A peer wellness and recovery center in Gaithersburg, MD

People Cared For

  • Adults
  • Young Adults
  • Older Adults

Level of Care

  • Community Based
  • Outpatient

Payment Type

  • Free

CommonGround is a peer wellness and recovery center – meaning that staff and members alike have, or have had, lived experience with a mental health condition.

CommonGround serves adults 18 and older with any mental health concerns. We often work with adults with conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. All services are provided free of charge.

We offer one-on-one peer support and informative and engaging groups. Groups vary based on our clients’ needs, but often include:

  • Self-exploration
  • How not to go into relapse
  • How to deal with anger
  • Coping skills
  • Goal setting
  • Building relationships
  • Instruments of healing, an interactive musical experience group
  • Mental health medication education
  • Educational groups on mental health conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, substance use disorder, borderline personality disorder, and others

To access services, contact Cynthia.Elliott@sheppardpratt.org or call 301-605-1561. We also accept walk-ins during open hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.