CHILD PSYCHIATRY

Child Psychiatric Care

The child and adolescent psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and the treatment of disorders of thinking, feeling and/or behavior affecting children, adolescents, and their families. A child and adolescent psychiatrist offers families the advantages of a medical education, the medical traditions of professional ethics, and medical responsibility for providing comprehensive care.

The child and adolescent psychiatrist uses the knowledge of biological, psychological, and social factors in working with patients. Initially, a comprehensive diagnostic examination is performed to evaluate the current problem with attention to its physical, genetic, developmental, emotional, cognitive, educational, family, peer, and social components. The child and adolescent psychiatrist arrives at a diagnosis and diagnostic formulation which are shared with the patient and family. The child and adolescent psychiatrist then designs a treatment plan which considers all the components and discusses these recommendations with the child or adolescent and family.

An integrated approach may involve individual, group, or family psychotherapy; medication; and/or consultation with other physicians or professionals from schools, juvenile courts, social agencies or other community organizations. In addition, the child psychiatrist is prepared and expected to act as an advocate for the best interests of children and adolescents.

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CERTIFICATIONS

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • Licensed Addictions Counselor
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Speech Language Pathologist
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist
  • Licensed Physical Therapist
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

MONROE

Counseling Center
1105 Hudson Lane,
Monroe, LA 71201

  318-322-6500

Lumen Counseling
100 CenturyLink Drive,
Monroe, LA 71203

  318-582-7272

Pediatric Therapy
1300 Hudson Lane, Ste. 7,
Monroe, LA 71201

  318-361-7180

Autism Center
1300 Hudson Lane, Ste. 9,
Monroe, LA 71201

  (318) 600-6640

WEST MONROE

Autism Center
107 McMillan Road
West Monroe, LA 71291

  (318) 600-6640

 

SHREVEPORT

Telehealth
  (318) 947-9000

RUSTON

Counseling Center
206 E. Reynolds Dr, Ste E1,
Ruston, LA 71270

  318-255-2922

Autism Center
206 E. Reynolds Dr, Ste C3,
Ruston, LA 71270

  (318) 600-6640

Pediatric Center
206 E. Reynolds Dr, Ste C3,
Ruston, LA 71270

  318-224-9177

WINNSBORO

Autism Center
4279 Front Street
Winnsboro, LA 71295

  318-605-2636

 

OLLA

Autism Center
3036 Robert Street
Olla, LA 71465

  (318) 600-6640

LAFAYETTE

Autism Center
201 Rue De Jean
Lafayette, LA 70508
  (337) 362-2500