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Helping Families Manage Kids’ Feelings and Behavior

Children of all ages can have strong emotions, which can affect how they act, learn, think and feel. Sometimes their emotions can be tough for them and their families to handle. That’s where we come in. At Nemours Children's, our behavioral health experts can help you find the causes of your child’s emotions and behavior.

We offer therapy and counseling in office settings, and through video visits from your home. We also treat children who are in the hospital and dealing with behavioral health issues.

  • Your family may see a child psychologist. This is a licensed professional with an advanced degree and special training in children’s mental health issues. Child psychologists cannot prescribe medication.
  • Your child may also see a child psychiatrist. This is a medical doctor with special training in children’s mental health. Child psychiatrists can prescribe medication.

Our psychologists and psychiatrists give kids and families the tools they need to cope with difficult feelings.

We’ll work with your child’s teachers. We’ll also communicate with your pediatrician and any other Nemours specialists your child sees. Together, we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan.

Find  Behavioral Health Care From Nemours

We have many pediatric behavioral health specialists  and locations — find the care closest to you:

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Conditions & Treatments

We see a wide range of conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending on the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

Anxiety Disorders
Behavioral Problems
Depression and Mood Disorders
Developmental Delays
Eating Disorders
Encopresis
Grief
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Psychotic Disorders
Self-esteem Issues
Trouble Coping with Difficult Life Situations

We Understand the Issues Kids and Teens Face

We care about the mental health of every child, and we’re available in many locations to help families.

Delaware Valley/Philadelphia Highlights

  • Behavioral health providers are part of the primary care team in all Delaware practices. Having these providers in the offices, helps parents and their children get easier access to mental health care. We want to help kids develop good coping skills and habits and set them up for success in the future. 
  • We offer psychological services to children and teens through the Gender Wellness ProgramThis service is designed to meet the psychological and medical needs for youth who identify as a gender different than their sex assigned at birth. 
  • We provide complete care for children with autism. The Nemours Swank Autism Center is a family resource for everything related to autism. We’re here to guide your family and nurture your child every step of the way.

50+

Psychologists and psychiatrists on staff at Nemours Children's

15,000+

Kids we treat each year for behavioral and mental health issues

29,000+

Video visits with families last year by our psychology team

Florida Highlights

  • We only take care of kids. Our pediatric psychologists and psychiatrists are highly trained and experienced in working with children and young adults.
  • Pediatric Inpatient Program in Jacksonville, Florida. We can care for children and teens who are experiencing serious emotional problems at Wolfson Children's Hospital, in a 14-bed inpatient unit. It offers separate care for children (ages 6–11) and teens (ages 12–17).
  • We have an early childhood program. We focus on autism, general development, eating issues, separation anxiety and sleep issues.
  • Our ADHD clinic gives families of children diagnosed with ADHD better insight into the condition. Kids diagnosed with ADHD can attend a social skills class to learn self-control skills as well as how to relate and interact with peers.

50+

Psychologists and psychiatrists on staff at Nemours

15,000+

Kids we treat each year for behavioral and mental health issues

29,000+

Video visits with families last year by our psychology team

Our Highlights

  • We only take care of kids. Our pediatric psychologists and psychiatrists are highly trained and experienced in working with children and young adults.
  • Our psychiatrists study the brain. Psychiatric disorders are brain disorders. We study the whole brain by doing imaging, spinal taps to test the cerebrospinal fluid for infections, and tests for antibodies.
  • We have an early childhood program. We focus on autism, general development, eating issues, separation anxiety and sleep issues.
  • Our ADHD clinic gives families of children diagnosed with ADHD better insight into the condition. Kids diagnosed with ADHD can attend a social skills class to learn self-control skills as well as how to relate and interact with peers.
  • We’re part of your child’s care team. Our psychologists and psychiatrists are part of on-site care teams if your child is in the hospital. But we communicate with community providers and other specialists as well.

50+

Psychologists and psychiatrists on staff at Nemours

15,000+

Kids we treat each year for behavioral and mental health issues

29,000+

Video visits with families last year by our psychology team

Get Help Now

Looking for a kids' behavioral health provider in Delaware and southeast Pennsylvania? Is your child experiencing a crisis situation? As you start your journey to get help for your family, know that you don’t have to go through this alone. We all need support during challenging times.

See the Community Behavioral Health Resource Guide (PDF).

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