New Patients

To get started please complete the secure online referral form based on the County you reside in.

Existing Patients

FFCP Maryland promotes wellness and recovery in the treatment of mental illness, behavioral health problems, and emotional concerns.

Prescription Refills

When appropriate, FFCP Maryland provides prescription refills outside of a scheduled appointment as a courtesy service.

Families First Counseling & Psychiatry is an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic (OMHC) started by experienced mental health professionals who together have over 40 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Our vision is to promote wellness and recovery in the treatment of mental illness, behavioral health problems, and emotional concerns.

We offer psychiatric medication management services for clients who have psychotherapy services from other providers and other agencies. We work well with outside agencies and welcome coordinating care and communicating with all your treatment professionals. Please call us if you had questions about receiving solely psychiatric medication services.

Our mission and vision are focused on two principles. First and foremost is to provide the highest level of evidence-based therapeutic services for our clients. Second is making clinician support, training, and professional development a central component of our agency. Our clinicians receive regular clinical supervision and we offer regular continuing education programs.

Easy Appointments

Getting an appointment at FFCP Maryland is as simple as 3 easy steps.

Top Psychiatrists & Counselors

Our team of mental health psychiatrists and therapists are some of the best counselors in Maryland.

Prescription Refills

We provide our patients with a courtesy service of prescription refills outside of scheduled appointment times. Call 240-965-0076 for more information.

Trauma Training for Clinicians & Educators

FFCP offers trauma training to clinicians and educators. Individuals who complete all 5 courses are eligible to sit for an examination and receive STARR certification. Visit FFCP Trauma Training Program for more information.

Medical Director

Dr. Todd Christiansen

Dr. Todd Christiansen formed Families First Counseling & Psychiatry in 2017.

Education
2003     Residency, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2000     M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin
1996     B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Professional Affiliations
Active Member, American Psychiatric Association
Active Member, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists

Strengthening People and Families

Families First Counseling & Psychiatry

We are an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic (OMHC) started by experienced mental health professionals who together have over 40 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Our vision is to promote wellness and recovery in the treatment of mental illness, behavioral health problems, and emotional concerns.

Trauma Training Program

FFCP Maryland offers trauma training to clinicians and educators. Individuals who complete all 5 courses are eligible to sit for an examination and receive STARR certification.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a treatment designed for individuals with self-harm behaviors. This can include self-cutting, suicide attempts, urgest to suicide, and suicidal thoughts.

Employment

FFCP is actively hiring licensed Off-Site Therapists in Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, and Howard County.

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Join Families First Counseling and Psychiatry for our Inaugural Conference focusing on tools to improve our overall clinical work!

About the Event

Families First Counseling and Psychiatry has been providing in house trainings since 2018. This year we decided to share our wonderful trainers with the community. We are excited to have our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Maxwell Manning, LCSW-C, who will take us on a journey of understanding Ego Psychology and Afrocentric Concepts.

This is a two-day online conference for a total of 6 CEUs, sponsored by FFCP and cosponsored by NASW-MD and the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists-MD.

Thursday, August 26th and Friday, August 27th, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT