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.
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.
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.
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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We know that you want the best possible care for your child. Our team is happy to assist you with your questions.
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:
Jennifer Katzenstein, Ph.D., talks about how experiences in the teenage years – like transitions between school years, completing high school and moving to the next steps in life, as well as social stressors – can impact anxiety and stress.
A study shows that after training, law enforcement officers were better able to recognize the signs and symptoms of ASD, and avoid violent confrontations.
Jennifer Katzenstein, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, co-director for the Center for Behavioral Health, provides tips to help parents better understand attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
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.
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.