May is Mental Health Awareness Month! What’s going on at Gladstone? Check out this month’s mental health news.

In this month’s mental health newsletter:

  • Frederick office now open
  • Space available in Gladstone’s DBT Program.
  • Medication prescribers accepting new patients.
  • How does sleep affect your mental health?
  • What is DBT therapy?
  • For parents–Why it’s important to validate your children’s feelings.



Frederick Office Now Open!

Gladstone is excited to announce that our Frederick office is now open and accepting new patients. If you are interested in seeing one of our medication prescribers or therapists in the Frederick office, please call or email today.

Frederick Office

50 Carroll Creek Way Ste. 320 Frederick MD 21701

Phone: 443-708-5856



In Person DBT Now Available in Columbia and Frederick

We are happy to report that we now have DBT therapists working in our Frederick and Columbia locations. This is in addition to the DBT services we were already offering in Hunt Valley and Bethesda.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a form of psychotherapy often used to treat individuals who have difficulty regulating emotions, maintaining relationships and tolerating distress. It is based on cognitive behavioral therapy. DBT combines evidence-based strategies from a number of supportive psychotherapies. Gladstone offers comprehensive DBT therapy in Maryland that includes individual sessions and a required weekly skills group.

We are accepting new DBT clients! Visit our web page to apply.



Medication Prescribers Accepting New Patients

Many of our talented psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners are accepting new patients, Call 443-708-5856 or email to request an appointment.


Sleep and Mental Health



How Does Sleep Affect Your Mental Health?

How much sleep did you get last night? If you are like one-third of American adults, the answer is probably “not enough.” According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the problem is even worse for adolescents. Between 70.1 percent and 84.3 percent of American high school students get less than the recommended amount of sleep. And among children, between 25.2 percent and 52.5 percent don’t get enough sleep.

We all know this is a problem. Sleep deprivation makes us feel cranky, fatigued, and downright miserable. But missing out on sleep is much more than a painful inconvenience. It can have a significant impact on your mental and emotional health.

So why is sleep important? And how does it affect your mental health? [Read more]



What is DBT Therapy



What Is DBT Therapy?

When people experience intense, overwhelming emotions and suicidal behaviors, they might find it difficult to make progress in traditional psychotherapy. This is often the point when they begin to ask “How do I find DBT therapy near me?” or look for a DBT therapist.


DBT Basics: What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive behavioral therapy used to treat people with out-of-control emotions and behaviors. It is based on decades of research that shows it to be an effective treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD), suicidal and self-harming behaviors, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use disorder, depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions that involve intense emotional dysregulation.

Dr. Marsha Linehan, the founder of DBT therapy, often says that there are an enormous number of psychological treatments that don’t have any evidence to back them up, and there are an enormous number of mental health conditions that don’t have any evidence-based treatments. As a behaviorist, she believes that it is vitally important that if we are going to provide a treatment, we must have evidence that it actually works. [Read more]


children's mental health



Children’s Mental Health: Why It’s Important to Validate Feelings


Welcome to our latest blog post on a topic close to our hearts: Children’s Mental Health. As a dedicated mental health care practice, we understand the profound impact that emotional well-being has on our young ones’ development. Validating children’s feelings isn’t just about acknowledging their emotions; it’s about empowering them to understand and express themselves in a healthy, constructive way. It’s the cornerstone of building resilience, fostering empathy, and nurturing a positive self-image. Join us as we delve into the reasons why emotional validation is not only beneficial but essential for a child’s mental health journey.


Validation Definition

When we say the words “emotional validation,” we mean the act of communicating to a person that we understand how they feel, and that their feelings make sense.

For children, emotional validation is a powerful way to help them understand and manage their feelings. It involves noticing whatever emotions your child is expressing–through words, actions, or tone of voice–and reflecting them back. Validating statements are non-judgmental and accepting by definition. They let the child know that their feelings are important and it’s OK to have them. [Read more]