Chester River Behavioral

Health and Wellness

 EST. 1997
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Enhancing Wellness.
Realizing Potential.
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CRBH Continues care -- Virtually


COVID-19 update March 23, 2020


Dear Clients and Friends of Chester River Behavioral Health & Wellness,


These waters may be uncharted, but we are navigating.

As part of our efforts here at CRBH to

          a) continue uninterrupted services to our clients; and,

          b) contribute to the greater good by decreasing opportunities for virus spread:


We have changed our service delivery model exclusively to telemedicine.

This isn't a forever change, but it is for now.

If you are an existing client and have not yet heard from your therapist, please feel free to send us an email at

If you are a new client wishing to initiate services, please call us at 410-778-5550 during normal business hours.


At Chester River Behavioral Health, we remain committed to your care and uninterrupted delivery of the services you have come to rely on. Please take care of yourself.

  • connect socially, just not physically

  • limit your media exposure in both time and content

  • be certain your COVID sources are reliable

  • drink warm fluids

  • check out our blog posts

  • practice deep breathing

  • stretch your muscles -- shake out the tension

  • color

  • garden

  • walk

  • be well

                                                    -- Drs. Wirtz and Schaefer


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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