Celebrating 25 Years of Renowned Trauma Disorders Treatment

The Trauma Disorders Program, part of the Sheppard Pratt Health System, is a nationally and internationally recognized program for the treatment of individuals with trauma-related disorders, including dissociative disorders and other complex post-traumatic conditions. Led by Richard J. Loewenstein, M.D., our specialized, recovery-oriented care includes both inpatient and outpatient clinical services, and provides a structured and supportive environment with a focus on safety and stabilization.

Who We Treat

We treat patients 18 and older who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Dangerousness to self or others
  • Significant impairment in function due to severe PTSD and/or dissociative symptoms
  • Require inpatient consultation and 24-hour monitoring (for our inpatient unit)

Contact Us



6501 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21204


"In 2014 and 2015, I was treated by Dr. Loewenstein, Dr. Wait, Chris Walters and the staff at The Trauma Disorders Program at Sheppard Pratt. Their expertise and passion truly saved my life. I experienced years of trauma, but their program taught me how to live day to day with PTSD/DID. It is possible to live a normal life with a mental illness. I even have moments of happiness and have learned to trust people again. I wish I could volunteer on the unit and help give back!!! I even experienced another traumatic event in my life since my admission but the skills I learned allowed me to immediately recover." - Amanda S., former patient

Our Inpatient Services

On our 22-bed, co-ed inpatient unit, we utilize an intensive multidisciplinary approach through:

  • Individual therapy
  • Milieu therapy
  • Process-oriented, experiential, and psycho-educational group therapies
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A Therapeutic Milieu

While on our inpatient unit, a patient can expect a therapeutic environment that includes:

  • A private bedroom, allowing privacy
  • A collaborative treatment team that promotes safety and stabilization
  • Meeting daily with the attending psychiatrist