Pediatrics

Behavioral Health

BehavioralHealth

Treating Pediatric Behavioral Health Conditions at St. Luke’s

If you are concerned about emotional wellness, let us help your child discover and build on the inner strength he already possesses. We offer many counseling options to help your child manage emotional concerns. We will work with you and your child to reach your family’s wellness goals. We also have licensed psychotherapists who can provide ongoing counseling to refill your child’s emotional toolkit.

And should your child require medication, we have a child/adolescent psychiatrist to help manage your child’s medical needs and medications. At St. Luke’s, we all work together as a comprehensive team to make your child well again.

St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Services can help your child (ages 5 to 18) with the following mental and behavioral health issues:

  • Anger management
  • Anxiety disorders, including phobias
  • Attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Childhood disorders
  • Chronic pain disorders
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional eating
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Healthy relationships
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Parenting skills
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress management
  • School/life balance

Not sure if your child’s behavior warrants professional attention? If any of these issues is disrupting your child’s life in any way, such as becoming so depressed he is no longer going to soccer practice, or hanging out with his friends, it is time to talk to a professional. If you need a doctor, please contact St. Luke’s InfoLink or call 1-866-STLUKES.


YESS! School-Based Therapy Program

YESS!

St. Luke’s University Health Network offers the YESS! school-based therapy program in the school districts throughout St. Luke’s coverage area. This program provides integrated mental health treatment for children, adolescents and teens in the designated schools.

The YESS! Program helps students overcome emotional, behavioral or social problems that interfere with success at school and at home. As members of the school-based team, we can serve students in a familiar setting, offering minimal interruption to their school day. Services may be extended to students’ families as well as faculty and staff of the participating school districts.

Services may include:

•  Overcoming behavioral, emotional or social problems that interfere with success at school and at home

•  Reducing disruptive behavior

•  Improving self-monitoring skills

•  Psychiatric assessment

•  Psychiatric medication management

•  Tele-psychiatry visits for student and family

Common issues may include:

•  Aggression            •  Poor social skills

•  Anxiety                  •  Stress

•  Depression            •  Trauma

•  Isolation                 •  Truancy

Our therapists will work with the students and will include collaboration with school staff and parents to help to reduce disruptive behavior and improve self-monitoring skills.

SERVICES

School-based therapy includes:

•  Individual and group therapy

•  Family counseling

YESS! School-Based Therapy Program

•  Risk assessments, as needed (suicidal or homicidal)

•  Specialized training and support services for parents and teachers

•  Collaboration with other community providers

•  Linkage to additional community resources

•  Psychiatric assessment as needed

•  Linkage to psychiatric medication management (MD or PA-C)

•  Linkage to a psychiatrist or advanced practitioner either face to face or via tele-psychiatry

•  Interpreter services available

OUR STAFF

St Luke’s school-based therapists are master’s level credentialed to provide services based on their degree in social work, counseling or psychology. These creative professionals partner with teachers, school administrators and parents to develop individualized treatment plans and behavioral interventions for students.

Our medical doctors and advanced practitioners are certified and credentialed to provide services within the scope of practice for psychiatrists and nurse practitioners or physician assistants. All are certified at the appropriate level in accordance with their governing psychiatric or advanced practitioner board.

REFERRALS

Students, teachers, counselors, principals, providers or parents may make referrals by contacting the school’s Guidance Office or by sending an email to BHReferral@sluhn.org.

If you are interested in learning more about St. Luke’s YESS! School-Based Therapy Program, please contact us at 484-526-3835.


Psychotherapy Groups

Behavioral Health Services offers psychotherapy groups to help teens cope with depression, stress, anxiety and anger management.

Contact our Intake Department at 484-526-2400:

  • To Register
  • For meeting dates and times
  • For more information about the groups and instructors

Please note that groups are subject to change. Not all groups meet every week. Insurance is accepted. Co-pays vary by plan.