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Maryland Center for Health Psychology


maryland-center-for-health-psychologyThe Basics

The Maryland Center for Health Psychology was founded in 1987 in Towson, Maryland, by licensed psychologist Dr. Ralph D. Raphael, PhD. The organization’s Substance Abuse Treatment Program is an outpatient option for adults and adolescents struggling with alcoholism, addiction or co-occurring disorders.

Treatment and Staff

Individuals interested in treatment at the Maryland Center initially meet a staff member to help determine if he or she is a good fit for the program. After completing some initial paperwork, perspective clients then meet with an intake administrator to determine their level of need and chart out a potential treatment plan. This facility does not provide residential treatment or detox at this time.

All treatment is provided by Dr. Raphael and consists of group and individual counseling where he employs a variety of treatment techniques, including CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing (MI) and solution-focused therapy. He also offers group and individual psychotherapy and stress management. Individual sessions are scheduled based on the needs of the client. Treatment for adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 is available in the afternoons and evenings so to not interfere with academic schedules. The exact length and intensity of the programs are based on individual need. Clients are randomly drug tested and breathalyzed during treatment.

Dr. Raphael also offers psychiatric consultation and testing as well as mental health groups for clients with potential co-occurring disorders.

Although the Maryland Center is not 12-step based, Dr. Raphael strongly encourages clients to attend outside AA/NA meetings as well as Women for Sobriety and SMART Recovery groups while in treatment.

As mentioned, The Substance Abuse Treatment Program at Maryland Center for Health Psychology is provided by the founder, Dr. Ralph D. Raphael.


Dr. Raphael also offers individual meetings with families if the client requests it. These meetings aim to address family issues that might have contributed to the client’s substance abuse and establish healthy communication practices in the family. Family members are also encouraged to attend outside Alanon meetings as well.

Additional services include career and personal coaching services.

In Summary

The Substance Abuse Treatment Program at the Maryland Center for Health Psychology offers affordable, personalized and flexible outpatient care for adults and adolescents in the Towson area. Those looking for an evidence-based treatment as opposed to more traditional peer-support methods, such as 12-step, would do well to consider treatment here.

Maryland Center for Health Psychology
21 West Rd, Ste 150
Towson, MD 21204

Maryland Center for Health Psychology Cost: $100 per session. Reach Maryland Center for Health Psychology by phone at (410) 825-0042 or by email.

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