Family Health & Wellness, GRMC’s Regional Behavioral Health Center located at 69 Wolf Acres in Oakland Family Health & Wellness Services provides a variety of office-based, outpatient mental health and substance use disorder services:
- Individual psychotherapy
- Family-based counseling
- Group therapy
Psychiatric medication services:
- Psychiatric medication management with a Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- Tele-psychiatric medication management with a Sheppard Pratt board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist (computer based with practitioners at Baltimore campus)
Substance-use disorder services:
- Substance-use disorder counseling
- Medication-assisted treatment for patients with opioid use disorder (counseling required)
Tele-consultation evaluation through Kennedy Krieger, providing a one-time evaluation of children/adolescents/young adults ages 2-21 for issues including:
- Attention deficit disorder
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Autism spectrum disorders and pervasive developmental disorders
- Communication/speech/language disorders
- Intellectual disabilities
- Learning disorders and academic issues
Evaluations may include recommendations requiring travel to Kennedy Krieger’s physical campus in the Baltimore area.
Kennedy Krieger evaluation requires a referral from your child’s primary care provider. Please call our office for specific instructions.
For information about any of the services above, call the Health & Wellness office at 301-533-2190. Business Hours: Monday through Thursday 8 am to 6 pm • Friday 8am to 4pm
Family Health & Wellness Services Staff:
Monica Fries is an Addictions Counselor at Health & Wellness. She has worked in the field of Addictions and Mental Health for the past 23 years. She studied Neuroscience at the University of Maryland and completed her undergraduate work at Frostburg State University. She has completed several certifications over the years including Conflict Resolution, Crisis Intervention and Motivational Interviewing. She continues to focus on reducing stigma by educating individuals and using a non-judgmental approach.
Sabrina Tasker is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C). She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2003 from West Virginia University (WVU). In 2005, she completed a Master’s of Social Work, also at WVU. She has been practicing since 2005 with children and also within the criminal justice system. Sabrina joined Health and Wellness in January of 2022. She enjoys utilizing modalities including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Energy Psychology. She specializes in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), with children ages 18 months through age 10. PCIT provides supportive therapy to assist parents and children in improving behavioral concerns and strengthening relationships. Sabrina believes that people have the tools to health themselves from within. She also finds the therapeutic relationship to be one of the most important elements of successful treatment.
Abbey Patterson is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). She is currently completing requirements needed to become a Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical (LCSW-C). Abbey earned an Associate’s Degree from Allegany College of Maryland in 2015, majoring in Human Services. She then went on to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Frostburg State University in 2016. She then completed a Master’s in Social Work from Salisbury University in 2018. In 2019, Abbey completed training for Mind and Body Skills and is working towards obtaining certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She joined the team at Health and Wellness in November if 2019. Abbey enjoys working with all ages and draws from polyvagal theory, mindfulness/mind body connection, relaxation, and adaptive information processing. Abbey is committed to building a strong, trusting, therapeutic relationship with each individual client. She strives to meet her clients “where they are” and promotes self-determination and self-compassion as part of a holistic plan of care. Abbey believes that every person has unique strengths that can be leveraged for healing and wellness.
Sara Cockerham is a Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical (LCSW-C). She attended Johnson and Wales University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Leadership. Sara completed a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Alaska in 2010. She has been practicing as a LCSW-C since 2012. Sara is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Oncology Social Worker. Sara joined the team at Health and Wellness in January of 2022. While Sara enjoys working with all ages, she has a passion for adolescents. She uses a variety of approaches in her work including strengths-based, cognitive-behavioral, and trauma-focused techniques including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Sara’s experiential background includes medical social work with individuals diagnosed with severe and chronic illnesses.
Kelly M. Rock is a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified (PMHNP-BC). She completed a Diploma in Nursing at the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1995, a Bachelor’s in Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh in 2003, a Master’s in Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh in 2006, a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Carlow University in 2010, and a post-master’s certificate in child/adolescent mental health at Vanderbilt University in 2016. She has been in practice as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner since 2007 and has enjoyed working in rural, underserved communities in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Maryland since that time. Kelly joined Health and Wellness in June of 2019. She specializes in medication management of psychiatric disorders in the community mental health setting, working with clients aged 5 and older.
Dr. Lisa J. Ryan is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PsyD). Lisa earned a Bachelor’s degree from Marshall University in Psychology/Sociology in 2004. She completed a Master’s in Psychology from Marshall University in 2007. She then earned a Doctor of Psychology degree in 2011, also at Marshall University. She has been practicing since 2011. Lisa joined the staff at Health and Wellness in March of 2019. She specializes in conceptualizing cases from adaptive information processing and cognitive behavioral theoretical approaches and utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques within a client-centered philosophy to treat most general mental health concerns. Lisa works with clients 15 years of age and older. She is trained specifically to work with individuals who live in rural areas. Given her lived experience, she understands many of the barriers to quality mental health services in rural, underserved areas. She is dedicated to and loves the work she does.