Chester River Behavioral

Health and Wellness

 EST. 1997

Sunset on the Chester

Sunset on the Chester

Summer Bloom

Summer Bloom

CRBH joins Kent's Purple Brigade

CRBH joins Kent's Purple Brigade

May Is Mental Health Month

May Is Mental Health Month



In March we honor our Social Workers

In March we honor our Social Workers

Pat Deitz, Pam Cambardella, Chelsea Jennings, & Roland Jennings

Team WalkieTalkie

Team WalkieTalkie

Team WalkieTalkie raised $960 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention!

Daybreak on the Chester

Daybreak on the Chester

Welcome to CRBH

Welcome to CRBH

Wellness & intervention services

Wellness & intervention services

Clinical Office

Clinical Office

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Enhancing Wellness.
Realizing Potential.
< one person at a time  >


On the Matter of Reopening

Dear Clients and Friends,

It goes without saying that COVID 19 has been a game changer.

Prior to March 20, 2020, 99.9% of our services were delivered in our offices, face-to-face. We had conducted business in this manner for 23 years.

Since the 20th, 100% of our services have been delivered via telehealth from eight different locations – and for this we are grateful.

  • We are grateful that we live in era in which the technology exists to provide services remotely; that we were able to continue services to existing clientele and begin service provision to new individuals, couples, and families.

  • We are grateful that insurance companies have supported and encouraged the delivery of tele-health, in many instances paying client copays.

  • We are grateful that lawmakers introduced flexibilities to regulations that permitted the delivery of tele-health services where none had been possible before.

  • We are grateful to our clients, staff, providers, and community for the patience they have shown as we learned to navigate this new world.

With tele-health as a viable mechanism for reducing the amount of exposure that any one of us has we have decided to stay-the-course through the remainder of 2020.

While our numbers in Maryland and our Eastern Shore communities look good; flu season is upon us. It has been here before and many businesses have re-opened, so some might ask, “Why won’t we?”

Our answer: we are grateful to be in an extremely fortunate position, unlike many, to have a viable option that permits us to reduce potential exposure of both ourselves and our clients; to reduce exposure to potentially vulnerable individuals; and, to lesson the demands placed on our clients in travelling to and from our office at a time when other demands have increased for many individuals and families. For all of this we are immensely grateful.

​We look forward to the day when we return to the office and offer both in-person sessions and  tele-health.

As always, thank you for choosing Chester River Behavioral Health, LLC.

                                            Stay Safe ~ Drs. Schaefer and Wirtz, Staff and Affiliates 


Chester River Behavioral Health & Wellness

is a multi-disciplinary group practice comprised of highly trained and experienced mental health and substance abuse providers. These professional affiliates include: psychologists and masters' prepared professional counselors, clinical social workers, and psychology associates. For more information regarding our affiliates' training and areas of expertise please view our clinical provider's page. We offer a wide range of evaluation and therapy services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Educational programs and group services are also available. For more specific information please view our services page. We participate with many private health insurance plans, as well as Medicare. Our administrative staff can assist you with information about your health coverage benefits, cost of services, and payment options. Please browse our website for more information. 

Reinvent Yourself:
Discover the Rewards of Emotional Health and Wellness
through the Six Dimensions of Wellness*


"Where we are able to feel emotionally strong or stable, our lives are richer; problems easier to solve or manage; and, health is better: We will enjoy the riches of personal relationships and find balance between work, leisure, family and friends."  ~~ Dr. Teresa M. I. Schaefer



The emotional dimension of wellness recognizes the value of awareness and acceptance of one's feelings. Emotional wellness is recognized in the capacity to manage feelings and behaviors, the development of autonomy, and the ability to cope effectively with stress.



Physical health and emotional health go

hand in hand. Feeling and looking good

result in improved self-esteem, self-control, determination, and direction. Nutritional awareness, substance control, and realistic physical health routines improve personal outcomes.



Spiritual wellness is found when feelings and actions are consistent with beliefs and values. The search for meaning and purpose is often characterized by harmony between internal personal feelings and behaviors and the experience of your path in life.



The intellectual dimension of wellness recognizes one's creative and stimulating mental activities. A well person expands his or her knowledge and skills while discovering the potential for sharing these gifts with others.



Social wellness is found in acknowledging the interdependence we have with others. Willful choices to nurture personal relationships and contribute to the community in which we live fosters our social health. 



The occupational dimension of wellness recognizes personal satisfaction and enrichment of one's life through work -- in and out of the home, paid and unpaid. Our ability to contribute our unique gifts, skills, and talents through work is both personally rewarding and meaningful.

*The Six Dimensions of Wellness Model was developed by Bill Hettler, MD copyright National Wellness Institute.



Outpatient Wellness, Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Services

in a private and confidential setting

952 Washington Avenue   Chestertown, Maryland 21620


FAX 410-778-0984



Enhancing Wellness. Realizing Potential.

© 2014 by Chester River Behavioral Health, LLC.

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