Emotional and Psychological Support in Maryland

We are an Ambulatory Bilingual Mental Health Center that provides counseling and treatment services. We offer a variety of services ranging from DUI/DWI programs to MVA certified courses such as 3-hour drug and alcohol lectures and Driver Improvement (DIP).

All our programs are certified by the "Department of Health and Mental Hygiene" and by the "Motor Vehicle Administration"

Our Focus

Investigate

Investigate

Each individual is a world and we must investigate the reasons for their behavior to understand their actions.

Understand

Understand

Once the behavioral triggers have been identified, we focus on working on each one of them.

Heal

Heal

Then, finally, one can understand and master their emotions in order to modify their behavior.

About Us

Family Health Center is composed of experienced mental health and substance abuse practitioners with subspecialties in family and marriage counseling. The theoretical orientation of the staff is cognitive-behavior/problem solving and brief strategic family therapy.

We have been providing services to the community for over 10 years. We offer therapies in both English and Spanish as we are a culturally diverse agency. We take pride in helping individuals achieve results and help them in the road to recovery.

Our staff is a great tribute to the success of our agency. Our counseling staff, as well as the support staff, shares the goal of assisting to build healthy and happy families and individuals throughout the Washington Metropolitan area. Our staff is comprised of licensed Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Therapists, and Certified Addictions Counselors.

The Family Health Center consists of the following specialist:

Psychiatrics/Psychologist.
Licensed Clinical Therapist.
Certified Addiction Counselors.

Meet Our Medical Team

Chief Bruke Tadesse

Bruke Tadesse

Chief Clinical Director

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Director Ana Maria Haro

Ana Maria Haro

Program Director

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Therapist Robert Cohen

Robert Cohen

Therapist

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Counselor Alvaro Jaya

Alvaro Jaya

Counselor

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Counselor Sam Woldenmichael

Sam Woldenmichael

Counselor

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Services

Enrollment Process:

Assessment Evaluation: Each client is required to receive an Intake Assessment Evaluation prior to enrolling in any program. Evaluations consist of a 45 min interview. Evaluations can be scheduled in advance by contacting your nearest office by phone or walk in.

*All information on arrest must be brought to interview*

Drug & Alcohol Treatment: Driving while under the influence (DUI) and the use of other illegal drugs is a serious offence. In order to satisfy the state of Maryland, a DWI/DUI or drug offender must enroll into a program specifically designed to educate or treat alcohol or drug abuse.

Programs Offered

A psychological evaluation or psychiatric evaualtion is an examination into a person's mental health by a professional such as a psychologist or psychiatrist. A Psychological assessment involves the use of tools such as questionnaires, checklists and rating scales, and a final interview by asking questions of the person being evaluated. A psychological evaluation may result in a diagnosisof a mental illness.
Individual counseling aims to increase an individual's sense of their own well-being. Personal counseling with a trained therapists involves the use of various techniques such as experiential relationship building, dialoguecommunication and behavior change that are designed to improve the mental health of a client or patient, or to improve group relationships (such as in a family.
Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which one or more therapists treat a certain amount of  clients together as a group. The group process is utilized as a mechanism of change by developing, exploring and examining interpersonal relationships within the group.
Couple and Family Therapy helps families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and develop better communication. It emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health and between family members. This involvement of families is commonly accomplished by their direct participation in the therapy session through conversation.
Anger management refers to a variety of psychological therapeutic techniques and exercises by which someone with excessive or uncontrollable anger & aggression learns to control or reduce what triggers and affects their angered emotional state. Some strategies for controlling anger is finding agreement with another person rather than conflict, deep breathing or meditation as a means of relaxation. The client gains stress management skills, forgiveness, changes in attitude towards themselves or others and improving optimism.
The main goal for treatment for offenders of domestic violence is to minimize the risk of future domestic violence, whether in the same relationship or a new one. Treatment emphasizes on reducing the risk of abuse to the victim, and should be modified depending on the offender’s history.
Addiction is a complex but treatable condition. Treatment varies depending on the type of drug involved, amount used, and duration of the addiction, medical complications and social need of the individual. The goal of treatment is to enable an individual to achieve lasting abstinence, but the immediate goals are to reduce substance abuse, improve the patient's ability to function, and reduce the medical and social complications of substance abuse and their addiction.
This program consists of twelve (12) weekly one (1) hour sessions of drug and alcohol education. An accelerated education program is available and can be arranged the day of the evaluation.
This intensive counseling segment consists of twenty six (26) weekly one (1) hour sessions. 
Your required participation in this program should be considered  an "early warning" for you to reevaluate your driving habits.
This course is designed for driver’s license applicants who hold an out of country driver’s license.
The purpose of the program is to motivate you to drive more safely and to help you recognize the basis of your own driving problems.

Contact Form

Do you have any questions or ideas? Feel free to contact us!

Our work is aimed at everyone, both individually and in groups, as well as at a corporate level, always with respect, trust and confidentiality; focusing our work from an open and multidisciplinary psychotherapeutic perspective, seeking an individualized approach to each patient.

Our Offices

Montgomery Office

Montgomery Executive Center

6 Montgomery Village Ave. Suite 400. Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 10am to 07pm
Saturday: 8am to 2pm

E-Mail: fhcgaithersburg@fhcenter.com


Fax: (301) 963-2616

Montgomery Office

Hamilton Medical Building

3415 Hamilton Street. Suite 9. Hyattsville, MD 20782

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 09am to 05pm
Saturday: 01pm to 03pm

E-Mail: fhchyattsville@fhcenter.com

Phone:(301) 779-2461

Fax: (301) 779-6095

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