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Psychiatry services are offered as part of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Health, along with psychology services and developmental pediatrics. We offer evaluation, diagnosis and care for children and adolescents with behavioral, emotional and developmental disorders.  We also offer consultation to community physicians, nurse practitioners and other health professionals about the diagnosis and care of children in their practices.

Your care team

Your child will work with our team of board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners. We are integrated with the other mental health professionals in our division to provide comprehensive care.  We see patients in many of the outpatient clinics of Children’s Mercy and work with children who are staying at the hospital.

You may interact with the psychiatry team if your child is being seen at one of the following clinics:

Our team also works with children who are visiting many of our locations throughout Missouri and Kansas and who receive care through telemedicine visits.


Services we offer to help your child include:

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Ongoing care for patients on psychiatric medication
  • Outpatient consultation for diagnosis and recommendations on treatment
  • Inpatient consultation and ongoing care for psychiatric disorders
  • Psychotherapy


  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Bipolar disorder/manic depression
  • Disruptive behavior disorders
  • Depressive disorders and dysthymia
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia