Institute for Brain Protection Sciences

Center for Behavioral Health

The Center for Behavioral Health in the Institute for Brain Protection Sciences provides evidence-based mental health screening, consultation, evaluation, and treatment. 

Children and adolescents have many challenges growing up today—social media, bullying, psychological trauma from events such as school shootings, anxiety, depression and many other stressors. The Center for Behavioral Health in the Institute for Brain Protection Sciences provides comprehensive mental and behavioral guidance and treatment using evidence-based assessment, consultation and intervention.

Our team of psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists and developmental pediatricians help patients and families navigate a complex world. We collaborate closely with specialists in areas such as neurology, sports medicine, hematology-oncology and other disciplines to help patients and families track and address developmental issues, build coping skills where needed and develop education plans to meet each child’s needs. 

Our specialists also lead and support colleagues in research activities to develop best practices to share throughout the region and the country.


Our psychiatrists are medical doctors who treat mental health concerns in children and teens. They treat a variety of mental health problems, including ADHD, anxiety, depression, psychoses, eating disorders and behavioral problems, using a number of counseling techniques and sometimes prescription medication. 

Learn More


Our clinical psychologists assess, diagnose and treat psychological and mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, coping with pain and trauma-induced stress. Our team works with both patients and families and specializes in areas such as pain management, Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute and sports psychology. 

Learn More


Our neuropsychologists use a series of tests to assess, diagnose and develop a treatment plan for neurocognitive   
disorders associated with brain-based conditions, such as a brain injury, stroke, late effects of cancer, epilepsy/seizures and etc. Most of our neuropsychology patients come through a referral from a doctor, teacher, school psychologist or other professional due to changes in memory, attention, behavior, socialization, emotional control, learning difficulties, or other cognitive concerns following a medical condition such as a concussion, traumatic brain injury, stroke, seizures, epilepsy, or exposure to chemotherapy and/or radiation.

Learn More

Pediatric Developmental Medicine

The Pediatric Developmental Medicine Department at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital provides evaluation and management services for children with neuro-developmental and related learning disorders from birth to 15 years of age.

Learn More


Questions? Give us a call

We know that you want the best possible care for your child. Our team is happy to assist you with your questions.

Our Location

Our clinic is located on our main campus at Johns Hopkins All Children's Child Development and Rehabilitation Center. 


Read articles on how we can help our children navigate difficult paths:

Addiction to Electronic Devices

Jennifer Katzenstein, Ph.D., talks about why it’s important to put limits on how often both you and your children use electronic devices, especially cell phones.

Read More

Protecting Mental Health During a Pandemic

Providers in the Center for Behavioral Health have been using telemedicine to see patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting children and teens’ mental health in a new way.

Read More

How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus

Jennifer Katzenstein, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, talks about how to share information with your children to help them stay physically and mentally healthy.

Read More

Good Study Habits Parents Need to Know to Help Children Succeed

Jennifer Katzenstein, Ph.D., shares some tips parents can use to help their children develop good study habits.

Read More

Educational Liaison Helps Families Navigate School System

The hospital’s new educational liaison helps bridge the gap between hospital care and schooling, working directly with families and school systems throughout Florida to help address patients’ academic needs.

Read More