Every child or teen experiences mental health challenges, traumas or crises. Children’s Health℠ is home to one of the nation’s most comprehensive pediatric psychiatry and psychology program. Our mental health experts help with everything from problems with mood and anxiety, to learning to manage and cope with medical illness, to struggling with eating disorders or even suicidal thoughts.
We also help you understand what type of care and what type of doctor or therapist may work best for your child. Whether it’s an outpatient evaluation or therapy services, our goal is to help every patient feel better and develop skills to overcome mental health struggles, so they can live a happy, fulfilling life.
Psychiatrists are doctors who diagnose, treat and prevent mental health problems. We are one of only a few pediatric centers that has full-time, board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists leading all of our programs. These psychiatrists are also on the faculty at UT Southwestern. As highly trained doctors and researchers, they use the latest research and treatments to directly benefit our patients and families.