Pediatric Counseling Services

Mental Health is Part of Healthcare

Did you know that pediatricians receive an additional two years of medical training after becoming a physician? Kids’ bodies, minds and growth mean they don’t simply have smaller versions of adult bodies.

Because kids are also on a lightning-fast developmental trajectory, they need a physician who understands what to look for, when to intervene, and when to wait. It’s all part of helping kids grow up healthy, happy, and strong.

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Mental Health is the fastest-growing need in children’s health

We’re here to help, with individual counseling, group counseling, behavioral therapy, and more.

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Anxiety is one of the most common mental health struggles kids and teens face. Happily, there are a lot of strategies for working through and overcoming various kinds of anxiety.

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For parents, depression is one of the most difficult things to watch a child battle. Working closely with your child’s pediatrician, we can identify the right blend of resources, interventions, and even medications.

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Attention disorders can make everyday life more challenging for both kids and parents. Counseling can arm kids with new tools and strategies that help—with or without prescribed medication.

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Classes & Group Therapy

Individualized therapy and counseling is just one of an array of tools for helping kids and teens. Group classes are valuable for helping kids, tweens, and teens learn from one another’s experiences and feel less alone in their challenges.

See Our Team of Pediatric Counselors

With Medical, Counseling, and Oral Health Specialists, we are your child’s comprehensive medical home.

Kim Abbott, PMHNP


Kelsie Balmforth, PMHNP


Candace Basile, LCSW


Mandi Biesinger, LCSW


Kayla Denter, LCMHC


Tiffany Grimes, CSW


Janis Hovi, CSW


Lori Jo Leonard, LCSW


Parent Feedback

We absolutely LOVE families first!!! We have been going for 7 years and all the Dr's. Are amazing! They make you feel heard and cared about every time we go in! My kids love going to the Drs!!

—Aubree Wamsley.

More Than Counseling

Not only do we offer in-house counseling resources, we can help manage and monitor your child’s medications more closely than when counseling and medical care happen in isolation.

Our counselors work with in-house Pediatricians and Mental Health Nurse Practitioners to offer integrated care that produces healthier, happier kids and parents.

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