Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown

If your child is struggling with their mental and emotional well-being, it can feel overwhelming. Childhood and adolescence can be challenging times, and it can be difficult for parents and caregivers to know how to help. Working with trained professionals can dramatically improve your child's mental health.

Teens talking and smiling during group therapy session

At ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown, our child and adolescent specialists can help address many mental health concerns for children ages five and up. As part of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD), our experts can help your child develop the tools they need to thrive. 

Conditions We Treat

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Depression
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • School refusal
  • Selective mutism
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Specific phobia
  • Tic disorders
  • Trichotillomania (hair pulling)

Treatments We Offer

  • Acceptance and ritual prevention (ACT)
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure and ritual prevention (EX/RP)
  • Habit reversal
  • Medication management
  • Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT)
  • Parent management training
  • Trauma-focused CBT

Diagnostic Services We Offer

  • Diagnostic evaluation
  • Psychiatry consultation

Adolescent Day Program

We offer an Adolescent Day Program for teens aged 13-17 whose lives are severely impaired by anxiety or OCD. The programs consists of group therapy with the option to add individual therapy, medication management, and academic support. Our evidence-based approach can help your child manage their anxiety and get their life back on track.

Care at Columbia

We understand how important it is to have the right support. Our specialists are part of one of the leading psychiatry programs in the nation. We will partner with you and your child to address their personal mental health needs. You will have access to helpful resources like support groups for patients, families, and caregivers. You can partner with us to help your child develop the skills they need.