Illnesses, injuries and surgeries can be mentally and emotionally challenging for kids. Our pediatric health psychology team specializes in working with children who have health conditions. We help them adjust to their diagnosis, cope with a condition or treatment, prepare for surgery, manage pain and more.
Many of our pediatric health psychologists and therapists have extensive experience supporting kids facing illnesses like cancer, epilepsy and heart conditions. We also partner with primary care doctors who see kids who are at risk for mental health concerns. For example, our psychology team works with doctors in our foster care clinic to help children and their caregivers cultivate healthy behaviors and relationships.