Northeast Family Services offers comfort and support when your family needs assistance. Our company’s purpose is to provide our families with the absolute best service possible so that your family can succeed. You can be confident that Northeast Family Services will provide you with the excellent care that you deserve.

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Outpatient Therapy

Northeast Family Services provides a range of diagnostic and treatment services on an outpatient basis. Outpatient Therapy is provided to Adults, Youth, Couples, and Families for a variety of presenting concerns. Our staff is highly trained and skilled to help you learn new strategies to deal effectively with challenging behaviors and emotions. Life can be difficult sometimes, and our agency is committed to helping you improve your quality of life.

  • Individual Therapy

Mental health problems are real. They affect one's thoughts, body, feelings, and behavior. They can be severe, seriously interfere with a person's life. Individual therapy is tailored for a client and administered one-on-one. Goals for therapy are created by the collaboration of the therapist and the client to create an overall improvement in daily functioning and quality of life.

Individual Therapy with youth uses a variety of activities to establish communication with the therapist and resolve problems. Therapists work with the child to express emotions and problems that would be too difficult to discuss without assistance.

  • Family Therapy

Family therapy is facilitated by a therapist, sometimes with the entire family group and sometimes with individuals. Family therapy helps family members improve their understanding of and the ways in which they respond to one another. It can educate individuals about the nature of mental disorders, overcoming differences in communication styles and abilities, and working as a family unit to meet treatment goals.

  • Couples Therapy

Couples therapy involves discussion and problem-solving sessions facilitated by a therapist. At times, it may include both partners or sometimes be administered individually. This type of therapy can help couples improve their understanding of each other and the ways in which they respond to one another.

  • Group Therapy

Group Threapy is facilitated by a therapist and will include up to 8 patients per group. This therapy format enables the participants to development socialization and communication skills, express their needs, and to accept feedback from others in similar situations. Group therapy promotes listening and empathy skills by sharing experiences from the perspectives of other participants.

Medication Management

During an evaluation, our practitioners will take the time to understand your concerns and what types of symptoms are bothersome. After the initial assessment, the practitioners will walk you through a treatment plan designed with your needs in mind. If medication is indicated, our practitioner will then walk you through the medication’s effects, potential side-effects, usage, and course of treatment.

Request Services or Make a Referral

To make a referral please fax the referral form to 1 (410) 630-5155 or complete it via the link below.

You can also call 301-310-7005 with any questions.



Alisha M. Johnson, LCSW-C, LICSW, MSW 

Program Director

Alisha M. Johnson, LCSW-C, LICSW, MSW, our Program Director, received her undergraduate degree, Master of Science in Social Work, with a concentration in Psychology from Bethel College, North Newton, KS. In 2008, Alisha received her master’s degree in Social Work, with a concentration in clinical social work from Newman University, Wichita, KS. Alisha comes to us with over 17 years’ experience in the social work field. Alisha began her career as a case manager for children in foster care. Alisha has also worked as a therapist, as a Social Services Director in a long-term care and skilled nursing facility, and in the acute hospital setting. Most recently, Alisha was a Clinical Social Worker at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, where she worked with people of all ages and with many different needs. Alisha provided brief solution-focused interventions and support, discharge planning, and she worked as a bridge between inpatient hospitalization and the community. 

Kehinde Oyekan, CRNP, PMH

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Kehinde Oyekan is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and years of experience treating patients with psychiatric disorder across the spectrum in outpatient clinics. Her practice approach is a mix of prescribing up to date psychiatric medications and alternative natural treatments including but not limited to vitamins, supplements, lifestyle modification- diet, exercise, etc. She strongly believes the combination of medication and psychotherapy is usually the most effective, however the decision of what’s the right choice of treatment approach is a joined decision. She offers a highly personalized approach tailored to each client’s individual needs to help attain the personal growth they are striving for whether they are seeking help as an adult or seeking help for your child or your teenager. Kehinde treats a wide range of concerns through a tailored combination of psychotherapy and medications. Her areas of special interest include anxiety disorders, depression, insomnia, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder and childhood medical trauma among many others

Dannielle Cayard 

Clinician / Therapist

Dannielle Cayard MSW, LMSW is a Clinician/Therapist with Northeast Family Services of Maryland. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2007 at Clark Atlanta University. With determination and a passion to help families thrive, she completed a master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Public Health, in 2009, at Morgan State University. She has experience working with adults, children, and adolescents as a mental health case manager, early childhood education teacher, and mentor. As a Licensed Master Social Worker, she brings an immense amount of cultural competence, a holistic approach, fresh diagnostic perspective, and empathic/active listening to her therapeutic sessions. She has a strong interest in anxiety, depression, PTSD, and mood disorders and is concerned about the mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness of her clients and their families. Dannielle focuses her work on individual, family, couples and group therapies.

Kelly Dohony

Clinician / Therapist

Kelly Dohony is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in outpatient and school settings. Kelly received her Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., graduating with her MSW in 2019. Kelly began her career as a case manager in a housing program in Washington, D.C. and has mostly recently been a therapist in an outpatient clinic for over two years. Kelly has experience providing therapy for clients experiencing anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, and trauma, as well as other social, emotional, and behavioral concerns. She also has experience with family therapy and is certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), a model of family therapy used with child ages 2-7. She also has experience working with adults. 

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Our Address

9520 Berger RD

Ste 302

Columbia MD 21046

Contact Us

Office Hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Phone: 301-310-7005

Fax: 1-410-630-5155