Due to collaborative services with the team of Centre Pointe Health- Psychological, and Centre Pointe Health Specialties, we are able to offer a multidisciplinary approach to treatment planning. This includes services for Psychological Testing, Individual and Group Therapy, as well as access to Point of Care Lab Testing, Blood Draws and EKGs necessary for monitoring of psychotropic medications.
What is Child Psychiatry?
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a sub-specialty branch of Psychiatry focused on the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with developmental, behavioral, and emotional disorders. The Child Psychiatrist will provide a clinical diagnostic assessment, make treatment recommendations, as well as serve a broader role to assist with treatment planning within the community.
Currently, our practice serves the needs of children from age range of 4 years to 17 years old.
- Clinical Diagnostic Assessments
- Treatment Recommendations, including Medication Management
- Assistance with Treatment Planning.
Our Practice provides services for a wide range of issues including:
- Anger Management
- Psychotic Disorders
- Behavior Problems/School Issues
- Functional struggles associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders
The Practice does not participate in Custody Evaluations for Court purposes.
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ” ~ Helen Keller
The First Visit: What you can expect
The first diagnostic interview in most cases lasts approximately 75 minutes. Families are advised to arrive 15 minutes prior to their appointment in order to complete necessary paperwork prior to the scheduled appt time. Depending on the comfort level of the child/ adolescent and family, the Provider will usually talk to the family initially, followed by a separate meeting/evaluation with the patient. The session is concluded with meeting again with the family and/or patient to discuss diagnostic impressions and treatment recommendations. Recommendations can include individual/group/family therapy and further psychological testing, in addition to any medication recommendations. If medication(s) are recommended, we will continue to follow up with the patient and family to assess progress, response, tolerance and overall functioning. Follow up appointments are usually scheduled as 15-30 minute appointments.