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Sometimes kids need a helping hand

At Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, we understand that being a kid isn't always fun and games. Sometimes there are obstacles along the way. Our behavioral health professionals are here to help children navigate those obstacles. We offer help with a wide range of behavioral and mental health concerns.

Each year, we care for more than 17,000 children and adolescents in our behavioral services program. Our team of psychologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, nurse practitioners who are board certified pediatric mental health specialists and social workers is experienced in treating the special needs of children. And we focus on treatments that have been proven effective through research. Our clinicians are trained and experienced in using the most current diagnostic tools and interventions.

Unique care for unique kids

At Children's, we believe all kids are one-of-a-kind. And that's why we don't offer cookie-cutter solutions to mental health issues. Whether your child has anxiety, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), behavioral issues, learning disabilities or another condition, we'll work with you and your child to create a customized treatment plan.

We think each child's care should be as unique as the child. That's why we offer three distinct areas of care:

  • Psychological services — through this department, our psychologists meet with children for outpatient therapy, psychological and neuropsychological assessments, and consultation to outpatient and inpatient medical service.
  • Psychiatry services — our specialists in this department provide psychiatric assessment and consultation to children. They can also prescribe and manage medications used to treat emotional and behavioral problems.
  • Developmental pediatrics — our specialists in this department focus on assessment and intervention of neuro-developmental problems.

We understand that mental health issues don't just affect your child — they affect your whole family. And we're here to help.


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