Addressing children's mental health needs

Mental health can have a serious impact on physical health and the progression of a child into adulthood. Mental health also is associated with the prevalence and progression of chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

There is a shortage of pediatric mental health providers, so accessing mental health services is difficult for many families. Children’s Hospital offers families a number of options.

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Center

Our psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists psychotherapists and nurse practitioners provide mental health diagnosis and treatment for anxiety and attachment disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, bipolar disorder, child abuse and neglect, depression and psychotic disorders.

Counseling

At sites throughout Wisconsin, our licensed child and family counselors work with children – from toddlers through adolescents – and their families to address problems and strengthen family ties. We also offer other types of specialized counseling, including grief and bereavement counseling, and violence prevention counseling.

Greensquare Developmental Specialists

Behavioral health services are available at our offices in Glendale and Oak Creek. Providers at these sites help parents learn to deal with a child’s behavioral issues. Our experts include a pediatrician with a focus on developmental learning and behavioral issues as well as a licensed professional counselor and licensed clinical social workers.

Catalpa Health

Catalpa Health was formed to provide pediatric mental health services in the Fox Valley. The center is supported through a partnership between Affinity Health System, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and ThedaCare.