Behavioral Health Services

Atlantic Health Center
9714 Healthway Drive
Berlin, Maryland 21811
By appointment: 8:00am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Call 410-641-3340 and ask to speak with the mental health scheduler

Kenneth Widra, M.D.

Widra served for nearly eleven years as outpatient psychiatrist and medical director for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Service Board in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. In his capacity as an outpatient psychiatrist in public and private practice, Widra treated a broad range of disorders, including mood and anxiety disorders, thought and personality disorders, alcohol and substance abuse, child and adolescent issues including ADHD, and complications of medical illnesses. Widra originally hails from Chicago and received his B.A. in psychology from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in experimental psychology from University of South Florida-Tampa, before obtaining his medical degree from University of Illinois-Chicago. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Medical College of Virginia and his M.B.A. from James Madison University-Virginia. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Esther Harrell, LCPC

Esther Harrell holds a license as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor from the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Hood College, she earned her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Loyola University Maryland. She has more than 20 years of experience in the mental health field providing clinical and behavioral assessments, as well as individual, group and family therapy in a multitude of settings. Earlier in her career, she worked in the Behavioral Psychology Department at Kennedy Krieger Institute. For the last 16 years she has provided a variety of behavioral health services to clients of all ages at the Worcester County Health Department. She enjoys engaging and motivating clients to overcome life challenges, including stress, depression, and anxiety, using primarily a cognitive-behavioral approach.

The Atlantic Health Center provides outpatient behavior health and substance abuse services to the public in conjunction with the Worcester County Health Department. Services include:

  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Medication Evaluation and Monitoring
  • Individual, Family and Group Counseling/Therapy

The behavioral health staff

Our psychiatrist is board certified by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology providing medication management and therapy to our patient population.

Behavioral therapist
Our behavior therapist is a licensed clinical social worker, A LCSW-C, who provides therapies to help patients establish and meet their goals. Sessions last one hour.

Case managers
They assist patients in obtaining medication assistance, community program involvement and other resources.

Financial Counselor
The financial counselor provides assistance with identifying and applying for financial aid for medical bills.

Tele-Psychiatry Providers
Shepphard Pratt Health System provides tele-psychiatry services to behavioral health patients delivered using live interactive videoconferencing equipment.

Initial Appointment

At your first visit to AHC Behavioral Health Services you will meet with our behavioral specialist, who will conduct an intake interview and discuss treatment planning. After your appointment, depending on your needs, you may be scheduled for an appointment with one of our psychiatrists. Initial appointment last approximately 1- 1 ½ hours.