Children’s Hospital New Orleans Pediatric Psychology

Behavioral health services

The Psychology Department provides comprehensive evaluation and management of cognitive, emotional and behavioral problems of childhood, and the emotional and behavioral problems associated with acute and chronic medical conditions. Specialized clinics are available in the assessment and management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, developmental disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and pediatric neuropsychology.

Management expertise includes, but is not limited to:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Medical psychology/psychopharmacology
  • Autistic spectrum disorder
  • Adjustment to chronic disease
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Behavioral adjustment and emotional problems of childhood

Helping patients & families deal with stress & depression

Children and adolescents with medical problems are more likely to develop depression at an earlier age than most people. This can be difficult for the child and the family, especially if neither parent has ever experienced depression and cannot understand what their child is going through. Pediatric psychologists can help both children and families find new ways to interact with and understand each other.

Working with a child psychiatrist is important for children and adolescents showing symptoms of emotional and behavioral disorders. Our team understands the various ways children respond to stress and how it can affect their growth and development. Your child will need someone they can feel comfortable talking with and who can help them open up.

Call us for an appointment

If your child recently underwent a serious medical procedure, lost a close friend or loved one, or has displayed symptoms of autism or other behavioral disorders, you should have them speak with a pediatric psychologist. Not all children will need help dealing with loss and stress, but for those that do these services can be a major source of comfort and relief.

Call 504.896.9484 to make an appointment at the Psychology Department.