UMCH Psychiatric Team


Nathaniel Johns, MD

Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Nathaniel Johns, MD is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist with expertise in a wide variety of childhood and adolescent emotional and behavioral disturbances including those associated with ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression, suicidal ideation or behaviors, anger and aggression, and serous relational problems with parents or peers. He completed his child psychiatry fellowship at the University of Michigan. He also is board certified in general psychiatry, having completed his residency at Wayne State University. Prior to this, he served as a staff psychiatrist and medical director at Applewood Centers in Cleveland for more than a decade.

Courtney Baker, RN, CNP

Nurse Specialist

Courtney is a dedicated and compassionate Nurse Specialist with more than 8 years of nursing experience in multiple settings, caring for individuals across life-span. She has been a Nurse Specialist with the child and adolescent population for the past 2 years in Columbus Ohio.

Courtney finished her undergraduate degree from a highly selective university in 3 and a half years and was hand-selected by the president of a Fortune 100 company to be an internship/scholarship recipient.

Courtney attended The Ohio State University as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner student. She has provided general nursing care to patients and families with diverse healthcare needs; ranging from observation, in-patient medical, and pre/post-surgical patients, provided nursing care in an in-patient psychiatric hospital for the rapid stabilization of the adolescent population and worked in maintaining and protecting the overall health and integrity of severely and profoundly disabled pediatric and adult residents. Courtney is an active member of her community as Secretary, Board of Trustees – Columbus Church of Christ and as a Community Liaison with the Bexley Minority Parents Alliance.