Providing mental health services for children, adolescents, and families.


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Physicians’ FAQs

Referrals for Child and Family Therapy

Do you want to make your treatment plans 66% more effective?

You care deeply about your patients’ welfare, but you just can’t do it all. Research shows that working with a mental health professional to coordinate your patients’ care improves their treatment outcomes by as much as 66%.

Ensure that you are optimizing your patients’ care by referring them to child and family therapy at The Family Center of Central Maryland and our specialty center, Focal Points.

Call (410) 531-5087 to ask for a professional phone consultation with one of our on-call therapists!


Feel Good Referring Your Patients to Us

  • General and specialized psychiatric services
  • Region’s only provider of specialized grief and loss therapy
  • Professional phone consultations with on-call therapists
  • Experience providing support to children and parents
  • Most clients receive some insurance reimbursement for therapy

Get Professional Diagnoses in Just a Few Days

We typically see clients within a day or two.

Enhance Patient Welfare and Lose Less Sleep about Liability

Feel confident that your patients are getting the best mental health care possible.

Spend More Time Doing What You Do Best

Our therapists treat all mental health concerns, including ADD/ADHD.

Do You Feel 100% Comfortable Prescribing ADD/ADHD Medication to Your Patients?

Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment for ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression

Have parents been asking you for a non-pharmaceutical way to relieve their children’s ADHD symptoms?  Have they expressed concerns about ongoing behavioral challenges?

Our specialty center, Focal Points, specializes in non-pharmacological treatment for children and adults suffering from ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions in Howard County, Maryland. It has proven a great source of relief for both children and parents in our area.

Since starting the cognitive training, my daughter has stopped throwing tantrums, and has become calmer, happier, and more carefree. And so have I!

— Steven P., Ellicott City

Visit Focal Points online to learn more about our success treating children and adults through neurofeedback, biofeedback, and cognitive therapy.

Start Referring Your Patients Today

Get your patients the mental health treatment they need – refer them to child and family therapy at The Family Center and Focal Points.

Call 410-531-5087 for a professional phone consultation with one of our on-call therapists!


(1) How soon will my patients be seen once I refer them to you?

Typically within the same week they call to set up their appointments.

(2) How should patients request the ADHD quick screen?

Simply ask for it by name when the appointment is being set up.

(3) How long should my patient expect to be seen for counseling?

The treatment protocol varies from patient to patient based on a variety of factors.

(4) Which clinician should I refer my patient to?

Use our topic reference guide to see which clinicians specialize in your patient’s presenting problems.

(5) Will you let me know if my patient followed up on a referral?

Yes, if your patient consents we will send you a summary for inclusion in the patient’s chart.

(6) Does your practice accept insurance?

Though we are an out-of-network provider, we provide patients with a super bill that they can submit to their insurance provider for possible reimbursement.