Child Outpatient Behavioral Health
Our Child Outpatient Behavioral Health Program provides clinic-based therapy for children ages 4 to 12. We offer a full range of outpatient services to help children and their families deal with life transitions, abuse, depression and other mental health concerns. Our specialists in child behavioral health can assess your child, provide psychotherapy treatment and help children adjust after leaving the hospital. Our team works together to ensure your child receives comprehensive, personalized care.
24/7 Crisis Assessment and Admissions
Our highly trained mental health professionals offer help in urgent/emergency mental health situations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Learn more about our Psychiatric Assessment Service.
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Why Choose Child Outpatient Behavioral Health at Vanderbilt
- Skilled clinicians
Our care teams include psychologists, board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists, social workers, therapists and nurse practitioners. Our staff includes two of Tennessee’s three pediatric neuropsychologists. This diverse team approach ensures each child receives the best treatment and care plan.
- Specialized assessments
We are one of few programs in the region to offer neuropsychological assessments and testing for children. Our assessment measures the severity of your child's problem. We accept children who may be a danger to themselves or others. Our tests check to see if your child has learning problems, hyperactive or behavior problems, low self-esteem or medical issues that may lead to other emotional problems.
- School-based programs
Our School-Based Counseling Program provides care in more than 40 Nashville-area schools. We have worked with children, adolescents and their families for over 20 years, helping more than 1,000 students each year. Our team includes mental health therapists, nurse practitioners, and child psychiatry fellows.
- Seamless care
Our team works closely with your child's doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to create a care plan that meets his or her unique health goals and needs.