Adult Neuropsychiatric Unit – Towson

Medical Director: Sunil Khushalani, M.D.

Service Chief: Robert Wisner-Carlson, M.D.

Unit Director: Jacqueline Williams-Porter, R.N.

Admission Information: 410-938-3800

Our Adult Neuropsychiatric Unit is a 7-bed, specialized unit that serves adults with developmental and/or psychotic disorders. Our focus is on short-term stay or stabilization for patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Within this unit, we offer specialized groups and intervention to help patients learn how to express their emotions, improve their ability to focus on tasks, and increase their ability to recognize and express positive feelings. Patients admitted to this unit learn to develop and practice safe and positive social skills, in addition to working on improved sensory processing. We also educate on the importance of healthy hygiene and nutrition habits.

Participation in group activities is an integral part of recovery for most patients on this unit, as it indicates that the patient is engaged in treatment, and gives the treatment team an idea of how the patient is able to cope with social stressors and demands once they return to the community. Programs and group activities provided on this unit include:

  • Goal setting 
  • Exercise 
  • Arts and crafts 
  • Stress management 
  • Healthy hygiene and nutrition 
  • Medication education 
  • Coping skills 
  • Personal safety planning 
  • Leisure skill development

“Staff was among the best in the country, and every day it showed. I looked forward to waking up every day.”


-Former Patient