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
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.
They assist patients in obtaining medication assistance, community program
involvement and other resources.
The financial counselor provides assistance with identifying and applying
for financial aid for medical bills.
Shepphard Pratt Health System provides tele-psychiatry services to behavioral health patients delivered
using live interactive videoconferencing equipment.
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.