At Maryland House Detox, we understand that the beginning stages of the recovery process are the most crucial and important times. That’s why we’re committed to helping you ease into sobriety in comfort and dignity. The detox process from years of drug and alcohol abuse can be both intimidating and challenging. But at Maryland House Detox, you or your loved one is in good, experienced hands. Our team is comprised of experts in the addiction treatment field who boast years of hands-on experience in the medical detoxification and addiction treatment process. The staff at Maryland House detox has years of experience, knowledge, and compassion for those seeking recovery from addiction. Let us help you achieve your goal of a successful detox and set the ever-important groundwork to build a foundation setting you up for long-term sobriety!
Grace serves as Maryland House Detox’s executive director and has worked in the field of addiction treatment for over 23 years. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with both adolescent and adult populations as well as a strong background in family therapy. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient, outpatient, psychiatric hospitals, and halfway house settings.
She holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and is a licensed professional counselor in Maryland. She also holds her CAC-AD through the Board of Professional Counselors of Maryland and she has received a level 1 trauma certification through the Institute of Advanced Psychotherapy and Training, which she incorporates in both her clinical approach and her practice.
In his almost 40 years of practice, Dr. Giannandrea worked in many different settings. He was a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and an AOA scholar from the UMB School of medicine. He then trained in psychiatry at the Bethesda Naval hospital while getting his certificate in child and adolescent psychotherapy from the Washington School of Psychiatry. He later served in the Submarine Force, receiving two navy commendation medals for his work in military service.
After leaving the military, he worked in a group practice that primarily served the HMO and managed care patients. There, he started one of the first private practice methadone programs in Baltimore, one that still stands today. He then left the private practice arena and became a psychiatric faculty member at UMB. For over 15 years, he worked in the state, community, and VA Federal systems. He directed the VA methadone and drug-free programs, the outpatient psychiatric resident clinic, as well as the outpatient drug and alcohol program.
Upon retirement from UMB, Dr. Giannandrea partnered with Dr. Steinberg, an internist, and formed the Bergand Group using his vast range of experience to develop a unique physician-based IOP and outpatient program for mental health and substance dependence. They combined the talents of internal medicine with addiction psychiatry to serve the Baltimore and Harford County areas.Dr. Giannandrea has received many awards for his practice and teaching efforts training submarine corpsman, psychiatric residents, and child psychiatry and addiction medicine fellows. In October 2019, Dr. Giannandrea became the acting medical director of Delphi’s Maryland House Detox program and medical director in January 2020.