Eileen Dewey, a clinical social worker, and Dr. William Schlothober opened the Columbia Addictions Center in 1988 to service people struggling with substance abuse.
The center has been under the sole leadership of Eileen Dewey for over 25 years, and has grown into a multifaceted program, which has become the Center for Behavioral Health.
The goal of the center has always been to provide compassionate and effective behavioral health care in an environment free of judgement and blame. Clients experience a collaborative relationship with a professional team that supports them in setting and achieving their personal goals.
Throughout the years, and as demands changed, we have analyzed and improved services, continually creating new programs. Treatment plans are as individual as each client. The center now offers an integrative program for substance abuse, mental health, and wellness services.
Certified, Experienced, Compassionate
The staff of dedicated professionals at the center is considered to be the top in their field, and have been carefully chosen to be a part of the team. Meet the staff
The center offers training for young professionals, college interns, university practicum students, and professional colleagues as well. Students from nearly 20 local and national colleges and universities have studied at the center. Eileen chaired the Continuing Education Program for the Maryland Society of Clinical Social Work through the 1990’s and into 2001. Since that time, she and her staff have offered numerous workshops to professionals in the mental health and substance abuse community.
The center has been the recipient of a number of awards. Most recently, we received an Honorary Resolution from the Howard County Council for the impressive contributions we have made to the health and well-being of our clients.
Over-looking a quiet, wooded setting, the center offers clients a peaceful and serene environment to encourage personal growth and change.