top of page

Founded in 2014 by one of Maryland's top anxiety experts, Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan, Chesapeake Mental Health Collaborative (CMHC) is a nature- informed mental health community for both clients and mental health professionals. CMHC provides a full range of integrated and innovative mental health therapies to help those suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, and other mental health challenges.


The Center for Nature Informed Therapy, a division of CMHC, provides training and education services to individuals and communities across the globe on the intersection between nature connection and improved mental health.  


As the first nature-informed group therapy practice established in the United States, Chesapeake Mental Health Collaborative (CMHC) is a group of mental health experts dedicated to enhancing the emotional well-being of individuals and communities throughout the greater Baltimore region. Our organization is committed to offering accessible, top-notch, and culturally considerate nature-informed mental health services that empower individuals to lead fulfilling and productive lives. Our operations are built on four core values:

1.    Clinical Excellence
2.    Cultivating Community
3.    Prioritizing Inclusion
4.    Passion for Our Natural World

Final Loyola DSC_2985 Coyle Studios-2.jpg


Logo 3 Trans LIGHTHOUSE (1) copy.png

To build healthier communities through authentic connection with self, others and our natural world.


Clinical Excellence

  • The organization believes that excellent clinical care leads to excellent clinical outcomes for clients and the community 

  • CMHC upholds the highest standards of clinical excellence by ensuring that all clinicians are board certified, receive continuing education and professional development opportunities, and obtain direct feedback from supervisors, clients, peers and the leadership team multiple times per year

Cultivating Community

  • CMHC cultivates community by intentionally embracing and highlighting each team member’s unique strengths  

  • The organization believes in the power that community with self, others and the natural world has to transform our environment on individual, group, and global levels

Equal Access.jpg

Prioritizing Inclusion

  • The CMHC team prioritizes inclusion by providing excellent, quality mental health care to all community members regardless of socioeconomic background, race, religion, ethnic background, gender orientation, or age 

  • Team members regularly search for opportunities to engage in dialogue and advocacy efforts on effective inclusion in the mental health field and to navigate barriers to access when it comes to having a relationship with the natural world

Passion for Our Natural World

  • As the first nature-informed group mental health practice established in the United States, CMHC trains all team members on the connection between having a relationship with the natural world and improved mental health outcomes 

  • The Center for Nature Informed Therapy, a division of CMHC, provides education, training and consulting opportunities on the connection between mental health and nature to individuals and organizations around the world

bottom of page