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.

Annelise Cunningham, PhD

Annelise Cunningham, PhD

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Children's Colorado in the news

  • FOX31
    Preparing students as they head back to school
    August 02, 2021

    The pandemic has taken a huge toll on children’s mental health. Dr. Jessica Hawks, a child psychologist, shares some mental health concerns that could arise as kids return to school – and what parents can do to support them. Learn more.

  • CNN
    How the pandemic worsened children’s mental health
    July 22, 2021

    The pandemic has pushed children's mental health to a "crisis point." Watch as a child and adolescent psychologist, a child health policy advocate and a member of the hospital's youth action board discuss rising anxiety and depression, policy solutions that increase access to care, and what has helped one teen through the past year.

  • CBS4
    Children of all ages facing mental health challenges
    May 26, 2021

    Anxiety and stress have skyrocketed among children since the pandemic began. Dr. Jenna Glover, a clinical psychologist, shares what parents should look out for in their children and ways to help them if they’re struggling. Learn more.