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MercyLife Health & Behavioral Services provides comprehensive mental health care to help patients feel better, function more effectively, and enjoy an enhanced quality of life. Practice CEO Paul Ackah, CRNP-PMH, PMHNP-BC, welcome patients in the Frederick, Maryland office, and telehealth patients throughout Maryland.
Mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can affect whole-person wellness if untreated. The practice focuses on creating ideal treatment plans to help every patient feel and be their best.
Patients have access to a complete spectrum of mental health care at MercyLife Health and Behavioral Health Services, including psychotherapy, behavioral therapies, and medication management. MercyLife remains committed to providing top-notch care and support to individuals seeking to enhance their mental health and overall quality of life. The practice welcomes everyone over the age of six. With unique expertise in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry, the specialists provide expert diagnosis, treatment, and management of the full range of mental health disorders.
MercyLife Health Services is a safe and welcoming space for anyone over the age of six that needs holistic, integrative, and alternative approaches to mental health.
Psychiatry appointments are available Monday through Friday. Telehealth appointments are available Monday through Friday.
MercyLife Health & Behavioral Services invites patients to call the office or book an appointment using the online scheduling feature anytime.
MercyLife Health and Behavioral Services offers at this time only VIRTUAL/ONLINE TELEHEALTH VISITS in order to help patients meet and manage life’s day-to-day challenges with the understanding that each patient is unique and requires different approaches to resolve mental health.
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Our Mission

MercyLife Health and Behavioral Services commits to the wellness of individuals, their families, the community, and beyond, through prevention, intervention, treatment, and education. We believe that mental health is a fundamental component of overall well-being, and we are committed to providing accessible and high-quality mental health care to those who seek our services.
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Our Programs

Explore our diverse range of programs tailored to address various mental health needs.

Our Core Focus

Our focus revolves around providing personalized and effective care through:

Motivational Therapy

Empowering individuals with personalized strategies and support to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.

Psychiatric Care

Compassionate and comprehensive treatment tailored to individual needs, fostering mental well-being and stability

Medication Management

Expert guidance and monitoring to ensure safe and effective use of medications in promoting mental health and stability.


We accept a wide range of insurance plans to ensure accessibility to quality mental health services for all.