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Dagenhart Health and Wellness is a mental health private practice serving Frederick County, Maryland and the surrounding areas.  We have been proudly serving our community since 2010.  Since our opening we have had one goal in mind, and that goal has never changed:

To provide the highest quality of comprehensive and integrated clinical services to promote the emotional and spiritual well-being of our community members.

The providers at Dagenhart Health and Wellness offer a wide range of specialty areas including depression, anxiety, divorce recovery (for both adults and children), self-esteem, adolescent issues (i.e. school performance, anger management), relationship and couples counseling, sexual dysfunctions, crisis intervention, & medication management.  Our providers come from a diverse background of education and personal experiences.
The mental health field has numerous practitioners from various educational backgrounds.  This often can be confusing.  To help clarify any confusion, we provided a description of the differnt types of providers you may see at Dagenhart Health and Wellness.  See below.

We offer a variety of individual, couples, and family services.
We also run various groups.
Please contact the office to inquire about specific details regarding our groups.

Most appointments can be offered within 7-14 business days.
(NOTE: As of December 1, 2021 we have disconntinued our wait list for new appointments.  We strongly encourage new patients to routinely contact the office for an update to our availability.  For some providers it may be several weeks, or a couple months until they have openings for new patients. Thank you for your patience.  We apologize for any inconvenience.)

Evening appointments are available 3 - 4 nights per week.  Please speak with our administration staff regarding evening availability.  Not all providers have evening availability.

Initial Consultations/Evaluations:  60 - 90 minutes
Medication Follow Ups:  20 - 45 minutes
Individual/Family: 45 - 60 minutes
Marriage/Couples/Relationships:  60-90 minutes​​​​​​​

In general, the standard meeting time for psychotherapy is 45-53 minutes. The standard meeting time for medication follow ups is 20-30 minutes. If you are 10 minutes or later for any appointment, your appointment time will be forfeited and will need to be rescheduled. At times, and if therapeutically needed, requests for longer appointment times with your provider may occur. Additional session times need to be discussed with your provider in order for time to be scheduled in advance. NOTE: Additional fees may occur for longer appointment times and may not be covered by your insurance.

Click on the "Meet Our Providers" link to the left to find out more about our staff and what services they can offer.

Click here to find out more about Insurance and Fees.

If you are a new client/patient, or would like to update your information, please log in to our Patient Portal.

It is recommended to show up 15 minutes prior to your initial appointment to complete all administrative responsibilities so you can maximize your time with our providers.​​​​​​​
Upon request, and time permitting, our providers are available for speaking arrangments and workshops in churches and within the community.

Please contact the office at 240-575-9688 for any questions you may have about our practice and/or services. You can also e-mail us at businessoffice@dagenhartandassociates.com
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What's the difference?

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners?  What do they do?  And who should I see?​​​​​​

To help you better understand each licensure type we have listed our provider types below:

A Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) holds a masters or doctoral degree in nursing and is board certified in Psychiatry. PMHNP stands for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  PMHNPs can assess, evaluate, diagnose and treat mental health and substance use disorders from various evidenced-based models and interventions.  Although PMHNPs are trained in individual and family psychotherapy, the providers at Dagenhart Health And Wellness focus and specialize in psychotropic medication management.

A Professional Counselor (LCPC) holds a masters or doctoral degree in counseling, mental health, and/or psychology.  They can provide counseling and psychotherapy in various mental health areas.  LCPC stands for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. LCPC’s work with a variety of diagnosis depending on their experience.  Some LCPC’s hold certifications specializing in particular fields such as eating disorders, trauma, or substance abuse.  Many hold certifications specializing in specific treatment modalities, such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensititzation and Reprocessing), CGT (Certified Gottman Therapy), and TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).

A Social Worker (LCSW) is a masters or doctoral level clinician who provides counseling and psychotherpay.  LCSW stands for Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  LCSWs can work with a variety of diagnosis depending on their experience.  A clinical social worker (LCSW) Some LCSW’s hold certifications specializing in particular fields such as eating disorders, trauma, or substance abuse.  Many hold certifications specializing in specific treatment modalities, such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensititzation and Reprocessing), CGT (Certified Gottman Therapy), and TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).