Welcome to the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry home page.
Our department provides mental health services to our pediatric members in South Sacramento and Elk Grove. We are team of specialists including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, licensed clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists that collaborates closely to provide efficient and effective treatment. We know that many young people experience considerable stress as they cope with the emotional, developmental, and physical changes of childhood and adolescence. Our goal is to enhance the patient's behavioral and emotional functioning by working closely with the involved parents and loved ones.
Issues that we commonly address with children and families include:
- Behavioral problems at home or school
- Inattention or Hyperactivity
- Problems with social skills
- Family conflict
- Adjustment to life stress (divorce, illness, child abuse)
- Substance abuse
- Serious emotional disorders
To request that your child be evaluated, call (916) 525-6100 to receive advice from an on-call clinician. An evaluation appointment will be scheduled as soon as possible through our Early Assessment program. While you may be referred to our department by another Kaiser Permanente clinician, no referral is necessary. You will be asked to complete our Intake Forms prior to that appointment. During your first meeting, the process and goals of treatment will be described, as well as issues related to confidentiality, the basics of therapy, and family-based interventions. Our team members work collaboratively with your child and family members in order to customize a treatment plan that will most effectively address the current condition.
Our team provides a broad range of confidential mental health services including:
- Individual, family, and group psychotherapy
- Psychoeducational Classes & Groups
- ADHD Clinic
- Medication management
- Intensive Outpatient Program
- Case management services
- Crisis intervention and after-hours emergency services
We look forward to working with you. Thank you for choosing Kaiser Permanente!
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