Experts who understand emotional landscapes

The mental health team at Children’s Minnesota is dedicated to improving kids’ emotional well-being. Our specialists are experts at helping children and teens navigate emotional terrain and manage mental health issues.

Our outpatient team includes several types of caring professionals:

  • Pediatric clinical psychologists are doctoral level specialists in the developmental and behavioral health of children and adolescents. We have psychologists on our team in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
  • Pediatric neuropsychologists are clinical psychologists with additional training in brain-behavior relationships in children.
  • Pediatric psychiatrists are physicians who specialize in diagnosing and treating emotional and behavioral problems in children.
  • Pediatric nurse practitioners are advanced practice nurses who have advanced training and are board certified in development and mental health of children and adolescents.
  • Doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows are advanced psychology trainees who are advancing their learning by working with our experienced staff.

If you’re visiting the Children’s Minnesota mental health program, keep an eye out for these kid experts:

Sarah Jerstad, LP PhD

Medical Director, Mental Health Services

Clinical Director, Psychological Services

Julie Erickson, LP PhD

Clinical Director, Integrated Behavioral Health

Rebecca Vaurio, LP PhD

Clinical Director, Neurodevelopmental Services

Claudia Campo-Soria, MD

Clinical Director, Outpatient Psychiatry