Emotional, behavioral and cognitive problems are very common in childhood and should be approached with an understanding of the developmental and family contexts in which they occur. The Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides comprehensive outpatient evaluation and treatment for children and their families. Our clinicians work with patients ranging in ages from early childhood to young adulthood, and place special emphasis on understanding family functioning and relationships to make the most accurate diagnoses and provide the most useful treatment recommendations. The program offers a full spectrum of therapeutic services including individual psychotherapy, family therapy, group therapy and medication treatments.
Our clinicians have extensive experience treating children with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, disruptive behavior disorders, learning disorders and autism-spectrum disorders, as well as youth struggling to adjust to stressful life situations and coping with medical illnesses.