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Our Services

Clinicians take an individualized and strength-based approach to care, as we realize that each person's needs and required treatment modalities or interventions are unique and vary. We work diligently to provide the best programming and evidence-based services to each client and their families, including specialized treatment in Trauma Focused Treatment, Structural Family Therapy approaches, Integration of the CBT+ intervention, and many more.


The best way out is always through.
— Robert Frost

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BTST's PRP program dedicated to serving the youth!

Children with mental health disorders need extra support while growing up — someone in their lives who can be another role model or mentor.

That’s where we come in. Excel Youth is a psychiatric rehabilitation program that works collaboratively with therapists to help children with mental health diagnoses develop the skills necessary to thrive.


What happens after intake?

Once Intake is completed, the client will have an initial evaluation with a BTST Prescriber. After the initial evaluation is complete, the client will be assigned a therapist who will assist in completing the treatment plan.  As part of making sure treatment is effective, clients participate in the reassessment with a prescriber and reassessment therapist to review treatment progress and diagnosis.

When can I start PRP services?

After you have participated in services with your therapist for at least 30 days, your diagnosis will be reviewed to determine eligibility for PRP services. If eligible, a referral will be placed to initiate PRP treatment services.

What is the purpose of the evaluation with the doctor?

The evaluation process provides an opportunity for the doctor to review your diagnosis, gain additional insight into your needs, as well as open the dialogue for medication management services. They will work with your therapist to understand your background and help prepare an appropriate treatment plan with you.

How long does therapy last? Will they just cut off my services?

Therapy continues as long as there is a qualified mental health diagnosis and proper insurance. You and your therapist work together to determine next steps in the treatment process. Should a higher level of care be required or if there is an adjustment in insurance, BTST will provide additional resources to support the transition of care. 

What if I don't feel like things are getting better?

If you feel that treatment has not been effective, we encourage you to speak with your therapist directly to discuss modifying treatment or provide extra resources.

Does BTST offer in-person therapy sessions?

BTST provides services throughout the state of Maryland via tele-health and community based in person sessions. Clients can also be seen in office for treatment at one of our locations.

  • Authorization
    Approval by the health insurance to provide therapy and psychiatric medication management services.
  • Consent
    permission from a client/guardian to provide services and/or share protected information about treatment with others.
  • Diagnosis
    The process of identifying a condition of mental health by its reported symptoms. Is done as part of the evaluation, however continues throughout the duration of treatment, as the diagnosis reflects change, improvement or increase in severity of functioning. The diagnosis contributes to treatment planning and identification of goals to address symptoms of the diagnosis.
  • Evaluation (Intake or Assessment)
    A diagnostic evaluation is a comprehensive assessment of a client's past and current history of emotions, symptoms and responses to challenges in their lifetime. The evaluation is completed for the purpose of identifying areas of challenge and needs for entry into mental health treatment services and effective planning of treatment. A psychiatric evaluation is completed with the same components for the purpose of providing avenues for psychiatric medication in conjunction with mental health treatment services. Evaluations are completed at the onset of treatment to determine diagnosis(es) and treatment needs.
  • Intake
    An initial appointment to gather basic information about you and your background while you learn more about the services available to you.
  • LCSW-C
    Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical.
  • LGPC
    Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor.
  • LCPC
    Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
  • LMSW
    Licensed Master Social Worker.
  • Medication Management
    Medication management is the process of ongoing medication treatment to assist in the overall wellbeing of an individual in treatment. Clients meet with a prescriber who provides psychiatric medication services and reviewsmedicationprogress and/or any challenges with the client/family. Medication management is oftenpart of a comprehensive package of mental health treatment which includes therapy with a clinician.
  • PRP
    (Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program) - assists youth and adultsto address mental health illness by teaching skills to enhance and improve daily living. These skills targetsocial and interpersonal challenges, communication, work related issues, skills for improving mental helath and more. PRP services are provided in partnership with therapy services.
  • Psychiatrist
    A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (an M.D. or D.O.) who specializes in the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. They play a key role in helping individuals with mental health needs by providing access to medications specifically identified to treat mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, ADHD, and psyhosis.
  • Referral
    A recommendation for mental health services. Purpose is to present conditions and symptoms that may require services and intervention. Referrals may be placed by the individual seeking care, their family, other health care providers, etc.
  • Re-evaluation (Reassessment)
    Updated evaluation with focus on the recent 6months of functioning and symptom presentation in treatment. Purpose is to determine progress, ongoing challenges to focus on in treatment, updates to the diagnosis and determination of the need of ongoing treatment services.
  • Telehealth
    treatment services that do not require a client to be in-person to receive services. Often provided online using a computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • Therapist - (a.k.a. Clinician)
    a licensed individual trained in psychology or social work who provide counseling services . They work with clients to identify feelings, thoughts and behaviors that interfere with overall functioning, and teach skills for effectively coping with challenges.
  • Treatment Plan
    A focused plan of goals developed by the treatment provider and a client/family to navigate treatment services. Goals are designed to implement and practice skills and interventions for improved functioning and reduction of behaviors that negatively impact the individual.
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