Premier Mental Health Treatment for Pre-Teens, Teens, and Young Adults

Embark at Rockville is an outpatient treatment program in Maryland just a short drive away from beautiful Washington, D.C., that has compassionate therapists dedicated to providing healing for youths struggling with mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and suicide. Through a unique therapeutic framework, our therapists provide treatment that helps adolescents, teens, and young adults in the Maryland area overcome difficult behavioral health issues. 

Anxiety, depression, and suicide are on the rise, and children are at risk today more than ever before. Too many adolescents, teens, and young adults in Maryland go through life struggling with not only anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation but also eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, and trauma. It doesn’t have to be this way. 

Our therapists will help your family get the mental health treatment you need in your local Rockville community. We offer individual, group, and family therapy as well as therapeutic/peer mentoring, home health care services, addiction treatment, and parent coaching. Our outpatient treatment in Maryland includes a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for those who need frequent, intensive care. Our healing, nurturing, and safe environment will help you address and overcome mental health issues that may be affecting your family’s everyday life. 

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Services We Provide Across the Embark Continuum of Care

Other Treatment Options and Therapists in Maryland

If Embark at Rockville is too far north of your neighborhood, check out our nearby location, Embark at Cabin John! Located 15 minutes south in Cabin John, Maryland, this outpatient clinic serves adolescents, teens, and young adults who are struggling with mental health and/or substance use issues.  

Embark at Rockville FAQ

During outpatient therapy at Embark at Rockville, your adolescent, teen, or young adult will meet with a local Maryland therapist while maintaining their daily schedule. For those who have moderate mental health symptoms and a daily routine that is not negatively affecting their mental health, outpatient therapy may be a good option. 

Outpatient visits at Embark at Rockville can include weekly individual therapy sessions as well as family therapy with one of our Maryland therapists. We also offer group therapy through our intensive outpatient program, which usually meets three hours a day, three to four days a week, and our partial hospitalization program, which typically meets 5.5 hours a day, five days a week. 

There are many benefits to outpatient treatment at Embark at Rockville. Our outpatient programs allow adolescents, teens, and young adults to maintain work and school schedules and receive support from friends and family while receiving care — and at a more affordable cost on average than most inpatient treatment options. 

The goal of outpatient therapy at Embark at Rockville is to help adolescents, teens, and young adults overcome difficult mental health and substance abuse issues through a series of visits to one of our Maryland therapists. 

The main difference between inpatient hospitalization and outpatient treatment is the treatment setting. Outpatient services at Embark at Rockville provide a good option for adolescents, teens, and young adults whose needs can be met by visiting a therapist in their local Maryland neighborhood while living at home and maintaining their daily routine. Inpatient hospitalization treatment is a good option for those who need to leave their home and receive dedicated 24-hour care in a hospital setting to overcome mental health and substance abuse issues. 

The length of outpatient treatment depends on each child's particular needs. On average, outpatient treatment at our Maryland outpatient clinic can last from three months to one year. If a deeper level of treatment is needed, adolescents, teens, and young adults can step up a level in care to a partial hospitalization program or inpatient hospitalization. 

Our PHP program in Maryland, also referred to as a “day program, provides structured treatment for adolescents, teens, and young adults who are stepping down a level of care from an inpatient hospitalization or residential program or who require more intensive care than what an IOP provides. An IOP program at Embark at Rockville is similar to the PHP but meets in the evenings to accommodate school or work commitments. Our PHP program typically offers 27.5 hours per week of treatment, while our IOP program usually provides nine to 12 hours per week of treatment 

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Embark at Rockville

1445 Research Blvd Suite 100,

Rockville, MD 20850



  • Monday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Areas Our Therapists Serve in Maryland

Embark at Rockville serves a variety of locations throughout Maryland and the DC region including:

  • Rockville 
  • Derwood 
  • Gaithersburg  
  • Redland 
  • Montgomery Village 
  • Germantown 
  • Boyds 
  • Dawsonville  
  • Laytonsville  
  • Rollins Park 
  • North Bethesda  
  • Aspen Hill 
  • Kensington  
  • Wheaton-Glenmont  
  • Colesville 
  • Ashton-Sandy Spring 
  • Olney 
  • Brookeville
  • Travilah  
  • Seneca 
  • Poolesville 
  • Beallsville 
  • Dickerson 
  • Comus 
  • Hyattstown 
  • Clarksburg  


Meet the Team

Sharon Dietsche

Position: Executive Director - Rockville
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Sharon Dietsche, LISCW, LCSW-C joined Embark in 2021 as Executive Director of the Tysons Corner clinic. Sharon has dedicated her 30-year career to creating healthier families and communities. Her endeavors started in the child welfare field in Orlando, Florida, as a foster care and adoptions counselor. After receiving her Masters, she began her clinical work at Edgewood Center for Children and Families in San Francisco where she led clinical treatment teams serving children and families with severe trauma histories. Then, as Director, Mental Health, she served as one of the creative forces in the development of Our Second Home, an early childhood family resource center south of the city. From California, Sharon’s career brought her to the national capital area, where she joined the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in 2009 as a Senior Practice Associate. Her work focused on school social work, behavioral health, and child, adolescent, and family issues. Among other accomplishments, she led the development of the NASW standards for social work practice with clients with substance use disorders and the NASW policy statement on adolescent and young adult health. Sharon then served as Director, Prevention & Early Intervention at the DC Department of Behavioral Health. There she oversaw early childhood, school-based mental health, and substance use prevention programs. She transitioned to her next position in 2020 as Director, Program Operations for the Center for Adoption Support and Education where she oversaw all direct services for the organization. Sharon holds a Bachelors and Masters in Social Work from the University of Central Florida and in 2020 earned certification in Leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Northwestern University. Since 2004, she has served as a subject matter expert in the development of the professional social work licensing exams in California and with the Association of Social Work Boards. Sharon and her husband Tom are parents to three children. Their youngest joined their family in 2018 through international adoption. They currently reside in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Sharon Dietsche

Executive Director - Rockville

Sharon Dietsche, LISCW, LCSW-C joined Embark in 2021 as Executive...

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