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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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:

7 Tips for Helping Your Child Deal with Bullying

Bullying is a serious issue that affects 75 percent of kids at some point between kindergarten and 12th grade. This can be very troubling for parents and caregivers, but there are things you can do to help a child who is a victim or committer of bullying. Melissa Faith, Ph.D., ABPP, a clinical pediatric psychologist and board-certified specialist in clinical child and adolescent psychology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, offers tips for families.

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Helping Children Cope with Crisis

During and after a crisis, children may feel vulnerable and overwhelmed by the situation. To restore a sense of safety and security, the pediatric psychiatry experts at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital encourage families return to a normal routine at home and at school as soon as possible after a crisis...

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