As your child’s primary care pediatrician, we know that for a child to properly develop, their mental health needs the same level of attention and care as their bodies.
During each of your child’s wellness visits, we address the emotional needs that your child has at different developmental stages and encourage ways for your family to foster resilience. We discuss friendship, bullying, family relationships, peer pressure and school stress. We also screen for depression and drug and alcohol use in our adolescent patients.
We offer discussion appointments where we set aside extra time to listen and talk about your concerns, whether they be sleep issues, learning and school challenges, behavior problems, family dynamics or developmental worries. These appointments are flexible and can be done with or without your child present, in-office or using telehealth.
We can diagnose and treat depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. For more complex issues, we refer to trusted psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health therapists capable of providing your child with the help and support they need.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s behavior or mental health, please don’t hesitate to give your Portland pediatric clinic a call.