How do I get mental health services at Seattle Children’s?

Clinic Openings

Mood and Anxiety

Service Accepting new patients? Referral needed?
Individual therapy No Yes
Individual therapy for Deaf and hard-of-hearing patients Yes Yes
Diagnostic evaluation Yes, limited Yes
Diagnostic evaluation for Deaf and hard-of-hearing patients Yes Yes
Medication evaluation No Yes. We will talk with you to see if we also need your child’s therapist to fill out a form in addition to your provider.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program (PDF) Yes Yes
Anxiety Group (PDF) Yes Yes
Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) (PDF) No Yes
Selective Mutism Group (early years and tween years) (PDF) Yes Yes
School Avoidance Group Yes Yes

Program to Enhance Attention, Regulation and Learning (PEARL)

Service Accepting new patients? Referral needed?
Diagnostic evaluation No Yes, with completed Vanderbilt scores
Assessment for group No Yes, with completed Vanderbilt scores
Medication evaluation No Yes, with completed Vanderbilt scores
Incredible Years Parent and Child Groups and Dinosaur School: Ages 6–8 (PDF) Yes, limited Yes, after diagnostic evaluation
Incredible Years Parent and Child Groups: Ages 8–11 who have ADHD (PDF) Yes, limited Yes, after diagnostic evaluation
Teen Organization Planning and Study Skills (TOPS) (PDF) Yes, limited Yes, after diagnostic evaluation
Parenting Children With ADHD (PDF) Yes, limited Yes, after diagnostic evaluation
Parenting Teens With ADHD (PDF) Yes, limited Yes, after diagnostic evaluation

Early Childhood Clinic (ECC)

Service Accepting new patients? Referral needed?
Diagnostic evaluation Yes Yes
Medication evaluation Yes, limited Yes, after diagnostic evaluation
Incredible Years Parent Group: Ages 2–5 (PDF) Yes Yes, after diagnostic evaluation

Interested in participating in research?

Even if we do not have space for new patients in our clinics, your child may be able to participate in research. To participate in research, call 206-987-2164, option 2, then select option 1.