Preschool Clinical Programs

For children from birth to age 5

Medical Director: Vanessa Howells, M.D.
Clinical Supervisor: Michele Bower, LCPC

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The Preschool Clinical Programs in Child Psychiatry include help for
very young children with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Oppositional behavior
  • Aggression
  • Sleeping problems
  • Eating problems
  • ADHD
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Other developmental concerns

Referrals are made by families, pediatricians and social agencies. Reasons for referrals include aggression and other behavior problems, sleeping and eating problems, hyperactivity, anxiety and developmental issues. Medical Assistance and some private insurance are accepted.
Fees are based on a sliding scale.

Preschool Clinical Outpatient Program

The Preschool Clinical Outpatient Program services include an in-depth psychosocial and psychiatric evaluation. After an evaluation is completed, the child and his or her family may attend individual, family or group treatment sessions. An individualized treatment plan is developed with the family to help identify problem areas and methods to resolve the problems.

Close collaboration with all care providers is an important part of these services. Treatment may include psychological testing, casework services, referrals for speech and language assessment, and referrals to Child Find and, Infant and Toddler Program.

HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Later appointments may be available.

For more information or to make an appointment for the Preschool Clinical Outpatient Program call 410-550-2284

Preschool Therapeutic Learning Center

The Preschool Therapeutic Learning Center is a unique program for children ages three to five and offers a complete initial evaluation including psychiatric and psychosocial assessment. Additional services may include development and psychological assessment, occupational therapy, speech and language assessments, and medication evaluation.

Each child and his or her parent(s) attend up to five days a week between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Transportation is provided. Please inform the treatment team if you need to bring a sibling.

Each child and his or her caregiver(s) are assigned a primary therapist who oversees all services to the family. Services may include individual and family therapy, speech and language treatment, occupational therapy and group therapy.

For more information or to make an appointment for the Preschool Therapeutic Learning Center call 410-550-7915


Preschool Clinical Programs
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
5500 E. Lombard Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21224