ESPS Increases Staff and Services To Meet Community Need

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ESPS is growing to meet the needs of people living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The Behavioral Health Company is expanding the scope of practice and adding new, highly qualified staff.

ESPS, A Behavioral Health Company

ESPS, A Behavioral Health Company

ESPS is growing to meet the needs of people living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Kathryn Seifert, PhD, CEO of Eastern Shore Psychological Services ,LLC (ESPS), a behavioral health company is pleased to announce the company has received certification from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration to provide addiction’s services to clients in the Easton, Salisbury, and Princess Ann areas.

Types of addictions services offered are DWI education classes, outpatient substance abuse services, and intensive outpatient substance abuse services. In addition to addiction services, ESPS provides a variety of mental and behavioral health services including, but not limited to, therapy for trauma, adults, families and children, aggression and violence, anger management, and attachment and bonding difficulties. The integration of addictions and mental health services will improve outcomes for clients with dual diagnoses.

ESPS is also expanding its assessment department by including educational testing. This type of evaluation helps to determine an individual’s specific educational needs and identifies potential learning strengths and difficulties. ESPS continues to provide psychological and forensic evaluations to the community. The Psychology Department is now lead by Deborah Matthews, PhD and Licensed Psychologist, who came to ESPS with 20 plus years of experience in assessment and education. Additionally, 2 post-doctoral psychology associates, Dr. Jillian Erdberg and Dr. Krista Hansen have joined the ESPS staff. They have very strong professional experience and backgrounds and will be providing psychological, addictions, and forensic services.

Further, as of September 19, 2012 Justin Wade, MD, has joined ESPS as Medical Director. Dr. Wade received his MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA and is Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Wade comes to ESPS from Adventist Behavioral Health in Cambridge, Maryland where he served as Medical Director for the past five years. In additional to serving as Medical Director Dr. Wade will evaluate and manage both children and adults with mental health diagnoses. He also will be providing psychopharmocology training for the ESPS Training academy.

Dr. Seifert will be presenting an all day workshop on “A Systems and Developmental Approach to Interventions with High Risk Youth and families” at the training center on 10/27/2012. Training is offered to all professionals on the Eastern Shore of MD. ESPS also welcomes Drs. Wolf and Peasor to our staff as part time psychiatrists.

For additional information about ESPS services and/or these exciting changes please contact Robert M. Hooper, PhD, Director of Special Projects via phone, 410-334-6961, or email, m(dot)hooper(at)espsmd(dot)com.

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