Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

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Early evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment can have a major impact on improving the futures of children and adolescents with mental health problems.

At NewYork-Presbyterian, our specialists in child and adolescent psychiatry take a holistic approach to the care of your child through outpatient and inpatient programs in multiple locations. We partner with the key people in each child’s life — providing diagnosis, treatment, crisis intervention, and support in collaboration with pediatricians and caregivers, and ensuring your child receives the most effective care possible.

Our Approach to Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

When you come to us for care, your child and family will benefit from the expertise of a sensitive, compassionate, and highly skilled team of mental health specialists who tailor treatment to your child's individual needs.

We treat children and adolescents with a wide range of mental health concerns, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Bereavement
  • Conduct disorders
  • Depression
  • Disruptive behavior disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Learning disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Early on-set psychosis
  • Tic disorders

After conducting a comprehensive assessment, your child’s care team personalizes a plan of care that may include individual or group/family counseling, medications, skills training for getting along with others, and behavior modification. Our therapists can collaborate with other healthcare providers as well as your child's teachers and school to provide continuity of care.

Referrals & Appointments

Our inpatient and outpatient programs are run by highly skilled psychiatrists and psychologists with sub-specialty training in areas ranging from addiction to sleep disorders. To learn more about our inpatient services or to be admitted for inpatient treatment, please call 888-694-5700. To learn more about our outpatient services or to find a psychiatrist, please call 877-NYP-WELL.

Please note, if this is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1 or visit your local emergency department. For free and confidential support from trained mental health professionals, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or NYC Well at 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355).

Refer a Patient

At NewYork-Presbyterian, we treat a diverse patient population with conditions ranging from the most common to the rarest and most complex. Clinicians in private practice or at other hospitals are welcome to refer their patient to NewYork-Presbyterian. Please call 888-694-5700 to arrange a referral.

Contact Us

Call for more information on the comprehensive, behavioral health services we offer or to schedule a consultation