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.

Our interdisciplinary team includes 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.

In addition to our cutting-edge clinical services, we are dedicated to training the next generation of mental health professionals and conducting research to advance the field of child and adolescent mental health and improve patient care for generations to come.

Learn about our mental health research

Pediatric mental health programs and services

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 an emergent mental health crisis who require inpatient treatment for stabilization and safety.

All of our programs 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.

See if telehealth is right for your child

 

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Resources for your mental health journey

No matter where you are on your child's mental health journey, we have parenting resources to help support you. Find tips for strengthening family connections and resilience, checking in with your child, what to do in a crisis — and much more.

Explore our resources

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Help create a better future for youth mental health

Financial donors fuel expansion of our programs and services, providing more kids and teens with the highest-quality mental health care. This support is more critical than ever. Your generosity helps give kids like Kate the mental health services they need, when they need them most.

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Get to know our pediatric experts.

Monique Germone, PhD

Monique Germone, PhD

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Steven Berkowitz, MD

Steven Berkowitz, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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Joy Browne, PhD

Joy Browne, PhD

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Ayelet Talmi, PhD

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Youth mental health in the news

  • 7News
    How to talk to kids about upcoming holidays
    November 16, 2020

    Dr. Jenna Glover recommends parents be direct with kids about the importance of keeping loved ones safe and healthy this holiday season. But that doesn’t mean fun has to be canceled. Learn how parents can brainstorm ideas for virtual friend and family gatherings with their kids.

  • FOX21 Colorado Springs
    Rise in cyberbullying tied to COVID-19 pandemic
    October 16, 2020

    As kids spend more time online for school and social interaction, Tom Caughlan, LCSW, believes the pandemic has led to an increase in reports of bullying, particularly cyberbullying, and a rise in reports of suicidal ideation. Find out what warning signs parents can look for and resources for both parents and kids.

  • KRDO News13 Colorado Springs
    How to spot signs of stress in different ages of students
    August 25, 2020

    As students return to school either virtually or in person during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Jessica Hawks shares signs parents should look for that indicate their student is experiencing abnormal amounts of stress.