Childhood and adolescence are crucial phases in brain development. In these stages, children and adolescents undergo physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. This is also a time in their lives when indications of mental health challenges and neurodevelopmental disorders can first manifest. Early detection can help these individuals and their families get an accurate diagnosis and be given the best treatment for better mental wellness.

Clarity Clinic is home to a fantastic child and adolescent psychiatry team who are experienced in prescribing safe and effective medication as well as collaborating with our therapists to provide the absolute best care possible for our younger patients.

Our therapy services and clinical psychiatry go beyond crisis management and providing guidance. Ours is a journey of self-discovery, healing, medication where appropriate, learning new habits, and behavior modification to ensure that your child or adolescent gets to live a healthy, fulfilling, and balanced life.

Our treatment plans provide a multidisciplinary approach to assist children and adolescents from the time of their diagnosis to preparing them for the next big steps in their lives. Our professionals understand what the necessary needs are for supporting our communities’ youth and guiding them to develop useful life skills, healthy coping mechanisms, and positive habits.

Our Outlook for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Our team of professionals at Clarity Clinic are compassionate and particularly trained and skilled to meet children’s and adolescents’ mental health needs. Our specialists provide diagnosis, crisis intervention, treatment, and the necessary support for the mental well-being of children and adolescents using the latest medication and treatment plans in partnership with caregivers and pediatricians.

Mental health can be frustrating for an adult, imagine what it is like for a child or adolescent who also must deal with their peers, hormonal changes, and study pressures. That is why our goal is to offer a safe space for your child with compassionate staff to ensure that this journey for your child or adolescent is meaningful, comforting, and safe.

We draw on a diverse range of the latest practices and techniques centered on the child. This is done by first addressing the symptoms and easing them to the extent possible. Once the symptoms are stabilized, assessing inside and outside trigger factors comes next. We seek to identify the best treatment plan that caters to the needs of your child or adolescent.

Our Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Treatment Areas

Because every patient is unique, our providers create a customized treatment approach for each individual—ensuring your child or adolescent receives the right level of outpatient mental health care that they deserve!

We treat children and adolescents with an extensive variety of mental health treatment areas and neurodevelopmental conditions including:

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management Issues
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Loss/Bereavement
  • Medication Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Consultation
  • Self-esteem Difficulties
  • Social Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Stress/Worry
  • Suicidal Thoughts

Treatment Plans

There is always a reason why children’s and teens’ behavior and emotions change. Our skilled and compassionate staff will assess, evaluate, and figure out what these external or internal factors are and come up with a treatment plan to help your child.

After completing a thorough assessment including a family background history as well as talking to your child or adolescent one-on-one, our team will draft a personalized plan suitable for your child or adolescent’s needs. This treatment plan may include individual and/or family therapy, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), anger and stress management, and prescription medication.

A psychiatric treatment plan from Clarity Clinic can also include:

Play therapy

Through play, your child is allowed to express themselves in a familiar language. With the help of a play therapist, your child will be trained with skills and equipped with tools that will help them process, express, and understand their emotions and thoughts.

Therapy for Life-Changing Events

Our specialists will help your child and adolescent process and cope with any adjustments that they are struggling with in their lives. This can include moving to a new town or school, navigating puberty’s physical and mental changes, or understanding divorce and its impact

Behavioral Therapy

Often, changes in behavior and emotions in children and adolescents can be traced to external factors. Our highly skilled providers can thoroughly assess, evaluate, and identify any of these kinds of factors by talking to them, and/or their families, in a comfortable and judgment-free environment. Our goal is to come up with an all-inclusive plan best suited to your child’s needs, and our holistic approach ensures this no matter how your child is behaving.

In some situations, psychiatrists find that medications are useful in treating symptoms. When this becomes the case, we make sure to inform you and your child what the medication is, what it does, how it can help, and any side effects to be mindful of.

Appointments

Your child matters and so does their mental health. If you are in the Chicago area and are looking for child psychiatrists, adolescent psychiatrists, and pediatric psychiatry services, please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment.