The Behavior Health Services for Military Families offered by the Behavioral Psychology Department at Kennedy Krieger Institute help treat behavior problems that often accompany deployment and other military stressors.

Our clinicians provide therapy to children with emotional and behavior difficulties. We treat children and adolescents and have clinicians who specialize in the different stages of development.

Behavior Problems Addressed:

  • Aggression and bullying
  • Attention difficulties
  • Deployment-related problems
  • Eating/feeding problems
  • Family conflict
  • Mood problems
  • Noncompliance or defiance
  • School behavior and academic problems
  • Self-esteem
  • Sleep and bedtime problems
  • Social skills problems
  • Tantrums and acting out
  • Toileting problems

Our Treatment Services:

Our treatment approach includes behavioral interventions, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, and developmental perspectives. We also train parents in problem-solving strategies and educate them in child development and childhood disorders. Clinicians provide treatment that is tailored to the needs of your child and family.

In addition to working directly with families, we also collaborate with schools, daycare centers, pediatricians, psychiatrists, and state agencies to ensure that our patients have access to all of the services they need.

Telebehavioral Health for Military Families:

We provide HIPAA-compliant telebehavioral health services for military families in the privacy of their homes. Families connect via secure videoconferencing from their homes to their psychologists at Kennedy Krieger. We have psychologists licensed in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

For more information, contact Dr. Crockett at (410) 874-1825.

Military Family Interactive Network (MFIN):

MFIN is a web-based system that links Maryland's Active Duty families with Behavioral Health Professionals. We help parents navigate decisions regarding child behavior concerns. Parents connect with a Behavioral Health Professional to discuss their concerns and identify appropriate services and resources.

Visit the Military Family Interactive Network Website


Referrals and Appointments:

Kennedy Krieger Institute is a TRICARE (Prime, Select, and USFHP) provider.


To make a referral or schedule an appointment, please call (443) 923-7508 or Maryland Relay 711. Referral specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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