Psychology & Psychiatry

A child talks to a pediatric psychiatrist

A child psychologist or a child psychiatrist is a mental health expert with advanced training in helping children and teens with emotional and behavioral problems. Nemours’ pediatric psychology and psychiatry health team provides outpatient consultation and inpatient services to young people dealing with the stress of a chronic medical condition, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.

 
Learn More About Our Pediatric Psychology and Psychiatry Care

Nemours’ pediatric mental health experts have advanced training in helping children and teens with emotional and behavioral problems. Most locations also offer pediatric neuropsychology services — which looks at how medical conditions can affect thinking. To ensure your child gets the high quality of care and support needed, our child psychology and psychiatry team partners with other providers and agencies in your community.

Jacksonville South

Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville South

14785 Old St. Augustine Road, Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32258
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For Appointments: (904) 697-3600

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
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The mental health specialists at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville South offer expert care for kids (and families) with mental, emotional and behavioral challenges. As a satellite office to our downtown Jacksonville clinic, your child can see some of the same specialty-trained pediatric psychologists, psychiatrists and advanced nurse practitioners, just closer to home. We also offer appointments at our Nemours Children’s Clinic, Fleming Island location.

Evaluating and Treating Mental and Psychological Disorders in Children

Every parent wants their child to grow up healthy, confident, happy and well-behaved. But sometimes the mounting pressures of just being a kid can be too much for your child, and can result in emotional or behavioral problems.

 
Experts on Your Child’s Pediatric Psychology and Psychiatry Team

Your team of mental and behavioral health experts may include:

  • Child psychologist (also called pediatric psychologist): a licensed mental health professional with a doctorate degree, who specializes in the study of childhood development.
  • Child psychiatrist (also called pediatric psychiatrist): a medical doctor with advanced training in mental illness, who may prescribe medication therapy when necessary.
  • Advanced nurse practitioner (ARNP): a nurse with specialized training in therapy and medication management.

Our experts provide outpatient consultation at the clinic and inpatient care at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, one of the many health providers we partner with to extend our care.

 
Diagnosing Psychological and Behavioral Disorders in Children and Teens

To best understand your child’s difficulties, the pediatric psychologists and psychiatrists at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville South will perform comprehensive initial evaluation that may include:

  • personal interviews with your child and family
  • questions regarding medical, social, educational and familial history
  • treatment history
  • screening questionnaires

Among other things, these assessments help us get a better understanding of your child’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical status so we can develop a treatment plan specific to your child’s needs.

 
Treating Psychological Disorders at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville South

Our focus is finding solutions to help your child and your family. We offer individual and family therapy, medication therapy and/or behavior modification therapy to address a wide spectrum of mental health and behavioral disorders such as coping with a chronic illness and promoting healthy behaviors.

At Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville South we will work with you, your child’s teachers, school and community health care providers (including your pediatrician and other Nemours specialists your child may see) to develop a treatment plan just for your child.

 
Caring for Kids With Chronic Medical Conditions

Feeling sick a lot can be overwhelming for children and teens, not to mention being admitted to the hospital. Your child may feel depressed or anxious about upcoming procedures, or confused about treatment for a medical condition. We’ll work with you and your child’s pediatric care team, providing consultation and education about the relationship between physical illness and psychological distress.

 
Keeping Everyone in the Loop

No matter where your child receives care at Nemours, your medical team (including your primary care provider) can access your child’s medical history, test results and visit notes anytime through our award-winning electronic health record system.

You can also view parts of your child's health records, communicate with your Nemours care team, make appointments, request prescription refills and more through our MyNemours online patient portal.

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If Your Child Needs Tests, Surgery or Hospitalization

The Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville South offers X-ray imaging onsite, while MRIs and nuclear medicine studies, CT scans, ultrasounds and interventional radiology services are provided at our neighbor and partner, Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

If your child needs additional tests, therapies or rehabilitation, surgery or an overnight hospital stay, our specialists and the pediatric providers at Wolfson Children’s Hospital will take good care of your family and make the experience as easy and stress-free as possible.

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Family-Centered Care at Nemours

Whatever challenges your family is facing, our Nemours specialists will do whatever it takes to give your child the very best, most comprehensive and compassionate care available.

And in everything we do, we value your involvement as a key member of the care team. After all, who knows your child better than you? We want you and your family to be an active participant in the decision-making, care and healing process. That’s what we call family-centered care.

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