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:
A neighbor discovered Jake and his wrecked Onewheel and called 911. The teen was airlifted by LifeLine, a critical care transport team, to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Emergency Center and admitted to the PICU. With support from the hospital’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences and his family and community, Jake has continued to make a remarkable recovery.
Growing up on a farm in upstate New York, Jennifer Katzenstein, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, learned skills and a sense of work ethic that still impact her today as co-director of the Center for Behavioral Health. She talks about what drew her to the field of neuropsychology, and the future and potential of the center to help patients and families.
It’s important to be checking in with your kids every day – even if it’s awkward. Jennifer Katzenstein, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, director of psychology, neuropsychology and social work, helps us break down the components of the essential daily “check in.”
Jennifer Katzenstein, Ph.D., gives parents some important reminders about talking to your kids about stranger danger and safety.
Jennifer Katzenstein, Ph.D., provides tips for parents on helping kids ease back into social interactions, or lessen their time spent on electronic devices.