Parents today are faced with the challenge of raising children in an increasingly complicated world.

We offer a number of programs that promote positive parenting and support parents with this difficult, yet rewarding, task. The Mental Health Association of Frederick County strives to promote a satisfying, productive and fulfilling life for all the families we serve.


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24-Hour Call Center offers information and referral, support and crisis intervention; entry point for mobile crisis and walk-in services.

Walk-in Behavioral Health provides free, immediate, face -to-face support for anyone experiencing a non-life-threatening emotional, mental, family or relationship crisis.

Counseling Services at the Mental Health Association is one of the few professional therapy centers in Frederick County that offers care on a sliding fee basis. Our therapists provide services in a confidential, supportive environment that enhances the dignity and potential of our clients including young children, older adults, individuals, couples and families who might be experiencing concerns such as:

  • Depression, anxiety disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or anger
  • Child behavior issues
  • Couples/marital issues
  • Life transitions or trauma

Child Care Choices partners with parents, early childhood professionals, employers and the whole community to help kids start out strong

Healthy Families Frederick is a free, voluntary home visiting program designed to support first time parents by providing quality, strength-based, family-centered services and support, and access to community resource agencies to help build stronger families, healthier children and a better community.

Systems Navigator, also known as the Family Resource Counselor, provides direct support, education and resources to parents and caregivers in order to address child and family needs and to build family strengths.

Supervised and Monitored Visitation and Transfer programs provide a safe and neutral location for non-residential parents to spend time with their children. Exchanges and visits are fully supervised by trained staff, and positive parent/child interaction is encouraged.

Parent Coaches are trained MHA staff work collaboratively with parents to create goals and implement strategies for improving their parenting skills.

Telephone Reassurance is a FREE program of the Mental Health Association that provides a regular phone call, a caring listener and a friendly connection for Frederick County Senior Citizens.



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