Who We Are

The Resource Group Counseling and Education Center, Inc.

John E. Davis, PhD and Charles Whitfield, MD founded Resource Group in Towson in 1984.  Dr. Davis has lectured widely, and is known as an expert on addiction issues.  Dr. Whitfield, author of “Healing the Child Within,” is a leading theoretician on issues of guilt and shame.  The organization’s founding focus was on helping clients heal from addictions and other mental health issues.

They embraced the concept of educating and training addiction professionals.  Also, they knew that prevention and early intervention are the keys to treating substance use disorders. So, they founded Resource Group, the first and only outpatient program in Maryland at the time.

Thirty five years later, our organization is still innovative and successful. We are proud to continue supporting clients the Baltimore area.  Above all, we believe in delivering sophisticated and respectful mental health and substance abuse care.  Now, we are pleased to affiliate with a number of highly-skilled therapists, psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners. Our community knows Resource Group as a place with a simple mission:  reduce suffering.

Resource Connect

In 2013, Resource Group added a state-licensed outpatient addictions treatment program:  Resource Connect.  Our goal is helping those who need more intensive care.  We use mindfulness and DBT skills to help clients learn coping strategies.  Consequently, clients improve their recovery and maintain abstinence.

Because our groups are outpatient, clients can stay with their families, attend school, and maintain employment while still being active in treatment.  As a result, you can do the work you need to do to live more fully.

We see the close link between addiction and mental health.  By knowing this, you can strengthen your recovery.  That is why our program provides long-term solutions to treat both addiction and behavioral health.

Our vision is to see Resource Connect become the preeminent provider of outpatient substance abuse treatment in the region.  As an example of our commitment to this vision:  Resource Connect achieved a three-year CARF accreditation, which shows our dedication to our clients’ satisfaction.

Our offices are located at 8501 Lasalle Road, Suite 115, Towson, MD 21286

Phone: 410-337-7772