Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology services at Loyola include specialists in psychiatry, psychology, neuropsychology and social work. Our specialists work cooperatively with children, their families and often their schools to diagnose and treat mental health conditions and behavior problems. Our specialists also work with children and adolescents who are being treated for separate medical conditions at Loyola University Health System. Services provided include:
Psychiatric Services: Evaluation and medication management for mood problems such as anxiety, depression and anger. We also treat behavioral or attention problems such as ADHD or developmental disorders, including autism and Asperger’s disorder.
Psychotherapy services: Cognitive-behavioral and supportive therapy for behavioral, mood or developmental problems are provided to children, adolescents and their families. Our care also includes parent training and support. Our cognitive-behavioral therapists help children and adolescents cope with a medical illness. They also address psychological factors that might make a child’s medical condition worse, such as poor treatment adherence.
Neuropsychological assessment: Evaluation of learning and behavioral problems in childhood, such as a learning disability, ADHD, developmental disorder or brain injury .