Therapy

Life can throw unexpected challenges your way and it’s important to know you’ve got someone to rely on when things get tough. Our compassionate and affirming behavioral health care team offers help and hope when you need it most. You can rely on the qualified team at Mary’s Center for your needs including:  

  • Individual Therapy: Sometimes life’s challenges are hard to face alone. When you come to individual therapy, a Mary’s Center therapist will work alongside you to address a lingering challenge, inspire change, and help you improve your overall quality of life.
  • Family and Couples Therapy: Coming to therapy as a family can be a beneficial tool towards healing. We offer understanding, confidential talk therapy for couples and families who want to improve their communication and resolve conflict in a healthy way. 
  • Group Therapy: Expressing your challenges to others who are in a similar circumstance can be very healing. Group therapy at Mary’s Center is led by one or more of our trained therapists in a safe, confidential and supportive setting.  
  • Psychiatry: For many people, medication is an integral part of mental health recovery. If you and your individual therapist decide medication is needed, our psychiatrists are available for ongoing medication management services. 

Whatever your challenge, our highly-trained therapists can meet your needs. Our team of providers specialize in a variety of behavioral health needs including:

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Emotional or physical trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)  
  • LGBTQIA needs 
  • Maternal mental health 
  • Substance Abuse

Getting Started with a Therapist

The first step to being matched with a therapist at Mary’s Center is to complete an intake assessment. No appointment is required; you can simply show up! Our assessments are offered at set times during the week on a first-come, first-served basis and can be attended virtually or in person. Please bring identification and insurance information (sliding scale options also available).

After your intake assessment, wait times for a therapist are capped at two months. If we do not have a therapist available in that time, our care coordinators will reach out to provide you with referral options.

If you are interested in services for a child under the age of seven or to connect with a therapist at one of our partner schools, please visit our page on services for Children and Teens.

Intake Assessment Times

The times below are subject to change.  

Silver Spring, MD:

  • Monday, 12:30pm-4:30pm
  • 344 University Blvd W, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Follow the sidewalk down to the building’s side entrance to get to the Behavioral Health Office Suite.

Adams Morgan, DC:

  • Tuesday, 8:30am-12:30pm
  • 1707-B Kalorama Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009

Virtual evaluations by Zoom (video required)

  • Wednesday, 3:00pm–7:00pm
  • Thursday, 8:30am–12:30pm
  • Friday,12:30pm–4:30pm

Join all virtual evaluations during times above at https://maryscenter.zoom.us/j/5855643323 (ID: 585 564 3323)

Please reach out to bhintake@maryscenter.org with any questions or call (202) 869-2532 with any questions.

Mary’s Center is closed on the following days and intakes will not be offered: New Year’s Day, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday After Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day

We will be closed on Monday December 26, 2022, and Monday January 2, 2023

Contact us  

Mary’s Center is ready to partner with you on your health journey. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us using the information below:  

  • To contact our intake team, please call (202) 869-2532 and leave a voicemail or email bhintake@maryscenter.org
  • For general questions, call (844) 796-2797
  • If you are a current behavioral health participant and need to contact Mary’s Center’s Behavioral Health department directly, please call: 
  • DC Behavioral Health Direct Line (202) 851-3671  
  • Maryland Behavioral Health Direct Line (240) 839-3401 

Mary’s Center Clinic Locations 

Behavioral Health Services  are by appointment only Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm (other hours by arrangement) at the following locations:

DC: Adams Morgan | Fort Totten | Petworth
Maryland: Silver Spring | Adelphi 

Insurance 

We accept most insurance plans including Medicaid and Medicare. If you don’t have health insurance, we’ll help you apply for public benefits or provide care at a discount.