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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
Gwendolyn A. Harter, our Program Director, attended undergrad at Pennsylvania State University and University of Maryland-University College. She holds a Master Degree in Social Work from The Catholic University of America in the Combined Concentration studying both Clinical Social Work and Social Change. She is currently attending West Chester University for her Doctorate in Public Administration focusing on Adolescent Mental Health Policy. Gwendolyn has worked in behavioral health field for 12 years beginning her career as a treatment foster care Social Worker for adolescents in Washington DC. She became a Clinical Supervisor and then Program Director of a Treatment Foster Care program in Maryland. She has worked in local hospitals as a Psychiatric Crisis Clinician and a Crisis Therapist.
As a private practice therapist, she works with trauma survivors as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II. She is also a member of WPATH with over 10 years of experience providing competent and up-to-date mental health services to the LGBTQIA+ community.
Gwendolyn joined Northeast Family Services in 2021 as Program Director of Behavioral Health Services Maryland and is excited to offer quality care for youth and families through the various programs offers at their Columbia MD location.
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
9520 Berger RD
Columbia MD 21046
Office Hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm