Contemporary Therapeutic Services, Inc. (CTS) is an outpatient community based mental health clinic with locations in Prince George’s, Charles, Montgomery, Howard, Washington counties, and Baltimore City, offering a myriad of mental health services, including individual, family, couples, and group therapy, as well as a full-range of psychiatric services and psychological testing. Everyone at Contemporary Therapeutic Services, Inc. is committed to providing a high quality of mental health care based on comprehensive assessment and extensive treatment development by an interdisciplinary treatment team. Board Certified and / or Licensed clinicians provide all services. Our staff currently includes 2 full-time Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrists, and 4 part-time Psychiatrists, as well as over 100 licensed therapists of various disciplines, including social workers, counselors, psychologists, marriage and family therapists.
Contemporary Therapeutic Services Inc. is a comprehensive behavioral health and wellness services agency providing for the total mental health needs of individuals and families. It is based on a belief that no child or family should be left behind and everyone deserves to be treated with respect, dignity, and equality. We offer diverse, culturally competent, quality mental health services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. The key principles that guide our practice include strength-based, client-centered, family-focused, culturally competent services, provided in collaboration with other agencies and our community.
Contemporary Therapeutic Services Inc. was developed on the premise that the mental health needs of children, adolescents, and their families can be met within their home, school, and community environments. Our vision is to establish and promote an environment that recognizes and values the diversity of our clients, personal and cultural differences, and unique needs of each child and their families. As such, we recognize that diversity includes many dimensions and characteristics. We value these characteristics, and strive to promote an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and self-worth. Our mission is to provide a holistic and seamless system of mental health and behavioral health care services that is responsive to social, psychological, emotional, cultural, and biological needs of all individuals and families.
Our goal is to foster growth and facilitate change in individuals and families, by providing strength and evidence-based, individual and family-centered paradigm of treatment. This dynamic model of practice blends empowerment, ecological and bio-physiological theories, and systems thinking to promote the interconnectedness between the optimal functioning of the mind and body within the client’s individualized socio-cultural contexts. Through our comprehensive array of services that are based on individualization and collaboration, Contemporary Therapeutic Services, Inc, strives to empower the individuals and families we serve to become the agents of change in their own lives and environments, as well as making a difference in their larger communities.
Contemporary Therapeutic Services, Inc, works with other service providers, families, teachers, and others who care about clients coming into our care. As a team, we develop an individualized treatment plan that builds on the unique strengths of each child and each family. This customized plan is always implemented in a way that is consistent with the family’s culture, language, and socio-cultural background. We believe agencies should work together to ensure that clients with mental, emotional, and behavioral problems have access to the services and supports they need to succeed.
Contemporary Therapeutic Services, Inc. honors diversity of all individuals. Our staff derives from diverse clinical and cultural backgrounds and we attempt to utilize everyone’s unique talents and contributions, which allow us to maintain the exceptional quality of our services. Each individual participating in our program receives an individualized treatment plan that reflects his/her goals and objectives. Clients are a large part of treatment development and are encouraged to take the lead and responsibility in developing their own treatment plans. Referring professionals are also involved in treatment development and discharge planning. We strongly believe that if individuals take ownership of their progress, they will be much more successful in achieving the goals and maintaining their growth and improvement towards the goals.
Contemporary Therapeutic Services, Inc. staff is trained in a variety of therapeutic models and approaches, and are encouraged to conceptualize cases based on individual needs of each client, shaping the treatment to fit the needs of the client and the family. Our clients also have access to a multitude of therapeutic groups that are based on a wide range of diagnoses. Groups may be time-limited or open-ended, depending on the therapeutic focus of the group.
Contemporary Therapeutic Services, Inc. places a significant value on supervision and on-going training of our therapists. We strongly believe that with knowledge and experience come better understanding and insight. All of our therapists receive regular supervision from Board approved supervisors and are encouraged to participate in outside trainings as well as in-house presentations that are available on monthly basis at each one of our locations. Additionally, we have an extensive training program for students from local graduate schools. Every year we are joined by a large group of interns coming from various disciplines, including social workers, counselors, and psychologists. All of the interns have the opportunity to gain clinical experience in providing individual, family, and group therapy to clients who are diverse culturally and diagnostically. Contemporary Therapeutic Services, Inc. interns are an integral part of our multi-disciplinary clinical team, and play a significant role in contributing to a collegial environment leading to on-going learning and professional development.
In the past eight years, Contemporary Therapeutic Services, Inc. has evolved, expanded, and improved through our commitment and hard work, making the innovative concepts and approaches its standard, by offering a myriad of services, emphasizing quality, providing family friendly environment, and challenging and supporting our staff to stay abreast with new developments in the field of mental health and grow personally and professionally.