Counseling and Therapy for Adults, Youth and Families

About the Center

The Outpatient Mental Health Center (OMHC) at Family Services, Inc., offers care for diverse mental health needs in English and Spanish. Family Services is committed to providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment for the children, adolescents and adults in our community. Services are provided by a Board Certified Psychiatrist and licensed clinical professionals. Often, The Outpatient Mental Health Center works in tandem with Montgomery Station, a comprehensive psychiatric rehabilitation program provided at the Family Services, Inc.

The OMHC provides individual, group and family therapy, and medication management services.  We offer services for life challenges, relationship issues, behavioral issues with a child or teen, depression, anxiety, trauma and persistent mental illness.

In addition, the OMHC offers SAME DAY ACCESS - Enroll as a client and be seen the same day!

For more information about SAME DAY ACCESS, please call 301-840-3263. Walk-in registration is available Monday - Thursday from 10:00am - 2:00pm (no appointment needed).  

To download an information flyer, click here.

Eligibility requirements: Medicaid and Medicare insurance accepted.

Center Staff—Management

Dr. Lea Ann Moricle, MD
Medical Director, OMHC 

Dr. Moricle is the Medical Director for the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic at Family Services.  She is a licensed physician in Maryland and DC and Board Certified in Psychiatry.  Dr. Moricle received her medical degree from Marshall University and completed her residency training from Georgetown University Hospital.  Dr. Moricle served as the Team Psychiatrist for ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) for seven years.  Her interests in integrated health serve our clinic’s initiative to provide mental and primary health care through the HIP project and Health Integration Program (Health Home). Her practice focuses on adults and she has a breadth of experience treating concerns such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.  Dr. Moricle also has extensive experience in working in collaboration with Psychiatric Rehabilitation programs like Montgomery Station.

Jennifer Carberry, LCSW-C
Center Director, OMHC

Jennifer Carberry is a licensed clinical social worker and registered clinical supervisor in the state of Maryland. Jennifer is the Clinic Director for the Outpatient Mental Health Center at Family Services in Gaithersburg. She attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook for her Master’s Degree in Social Work and practiced in New York, prior to relocating to Maryland in 2002, with focus on child, adolescent and family work. She has worked extensively with family systems and adolescent psychiatric disorders for the past decade as the director of a residential program in Baltimore City, and has experience in working with clients who are dually diagnosed with mental health and substance abuse disorders.

Marlene Dunsmore, LCSW-C

Marlene Dunsmore has special training and experience in providing clinical psychotherapy to adults and children who have experienced mental/physical and sexual trauma; adults who suffer from substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, incarceration, or parenting issues; and the severely and persistently mentally ill (SPMI) population. She currently runs support groups for the SPMI population, Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Group (TREM) for adult women and a Dissociative Identity Disorder Group (DID) for women. She practices therapy by utilizing the following modalities: Psychodynamic, CBT, TREM, EMDR, EFT, Social Skills Building and 12 Step/Relapse Prevention theories.

Tom Sumser, LCSW-C

Tom Sumser is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical who received his Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. He has also received extensive post-graduate training in Structural Family Therapy. Tom has over 30 years experience in working with children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, family services agencies and private practice.

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