Institute for Brain Protection Sciences Center for Behavioral Health

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 at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, 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.

  • Psychiatry

    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.

    JHACH Center for Behavioral Health Psychiatry
  • Psychology

    Our clinical psychologists assess, diagnose and treat psychological and mental health conditions 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.

    JHACH Center for Behavioral Health Psychology
  • Neuropsychology

    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 and epilepsy/seizures. 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.

    JHACH Center for Behavioral Health Neuropsychology
  • 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.

    JHACH Pediatric Developmental Medicine

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For more information or to make an appointment, please give us a call at the phone number below. We serve families in the greater Tampa Bay area and beyond.

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Read inspiring stories about our patients.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Jake's Story

    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.

    Adolescent patient Jake sitting on a bench outside Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.
  • Dr. Jennifer Katzenstein Finds Road to Success

    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.

    Jennifer Katzenstein, PhD, standing outside Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital