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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

    Natalie Sergent, Psy.D., Clinic Director

    Natalie Sergent Dr. Natalie Sergent is a licensed clinical psychologist with career experience in child and adolescent behavioral health. Prior to her role at Boys Town, Dr. Sergent was the psychology training director at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT, overseeing their APA-accredited predoctoral internship program, their postdoctoral fellowship program, and their practicum student program. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of South Carolina, her masters and doctoral training at the University of Indianapolis, and her predoctoral internship at Primary Children’s Hospital. She also completed a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at the same location, providing therapy and assessment services to children, adolescents, and their families in outpatient and day treatment settings. Dr. Sergent has been trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Her primary clinical interests are in trauma treatment, treating depression and suicidality in adolescents, and supervision/training.


    Avital Deskalo, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

    Dr. Avital Deskalo

    Dr. Avital Deskalo is a licensed psychologist at the Boys Town Washington D.C. Behavioral Health Clinic. 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. Dr. Deskalo's clinical interests include: anxiety, disruptive behavior, ADHD, and ​traumatic stress.


    Emma Larson, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

    Amanda McLeanDr. Emma Larson is a licensed psychologist who has a background in working with children and adolescents exhibiting emotional and behavioral difficulties. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland College Park and her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Louisiana State University. Dr. Larson completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Boys Town’s Center for Behavioral Health in Omaha, NE. She has experience treating and assessing children in various settings including community mental health centers, residential care, schools, and in-patient facilities. Her clinical interests include disruptive behaviors, anxiety, and OCD.


    Christopher R. Robert, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

    Christopher R. Robert - Boys TownDr. Christopher R. Robert is a licensed psychologist 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.


    Elizabeth Banks, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

    Elizabeth Banks - Boys TownDr. Elizabeth Banks is a clinical psychology postdoctoral fellow at the Boys Town Washington DC Behavioral Health Clinic. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Abilene Christian University. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, Dr. Banks completed her graduate studies at Oklahoma State University, receiving her M.S. in Educational Psychology and Ph.D. in School Psychology. She completed her predoctoral internship at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, the Center for Effective Schools. During her graduate studies, Dr. Banks gained experience in assessment and behavioral skills training for youth with emotional behavioral disorders. She has worked with children, adolescents and families in school and clinical settings. Her clinical interests include disruptive behaviors, ADHD and anxiety disorders.

  • 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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     Additional Consent and Release Forms (When Needed)

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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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