We provide children, adolescents, adults, and families with high quality integrative care, including behavioral health and wellness services, to facilitate positive change and achieve a healthy and balanced lifestyle. We are here to serve and enrich our clients, and in turn, encourage our community to become healthier.
“Healing comes from when we choose to walk away from darkness and move towards a brighter light.”
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Our goal is to be the premiere behavioral health and wellness center in the Baltimore area by supporting the social, physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual growth of our clients.
“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to revel to him his own.”
The professionals at The Mandala Center believe the most healing environment is one of mutual trust, collaboration, and respect. Our treatments and services are provided to all people free of discrimination, in a safe and welcoming environment.
“Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.”
Thomas S. Monson
Throughout her career, Dr. Cathryne Maciolek frequently referred clients outside her practice to psychiatrists, acupuncturists, dietitians, and massage therapists, while also encouraging exercise and yoga routines in order to care for the whole person. It was difficult to manage and coordinate effective treatment for her clients with multiple professionals in varied locations. Clients reported their “team” did not communicate well and visiting several different practices was both time consuming and financially draining. Dr. Maciolek came to the realization that a multi-disciplinary set of professionals, working together under the same roof, could easily consult one another and create an individualized “team” for each client. Dr. Maciolek partnered with Advanced Integrated Medical Billing Services (AIMBS), led by Chris Parks and Rob Brooks. The Mandala Center opened its doors in December 2015 providing higher level of individual care by balancing their clients mind, body, and spirit.
The word mandala, pronounced [muhn-dl-uh] is a Sanskrit term that means “circle” or “discoid object.” A mandala can be defined in two ways: externally as a schematic visual representation of the universe and internally as a guide for several psychophysical practices that take place in many Asian traditions, including meditation. They can be painted on paper, wood, stone, cloth or even on a wall. In some traditions, they can be reproduced in ephemeral material such as butter or colored sand.
Sometimes mandalas are associated with a symbolic palace. In the center of the mandala lies the palace, which has four gates oriented to the four quarters of the world and is located within several layers of circles that form a protective barrier around it. Each layer symbolizes a quality that one must obtain before accessing the palace.
In the many traditions where mandalas are used, there are different rites where the practitioner, at least metaphorically, establishes a dialogue with the symbol or deity at the core of the mandala by moving progressively from the outside towards the center. Once within the center, the practitioner connects with the central symbol or deity and he or she is able to perceive all manifestations as part of a single underlying whole and gets closer to the goal of enlightenment or perfect understanding.
If you would like to be part of a collaborative team dedicated to helping clients achieve transformation in their lives through integrative and holistic strategies, The Mandala Center may be the perfect place for you to work.
The Mandala Center is a beautiful and state-of-the-art facility outfitted throughout with modern decor, including stylish and comfortable furniture as well as original pieces of artwork. It is a calm and inviting place where clients come to relax.