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DC Opens Behavioral Health Center, Welcomes Dr. Robert Wingfield

L to R: Lori Parker, Dr. Robert Wingfield, Pamela Mantis, John Malcolm and Sarah Galvan.

Boys Town ​Washington DC is pleased to announce the grand opening of the new Boys Town Washington DC Behavioral Health Center.  Community leaders, members of the court, board members, our kids and staff celebrated this wonderful occasion, Thursday September 24th.

The clinic will create a comprehensive approach to care with a mission to heal childhood behavior problems early, before they develop into more serious health and behavioral issues. Staff will actively work to coordinate care with the family, primary care physician, and school staff to ensure long term success. This method surrounds the family in need with a team of professionals seeking the end to behavioral problems.

The clinic will be led by Chief Psychologist Dr. Robert Wingfield. Dr. Wingfield specializes in individual, group and family therapy, as well as parent training for parents of children and young adults. He will provide psychological testing, behavioral assessments, school consultation, and community training and education on various behavioral health topics. 

“I am excited for the opportunity to increase children and families access to behavioral health services in the Nation’s Capital. Residents of Washington DC and the surrounding counties of Maryland and Northern Virginia deserve evidenced based behavioral health services in close proximity to where they live, work, and attend school,” said Dr. Robert Wingfield. “There are many children, adolescence, young adults, and caregivers who have unmet mental health needs. The Boys Town Washington DC Behavioral Health Clinic is here to provide outpatient services to both males and females from ages 0 – 22 years of age."  

Dr. Wingfield earned his Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Florida with a specialization in behavioral pediatrics. He completed specialized training as a pre-doctoral intern at the Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health in Boys Town, Nebraska, and completed advanced training in behavioral psychology as a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.  

Sarah Galvan, Executive Director of Boys Town Washington DC, welcomed Dr. Wingfield and our honored guests. “We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of our new Behavioral Health Center. The new facility will allow us to meet the needs of even more families and children in the surrounding community.” Galvan and the staff of Boys Town Washington DC are proud to have this program added to the five existing Boys Town programs offered throughout the District and surrounding areas.

John Malcolm, echoed the sentiment of his fellow board members when he commented, "In 2017, we will celebrate the centennial of the founding of Boys Town, an organization that has positively touched the lives of thousands of children of both sexes and all races in indelible ways.  This behavioral health clinic will be an integral part of the vital services that Boys Town DC is able to provide to families in need."  John also extended an invitation for all of our supporters to continue to celebrate the work of Boys Town Washington DC at our next two events.  The Planting the Seeds of Hope Fall Harvest Dinner on October 7th to be held on our campus on Sargent Road; and Giving Thanks to Boys Town, to be held at the offices of Hunton & Williams on Pennsylvania Ave downtown, on November 4th.  

We hope to see all the friends of Boys Town Washington DC at each of these events.  For more information and to make your reservation contact Adrienne Walsh at 202-650-6316.

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