AAC works directly with the court system to provide approved services. DUI clients and self-admitted clients attend the same treatment groups.
Anne Arundel Counseling offers two substance abuse programs with options to treat various levels of severity of substance abuse. Individual, couples and family therapy are available as well as is dual diagnosis support. With groups offered in the morning and evening hours, clients have flexibility to participate in treatment and still meet their work, school and family obligations. Services tailored for DUI program requirements are also available. This facility has ideal treatment options for individuals who are not at risk of relapse, or who are seeking basic outpatient care.
Anne Arundel Counseling
7310 Ritchie Hwy
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
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