COLUMBIA OUTPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT PROGRAM

Columbia, MD

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Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program Columbia is a day treatment program that provides care for those in need of an intensive outpatient program (IOP). Treatment is customized and employs a variety of evidence-based modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and more. Here, patients benefit from one-on-one therapeutic support as well as group sessions in an encouraging environment of peers where they can safely practice new skills that are transferable to home. 

Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program is a preferred provider with most major insurance companies. Our team of experienced insurance verification specialists will confirm not only if the level of care you are seeking is covered by your policy but also determine what, if any, out of pocket cost you would incur. Reach out to the team today toverify your coverage.  

PROGRAM FEATURES

Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization

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MEET THE TEAM

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Heather Marshall, LPCC5003

Heather licensed professional clinical counselor with over eight years of residential treatment experience. She has had the unique opportunity to work in both residential and outpatient programs throughout her career, and has extensive experience in leadership, program development, milieu management, utilization review and case conceptualization. Heather earned her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at the University of Redlands and received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in sociology from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Heather began her career with Center for Discovery as a counselor at the adolescent dual-diagnosis facility and has since been afforded the opportunity to expand her role in many different clinical facets. Most recently, Heather expanded her leadership role into a regional director position in which she oversees our Adolescent Mental Health program in Downey, California. Heather is passionate about creating a warm and inviting, family-centered program that will greatly improve the quality of life for the patient and family. She utilizes a humanistic cognitive behavioral therapeutic approach with her patients and operates from a patient-centered perspective.

THERAPIST

Jessica Yukihiro

Jessica is an associate marriage and family therapist. She earned her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy at Hope International University in Fullerton, California, and her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in marketing at California State University, Northridge. Jessica has worked in the mental health field for over six years, four of those years being in residential treatment. She has had the unique experience of working in a variety of mental health settings and has experience and interest in leadership, crisis management and case conceptualization. Prior to working with Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program, Jessica was a therapist in long-term residential group home facilities, a school-based therapist working with children and a therapist at an art therapy-focused facility that worked primarily with sexual abuse survivors. While being with Discovery, she has had the opportunity to work with the adolescent population at the Downey, California, location before transitioning to work with the adult population in Chino Hills. Jessica is passionate about creating a safe environment to be able to explore and process through the struggles that have affected an individual’s opportunity for growth. She utilizes an array of modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and psychodynamic approaches, depending on the best fit for the patient. Jessica also has a passion for working with families and couples, which is what attracted her to the therapy field. Jessica’s professional goals are to continue working with adults and to grow within the company.

FACILITY MANAGER

Natalie Leon

Natalie is currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical psychology with a specialization in child and adolescent development from Pepperdine University. After completing the program, she will begin to work on completing the requisites for the doctoral psychology degree at Pepperdine University. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Riverside, with an emphasis in social psychology. She began with Discovery Behavioral Health in 2016 in a dual role as counselor and educational liaison and has been able to take on the role of facility manager. Prior to joining DBH, Natalie worked with a variety of demographics including: autism spectrum disorder, early start program, special education advocacy, sexual assault advocacy and McKinney-Vento advocacy. In addition, she has had the opportunity to have experience and training in crisis management, behavioral intervention, depression and anxiety. Natalie utilizes a humanistic cognitive behavioral therapeutic approach while integrating expressive therapies. She strives to provide a warm and safe environment while fostering creativity and passion in patients and ensuring families have a unique and healing experience throughout their mental health treatment. 

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, which is why we call it the present.” -Bill Keane

COUNSELOR III & EDUCATION LIAISON

Sara Gladysz, MS, AMFT #115464

Sara is an associate marriage and family therapist. Sara earned her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy at the University of La Verne and received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and social behavior, as well as criminology, from the University of California, Irvine. She began with Center for Discovery in Chino Hills in 2016 as a counselor II and has since been able to take on the role of education liaison and Counselor III. Prior to joining the team, Sara has worked with children in ABA therapy. She uses a calm and compassionate approach when working with patients and their families. Sara uses her skills to provide a safe environment and facilitate opportunities for patients and families to enhance their strengths.

“When you know yourself, you are empowered. When you accept yourself, you are invincible.”  -Tina Lifford

Support Group

Discovery Mood & Anxiety provides free support groups for individuals, loved ones, and professionals. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.

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Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

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