Children's Hospital Colorado
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The Pediatric Mental Health Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado provides the highest quality mental health services to children, adolescents and their families. We strive to deliver evidence-based, family-focused and youth-centered services that make a difference. In addition to our cutting-edge clinical services, we are also dedicated to training the next generation of mental health professionals and conducting research to advance the field of child and adolescent mental health.

Our interdisciplinary teams include psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, nurses and creative art therapists who specialize in addressing the unique treatment needs of each and every child and adolescent we serve. We provide a complete continuum of psychiatric services including outpatient, partial hospitalization, inpatient and emergency services for children and adolescents. We treat children from birth to 18 years of age. No matter the challenge, we collaborate with families to promote healthy outcomes.

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Outpatient services

 

Our outpatient services include individual, family and group therapies with a specific focus on evidence-based treatments to address behavioral, emotional and social concerns, as well as medication management:

Partial hospitalization

Partial hospitalization includes structured and intensive daily programming for children and adolescents experiencing serious emotional and behavioral challenges:

Inpatient services

Our inpatient services include 24-hour care for children and adolescents experiencing a mental health crisis who require inpatient treatment for stabilization and safety.

Within all of our programs, we also offer Creative Arts Therapy.

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Keeping you safe, wherever you are

We're here when you need us with the same safe, high-quality care we've always offered, even during the pandemic. Now, in many cases, you can get that care without even leaving home because we offer virtual visits across every one of our specialties.

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Get to know our pediatric experts.

Laura Anthony, PhD

Laura Anthony, PhD

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Jason Williams, PsyD

Jason Williams, PsyD

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Terri James-Banks, MSW, LCSW

Terri James-Banks, MSW, LCSW

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Jessica Kenny, PhD

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Children's Colorado in the news

  • Colorado Sun
    Addressing mental health challenges of children during COVID-19
    May 03, 2020

    It’s normal for children and teens to feel frightened and confused during a public health crisis like COVID-19. Dr. Jessica Hawks shares tips for calming their anxiety and encouraging healthy communication throughout the pandemic.

  • 9News
    Governor Polis signs bill aimed at reducing youth suicide
    May 17, 2019

    During the 2019 legislative session, experts from Children's Hospital Colorado championed a bill to improve mental health services for children and teens across the state. Gov. Jared Polis signed the bill into law at Children's Colorado in May 2019.

  • 9News
    Experts discuss the need for additional mental health resources for young people
    May 07, 2019

    The suicide rate in Colorado has increased by 44 percent over the last 20 years. Jenna Glover, child psychologist, and Heidi Baskfield, VP of Population Health and Advocacy, discussed the need for more mental health resources in Colorado and Senate Bill 195.