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Behavioral Health Clinic

​​​​​​​​​Behavioral Health Services for Youth of All Ages

The Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic offers outpatient services for families with children from infancy to 22 who are experiencing social/emotional, academic, or behavior concerns. Learn more about our clinic and our staff below.

To make an appointment please call 202-650-6361.

  • About Our Clinic

    Our staff is comprised of professionals with the training, experience, and expertise necessary to provide your family with the support and guidance to succeed. If you are a physician, educator, or parent who is concerned about a child or adolescent's current functioning, turn to the Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic. We work with families to develop effective strategies for a range of challenges such as:

    • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Oppositional and Defiant Behaviors
    • School-Based Behavioral and Academic Problems
    • Anxiety/Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Worry
    • Depression
    • Anger, Irritability and Tantrums
    • Sleep and Bedtime Problems 
    • Difficulty Following Instructions and Accepting Decisions
    • Peer and Sibling Conflict
    • Fears and Phobias
    • Bed-wetting and Toileting Concerns 
    • Habits (hair pulling, fingernail biting, skin picking and thumb sucking)
    • Vocal and/or Motor Tics
    • Picky Eating and Unhealthy Eating
    • Screen Time Management (Video game, tablets, phones, etc.)
    • Trauma
    • Difficulties with Adjustment (Significant changes in the family)

    The Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic specializes in creating a comprehensive care approach. Our mission is to care for problems before they develop into more serious health and behavioral issues by involving the whole family. We provide the following services:

    • Family Therapy
    • Individual Therapy
    • Parent Behavior Management Training
    • Psychological Assessment
    • Academic Assessment

    If you are concerned about your child's behavior, Boys Town can help. To assist you in getting services we accept a variety of insurance plans. To get started with services call 202-650-6361 to schedule an intake appointment and complete our intake forms.

  • Our Professional Staff

    ​​​Robert Wingfield, Ph.D., Clinic Director

    Dr. Robert J. Wingfield

    Dr. Robert J. Wingfield is a licensed psychologist with clinical experience in Behavioral Pediatrics. For over 10 years, he has worked with numerous populations of children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, K-12 schools, college campuses, juvenile correctional facilities, and residential programs. An abbreviated list of his clinical interests and expertise include anxiety, aggression, disruptive behaviors, learning problems, executive dysfunction, and maladaptive habits. He earned his doctoral degree in School Psychology from the University of Florida and completed his clinical internship at Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health in 2013.  He completed specialized training in behavioral psychology as a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute from 2013-2015.


    Avital Deskalo, Ph.D., Behavioral Health Clinic Manager

    Dr. Avital Deskalo

    Dr. Avital Deskalo is a licensed psychologist and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, with a ​​background in treating traumatic stress. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Delaware. Following her undergraduate education, she earned her M.S.Ed. in Learning and Developmental Sciences and her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Indiana University-Bloomington. At Indiana University, Dr. Deskalo gained experience in therapy and assessments in multiple treatment settings, including Riley Hospital for Children, Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility, community mental health centers and schools. She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health in Boys Town, Nebraska.


    Amanda McLean, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

    Amanda McLean​​Amanda McLean, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist at the Boys Town Washington D.C. Behavioral Health Clinic. She current​ly provides outpatient services to children of all ages and their families. Dr. McLean received her Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. She has assisted in the development and oversight of programs at the Boys Town Nebraska Behavioral Health Clinic including the Parenting for Success Clinic, a service that provides parent-child interaction therapy techniques to children and their caretakers to manage behavioral concerns, and the Interp​​ersonal Skills 4 Kids groups, a social skills curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school age youth. Her clinical interests include behavioral pediatrics, disruptive behavior problems, ADHD, and anxiety disorders.​


    Dr. Erica Featherson, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

    Dr. Erica Featherson - Boys Town​​Dr. Featherson has a PhD in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Psychologist in both DC and Maryland. She specializes in working with trauma alongside children and families. Dr. Featherson’s experience in working with children, adolescents and young adults spans over 15 years (both in and outside the school system). Additionally, she also has garnered extensive experience working with individuals of all ages, families, and groups. Her accumulation of experience has allowed her to work with a number of mental health concerns including, but not limited to: trauma, depression, relationship problems, anxiety, low self-esteem and self-worth, suicide ideation, self-harm, bullying, grief, divorce, separation ADHD, PTSD, ODD, RAD, conduct disorders, anger management, adjustment and developmental disorders, phase of life problems, learning and medical disabilities. Dr. Featherson utilizes an integrative and systems approach that is personalized to each child, individual, group or family unit. This has also allowed her to gain experience in a number of modalities, including, but not limited to Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy-Trauma Focused (CBT-TF), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Developmental Individual Differences Relationship Therapy (DIR) and Solution-Focused and ACT. Additionally, when working with children Dr. Featherson ensures consultation, guidance and psycho-education with parents and even schools when needed. Overall, Dr. Featherson's goal is to meet you where you are at and to provide you what you need to meet your goals, by helping you get to where you want to be.


    Christopher R. Robert, Ph.D.

    Christopher R. Robert - Boys Town Dr. Christopher R. Robert is a clinical psychology postdoctoral fellow with expertise delivering outpatient care to individuals exhibiting mental and behavioral health challenges. His clinical interests include treatments for depression, anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, oppositional and defiant behaviors, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and psychological assessment. He has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings, including inpatient facilities and schools. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Florida and completed his predoctoral internship with the Florida Consortium for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health.


    Rebecca Rowland, Psy.D., Staff Psychologist

    Rebecca Rowland - Boys TownDr. Rebecca Rowland is a licensed psychologist at the Boys Town Washington DC Behavioral Health Clinic. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from The George Washington University. Dr. Rowland graduated with her M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford. Dr. Rowland completed her predoctoral internship at Terry Children’s Center within Delaware’s Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services. She went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at the Behavior Management Clinic at Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include anxiety disorders, ADHD, and disruptive behaviors. Dr. Rowland is currently a certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist.

  • Client Forms

    Below are the forms that you will need for your appointment at the Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic. The first two groups of forms are mandatory. If you have any questions, please contact 402-996-2540.

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    New Client Forms to Complete and Bring With You (Mandatory)

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  • Locations

    Please call 202-650-6361 to schedule an appointment at any location.

    Boys Town Washington DC
    Behavioral Health Clinic
    4801 Sargent Road NE
    Washington DC 20017

    Boys Town Washington DC
    at The Pediatric Group
    13001 Summit School Rd
    Woodbridge, VA 22192

    Boys Town Washington DC
    ALL Pediatrics (at Kingstowne/Springfield)
    9010 Lorton Station Blvd, Suite 100
    Lorton, VA 22079

  • Insurance Accepted

    We currently accept the following insurance:

    Washington DC

    • Aetna
    • Amerigroup
    • Amerihealth
    • Beacon Commercial
    • Beacon Trusted
    • Carefirst (BCBS)
    • Cigna
    • DC Medicaid
    • HSCSN
    • Magellan DC
    • Maryland Medicaid
    • MultiPlan
    • PHCS
    • Tricare


    • Aetna
    • Anthem BCBS
    • Anthem Wellpoint EAP
    • Beacon Commercial
    • Carefirst BCBS/Blue Choice
    • Cigna
    • Humana
    • MHN
    • Tricare
    • Virginia Medicaid
    • Virginia Magellan
    • Virginia Premier

Boys Town Washington DC Behavioral Health Clinic Endowment Fund

With income earned annually from interest, the Boys Town Washington DC Behavioral Health Clinic Endowment Fund will provide a core of solid financial support to help sustain the Clinic’s long-term viability and the continuation of our critical work.

The Endowment Fund will enable the Behavioral Health Clinic to become self-supporting and self-sustaining. By investing in the Fund, you will help ensure perpetual support of the Clinic’s role in saving children and healing families, now and in the future.

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