Stuart A. Tiegel, MSW, LCSW-C

Senior Clinician, Retired Assistant Professor.



Welome to the practice of Stuart A. Tiegel, MSW, LCSW-C. I currently work part time as a senior clinician and was the co-founder of MedPsych Associates from 1995-2020.

About Stuart Tiegel

My license # is 1094 indicating that I was in the first group of Licensed Clinical Social Workers in the State of Maryland. In addition, I am a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy (requiring supervision, application and a certifying examination).

Initially I was not a serious student, but I received an athletic scholarship to play baseball at Ithaca College in upstate New York. An injury made short work of that. Having no “Plan B”, I attempted studying at several colleges without doing well and eventually volunteered in a Block Project on the Lower East Side of Manhattan with the Harlem Youth Act Federal Assistance Program. I took two courses at The New School for Social Research and I was “hooked” on what was to be my career in working with people in one capacity or another. But the war in Southeast Asia was raging and Uncle Sam had plans for me.

Stuart A. Tiegel, MSW, LCSW-C


Despite my early poor academic performance, I finished my undergraduate work at Gearge Washington University with Honors utilizing the GI Bill. I proceeded to attend Howard University’s Graduate Program in Psychology for one semester. After a period of four years working in “the people business”, it was time to go to Graduate School. I was accepted into the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Community Planning in the Fall of 1973 and graduated with Honors in May of 1975. It was a small school at the time and I had the opportunity to be mentored by remarkable social work educators and thinkers like Harry Chaiklin, Len Press, Al Lucco, and Harriett Trader among others. However, my education didn’t stop there as I also finished four years of post-graduate training with Jay Haley at the Family Therapy Institute of DC from 1976-1980. This was a weekly, live supervision training program conducted with one way mirror supervision by one of the “founding fathers” of Strategic Psychotherapy. I also received training by Milton H. Erickson, MD in Phoenix, Arizona.

Academic and Professional Experience

There are multiple phases to my career with much overlapping as I often held different positions at the same time:

The Henry Phipps Clinic of Johns Hopkins University and Hospital: 1975-1978. Primary psychotherapist with a patient caseload and administrator and clinical supervisor for a junior medical student evaluation clinic with distinguished faculty, Jerome Frank, MD, Ph.D. for example.

The University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry: 1978-2004. Assistant Professor at time of retirement

  • Clinical supervisor of family therapy for third-year psychiatric residents, fellows and post-docs.
  • Director of admissions, clinical supervisor, and primary therapist for the children’s residential service which provided treatment for a wide range of children and their families. The children were between the ages of 6 and 12 and stayed in treatment Monday-Friday. It was a pioneering unit at the time.
  • Director of the drug treatment center which included restructuring the treatment programs.
  • Co-created the addiction psychiatry fellowship, one of the first of four accredited in the USA. In conjunction with the addiction psychiatry training program, we established sports assistance programs at the Maryland race tracks, the Orioles and the Ravens.
  • In June of 2004, I presented my last grand rounds lecture and retired from UMD.

Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychiatry: 1994-2018, Assistant Professor and Director of the family clinic and family therapy training.

Other Significant Experience

From 1971-1973 I lived and worked in a drug free therapeutic community, perhaps one of the most important experiences of my life and a window into one of our society’s most difficult problems. I have also consulted with numerous treatment programs in our community in Baltimore.

My Practice Experience

  • 1976-1994, solo practice
  • 1995-2020, Invited by Hopkins at Greenspring Station to create a group practice and did so with Michael Fox, MD as co-founder.
  • 2020-2024, solo practice
  • 2024 Valley Integrative Psych


I have written articles and chapters on many topics including: children of alcoholics, interventions with substance abusers, benzodiazepine detoxification, quality of life on the race track to name a few.


Top Mental Health Practitioner (Baltimore Magazine Panel of Peers)
Tuerk Lecturer twice

Personal Life

I am very happily married, and we have raised 3 children in a blended family. We love fly fishing and watching baseball and do both as often as we can.

Contact Me

Phone: 443-617-4560