Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry

Rothman Center for NeuropsychiatryThe Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry at All Children’s Hospital and the University of South Florida features programs to help children with a wide range of psychiatric, behavioral and neurocognitive conditions.

Comprehensive Evaluation

Our multidisciplinary team of specialists provides comprehensive psychiatric, behavioral and neurocognitive evaluation. The goals of the evaluation are to:

  • Identify and fully explore the referring physician or family's concerns
  • Assist in diagnosing psychiatric, behavioral and learning problems
  • Recommend appropriate treatment and follow-up

Psychiatric evaluations consist of a medical history, neurological examination, and an interview with the patient and family to assess psychosocial functioning. Our Center offers expertise and consultation on the role of immune function and nutrition in neuropsychiatric symptoms. Following evaluation we may recommend one or more treatment options.

Treatment Programs

  • Tic disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Depression
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Trichotillomania (hair pulling)
  • Skin picking
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Learning disabilities
  • Speech/Language disorders
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • School refusal
  • Generalized anxiety disorder & separation anxiety
  • PANS (Pediatric Acute Neuropsychiatric Syndrome)
  • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Phobias
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Stereotypic Movement Disorder
  • Misophonia
  • Food refusal

Contact Information

To schedule an appointment or to learn more about the Rothman Center, contact us at:
Phone: 727-767-8230
Toll-free: 1-800-456-4543, ext. 8230
Fax: 727-767-7786


We are located in St. Petersburg, directly across the street from All Children's Hospital.

The Rothman Center is on the fourth floor of the Children's Development & Rehabilitation Center, 880 Sixth Street South, Suite 460.

Meet Our Staff

Tanya K. Murphy, M.D.
Director, Professor Psychiatry & Psychology
University of South Florida Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry

Dr. Murphy holds the Maurice A. and Thelma P. Rothman Endowed Chair in Developmental Pediatrics with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry since 2008.

After graduating from the College of Medicine at the University of Florida, Dr. Murphy stayed at UF to complete her residency in general psychiatry and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. As a member of the Department of Psychiatry faculty, she served as Director of the UF Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Program, Director of the UF Child Anxiety & Tic Disorder Clinic, and Medical Director for the UF Autism Unit. From 2005-2008 she was Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UF.

Dr. Murphy is board-certified in psychiatry and child psychiatry. She also holds a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. She has received several major grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and has more than 260 publications. Her current research focuses on understanding the role of infections and the immune system in the onset of childhood psychiatric disorders and pharmacological and psychological treatments for Tourette's Syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Dr. Murphy is a member of the National Tourette Syndrome Association Medical Advisory Board and the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation Scientific Advisory Board. She is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, the Movement Disorders Society, the American College of Psychiatrists, the American Neuropsychiatric Association and Biological Psychiatry. She has been named as a top doctor in pediatric psychiatry by US News & World Report.

Eric Storch, Ph.D.
All Children's Hospital Guild Endowed Chair

Dr. Storch is Professor of Clinical Psychology in the USF Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry. Dr. Storch received his M.S., M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York, NY and is a licensed child psychologist.

At the Rothman Center, Dr. Storch is conducting research in the areas of cognitive behavioral treatment for childhood and adult OCD and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, along with approaches to treatment augmentation.

Dr. Storch has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and other agencies and foundations for his work on OCD and related disorders. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles and serves on the editorial boards for six journals.

Betty Horng, Ph.D.

Dr. Horng is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of South Florida and Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She specializes in the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, as well as other primary anxiety disorders such as social phobia, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Binghamton University (a State University of New York). Dr. Horng completed her internship at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA, followed by a two-year, post-doctoral fellowship at the St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute in which she acquired specialized training in the treatment of anxiety disorders in an intensive outpatient setting.

Adam B. Lewin, PhD, ABPP
Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Pediatrics & Psychiatry And Behavioral Neurosciences

Dr. Lewin is a University of South Florida Assistant Professor and licensed psychologist in the Department of Pediatrics at the USF Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry with a joint appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of Florida in 2007. Subsequently, Dr. Lewin completed his clinical residency and a postdoctoral National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) research fellowship (in Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience) at the Semel Institute for Neuropsychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Lewin's clinical and research activities focus on obsessive-compulsive spectrum and anxiety disorders. He has received a young investigator award from NARSAD (National Association for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders - now the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation) and was awarded the 2007-2008 Joseph Drown Foundation and Friends of the Semel Institute Fellowship to fund his research activities. Current research interests focus on improving the specificity of treatments, treatment dissemination and identifying biomarkers of OCD and tic disorders in children. He recently received grants from the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and the University of South Florida Research Foundation to help support his research and is a 2012-13 NIMH CHIPS (Child Intervention, Prevention and Services) Fellow. Dr. Lewin has over 90 peer-reviewed publications and is on the editorial board for three scientific journals.

Clinically, Dr. Lewin specializes in OCD, anxiety, Tourette/tic, trichotillomania and developmental disorders. Dr. Lewin evaluates both pediatric and adult patients for cognitive-behavioral treatment of OCD, anxiety and habit reversal therapy for tic spectrum disorders, skin picking, hair pulling/trichotillomania. Dr. Lewin is Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Jane Mutch, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Mutch is a certified speech-language pathologist with more than 20 years of experience working with children, with a special emphasis in the areas of autism, social skills development, languagelearning disabilities and written language disorders. She is the coordinator of several research studies. Dr. Mutch is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics.

Omar Rahman, Ph.D.

Dr. Rahman is an assistant professor specializing in Habit Reversal Training for trichotillomania (hair pulling) as well as cognitive behavioral therapy to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder. In December 2008 he received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Purdue University. Dr. Rahman also has worked extensively with children with disruptive behavior disorders and anxiety disorders.

Megan Toufexis, D.O.

Dr. Toufexis's primary interest is the treatment of youth with eating disorders. She also treats children and teens with trichotillomania. A graduate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY, Dr. Toufexis completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She then completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of South Florida, serving as chief resident.

Dr. Toufexis participates in a variety of research projects and will have weekly clinics. In partnership with the Florida Mental Health Institute and the Agency for Health Care Administration, she will also oversee the Pediatric Consult Line that will provide primary care providers with telephone consultation with mental health experts to better meet the needs of children with psychiatric/behavioral problems.