Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Resources
Providers at community mental health centers and in private practice can diagnose and treat mental health issues.
Child abuse or neglect
Sexual abuse or sexual assault
Learning disabilities and neuropsychological testing
If your child is covered only by DSHS/Medicaid and lives outside King County, we can only treat your child in our clinics if their county has a contract with us for services. Medicaid requires patients to see a mental health provider who has a contract in the county where the patient lives. Look up providers by county.
CARES: Collaborative Adolescent Research on Emotion and Suicide
Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington are providing specialty treatment for adolescents engaging in suicidal behaviors and studying how to help reduce them. We are accepting teenagers (ages 13–18) that are seeking treatment for self-injurious behaviors. See study participation information (PDF).
Tools for families
Group treatment is available
Seattle Children's offers a number of groups for patients and families of the outpatient psychiatry clinics. The groups can provide hands-on skills and education to children and adolescents who struggle with their emotions and behaviors. Some patients may be referred only to groups or to both individual and group therapy. Some families will benefit from parent seminars which provide skills and education to parents without the child present. Please inquire about the best option for your child during your evaluation feedback meeting with your provider.
Most groups run for 8 to 12 weeks and repeat. If you would like more information about a group, please contact our Psychiatry Support and Crisis Services team at 206-987-2164, option #2.
All links below are to PDFs.
Groups for Kids
Groups for Parents
Parents Are Invited to Join the Psychiatry Family Advisory Group
- Is your child receiving care, or has your child recently received care, at Seattle Children’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine (Seattle Children’s Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Unit or outpatient clinic, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, Seattle Children’s at Overlake Tower in Bellevue or the Autism Center)?
- Do you have a collaborative spirit and enjoy working with a team of people?
- Would you like to use your experience as a parent to help improve services for all families seen in our department?
- Would you like to help identify and work on specific projects which support and promote family-centered care?
If so, we’d like to talk with you about joining our Psychiatry Family Advisory Group. We are always looking for interested parents. We meet on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Seattle Children's main campus. If you are interested, please email Cindy Langdon or call her at 206-987-8919.