Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Young Girl Talking With a Counselor

Adolescence is a time of change for both the child and the parent. When an adolescent child has changes in mood or behavior, sometimes it is hard to know what is “normal” and what is a mental health problem. Consultation with a psychiatrist who specializes in adolescent mental health can help both the parent and the child understand what is “normal” and what may be a more significant problem. A psychiatrist can also help make recommendations on adolescent healthy lifestyle, talk therapy, or medications. An adolescent psychiatrist can also work with parents to better understand their role and maintain healthy boundaries with their child. Doing this important work with families can help prevent more serious mental health problems in young adulthood.

On February 27rd, our current electronic health system will transition to a new and advanced system to better serve you: Athena. Prior to the transition date, you will be sent a registration link to create a new patient account in Athena. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your therapist, or call our office to speak to a staff member.