Scottsdale Mental Health and Wellness Institute (SMHWI) child and adolescent psychiatrists are experts in the area of diagnosis and treatment of children, adolescents and their families who are affected by disorders of thinking, feeling and behavior.

Our focus is evidence-based, multidisciplinary and comprehensive compassionate care that includes assessment of biological, psychological and social factors.

SMHWI child and adolescent psychiatrists focus on a detailed evaluation of physical, genetic, developmental, emotional, cognitive, familial, educational and psychosocial elements that contribute to a child’s being.

The evaluation of your child allows us to work with you to determine the most effective level and type of support needed. Our goal is to provide integrated care that emphasizes prevention and intervention and supports the family in the child’s care.

Therapeutic approaches

There are broad categories of mental health and a wide range of symptoms, conditions, and treatment approaches. Depending on our diagnostic evaluation, we will offer the best plan to get your child or adolescent mentally healthy to the degree it is possible.

There may be certain limitations with existing conditions such as autism or developmental disabilities. However, there are many things that can be done to improve the child’s quality of life.

SMHWI treatment plans are based on our extensive experience in child psychiatry and current scientific research. We also consider the values, needs, and resources of the child and family.

Our approach to the treatment of the young patient may include individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, behavioral therapy, parent counseling, and medication. Other specialized therapies are available for more serious needs.

Contact Scottsdale Mental Health and Wellness Institute to learn more about our Child Psychiatry services and to schedule an evaluation.