Psychosocial Treatment Clinic
Who we are
Children’s Hospital Boston has long been at the forefront of providing expert, compassionate care to children and adolescents with a variety of mental health problems. Our Department of Psychiatry team members are recognized leaders in researching, diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of anxiety, mood and behavioral disorders, as well as traumatic stress, neurological disorders and other medical conditions that can cause intense feelings of worry, fear and sadness.
The treatment approaches we typically use include:
- cognitive behavioral therapy
- individual psychotherapy
- family therapy
- group therapy
- parent guidance
Our approach to mental health care is primarily evidence-based—which means that our approaches have been tested and demonstrated to be effective through research studies. While we use “talk therapy” as our primary method of delivering these treatments, should your child show signs of potentially benefitting from medication in addition to psychotherapy, we will work with our colleagues in Children’s Psychopharmacology Clinic to help you determine the best course of action.
Above all, our experienced Psychosocial Treatment Clinic team members are dedicated to delivering outstanding care that treats your child as an individual while considering the needs of your entire family.
Children's is leading the way for mental health reform in Massachusetts
In 2006, Children’s co-wrote a paper, “Children’s Mental Health in the Commonwealth: The Time is NOW” that highlighted the critical need for increased, improved and revitalized mental health services for Massachusetts children and families. Today, we are working with other health providers, nonprofit organizations and parent groups to advocate for a comprehensive reform of the state’s mental health system. Learn more about our efforts .
Conditions & Treatments
- Adjustment disorders
- Binge eating disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Lying and stealing
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD)