Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry

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The Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and the University of South Florida features programs to help children with a wide range of psychiatric, behavioral and neurocognitive conditions. The Rothman Center is a Tourette Association of America Center of Excellence.

The Rothman Center has been the Southeast’s Foremost Center for personalized evidence-based treatments of OCD/Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tourette Syndrome/tics, Anxiety, and related disorders. Highly-trained psychologists and physicians at the Rothman Center offer multidisciplinary care for children and adults with anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), autism spectrum disorders, Tourette, tic disorders, PANDAS, misophonia, trichotillomania, and body dysmorphic disorder.

The clinicians at our center are world experts on these conditions and combined have a multitude of health articles published, with the goal to continue developing and educating other partners who treat OCD and Tourette Disorders. 

Our team of experts works closely with each patient and their family to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to their needs. And as part of this region’s leading academic medical center, we conduct clinical research designed to better understand and treat Tourette and tic disorders, autism, anxiety, OCD, and PANDAS - giving our patients the opportunity to participate in the latest innovative therapy. Our experts are passionate about applying their years of knowledge to better assist current and new patients to manage their condition(s).

Getting Started

Please call 727-828-6420 and request a telephone intake. An expert physician and/or psychologist will review your information and we will schedule the appropriate service(s) shortly. Please have prior records available to help us best determine the most appropriate level of care.

Your first visit will be a diagnostic/initial evaluation so that we can discuss various treatment options with you. We view this initial appointment as an opportunity for you to get to know us, as well – it is our aim for you to understand all decisions we make regarding you/your child’s care.

We are offering treatment for Florida residents via telehealth.

Conditions We Treat

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Misophonia
  • PANS/ PANDAS
  • Selective Mutism
  • Trichotillomania/ Hair Pulling Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (physician services)
  • High functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) when accompanied by anxiety, OCD, or tics
  • Other OCD-Spectrum Disorders (Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Excoriation Disorder, Hoarding) 

Treatment Options

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure and response prevention (ERP)
  • Habit reversal training (HRT)
  • Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)
  • Medication/Pharmacotherapy

Treatment Plan

  • We develop personalized treatment plans following your initial evaluation visit.
  • We provide more intensive treatment in a daily format/multiple days (in some cases, following evaluation).
  • Services are provided by doctoral-level clinicians and are highly individualized (no groups).
  • Parent/Guardian participation is part of all pediatric treatment.
  • We offer telehealth services (patient must be in Florida)

Contact Information

To schedule an appointment or to learn more about the Rothman Center, contact us at:

Phone: 727-828-6420
Fax: 727-828-6425

Location

We are located in St. Petersburg, Florida, on the Bayfront/Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital campus.

The Rothman Center is on the 4th floor of the 601 Tower of the Bayfront Medical Plaza. We are at 601 7th St. S, Suite 425, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701.

Parking is in the West Garage, or there is free valet. There are meters to the north side of the building (for a fee). It is about a 2-minute drive or 7-minute walk from our former location at Johns Hopkins All Children's.

Meet Our Staff

Psychology Services

Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program

Program Director: Adam B. Lewin, Ph.D., ABPP
Faculty: Betty Horng, Ph.D., Omar Rahman, Ph.D., and psychology fellows

Behavioral Treatment Program

Our team offers psychotherapy for OCD, anxiety, Tourette/tics, misophonia, phobias, hair pulling/trichotillomania, skin picking and related disorders. Sessions are individual/family and are generally weekly but can be adjusted based on individual factors and clinician guidance.

A consultation appointment is conducted first to determine if our services are a good match. Our focus is on child/adolescent although we do see some adults who fit our subspecialty. Our team coordinates closely with the medical providers. Our focus is on cognitive behavioral therapy and other evidence-based care.

How are we different? Our program is staffed by doctoral-level clinicians and is individually tailored for our patients. Services are individual/family (no group treatment). Our faculty are not only experts in providing treatment, but have worked to develop and test treatments and train clinicians across the world.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD

We specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for OCD. CBT is mainly based on two principals: 1) exposure and response prevention, and 2) cognitive therapy. Exposure is described as having the patient face his or her fear. Response prevention follows exposure and involves the patient with OCD refraining from engaging in repetitive, compulsive activities often performed to ease anxiety. Cognitive exercises teach the patient to challenge his/her thought processes. This approach has strong research support.

Our program is all out-patient and offers weekly and multiple-days weekly treatment options. All therapy is individual (1:1 with your clinician) – typically conducted in the context of the family. Parents and family members are integral to maximizing outcomes and we aim to include family members in treatment sessions.

Comprehensive Behavioral Treatment of Tics (CBIT)

CBIT includes habit reversal therapy (HRT), education and training, social support and anxiety management tools. At the USF Rothman Center, we use HRT to treat tic disorders (including Tourette syndrome), hair pulling (trichotillomania), and skin-picking. Our faculty have expertise in HRT and the comprehensive behavioral intervention for tics (CBIT). The Rothman Center at USF is a Tourette Syndrome Association Center of Excellence.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety, Misophonia and related disorders

We offer evidence-based CBT for a variety of OCD, Tourette/Tic and Anxiety Spectrum Disorders. Please call to complete a phone intake and we will review to see if we may be a good fit for you or your child.

Advantages of our program:

  • 1:1 therapy (not group-based)
  • Doctoral level therapists conduct sessions
  • Individualized program, based on the specific needs patient/family
  • Housed within a leading academic research center with expertise in OCD/anxiety/tic spectrum disorders
  • Clinicians have expertise working with PANS/PANDAS
  • Providers have expertise in Tourette/tics, autism and other comorbidities
  • Our clinicians are the experts – we develop therapies, test new treatments, and train others clinicians across the world

Medical Services

The Rothman Center offers specialty physician services which may include consultations, diagnostics, and medication management. Our medical team has expertise in OCD spectrum disorders, Tourette syndrome, autism, and PANS/PANDAS.

Evaluations: Psychiatric evaluations consist of a detailed medical history, neurological examination, and a clinical interview to assess psychosocial functioning. The Rothman Center Physicians are one of the few academic groups in the world with expertise in PANS/PANDAS, immune function, and nutrition in neuropsychiatric symptoms.

Medical management: If medical treatments are needed, the clinician will aim to minimize side effects and maximize treatment effectiveness. Diagnostic testing may be ordered/performed such as rating scales, interviews, laboratory assessments, and review of external tests and scans. Additional medical specialty referrals may be facilitated if needed.

Fees and Accommodations

Our services are covered by many private insurance companies. Psychologist and physician services are billed separately if both are received. Unfortunately, Medicaid does not cover services by psychologists in Florida. We do offer a discount for people paying out of pocket and may also have research studies in which people can participate. Our psychotherapy is billed as individual/family psychotherapy sessions, rather than as a program, reducing cost. Please contact our financial specialist at 727-767-8230 for questions regarding insurance/cost.

There are ample affordable accommodations for our out-of-town families. Families often stay at the Ronald McDonald House, which is within walking distance to our facility. Families must request availability from the Ronald McDonald House in advance. There is also an extended stay suite (Staybridge Suites) with in-room cooking facilities within walking distance (request the USF rate). Details can be provided by our office.

Our programs serve people from all over the world. We have had families come from Europe, Asia, and South America to receive treatment, as well as many from most of the states in the U.S. Many families utilize the Ronald McDonald House while others take advantage of many lodging options available in the Tampa Bay area, a tourist destination with numerous hotels and extended stay options. Many families opt to stay at the beach communities approximately 15 minutes west. We are approximately 25 minutes from Tampa International Airport or St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport.

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment or to learn more about the Rothman Center, please contact us.

Give us a call

727-828-6420

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