Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center Baltimore

Location Details

Who we treat
Child and Adolescent
Level of Care
On-site Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
Conditions We Treat
Anxiety Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Depressive Disorders
Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Trauma-Related Disorders

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Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center -- located in Hunt Valley, Maryland just north of Baltimore -- specializes in treatment for mood, anxiety and trauma-related disorders for medically stable adults, with additional services for children and adolescents.

Our mood and anxiety treatment program in Maryland now offers:

  • Five-day-per-week partial hospitalization program (PHP) for adults, children and adolescents
  • Three-day-per-week intensive outpatient program (IOP) for adults, children and adolescents


For patients in need of structure and intensive skills practice, and who can maintain medication compliance, our five-day-a-week PHP includes 6-7 hours of programming each day. Patients spend nights at home or at nearby housing for a comfortable, supported environment during evening hours. This supports individuals in developing sustainable skills and strategies for managing symptoms.


Our three-day-per-week IOP provides up to 9 hours of clinical programming each week for patients with mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder as well as anxiety disorders including general anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD).

Life at Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center Baltimore

Accredited by the Joint Commission and led by a nationally recognized team of experts across multiple behavioral healthcare disciplines, Pathlight offers comprehensive, mindfulness-based treatment approaches to support adults and families struggling with serious behavioral health concerns. Our location provides enhanced patient care through recently upgraded facilities, specialized program spaces, free parking, easy access to public transportation and close proximity to a variety of local attractions, hotels and restaurants.

As a member of the Eating Recovery Center family of programs, Pathlight’s treatment philosophy acknowledges the importance of assessment, intervention and discharge planning in successfully addressing behavioral health concerns. A fully comprehensive assessment is crucial in identifying co-occurring conditions and developing an individualized treatment plan that best meets patient needs.

Evidence-based interventions, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Activation, and DBT-centered trauma education and protocol, help patients and families alike interrupt maladaptive thoughts and behaviors and live a values-rich life.

Our newly enhanced Transdiagnostic Care Approach uses a variety of evidence-based psychotherapies – coupled with specialized trauma and OCD tracks – to provide individualized treatment for the whole person and ensure the optimal environment for engagement, learning and recovery. We additionally offer state-of-the-science neuropsychiatric interventions including nasal ketamine for patients with hard-to-treat depressive symptoms.

Eating disorder treatment for binge eating disorder, anorexia, bulimia and others is also available through our Eating Recovery Center programming in a facility on the same campus. In February 2022, we will open our Residential Program for eating disorders across campus at 55 Schilling Road.

Pathlight Maryland is a welcoming, affirming facility and we serve patients of all gender identities.

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    Family & Alumni Support

    Our support for patients and families does not end at the time of discharge—rather, the treatment team carefully develops a personalized discharge plan, and offers several aftercare services and alumni support programs for patients that do not have an established mood, anxiety, trauma-related treatment team.

  • Travel


    For our out-of-town patients and families, we offer free Travel Concierge Services. Our Pathlight Concierge Services Representative is available to assist you with a variety of needs before and during treatment, including travel arrangements, booking accommodations and help locating local services, such as shopping, dining, and much more.

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    Paying for Treatment

    Insurances accepted change frequently. If you do not see your insurance carrier here, please ask us. The Eating Recovery Center’s insurance and financial specialists will provide a free benefits check. Our team will work tirelessly on your behalf to make treatment possible.

Paying for Treatment

Insurances accepted change frequently. If you do not see your insurance carrier here, please ask us. Pathlight’s insurance and financial specialists will provide a free benefits check. Our team will work tirelessly on your behalf to make treatment possible.


In-Network Providers


Blue Cross/Blue Shield







Moda Health Plan


PHCS Multiplan

Seton Health Plan

United Behavioral Health/Optum

Value Options

Get matched with the exact support you need.

With one conversation, our mental health professionals will help you better understand what you’re going through and what you need.

We will meet you where you are, listen to your story in a therapeutic setting, and match you with the level of support that meets your struggle.

Levels of Care at Pathlight Baltimore

  • Intensive Outpatient

    Days spent at center and nights at patient's home

  • Virtual Care

    Effective treatment from the comfort of your own home

  • Partial Hospitalization

    Daytime, onsite care with evenings offsite or at home

Explore Our Other Locations

Pathlight has multiple locations around the country to meet your mood, anxiety and trauma-related disorder treatment needs.

Meet Our Team

  • Harry A. Brandt, MD
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    Harry A. Brandt

    Chief of Psychiatry
    Dr. Harry Brandt led the eating disorders programs at Mercy Medical Center, St. Joseph Medical Center and Sheppard Pratt ...
  • Lara Kenik MS, RN
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    Lara Kenik

    Regional Nursing Director
    Lara Kenik joined Eating Recovery Center/Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center (ERCPL) in August 2016 as a full-time overnight nurse ...
  • Kim Anderson, PhD
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    Kim Anderson

    Executive Director
    Dr. Kim Anderson is the Executive Director at Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center. She currently oversees clinical programming at ...
  • Zach Marselle
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    Zach Marselle

    Director of Operational Excellence
    Zach joined ERC and Pathlight in 2020, bringing a combined 15 years of experience between healthcare administration and public ...
  • Steven Crawford, MD
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    Steven F. Crawford

    Regional Medical Director
    Dr. Steven Crawford is the Medical Director at Eating Recovery Center and Assistant Chief of Psychiatry at University of ...
  • Irene Rovira, PhD
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    Irene Rovira

    Clinical Director
    Dr. Rovira is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides evidence-based individual, group, and family treatment for eating ...
  • Kim Effertz, MSW
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    Kim Effertz

    Regional Vice President
    Kim Effertz joined Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center in September 2021 as an Operating Vice President ...
  • Ellen Astrachan Fletcher
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    Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher

    Regional Clinical Director
    Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher, PhD, FAED, CEDS-S, is Regional Clinical Director, Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood and ...
  • Kelsey Estry, MS, RD, LDN
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    Kelsey Estry

    Regional Nutrition Director
    Kelsey Estry, MS, RD, LDN, is a graduate of Michigan State University. She completed her Dietetic Internship at Loyola ...
  • Heather VanHooser
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    Heather VanHooser

    Chief Nursing Officer
    Heather joined ERC Pathlight as Chief Nursing Officer in 2023. She holds three bachelor’s degrees, a MBA, and a Master’s in ...